Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

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Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

All day

May 27

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

Buy your ticket from the Lion’s Club for your chance to race your duck down the Coldwater River to win great prizes.  Lots of activities for the family, and view the ducks being dumped into the river right from the Mill grounds.

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Coldwater Classic Car Show

All day

Sept. 17
13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show
Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show!
Show off your ride or look around at the 500 cars on site, there are games for the kids and BBQ from the Midland Boy Scouts and all your favourite locations in Coldwater to checkout during the day!
Children under 12 get in FREE
Win thousands of dollars in prizes like car products, hardware items, tools, appliances, etc., and try for your chance to win the grand prize of a brand new classic engine rebuild, valued at $2,250!
This great family event is coordinated by a group of local car enthusiasts looking to support to Coldwater Minor Sports teams.

Beaverton Winter Carnival

All day

Feb. 3
Beaverton Winter Carnival
This event, run by the Beaverton Lions, starts with a pancake breakfast, community bake sale and silent auction. Fun family activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, wheelbarrow races, ice slides, zorb balls, face painting, mini golf, tug of war, a donut-on-a-string eating contest and sled races. Chili, stew, hot dogs and hot drinks—and warming stations—will take the chill off. Prizes for all kids. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Several locations, Beaverton,

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka - “Move to Give”

All day

1 day, 8 locations and a whole lot of fun

Choose how you MOVE and fundraise to GIVE back to your community. Funds raised help ensure the people in our community can access YMCA programs and services, empowering them to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.

The fourth annual YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka fundraiser called “Move to Give” will take place simultaneously in eight communities within our region. To kick start this massive fundraising event, 78 YMCA Child Care and school age programs across Simcoe/Muskoka hosted a mini fundraiser called “Moving and Grooving.” Children and their families collected “change to make change" in their communities across the region and raised over $24,000 towards the event goal of $100,000.

Move to Give participants will keep the momentum going on April 7 by challenging themselves physically while at the same time, giving back to their community.

For a full list of activities happening at each YMCA location across Simcoe/Muskoka go to:

We hope to see you at the YMCA on April 7!

ClearWater Farm Water Walk

All day

June 23 – ClearWater Farm Water Walk
Free, fun, family-friendly learning event for the whole community. 8am to 2pm
Start: Willow Beach Park with a 1 km walk along Lake Drive to ClearWater Farm.
8 am: Check in at Willow Beach Park,
8:45 am: An Elder from the Chippewas of Georgina Island leads a water prayer and blessing;
9:30 am: The ClearWater Farm Water Walk begins.

Led by Chippewas water keepers, kids and their families will walk along the shores of Lake Simcoe to ClearWater Farm where they will visit four interactive, hands-on learning stations themed around Water, Earth, Food and Community. They’ll enjoy a free lunch and then retrace their steps back to Willow Beach Park. And there is more…

From tragedy can come hope. Businesses are sponsoring this event to help rebuild the ClearWater Farm Barn that burned down accidentally in 2016 as an amazing interactive education space for children. As Georgina’s newest community asset, ClearWater Farm is a place for experiential learning connecting nature, food, community and eco-friendly technology.

481 Lake Dr E, Willow Beach, Georgina

Scarin' Temple

Thu. 1 Nov, 2018 10:00 am - Fri. 15 Mar, 2019 4:00 pm

Scarin' Temple is an exhibit going on at the museum from October to March in our gatehouse. We are open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Scarin' Temple on December 27, 2018


Date & Time

Start Date:Thursday, 27 December 2018 End Date:Thursday, 27 December 2018 Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Scarin' Temple takes a look at death in the Victorian Era. Check us out during our new winter hours from Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4 p.m.

All Ages | $5 admission is required for access to exhibit and site

Contact info

The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

18974 Leslie St., East Gwillimbury ON, L0G 1V0


Legacy Landscapes: Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation

Sat. 10 Nov, 2018 10:00 am - Sun. 24 Mar, 2019 4:00 pm

November 10 - March 24

Legacy Landscapes: Celebrating 25 Years of Land Conservation

Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Sunday, March 24, 2019 - during gallery hours.

Franklin Carmichael Gallery, Orillia Museum of Art and History

An exhibition by regional landscape artists celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Couchiching Conservancy Land Trust.

Since 1993, the Couchiching Conservancy land trust has been involved with the purchase and/or management of ecologically- significant properties.

Professional artists have been invited to create original artworks to celebrate these remarkable landscapes. These insights and impressions form a dynamic exhibition of landscape interpretations.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is open Mondays to Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 1-4pm. Admission is a suggested $5 or by museum membership. Donations are appreciated to help us continue our mandate of inspiring creativity and celebrating history. 

The Couchiching Conservancy is a non-profit, non-government land trust dedicated to protects nature for future generations. or 705-326-1620

For more information, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101 or by email.

My World, My Eyes, My Voice - Annual High School Art Exhibition

Sun. 27 Jan, 2019 1:00 pm - Sun. 17 Mar, 2019 4:00 pm

Jan. 27 to March 17

My World, My Eyes, My Voice - Annual High School Art Exhibition



Sunday, January 27, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

My World, My Eyes, My Voice - Annual High School Art Exhibition

January 27 - March 17, 2019

Lounge Gallery

Annually, high-school teachers from multiple school boards are invited to submit work on behalf of their student artists.
Student artists are encouraged to create work that addresses issues meaningful to them. Some of the works explore:
• identity
• mixed messages from the media
• what the future holds
• environment issues

Orillia Museum of Art and History

30 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON L3V5A9

(705) 326-2159

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Tap Into Maple 2019

Fri. 1 Mar, 2019 10:00 am - Tue. 30 Apr, 2019 5:00 pm

Tap Into Maple 2019 – March 1 – April 30

Central Ontario’s Maple Syrup Festival, Trail, and Celebrations – Tap Into Maple 2019!

Join us on the sweetest route in Central Ontario. This self driving route is the best way to experience Canada’s greatest product; maple syrup. Experience and learn all about maple and the Canadian tradition of harvesting this sweet sap.

Located in Simcoe County and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario’s Lake Country is the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple. Some of our local maple syrup producers have been harvesting the sap for over 100 years. Throughout those years the producers and local businesses have been more and more creative with their products and the different uses of maple, be sure to join us this year for new events, activities and packages.

Art Exhibition by Retired Teachers of Ontario York Region Chapter 34

Mon. 4 Mar, 2019 4:00 pm - Mon. 25 Mar, 2019 8:00 pm

Please note Exhibition is open during Newmarket Old Town Hall hours only.

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Watershedsci - Art and Science

Sat. 9 Mar, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 27 Apr, 2019 4:00 pm

March 9 - April 27, 2019


Artists of the Simcoe Watershed Art Project and scientists of Lakehead University

13 artists, 2 scientists, 1 curator from Central Counties responding to the environmental concerns and the state of our water.

A collaboration between artists of the Simcoe Watershed Art Project and scientists of Lakehead University with guest curator Judith Gibson-Vick. An exhibition encouraging conversation about the quality of water and how human activities affect the balance

Galleries are free of admission. All welcome!

Closed Monday

Tuesday, Thursday - Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.


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March Break at Friday Harbour Resort

Sat. 9 Mar, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Mar, 2019 5:00 pm
  • Dates: 09 – 17 Mar, 2019
  • Location: Innisfil
  • Address: 391 Big Bay Point Rd
  • Contact: Kelsey Stanczyk
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  • Phone: 705.812.8880

Gather the kids and head down to Friday Harbour for plenty of games, crafts, and activities to keep them busy all week long! From cozy campfires to family trivia, crafts to scavenger hunts and all sorts of outdoor fun like skating, cross-country ski excursions and shinny, this week will be one for the books. Join us for some outdoor fun with a game of capture the flag or explore the trails of the Nature Preserve or hangout indoors with boardgames and card games and our build-a-buddy station. Then wind down from all the excitement with popcorn and a movie in your PJs. Guests can explore even more of the Resort on snowshoes, cross-country skis and fat bikes* which are available for rent at the Harbour Master Building.

PARKING Guests can park in the East Parking lot at the intersection of Sea Ray Avenue and Sunreef Avenue. Shuttles will be on site to drive Guests around the Resort.

SKATING RINK Our regular rink schedule will be in place during March Break. Please note that all skaters are required to wear helmets while on the ice. Helmets are available to rent at the Harbour Master Building. *All events and rentals will be first-come, first-served. All activities and rentals are weather permitting. When applicable, participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to partaking in an activity. Fat bikes are only available in adult sizes.

Fat bikes, Build-A-Buddy, and Guided Excursions can be booked in advance at,%202019#calendar.  Parents are responsible for the supervision of their child(ren) at all times while on the Resort and must accompany their child(ren) during the participation in any activity/event held at Friday Harbour Resort.

March Break Fun at the Elman W. Campbell Museum

Tue. 12 Mar, 2019 1:00 pm - Fri. 15 Mar, 2019 3:00 pm

The Elman W. Campbell Museum will present a variety of drop-in activities, suitable for ages 5-10.

March 12, Mini whimsical gardens, $10.00 per child, all materials supplied.  Registration required.

March 13, Pop-up animal puppets.  $5 per child, all materials supplied.  Registration required.

March 14, Cardboard Circle Weaving.  Free! 

March 15, St. Patrick’s Day crafts.  Free!   


For a complete list of activities visit us at


Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver 18 years of age or over.


The Museum is located at 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. To register, call 905-953-5314 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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