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

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.

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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TIFT Presents 'The Gamblers'

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm - Sat. 6 Apr, 2019 10:30 pm
  • Dates: 28 Mar – 06 Apr, 2019
  • Location: Barrie, ON
  • Address: Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop St. W.
  • Contact: Cara
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An electrifying account of tricksters. A simple game between gamblers, before long becomes an intricate trail of deceits within deceits within deceits. And just when we think we have it all worked out, we realize the jokers are pulling the wool over our very eyes. Nobody is whom, or what they seem in our new, reinterpreted version of Nikolai Gogol’s genius satire of card sharps and confidence tricksters. One highly entertaining story of people who gamble, hustle and cheat. Directed by Esther Jun.


Innisfil Seedy Saturday

Sat. 30 Mar, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

March 30 – Innisfil Seedy Saturday, 3rd Annual. The Innisfil Seed Library, in partnership with the Innisfil Garden Club and the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, is proud to be hosting its 3rd Annual Innisfil Seedy Saturday on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10am to 3pm at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Road. Admission is free but donations are appreciated, including non-perishable food items for the Innisfil Food Bank. The Innisfil Seed Library also reopens for its fourth season.

Seedy Saturdays are a phenomenon held all over Ontario, across the country and around the world, and we are thrilled to continue hosting this popular event in our bustling community. These events bring together both new and seasoned gardeners, farmers, seed savers and community members passionate about mindful gardening, food security and our environment.

We’ve welcomed over 1,200 visitors during the past two years’ events, and we expect our third to be the best yet. Innisfil Seedy Saturday includes seed vendors, local community groups and businesses, a community seed swap, expert talks and demonstrations, children’s crafts and other memorable activities.

Not to be missed: Exhibitors offering seeds for purchase or free-of-charge including our popular Community Seed Swap. Buy a rain barrel, bird seed, wild-crafted tea and so much more. Learn from our experts about edible foraging close to home and growing food using hydroponics, and bring all your gardening questions to our local Master Gardeners. Delicious lunch available onsite for purchase from Innisfil’s Pasta Plus.

“The continued success of the Innisfil Seed Library and our community’s thirst for learning about growing seeds at home and taking care of our planet keeps growing,” says Bridget Indelicato, founder and organizer of the Innisfil Seed Library and Innisfil Seedy Saturday. “Our event promises to cater to everyone whether they’re here to learn, play or shop.”

Innisfil Seedy Saturday takes place at Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, Lakeshore Branch, 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3 (1.5 hours north of Toronto)

Saturday, March 30, 2019   10am to 3pm

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HSO presents 'A Night at the Opera'

Sat. 30 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

HSO presents 'A Night at the Opera'

  • Dates: 30 Mar, 2019
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street
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A Night at the Opera showcases exciting young singers from professional opera training schools. Mozart’s brilliant Overture to Don Giovanni sets the stage for an evening of magnificent voices, live orchestra and favourite opera solos brought to life by up-and-coming artists.

Earth Hour 2019

Sat. 30 Mar, 2019 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Switch off - Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for Earth Hour 2019

Each year, millions of people around the world will switch off for Earth Hour to shine a light on climate action. Be a part of the movement towards building a better tomorrow for our planet and future generations. ​Take one hour to power down by shining a light on climate action and change climate change. 

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make Earth Hour happen. Earth Hour is more than an event, it is a movement. From its humble beginnings in 2007, WWF's Earth Hour has grown to become the worlds largest grassroots-led environmental movement for the planet, engaging more than 179 countries and territories worldwide.

​This year marks the twelfth anniversary, a new milestone in its commitment to make the planet a better place for all, now and for future generations. Over the past years, WWF​ and Earth Hour teams worldwide have brought thousands of individuals together to help fund and support this environmental initiative to advance the goal for a sustainable, climate-friendly future.

Be sure to power down on March 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to shine a light on climate action and make a difference.​​

To learn more about Earth Hour, visit

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