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.

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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, beavertonlions.ca/events

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: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=232533&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.ca%2fhttps://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=232533&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.ca%2f

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

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Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

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D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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“When The Green Dark Forest Was Too Silent To Be Real”

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 3 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

September 7- November 3, 2019

“When The Green Dark Forest Was Too Silent To Be Real” by Tina Poplawski

This exhibition will feature large scale works inspired by the crocheted doilies created by her grandmother during the war, Eastern European folk heritage, botanical matter and animals native to Central Ontario and her environment. 

The special reception will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 2-4 p.m.. Poplawski will be doing an artist’s talk on the same day from 12:30-1:30pm. An Artist’s Talk is just that, an opportunity to hear an artist talk about their work. This talk will be $5 for museum members and $10 dollars for non-members. 

Tina Poplawski would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of The Government of Ontario.

Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON L3V5A9

Phone: 

705-326-2159; https://orilliamuseum.org/

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 20 Sep, 2019 7:00 am - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 5:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia is excited to announce another Barrie Fall Fishing Festival to be held Friday Sept 20 through to Sunday Sept 29. There will be 56 tagged perch in beautiful Kempenfelt Bay waiting to be caught in this live catch and release tournament. The prize value for tagged perch is $300 to $750.  There are daily prize draws, and a chance to win a 14 ft Legend ProSportTL boat with 20 hp Mercury motor and a Shorelander trailer.  And also a chance to win the $10,000 cash prize!

Net proceeds benefit environmental projects related to Lake Simcoe and other community projects supported by our Rotary club. This year the Barrie-Huronia Rotary Club is spearheading the Dock Project which will be a new fishing dock positioned on the Kempenfelt Bay shoreline in Heritage Park. 

Ten day passes start at $15 for children and run up to $90 for a family pass.

Find more details on our public website: huroniarotary.org or through Stuart Pound: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Foster (705) 794-0301

Daily from 7am-7pm. Barrie Waterfront (Sea Cadet Building). 705-720-0025; bfff.ca