Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 14 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Silent Retreat

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

17th Annual Purple Turtle Art Festival

Sat. 13 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 14 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm

July 13 and 14 — 17th Annual Purple Turtle Art Festival. Come see amazing and original paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcraft, native art, and other mediums. More than 35 artisans from Toronto to Tory Hill, Ontario, as well as local artists, have been selected. Stroll around the lush meadow, enjoy a BBQ prepared by the Briars’ chefs and shop with our vendors, keeping in mind holidays, birthdays, weddings and any other special occasions. Jul 13, 2019 - 10am to Jul 14, 2019 - 4pm

Held at The Briars Resort and Spa

55 Hedge Rd, Jacksons Point

4162761983; purpleturtlearts.ca

"Open Garden Sundays" - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Sun. 14 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

July 14, August 11, September 8

"Open Garden Sundays" - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

Visit each month to see the seasonal changes.

Access to grounds only.

No registration needed. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     905-476-4013  lorettomaryholme.ca

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 14 Jul, 2019 7:30 pm

July to September — Sunset Tai Chi. Sunday summer evenings: 

July 8-9pm

Aug. 7:30-8:30pm

Sept. 7-8pm

Join Tony Lin as he leaders free outdoor Tai Chi sessions on our west grounds on Sunday evenings, weather permitting. No registration needed.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

905-476-4013; lorettomaryholme.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Mon. 15 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Silent Retreat

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Silent Retreat

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday mornings May-September, 10am - noon

Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

Volunteers play an important role in our many projects. If you'd like to help, come any Tuesday and spend some time between 10:00am - noon.

Students needing community service hours are welcome.

Call ahead, if possible - or just come.  905-476-4013    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    lorettomaryholme.ca

Simcoe County Museum After Hours

Tue. 16 Jul, 2019 7:00 pm

July 2 to Aug. 27 — Museum After Hours. Join us Tuesday evenings throughout the summer for our Museum After Hours program. Explore the County's past with games, activities and family-friendly fun. The program runs from 7 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday from July 2 to August 27, 2019.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 ON-26, Minesing.

705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca

Wed. 17 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Silent Retreat

Tue. 9 Jul, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 6:00 pm

Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Description: 
A free summer series offering a diverse range of entertainment in Downtown Barrie every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. The Barrie Thunder Classics showcase their classic and custom cars and trucks, and the Barrie Film Festival presents free outdoor screenings on select evenings. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair.

Admission: Free
Click here for schedule.

Lawn Chair Luminata

Wed. 17 Jul, 2019 6:00 pm

June 1 to Aug. 31 — Lawn Chair Luminata - (Wednesday Evenings)

Now in its twelfth year, this downtown BIA summer series continues to bring a diverse range of arts and entertainment to Barrie’s beautiful waterfront and downtown. This is an artistic collaboration of theatre, music, art, film and more. Presented at Meridian Place, Heritage Park or at downtown locations, this series is scheduled on select evenings throughout the summer months from July to August.

Returning this year – Barrie Thunder Classics Car Club on display every Wednesday in Heritage Park all summer long; also the Barrie Film Festival’s Outdoor Film Series is back with more free movies than ever – every Wednesday, July through August at the New Meridian Place! The Downtown Street Performers Program is back too and will be bringing live performances at various Lawn Chair Luminata evenings.

Come and experience Lawn Chair Luminata and of course bring your lawn chair!

lawnchairluminata.com

Thu. 18 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Orillia Scottish Festival

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 21 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

July 19 to 21— Orillia Scottish Festival. We look forward to seeing you at the 42nd Scottish Festival in the Sunshine City, Orillia. Whether you are new to the festival or have been coming for years, every year brings new sounds and experiences. Check out our brochure for general information on the festival. Detailed schedules will be available on festival weekend. This is a wonderful family event. We start and end the weekend with events at the Orillia Legion Branch 34. The majority of events take place at Couchiching Beach Park on Saturday as well as Mississaga St. for the parade (12 pm) and Legion. The beer tent, vendors, children’s area, entertainment and tug of war are a taste of what you will find at the Saturday festivities.

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

705-325-8442; scottishfestival.ca

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Every Friday night May-Sept

7:30-8:30 P.M.

Admission - Donation at the door.

June 21 Erwin Schack - Guitar

Eriwin is a local finger-style guitarist performing music from Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross and others.

June 28  Richard Elliot - Guitar

A solo acoustic finger-style guitarist. Flamenco,folk blues music. Has won awards for his instrumental album

July 5 Justin Kerswill Multi Instrumentalist

Justin plays jazz, East Indian, African,rock and Celtic with Guitar, Percussion Loops. Justin is an exceptional entertainer and keeps the show moving

July 12 David Donar -Guitar

David’s finger-style playing is inspired by Folk and Blues artists and old time country. Fantastic musician that entertains.

July 19 Cachet Trio

Janet Anderson, Kevin Jaques, Kevin Thompson, Easy listening music, covers a broad cross section Irish and Seniors Music and favourites of 60’s and 70’s

July 26 Shaman Ayerhart  Vocals/Country

Beating heart of Country Music playing a mix of up Tempo classic and new original songs.

The Thomas Foster Memorial

9449 Conc. 7 (Durham 1)

4km north of Uxbridge

905-640-3966; fostermemorial.com

Sat. 20 Jul, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here

Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Norval Morrisseau exhibition: Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:00 pm - Wed. 31 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to be partnering with the Maclaren Art Centre and the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council to celebrate a first for Innisfil in the exhibition of the world renowned artist Norval Morrisseau. This exhibition is a celebration of Canada's First Nations arts community, and is the first major display of art of this calibre in Innisfil.

The art will be on display June 25 to July 31. Library hours below. Closed Mondays. 

The opening reception is at 7pm on Tuesday, June 25 at the Lakeshore Branch for a special talk from the Maclaren Art Centre, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Innisfil Arts, Culture, Heritage Council.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This year's IACHC AGM is excited to include a special reception celebrating a new exhibit at the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library of Soul Floating in a Cosmic Sea by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, on loan from the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie.

Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (1931-2007) was born in Sand Pointe Reserve near Thunder Bay, Ontario. He survived residential school and lived with his maternal grandparents for most of his youth, learning both Catholic and Anishinaabe teachings and growing into an accomplished artist. Norval Morrisseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, was named a Member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Academy of Arts. His work can be found in important collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the MacLaren Art Centre and others. Today he remains one of Canada’s best-known artists.

Learn more here: https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/norval-morrisseau/biography

monday:
  • Closed
tuesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
wednesday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
thursday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
friday:
  • 9:30AM – 9:00PM
saturday:
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
sunday:
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil ON L9S1V3 

  • Phone: (705) 431-7410
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

Orillia Scottish Festival

Fri. 19 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 21 Jul, 2019 9:00 pm

July 19 to 21— Orillia Scottish Festival. We look forward to seeing you at the 42nd Scottish Festival in the Sunshine City, Orillia. Whether you are new to the festival or have been coming for years, every year brings new sounds and experiences. Check out our brochure for general information on the festival. Detailed schedules will be available on festival weekend. This is a wonderful family event. We start and end the weekend with events at the Orillia Legion Branch 34. The majority of events take place at Couchiching Beach Park on Saturday as well as Mississaga St. for the parade (12 pm) and Legion. The beer tent, vendors, children’s area, entertainment and tug of war are a taste of what you will find at the Saturday festivities.

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

705-325-8442; scottishfestival.ca

Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim

Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 7:30 am

July 20 — Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim. Annual competition just off Innisfil Beach Park, 676 Innisfil Beach Road.

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30am at the Canaqua Sports tent onsite

Race Start Time 9:00am

Facilities and Food:

  • • Washrooms will be available 
  • • Food will be provided

Race Details:

  • • Swim caps will be provided for each swimmer and MUST BE WORN for identification purposes during the race
  • • A number will be inked on upper back/shoulder of each participant
  • • Water temperature at this time of year ranges between 68 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • • There will not be a "rain date" and a delay (or cancellation) would only occur in the event of lightning

Event Schedule

  • • July 20 7:30 AM EDT - Onsite Registration and check-in
  • • July 20 8:30 AM EDT - Mandatory Race Briefing
  • • July 20 9:00 AM EDT - Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim start

416-617-3558; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barrie Thunder Classics "Classics in the Park"

Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

July 20 — Barrie Thunder Classics "Classics in the Park"

Barrie Thunder Classics will be holding their annual “Classics in the Park” event on July 20, 2019. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and will run until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public and $10.00 at the gate for each Classic vehicle admitted to the park to participate in the event. Classics are vehicles 25 years and older and a select number of unique and rare modern muscle cars will be admitted as well. Barrie Thunder Classics is one of the most active car clubs in the area and is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of classic and custom cars and trucks. Food vendors, music and other vendors will be present to make the event fun for the whole family. Barrie Thunder Classics is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers with proceeds from our events going to charity. For 2019, proceeds will be going to Hospice Simcoe.

Event Time: 9am - 4pm

Admission: Free

Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe St., Barrie

barriethunderclassics.ca/

705-794-1465

Big Sky Music Festival


Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 12:00 pm

July 20 — Big Sky Music Festival


Singalong to Alabama, Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, Mason Ramsey, Jason McCoy, and The Redhill Valleys at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, in Oro-Medonte on Saturday, July 20. We’re taking it back to the good ol’ days with a classic car show, camping, and craft market the whole family will enjoy.

Camping Friday to Sunday.

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte.

www.bigskymusicfestival.ca

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