YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Partners with Heart & Stroke Foundation's Jump Rope for Heart ProgramFree YMCA family pass offered to selected fundraisers in an effort to build healthy communities
The Jump Rope for Heart program gives children the chance to jump and play alongside 750, 000 other kids in more than 4, 000 schools across Canada. Supporting kids' health for almost 35 years, Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by jumping rope while they collect pledges fro heart disease and stroke research and education programs.
"In celebration of our 35 year anniversary, we wanted to offer a special give back to reward students for all their hard work. We are happy to partner with our local YMCA's so that each school winner and his/her entire family could benefit from programs and services that will keep them active!" Said Tara Filteau, Area coordinator from Heart and Stroke's Barrie Office.
Spring/Easter Food DriveMarch 29, 2017Launch: The Spring/Easter Food Drive kicks off this week, the shelves at the food bank are depleted after a challenging winter for many who use our services. With over 2,600 people making use of the food bank each month, usage continues to be consistent. Last year 5,920 children under the age of 18 were served at the Barrie Food Bank in 2016.
Our Goal: We need your help to replenish our shelves for what we expect will be busy spring and summer months ahead. Our goal is to raise 75,000 pounds of food by the end of April 2017. The call on our services continues to be demanding, your help will prepare us for the months ahead. Every contribution makes a difference. Please take a moment to make a donation to the Barrie Food Bank and help us continue to work towards “A community where no one is hungry”.
Most Needed Foods: Canned tomatoes, peanut butter, canned luncheon meats, tuna and salmon, large juices, soups, can pasta, macaroni, school snacks, pancake mix, can green beans, peas and mixed vegetables, can fruit such as peaches and pears, baby food and personal hygiene products such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste and tooth brushes are among the most needed items.
Drop Off Points: Any local grocery store; Zehrs, Loblaw, Sobey’s, No-Frills, Foodland, Metro, Freshco, Food Basic or at the Barrie Food Bank at 42 Anne Street South, unit 2 behind Pioneer Family Pools. Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Financial Donations: Financial donations are always welcomed; they can be mailed to P.O. Box 145, Barrie Ontario L4M 4S9, or delivered to 42 Anne Street south. On-line donations can be made at www.barriefoodbank.org Tax receipts provided.
Contact: Peter Sundborg
705 725-1818 ext 2002
Victorian Kids Club at the Simcoe County Museum
April 1, 8, 22, 29, 2017
Minesing/March 21, 2017 – Join us at the Simcoe County Museum for our Victorian Kids Club running every Saturday morning throughout April from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (excluding April 15).
Discover what life was like for people living in Victorian times through cooking, crafts and games. Learn tasty Victorian-style recipes, make your own toys, and play popular games from the time period.
Victorian Kids Club is suitable for children ages 6 to 12, and costs $48 for the four week program. Space is limited so advanced registration is required. Online registration is available at museum.simcoe.ca.
For more information, contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.
Victorian Kids Club
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7
April 1, 8, 22, 29, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No programming on Saturday, April 15 due to the Easter long weekend.
Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details.
Shaughna Crew, Events Programmer
Simcoe County Museum
Forrest Patenaude, Education Director
Simcoe County Museum
705-728-3721 ext. 1320
Alex Nuttall, MP (Barrie–Springwater–Oro-Medonte), Alliance Boulevard, Barrie, ON, Canada
To commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary, MP Alex Nuttall will be honouring a number of individuals and organizations in Barrie - Springwater - Oro-Medonte who have gone above and beyond to serve our community and country. We are asking constituents to nominate exceptional individuals, volunteers, groups, businesses and/or not-for-profit organizations that they feel deserving of this award.
The nomination period will run from April 3rd to April 28th, 2017, with successful nominees and applicants to receive a formal invitation to a special ceremony in our riding in June where they will be presented with the John Graves Simcoe Medal of Excellence.
Town of Innisfil, Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, ON, Canada
NO LITTERING SIGN – SCHOOL CONTEST
Contest open from April 5 to and including May 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Contest open to all Innisfil Schools
Groups have been designed to assist each school with the selection process:
Grades 9-12 (Nantyr Shores)
Schools must submit their choice of TOP 3 of all submissions to Pitch-In Committee by 4:00 p.m. on May 12, 2017
Evaluation Criteria: use of colour, clarity of message, imagination
Original art work to be submitted
Size must be 60cm x 60cm (signs will be scanned into correct file format and sent to sign company)
Pictures can be in full colour
Signs will be created by Cedar Signs. Winning sign for each school will be posted permanently in front of each school prior to September, 2017
Any questions can be directed to Kim Creamer, Pitch-In Coordinator at email@example.com or 705-436-3740, ext: 2410
The City of Barrie: City Hall, Collier Street, Barrie, ON, Canada
Spring into Clean 2017
Get involved and keep Barrie beautiful! This annual project occurs during Earth Week and is designed to clean up our community, while raising levels of environmental awareness and social responsibility, through active participation in one of our four "Spring Into Clean" events.
2017 Program Events
Student Participation Day: EARTH DAY, Friday, April 21
Waterfront Clean-Up Day: Saturday, April 22, 9:00am-1:00pm
Community Clean-Up Days: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
Corporate Clean-Up Days: Friday, April 21-23
Registration for Spring Into Clean is not yet open. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. For more information about Spring Into Clean registration for your family, school, community group or company please contact Nancy Marcello at Nancy.Marcello @barrie.ca.
Orillia Perch Festival
April 22- May 13, 2017
Welcome to the 37th Annual Orillia Perch Festival! Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
One of Canada's Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus...bonus Perch and Thousands of dollars in daily, weekly and grand prize draws!
Just fish to win!
Before April 22: by phone at 705-326-4424/1-888-326-4424, or in person at Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Trombly's Tackle Box, Blue Beacon Marina, Ellwood epps Sporting Goods or Packet &Times, Orillia.
After April 22: Tudhope Park Headquarters, Trombly's Tackle Box or Blue Beacon Marina.
Adults: $20.00/Children under 16 $5.00- HST included
Barrie Molson Centre, Bayview Drive, Barrie, ON, Canada
There is no better indicator of spring's arrival than a packed dog park. To ensure dogs get the most out of their park visits, it's important they are in fine form.
Purina is inviting all dog owners to visit the Barrie Molson Centre North parking lot to speak with Stacy Lynn Fernandes, Nutritional Communications Manager at Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, to learn how to properly monitor their dog’s health using Purina ONE’s newly launched ONE Score, an easy-to-use scoring system.
For additional visuals, Purina ONE’s spokespuppy, Instagram star Elvis Pawsley, will be a special guest – interacting with the other dogs in attendance.
Attendees will have a chance to chat with Stacy, snap a selfie with Elvis, get a free copy of the ONE Score and take home a sample of Purina ONE dog food.
Charlee’s Run will take place April 29th at Couchiching Beach Park in Orillia, in benefit of the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The 1km/5km Fun Run/Walk is being held in honour of all those who have experienced prenatal and infant loss.
“The run is named in memory of our late daughter Charlee Clare Holmes, who passed away only two hours after birth at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital,” said organizers, Mallory and David Holmes. “We hope the run will help break the silence on prenatal and infant loss, while raising some much needed funds for OSMH’s tiniest patients.”
OSMH’s newly renovated Paediatric/NICU officially opened its doors in February. The $2.7-million project was entirely funded by community support to the OSMH Foundation and saw the space more than double in size. The organization is currently working to close a $200,000 fundraising gap to purchase those last pieces of vital equipment needed for the unit.
“We can’t thank Mallory and Dave enough for organizing Charlee’s Run in benefit of this important project,” said Nicole McCahon, Executive Director, OSMH Foundation. “More than 200 babies from across the region are treated in the OSMH NICU every year, and events such as Charlee’s Run help ensure we can provide them with the best care possible.”
To register for the run or support the cause, visit the event website at www.charleesrun.com, or contact the Foundation office at 705-325-6464.
About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation
The OSMH Foundation is a proud partner of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and the people of Orillia and North Simcoe/Muskoka. The foundation provides funds to the hospital to buy medical equipment, sustain programs and assist the hospital in maintaining its position as a leader in providing quality community based healthcare.
Barrie Day of Giving
SATURDAY • APRIL 29 • 2017
Rotaract & Rotary combining to give a helping hand to folks in need in our community.
The Rotaract Club of Barrie and the Kempenfelt Rotary Club are combining forces to make a special Day of Giving. We are looking for people in our community that could use some assistance in tackling any chore, small job or help with an errand.
Here are some things our volunteers will do to help people in need on April 29th 2017.
The Carley Community Hall is hosting a pancake breafast on Saturday april 29, 2017 from 9 am to 11 am. Pancakes with McCutcheon's pure maple syrup, sausages, juice and tea or coffee.
$9 per person over 10 years of age
$5 for children ages 5-10
children under 4 years of age eat free
The Carley community hall is located on 396 Warminster Side Road between line 8 and 9 north of Horseshoe Valley road.
Find us on facebook.com/carleycommunityhall or check us out at www.carelycommunityhall.com
Saturday, April 29, 2017
A Volunteer Led Community Fundraising Event
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising day which supports needs within the community. All proceeds from this one day event are turned back to our schools, children’s music programs, library support, arena and community hall projects, girl guides and scouts, as well as helping many other projects where other financial sources are not available. Many volunteers and many, many hours of planning and behind the scenes effort have gone into preparing for this day. For over 5 decades, committees have sat and wondered what they could do to make the next Maple Syrup Festival better than the year before.
For many ex-Elmvalites and Georgian Bay Cottagers, the Festival Day develops into a HOME-COMING WEEKEND. What a great time to visit with friends and families as well as have a fun day at the Festival!
We thank all our volunteer helpers for their efforts in putting this day together for you. It is this selfless group who make the Festival possible; the planning committee who meet every month for 10 months; the men, women and children who tirelessly participate each year on Festival Day; the local businesses and organizations who donate so much, such as parking space, flowers, prizes etc.
Sincere thanks to our Sponsors and Partners whose financial support contributes to the success of our great Festival. We hope you enjoy yourself and come back to visit Elmvale and the beautiful country life we offer here.
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, Dunlop Street West, Barrie, ON, Canada
Comedy for a Cause in support of The Barrie Food Bank
Silent Auction, prizes, draws, and of course Comedy!!
Headliner: Angel Vizza
Featuring: Jeff Faulkner
Hosted by: Andrea Murray
With Greg Enwright, Adrian Sawyer, Kris Bawden, and Neil Griffin.
Tickets are $25 each and a donation to the Barrie Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. Food collection bins will be on site.
Tickets are available on the Mady Centre website or in person at the box office.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Run or Walk for Southlake!
The Run or Walk for Southlake presented by Nature’s Emporium is the largest community event supporting world-class care at Southlake Regional Health Centre! Your participation in this event is transforming lives across York Region and surrounding communities by ensuring our hospital has the right equipment, technology and services to be there for you and your family when you need us most.
Run or Walk as an individual or form a team of friends, family and colleagues and raise funds for Southlake and the hundreds of thousands of patients we care for each year! www.runforsouthlake.ca/
Your organization can help make a difference by participating as a Big bike team in one of Simcoe Muskoka’s 2017 Event Dates:
Barrie – Wednesday, May 3rd @ Downtown Barrie
Barrie – Thursday, May 4th @ Downtown Barrie
Alliston – Tuesday, May 9th @ East Side Mario’s
Orillia – Wednesday, May 10th @ Home Hardware
Orillia – Thursday, May 11th @ Couchiching Park
Barrie – Tuesday, May 30th @ Downtown Barrie
Midland – Tuesday, June 6th @ The Boathouse Eatery
Wasaga Beach – Wednesday, June 7th @ TBA
Collingwood – Thursday, June 8th @ Pie Pizza
Barrie – Thursday, June 15th @ TBA
Barrie – Tuesday, August 8th @ Park Place
A social, team-building event that takes less than one hour
Increase your organization’s visibility in your community
No registration fee. Each rider is asked to raise $50-$100 to fund heart disease and stroke research
A 20 minute/2km ride on Canada’s only 30 seat bicycle!
You select your team’s ride time
Organizations can register as a full team of 29 or half team of 15
Start a team
Contact: Cory Watkins, Area Coordinator
Phone: 705-737-1020 ext. 3348
Collingwood Eddie Bush Meml, Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada
MAY 5-7, 2017
EDDIE BUSH MEMORIAL ARENA
The L&O Music Series celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level. This is an opportunity for unknown artists to develop their own individual songwriting ability and performance style, in a competition format, performing their original songs live and in person. This competition is designed to give the audience a connection with the artist as he or she expresses their personal story through song.
New in 2017
The top 10 contestants will each contribute one track to a professionally-recorded digital playlist available for the public to purchase online. In addition, the artists will take home their digital master copy and an honourarium.
Contestants, alumni, and the community can pariticpate in two educational workshops presented by industry leaders. 2017 features a recording readiness session and a songwriters' circle.
This year, the L&O stage will be located at the “Townhall Theatre”. A giant acoustic curtain will subdivide the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena to create a unique, theatre-style setting for 400. The intimate, crescent-shaped seating arrangement will provide excellent sightlines and acoustics to enhance the audience's connection with the artist.
Attend the L&O
Musicians, music-lovers, and festival-goers alike are invited to attend the 2017 Live & Original Music Series. Take in three days of authentic live and original music from both undiscovered artists and those on the rise.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
L&O Venue Tour
Local artists, L&O alumni, and 2017 contestants perform in live music venues across the region.
Recording Readiness Workshop
Josh Maitland from Red Room Recordings discusses how to get the most out of your studio time, what to expect, and how to plan for the best possible outcome.
L&O Singer/Songwriter Competition Semi-Finals
Featuring the Top 10 contestants. Audience votes help determine who moves on to the Finals. Special musical performances by representatives from the L&O alumni.
Songwriters' Circle Workshop
Shared experiences with the creative process exploring different approaches and developing new outcomes. Facilitator to be announced.
L&O Singer/Songwriter Finals
Featuring the Top 6 contestants, judged solely by the judges. Top 3 announced at the end of the evening. First place $3000, second place $1500, third place $500. Special appearance by 2016 L&O Winner Mike Charette.
May 6-7Weekend PassAttend both rounds of the Singer/Songwriter Competition and both workshops for one low price.$20.00
L&O Encore Performances
L&O alumni will be featured at Collingwood festivals and events throughout the year. These appearances include the L&O Encore Concert which takes place at the Shipyards Amphitheatre during Collingwood Sidelaunch Days August 12-13, and throughout July and August at Collingwood Downtown's Local Live Lunch - a weekly concert series featuring live music and local culinary fare.
Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club, Side Road 25, Thornton, ON, Canada
Taste the world is a culinary adventure with 10 or more restaurants volunteering their time, their food and their expertise. Guests enjoy a global tasting experience promising fabulous food complimented with perfect beverage pairings. Live music and dancing is a definite highlight. Silent and live auctions, emcees, lots of wonderful features provide exceptional value for over 400 guests. Since 2009, Taste The World has raised over $400,000 – it has become the Kempenfelt Rotary’s main fund raiser. ALL proceeds directly support our community. That's what Rotary is all about: creating great events that raise funds to help our community!
Tickets are $120.00. A tax receipt for $60 will be provided upon request.
Where TANGLE CREEK
When FRIDAY MAY 5, 2017
For further information, please visit our web site at www.tastetheworldbarrie.com.
Town of Collingwood, Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada
Tickets for the 3rd Annual Collingwood Live & Original (L&O) Music Series are on sale now! Weekend passes are only $20 per person and provide access to both rounds of the Singer/Songwriter competition and new this year – two industry workshops.
Taking place May 5-7 in historic Downtown Collingwood, the Collingwood Live & Original Music Series celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level. This year’s series features a Friday night venue tour across the region, an educational workshop both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the annual Singer/Songwriter competition Saturday and Sunday nights
Tickets are available online at www.liveandoriginal.ca or through the Theatre Collingwood Box Office by calling 705-445-2200.
Want to compete? Video auditions for the Singer/Songwriter Competition are still open. Submit your video performance of one original song for your chance at winning $3000 and a weekend retreat at Living Water Resort & Spa, $1500, or $500 compliments of Collingwood Downtown. Auditions close March 17th. Full contest details and registration form are available at www.liveandoriginal.ca
Collingwood Live & Original Music Series is presented by the Town of Collingwood and sponsored by 95.1 The Peak, Big 101.1, Fresh 93.1, Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Collingwood Downtown, Side Launch Brewing Company, Red Room Recordings, and Loblaw Great Food.
For more information, contact:
Communications OfficerChrista Carter
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Director, Parks, Recreation & Culture
T. 705-444-2500 Ext. 3238