Local Events

WITCHES WALK

Witches walked the streets Stayner’s downtown was awash with witches, as the fourth annual Witches Walk took place on November 3rd. This new tradition draws hundreds of people, either in costume or those who just want to see the spectacle. Passports for...

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REMEMBRANCE DAY WASAGA BEACH

Lest We Forget The Remembrance Day service in Wasaga Beach always occurs the Sunday before November 11th, because the service is run by the Stayner Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, which focuses its resources on the Stayner Remembrance Day service on...

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WASAGA BEACH FOOD BANK

New home for the Wasaga Food Bank Each month the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank provides assistance to more than 120 local families. Having recently  moved to 818 Mosley Street, Unit 2, the new location now occupies about five thousand square feet...

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VETEREN’S LUNCH

Celebrating our vets Members of The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach hosted nearly 100 Canadian Armed Forces Veterans at their fourth annual Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon. It was a heart warming event which honoured the men and women who have served overseas...

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REMEMBRANCE DAY STAYNER

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Stayner The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 457 conducted a Remembrance Day service in Stayner on November 11th. The procession started at Station Park and arrived at the cenotaph in front of the Clearview Administration Centre...

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SPIRIT OF COLLINGWOOD

That’s the spirit, Collingwood The 4th annual Spirit of Collingwood tour was a tremendous success, raising $29,600 to support transitional housing programs with Home Horizon and the Barbara Weider House for Young People. Four busloads of spirited guests,...

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SIMCOE ST. BOOKS

A real page turner Rina Barone and Chris Dunk love books and art. The grand opening of Simcoe Street Books, at 65 Simcoe Street in Collingwood, occured on November 17th. Mayor Sandra Cooper and Ken Templeman assisted with the ribbon cutting. Authors in...

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REMEMBRANCE DAY COLLINGWOOD

Lest We Forget Remembrance Day is a time to reflect, remember and respect– Collingwood, as she always does, did just that as hundreds made time to attend the service at the cenotaph. People reflected upon the horrors of war, remembered fallen loved ones,...

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MAD & NOISY RE-OPENING

An artful re-opening The Mad and Noisy Gallery has been a vital Creemore art destination since 2005. In October, Suzanne Steeves and Andrea Rinaldo purchased the Gallery from its former owners Lyn and Rick Burek. The new owners hosted a Grand Re-opening on...

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HOME HARDWARE LADIES NIGHT

Anna Olson drew in the crowds This very popular semi-annual event continues to grow as once again hundreds of women flocked to Collingwood Home Hardware Building Centre for the Fall Ladies Night. Special guest speaker and renowned chef Anna Olson shared...

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GASLIGHT TOUR

Celebrating 150 years of greatness The 8th annual Gaslight Tour, with this year’s theme “150 Years of Greatness: Memorable Tales of Yesteryear,” was once again a sold-out success. The four historically-based plays, The Lyric, Tales of the Cannery, Party...

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FEATHERED FAWN GRAND OPENING

The white room On November 2nd, Marcy Stewart of Flowers by MS Designs partnered with Bronwyn Baxter to open a wonderful new store, The Feathered Fawn, at 142 Mill Street in Creemore. As you enter the shop you will be astounded that almost every item in...

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COLLINGWOOD DOWNTOWN BLACK HARVEST

Tricks or treats As always, Black Harvest was a great afternoon for kids of all ages to celebrate Hallowe’en a few days early in downtown Collingwood. There were lots of fabulous costumes, trick-or-treating, and plenty of fun activities for kids of all...

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OPP UNITED WAY SPAGHETTI LUNCH

Slurping spaghetti for a great cause Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP hosted a Spaghetti Lunch fundraiser on November 16th for the United Way of Simcoe Muskoka at the Collingwood OPP Detachment. Members from many different community resources and...

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Doing business after hours Tyler Rollins and Brianne Worsley of Dominion Lending Centres Key Mortgage Partners, hosted the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce  After Hours on November 9th at their new office space located at 550 River Road West Unit #3....

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BLUE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS SHOW

Holiday shopping in style The third edition of the Blue Mountain Christmas Gift Show was held at the Blue Mountain Conference Centre on November 25-26. It was a fun and vibrant marketplace with all the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. It was a great...

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS APPRECIATION NIGHT

Big Brothers Big Sisters show their appreciation The wonderful team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle held an open house on the evening of November 9th to show their appreciation and thank all the wonderful volunteers and donors. Thank...

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BALMORAL PLACE RESIDENT MEET AND GREET

New friends, new homes, priceless! It was another fabulous day at Balmoral Place Retirement Community on November 5th , as the team welcomed future residents to a “meet and greet” event in advance of their move-in dates early in December. Balmoral Place...

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AFTER 5 E3 COMMUNITY SERVICES

Educate, Enable and Empower The Collingwood Chamber of Commerce held their After 5 event on November 16th at E3 Community Services. It was a great turn out of community business members who came to hear about E3’s Employment Services program and why hiring...

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Moving Business Forward

A fun friday night for networking As part of Small Business Week, the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted MOVING BUSINESS FORWARD: A Networking & Learning Event on October 20th at the Wasaga Beach Recplex. The workshop was facilitated by Sandra...

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Monaco Grand Opening

Monaco VIP Opening Representatives from the developer, as well as local politicians and dignitaries including Collingwood’s mayor, attended the VIP opening of the Monaco sales office in Collingwood on October 4th. MONACO’s condominiums will embody the very...

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Dinner & Movie

Dinner and a movie Every Wednesday from September 20th to October 25th, the Town of Wasaga Beach hosted Dinner and a Movie at the RecPlex, bringing together great local food and new box office movies for the entire family to enjoy. The Nancy Island Lions...

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THE GROWLING BEAVER

Scenic roads, and perfect weather for cyclists “This year, The Growling Beaver raised over $340,000 to support people living with Parkinson’s to “Live Well Today”. Riders chose either the 40k, 100k or 200k routes to ride starting and finishing at Side...

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CRANBERRY GOLF RESORT 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Sticks and stones Cranberry Village and Living Water Resort and Spa hosted a golf and curling spiel with two rounds of golf and four draws of curling on September 29-October 1. The money raised goes towards a cause in Carapegua, Paraguay, as well as local...

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AMAZING RACE

An amazing race Tracey Kohut’s Amazing Race Collingwood saw a great number of challenging tasks completed by teams with proceeds going to Hospice Georgian...

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100 WOMEN WHO CARE

Women committed to community service A new group ‘100 Women South Georgian Triangle’ held their inaugural meeting on September 27th at the Royal Canadian Legion. The goal is to bring together 100 (or more) women in South Georgian Triangle who care about...

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WASAGA WAY BACK

A bit of beach history The Wasaga Beach Historical Advisory Committee held the Wasaga Way Back When event at Marlwood Golf and Country Club on September 30th. The event focused on Wasaga Beach’s past, and included many artifacts, photo displays,...

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UNITED CHURCH CHOIR

Singing to end world hunger The Wasaga Beach United Church hosted a Common Vision concert to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, one of seventy concerts across Canada. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and...

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STAYNER FALL MARKET

A fall market in the “heart of Clearview” The Stayner Fall market took place on October 14th, at the Stayner Community Centre. There were over 40 exhibitors and local artisans displaying their goods and services, making a great way to start Christmas...

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