Local Events

DOORS OPEN ONTARIO

DOORS TO THE PASTWasaga Beach Provincial Park hosted a location of Doors Open Ontario on Sept 22nd. Visitors were invited to view the well preserved hull of The Battleship Nancy on display with various other historical exhibits and artifacts telling the...

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NINETY-NINES AIR RALLY

99’S ANNUAL GOLD CUP AIR RALLYExcerpt from media release by Akky Mansikka, Co-chair of the GCAR 2019, First Canadian Chapter of the 99s: “We thought your readers in the Collingwood area might be interested our flying event on Thursday Sept. 19th, 2019. At...

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FRIENDS FOR LIFE WALKATHON

FUN HAD BY ALL AT ANNUAL WALKATHONFrom the Georgian Triangle Humane Society: “On September 22, 2019, the Georgian Triangle Humane Society held its 7th Annual Friends for Life Walkathon. The event took place at the beautiful Blue Mountain Village; despite...

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CHUCK’S GRAND OPENING

RECOGNIZING SUCCESSFUL LOCAL BUSINESSESThe Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce held their award ceremony on September 13th at Marlwood Golf and Country Club. It was a wonderful evening - recognizing many businesses who work so hard to be successful! The...

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WASAGA BEACH BLUES

KEEPIN’ THE BLUES ALIVEThe ninth annual Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival held at Stonebridge Town Centre from September 13-15 was a resounding success. In addition to the awesome blues bands and vocalists, Sunday morning featured the Junior Jam, a...

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COLLINGWOOD AFTER 5

AFTER 5 AT WILLIAM WATTS BALLROOMLiving Stone Golf Resort was the perfect host for the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce first After 5 of the Fall season. Members and guests enjoyed fantastic stone baked pizza, a fabulous poutine buffet, and complimentary...

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TERRY FOX RUN

MARATHON OF HOPE IS STILL GOING STRONGIt is often said that time flies, and I would agree, but it is still hard to believe that Terry Fox would have been 61 this year. A true Canadian hero, Terry, even with his untimely passing at the age of 22,...

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COLLINGWOOD ART CRAWL

THE COLLINGWOOD ART CRAWL CELEBRATES SEVEN YEARSThe Collingwood Art Crawl, a free, self-guided art walk, was back for a seventh year, featuring more than 40 artists and 40 musicians at 40 venues. Hundreds crowded downtown Collingwood on Saturday evening,...

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HOSPICE GARDEN DEDICATION

SANCTUARY GARDEN DEDICATIONExcerpt from HGT Press Release: “A beautiful gift has been given to our community on the grounds of Hospice Georgian Triangle’s Campbell House. The Robert C. and Ricki Thompson Sanctuary Garden was officially opened on Sept. 12th...

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SHIPYARD SOCIAL

CELEBRATING OUR SHIPBUILDING HERITAGEThe Collingwood Museum hosted the 3rd Annual Shipyard Social on September 7th. It was a beautiful day, a great turnout and a perfect opportunity for former Collship employees and guests to reminisce, socialize and...

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164TH ANNUAL GNE

164 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONGThe Great Northern Exhibition, the grand “old girl” of Fall Fairs in our region, is alive and well and still going strong after 164 years. Thankfully this year the weather cooperated, and attendance was strong with hundreds...

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GRANDPARENT’S DAY

A DAY FOR ALL THE GENERATIONSOn September 7th, residents and their families at Blue Mountain Manor in Stayner were treated to a day of celebration for Grandparent’s Day. There was live music, dancing, refreshments and a parking lot full of classic cars....

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Parachuting Championships

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF COMPETITIVE SKYDIVINGSkydive Wasaga Beach hosted the Canadian National Parachuting Championships the first week of September. Some of Canada’s best skydivers competed for the honour of representing Canada on the world’s stage in...

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FRIDAY NIGHT PICNIC

A Gigantic PicnicThe first Friday night Mill Street Picnic in Creemore was a resounding success on July 5th. People from Collingwood, Toronto and Wasaga Beach joined local residents in sharing one of the 35 picnic tables parked in the middle of the...

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KELLIE LEITCH TRIBUTE

MP RetiresAfter a landslide victory in May 2011, Dr. Kellie Leitch has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey for the past eight years. She has served as Minister for The Status of Women and Minister of Labour. Her supporters held a...

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KITTYPALOOZA

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kittypalooza!The Georgian Triangle Humane Society’s Kittypalooza 2019 was a huge success. After this two-day adoption event, new homes were found for 45 of their homeless shelter kitties, including adopting out all of their available...

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MEAFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

From Our Family to YoursEvery Friday from 3-7pm the Meaford Farmers’ Market offers local fruits and vegetables, handcrafted products, beautiful arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, homemade meals and fresh fish from our own Georgian Bay! Photos/Story:...

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COLLINGWOOD CANADA DAY

Collingwood Celebrates Canada Locals and visitors celebrated the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada on June 29 – July 1. This glowing family festival is a traditional tribute to this glorious country. Guests enjoyed a...

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CANADA DAY AT BLUE

A Sea of Red and White at BlueBlue Mountain was a sea of patriotic red and white as the village hosted a Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cupcakes, live music, fun family activities, Indigenous life celebrations, a concert by the always popular...

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EYES AND EARS GRAND OPENING

A Great Eyedea!A new business in Wasaga Beach can help you see and hear more clearly. Mark Davies hosted the opening of Eyes and Ears Inc. at 207 Main Street on July 27th. An eyeglass representative from The Frame Barn demonstrated their new Canadian made,...

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MILLER’S DAIRY DAY

The Jersey GirlsJohn and Marie Miller hosted their 8th annual Miller’s Dairy Day at Jalon Farms in Creemore on July 13th. Visitors met the Jersey Girls who produce the tasty milk. There were antique cars and tractors, a country band, food vendors, face...

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PEAK TO SHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music at its Peak was ‘Shore’ to PleaseFive days, 12 venues, 35+ concerts - Peak to Shore Music Festival was back for another tremendous year, featuring dozens of Canada’s finest musicians on stages throughout Thornbury, Collingwood, and the Blue Mountain...

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RYAN SOBKOVICH ART OPENING

Ryan Sobkovich Presents Dramatic Canadian LandscapesRyan Sobkovich hosted his most recent exhibition at Butter Gallery from June 29th through July 14th. The show, “Dramatic Canadian Landscapes”, once again highlighted some of the incredible work by this...

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STAYNER ARTS FEST

ARTSFESTEvery summer Stayner celebrates the local artists in their community and surrounding area at the Stayner Arts Fest. This year, on July 6th, the weather was perfect! The park on Main Street was an ideal location for people to enjoy arts and crafts,...

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AFTER 6 AT THE GREY

After Six at the GreyThe Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce’s After 6 on June 26th was co-hosted by The Grey and Chris Scerri. Chamber members and visitors enjoyed the beautiful patio, delicious food and live music. The Grey is a new waterfront restaurant...

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LIBRARY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golfing for BooksMarlwood Golf and Country Club hosted the second annual fundraising golf tournament for a new library in Wasaga Beach on June 21st. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the golfers enjoyed lunch provided by Lester’s and Boston Pizza, along...

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WASAGA BEACH BBQ

Summer Solstice BBQA fundraising BBQ for the Active Living Centre in Wasaga Beach was held on June 26th. Through the sale of hot dogs and hamburgers, this wonderful event raised funds for youth and seniors programs. Volunteers were recognized for their...

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