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Kick Summer Off with Family Free Fishing in Ontario. Ontario Offers Licence-Free Fishing to Residents July 3 to 11

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

TORONTO – Ontario families can enjoy fishing province-wide without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card, from July 3 to 11, 2021.

“Fishing is a time-honoured tradition and terrific way for families to spend time together,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “I hope everyone in Ontario is able to head down to a lake or river and take part in Free Fishing Week, this year.”

Families that take part in these activities are reminded to respect the regulations under Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen.

If you and your family are fishing during licence-free fishing periods or at other times, it’s important to help keep recreational fisheries healthy for future generations by:

– Following conservation licence catch limits

– Obeying size limits and sanctuaries

– Following all other fishing regulations and rules.

 Quick Facts

Outside of licence-free fishing periods, anyone 18 and older, but under the age of 65 must have an Outdoors Card and a fishing licence.

All veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy free recreational fishing in the province, whenever and wherever fishing is allowed.

Ontario’s recreational fishing industry generates $1.75 billion annually.

Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance Seeking New Members

Are you or anyone you know in grades 9-12 and interested in taking climate action? If so, the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance, a youth-led advocacy team passionate about the environment, could be the perfect place to make your voice and ideas heard. Members can expect weekly meetings, and opportunities like collaborating with like-minded youth, working with other local organizations, and gaining volunteer hours.

Past achievements of SCEYA include running seminars, tree plantings, and partnering with

other local environmental advocacy groups like Living Green Barrie, Save Our Water Tiny, and the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition to initiate meaningful action in the community.

The application process isn’t exclusive, all who sign up are welcomed as members. For more

information, visit their Instagram page @sceyalliance, or linktr.ee/SCEYA.

Be The Solution to Plastic Pollution

Wasaga Beach, ON    

The environment plays an important role in healthy living and the existence of life on planet Earth. We are all dependent on the environment for food, fibre, air, water and other vital needs. There are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs globally and locally. 

One of the ways The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach, in concert with Georgian Bay Forever, is addressing this need, is by organizing a “safe” shoreline cleanup project on the shores of Wasaga Beach. 

Trash, plastics, and other littered items plague our waterways.  More than 22 million pounds (48.4 million kilograms) of trash and plastic pollution ends up in the Great Lakes each year.

Join our Wasaga Beach Shoreline Cleanup and help pick-up trash on July 5 and 19 and August 9 and 23 from 9 to 11 am at Beach Area 3. 

Please wear your masks. Gloves will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you.

Wyevale United Church Roast Beef Dinner Saturday, August 14th

Enjoy a delicious take-out meal, including 

Roast beef and gravy, Mashed potatoes and vegetables, Roll, and a Selection of our famous Homemade pies

Cost: $30 (plus an Eventbrite fee of $2.84)

Reserve your tickets online at


or E-transfer to: wyevaleunitedchurch@gmail.com

Can’t order online, or have questions contact 

Cathy 705-309-4945 

Dinners to be picked up Sat. Aug. 14 at the designated drive thru area at allotted time and reheated at your convenience. 


For the second year in a row, the Directors of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association have been forced to make the heart-wrenching decision to cancel the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM).  Having been postponed until October 2021, plans were well underway to hold the IPM at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds and neighbouring farms.

In spite of the current decline in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Ontario Government has yet to provide large provincial events with the details concerning capacity limits and additional restrictions.  While the IPM plans have been progressing, these uncertainties make it impossible to proceed with an in-person event.

“The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, competitors, volunteers and staff has always been our number one priority”, said Sheila Marshall, President of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association. “While we fully support the health restrictions required to conquer the Covid-19 pandemic, the unknown stipulations for large events has made it impossible to proceed with the traditional in-person IPM”.

However, the Directors and Staff are currently developing events and options that will bring the IPM experience to our many dedicated and faithful volunteers, participants and visitors later in the year.    Once government regulations for large gatherings are made available, the Ontario Plowmen’s Association will be making further announcements.  Stay tuned.

The Board of Directors has confirmed that the 103rd International Plowing Match will be held in the Municipality of North Grenville (United Counties of Leeds Grenville) at Kemptville, Ontario.  Scheduled for September 20th to 24th, 2022, the IPM will be centred around the former Kemptville Agricultural College Campus and the former Kemptville Agricultural College Farm.

Plans are progressing well for IPM 2023 which will be held in Dufferin County.  The IPM will return to Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) in 2024.



Library staff are excited to welcome back our customers to the Elmvale Branch and Midhurst Branch for limited services. MASKS MUST be worn at all times when inside the library with adherence to Covid-19 protocols as posted on our website and inside libraries.  

Note:  The Minesing branch will continue with Thursday curbside service only. Computers are available for ½ hour timeslot a day and require pre-booking.

Hours are as follows for Elmvale and Midhurst:

Monday:1:00 pm – 4:30 pm at Midhurst only (Elmvale closed Mondays)

Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, 

Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, 

Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Curbside is still available by contacting staff. 

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Hey summer readers, we are so excited for a summer filled with reading, prizes and FUN!   Don’t forget to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club through Readsquared on our website. 

1.  Keep track of your reading on Readsquared to win chocolate, frosters, frosties, light wands and more! 

Registration is now open.

2.  ALSO, Beginning July 6th, when kids check out 2 or more books, they also can request a weekly treat.  (One per child, per week).    

Let the reading begin!  Check our website for details

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Join the library this summer for a special guest reader for storytime!

Tune in and listen with your antenae as MPP Doug Downey reads ones of our favourite books about bugs baking in the kitchen!  “Be sure to watch for the link on Facebook, Youtube and our website to enjoy the fun!  Ask for your Storytime themed craft at your branch.  Limited quantities.   

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Kids, are you willing to take on this mission? We have put together fabulous fun Spy kits for kids to hone in on their detective skills. Each kit provides a series of challenges for 2 sleuths to complete.   Adults, some easy prep work with provided materials is required for the setup of this challenge. Spy Kits are available starting July 20th. 

Cost:  $10/bag, ages 4+ (each bag provides for 2 children)

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Feeling lazy in the Summer sun? Shake-it-out and join Miss Anjelique for a chance to get up and groove! Join us virtually July 20th, to come and learn a fun dance that’s sure to get you in the summertime spirit.  By participating in this dance class, you can also earn points towards your next prize for the Summer Reading Program. Dancing is shown to help improve moods, co-ordination and overall funk-ability! This dance is easy to follow with simple instructions, and a beat made for movin’ and groovin’.  So, get ready to move-it! Visit our website or ReadSquared for more details. 

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

This month Clearview Public Library features a discussion with Ted and Will Staunton about the graphic novel “The Good Fight.” Written by Ted Staunton and illustrated by Josh Rosen, this fast-paced story, set amidst Toronto’s turbulent summer of 1933 sheds light on prejudice and social injustice. This event is suitable for youth and adults. Patrons from all libraries welcome.  Spaces are limited.Springwater Public Library has joined literary forces with the following other libraries: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, Ramara, Penetanguishene and Clearview, to offer a 2021 virtual author talk series. 

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


MONDAY, JULY 26, 1:00-4:00 pm via Zoom

Join celebrated artist Marlene D. Bulas for an afternoon of step-by-step art instruction via Zoom. This fun and interactive online workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced artist. Marlene’s unique, contemporary and impressionistic paintings are known for their vibrant and colourful style.  

Please contact your local branch to register and to pick up your free 16” X 20” canvas.  

Use your own acrylic paints (red, yellow, cobalt blue, black, white, orange, green, purple, burnt sienna, turquoise) and brushes (assorted including a 1-inch brush) or borrow a paint and brush kit from the library.  Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support. 

Space is limited.  

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have some fun with our crazy scientist program!  We’ve got a monthly July and August experiment you can follow along with for a coloruful and explosive time you won’t soon forget!

Cost: FREE

For more information please see our website: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Want to learn how to connect with others online via Zoom? We are here to help! Contact your branch to book a virtual appointment with staff member Joanne and in no time, you will be Zoom proficient no 

matter what internet experience you may have.

Cost: FREE 

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


PD Programs are here!

Summer Reading Challenge July 12—August 13, 2021 Ages 3 and up. Join our summer reading program and enjoy the activities with our readopoly board game, read and play monopoly, read a book , get a deed and get points. Put your deed in our ballot box to enter the draws. The more you read, the more points you achieve. Learn new words for the Wonder Wall. Receive a button for five books in a specific genre.  Ebooks also qualify. Call  or stop in at the library to register.

Get your Tooth Fairy Bag for $2.00 and put it under your pillow for the tooth fairy! Includes tooth fairy bag, tooth fairy stencil and tooth fairy cut out.

Vegetable plants for sale. Large tomato and pumpkin plants $1.00 each. Small plants 50 cents each.

Wattpad writing prompt is back. Check out our Wattpad profile, penlibbk. Writing submission due by July 30th.

New @PPL 

Welcome back to the library! We are open to the public with a maximum capacity of 25  people. Please sanitize upon entering the library and stop at the circulation desk before going into the stacks or using the computers. Contact tracing in effect. Limit of 1/2 hour visit per entry. We look forward to seeing you again!

Join our new Mascot “Booksy” in the stacks! Booksy would like to show you special selections and spark your interest! 

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