Elmvale Community Hall 1 pm – 4 pm Every Monday
Midland Bridge Club 12:45 pm – 4 pm
Tues.: Duplicate Bridge, Wed,. Learn to Play Bridge and Thurs.: Duplicate Bridge
Coffee Parties Centre Flos Women’s Institute on each last Thursday of the month at Heritage Park from 9:30 am to 11 am on June 30, July 28 and August 25
Centre Flos WI Coffee Parties
At Heritage Park this summer. They will be held on the last Thursday of the month – June 30, July 28, and August 25 – from 9:30 am to 11 am. All are welcome!
Every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m.
An open-mic music event Our location is the little white schoolhouse at the corner of Mount St. Louis Road and the 4th Line of Oro Medonte. Admission is a donation of $5.00.
June 25 & 26 8AM-5PM – Barrie Hill Farms – Strawberry Festival
2935 Barrie Hill Road
Last wagon leaves to our picking fields at 4:30PM.
Kerry, the magician, will be preforming around the farm from 10AM-2PM on both days. We will have the students from Bravura House Music Academy from 11AM-1:30PM on Saturday. Local artist, Eric Kidd, will be back and will be preforming from 10AM-2PM on Sunday.
Friday July 1st 8AM-5PM – Barrie Hill Farms – CANADA DAY Weekend
From 10AM-2PM we will have live music, by local musician Eric Kidd, and Kerry, from Kerry’s Party Magic, will be here preforming up close magic. Last wagon leaves to our picking fields at 4:30PM!
Sat. July 9 10 am – 3 pm
Life in the Garden Tour: , It’s back! We are excited to once again, host our Life in the Garden Tour. Garden Tour Passports are $30.00 (Available June 4) and include a tour of 6 amazing gardens, a delicious lunch at Midhurst United Church, Artisans and a Silent Auction. A fundraiser for Midhurst United Church. Please see our website for more information: midhurstunitedchurch.ca or call 705 722 6331
Sat. July 9
Wyevale Beef BBQ – There is eat in and takeout. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the store.
Good Vibes Coffeehouse is Open on July 7 We Are Open Again in Person!
Good Vibes is an open-mic music event every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Our location is the little white schoolhouse at the corner of Mount St. Louis Road and the 4th Line of Oro Medonte.
Admission is a donation of $5.00. You can sign up to sing, play an instrument, do your poetry or comedy routine, sing along, or just listen and enjoy. An endless cup of coffee costs $1.00 and homemade cookies and squares are 50 cents. Masks are not required. However, feel free to wear a mask if you wish. All goodies will be individually wrapped for your safety.
Best of all is the wonderful welcome you will receive. Although it is held in the little church hall, this is a secular event but you will laugh and feel the love of the wonderful folk of all ages who are regulars. “Good Vibes Coffeehouse: Where good friends and good music come together.”
Summer Theatre Returns to King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene
Audiences will be doubled over in laughter as Sorry, I’m Canadian 2 launches the much-anticipated 2022 Season at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene after a two-year hiatus at the popular summer venue. This Drayton Entertainment original production will amuse and delight theatregoers from June 23 to July 10.
Designed as a showcase for the homespun charm of the irrepressible Neil Aitchison as his lovable Mountie alter-ego, the production features a winning combination of side-splitting humour, razor-sharp political satire, and memorable musical selections that cele-brate all things Canadian. Sorry, I’m Canadian 2 is a brand-new show similar to other productions in the popular ‘Canadian’ series – crowd-pleasing favourites like Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry, Canadian Legends, the original Sorry … I’m Canadian production, and more.
“We are delighted to finally be opening the King’s Wharf Theatre again with a show that will have Georgian Bay audiences tapping their toes and laughing out loud.“ says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment, who also directs the production. “This show is incredibly funny with amazing music – audiences are in for a real treat.”
The Mountie in question, of course, refers to Aitchison who takes to the stage as RCMP Constable Archibald F. Inkster. Through Constable Inkster’s hilarious musings, no political party, pop star, or public figure is left unscathed.
“We basically spend two hours poking fun at everything uniquely Canadian, and audiences can’t get enough! But they ultimately leave the theatre completely uplifted, taking great pride in the tremendous accomplishments we have achieved as a nation,” explains Mustakas.
Part of that pride is derived from Canada’s rich musical heritage, which is displayed in full force. A talented five-piece band including Al Braatz, Earl Filsinger, Duff MacDonald, Alex Panneton, and Leo Stock will wow theatregoers with their versatility as they pre-sent lively and heartfelt renditions of memorable music from the Great Canadian Song-book. Multiple genres are covered, from pop and country to bluegrass and jazz including hits like “Alberta Bound,” “Fox On The Run,” “Black Fly,” “Song of the Mira,” “I’se the B’ye,” “Sonny’s Dream,” “Farewell to Nova Scotia,” and many, many more.
In addition to singing and playing fiddle, 17-year-old Stock, who is from Stratford, is also featured as a step dancer in the production. In 2021, he was the Open Stepdance Winner and The Gilles Roy Trophy recipient at the Ontario Open Fiddle and Step Dance Contest.
Sorry, I’m Canadian 2 is proudly sponsored by Brooklea Golf & Country Club. Media Sponsors are The Midland Mirror, Life 100.3, Bounce 104.1 FM and Midland Today. The Design Sponsor is To Do Ontario.
Sorry, I’m Canadian 2 is on stage from June 23 to July 10 at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene. In order to accommodate patrons of all comfort levels, performances are offered at various capacity limits and with differing vaccination requirements; some performances are full capacity with no vaccination requirement, some performances are limited capacity with no vaccination requirement, and some performances are limited capacity with vaccinations required. Patrons should choose the performance that best suits their comfort level.
Regular performance tickets are $53 for adults, $32 for youth under 20 years of age and $43 for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 705-549-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online instantly at www.kingswharftheatre.com.
City Celebrates July 1st as Kickoff to Summer
The City invites residents and visitors to celebrate July 1st (Canada Day) as a kickoff to summer with celebrations and free activities in Barrie.
There will be a variety of family friendly programs and attractions at Meridian Place starting at 2 p.m., including a display of Canadian wildlife, busker performances, airbrush tattoos, and games. Residents and visitors can also enjoy live entertainment on the Meridian Place stage featuring local performers, including Baytown Big Band and OMCI (Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc.).
The celebrations will finish off with a fireworks display over Kempenfelt Bay starting at 10 p.m. The show will be able to be seen from multiple vantage points along the waterfront. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 2.
Per the Regulatory Matters By-law, the City reminds residents that they are permitted to set off fireworks on the following (single calendar) days: Victoria Day, Canada Day, New Year’s Day, and for the duration of the recognized Lunar New Year and Diwali holidays. Fireworks are permitted until 11 p.m. on the day of the celebration, per the Noise By-Law. Visit barrie.ca/bylaws for more information about the display of fireworks in the city. If you choose to set off fireworks, please review the City’s fireworks safety reminders.
The kickoff to summer celebrations continue Saturday, July 2 with Open Air Dunlop, presented by the Downtown Barrie BIA. The City’s July 1st celebration is funded in part by the Government of Canada and sponsored in part by Tim Hortons. View the full lineup of programming and more details at barrie.ca/CanadaDay.
The Elmvale Fall Fair …. We’re Back !!!!!
The Board of Directors of the Flos Agricultural Society has officially announced that the 2022 Elmvale Fall Fair will take place from Oct 6th to 8th! Our Midway has confirmed that they will be on site, our indoor exhibits will be open for everyone to see plus livestock shows and the truck & tractor pull, entertainment and much more. This year will be our 160th Fair – so watch for some extra special events. The new Prize List will be available in about a month – watch for more up-to-date information. Thank-you to our wonderful Community who has continued to support us over the past two years.
We will follow all current health regulations, so “ Stay Safe” everyone!