Aug. 4, 2022 6 pm – 9 pm
Balm Beach Busk ‘til Dusk
The Renaissance Band
Aug. 20, 2022
Tiny Marsh invasive phragmites control work date.
Oct. 7 & 8, 2022
Elmvale Fall Fair
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.
Bay Shore Seniors’ Club Bingo
2000 Tiny Beaches Rd. S.
Children’s Bingo – 1 pm
Adult’s Bingo – 7:30 pm
Every Monday throughout the summer.
Elmvale Presbyterian Church Let’s Do Lunch
2nd Monday of the month between 11:45 and 12:15. Call 705-322-1411 between 9am – 3 pm
to order for your $5 takeout. Pickup is Thursday
at the East side of 22 Queen St. E. Delivery in town only.
Every Saturday in August from 8am – 12pm
Unity United Church 4967 Vasey Road, at the 4th Line North. Fresh baked goods, garden produce, preserve and Peameal on a bun
The Springwater Farmers’ Market – Elmvale
Every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
in the municipal parking lot at 33 Queen Street West. The Market features in-season produce, crafts, gifts and baked goods from local producers.
Elmvale Splash Pad
Daily from 10 am to 7 pm
Homer Barrett Park
Balm Beach Summer Events: Busk ‘Til Dusk
Thursdays 6pm – 9 pm
Balm Beach Water Front
Wasaga Beach Jazz in the Park
Tuesdays 7 pm
at the RecPlex, bring a lawn chair
Thunder Run is Being Held A Top of the Escarpment Overlooking Georgian Bay
Thunder Run is being held at Georgian Bay Park and proceeds go to Community Reach.
Life at Georgian Bay Park
Handpick your own vegetables from your own garden and savour the fresh, crisp taste of wholesome local produce, right at your doorstep!
Cycle or walk along the trails, rest and relax, try the locally-grown vegetables and enjoy simple, rural living. Georgian Bay Park is connected to the Nippising Ridge trail loop and the Nippising Lakebed trail loop. Explore by bike, on foot or by golf cart Georgian Bay Park—A brand new family campground & RV park
Reconnect with nature on 200 acres of private, sustainable land. Whether it’s your first time camping or you’re experienced with cottage country and the outdoors, Georgian Bay Park offers a wide variety of camping, trailer and RV options with all fully serviced 50 amp sites with adapters for sale or rent if needed. Weekenders, nightly and seasonal visitors welcome! Explore the park, cycle along the sideroads and swim in Georgian Bay. Just minutes from Wasaga and Woodland beach, the park is brand new and complete with a pool, clubhouse and lookout tower for an amazing view of Georgian Bay.
The Rural life right at your fingertips! Breathe the fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on your face and enjoy a simpler way of life for a while. Georgian bay park is a brand new family campground and RV park. It is centrally located in the heart of Georgian Bay country and perfect for a getaway to relax and enjoy nature. Stay a night, weekend or an entire season. Walk around the farm and cycle along the sideroads. There’s a lot to do in the area, including water activities, cycling and the Trans Canada Trail.
Community Reach North Simcoe
Our TLC program (Transportation Linking Communities) is a charitable program that offers door to door rides to people in north Simcoe who do not have access to transportation, or need accessible transportation, are seniors, or have limited resources. We take those vulnerable individuals to their medical appointments and treatments (in and out of town), grocery shopping, other community services, and to social events. Our service gives people a sense of independence, enable seniors to stay in their own homes where they feel comfortable and safe, and alleviates isolation. We also offer companion service to people that really need help in navigating medical centres or other services like grocery shopping.
Community Reach does not have federal or provincial funding and depend heavily on donations and fundraising. We did not stop our services all through Covid and since fundraising was very difficult we are resurrecting the motorcycle run called Georgian Bay Thunder to help keep our vans on the road. If you do not ride motorcycles you can still participate by coming to the Festival and donating to Community Reach by visiting their website www.communityreach.ca Tax receipts are given for $20 and over.
Help keep our community physically and emotionally healthy!
Georgian Bay Garden Tour Announces Upcoming Garden Tour Date in support of Hospice Huronia
The Georgian Bay Garden Tour is fast approaching with its new date of Saturday, August 13, 2022 and organizers are pleased to announce that proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Bereavement Support program at Hospice Huronia.
This year’s tour features 11 local gardens in a variety of styles, from rambling rural grounds to contemporary urban courtyards, woodland shade gardens and sun-drenched flower fields. Some of the tour gardens will also host local artisans during the event to further enhance the enjoyment of the day. It’s an event that can be done on your own schedule, alone or in groups.
This year, your $25 ticket purchase provides a wristband passport to the gardens on the tour while also supporting Hospice Huronia’s bereavement support program, a program that has seen huge demand in the last few years and continues to grow to meet those needs. Tickets are sold at several locations and online as well. For further information, please visit www.georgianbaygardentour.ca
“The Georgian Bay Garden Tour Team are so proud to be partnering to support the Hospice Huronia Bereavement Program in 2022. We value the work of Hospice Huronia and wanted to offer our contribution to their respected program” says Kay Hawkins, Chair of the Georgian Bay Garden Tour Team. “It’s available, free of charge, to community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one.”
Hospice Huronia has become better known in the community with the opening of their residential hospice, Tomkins House in 2020 and continues to offer community programs, like the bereavement support program. “We’re here for people who may be having a difficult time with their grief” says Sarah Clarke, Social Worker, who coordinates this program. “We offer one-on-one support, a structured group support program and a growing number of informal groups, like a men’s group and activities like yoga and art therapy to meet the bereavement needs of people coming to us for support.”
The Garden Tour has benefited a variety of worthwhile community organizations and projects over the years and organizers gratefully acknowledge the many years of support given by volunteers, gardeners, local businesses, advertisers and garden tour enthusiasts for making these ongoing contributions back to the community possible.
EDGE Mystery Garden Tour
EDGE would like to thank the people who opened up their gardens for us to tour, in and around Elmvale, on Thursday July 28th. Five beautiful and different style gardens. I’m sure a lot of ideas were “borrowed” to put into our own gardens.
A reminder that the next EDGE meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22 at the Legion in Elmvale. The speaker will be Charlotte Vostermans and the topic is Queen of the Vines. Hope to see you there. Happy Gardening.
Classic Comedy Speaks to All Generations at the King’s Wharf Theatre
True love that spans the ages is explored with wit, wisdom, and warmth on stage as the ageless comedy On Golden Pond celebrates the everyday moments in life at the King’s Wharf Theatre. This heartwarming classic is on stage for three weeks only from August 11 to August 28.
Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Their delightful summer routine is thrown for a loop when their daughter Chelsea visits for her father’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and his teenage son in tow. After an unexpected relationship blooms, fraught family dynamics come to the forefront as they are forced to navigate the generation gap through zippy, tart-tongued observations on fishing, literature, slang, marriage … and their own mortality.
Veteran director Marti Maraden will direct the heart-warming production. Maraden’s career includes 18 seasons at the Stratford Festival, eight years as the Artistic Director of English Theatre for the National Arts Centre, and numerous Drayton Entertainment productions, including the riveting courtroom dramas A Few Good Men and Twelve Angry Men, the 2019 sold-out drama The Miracle Worker, 2018’s popular comedy The Birds & The Bees, and the hit production of Death of a Salesman, starring George Wendt in 2017.
Maraden will be joined by Set Designer Allan Wilbee, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser, Costume Designer Jennie Wonnacott, Stage Manager Susan D. Currie and Assistant Stage Manager Maya Bowers.
Acclaimed actor Benedict Campbell plays Norman Thayer, a retired college professor and lovable crank. Campbell has appeared in Drayton Entertainment’s productions of A Few Good Men, and Twelve Angry Men, as well as 14 seasons at the Shaw Festival and 10 seasons at Stratford Festival. He is also a seasoned on-screen actor, appearing on TV in Republic of Doyle, Slings and Arrows, Burden of Truth and many more.
Janet-Laine Green makes her Drayton Entertainment debut as the spirited Ethel Thayer, Norman’s sociable wife of 48 years. In addition to her stage work with notable theatres such as the Grand Theatre and Tarragon Theatre, Green has appeared in a number of movies and television series including The Beachcombers (CBC), She’s The Mayor (Vison TV), and This Is Wonderland (Muse Entertainment), among others.
Stacy Smith and Cyrus Lane take on the roles of the Thayer’s daughter Chelsea and her new fiancé, Bill Ray. Smith has appeared in many roles for Drayton Entertainment including The Birds and The Bees, The Ladies Foursome, and Run For Your Wife. Lane appeared as in the Drayton Entertainment production of Twelve Angry Men as well as productions at Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, and the Stratford Festival, and on TV as Rupert Newson on Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury).
Evan Kearns makes his Drayton Entertainment debut as Billy Ray, the teenage son of Chelsea’s new fiancé. Kearns has appeared in Billy Elliot and The Breathing Hole at the Stratford Festival, and has appeared in the film 13: The Musical (Netflix/Tamra Davis).
Justin Bott is the Thayer’s friendly neighbor and mailman Charlie Martin, who has unrequited feelings for Chelsea. Bott has appeared in Drayton Entertainment productions including Kinky Boots, Rocky: The Musical, Annie, Sleeping Beauty: The Panto and Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto. Elsewhere, Justin was part of the Dora Award-winning ensemble in The Wizard of Oz at Young People’s Theatre and has appeared in numerous commercials for Casper, Sonnet, and Scotiabank, and more.
American writer, actor and director Ernest Thompson wrote On Golden Pond in 1979. The production opened on Broadway at the New Apollo Theatre the same year and ran for 126 performances, before moving to a smaller venue, where it ran for an additional 256 performances. It was adapted for the screen by Thompson in 1981, starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.
On Golden Pond is proudly sponsored by H.S. St. Amant & Sons. The Media Sponsors are Orillia Today and 97.7 Max FM. The 2022 Season Media Sponsor is CTV.
On Golden Pond is on stage from August 11 to August 28 at the King’s Wharf Theatre. 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 in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, by calling the Box Office at 705-549-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at www.kingswharftheatre.com.
Phrag-Free Tiny Marsh update From M-T-M Conservation Association
The work schedule for volunteers helping to control the invasive phragmites at Tiny Marsh has been changed; the last date will be August 20. Check the Tiny Marsh page at www.mtmconservation.org for other dates and email email@example.com for more information and to register. The team from the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre will be at the wetland September 5-7, with amphibious vehicles (truxors) to cut the weed in the water and technicians for a targeted application of herbicide to growth on the dykes. Thanks to those who are volunteering!
Who Are You Running For? Support Grieving Families at the 2022 Bridget’s Run
1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss. This staggering statistic means that we all likely know someone that has experienced a loss. It could be a family member, it could be a friend or co-worker, or it could even be yourself. Bridget’s Bunnies offers you an opportunity to honour the little ones we have lost through the 2022 Bridget’s Run.
This live/virtual event will take place on October 15, 2022; participants are invited to take part in person at Centennial Park, Barrie, ON or on their own 5km walk or run. Children are invited to walk or run the 1km, Bunny Hop.
Funds raised will support Bridget’s Bunnies and community partners providing bereavement support for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.
“By joining us for this event, we are letting these families know they aren’t alone,” says Theresa Morrison, founder of Bridget’s Bunnies. “Together, we will raise awareness for pregnancy and infant loss, provide families with a safe place to honour their babies, and raise money for those who follow us in loss.”
Registration is now open. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to visit www.bridgetsrun.ca
Join RBC and RVH in “5K Your Way” To Support Youth Mental Health
RBC Race For The Kids Back For Second Year in Simcoe Muskoka Region
For the second year in a row, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is proud to host RBC Race for the Kids, a global event whose 325,000 participants have raised more than $74 million since 2009 for youth mental health worldwide.
Funds raised go to support RVH’s youth mental health services for the Simcoe Muskoka region. This is a need that has become more acute amid the isolation and disruption of the pandemic when the number of kids in crisis climbed, at times, up to four times higher than usual.
“Young people suffering mental health crises need specialized care in space designed for their needs,” says RVH Foundation CEO Pamela Ross. “We are so very grateful to RBC and every participant in this event, along with the donors who sponsor them. The generosity of everyone involved makes all the difference. It allows our expert staff to provide exceptional care for young people in a private and calming customized space in RVH’s Emergency Department, that helps reduce the stress and stigma on patients and their families.”
The 2022 event, a “5K your way”, gives participants the chance to contribute to a great cause while getting active in any way they choose. Starting September 10, participants will have two weeks to complete 5K of their favourite activity, when and where they like, and then to come together at one of two Celebration Stations (in Barrie or Innisfil) on September 24, to enjoy some sweet treats, face painting and music.
“We are back in 2022 in a way that gives people and families the flexibility to do the race at their own pace, all to benefit mental health programs for youth who are struggling,” says Randy Tredenick, Regional Vice-President at RBC. “A huge thank you to the entire team at RVH for helping youth and their families connect with the right resources. You are truly making a difference in their lives.”
Registration for the event is free at www.RBCRaceForTheKidsRVH.ca. Plus, there are great prizes for reaching fundraising milestones – as well as a Did It! Kit including a medal and other goodies for people who fundraise a minimum of $50 (for adults) or $25 (for children).
Photo to Right: left to right – Charlotte Wallis, RVH Board of Directors, Ronda MacPherson, RBC Vice President Commercial Financial Services and RVH Foundation Board of Directors, Randy Tredenick, RBC Regional Vice President, Barrie & Area, and Pamela Ross, RVH Foundation CEO.