Month: June 2017

Latest exhibit showcases 50 years of creative excellence

Donald A. Stuart | Designer | Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence at the Simcoe County Museum – Corporate Communications In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence. The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling...

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WayHome showcases a kaleidoscope of sound and colour

The WayHome Music & Arts Festival is advertised as a kaleidoscope of sound, smell and colour, and the 2017 edition promises once again to be all of that, albeit with a different mix of talent. Taking place July 28-30 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, this year’s WayHome features acts that include Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music producer Flume headlining on the first day, multiple hit-makers Imagine Dragons on the second day, and rap star Frank Ocean on the final day. “The experience of what WayHome tries to be is a premier camping festival for Southern Ontario,” says...

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Bruce Cockburn headlines Mariposa Folk Festival

The 57th Annual Mariposa Folk Festival will return to its hometown of Orillia this year with a stellar lineup. The festival programming also includes story, dance and crafts, community village, food, onsite camping and free wi-fi. All-time favourite Canadian artist Bruce Cockburn returns to the main stage for the first time since giving up his set to Neil Young in 1972. Mike Hill, who has worked with the festival since 2000, recalled an early experience when he was a reveller just wanting to see his favourite Canadian artists perform. “I was at the 1972 festival where Bruce Cockburn was...

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A Night with the Best of Il Divo

The multi-platinum group announces their next great tour, A Night with the Best of Il Divo. Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, David Miller and Sébastien Izambard will embark on a North and South American tour on August 30 and will make stops in nearly 20 cities including Rama at the award-winning Casino Rama Resort Entertainment Centre on Sept. 8. “We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our best hits on tour throughout the Americas,” says David Miller. “We are bringing it back to the basics and fueling our show with the songs our fans love. It’s going to be...

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Celebrate Canada by enjoying the best of its parkland

Exploring Canada this year is as easy as a walk in the park. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada has issued free ‘discovery passes’ for those wishing to experience the country’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas—all for free. For those wishing to take in Canada’s natural splendour, there are several such locales as near as three hours away. From Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario to Thousand Islands National Park near Kingston to the Bruce Peninsula and Georgian Bay Islands parks north of Toronto, lots of options are abound whether you’re in the mood...

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Calendar of Events

  1. MacLaren Art Centre

    August 1 - August 31
  2. King’s Wharf Theatre

    August 9 - September 1
  3. Outdoor Film Series

    August 15
  4. Orillia Opera House

    August 15 - August 31
  5. Barrie Farmers’ Market

    August 18