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Very Cool Fall Events (Posted On: Tuesday, September 21, 2010)

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This fall is shaping up nicely for some very cool events and activities in our area.  The GNE starts on Friday, September 24th and runs all weekend until Sunday evening.  The grounds open daily at 9 am and close on Friday and Saturday at 10pm and on Sunday at 5pm.  There is also a free bus service to and from Downtown Collingwood.

We’re looking forward to the Chef’s Challenge on Sunday

at the Domestic Demo Stage where Eric Madden, Burger Bob and Philip Tarlow will go head to head.  See the website for all of the details and the great line-up of events, demonstrations and shows. 

Food lovers take note!  Dags & Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop have just announced Cheese Classes this fall.  The classes are held at Azzurra, a great venue but class size is limited and I’ve already registered so that’s one less space available.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Harvest eating encapsulates food at its best and brightest. Chefs are able to select and prepare foods, just arrived from local farms, in full abundance and at the peak of flavor. The Pottery Restaurant is pleased to offer the Pottery Harvest Menu.

Geocache Blue Blue Mountains is happening this weekend.  Catch the fever of this internationally growing sport. GeoCaching is an entertaining, outdoor adventure game using a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) device to locate hidden capsules. It’s easy and fun for all ages! Discover hidden treasures throughout the Village at Blue. For more information Click Here.

The Blue Mountain Half Marathon is on September 26th.  The half marathon is a not-for-profit race held beginning and ending at the Village at Blue. Half of race profits go to natural health research, the other half back into the local community to promote active lifestyles for children.  Over 50% of the route is on the local trail system, with views of Georgian Bay, Collingwood, and the slopes of Blue Mountain. The run features live entertainment along the route, as well as the great finish-line atmosphere of the Village at Blue.  For more details and to register... 

The annual Apple Harvest Craft Show in Meaford at the Curling Club and the Arena is scheduled for Saturday October 2nd – Sunday, October 3rd, always the weekend before Thanksgiving. The show features 200 crafters in two buildings. For more information, please visit

Tickets are on sale now for The Gaslight Tour, a new community theatre venture. A team of local volunteers is bringing the rich and varied history of Collingwood alive with a tour that features a series of one act plays performed in Collingwood’s historic venues. The plays are all researched, written and performed by locals both young and old. The aim of The Tour is to raise money for the creation of a young peoples’ theatre company in Collingwood. The founding sponsor of the Gaslight Tour is The Rotary Club of Collingwood.  For more information and please visit the website.

For more events please check out our Events Calendar and remember if you want to get your events on our calendar, use the free Submit Your Event Feature located on our homepage. welcomes our new sponsors:

The Pottery Restaurant

Located in the original Blue Mountain Inn, the Pottery has lots to offer including a casual atmosphere, exceptional service and creative dining experiences. Menu features seafood, AAA steaks and amazing daily selections. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Children’s menu available. Celebrate fall at The Pottery restaurant! Come experience the new Fall Harvest menu highlighting the best of our area’s season harvest. Valid September 15- October 31, 2010.

108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains ON L9Y 3Z2
T: 705-443-5509

Active Life Conditioning

Active Life Conditioning is a new concept for Collingwood area residents. The Training Centre provides a facility for athletes and anyone looking to accomplish their fitness goals through a coach based system. Active Life Conditioning was founded by Sarah Applegarth and currently has 10 employees and works with a variety of clients ranging from Olympians to those looking to improve general health and wellness. Their expertise lies in offering services that fit into our clients lives while choosing appropriate training methods and executing the best programs to meet your needs.

10 Keith Avenue, Unit 103 - Cranberry Mews (Highway 26), Collingwood ON
T: 705.888.6337

Monterra Tennis

Whether you’re a tennis aficionado or just want to play a game with some friends, you’ll love the Monterra Tennis indoor facilities. A large temperature-controlled dome houses five omni courts, so you don’t have to worry about weather dampening your game! They also have an outdoor tennis court at the Blue Mountain Inn that is available to all our overnight guests. Lessons and clinics are also available. 2010-2011 Monterra Tennis memberships on sale now! Early Bird pricing available until September 30, 2010. 

Monterra Tennis is located at Blue Mountain Resort.

108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains ON L9Y 3Z2
T: 705.445.0231 x 6480

Parrots N' Parsnips

Don’t let the name of this store fool you. You won’t find one parrot or any parsnips. But instead a wide range of home décor and accessory items. Bedding, Custom Headboards, linens, silver jewelry and giftware. Dealers of Rowe Furniture and Clayton Marcus. Visit the brand new show room in the village of Thornbury. Store Hours Mon-Sat 10:00-5:30, Saturday, 10 - 5 & Sundays 11:00-5:00.

99 King Street East, Thornbury ON N0H 2P0
T: 519-599-5153


Come into the new T-Zone fitness centre in Downtown Collingwood and let us show you how you can shake your way to good health with T-Zone's Whole Body Vibration Technology. Research shows that you can get the benefit of a 1-hour workout in just 10 minutes. We have 10 brand new T-Zone units available and you can watch one of our big screen TVs as you shake your way to increased muscle strength, tone and firm muscles, stimulate the lymphatic system, decrease cellulite. In just a few minutes a day, whole body vibration can transform your health and fitness.

207 Hurontario Street Unit 5, Collingwood ON
T: 705.293.1788

See you at the GNE!



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