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Nature and Innovation (Posted On: Tuesday, July 13, 2010)

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The combination of nature and innovation can be a beautiful thing!  This past weekend, I took in the Eco Adventure Tour at Scenic Caves for the first time and it was simply fabulous.  The tour takes about 3 hours from start to finish and includes the suspension bridge, at 413 feet it’s the longest suspension foot bridge in Southern Ontario, and on a clear day the view is 10,000 square kilometers.  Then onto treetop walking over a gorgeous hardwood forest finishing up with 2 thrilling zipline rides. 

To see photos of the tour from start to finish, visit our Community Photo Gallery.

All you Elvis fans get ready to rock!  The 2010 Collingwood Elvis Festival takes place from July 22nd to the 25th.  Tickets sales are at record numbers this year so if there’s a specific show you want to see better get your tickets now!

Theatre Collingwood opened the summer season with The Love List, a hilarious adult comedy by Toronto native Norm Foster.  For a small town, it was big laughs from the audience and some pretty big talent up there on stage.  If you would like more information about what’s going on at the theatre this summer, visit their website. 

Don’t forget to register for The Environment Network’s Race for the Planet - a beginner friendly adventure race.  The goal of the race is to encourage use of the Trails Network in Collingwood.  Join in promoting active transportation & healthy living!  Teams consisting of four adults (ages 18 and up) will work together to travel through the course on foot, by bike, paddle power and public transport, conquering several fun mental and physical challenges along the way. Teams will plan their own course of travel between checkpoints; there is no set route to travel. Using the supplied maps and course instructions, you will move through the course encountering various Checkpoints where you’ll punch your “passport”, find a clue or possibly complete a challenge.  For more information visit thier site.   

It’s time again for “Artsburg Day” and it’s coming this Saturday July 17, 2010 at 10AM. The “Escarpment & Bruce Trail Show” continues at the Loft Gallery in Clarksburg.  For more information please see the Clarksburg website.

For you crafty types out there be sure to take in the Quilts in my Garden exhibit on July 17th from 9-4.  This event takes place in six beautiful gardens in the scenic Meaford area, with each garden displaying locally created quilts. Also in the gardens enjoy gardening and quilt-related vendors and quilting demonstrations. Visit every garden and be entered to win one of three special prize baskets! As well, several workshops and seminars are being held at Meaford Hall.  For more information please phone the Meaford Museum at 519-538-5974. For tickets please phone Meaford Hall at 877-538-0463. would like to welcome our new clients:

Three Peas in a Pod is a wonderful children’s boutique located in the heart of Historic Downtown Collingwood. With a vast array of gifts, clothing and toys for newborn babies and toddlers too, this is a must stop shop. You will also find lots of great stuff for kids including books, toys and clothing (up to 6X). Simply said, Three Peas in a Pod has great gifts for kids. Complimentary Gift Wrapping.

64 Hurontario Street, Collingwood ON
T: 705.443.8383

Bacchus House Ontario's 1st five star rated Canada Select boutique bed and breakfast, offers a variety of accommodation packages that include gourmet breakfast, concierge service, cookery demonstrations & wine seminars. Unwind after your day in our 8 person hot tub or relax next to either the outdoor gas fire pit or our gas fireplace in the formal living room. Bacchus House can accommodate small parties for private dining at our Chefs table or business meetings in our boardroom for up to 8 executives that features a custom bar and fireplace. Each bedroom suite in this luxurious Victorian B&B is unique and different in design. They all are elegantly appointed with grand European style bedroom furniture, queen size beds, ensuite bathrooms TV's/DVD players, IPOD docking stations and first class amenities. Open all year round.

142 Hume St, Collingwood ON L9Y 1V5
T: 705.446.4700

The Collingwood Gymnastic Club provides physical activity programming, combining recreational gymnastics with healthy life-style and wellness activities for all ages in a positive, stimulating, safe fun environment which contributes to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development of the individual. All programs and activities will be conducted by Ontario Gymnastic certified coaches and other health/wellness accredited professionals.

20 Balsam Street, Unit 13, Collingwood ON L9Y 4H7
T: 705.293.0659

Cranberry Kids Camp at Cranberry Golf Resort offers a wide variety of weekly kids camps in different interest areas and for different age ranges during the summer months. If you are aged between 3 and 16, come spend your summer with us and create wonderful memories. With 750 acres of Mother Nature, we offer more than enough room for you to explore with friends. With a different selection of activities to choose from, there is always something to do. As campers work and play together, they build close bonds and learn the value of compromise and teamwork. Check out our flyer for a description of all of our different kids camps.

19 Keith Avenue, Collingwood ON L9Y 4T9
T: 705.445.6600

The Craigleith General Store and Restaurant is the place to go for simply well prepared food. They hand make the burgers, do hollandaise without a mix, use real roast turkey in the club, fry fresh fish from Georgian bay, pay attention to vegetables in season and just make good tasty food in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a prime rib dinner on Fridays with an ice cold Creemore lager or a full course breakfast any day of the week. Take out and great coffee to go available.  Open Daily from 7am - 3pm and Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9pm. 

Highway 26 West, near Grey Road 21, Collingwood ON L9Y 3Z2
T: 705.445.2239

See you at the Elvis Festival



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