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Proud to be Canadian (Posted On: Tuesday, June 25, 2013)

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What are your plans for the long weekend?  While you're thinking about it take some time to remember how lucky you are to be Canadian.  Yeay our website and in particular our community photo gallery is now more mobile and tablet friendly so if you've been unable to see some of our pictures on your iphone or ipad you'll be able to now.  We’ve got lots of great info for you about Farmers' Markets, Canada Day festivities, The Art Chair Project, Summer Camps, Festivals, Foodie Events and more.

So as you're walking around beautiful historic Downtown Collingwood you'll likely have noticed all of fabulous Art Chairs peppered throughout.  To find out more about this great initiative watch the video it's pretty cool and I love the way that the students from CCI have been involved.

Farmers Markets are in full swing all summer long usually until Thanksgiving weekend.  Each week you can find great new stuff and it seems to be a bit of a social thing.  The Collingwood Farmers Market runs rain or shine every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., outdoors in the Second and Pine Street municipal parking lot.  For more information visit the Downtown Collingwood website.  Click here for a list of Country and Farm Markets in our area.

If you still haven't figured out what to do with your little darlings this summer here are some great suggestions for summer camp:
There is an amazing line up of summer programs available at $10 per day per kid from the Collingwood Museum and the Craigleith Depot all summer long.  Click here to find all of the details.
PLUNGE! SUPER CAMP - Keep your kids active all summer long with one of the Plunge! Super Camp programs. The program is available for ages 4 -14 and includes swimming lessons at Plunge! Aquatic Centre, plus additional outdoor activities. New this year Plunge! Super Camp will be offering Leader in Training (L.I.T) programs for ages 12-17. L.I.T.'s will have the opportunity to obtain certificates in Babysitting, Emergency First Aid & CPR, Coaching and Lifesaving Certifications.  For more information visit their website.

Free Spirit Tours is always a summer camp favourite for kids.  The aim of their Kids Camp is to provide a unique outdoor experience where children are challenged to develop skills that increase their self-confidence and encourages respect and responsibility for themselves and the environment. We believe kids learn by doing and provide outdoor-based activities that encourage active participation in a safe and fun environment.  For more information visit their website.
The Environment Network offers some fantastic summer camp options.  For more information visit their website.
For the baseball enthusiast check out Smith Brother's Baseball Central.

On to Foodie news

On Thursday June 27th at 6:30 pm Azzurra is presenting a special edition of Tastebuds - Food paired with wine paired with SWEET, SALTY,  BITTER, SOUR,  SAVOURY - 5 courses with wine inspired by The Apple Pie Trail.  Chef Leona and friends from the trail will educate, inspire and tantalize the taste buds. This is going to be amazing.  For more information visit their website.
Join Chef Mario on the Patio at Brunello 27 on Fourth for some Stuzzichini (Italian Tapas).  During the months of July and August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-7pm.  Choice of 3 appetizers is $15pp plus taxes.  Choose from Barese Sausage, shrimp, mussels, calamari, venison meatballs, bruschetta, prosciutto & melon or figs.  Click here for more information.

Once again, Simcoe County Farm Fresh Marketing Assoc. Non-Profit Inc., is pleased to host its Annual Savour Simcoe local culinary/beverage tasting event on the beautiful grounds of the Simcoe County Museum.  On Sunday August 25th from 12-4pm, chefs, restaurants, farms, and producers from all over the Simcoe County and area, will pair together delicious, unique, and local dishes.  For more information click here.
In Festival news, the Collingwood Festival for Canada Day is coming up this weekend.  Click here for a full line up of events and activities.

We're counting down to the start of the inaugural Jazz On The Mountain At Blue.  From  July 5 - 7 Blue Mountain Village will play host to Canada's newest music festival. Set in the resort's pedestrian village, with free and ticketed indoor and outdoor shows, visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience 30 performances with over 80 musical greats and up-and-coming artists. Jazz On The Mountain At Blue will be a special experience.

The East Coast Music Festival from July 11 to 13th featuring Maritime Dinner on the Terrace, The Once, Amelia Curran and Andrew James O'Brien is coming up at Meaford Hall.  For a full line-up of events at Meaford Hall this summer you can visit their website.   
Ah yes it's almost time for the beloved Collingwood Elvis Festival.  Click here to see a full line up of both free and ticketed events.

For more events and activities in the area check out our events calendar or activities calendar and remember if you're having an event or special function, you can use the free Submit Your Event feature located on our home page to post your event at no charge.

Happy Canada Day eh!

Julie Card


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