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Stressed about the Holidays?…Relax (Posted On: Monday, November 27, 2006)

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If you're starting to feel a little bit stressed about all things that come along with the holiday season we have some great advice for you... enter the Stress Free Holiday Contest from Le Scandinave Spa . Click on the dark blue contest button in this newsletter. Once you've done that, you can read up on some of the great advice our contributing writers offer up this month that will help pave the way to enjoying the holidays sans stress.

Santa is going to be all over the Georgian Triangle over the next few weeks. Check our events calendar for various Santa sighting opportunities and get outside and enjoy everything Georgian Bay has to offer.

Pretty River Academy's Dinner of the Month book is back! Each month you visit a different restaurant for that restaurant, you buy one entrée and receive one free at the same or lower price. Appetizers, drinks, desserts and gratuities are extra. There are 19 featured restaurants as well as 11 bonus coupons. The book is only $60.00 and may be purchased at Pretty River Academy or Christie's, 93 Hurontario Street, next to the Town Hall. For more information or to have a book delivered, please call 444-5376 or 445-4508.

The lingerie fashion show by Tingle at Copper Blues was an outstanding event. Special thanks go out to Salon Blue for hair and make-up. Check out the photos from the event in our Community Photo Gallery. Tingle remains open during construction as Intrawest Village grows.

Collingwood Downtown and Marlin Travel have gift wrapped a chance for you to win two air tickets to anywhere in North America! Every week, seven different downtown stores will unveil the Marlin Travel destination of the week.

Don't forget to get your tickets for the Annual General & Marine Hospital Foundation Christmas Auction.

Elvis fans, pay attention!!! Tickets are already on sale for 2007.

A big welcome to our new clients:

Georgian Blue B&B

Just minutes away from Collingwood, by Highway 26 and just minutes drive to Blue Mountain. Clean, affordable accommodation in a newly-built house. Amenities beckon with the Georgian Trail, Blue Mountain, shopping and North Winds Beach all in close proximity. 'Uncle' George's long-standing association with tourism in this area means he can give you excellent advice. George is also the author of a travel guide: 'George's Georgian Bay'.

Sheri Rioux from Clairwood Real Estate

Clairwood Real Estate Corporation is Collingwood's "Boutique" Brokerage. The sales office is located in the Admirals Gate model suite at 40 Trott Blvd., Unit 401, just off of Highway 26 across from the Cranberry Resort.

Parrots ‘N Parsnips

A must see home furnishings store and gift emporium located in Thornbury. This is one place you have to go before Christmas this season. The store is loaded with great gifts and spectacular Christmas decorations, everything from whimsical to chic.

Keith Hull from Coldwell Banker Trinity Realty

Utilizing the latest technologies, innovative programs and the strength of his abilities, colleagues and support staff, Keith is dedicated to providing clients and customers with professional real estate services that will exceed customer expectations for knowledge, integrity and service excellence.

Talisman Mountain Resort and Conference Centre

Talisman Resort & Conference Centre is just under two hours from Toronto, 30 minutes from Collingwood, in the quaint town of Kimberley, nestled in the heart of Beaver Valley. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, Talisman is truly a magical year-round Ontario resort. Whether you are planning a vacation, conference, wedding, or celebrating a special occasion, the Resort's 92 guest rooms offer genuinely comfortable and relaxing accommodations. Talisman also offers casual and fine dining options and boasts Southern Ontario's second highest vertical for a public ski resort at 600 feet. The ski hills are serviced by six ski lifts and feature 18 varied runs, enviable snowmaking capabilities, and two state of the art terrain parks.


AvivaFoods is a new, convenient way to order "restaurant quality" frozen foods, online, and delivered right to your home or office! Ideal for the busy family, the family who enjoys entertaining and for those who would just prefer to stay at home after a long day of skiing or other outdoor activities in our beautiful community! Perfect too for that special office function!

Great news, Talisman Mountain Resort will be presenting video ski tips as we get closer to the start of skiing.

Yeay! It's our first year anniversary ... Dec 1st/06. We are the most popular destination website in Collingwood and 100th most popular in Ontario (according to Alexa – owned by We have had just over 180,000 visitors in the past year. In total, our visitors have made over 4 million page views meaning that each time you go to you look at an average of 22 pages.

We are honored to serve YOU and all of our amazing sponsors so thank you again for embracing and making it an unprecedented success. If you think we need to add anything to our offering.....please let me know.

Tell your friends about and have them sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Thank you, and stay tuned....big things are coming in 2007.

Happy Holidays

Julie Card



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