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This month we celebrated some pretty amazing folks who enrich the community life by contributing as volunteers to the improvement of arts, social, environmental, cultural, health and recreational conditions at the New Year’s Mayors Levee’s in both Wasaga Beach and Collingwood. We did lose a dedicated volunteer, Roy Wilson; Wasaga Beach’s first town crier. Roy will be remembered by family and friends for his outstanding commitment as ambassador for Wasaga Beach. Mother Nature sure can’t make up her mind this winter. Though the weather has been unpredictable, the outdoor festivities continue! Whether you plan to Wiggle Waggle Walk with the four legged friends on the GTHS doggy hike, raise funds on your skis for your favourite charity, go hard in a bonspiel, take in some live entertainment or dine fireside at a local restaurant, you won’t have trouble finding something to do! With both Valentine’s Day and Family Day this month, be sure to stop and appreciate your loved ones that make everyday wonderful. We went to print before Groundhog Day on February 2nd, but my prediction is it will be cloudy when Wiarton Willie emerges from his burrow and spring will come early, so get out there!

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Cocktail Party in Creemore Creemore Artists Centre and Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society hosted an after hours Cocktail Party at Mad and Noisy Gallery, co-sponsored by Creemore Springs Brewery to raise funds for community art projects and to welcome the new Gallery owners Richard and Lyne Burek to the community. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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Happy 60th Wayne! Wayne Hunter, longtime member of the Collingwood Yacht Club, celebrated his 60th birthday surrounded by close friends and family at the Club. A great time was had by all! Happy Birthday Wayne!! Photos: Orval Thompson

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Happy Hummus Hummus is a high fibre, high protein dip, made from chickpeas. It makes a satisfying, energizing snack served with fresh veggies. While many readymade varieties are available, it’s really easy to make it yourself. In this recipe the addition of turmeric elevates classic hummus from healthy snack to superfood delight. Turmeric is the most potent anti-inflammatory spice you will find in your kitchen. In addition to fighting inflammation, turmeric has anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-microbial and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Curcumin is the main constituent of turmeric and is responsible for its health benefits and vivid yellow colour. Curcumin may be helpful in the treatment and prevention of chronic pain, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease. While the culinary use of turmeric spice is totally safe - and totally delicious therapeutic doses of turmeric extract (curcumin) may interact with medications and may be unsafe for people with certain health conditions. Like any natural health product, curcumin should only be used under the careful supervision of a naturopathic physician or other qualified practitioner. Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas, drained 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp sesame seed paste 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp cumin A few pinches of sea salt Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) Procedure: 1. Place all ingredients into a food processor. 2. Process until a smooth paste forms, adding more oil or lemon juice if needed. 3. Adjust spices to suit your taste buds. 4. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve with fresh veggies.

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I had the pleasure of being invited to a very special lady’s birthday this year Gertrude Shell turned 104 and was surrounded by friends and families at the Collingwood Nursing Home where she resides. Here’s to a great year Gertrude! Photo/Story: Selena Blais


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Living Downstream Be the Change Film Series kicked off the New Year with Living Downstream. This poetic film follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber PhD during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water. Photos: Dave West Photography

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Chuck Jackson gives me the blues ... and I’m so glad he did because no one does it better than Chuck! Legendary bluesman Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), always a crowd pleaser, brought his trio into the BMFA as part of the Collingwood Jazz & Blues Society series. A perennial favourite on the Collingwood music scene, he never disappoints and always leaves you wanting more. Great evening of music as always Chuck and looking forward to your next gig! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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If you don’t want to go the whole hog, try simply updating your current artwork and accessories for a whole new look! Do you know how to find artwork that would be the perfect fit? Team up with a professional framer who has the expertise to help you choose just the right frame and artwork, no matter what colour scheme you prefer – soft, muted, elegance, rich jewel tones, or wild and wacky neon. Artwork can compliment your home décor in so many different ways. If wood finished furniture is your choice, a frame that closely matches might be the way to go. If you have a sleek, modern look, painted or metal frames might be your best bet. Maximize the mats! Including one or more mats in the framing package can add interest and colour to the design, and mat board is available in a wide variety of colors and textures. Window mats are a very good way to tie the colours in a piece of art with your home or office décor. Mats can be left plain or can be customized with lines and other effects. A professional framer can even take a piece of art that does not have any of the colours in your décor and create a framing design that blends in with most any style. Let your imagination soar – and let your professional framer help your ideas take wing. A qualified professional framer will play an important role in the preservation of your art through the use of proper protective materials. Care should be taken in selecting a professional framer who is knowledgeable in preservation framing methods, which will help protect valuable art. Georgian Frame Gallery 172 Hurontario Street Collingwood

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Local filmmaking at its finest The Second Annual Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Gala took place January 26th, at the RecPlex. Wasaga Beach Town Crier Roy Wilson kicked off the Gala 6:30 pm. Taste of Paradise, offered a delectable extravaganza at the Gala. A successful event at a packed hall. Looking forward to next year event. Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda

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Snowarama The fifth annual Mayor’s Challenge in support of Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids brought together The Blue Mounhtain Snowdrifters, Collingwood Progress Club, Highlands Nordic and the Mayor Sandra Cooper of Collingwood, Mayor Cal Patterson of Wasaga Beach and Mayor Ken Ferguson of Clearview Township. This year’s group raised over $5,000 in support of 650 children in our area with disabilities. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

Quality, Comfort and Care: When Cancer meets Palliative Care The intersection of palliative care and cancer is significant. Perhaps more than any other disease, cancer conjures up huge emotions. Cancer is also a disease where patients have to make significant choices about how much treatment to pursue and for how long. Ideally, patients receiving the news that they have cancer will exercise their right to fully understand what their options are: to make choices about what intervention best suits them, and to be informed of the purpose of every procedure. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation may be used with the intent of cure; but, they may also be used to prolong life or ease the symptoms of the disease. Some people will elect to participate in every treatment available, while others may choose to forego treatment entirely. Each individual has the right to ask why they are receiving a specific intervention, what the side effects could be and what the likelihood of success is. Palliative care should be accessed early, often while treatment is still being pursued. Quality Palliative Care addresses the emotional, spiritual, physical, social and practical issues of the person and their family, emphasizing dignity, comfort, pain and symptom management and quality of life. In deciding whether to pursue treatment, it is important to ask oneself some key questions, such as: • What are my values? Quality of life? Quantity of life? • What am I afraid of? Pain? Being alone? Anxiety? • What are the chances of success?

• What are the side effects of treatment? Reflecting on these questions will help in forming both a treatment and a palliative care plan, reflecting early tends to help in living and dying well. Excellent palliative care involves a team approach including the patient, family, health care providers, spiritual supports and others the patient deems ‘part of the team’; when a plan driven by the patient is successfully enacted, dying well is on the way to becoming a reality. Perhaps Dr. Ira Byock, Author of ‘Dying Well’, says it best, “Dying is more than a set of problems to be solved. The nature of dying is not medical, it is experiential. Dying is fundamentally a personal experience, not a set of medical problems to be solved.” Prepared by the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Network. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at www.palliativecarenetworknsm. ca or by calling your local Hospice: Hospice Georgian Triangle 705.444.2555. We are here to help.

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Some girls sure know how to Flaunt It! That’s right! Those crazy ‘daredevil’ girls were back again at Blue Mountain for this year’s stop on the Billabong Flaunt It Tour and, as always they pushed the limits on their snowboards in both the slope and rail jam competitions. Showing no fear and a great deal of skill, these fierce competitors are always crowd pleasers and they wowed us once again! Congratulations to Samm Denena who took 1st and won $700 plus flight and accommodation for the Finals in Tahoe and to all the girls on a great outing and best of luck on the rest of the tour. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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2013 Salomon Dontgetlost Snowshoe Raid Thankfully no one did get lost, at least not permanently! While there wasn’t enough snow for snowshoeing, this mountain adventure race went ahead with teams donning their trail shoes and competing over some pretty gruelling course conditions. Everyone seemed to have an awesome time and while I got tired just watching them finish they didn’t seem any the worse for wear. Congratulations to Bob Miller, organizers, volunteers and participants on another great outdoor adventure! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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Order of Wasaga Beach The Town of Wasaga Beach hosted their eighth annual New Year’s Levee at the RecPlex on January 13th. Five local residents were presented with The Order of Wasaga Beach by Mayor, Cal Patterson and members of council. The Order of Wasaga Beach is presented to those individuals who enrich the community life by contributing as volunteers to the improvement of arts, social, environmental, cultural, health and recreational conditions. As dedicated as volunteers are, it is important to award these individuals for their ongoing commitment in helping to improve our communities. Thank-you! Congratulations to this year’s Recipients! Limited Editions • Art Prints • Posters

Marlene Hayes Pat Drury Recognized by councillor Nina Bifolchi for her Over 40 years ago, Patricia and her family moved to involvement with the Wasaga Beach Probus Club, Wasaga Beach and has been an active volunteer in the the Community Policing Committee and the Prince community for many different projects. Pat is a member of Peace Church fundraising committee, Marlene of the Literacy Foundation who is very involved theatre participates in many fundraisers and as a breast cancer group. She also organized the first Wasaga Idol. Pat lends survivor, she also provides financial support to a a helping hand with the Special Olympics and assists with selection of events such as Run for the Cure. raising funds for the Wasaga Recplex.

Douglas Culham 80 year old Doug Culham worked for Ontario Hydro, Ontario Provincial Police and was also affiliated in the original Home Hardware Store in Wasaga Beach. He served 10 years on the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, assisted in constructing five Habitat for Humanity homes, is an active member of the Manato Shrine Club and planted, harvested and donated two large crops for the World Food Bank.

Ernie Sturgess Ernie is well known for his devotion to offering his time to those in need. He is very involved in the Wasaga Beach Soccer League as President, treasurer and secretary and has volunteered his time for over 12 years. As a single father of two boys, Ernie volunteered from 1979 – 1992 as a soccer coach and he has played many roles on the committee. Now that his children are grown and they have kids, Ernie has volunteered his time once again as coach.

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Bill Miller A 40-year member of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Bill Miller was recognized by Deputy Mayor David Foster for his role as founding member of the Wasaga Beach Woodworkers Club. As the past president and still an active member of the club, Bill, now 89, volunteers countless hours with many difference community projects.

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SPECIAL EVENTS LISTINGs - FEBRUARY 2013 Feb 1 • Hello, Dolly! Presented by the Pretty River Academy High School Feb 1-2 • FIS World Cup Snowboardcross - Blue Mountain Feb 2 • Sweet Dreams A tribute to Patsy Cline – Meaford Hall 8pm $30 www.leisaway.com • UFC 156 - Boston Pizza - The World Featherweight Championship ALDO VS EDGAR Free Admission. Fight Starts at 10pm • NordicFest - Scenic Caves Nature Preserve - Ontario’s cross country ski and snowshoe festival Join hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors, beginner and expert skiers and snowshoers alike, families and the entire Get Out There Magazine team for a fun - and inexpensive day on the trails. Feb 3 • Superbowl Party - Boston Pizza Collingwood • Super Bowl Party Raglan Village Bistro @ 6:30pm. Feb 4 • Collingwood & District Historical Society Meeting Leisure Time Club, Minnesota St., Collingwood. Feb 5 • Movie Night in the Barn! The Market 121 Old Highway 26, Meaford - Hungry for Change Feb 6 • Focus on Seniors Speaker - Local historian, Marjorie Davison - Meaford Hall. 1pm free 1.877.538.0463 www.meafordhall.ca • Blood Donor Clinic - Owen Sound Legion. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment. Feb 7 • To Rome With Love film - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre 4pm & 7pm $10. • 28th Annual Hospice Ski/Snowshoe Day Craigleith Ski Club 705-445-5520 to pick up tickets or to register for the day. Feb 8 • Ski For The Duke -Toronto Ski Club • Workshop Series: Building Your Website From Scratch www.sarahritchieinc.com Feb 9 • Tubbs Romp to Stomp - Scenic Caves Nordic

• Blood Donor Clinic Wasaga Beach RecPlex. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment. • Rick Leswick presents “My Life of Crime” Raglan Village Bistro 89 Raglan Street, Collingwood @2:30 • Highlands Demo Day - Highlands Nordic • Collingwood Optimist Club Presents the Harbour Hockey Classic www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com Feb 12 • Pancake Tuesday - Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street, Collingwood Feb 13 • Blood Donor Clinic - Collingwood Legion. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment. • HOT TUB PATIO PARTY!! Boston Pizza Collingwood • Open Studio Sessions - Tremont Artspace, 80 Simcoe St - Every Wednesday 1-4pm with Kaz Jones philjohnstonca@yahoo.com 6-9pm with Bryan Wall blue_bird108@hotmail.com Feb 14 • Happy Valentine’s Day! • Sarah Slean with Strings pop/jazz/singer/ songwriter - Meaford Hall 8pm $35 www. sarahslean.com • VALENTINES DAY for a good cause - Collingwood Boston Pizza - heart shaped Pizzas! • Couples yoga - Active Life Conditioning - A wonderful stretch and stress release for you and your partner to start your valentines day off right. $20/person. 6-7 pm. Feb 15-18 • Snowman Mania - Wasaga Beach’s largest winter festival. Activities throughout town all weekend long. Chilli cook-off, polar bear dip, fireworks, demolition derby and more!

www.meafordhall.ca • Tounkande Ballet Creole - Meaford Hall 11 am $25student/senior $30adult www.balletcreole.org Feb 21 • Blood Donor Clinic - Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment. • Moonrise Kingdom film - Meaford Hall 4pm & 7pm $10.www.moonrisekingdom.com • Winter Blues Series ~ The Michael Dunston Trio -Blue Mountain Foundation for the www. collingwoodjazz.ca Feb 22-24 • Art Charity Event - Tremonst Artspace - Ontario Track 3 Ski Association’s ART CHARITY EVENT in support of children with disabilities participating in the Collingwood Track 3 ski & snowboard programs. Feb 23 • 7th Annual Rockin the House Bonspiel - Curling Club of Collingwood in support of Breaking Down Barriers. Call Andrea at 705 4451543 x 300 to register, pledge to support a curler or donate a silent auction item. Feb 24 • Collingwood Polar Bear Dip - Sunset Point. Registration 10 a.m. Dipping at 12 p.m. Raise funds in support of Collingwood G & M Hospital Foundation.To participate or pledge, visit www. collingwoodpolarbeardip.ca Feb 28 • Jarvis Church & The Soul Station - Meaford Hall 8pm $28 www.jarvischurch.ca

Feb 16-March 8 • Big Brothers Big Sister Georgian Triangle Bowl for Kids Sake - Georgian Bowl, Collingwood. • Feb 17 • Recreation Programs Inforamtion & Registration Day - Collingwood Public Library 11 am - 3 pm, • “SNOW RUN FOR FUN” - Wasaga Snowmobile Club www.wasagasnowmobileclub.com Feb 20 • Focus on Seniors Speaker - Wills & estate planning – Meaford Hall 1pm free 1.877.538.0463

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Stayin’ Alive On January 12th, at the Meaford Hall, the crowd was rocking and dancing to the tribute band of the BeeGees. Playing all the familiar songs of the past, the crowd cheered them on as they played many of the “old hits”. Photos/Story: Julie Palezcny

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STAY | PLAY | EAT | SHOP WASAGA BEACH Let’s Party with Ray! For those of you who know Ray Hacquard you will already be aware of these attributes, but for those who don’t, here are 7 things you should know about him. 1) Ray is an awesome guy! 2) Ray is a loving and devoted family man! 3) Ray is a wonderful friend to so many! 4) Ray is a great business owner and generous caring employer! 5) Ray has been battling cancer for many years! 6) Ray is a fighter, certainly no quitter and is determined to kick cancer’s butt! 7) If anyone deserves a great party, it’s Ray! And that’s exactly what Shannon Cox, oraganizers, sponsors and a packed house of family and friends did on Saturday January 19th at St. Patrick’s Hall in Stayner. I realize that it is still going to take a lot of money, research and support but I/we know that Cancer Can Be Beaten and I’m thinking with his determination and positive attitude Ray Hacquard may very well be the man to beat it single-handed! Always in our thoughts and prayers Ray, Tina and family :) Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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The Order of the Eastern Star Stayner donates $1452 to the New Age of Care Campaign On Wednesday, January 9, the Order of the Eastern Star, Stayner Chapter #270, presented a cheque in the amount of $1452 to the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation from their Worthy Matron project. Support from the club’s donation, will help the Hospital Foundation, to fund the purchase of new diagnostic imaging equipment at the G&M Hospital through the New Age of Care campaign. Many thanks to the Order of the Eastern Star of Stayner for their continued support of the Hospital Foundation. Submitted by Kelly Hopkins

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All Beef Hot Dog Served with fries Subject to change without notice

Great pub fare with an upscale flair

Dianna Elliott; Worthy Patron - Charles Elliot; Jane Forster; Hospital Foundation Representative, Alison Sheffer; Worthy Matron - Catherine Howlett & Evelyn Helmich

195 First Street, Collingwood (705) 446-9711 www.beaverandbulldogcollingwood.com

Tai Chi Open House The Taoist Tai Chi Open House took place at The Wasaga Stars Rec Hall on Monday January 7th and Thursday January 10th. Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements affecting the joints, tendons and the spine where if practiced regularly can lead to the improvement of a wide range of health’s problems and contribute to a balanced life. Check out the website for more information www. taoist.org/canada/ or call the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada at (705) 444-0194. Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda

Homemade Chili Served with garlic toast

“Gotta use your brain, it’s the most important part of your equipment. - Kevin Andrews & Warren Miller, Extreme Skiing

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Nordic Centre Features Groomed Cross-country Classic and Skate Ski Trails Snowshoe Trails and Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes 420 ft Suspension Bridge Warming Hut with Hot Food and Beverages

FEBRUARY 9, 2013

Rentals and Lessons Fabulous Panoramic Views Gift Certificates High–altitude Conditions

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LOCAL FLAVOURS Looking for a great place to eat? The Georgian Triangle offers a wide selection of dining experiences to suit every palate and budget. Incredible restaurants with mouthwatering menus, unique dining experiences and breathtaking settings.

THE DAM PUB

GRILL N GREENS EATERY

Located in the charming village of Thornbury, the Dam Pub Gastropub and Whisky Bar is a popular destination. Executive Chef Suzette’s passion for preparing world class cuisine is proven daily. Whether you are counting on the Lamb Shank tasting exactly the same as your last visit or exploring her feature board with offerings such as her famous Fish Pot Stew, Cajun Crab Cakes or Prime Rib Dinner with Yorkshire Pudding, the quality and consistency is steadfast.

Locally owned and operated, just look for the “bright green” building in Thornbury! It all started with a vision to provide the community with fresh, flavourful food at an affordable price.

Owner/operator and certified whisky specialist, Stephanie Price, has built a whisky collection of 650 different bottles for customers to enjoy and it’s still growing. She offers fun and informative monthly whisky tastings the third Tuesday of each month. Even better, join Stephanie on an amazing 10 day tour to Scotland in October/November! Visit their website for info on all of their upcoming events (and there are plenty!). 53 Bruce Street, Thornbury (519) 599-2110 www.thedampub.ca

Their dinner menu features Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Parmesan (Leslie’s Speciality), Bombay Curry Chicken, just to name a few. Jean is always busy baking up her scrumptious Pecan Tart with Shortbread Crust along with other fabulous desserts. They are thrilled to welcome Executive Chef Terry Clough to the Green Team and are looking forward to the new lunch and dinner menu that is coming soon, showcasing Chef Terry’s specialities. They are also now licensed and can serve you a cold beer or glass of wine to compliment your meal. 21 Arthur Street West, Thornbury (519) 599-3334 www.grillandgreenseatery.com

GEORGIAN HILLS VINEYARDS & WINERY Discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains and take a drive out into the heart of Beaver Valley to the hamlet of Victoria Corners and discover Georgian Hills Vineyards. Join us in the tasting room and sample a selection of fine wines, or indulge in a Cheese Tray of artisan cheeses paired with our incredible local wines. For a more in depth tasting join us on Saturdays for our Perfect Pairings (reservations required). With each vintage we aspire to create enjoyable wines that express “where we come from.” Tasting is Believing! We are proud to offer a full range of local grown white, rosé, red and dessert wines. Open year round Wed – Sun 12:00 to 5:00 pm We are able to host small group tastings (8 – 10 people) during regular hours offering any one of the Wine Tasting options. The tasting can be conducted in our private barrel tasting room, around the fireplace or around the kitchen table or on the patio. For larger groups depending on the format and time of year we can host up to 24 people. 496350 Grey Road 2, just 6 km south of Thornbury at Victoria Corners (519) 599-2255 www.georgianhillsvineyards.ca

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They have dine in, take away or catering. Everything they serve is homemade: gourmet Prime Rib burgers, wraps, panninis, soups, stews, salads, desserts and so much more. They serve lunch and dinner Tuesday - Saturday and breakfast on Saturday and Sundays. The Grill and Greens Eggs Benny, omelettes any many more options are sure to please the weekend appetites!

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BRUCE WINE BAR Welcome to Thornbury’s best kept secret.Tucked away in the alley behind the TD Bank, this unique eatery features two venues in one. Take out or dine in, and feast on traditional Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches downstairs in The Kitchen, or head upstairs to the Wine Bar for an array of fine wines, spirits and craft beer, delectable shared plates and live music on Friday nights. Up or down, the vibe is warm, relaxed, and as intimate as going to someone’s home for dinner. So pull up a stool at the communal Wine Bar table, or gather the family around a high-top in The Kitchen… and join the house party today! (But don’t leave until you get the lowdown on the ‘sexy’ couch!) The Kitchen serves up lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday. Dine in or take out. An ideal space to host private functions or dinner parties!

8 Bruce Street, Thornbury (behind TD Bank) (519) 599-1112 www.brucewinebar.ca


Winetasting at Cranberry

FINE JAPANESE CUISINE

The Collingwood Winetasters Club is a group of like-minded people with an interest in learning to enjoy, select and appreciate wine. A group of over 30 people gathered at Cranberry Resort in January to taste a variety of wonderful California Reds chosen by David Margesson. For more information about upcoming tastings and becoming a member of this wonderful new Club, please visit their website winetastersofcollingwood.blogspot.ca or contact Nina or David at nina@margesson. com or 705-445-4474. Photos: Selena Blais

8 samples of California Reds

Candace, John & Brenda

Our food is fabulous and beautifully presented. We aim to satisfy your love of sushi, teriyaki or tempura with our extensive and reasonably priced menu. Lunch offers popular Bento Box combinations as well as a large range of different types of sushi. Whether you dine in or take out you will certainly not leave a Hungry Sumo!

Colleen & Chris

David Margesson

188 First St. Collingwood (705) 293-1037 www.thehungrysumo.com

Take Out | Dine In | Catering Lunch | Dinner Open 7 days a week

“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” - Pietro Aretino

Jim & Jan

Wendy & Brian

WINGS in Wasaga I recently attended a WINGS (Women In NetWeaving Growing Strong) meeting in Wasaga Beach. WINGS is an organization of referred women who have been recommended because of their honest and ethical business practices. It was a great group of women, discussing the new year and sharing their goals that keep them focused. The goal of their chapter meetings and other events manifest an inviting comfortable supportive “Pay it Forward” atmosphere where a positive interchange of encouragement and NetWeaving happens. If you are interested in finding out more about WINGS, please go to their website www.wingsandheros.com. Photo/Story: Selena Blais

Back: Rose Peller, Nancy Yarmola, Sharron Beaton, Lynda Jeffery & Jan Sanderson Front: Helene Thomson, Kathleen Caswell, Debbie Allen, Sarah Ritchie & Mary Hunter

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Doug Gillis

Broker Direct: (705) 444-3853

doug@douggillis.ca www.douggillis.ca

Top 100 RE/MAX Sales Associates in Canada 20ll

four seasons realty limited, Brokerage

Out in Front

www.douggillis.ca

WALK TO THE HILLS. 5 bedroom, 3 bath chalet within walking distance to Blue Mountain ski hills or take the shuttle bus. Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace & vaulted ceiling in living area, hardwood floors throughout main level, upgraded kitchen with built-in appliances & granite counters. Great view of ski hills. MLS® #20130418 $749,000

PREMIER CHALET AT BASE OF BLUE. Custom built 4,000 sq. foot 4 bedroom chalet across from ski lifts & South Base. Incredible views from all rooms. Open concept living/dining/kitchen. Extra large garage leading to spacious mud room. 5 min walk to Intrawest Village. MLS®#20124882 $899,000

SUNSET POINT LANDMARK RESIDENCE. Spectacular custom built 4,400+ sq.ft. home with 5 bedrooms & 3 ½ baths. 2nd floor loft library, master suite with fireplace, balconies off every bedroom. Cherry flooring throughout, radiant heated floors in hall & bathrooms. Extensive gardens & landscaping. Great views across Georgian Bay, steps to water, minutes to downtown. MLS® #20126455 $1,295,000

THORNBURY.  Stunning 3,700+ sq. foot custom bungalow on cul-de-sac. Open concept main level living area with 10’ ceilings, large kitchen with granite counter tops, main floor master and fully finished lower level. MLS® #20126022 $849,000

HISTORIC SNOWBRIDGE. Great mountain views! 3,600 sq. of finished living space, including fully finished lower level. Open concept living/dining area with gas fireplace. 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, main floor master. Shuttle to Village & ski hills. Quick possession available.  MLS® #20126464 $799,000

SUMMIT VIEW ESTATES.  5 bedroom 3 ½ bath chalet located on a very large lot. Area of fine homes and chalets with good access to Georgian Peaks Ski Club,  Georgian Bay Golf Club and Thornbury.  Fieldstone wood burning fireplace in living room, timber frame wood beams and hardwood floors. Oversized 3 car garage.  MLS® #20125333 $699,000

SNOWBRIDGE. Custom built 6,000+ sq. foot post & beam chalet with 5 bedrooms & 5 baths. Fully finished lower level with theatre room & wine cellar. Unobstructed views of Blue Mountain ski hills & Monterra golf course. Free shuttle to Village.  MLS®#20122295 $1,249,000.

INCREDIBLE LOCATION. Walk out the door and put on your skis! 5 bedroom chalet located on private, treed lot at base of Blue ski runs. Great layout for family & friends. Bright and spacious rooms, living room with fieldstone fireplace and walk out to balcony. Walking distance to Village at Blue.  MLS®#20125082 $779,000 

NIPISSING RIDGE.  Warm & welcoming 4 bedroom, 4 bath chalet in area of fine homes. Large open concept living area. Master suite with fireplace, sitting area & balcony. Fully finished lower level. Great views of ski hills from many rooms. MLS® #20125704 $895,000

SNOWBRIDGE. Beautifully designed custom built chalet. 3,700 sq. feet with 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths and fully finished lower level. Open concept main level with stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Shuttle service to Village.  MLS® #20126059 $779,000

TUSCANY IN RAVENNA.  Unique stone “farmhouse”  on 11.78  rolling acres with a river running through it. 6,400+ sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths & fully finished lower level. Many custom features including Venetian plaster wall treatment throughout, hemlock & Brazilian flooring & 2 storey courtyard style kitchen. Short drive to ski resorts & golf courses. MLS® #20125412 $1,784,484

EXQUISITE LOG CHALET.  5300+ sq. foot 6 bedroom, 4 bath chalet located just steps from Craigleith Ski Club. Stunning interior with many unique features. Private setting with great curb appeal.    MLS® #20126208  $1,649,000

BASE OF BLUE. Custom built 6 bedroom chalet at the foot of O-Hill at the south end of Blue Mountain. Open concept main level with soaring great room, high end finishes. Main floor master, fully finished lower level.  MLS®#20123637 $1,199,000

WALK TO SKI HILLS. New chalet built to an extremely high standard. Bright & airy with views to the Mountain. Large principal rooms. Beautiful detailed stone & tile work throughout. Main floor master bedroom with large ensuite and walk-in closet.  MLS® #20125215 $995,000

BASE OF BLUE. Round log chalet within walking distance of Blue Mountain Inn and the North Chair. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large sun deck, attached garage with inside entry. 3rd floor family room with view of Georgian Bay. Great family chalet in the heart of ski country; close to golfing, biking/hiking and Georgian Bay. MLS® #20130005 $649,000

GEORGIAN MEADOWS. 3960 sq. ft. “Barrington” model.  4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large kitchen with walk out to patio & yard, separate dining room, great room with Cathedral ceiling & gas fireplace and 12` x 12` living room. 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor including spacious master with 2 walk-in closets and 5 piece ensuite. Fully finished lower level. Move in ready. MLS®#20126443 $449,000

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Collingwood Order Recipients Awarded

Photos: Dave West Photography | Story: Melanie Vollick

January 13th, Deputy-Mayor Lloyd, members of Council and staff of the Town of Collingwood presented the Order of Collingwood and the Companion to the Order of Collingwood at the annual Mayor’s Levee at Georgian Manor Resort. Mayor, Sandra Cooper, kicked off the event by reflecting on 2012. “I’m looking forward to exciting times in 2013,” says Cooper. Cooper explained that it is difficult to select the recipients who are dedicated to improving the lives and experiences of those who live and visit our community. Two members previously recognized by the Order received the Companion to the Order of Collingwood, Mr. Bill Nicholson and Mr. R.S. “Bud” Christensen. Councillor’s Ian Chadwick and Joe Gardhouse presented the awards. Both volunteers endure to extend their devotion to their causes. This year’s recipients to the Order of Collingwood included Dr. Maury O’Neil, Jan Trude, Rob Graham and Shari Hawkins. These people have devoted their time and effort to help improve the lives of others. “I extend my deepest thanks to our recipients and the countless volunteers who work tirelessly to make the Town of Collingwood the vibrant and caring community that it is today. You make me proud to call Collingwood my home,” says Cooper. Without the commitment of dedicated volunteers, our community would not be as vibrant and alive as it is today. A huge thank-you goes out to all who take that extra step in helping to improve the lives of others. The Order of Collingwood recognizes individuals who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to improve social, cultural and recreational conditions in our town. You are all greatly appreciated! Councillor Kevin Lloyd presented the Order of Collingwood to Dr. Maury O’Neil. Dr. O’Neil’s volunteerism and background is very broad. He founded the Georgian Triangle Committee Against User Fees, organized youth Raptor clinics, and is the chairman and coach of the Georgian Trailblazers Basketball Club to name a few activities that he’s involved in.

Councillor Sandy Cunningham presented Mrs. Sharilyn “Sharie” Hawkins with the Order of Collingwood. Sharie has been volunteering with Hospice Georgian Triangle for over ten years. She is an active volunteer for the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts and has facilitated programs for a not-for-profit organization (Rainbow) which offers support for children between the ages of four and fourteen suffering with tragedies and difficult situations.

Deputy Mayor Rick Lloyd presented Mr. Robert Graham, president of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 63), the Order of Collingwood. Robert’s been a member of the Legion since he was 19 years old and has been president for the past seven years. Under Mr. Graham’s leadership, the Branch has donated in excess of $600,000 to youth athletic programs which is a direct reflection of his continued work and commitment.

Councillor Mike Edwards presented the Order of Collingwood to Mrs. Jan Trude. Mrs. Trude was a recent recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding community achievements and contributions. She’s the chair and president of the General and Marine Hospital foundation, director at Large for the Rotary Club of Collingwood, and organizer and sponsor to the annual Tim Horton’s Golf Tournament.

Dance by Design From tutus to tap shoes, Dance by Design showed off their amazing talent at the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival.

Part of Dance by Design Ensemble

Katie, Jamie, Macey & Livia

Ashlyn, Rebecca, Madison & Celine

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Photos: Enrique Miranda

Juliet & Trista with instructor Aimee

Macey

Celine, Madison, Rebecca & Ashlyn

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Ready to buy?

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Four Seasons Realty Limited, Brokerage Collingwood

705-444-4646 (direct) www.bradwilliamsrealtor.com

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lower level. $254,000. MLS®#20126404 Over 32 years of experience

office: 705 444 1420 James Thomson direct: 705 443 2351 Realty Inc. Brokerage LARRY REIDResort Country larryreid@rogers.com SALES REPRESENTATIVE 11352 Hwy. 26 W & Gun Club Rd.

Collingwood, Ontario (705)

445-5222

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72 Hurontario St, Collingwood, L9Y 2L8 Office: 705-445-5640 Cell: 705-888-8045 www.century21.ca/deb.fittler

Geoffrey Timpson Sales Person Direct 705-446-5282

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage

560 First Street, SALES & RENTALS Collingwood 

Deb Fittler

deb.fittler@century21.ca

“Serving Collingwood since 1974” Independently owned & operated  

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Millennium Inc., Brokerage

CENTRALLY LOCATED Large family home, home occupation... the possibilities are endless at this centrally located castle of a home. Masterfully constructed, no detail left unfinished. This completely finished home offers 5000 sq. ft. of finished living space. Spectacular ensuite bath, fireplace in master bedroom. All bedrooms are huge & can accommodate kids or guests. custom kitchen. Dark cherry cabinets & black appliances. Don’t miss the shop area under garage floor with outside access. $389,000. MLS®#20130173

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Millennium Inc., Brokerage

Nina Margesson

SANDEE 72 Hurontario St, ROBERTS Collingwood, L9Y 2L8 Broker Direct: 705-994-2444 Res: 705-445-4474 CHESTNUT PARK www.yoa.ca/ REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE ninamargesson 393 First Street, Suite 100 Collingwood email: stroberts@rogers.com Over 32 years of experience phone: 705.446.7775

Dominion Lending Centres SALES & RENTALS Finance And Mortgages Corporation LIC #12190 James Thomson

“Canada’s Resort National Country Mortgage Realty Inc. Brokerage Company” 11352 Hwy. 26 W & Gun Club Rd.

Collingwood, Ontario Tammy Robinson & Associates (705) 445-5222 705-532-1141 cell: 705-443-1811 www.resortcountryrealty.com tammyrobinson@dominionlending.ca jim@resortcountryrealty.com thebettermortgage.ca 400-328 First St, Collingwood On L9Y 1B4

First time home buyer? How to save a down payment Millenium Inc., Brokerage* 72 Hurontario Street Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L8 Office: 705-445-5640 Cell: 705-446-4451

Darryn Sly

Sales Representative

www.century21.ca/darryn.sly darryn.sly@century21.ca

Shop LOCAL ♦ Think LOCAL ♦ Buy LOCAL ♦ Sell LOCAL ♦ Use LOCAL

(NC)—Buying your first home is one of life’s biggest milestones, but for many first time home buyers, getting together the money for a down payment is a huge challenge. “As a first time buyer, saving for a down payment is no mean feat,” says Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “However, the benefits of home ownership make the struggle well worth it. Remember, the more you put down initially, the better; as this will cut into your long term mortgage costs.” Abraham recommends a combination of smart saving, careful budgeting and tapping into government incentives to help get your down payment together and into your first home faster. Most banks and lenders advise putting 20 per cent down – while this may not be possible for all first time buyers, Abraham suggests getting as close to that number as you can, and offers these tips to help: • Cut back: Remember, small things add up. A recent poll by Visa Canada found that 60 per cent of Canadians eat lunch out at least once a week. At an average cost of $8.80 per meal, eating out three times per week adds up to $20,000 after ten years! • Organize expenses: Make sure you keep track of your expenses so you can flag issues. Categorize spending so you can see where your money is going – it may motivate you to forego your daily latte. • Borrow from your RRSP: To provide first-time homebuyers with greater access to their RRSP savings to purchase or build a home, the Government of Canada has increased the Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawal limit to $25,000 per person for withdrawals made after January 27, 2009.

The REALTORS® of the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®

Looking after the Locals since 1970

• Apply the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit:  To assist first-time homebuyers, the Government of Canada introduced a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit on a qualifying home acquired after January 27, 2009. For eligible individuals, the credit provides up to $750 in federal tax relief starting in 2009. To obtain more information on the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit and the Home Buyers’ Plan, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website at www.cra.gc.ca.

www.gtREALTORS.ca

705-445-7295

To access current mortgage information and incentives that you may be qualified for, speak to your Realtor, or visit www.howrealtorshelp.ca.  www.newscanada.com

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A Perfect Winterfest Evening at Scenic Caves A guided snowshoe hike along the Niagara Escarpment under the stars, hot apple cider to take away the chill and then returning to the Sugar Shack to warm by the fire and sample on some French Canadian delicacies. Balloons, games, goody bags for the kids and family-friendly entertainment... quite simply no better way to spend a winter’s evening in South Georgian Bay. Thanks to all for a great time! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

“Every mile is two in winter.” - George Herbert

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Building or Renovating? These local businesses can help! CANADA'S BUILDING CENTRE Collingwood 705-445-1166 Creemore 705-466-2244 Fax: 705-466-2122

L. PATTEN & SONS LTD. CUSTOM HOMES & CHALETS

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Hamilton Bros Building and Farm Supplies 2047 GLEN HURON ROAD Glen Huron, Ontario L0M 1L0 Email: hamiltonbros@ultrafastwireless.com

JAMES EBERHARDT 705 446-6326 Free Estimates

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Contact Jerry Patten 705.444.6186 info@lpattenandsons.ca www.lpattenandsons.ca Water Filtration System

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Profile on Business: Active Life Conditioning “Don’t look for the quick, big improvements. Seek the small improvements one day at a time, when it happens, it lasts” - DL 52 years old Rather than having one program and scaling it to all different levels, Active Life prides itself on offering an appropriate program for all demographics and fitness levels and an elite coach who is an expert in it to lead. “People often ask me what is the difference between Active Life and the other workout facilities in Collingwood. The difference is you are always working with a trainer. You are never left on your own during a session and no two workouts are the same” states Sarah Applegarth. As Active Life has grown, so has the staff and the amount of classes that are offered. “When Sarah mentioned that she was expanding, selfishly, I was worried that the personal attention would diminish. Was I ever wrong! Sarah has surrounded herself with the most incredible and caring staff and I look forward to my workouts instead of dreading them” - DL 52yrs (performance pedal, sport stretch –yoga). Our Conditioning classes are truly unique. With small group sizes, you and the same group are led through 8 weeks with the same coach who builds off the previous workout. ALC is grounded in science and ‘Educated Exercise’ so each client is given a personal injury assessment once they commit to a conditioning program. This has kept their injury rate very low for a high intensity workout and people get results. The very talented ‘recovery team’ of Lisa Rennie (movement expert and Pilates coach) and the very graceful and soothing yoga instructor Cathy Brown (formally Day) help considerably with this. One of the most popular group program is Performance Pedal led by the energetic cycling coach Steph Martinek. This 1 hour class on Schwinn AC Pro Bikes is coached using Heart rate and Cadence meters so you can really simulate road and mountain conditions and train for imbalances. “Active Life is the best gift that I’ve ever given myself. The coaches’ knowledge and expertise are second to none and they have created an environment that makes you want to be the best that you can be. I can honestly say I am in better shape now than I was in my twenties” KR 40 years old (push your pace) ALC also offers programming geared directly toward seniors with Older Adult Exercise Specialist Robin Holmgren, Physiotherapy with Laura Powers

(Voted Georgian Triangles best Physiotherapist in 2013), higher intensity conditioning programmes like Push your pace and CrossFit. But some of the more rewarding success stories have come from their weight loss and lifestyle programs. “I don’t under stand why everyone doesn’t go to Active Life Conditioning. I would recommend it to any person of any shape, age, size, fitness level, gender because none of that matters there. All that Sarah and her coaches care about is your personal best. Personal goals at ALC range on the spectrum from elite athletes competing for Canada in a variety of sports to someone like me: 40 yrs old, out of shape with over 100 lbs to lose. Commitment is a two way street there... if you commit to working hard, they commit to working hard with you. I can do things that I never even dreamt of before and not only have the team of coaches at ALC helped me lose almost 90 pounds but they modified all my workouts to help me get through an injury. ALC is such a special place because you are a member of their family and Sarah takes that very seriously. She has dedicated herself to assembling the right team of coaches with extraordinary credentials, immense knowledge and a shared set of values that speak to living a balanced, healthy, active lifestyle that feeds the body, the mind and the spirit. I have never felt so physically and mentally healthy... and it is because of Active Life and all that they have done for me.” - LY 40yrs (Nooners, Performance Pedal)

PEROGIE PALACE

Serving a wide range of perogies & other Slavic delights such as Borsch, Cabbage Rolls & Schnitzel.

36 Sykes St. S. Meaford - Open daily 519-538-9811 Catering Available & We Deliver within Meaford

Private training and semi private training is available for those whose schedules don’t fit with the group programs or have more individual goals to plan for. Youth Conditioning programs round out the offerings. Summer Camps for ages 7-14 as well as year round physical literacy programs to assist children in many sports are helping to feed athletes to the very successful Performance training (15-20years). This program has graduated many athletes injury free to National and Provincial teams and Universities in various spots. Sarah has been chosen by many elite athletes because of her diverse programing and attention to detail. “What sets training apart with Sarah is how she addresses my specific needs and goals. She’s helped me become a stronger and faster athlete. With her help I am achieving my goals and competing at my best.” Vicki Bendus -Canadian Women’s Hockey Team

86 Sykes St., N., Meaford

519-538-1208

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705•445•4275

10 Keith Avenue, Unit 103 – Cranberry Mews Collingwood , Ontario 705 888 6337 www.activelifeconditioning.com Georgian Life • February 2013

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Collingwood’s Lifestyle Centre A truly unique experience awaits you at Cranberry Mews, one of the most convenient and fun retail spaces you’ll find anywhere in cottage country. Our lifestyle centre is home to a variety of businesses, ranging from healthcare and quality of life service providers to retailers who cater to both your whimsical and essential needs. Not only are we easy to find, but we also have trouble-free parking. So, what are you waiting for? Come see us today. Located at 10 Keith Ave, Collingwood (on Hwy 26 by Cranberry Resort). A place for health, wellness, and fun …where you can shop, dine, recharge and renew

Harbour Street Fish Bar

The Best You

Hasty Market

Active Life Conditioning

Collingwood Sports Medicine

Dr. Jennie Ly

Last supper for the Golden Apple It sure was a busy night at the Golden Apple on January 30th for their closing party. The Golden Apple Restaurant in Stayner will be remembered by many. It was almost 30 years ago that owner Leslie Kinnear and her recently deceased husband took over the business. Leslie and cook, Bill Peeling, served up an amazing array of delectable food, beverages and desserts. There were two chocolate fountains and the house was packed. Thank-you Leslie for all your memorable years and I have to mention, a huge thanks to your homemade caesar salad dressing, as it was my favourite, for as long as I can remember, and good luck on your new venture and path; see you out in the community. Oh, and Golden Apple coffee club members are welcome to join a new coffee club at The Stayner Coffee Shop across from the public school. Cheers! “I have enjoyed listening to the stories as some of them I had forgotten about. The customers have been really awesome and there have been a lot of tears and hugs,” says Leslie. Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick

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Collingwood Optimist Club Pledges $10,000

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On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the Optimist Club of Collingwood pledged $10,000 to the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. The Optimist Club has been supporting important Collingwood initiatives for over 25 years. With a strong focus on youth, club members were interested to know that the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital had over 6,500 visits to the Emergency Room by young people in 2012. The membership believes strongly that this new technology will allow physicians to quickly and accurately diagnose patients is a top priority for every family and an important project for their club. “The Optimist Club strives to help every child reach their full potential through a variety of initiatives in our community. The health and wellbeing of our youth is fundamental and it is comforting to know that the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is focused on bringing the necessary equipment to care for our community,” says Optimist Club President, Curtis Morin.

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“The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital’s New Age of Care Campaign is bringing in equipment and technology that will impact everyone. We are so pleased that the members of the Optimist Club share our vision and have supported our cause,” states Jory Pritchard-Kerr, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation. This $10,000 pledge will happen over the next 4 years as the Optimist Club has earmarked events to support the G&M. The first event is the Harbour 4 on 4 Hockey Classic planned for Saturday, February 9th, 2013. This great event will be fun not only for the participants but for spectators who want to see some good, old fashioned Canadian Hockey! For more information about the tournament you can visit www. collingwoodoptimistclub.com or “like” them on Facebook. While you are there, don’t forget to “like” the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation too! Members of the community can read more about the New Age of Care campaign on the Foundation’s updated website www.cgmhf.com.

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Thank you to the Collingwood Optimist Club for their generous support! Your help in achieving the Hospital Foundation’s vision for a New Age of Care is very much appreciated. Submitted by Kelly Hopkins

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Huronia Funskate The Collingwood Skating Club hosted the 2013 Huronia Funskate and should be commended for facilitating a marvellous weekend of competition and on ice entertainment. This regional event, which saw skaters from numerous member clubs compete at various age and skill levels, was well attended and the feedback from participants, families and spectators was overwhelmingly positive. It also served as a great opportunity for the Collingwood Club to showcase some of our extremely talented local skaters. Great weekend Collingwood Club and thanks for playing the perfect host! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

Wasaga Beach Lions support camps Lions Camp Dorset

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$1,000 presented to Lion Bill Verson Director of Lions Camp Dorset by Lion Frank Van DeValk.

$1,000 presented to Lion Bernie Wesselink on behalf of Lake Jo by Lion Paul Yarmola.

The resort has 20 dialysis units onsite in order to provide guests with their dialysis three times a week. It also provides an excellent opportunity to experience the great outdoors; get back to nature; and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere away from the stresses of everyday life.

A camp designed for the blind and visually impaired where they can enjoy the outdoors and their friends in a safe environment. This money will be used to purchase 10 canoe paddles and 10 lifejackets.

Camp Huronda and Governor’s Project

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$2,000 presented to 2VDG Barb Ennis by Lion Suzanne Lacombe.

$1,000 presented to Henri Audet by Lion President Martin Campbell.

Camp Huronda is a camp for children with juvenile diabetes. It provides an atmosphere where children have fun with their peers. This year’s donation will help build the new Lions Learning Centre. This includes our annual donation of $1,000 plus $1,000 for our Governors’ project.

Camp Kirk exists to serve children who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders and high functioning autism spectrum disorders through a camp program that will allow children to increase their understanding of themselves and of their learning disabilities.

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High on Health Hemp Rope Cutting Recent founder and owner of High on Health-Hemp Products, Judy Garbutt, celebrated her Grand Opening on Thursday, January 24th. Mayor Sandra Cooper, Councillors Joe Gardhouse and Kevin Lloyd, the media and family and friends gathered at the event to show their support and to partake in the indulgence of a variety of yummy hemp goodies. Judy is offering Ontario grown hemp products that focus on healthy living for people, the planet and pets! Check out the new storefront, located behind the bulk barn in Collingwood at 345 First Street and “Get High on Health.” Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick

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Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival Art Show Wasaga Beach Artists were there to showcase their works of art. Photos: Enrique Miranda

OUR GREATEST POSSESSION The core of sustainability is in our children; however, the responsibility does not lie in their hands alone. Adults and community play key roles in their success. Now, more than ever, our community culture needs to be supportive of children and youth. If we can develop opportunities where we work, volunteer, or even in our own neighbourhoods to invite young people to participate, as well as encourage other adults to welcome them into their space, to provide them with activities and affection, this will help them prosper in health and spirit.

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By establishing social links, and providing programs and services, we bridge the gaps between schools, families, and communities. When providing youth with resources that promote youth success, this will establish a sense of belonging and empower them to seek a positive vision for their future. We need to believe in our youth and encourage them. While providing opportunities for input and incorporating them in the process of decision making, we can help them reach their individual potential. Kudos to all of the local organizations who are threading their way in the community and into the schools. Schools working with communities offer hope. Programs that support “being healthy”, that teach about nutrition, physical activity and the importance of self, help youth to realize that they are valuable. A place to belong provides a secure environment to foster relationships and creativity. The Philosopher , Rudolph Steiner wrote, “A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.” Consider how our interactions with the children and youth of today will impact future generations. These actions can be a positive process by creating a conscious commitment to our children and youth. Their well-being is a fundamental step in the achievement of a healthy, sustainable future.

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Ice Sculptures Fit For A Queen ... I’m certain that Her Majesty would have been just as impressed as the thousands of locals and visitors who enjoyed this simply marvellous display over the holiday season. The Downtown Collingwood BIA with the support of numerous wonderful sponsors hosted their 2nd Annual Ice Sculpture Festival and in keeping with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration the festival was British themed. The streets quite literally came alive with these colourful, shimmering ice sculptures. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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A Mid-Life Crisis can be a good thing ... and Jim Harrison’s band proved that as they took home the honours as crowd favourite at the 2nd Annual Rotary Club of Collingwood’s Battle of the Bands adult competition. The event, held over two nights, at the Royal Canadian Legion, featured great music from youth bands the first night followed up by a stellar lineup of adult bands on Friday evening. Both outings the music was amazing and the competition fierce and while someone had to go home victorious, the real winner was the community as the net proceeds which apparently exceeded $10,000 were destined for local charities. A fantastic couple of evenings of musical entertainment and congratulations and kudos to all who organized, participated and supported this great event! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

Small gestures add up to big romance (NC)—Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and men everywhere are breaking into a cold sweat. They’ve bought into the fallacy that romance equals money. But when we think of the most romantic and breathtaking stories of romance, they almost never involve flying off to Europe or drinking the most expensive champagne. It’s usually small gestures like holding hands, kissing in the rain, or simply stargazing that we remember. Opportunities for romance exist just about anywhere, and this Valentine’s Day, you can spoil your loved one without spending a fortune, like this: 1. Be savvy, not cheap. Buy flowers that are in season or shop around for deals and avoid delivery charges by buying locally. 2. Write your loved one a romantic letter and place it under their pillow. Or, write multiple love notes and post them throughout the house. Write something romantic on the bathroom mirror too. 3. Make “love coupons”. These are really up to your imagination. You can include coupons for a passionate kiss, a favourite meal, breakfast out, or a massage. 4. Take a walk down memory lane and visit some of the special places from your early days of dating. 5. Recreate your partner’s favourite romantic movie scene. Georgian Life • February 2013

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Remembering Roy Wilson On Sunday, January 20th Wasaga Beach Town Crier, Roy Wilson, died in front of his television from a massive heart attack just a week after opening at the New Year’s Levee on Jan. 13th. Wilson was Wasaga Beach’s first town crier and held the position since winning a competition for the post in 1998. In his professional career, Wilson worked as a police officer in Toronto from 1948 to 1975. And, after policing, Roy worked in security for the Toronto Blue Jays. Wilson was known for ringing his bell and shouting “Oh Yeas” at numerous events in and around the area in his distinctive red and white uniform. You would often see his wife of 62 years, Catherine (or better known as ‘Kay’) at his side. The couple was inducted to the Order of Wasaga Beach in 2008 and Roy won Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship in 2010. Roy and Kay have three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Roy Wilson at the Wasaga Beach New Year’s Levee Photo: Enrique Miranda

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Catherine and Roy Wilson last year at the Wasaga Beach Film Festival Photo: Bryan Davies

Many attended Roy’s Celebration of Life which took place at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25th at the RecPlex in Wasaga Beach. Roy will be remembered by family and friends for his outstanding commitment as ambassador for Wasaga Beach. He was a dedicated volunteer who encouraged everyone he knew to get involved with the community. It was just two years ago that the Wilson’s travelled to the Dominican Republic as part of Rotary Club trip bringing relief and supplies to Haitian refugees. Roy Wilson was 86 years old and known to be quite active. He will sadly be missed by many! Story: Melanie Vollick, Write Way Communications

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