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June 2013

Georgian Life - Business of the Year Award - Collingwood Chamber of Commerce

“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels” ~ Heinz Stucke

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Jazzmania ROCKS The Blue Mountains put on a rocking weekend of Jazz music. Musicians - Blue Room, Ken Meyer, The Soul Motivators, Tyler Yarema, Wayne Buttery and The Goove Project, Martels Rock n Roll Show, Toronto All-Star Big Band and many more entertained day and night. Dinner Friday night was at Simplicity Bistro on King in Thornbury with Jazz at the Mill Cafe and a Dance at the Beaver Valley Community Centre. Saturday there was Dancing at The Beaver Valley Community and Dinner at The Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury and The Mill Cafe hosted Dinner on Saturday night and a Brunch at the Golf Course at Lora Bay. Truly a collaborative effort of musicians and hosting sites! Photos/Story: Julie Paleczny

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As you can see from the cover, Georgian Life won the Business of the Year Award at the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Just so you know, I do not deserve all the credit. Georgian Life has an amazing team of people (currently 5 freelance photo journalists, 3 advertising sales representatives, a graphic designer and a writer/editor) all working effortlessly to ensure that every month’s issue is the best yet! I think we are an awesome team providing an excellent publication and it’s really nice to be recognized. Thank you to everyone who nominated us!

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Spring is a very busy time of the year and 36 pages didn’t seem to be enough space to cover everything that happened in May! We’ve had so much fun at the charity events, grand openings, art shows, award ceremonies and music events. From Piping Plovers to “Wrestlemania,” we’ve got you covered in this issue! Happy Father’s Day (June 16th) to all the dads out there! I hope you get the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you are looking for something special to do with him, there are so many options! My family typically buys “experiences” for our relatives. Get him the Father’s Day gift to remember think zip-lining, chartered fishing tour, BBQ’ing, or a new restaurant he hasn’t tried. Showing you care doesn’t have to cost a whole lot, create a crafty keepsake that he will treasure forever or make him a simple card. Have you had the chance to check out Georgian Life’s online calendar on the new website yet? It’s a really great resource to find out what’s happening in your community! Please, if you are having an event and want people to find about it, make use of this valuable tool - it’s free - and it also let’s us know about your event, so we can hopefully send out a photographer to cover it! Happy June - see you out there!


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Please email your stories & photos to: Submit your events online: Contributing Writers: Janna Copeland, Cycle for Sight, Environment Network, Home for Life, Melanie Vollick Contributing Photographers: Selena Blais, Bryan Davies, Enrique Miranda, Julie Paleczny, Melanie Vollick, Dave West Cover Photo: Dave West Photography Design & Layout: Selena Blais & Alyshia Laube Please show your support for sustainable environmental practices by sharing this issue with friends and neighbours and then put it in your recycling bin. Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways we can all contribute to protecting our resources. No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher. The views expressed by the contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher. The publisher accepts no responsibility for advertisers’ claims or for the accuracy and use of the photographs and descriptions provided for publication, and reserves the right to edit supplied photos and content. © 2013 Georgian Life All Rights Reserved

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Dr.’s Yeates and O’Toole say “Thank you” 2 new Portable Ultrasounds have arrived at the G&M Hopsital, thanks to the New Age of Care Campaign. One of the Ultrasounds will be stationed in the Emergency Dept and the second will be located in Obstetrics. In June, three new 3-D ultrasounds units will arrive in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Upgraded images and shorter wait times will be the result! The government does not fully fund healthcare in Ontario. This is particularly evident at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital where over 90% of all medical equipment and technology is funded by donations to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. To read more or donate please go to

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Business Profile: Shirwood Food’s Services Have you been searching far and wide for wedding venues? Do you need professional caterers? Well, look no further. Shirwood Food Services stands at the forefront for quality and professional service when it comes to all types of special occasions! Whether you need caterers for a conference or help getting Professional Service with a Personal Touch venues arranged, Shirwood Food Services has been catering in and around the area for over 25 years! Their extensive list of repeat clientele is a testament to their dedicated team. Employing up to 90 part-time staff, Shirwood Food’s coordinates weddings, and event production for a variety of events including the Elvis festival and Wakestock. As recognized exclusive caterers to the Alpine Ski Club and the Craigleith Ski Club, mother and son, Sheree Ireton and Jake Hibbs, have been in business together since 1984. They have coordinated 45 weddings alone in the past year! Jake will be leaving the company on a full time basis moving to the southern Nicoya Peninsula Area of Costa Rica where he will operate an all-inclusive style bed and breakfast. “Depending on availability of accommodation we may be ready to leave as early as spring 2014. I will still be working with Shirwood Foods throughout this time planning events and travelling to Collingwood whenever I am needed to help co-ordinate said events,” says Jake. Sheree looks forward to continuing to build the business and coordinate events. She already has 30 upcoming weddings and events booked for the summer and she’s continuously looking at new ideas in the industry and staying up on recent trends. Extremely busy during the winter months, with Alpine and Craigleith Ski Clubs, this season Sheree will be catering at Alpine only. The company not only caters wedding, but will coordinate entire events, covering details from food to flowers. What makes them such a success is how closely they work with their clients to ensure a successful event. With exclusive use of the Alpine Ski Club, they can cater events of up to 600 people at a time. Shirwood Food’s Specialties: • Spectacular Venues for 50 to 600 • Air Conditioned Facilities • Exclusive Use of Facility • Walk-Out Terrace • Minutes from the Village at Blue • Short Drive from Collingwood The working relationship with both Sheree and Jake over the years is a unique mother and son partnership that has built a solid business and reputable company. With many inspiring ideas and experience, Sheree looks forward to making your event a memorable one. Searching for the perfect wedding venues can be tough. At Shirwood Food’s, they understand, and are fully committed to helping you find exactly what you want. From barbeques to corporate events, Shirwood Food Services does it all! Call them at (705) 445-0066 today to get started! Or e-mail Sheree - If anyone is interested in learning more about Jake’s new venture, feel free to contact him at Written by Melanie Vollick, Write Way Communications

Collingwood Mandarin MS Walks It’s Way To $ucce$$ Thank you to all participants, teams, and volunteers for once again showing your support of the MS Society. The Collingwood Mandarin MS Walk had 144 participants and raised $56,868. Congratulations on another great outing! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography


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Collingwood Farmers Market Season Opener Back for another great year offering the best in fresh foods and crafts from local vendors, the Downtown Collingwood Farmers Market attracted a good size crowd on its opening day over the holiday weekend. Be sure to check out the wonderful offerings every Saturday morning, but be sure to get there early as the best products sell out fast! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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A ‘Hart’ For Collingwood and The Special Olympics In advance of Wrestling Night 2 in Collingwood five-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion, WWE Hall-of-Famer, and recognized as Canada’s greatest professional wrestler Bret, ‘The Hitman’ Hart, spent the day visiting with community groups which included the gang at 95.1 The Peak FM for an on-air interview and photo session; a session with Mayor Cooper and some very special guests at Town Hall and then of course the ‘main event’ at the Curling Club Friday evening. Promoter John Edwards thanked all 700+ who came out for a great evening of wrestling and for supporting the fundraiser which brought in over $2500 for the Special Olympics program. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

Stayner Duck Races This year’s second annual Kingsmen duck races held on May 4th in Stayner at Centennial Park fell on the most perfect day. The sun was shining and the park was packed! Over 1200 ducks were dropped into Lamont Creek with local businesses also participating in a corporate duck race, scavenger hunt, barbecue and a vintage car show. Wow, there were some pretty amazing vehicles on display. All proceeds from the event went to local community projects and special thanks goes out to the Gulley’s for making the event a musical and rockin’ good time! See you all next year!! Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick


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Sudden Loss Written by Janna Copeland, B.A., M.Div. Loss and grief are universal themes throughout all of our life journeys. No two losses are exactly the same. Perhaps one of the most shocking forms of loss is that of a sudden death. An unexpected death can come with many reactions and emotions. The uniqueness of a sudden death is that there is no time to prepare, emotionally, spiritually or psychologically. The practical issues surrounding a sudden death, such as making funeral arrangements or finding wills add to this. The shock of a sudden death may increase the pain experienced and the grief felt.

Possible feelings related to a sudden death may include: • Feeling Overwhelmed • Fear • Helplessness • Shock • Longing • Sadness • Numbness • Guilt • Apathy • Shame • Anger When experiencing a loss, it is important to recognize that you are not alone. Everyone experiences loss at different times throughout their lives. Though there are some universal emotions or reactions to a sudden death, no two person’s experiences are exactly the same. Whatever you are experiencing is not abnormal. Whether the loss is sudden, or after a lengthy illness, it is particularly important to understand that there is no prescribed process or amount of time to ‘get over it.’ We know that losing someone is not something we ‘get over;’ rather it is a reality we learn to live with over time. Many times the best comfort we can offer ourselves or someone else is to remove the pressure and expectations about grief. Try not to think thoughts such as “I should be crying” or “I should have stopped crying.” This is especially important when the loss was sudden offering no preparation time. You may think it is time to stop grieving, or others may tell you that you should have ‘moved on’, but each of us grieves in our own time and in our own way. It is important, however, to identify if your grief has become serious. For example, over time people, who are grieving, will begin to experience increasing joy in life. If periods of joy are not returning after several months, or if you begin to feel hopeless, it would be appropriate to seek professional support. Your local Hospice will offer a number of grief and bereavement programs. These are often informal. They are a good place to talk to others who may have similar experiences as you do. Not only do they offer emotional support, but they offer practical help – how to cook for one, where to find help with banking and other home matters. The possibility of a sudden loss is always present. It should remind people to live every day fully. Have important conversations about your hopes, goals, wishes, beliefs and legacy. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at or by calling your local Hospice: Hospice Georgian Triangle 705.444.2555. We are here to help.

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RANDOM GOODNESS Random acts of kindness are small actions that can have a big impact – not only on the recipient, but on the part of the “giver” as well. It is a concept that only the Buddhists have a word for – mudita – which means sympathetic joy – the upwelling of the heart caused by the joy of another person. Scientific studies have actually shown that providing acts of kindness for someone else can actually make you happier. Kindness and other positive emotions have also been shown to reduce the impact of negative ones – stress, tension, anxiety can all be recovered from quicker if the subject is in a “happy place.” Further to this, when positive emotions outweigh negative ones in life, people become more resilient to adversity and negativity, and can accomplish amazing things! All this, from one small seed of kindness. From the end of the receiver, random acts can sprout a whole other flower to bloom. Imagine someone kindly handing you a $20.00 bill in the grocery line, when you were a few dollars short for groceries, and how that might make you feel. Or, you witness the act, and are suddenly inspired to do something kind yourself. You have the ability to be the reason that someotne has that big smile on their face! Now, imagine if you will, what would happen if we started to perform “Random Acts of Sustainability.” You stop on your morning walk to pick up a bit of litter. The driver in a car driving by sees you, and is inspired by your actions. They get home and take their kids out for a nature hike. The children, while in the woods, are fascinated with the creatures all around them – they want to build a birdhouse when they get home….there is just so much potential for the movement to snowball, and grow and grow and grow, and impact millions of people. It seems to be that the world is ready for a simple solution, that has the ability to make an enormous impact and cause change, and maybe good old fashioned kindness is the answer. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia For more information on the programs offered by the Environment Network please visit or call 705-446-0551.

Collingwood Cycling Club Spring Social The mission of the Club is to bring the local cycling community together so that they can learn, ride and train in a safe environment. As a non profit cycling club they will be hosting numerous weekly group rides throughout the season for their members. The primary purpose is to provide a wide variety of weekend group road rides for beginners to experts. In addition, the CCC would also like to be a political force on behalf of cyclists in our community. Their hope is to grow together, socially, economically and as a dream destination for Ontario road cyclists. For more info Photos: Dave West Photography


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Excuse me, but there’s a donation in my soup? I find it simply inspiring that year after year tantalizing soups from numerous local bistros and restaurants served up in beautifully hand painted bowls can not only taste and look so good but also raise such tremendous money for charity! The 4th Annual Bowls for Beds in support of Home Horizon proved once again that they have found the ‘recipe’ for a successful fundraiser. Well done and thank you to all who participated and supported this wonderful organization. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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COLLINGWOOD DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday Mornings 8:30am-1pm May 18th to October 12th Corner of second and Pine Streets in historic Downtown Collingwood. Local vendors feature a wide range of produce, meats, preserves, baked goods and more.

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SPRING IS HERE! Growing Herbs Growing culinary herbs combines the beauty and fragrance of flowers with the functional use of plants as food. Culinary herbs can be shrubs, bushes, climbers, annuals or perennials. They can be grown in small gardens, in plots with distinctive visual design, in containers or in some cases as field crops. Herbs also make very functional borders. Because there are so many different herbs, the location of the herb garden itself will depend upon the particular plants you grow. If the garden is to be strictly functional, place it close to the kitchen. If grown mainly for ornamental or fragrance purposes, the many textures and hues, foliage shades, and flower colours warrant the placing of the garden in a more conspicuous spot. Herbs can also be used as specimen plants in patio planters, in hanging baskets, or as winter houseplants. Source:

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• Rain barrels drastically reduce runoff with low costs and minimal maintenance. • Simple to install, suitable for virtually any household property size or location. • Stores relatively clean (and unchlorinated) water for use on lawns and gardens. • Can reduce domestic water use, lowering water bills and demands on city water system, especially during peak summer periods. • If used and maintained properly there can be a reduction of 65–70% of runoff. You can purchase a Rain Barrel for $50 + tax at the Environment Network Shoppe at 44 St. Marie St., Collingwoodor by calling (705) 446-0551.

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CORIANDER Seeds for spices in baking, dressings; tastes and smells like orange leaves in stuffings, curries. Leaves used widely to flavour food.

CHIVES Leaves are used fresh or dried in salads and as seasonings; has onion flavour. Flowers for salads.

DILL Leaves used for salads; fresh leaves and seed stalks for dill pickles; after drying use to season meats, fish, vegetables. Seeds for essential oil.


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• BMFA Studio and Art Tour - Over 40 remarkable artists in studios and community locations from 10am5pm the weekend of June 1 & 2 2013. Brochures and maps available in the community and Arts Centre (163 Hurontario St Collingwood) from April , info also available at • Build Your Website in a Weekend Workshop - Learn the steps to website creation while developing a professional and secure website that showcases your work and your brand with a user-friendly website system for non-techies. Register at www.sarahritchieinc. com/workshops

June 1

• 97.7 The Beach Birthday Bash with Live Entertainment Featuring The Canadian Improv Showcase - Gayety Theatre 6:30 $20 • GNE Hoe Down. Back again this year! This event features dinner, square dancing and Silent Auction. The Blue Mountain Promenaders will be dancing at this fantastic event! Tickets are $20 each. Happy Hour starts at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm. • Cops for Cancer - People shave there heads for prdiatric cancer research. All money raised in the aarea stays in the area. Being held June 1 Thornbury Pharmasave Drug Store Starting at 1 pm Register by calling Clive and Brenda Prentice at 519-599-7299or bct.prent@ Register on line at and follow the links to the Blue Mountains Last year we raised closed to $14,000.

June 2

• MonkeyJunk 2013 blues series - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre 8pm $35 • Clean & Climb - Help us clean up the garbage around Metcalfe Rock and then spread wood chips on the trails. After all this hard work Free Spirit Tours will provide free rock climbing and caving tours. 705-444-3622 • The Billy Bishop Home & Museum is hosting its annual Veterans’ Commemoration Day BBQ at 2pm on June 2nd and the opening of a new exhibit, “Local Heroes.” 519 371 0031 • Healthy Kids Day 11 to 3pm at the Collingwood YMCA for a fun-filled day of free family activities! Bring the family by and get active together while participating in Sports & Games. Parent Information Booths on site and a BBQ lunch. (705) 445-5705. Free Event open to the Community!

June 5

• Libby Znaimer free seminar - Wasaga Beach Rec Plex. Prominent Canadian Journalist Libby Znaimer is the keynote speaker for the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. Why doesnt anyone talk about this stuff before its too late?” Please RSVP to Debbie at 705444-8645 or via email at

June 5 - July 28

• Canada at Play - This exhibition takes a look at our favourite games and toys over the past 130 years. Meaford Museum in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum.

June 7 - 8

• Michael Rule country music & pig roast dinner 8pm $45dinner/show $30show only. Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

June 8

• Homemade Beef Dinner by the Meaford & St. Vincent Agricultural Society with 2 sittings, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. and Silent Auction bids closing at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds to the Meaford Fall Fair 519-538-2648 • Shoreline Chorus presents “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” Georgian Shores United Church Hall, Owen Sound. 2:00pm & 7:30pm. $15 519-599-2710

June 9

• Beaver River Clean Up - Help us get rid of the logs that jam up the Beaver River. We’ll paddle in canoes to where the log jams are and then heave them out… prepared to get wet! This is a fun event with prizes given away at the end from local stores! 9:00 am 519-599-2268 • Stride to Turn the Tide of AIDS in Africa (Third Annual Walk) Sunset Point Park, Collingwood Registration is $15. Choose your walk of 1 km, 2.5 km or 5 km along Collingwood’s beautiful waterfront trail. Register at 12:30 p.m. Walk starts at 1:00 p.m. African jewelry will be for sale. Pre-register at • The Walk to Fight Arthritis takes place at Chartwell Georgian Traditions, 57 Trott Blvd. Registration is @9:30 Walk starts @11:00 visit

June 11 – 16

• Blue Suede Shoes - Renowned Elvis tribute artist, Roy LeBlanc, stars in the perfect play for Collingwood. The show boasts 45 songs and 14 costume changes with a fantastic photo montage and video production. From C2 Entertainment. Gayety Theatre

June 12

• Sail Into Summer Festival - Set sail with the crew of the S.S. Admiral for its annual fundraiser! Enjoy a fabulous meal by Men With Knives, Laser Tag, Bouncy Structures, Carnival Games, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and much more! Admission is FREE! One for All, All for Admiral! Admiral Collingwood Elementary School

June 14-15

• Clearview Community Theatre is holding open auditions for their fall musical of “The Music Man” on Friday June 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday June 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday June 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Stayner Church of the Good Shepherd. For more details and audition instructions visit www. or call Gren Bray at 705-

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June 15

• Throttle Up for Sick Kids Ride & Picnic - Motorcycle ride from Vaughan in support of Sick Kids Burn & Plastics unit. Tickets are $30 and include lunch and t-shirt. All others are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun. Sunset Point Park Collingwood @1pm Help us raise money for Sick Kids! • Fleet-Wood Dancentre’s 19th Annual Dance Recital!! “Treasured Memories, New Beginnings” Meaford Hall 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets available at the door or by phoning 705 446-1568 $20 • BARRIE SALSA PARTY at THE SPOTLIGHT Event Center @ 41 Essa Rd. Barrie. Admission $10 including Salsa lesson at 7pm www:// • Met Con Blue - The most insane obstacle adventure race on the planet! Met Con Blue 2013 features two course options, test yourself on the 5km course or up for a bit more of a challenge, try the all new 10km “full metal jacket” course!

June 16

• Brian Roman swinging pop celebrating the music from Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Bobby Daren, and Paul Anka in addition to Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison and more. Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

June 22

• Cycle for Sight is a fundraiser in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness – Canada’s leading charity funding vision research. Toronto to Collingwood 140 km. Alliston to Collingwood 70 km Register today! $75 registration fee. $600 fundraising minimum. • Mob Barley and The Railers Casbah 18 Huron Street, Collingwood $5 • “The Sound of Meow-sic” Benefit concert for the Clarksburg Cat Shelter 6pm silent auction 7pm show $20 Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

June 23

• Edible and medicinal Wild weed walk 2-4pm. Cook Garden, end of Leslie, Street, Collingwood. $20

June 27

• Dinner on the Terrace with Musician Drew McIvor. Advance tickets by reservation only – call and get yours now! Just $25 includes dinner, dessert, coffee and great local artists! Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre

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Tally Ho! at the Highlands Members of Duntroon Highlands Golf Club enjoyed an afternoon round of Golf before they sat down to a fun dining experience in their Clubhouse. Each member was given a pair of special sunglasses. Photos: Bryan Davies Photography

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Beach 1 is not just any electrician company. They are at the forefront of renewable energy initiatives. Chamber guests checked out their solar division with hands-on displays on how to and save energy (and money!) and their residential division, AMP CHAMP featured many of the latest LED lighting options and home energy control systems. If you are interested in learning more about alternative energy options and investment opportunities go to their shop at 24 Ronell Cres. in Collingwood or visit their website Photos/Story: Selena Blais





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Celebrating Business In Wasaga Beach On May 9th, the 17 Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony and Citizen of the Year Award was held at the Wasaga RecPlex. The Chamber of Commerce was also celebrating their 75th Anniversary and many Past Presidents were there to enjoy the night. The ample buffet served up by the Georgian Circle Family Restaurant and the delicious cakes from Taste of Paradise ensured that nobody left hungry! The Entertainer of the night, Roy Daye, had everyone in stitches with his “small town” jokes. Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients - keep up the good work! Photos: Enrique Miranda

Young Business Person of the Year Award Dr. Peter Wilson - Beach Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

Employee of the Year Award Lisa Boysen - Kirby’s Complete Flooring Centre

Best Boss of the Yeard Award Marcel Doreleyers - Canadian Tire

Business of the Year Award - Boston Pizza Alex and Sandy Smardenka

Community Involvement Award Marcel Doreleyers - Canadian Tire

Professional Service Business of the Year Award Pinpoint Media Design

Former Chamber President (1968-1969) B.W. Jowett

Entrepreneur of the Year Award David Harrison - Auto Tech N’ Tire

I would like to thank everyone who nominated me for the Young Business of the Year Award for the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce. It is because of you all that I am the proud recipient. I am Dr. Peter Wilson happy to announce that in addition to servicing and accepting new patients at Beach Chiropractic and Wellness I am now accepting new patients in Collingwood at Bayside Wellness.

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The Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue “Potcake” is the Bahamian term for the thick, leftover food that remains in the bottom of a pot of peas and rice after several reheatings that the locals feed to the stray dogs in the Bahamas. The ancestry of the potcake dog is shared among dogs from both sets of islands, since many residents of Turks and Caicos were originally from nearby islands and took their dogs with them. Three types may have contributed to development: dogs the Arawak brought with them, terriers protecting supplies from the rodents on ships that arrived in

Eleuthera, New Providence, and the Abaco Islands and dogs from North Carolina that arrived with Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War period. In addition, many other types of breeds were imported during the 20th century, which interbred with the local dogs making the mix of breeds in the potcake quite dynamic. The Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue organization is an international rescue based out of Wasaga Beach that was founded in July of 2011 after potcake rescuer, Lynne Nikolopoulos volunteered for the humane society on a vacation with her daughter in the Bahamas. They provide

abandoned, abused and starved animals with loving families through adoption. All dogs are quarantined for three weeks and are vetted with government vet certificate of health before entering Canada. They are also quarantined two further weeks before they are up for adoption. Canadian Royal Potcake rescue has seen much sadness and suffering on the islands. “We can make a difference for some of them as one called Momma. Momma lived in Nassau as a street dog all her life. Thought to be between 7 to 10 years old, Momma lived in a hole with her sister under an old business. If it were not for a local lady named Lisa who gives what she can to keep them alive, Momma would have died. Momma watched her sister murdered and cried for months like a human. When the hurricanes came Lisa placed her inside a school to save her. We rescued sweet Momma who lives in Ottawa with a little 2 year old boy. Many heartbreaking stories, but many have happy endings with families who love them,” says Lynne. Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue is working on a youth team called “Paw Patrol” which will consist of youth ages 10 + as role models who will attend fundraising events and preform flash mobs. Animal awareness starts with teaching our youth. To enquire go to their facebook page (Canadian Royal Potcake Rescue). Sponsored by Royal Canin, the organization also works closely with our local Furry Friends and Humane Societies as well as the Grand Bahamas Humane Society, the Bahamas Humane Society and Baark of Nassau. As of July, this year, the rescue has placed 300 dogs in their ‘forever homes’. It’s important to note that all dogs entering Canada do not carry any more diseases than our local dogs. The

potcakes are put on preventative for heartworm as pups for a full year assuring they do not carry heartworm or get heartworm. As a new and proud owner of a rescued potcake named Nacho, I have come to understand their commitment to humans and fun, loving nature. Potcakes are an excellent choice for someone who wants to share their life with an extremely intelligent, quick witted and bonded companion. They are beautifully graceful runners, intuitively empathetic, and the right match for someone desiring a long-term, interactive relationship with another intelligent species. The organization is in need of the following donations: Funds for vetting and transport, old towels and dog accessories, auction items, flight sponsors, volunteers and fosters. To make a donation, email canadianroyalpotcakerescue@ or visit Written by Melanie Vollick, Write Way Communications

Wild Wing’s Motorcycle Rally In support of Radio for Radiation, there was a BBQ for the riders, Show and Shine and Fashion Show. Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda.

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COPA for Kids The COPA for Kids Aviation Program is a free of charge aviation program that puts COPA member pilots together, one-on-one, with young people between 8 – 17 years of age. The kids had a blast learning about how planes operate, sitting in the cockpit and each child went home with a goodie bag! Due to the high wind conditions that day, the children will be flying on the 5th of June instead. Thanks to all the sponsors: Pierre Lajoie (airport manager), RAA, who subsidized the hamburger BBQ, and the VIP Pilot Centre who supplied the hats, certificates, and Copa High Flight poem. And special thanks to speakers, Bob Fever, Johnnie Boswick and Pilot George Daniels. An event each child will cherish for life! Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick

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Sample Menu as follows: - Assorted breads - Choice of Salad: Spinach Mandarin, Caesar, or Classic Highland - 8 oz New York Striploin with sauteed mushrooms or 6 oz Halibut served with pineapple mango chutney - Medley of Garden Vegetables - Roasted Rosemary Petite Potatoes Reservations Required 705 445-3554

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Who are the Goldenaires? ...they are a group of women who simply love to sing. They have been sharing music and the goodwill in and around Meaford since 1969. Directed by Jennifer Potter who is a local classical singer and songwriter, Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in music. She joined the Canadian National Tour of Les Miserables and spent summers at the Charlottetown Festival. The “Goldenaires” preform semi-annual concerts at the Meaford United Church on the first Sundays of May and December. Photos/Story: Julie Paleczny

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Theatre Collingwood Renaissance Evening Theatre Collingwood held another tremendously successful Annual Renaissance Membership Evening at the Production Centre Friday May 10th and the packed house was thrilled to be entertained by one of Canada’s top singing actors Adrian Marchuk. Accompanied by renowned pianist / musical director David Atkinson, Adrian (who starred as Frankie Valli in the Toronto and Las Vegas runs of Jersey Boys) had the audience under his spell as he performed excerpts from his most recent show ‘The Sweetest Sounds’ direct from it’s debut at New York City’s World Famous Birdland Jazz Club. Be sure to keep up with Theatre Collingwood’s 2013 season schedule and take note as they are bringing Adrian back up in the fall for a night of musical theatre not to be missed! An awesome evening and thanks to all who came out in support of Theatre Collingwood! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography



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Dazzling Diplomas! niversity and college degrees represent thousands of dollars and years of hard work – celebrate with a beautiful setting for that hard-earned sheepskin!

Don’t leave that school diploma or certificate in a cardboard roll or in a drawer. Diplomas signify an outstanding achievement and one of life’s great milestones, and deserve to be beautifully framed and showcased – What a wonderful gift for any grad! For a truly customized gift, add a graduation tassel or announcement, photographs, lithographs of campus icons, school seals, and more in a frame or shadow box, perhaps with a frame finish or mat colors to complement the school colors. Your custom framer will help you select a design that is professional and pleasing and that will nicely accent your office or home décor. Whether your diploma is on parchment or paper, your custom framer will know how to best preserve and present it. Preservation-quality cotton or alpha-cellulose mat is essential to keep the diploma in top condition for many years. Reversible mounting techniques will allow for the removal of the diploma, if required. Ultraviolet filtering glazing will help to protect the diploma from the harmful effects of UV rays. The frame itself can have a very traditional look in the classic black and gold, or represent your personal taste. From metal to wood the frame and mat will not only protect this amazing achievement, but also present it in a way that you will be proud of your accomplishment for years to come. This is one of your biggest achievements – proudly display what you have achieved! Georgian Frame Gallery 172 Hurontario Street Collingwood

Wasaga Artists Celebrate 40 Years at the Recplex

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.” - Author Unknown

Wasaga Artists celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a Spring Show and Sale on May 4th at the Recplex. Artists and former members of the club exhibited their diverse Art Works and were on hand to demonstrated their talents. Photos/Story by Enrique Miranda

Maria Mytkowski with members of her family

Judy Morrison

Vallery Mokrytzki

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TANGLEWOOD Exquisite 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath condo backing onto golf course. SS appliances, wrought iron light fixtures, granite counters, stone fireplace, California shutters, slate & hardwood floors. Fully finished bright & spacious lower level.  MLS® #20131097 $399,000

NEWLY BUILT CHALET WITH VIEW OF BLUE MTN 3860 ft. of finished living space with a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. Superior steel construction and maintenance free exterior. Professionally designed interior, custom cabinetry, 2 gas fireplace. Great entertaining areas inside and out. MLS® #20131763 $869,000


LORA BAY 3,000 sq ft home/chalet on oversized lot. 3 bedrooms & 3 ½ baths with potential for 4,700 sq. feet of living space when lower level is finished. Spectacular hand hewn trusses, stone fireplace, reclaimed materials.  MLS® #20130441 $999,000

WALK TO THE HILLS Beautifully appointed 5 bedroom, 3 bath chalet within walking distance to Blue Mountain ski hills or take the shuttle bus, which stops at the front door. Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors through main level. Dramatic view of ski hills. MLS® #20130418 $749,000

TUSCANY IN RAVENNA Unique stone villa on 11+ rolling acres intersected by the Mill Creek. Charming & warm 6,400+ sq. ft. home/ chalet with 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths & fully finished lower level. Double car garage, detached barn with in-floor heating and workshop/tuning room. Many custom features throughout. Short drive to ski resorts & golf courses. MLS® #20131719 $1,784,484

PRINCETON SHORES 3625 sq. feet of finished living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Main floor master opens to spa room with views of the water and 5 piece ensuite.  Stunning kitchen with no detail or convenience overlooked.  Gracious and comfortable living in a home and area that would appeal to most. MLS® #20131665 $2,250,000


SILVER GLEN PRESERVE Choose from 2 storey townhomes and loft bungalows & a variety of floor plans. Great location, close to Craigleith, Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay, skiing and trails. Models range from $412,900 to $464,9000.  See L.B.O. for more details.


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® #20131403 $985,000

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

TANGLEWOOD Crenshaw model. 1154 sq. foot 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome in Tanglewood golf community, adjoining the Cranberry Golf Course. Gas fireplace, large master, 4 person sauna, attached garage with inside entry. MLS® #20130936 $299,900

SIERRA LANE Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath ground level condo backing onto 1st fairway of Monterra Golf Course. Large master with ensuite, gas fireplace, cathedral ceiling, lots of storage. Walking distance to Village, use of outdoor pool, close to skiing & golfing. Great opportunity to own a four season property in well maintained complex.  MLS® #20132156 $349,900

GEORGIAN MEADOWS 3900+ sq, foot family home with large kitchen, separate dining room, great room & 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

SUNSET POINT LANDMARK RESIDENCE Spectacular, top quality custom built 4,400+ sq. ft. home with 5 bedrooms & 3 ½ baths. 2nd floor loft library, master suite w/fireplace, balconies off every bedroom. Great views across Georgian Bay, steps to water, minutes to downtown. MLS® #20126455 $1,295,000


VIEWS OF BLUE MOUNTAIN Bright 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath chalet with open concept floor plan. Spacious kitchen, corner windows in living room offers extensive views of Blue Mountain. Hardwood floors throughout. Wood burning fireplace. Fully finished basement. Large deck at rear that overlooks the Mountain. Affordably priced, furniture negotiable. MLS ® #20132787 $399,900

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  $879,000

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Teddy Bears Get Clean Bills of Health! Thanks to all you very caring Teddy Bear parents who brought your precious furry little ones in to McDonald’s for the CG&M Hospital walk-in check up. Donations from the event went to support G&M Hospital Foundation along with the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities. All the bears received clean bills of health which shows just what wonderful parents you all are! Thank you for caring. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography




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“Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.” - Robert Orben

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Well, the forecast of rain and snow didn’t stop anyone from attending the Mother’s Day Brunch at Bistro 26 on May 12th. Located at the Aerodrome on Hwy. 26, the Bistro was packed with families who enjoyed live music by John Haines and a huge variety of scrumptious goods such as fresh omelets made to order, shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon as well as roast beef at a carving station. I have to admit though, the made to order goat cheese, mushroom, and spinach crepes were to die for. Thanks for a memorable Mother’s Day Bistro 26! Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick

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TheSmoke’s Grand Opening Week TheSmoke hosted their Grand Opening week from May 7th-12th with the opening of their new patio (featuring a bright orange awning you can’t miss!). It wrapped up with a busy cold wet Mother’s Day & the first of many Sunday dinners. Congratulations to everyone who had their name drawn for some fantastic prizes from local businesses. Stayed tuned for more exciting things to come from TheSmoke! TheSmoke has taken the BBQ experience to a whole new level. Photos: Selena Blais


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Collingwood Home & Lifestyle Show The Collingwood Home & Lifestyle Show is the area’s largest spring indoor & outdoor consumer event. Visitors enjoyed mini concerts and shows, talked with experts, watched demonstrations, signed up for classes, and sampled new products. Photos: Selena Blais

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Creemore Farmer’s Market kicked off the season with great weather and enthusiastic crowds. The Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm until Thanksgiving at Station on the Green, 10 Caroline St. W. Creemore. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

Close your eyes and imagine you’re riding a bike along a country road. Birds are chirping and your tires hum against the pavement. The wind and sunshine caress your face, and your muscles pump the pedals. A droplet of sweat drips down your face – a salty reward for your efforts. The scenery is gorgeous but bittersweet; you’re riding to stop blindness from stealing this view. On Saturday, June 22, 400 cyclists including many living with vision loss, will join the fifth annual Cycle for Sight to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness – the largest charitable funder of vision research in Canada. Bound for Collingwood, riders will travel a 140 km route from Toronto, or a 70 km route from Alliston, to raise money for research to understand, preserve and restore sight. Over one million Canadians live with vision loss due to eye diseases, like retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Macular degeneration alone is the leading cause of vision loss in Canadians over the age of 50. Founded by a group of visually-impaired cyclists as a way to fight back against blindness, Cycle for Sight is a unique fundraiser open to anyone looking to challenge themselves and ride for a great cause. While most participants are sighted and will ride standard bikes, 28 visually-impaired riders have partnered with sighted teammates to tackle the journey on tandem bikes – bicycles built for two. Since its inception, Cycle for Sight has attracted hundreds of cyclists and raised over $1.1 million for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The scenic route will take cyclists from north Toronto to King City, Alliston, Stayner and wrap up with finish line celebrations in Collingwood. The ride is fully supported with roadside assistance, rest stops, and refreshments provided by local Lions Clubs along the way. Cycle for Sight is about communities coming together to support vision research, so sign up for the ride today, start fundraising and see what you’re made of! You can also get involved by sponsoring a rider, or by becoming a Cycle for Sight event-day volunteer. Learn more at Photo: Andrew Elsdon –

British Car Club Cruises Into Blue Nothing beats cruising on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with the sun in your face, the wind in your hair at the wheel of a fine British sports car. Stopping with your rally mates at the Village at Blue to share and ‘show off’ your vintage auto just makes it even better. Sounds pretty much like what our friends from the Georgian Bay British Car Club enjoyed on May 25th and much to the delight of the crowds who enjoyed eyeing the great ‘rides’! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography


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Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Awards Congratulations to all of the 2013 Award Winners and Nominees. This years event was held at the beautiful Bear Estates at Cranberry Resort. John Eaton did a super job as the M/C! The businesses of Collingwood really showed their support with the a amazing silent auction. A wonderful evening and we really don’t care about any of the other winners... (lol) Georgian Life won Business of the Year, Georgian Life won Business of the Year!!! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography



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After 22 years of monstrously successful fundraising yard sales I think words of gratitude from the Collingwood Optimist Club speak for themselves. “The Collingwood Optimist Club would like to thank all who donated, all who attended, and all the volunteers who helped at the 2013 Mother of All Yard Sales. Thank you to the restaurants who fed our volunteers. This was our best year ever bringing in a little over $25,000 before expenses. We are humbled by the overwhelming generosity of this community. Thank you. You are all truly friends of youth.” Photos:Dave West Photography

The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce held their monthly networking meeting on May 2nd at the Wasaga Sands Golf Club. Jeffrey Schmidt, Executive Director of the RTO7 was the guest speaker. Regional Tourism Organization 7(RTO7) is a provincially-funded body formed in 2010 with a mandate to build, sustain and grow tourism across Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties. It is one of 13 independent notfor-profit corporations to which the Ontario government provides some $40 million in annual funding to lead tourism planning, marketing and development in their respective regions. Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda


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Olé! Taco Del Mar opens in the beach! Taco Del Mar offers a fast, fun and delicious alternative to traditional Mexican food. They feature large, hand-rolled Mondo Burritos and rippin’ fish tacos made to order just the way you want them. The service is fast, the people are enthusiastic, and the restaurants are inspired by beach culture. I think they will be a hit in Wasaga Beach! Photos/Story: Selena Blais


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Piping Plovers return to Wasaga The Piping Plovers are shorebirds that are an endangered species. For the last few years they have nested by Beach Area 1. Last year nests were found by New Wasaga Beach after having been away for over 30 years.

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, as part of the Ministry of National Resources, has the mandate to protect their nesting place and environment. In order to do so they have recruited volunteers to monitor and record their activities as well as educate the public. Last year there were about 70 volunteers, some coming from Toronto and other areas just to be able to participate in this community effort. I have been a volunteer since they returned to the area in 2008 and have captured the Piping Plover activities with photos and some of those are on the displays at the new Welcome Centre at Nancy Island. They were used in a calendar issued by the Ministry Of National Resources and several posters were published for Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.  Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda

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Hike for Hospice Wasaga Beach On a sunny (but cold) Sunday May 26th afternoon, the 2nd Annual Hike for Hospice took place in Wasaga Beach, sponsored by the Rotary Club and organized by Kelly Robertson. Over $75,000 was raised for this project. Construction on the Hospice facility will start this July. MP Kellie Leitch was present to announce a federal government contribution of $25,000 for the Hospice. Photos /Story by Enrique Miranda

Elliot Brood rocks Avening Hall Elliott Brood, Juno Award winning band performed to a packed house at Avening Community Centre just outside Creemore. Described as an eclectic mix of “death country”, “frontier rock” and  “revival stomp,” Elliott Brood’s music is a little different than most other musical creations. Drummer Stephen Pitkin keeps the beat, and he’s usually  joined by the sound of the audience’s feet thumping along. Occasionally, the band hands out pots and pans to the crowd to add to the rhythm. Laforet spends most of his time sitting, switching between a beat-up acoustic and a cranked up Telecaster, feet dancing across an array of pedals laid out before him. Mark Sasso plays the frontman role, strumming his electric banjo and singing in a raspy voice about old wars, dusty travels and prairie serenades. The Brood played to hundreds of paying fans help to Avening Hall raise funds for upgrading. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography


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Shelley Hannah Speakers Series Shelley Hannah recently developed “The Speaker Series” which hosts local business women sharing their success stories at The Mad and Noisy Gallery in Creemore. The first session featured Darci-que sharing her successes and challenges as a single mom, clown, illustrator, author and publisher of children’s books. Melanie Case from Rogers TV was the moderator. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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Getting in the ‘Groove’ Dancing at Blue


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It may have taken a little encouragement and for some a matter of loosening up the inhibitions, but by the time Tyler cranked up the tunes and got them motivated, nearly every one was up and dancing the afternoons away over the Victoria Day holiday weekend at the Village at Blue. Young and old(er) had a great time partying and now really buy in to the expression “Dance like nobody is watching”. What a blast! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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1 Market Lane, Unit 2, Wasaga Beach DEEDED SANDY BEACH ACCESS Craigleith Four Season playground!

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RED BRICK CENTURY HOME on 1-acre lot, gas heat, hardwood, upgraded windows, beautiful original pocket doors & trim. Gas Heat $289,900.

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CATERING BUSINESS FOR SALE Well equipped with stainless steel. Commercial grade equipment & located in a great spot. $90,000 includes all the equipment, signs, client list, contracts, etc...

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Pretty 3 bedroom home in desirable Georgian Meadows. $287,500 Great price!



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Professional show you how easy your real estate purchase can be. Contact CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. and buy your dream home today.Selling your house is one of the most important decisions you will make. The two most important elements to consider are the company and the Sales Professional. Here’s why you should take advantage of CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc.’s exclusive one-stop real estate services. • CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. has a strong market share guaranteeing wide exposure to reach the best qualified buyers in today’s real estate market. • With local offices in Thornbury,

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Building lot in Meaford 11 Glen Abbey Court Asking $74,900 with views of Georgian Bay

Collingwood and Wasaga Beach in addition to our Brampton location, we can help service your real estate needs North to South. • Three out of four consumers say yes to Air Miles™. You can earn up to 1500 Air Miles™ with the CENTURY 21’s Exclusive Air Miles™ Program. • Our “Home Marketing Plan” outlining an extensive report specifically designed for selling your home. • With CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. Internet marketing, we will point the world to your house. CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. technology is the best in the industry. A recent survey showed half of all customers searching for

Wasaga Waterfront! 5 bedroom custom built bungalow with walkout basement. Asking $469,900!

real estate on the Internet clicked on CENTURY 21 first. So far this year, CENTURY 21 has hosted over 4 million users generating 43,000 e-mail leads to CENTURY 21 offices. • Full-page newspaper ads • Absolutely #1, world-wide in real estate sign and name recognition by the public. • Over 65 full-time professional CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. Sales Professionals working as a team. • In addition, supporting our sales team with Qualified Buyers, our in-house mortgage broker can assure you of a “hassle-free” real estate experience.

Profile: Brian McMillan, Team Approach Planning Though it may sound ironic, Brian McMillan (CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.) of Team Approach Planning believes that financial planning is not about the money. It’s really about people, relationships and understanding what you value and prioritize. Financial planning then offers solutions that match those goals. Like his company name reveals, Team Approach Planning, Brian uses a team-oriented approach to plan your family or business finances. And, because of his collaborative perspective, Brian doesn’t view other financial industry experts as competition, but instead as colleagues! Together, his team tackles the full spectrum of financial planning initiatives, whether you want to increase cash flow, reduce debt, manage risk or grow your investments. Brian’s career began, focused on insurance, which as Brian explains, is for “when you love somebody, owe somebody or love something.” Brian compares financial planning to “puzzle building” where the most important piece is the picture of what you would like to have achieved at the end. Little by little, you fit the pieces of managing cash flow, debt, growth and risk, to further build an integrated representation of your goals. When he isn’t helping his customers plan their finances, Brian is known to express his creativeness in water colour as a locally recognized and celebrated artist. For more than twenty years, Brian’s passion to create on paper lay deep inside; however, work, and raising his four children, Deanna, Michelle, Kailey and Robbie took priority. Brian knew though that someday when the time was right and he was at peace again, he would create in artwork again. In the late-fall of 2001, Brian had a life-changing experience. It was life-changing because of an illness that struck him suddenly causing him to be hospitalized for five days. During this downtime, Brian made a commitment to God and his family to slow life down and re-kindle his passion for artwork.

His paintings often depict people, landscapes, and water which have been featured in places such as the Rotary of South Georgian Bay calendar and the walls of Team Approach Planning. This office is more like an Art Gallery than a financial planning office. “Situations happen every day in life and are fun to capture and paint,” says Brian. His true passion for painting, coupled with his friendly and caring personality have all been catalysts in triggering the demand for his work. He sells his impressive paintings as well as limited edition cards of them, with the proceeds going to support Brian’s charitable and mission activities which include First Presbyterian children initiatives, mission work involving youth, African mission, The Door, Youth for Christ, Power to Change, supporting mission awareness and fundraising, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer research and many more. If you want to work with a financial advisor who cares more about you, than your money, or if you are celebrating a special occasion, and you want to purchase a personalized gift for that perfect someone, contact Brian and he will gladly create your watercolour masterpiece. Phone: (705) 446-446-9986 ext 101 Email: Online Gallery:

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It’s Spring, time to change your tires and tune-up your car

Grandma’s Beach Treats Re-Opens Entering their 7th year of business the store expanded and renovated for a new look, new taste, new experience. Offering their very own brand of Premium hand Scooped Ice Cream in 48 yummy flavours! Mmmmmm Good! Now open!! The grand opening was such a fabulous success, thanks to all wonderful staff, family, friends, business associates, the Mayor, the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and wonderful media friends. It felt great to share the excitement with all!! Even the weather cooperated, and I the sunshine is here to stay... They’ll be open everyday now until Christmas!!! 1014 Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach. Story/Photos: Enrique Miranda



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Open 7 days a week 8 am to 11 pm (705) 445-1431 12 Hurontario St., Collingwood Georgian Life • June 2013


Wasaga Beach Businesses How can we help you? Goodies Café


Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 2pm All Day Breakfast | Dine In or Take Out

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9am - 2am

Darlene Doner Broker Join us for our 1st Anniversary Celebration

June 27th, 2013

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She will read you like an open book and will tell you why you can and what you need to know with NO questions asked. Do you feel negativity has taken over your life? Do you or someone you love have problems with drugs, alcohol, legal matters, immigration, school, work or financial problems? She can and will help you. Professional and accurate. With over 25 years experience there is no problem too big or small. One visit will convince you she is superior to all other psychics.

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World Fair Trade Day On May 11th Collingwood joined a global movement in support of fair trade! World Fair Trade Day: Collingwood 2013, was an interactive event involving local businesses, Elephant Thoughts and the BIA. Activities centred on the Fair Trade Headquarters, located in front of Town Hall and there were also Creemore Coffee samples, information about fair trade and an exhibit of products from local businesses that support fair trade.

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11 Simcoe St. Collingwood 705.293.3438

M&M’s Charity BBQ Garnet and Roselle Reid did it again! Thanks to help from friends, volunteers and of course, the community their annual M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQ in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada was a tremendous success raising $7053.80. Simply awesome!!! Congratulations to all who participated and supported this wonderful event for a great cause! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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Seniors In Our Communities of South Georgian Bay Are Reaping The Benefits of HOME FOR LIFE Home For Life was created by a group of community-minded, health-care professionals. This group recognized that the seniors in our community needed

support to enable them to remain in their homes. Seniors need to feel confident, safe, and happy; with a little help from a Home For Life volunteer we can make that happen. Home For Life envisioned a “Back to the Village” approach for the seniors in our communities; neighbours helping neighbours. Our trained volunteers go to

the homes of the seniors and discuss the hurdles they are experiencing. It could be that the seniors can’t cook for themselves any longer; they may have mobility issues so gardening isn’t possible. They might be lonely and just want someone to visit them or to do odd jobs around their house or apartment. Once these needs have been identified, the volunteer facilitates the connection to the service provider(s). This all works well if the senior can afford the service(s). Sadly, many of our seniors are on fixed incomes with little money to spare. In these situations, our volunteers will pitch in and bridge the gap. Our volunteers do friendly visiting, grocery shopping, yard work - whatever is necessary to enable the seniors to stay in their homes. We also offer technical training, which helps isolated seniors to stay connected

to their world. Our trainers go to the seniors’ homes and teach them to Skype, email, use Facebook, or surf the Internet; whatever the senior is interested in learning. We are blessed to have our volunteers; they sincerely want to make a difference in a senior’s life. Our volunteer opportunities are unique; the volunteers choose what they like to do and how much of their time they want to donate. The flexibility works well. We always need more volunteers; if you’re interested, we would love to hear from you. Seniors call us if you would like our help or if you know a senior in need. Contact us - Dial 211 or email info@

Visit for more information.

A Day Filled with Delight Following up on the success of it’s initial outing, the Gaslight Tour in collaboration with the Toronto Clay and Paper Theatre hosted the 2nd Annual Day of Delight in Downtown Collingwood. The day of celebration was complete with a colourful and boisterous parade (with a little help from Sharron and some of her students from the Fleetwood Dance Centre) through the downtown, an entertaining street theatre and an assortment of family friendly activities. Bravo and kudos to all for a great festival! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

Georgian Life • June 2013

Meaford Golf Course Welcomes You

Come see the course changes!

Adult Beginner Clinic starting June 20th Call the course for more info or to register

Meaford Golf Course Inc. at 408 Ridge Rd. Meaford, Ontario, N4L 1L8 Telephone: 519 538 1400 Toll Free: 1 877 910 CLUB (2582) email:



Check the website for announcements

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PHONE: (519) 538-3240 TOLL FREE: 1-877-434-SALE FAX: (519) 538-5087

Ivan Alderdice*

*Broker **Sales Representative Bill Vail**

Krista Clancy**

CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES 3+1 bedroom home, close to Beautiful Joe Park #3319FL $247,000

ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC 3 bedrooms on main level, nicely landscaped lot #3318WH $234,000

4 BEDROOM CHALET Walk with your ski boots on to the new 6 Pack Chair #3340BR $459,000

ON 9.8 ACRES 4 bedrooms, large spacious rooms #3322SE $449,900

INCREDIBLE VIEW 5 bedroom home on a 200’ X 200’ lot #3308WH $339,000 Jackie Florio**

SHORT WALK TO DOWNTOWN 3 bedrooms, fully fenced lot, 2 walkouts #3332AD $219,900

4 SEASON COTTAGE 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, with beautiful gardens #3344MC $529,000

CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES 3 bedrooms, detached garage #3339HA $173,500

85 ACRE FARM With outbuildings #3334RO $469,000

CLASSIC BRICK HOME 2.5 storey home on a corner lot #3335BU $239,000

Sofia Rowe**

Dale Keaveney**

2.5 STOREY DUPLEX Large primary rooms, stained glass windows. #3317GR $219,000

RESIDENTIAL LOTS 27 freehold building lots #3337ON $1,300,000

RARE FIND Highway commercial building lot on Hwy 26 #3336BU $295,000

NEW HOME 3+1 bedrooms, 2 walkouts, attached garage #3041BA $274,900

NEW HOME 3+1 bedrooms, 2 walkouts, concrete driveway, attached garage. #3040BA $284,900

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Doug Slaine**

Come discover Thornbury’s Italian side! 27 Bruce Street South, Thornbury For reservations 519.599.776 Hwy 26 & Grey St, Thornbury 519-599-3000


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Patio now Open!

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A fresh, fragant, aromatic bouquet with full flavours of pears and tropical fruits and a lift of lively citrus. Enjoy!


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Our grapes come from the vines growing on the hills overlooking Georgian Bay.


The unique terroir of soil and climate influences our wine styles and flavours.

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With each vintage we aspire to create enjoyable wines that express “where we come from”.



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Our grapes come from vines growing on the hills overlooking Georgian Bay.

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Enjoy the beauty of our vineyards, taste some of our award winning wines and linger a while...


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Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-5pm July & August opened 7 days a week 12pm-5pm





A special place where the moderating effects of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment create perfect conditions for growing amazing apples.

Tasting is Believing



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The Town of Thornbury and the Village of Clarksburg are quaint, yet bustling with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and artisans. Meaford 26

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Your guide to locally-produced apple edibles in and around The Blue Mountains:





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