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April 2013

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Ray’s Place Camera Club Every month, I have the opportunity to host a group of young people who want to improve their photography skills. The Camera Club is one of several after school clubs sponsored by Ray’s Place, a Youth Centre in Creemore. It’s a great way for youth to learn new skills and meet new friends. In this session the students received hands on training in studio and window light portraits as well as in still life photography. Ray’s Place Youth Centre in Creemore also hosts an Athletic, Gaming and Classic Car Clubs. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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Kitesailing Chris, James, Ziggy, Kent & Sid were out kitesailing at Wasaga Beach 1 on March 3rd. You will likely notice more kitesailers during the winter months from year to year as Wasaga gets known for its steady winds. Photos: Brigitte Mausser

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Please email your stories & photos to: Submit your events online: Contributing Writers: Collingwood Writing Club, Environment Network, Global Expressions, Goga Studios, Healthy Community Network, Spa Girl, Margot Nicolson, Melanie Vollick Contributing Photographers: Barry Altman, Selena Blais, Bryan Davies, Kimberley Merrifield, Enrique Miranda,, Julie Paleczny, Melanie Vollick, Dave West Cover Photo: Dave West Photography Design & Layout: Selena Blais - Georgian Life 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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Thornbury Antique Show You know spring is around the corner when the Antique Show comes to Thornbury. Celebrating its 23rd year on March 9th and 10th at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, exhibitors came from all around Southern Ontario with a wide range of authentic antiques that were on sale. Some of the categories include: Victorian jewellery, vintage watches, pressed glass and goblets, pottery and porcelain items, dolls and toys, clocks, depression glass, architectural pieces, art glass, vintage hooked rugs and quilts, linens, antiquarian and collectible books, early lamps and lighting, lots of country décor and primitives, plus a wonderful selection of 20th century Canadian fine art paintings, etchings and serigraphs by accredited listed artists... and so much more. Photos/Story: Julie Palezcny

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10th Annual Pete Would Go Family Ski Day

Spring is in the air

This year’s edition of the Pete Would Go Family Ski Day at the Osler Bluff Ski Club was particularly bittersweet. The bitter... that 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Pete Crompton’s untimely passing at the age of 27, killed in a tragic boating accident. The sweet... that the Foundation named in his honour and maintained by family and friends has raised a lot of money over the last decade for wonderfully deserving charitable organizations! This year the recipients of the funds raised were the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation ($10k) and Alpine Canada ($7.5k). Congratulations and thanks to all who organized, participated and supported this awesome event. We miss you Pete, we’ll never forget you and yes, Pete Would Go and did as we felt your spirit on the slopes and in the clubhouse that day! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

The sun is warmer, birds are searching for new nesting places and gardening enthusiasts everywhere are feeling the urge, once again, to till the soil. Now is the time to think about what has worked in your garden and what hasn’t, what needs replacing or just face lifted. And, what went wrong! Was it inappropriate sun exposure or the wrong soil conditions that made your plants look distressed? Or was it simply a selection of plants that required more attention than you were prepared to devote? The Collingwood Garden Club (Horticultural Society) may be able to help!! Come to their Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 25, from 8:00 – 12:00 noon, at the Trinity United Church on Maple Street, their new location for 2013. Meet with CHS Master Gardeners knowledgeable in many aspects of horticulture, chat with experienced members eager to share their successes and ideas, and check out hundreds of plants (perennials, annuals, shrubs, vegetables etc.) for sale and all cultivated from their very own gardens.

Global Expressions Global Expressions is a new retailer to downtown Collingwood, with a focus on fair trade products and locally made merchandise. Fair Trade means that the people who grow or make the products are paid fair wages and fair market value for their work. Artists and growers receive fair compensation for their effort; it is an anti-poverty and anti-child labour initiative. Product lines in the store include hand made jewelry, textile and knitted items, home décor pieces along with coffee, tea and chocolate.  Products are not produced in large manufacturing environments, but rather small cooperatives or in some cases, cottage style (members of extended families) businesses. In third world countries very few materials are wasted and the people who live there use found items to create pieces of art, for example, decorative wall pieces from recycled oil drum lids or beaded jewelry from recycled paper. Besides fair trade products, Global Expressions also carries a variety of locally made merchandise including hand made pottery and wood carvings, maple syrup, honey and skin care products. The merchandise brought into the store is unique, hand crafted and colourful. By supporting fair trade, consumers are creating a sustainable environment for disadvantaged people around the globe. Rounding out the product line at Global Expressions is a delicious selection of locally made gourmet chocolates and baked goods. These products are carried in the store as a commitment to support our fellow local talented entrepreneurs. GLOBAL EXPRESSIONS 9 Hurontario Street, Collingwood 226-200-0478


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BMFA Guest Artist Series 2013 Opening Reception The BMFA’s Guest Artist Series kicked off with a pair of artists who share an interest in machines and their creative possibilities. Laura De Decker with her show Interzone 003 is trained as a painter, but has now turned her sights, and an abiding interest in colour, to computer programming as a method for generating her ideas. Steven White offers a series of works in a show he calls Lost Machines featuring a selection of new sculptural constructions as well as some large-scale lithographic prints on reclaimed plywood. An intriguing and thought provoking show, we give thanks to series sponsors, Crozier & Associates, Consulting Engineers, Collingwood and Parks, Recreation and Culture, Collingwood. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography with info from BMFA

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Koffee House Reads The Meaford Public Library presented its 2nd annual Koffee House Reads author series featuring award winning writer Deirdre Kelly at McGintys Cafe. Deirdre Kelly spoke and read some excerpts from her books “Ballerina” and “Paris times Eight”, took questions from her audience and then did a book signing. Photos: Kimberley Merrifield

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5th Annual Health and Leisure ShowCase On March 23rd over 50 community based, sport, recreational and cultural organizations, from across the Township, gathered at the Stayner Community Centre to share what they have to offer. In its 5th year, the showcase has been increasing in popularity and it was a packed house with give aways, free treats and beverages and an overall great time. The sun was shining and it was a perfect day to learn more about all of the wonderful businesses in our tightly knit community. See you all next year and for those of you who came out, thanks for your support! Photos/Story: Melanie Vollick, Write Way Communications

ABUNDANCE FOUND At this time of year while old snow lingers in the woods and on the hills, there comes a day when the wind begins to shift bringing promise with the fragrant odour of new growth and freshly turned soil. This is the turning point of winter and the rhythm of changing seasons. The harmony of spring is the embodiment of gratitude. Naturally, we learn to expect a fair amount of order and predictability in our lives. Take the opportunity during this time to shift focus on what you have rather than what your life lacks.

Gratitude comes from a deep place. It does not arrive wrapped in a beautiful package. It slips in at the most unexpected times. The value of gratitude is boundless. It is surviving the worst thing you can imagine (at the time) and then realizing you are still standing. It builds your character; it gives you opportunities for improvement, and it will teach you valuable lessons. Gratitude helps us put things in proper perspective. If we strive to learn from adversity, this strength and resilience will result in growth. Life is our own creative possibility. Social contribution and admiration for hard work improves those giving, as well as those receiving. This gratitude that many are thankful for, will outlive the life of the giver. We need to measure what we have inside us rather than the number of things we stand to lose. Wealth arises from gratitude. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have, was once among the things you only hoped for.”--Epicuris Spring is a time of transition between the extremes of winter and summer. It is the opportune time to give way to new thinking. Beautiful things can be found everywhere and in everyone. Equilibrium and balance are created with gratitude. For more information on the programs offered by the Environment Network please visit or call 705-446-0551

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Mardi Gras & Casino Night at Raglan Village Bangles, baubles, beads... some awesome costumes, a few beverages and a little bit of friendly gambling. That pretty much sums up the entertaining Mardi Gras and Casino evening for residents, family and friends, which was hosted by the great people at Raglan Village. Awesome time... and I didn’t win a dime... oh well. Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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Fly It Forward – Women of Aviation Week

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Thanks to the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Flight 85, Collingwood Community Chapter partnering with the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide, the “FLY IT FORWARD” event on Saturday March 9th at the Collingwood Regional Airport was a thoroughly enjoyable, informative and successful event. Girls were invited to participate in a free discovery flight, aviation presentations and meet some of the women working in the various aspects of the airline industry. A simply awesome afternoon and thanks to all who organized, participated and supported this initiative! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

Meadford’s Trowbridge Cleaning Centre is excited to announce its expansion into Collingwood and the surrounding area, by going Green. From small beginnings, Trowbridge Cleaning Centre has been providing professional quality dry cleaning to Meaford for over 30 years. In 2006, Derron Bodell and Laura McFarlane purchased the enterprising business with the idea to continue the passion of cleaning, but with an eye to providing a safe and responsible alternative to help the environment. “We want our business to reflect the world we live in today, for our customers, employees and our children” says Mr. Bodell.

In November 2012, Trowbridge Cleaning Centre invested in the top of the line, German engineered Wet Cleaning system pioneered by Miele. It is the first of its kind in Georgian Bay! Wet Cleaning is the non-toxic, solvent free solution to “Dry cleaning”. Miele’s system uses water, and detergants derived from citrus and banana oil to effectively remove stains from all fabrics, including those with “Dry Clean Only” labels, and is considered as safe, if not safer, than the wet washing people do at home. “Wetcleaning chemicals are biodegradable and generally benign. As a basis of comparison, the impacts associated with wetcleaning are essentially identical to the environmental, health, and safety impacts associated with laundering.” – US Environmental Protect Agency Case Study (http://www. At the same time, Trowbridge Cleaning Centre seized on an opportunity to expand. The company took over the site of the former Blue Mountain Cleaners in Collingwood, and now provides safe, effective and non-toxic cleaning to close to 60,000 residents in Meaford, Thornbury, Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Creemore. “We are thrilled to see our little company grow, providing employment opportunities not only for our existing staff, but for the others we’ve had to hire” says Mrs. McFarlane. The company is currently undergoing a revamp of its branding, and will soon unveil a new name and logo to better reflect the new process and geographic locations it represents.“We’re commited to this business, and the communities we represent,” says Mr. Bodell. For more in information, or to book a tour, please contact Derron Bodell: 519.372.7075 or 705.445.2811.

Collingwood Museum March Break Kids Thanks to the wonderful staff of the Collingwood Museum, each year, local little ones, have the opportunity to enjoy creative and fun activities during the March Break. This year was no different as kids enjoyed everything from Boxcar Drive-in and Glow to celebrating a little bit of ‘Irish for a Day’ with Shenanigans! A great lineup indeed and parents be sure to check the Museum’s event calendar regularly for other tremendous programs offered throughout the year! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography & Melissa Shaw - Collingwood Museum


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Wasaga Business Show The Wasaga Beach 7th Annual Business Show, 2013, took place on March 24th at the Wasaga Beach RecPlex. Outstanding job by the organizing committee members: Lynette McMaster, Tava Gray, Glen Wright, Debbie Allen, Cathy Holland-Hendry, Anne Crockatt, Sarah Ritchie, Trudie McCrea, Ingrid Bouius, Maddy Parker, Mackenzie Bayley and Nicholas Danks. (Absent from photo Trudie and Ingrid) Story/Photos by: Enrique Miranda

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• Collingwood and District Historical Society Meeting Leisure Time Club • "Sailing the Bay - The Early Years" - Bill Brodeur, President of "The Ship's Company"Meeting begins at 7 pm. Admission CDHS membership or $3.00

April 3

• Focus on Seniors Speaker - Your pharmacist can help! Kristin Davies - Pharmacist Meaford Hall 1pm free *No pre-registration required, accessible transportation available to area seniors free of charge, call toll free 1.877.538.0463 • Blood Donor Clinic - Owen Sound Legion. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit to book your appointment. 1:30 - 7:30pm.

April 4

• Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry documentary film - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre 4pm & 7pm $10 • Leafs Lose - Free Pizza! - Collingwood Boston Pizza come join us at Boston Pizza, where we show our faith in the Toronto Maple Leafs... by offering a free pizza for every loss!

April 5

• Fred Eaglesmith & TheTravelling Steam Show Meaford Hall 8pm $31 • Hellbound Hepcats - Casbah 18 Huron St. Collingwood

April 6-7

• The Art of Felting - 316362, 3rd Line C, RR # 1 Heathcote. Join us as we explore natural fibres in the context of the felting process.

April 6

• Blood Donor Clinic - Wasaga Beach RecPlex. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit to book your appointment. Clinic runs from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

April 7

• Galen Ireland Competition Team Dance Showcase • Thornbury - Beaver Valley Community School 189 Bruce St. South. 5 p.m. NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Admission is by freewill donation to the teams competition fees. Info 705-717-4072.

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April 8

• Collingwood Boys Scout Celebrity Server - Boston Pizza Collingwood. Come support our local Boys Scout to help send them to their Canadian Jamboree in Alberta! Boston Pizza will donate 10% of food sales to the boys to help reach their goal. Event times are at 5pm-8pm!

• Film ~ The Angels Share - Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood • Blood Donor Clinic - Collingwood Legion. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit to book your appointment. Clinic runs from 1:30 - 7:30pm.

April 10

• Guest Night - Nottawasaga Hall, Duntroon. The Blue Mountain Promenaders are holding a Guest Night for new people to participate and Discover the Fun, Fitness and Health Benefits within the Modern Western Square Dance Recreational Activity. • Integrative Pet Health Lecture - 549 Tenth Line. Held by Dr. MIchelle Kinoshita and Dr. Angela Martin-King

April 13-14

• Thornbury "Get Growing" Home & Garden Show Beaver Valley Arena. See a wide variety of booths with the greatest in gardening, landscaping, renovating and home decor all under one roof. Plus our famous Big Backyard Giveaway - fun for the whole family!

April 13

• Torchmen Gospel Quartet Concert First Presbyterian Church, Collingwood 7-9pm 200 Maple St. Collingwood. Tax receipts available for donations over $20.00 • Sobeys BBQ for Scouts - The 3rd Collingwood Scout Group will be hosting a BBQ to help raise funds for their 2013 Canadian Jamboree in Sylvan Lake Alberta. 11 to 3pm, so come on out and enjoy a great BBQ.

April 14

• Down Home Country - Meaford Hall 1pm $10. Featuring talented Grey county musicians. • An African Afternoon - L.E.Shore Library, Thornbury. Stories, Songs, Strength in the Face of AIDS in Africa. Donations welcome. 2pm

April 16

• Performance Workshop - Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste Marie St. Ian Godwin, Images of India 12:15 pm. The Performance Workshop is an ongoing series of lunch hour performances by a variety of local musicians and other artists.

April 17

• Focus on Seniors Speaker - Recreational Respite - Meaford Hall 1pm, free. - Health & wellness, Amy MacFarlane - Take home techniques for health and wellness in this fun, user-friendly and interactive presentation! *No pre-registration required, accessible transportation available to area seniors free of charge, call toll free 1.877.538.0463 • Poetry Group - Collingwood Library Murray Clerkson. • SCI Prom Fundraiser! Stayner Collegiate Institute is hosting their Prom Fundraiser at Boston Pizza Collingwood! Tickets are pre-sold for $20 and the event goes from 5pm-9pm. Call 705-443-8776 • Be the Change Film ~ Carbon Nation - The Gayety

Theatre, 161 Hurontario St. Music: Aaron Garner. Directed by Peter Byck.

April 18

• Hyde Park on the Hudson - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre 4pm & 7pm $10 • Leafs Lose - Free Pizza! - Collingwood Boston Pizza. Come join us at Boston Pizza, where we show our faith in the Toronto Maple Leafs... by offering a free pizza for every loss! • Blood Donor Clinic - Stayner Evagelical Missionary Church. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit to book your appointment. Clinic runs from 3:00 - 7:00pm. • Collingwood Garden Club - Trinity United Church, 140 Maple St, Collingwood "What Judges Want: tips for entering Flower Shows." All welcome. 7:00pm. Membership or $3.

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• Creemore "Get Growing" Home & Garden Show Creemore Arena.

April 20

• Abbamania The music of ABBA- Meaford Hall 8pm $30 • Mob Barley and the Railers at Casbah 18 Huron St. Collingwood. A night of all the classic Bob Marley songs + more. $5/10pm • A Note of Thanks Benefit Concert - New Life Brethern in Christ Church 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood. Concert and Silent Auction for the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

April 21

• Choosing Healing Herbs for your Garden. 2-4pm on April 21, 2013 at the Cook Garden, located at the end of Leslie Street, in Collingwood. The cost is $20.

April 25-28

• The Whole Town's Talking Meaford Community Theatre - Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre A Farce in Three Acts $15adults $5 students • Collingwood Music Showcase - Moguls Bar. Admission is free with your donation to the Collingwood Optimist Club. Thursday April 25 7pm-2am, Friday April 26 7pm-2am, Saturday April 27 2pm-2am, Sunday April 28 2pm-2am & Monday April 29 7pm- 2 am. All entertainers interested in performing or questions please contact Kelly Hannigan 705 444 4690 • Jazzmania Rocks - Hosted at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, Thornbury.

April 28

• Design your Food Garden. Learn how to grow a combination of plants and design your garden to maximize the space you have. 2-4pm at the Cook Garden, the end of Leslie Street, Collingwood. $20.

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Wasaga After 5 Career Solutions hosted an After 5 in March. Career Solutions provides a wide variety of employment services to both employers and job seekers in Collingwood, Ontario and the surrounding area. This centre offers services to any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is seeking employment, and will assist with everything from creating a résumé to putting a job search plan into action. Photos: Selena Blais




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Rocking Through the Ages The Wasaga Beach Figure Skating Club presented Rocking Through The Ages on March 2nd. Marianne McLeod from 97.7 The Beach radio was the MC. The Mission of the Wasaga Beach Figure Skating Club is to promote the sport of skating, to provide quality programs for the development and advancement of skaters and to foster an atmosphere for skaters to achieve individual goals. Form more information, please check out the website Photos: Enrique Miranda

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Cranberry Spring Bridal Show Cranberry Resort hosted the Spring Bridal Extravaganza on March 3rd at the breath-taking Bear Estate. The show featured many vendors such as florists, jewellers, DJ’s, musicians, photographers, caterers, aestheticians and more. Photos: Selena Blais


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Green Leaf Distribution supports the New Age of Care campaign

Abby Stec, CEO of Green Leaf Distribution, presents a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Jory Pritchard Kerr, Executive Director, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation, for the hospital’s “New Age of Care Campaign”. In making this commitment, Abby Stec, CEO of Green Leaf said, “We make the environment a priority. The partnerships we forge in our community help us find sensible, sustainable solutions, to everyday environmental challenges. We invite you to join us in committing to the environment by becoming a Green Leafer. • I will make sensible choices to reduce my impact on the environment and ensure a better life for my family. • I will make environmentally conscious decisions when looking for ways to save money. • I will look to nature for solutions and lead by example to enjoy life to the fullest. Green Leaf is proud to support The New Age of Care Campaign. Collingwood General and Marine Hospital’s mission statement - “A dedicated team committed to your health and our community” - is a perfect fit with Green Leafs core values – “The health and sustainability of our community and our environment”. “Our support will directly impact the members of our community and those who visit our community,” noted Stec.

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Our Infrared Sauna, Foot Bath and Blanket Wraps will naturally detoxify your body and aid in the healing and weight loss process. Organic nutrition is an important component in natural health, and Health Harmonies line encompasses oils and dressings, chocolate, teas, natural honey and a healthy harvest produce rinse. Complimenting Health Harmony is the power of Whole Body Vibration which activates the body in more ways than you know! Through muscle contractions, the circulatory, lymphatic and digestive systems are just a few areas that will be stimulated. We hope you will consider the natural healing and body friendly opportunities that Health Harmony has to offer. GOGA STUDIOS (705) 293-1788 207 Hurontario St., Unit 5 Collingwood

Metro wins an Award! The Collingwood Metro store celebrated a very significant award this month as part of theire Store Recognition program. Customers were treated to complimentary cake and coffee as well as entertainment by an Elvis impersonator. Congratulations Metro for providing great customer service, a reward well deserved. Photos: Selena Blais


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Collingwood Seniors Got Talent


...and a crowded house at the Leisure Time Club would agree. There was enough talent to fill an afternoon with entertaining dance, vocal, and instrumental acts... and even a Tai Chi demonstration. These may be seniors but they have more energy, talent and drive than most of us many years younger. Great event and thanks for the enjoyable afternoon! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography


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“The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

The Collingwood Food Co-op Is shopping ‘local’ important to you? Would you like to keep more of your dollars in your community? Do you feel that it is important to help local farmers stay on their land? You are not alone; there are currently over 200 households here in South Georgian Bay who have purchased Shares in the Collingwood Community Food Co-op (CCFC). And, you can too! Values: CCFC is here to provide local and organic, nongenetically modified foods, within our community. We are committed to working with the social and educational components of food, the industry of it and the politics. We use the values set up by fellow modern co-ops that have been in existence for over 150 years. We keenly support our local producers to sustain our regional and local economy and give a good clean choice for food, simply grown without dependence on chemical based methods. Membership: Being a member of the CCFC means that you are part owner of your own grocery store!

Each membership has a vote on big decisions being made by the co-op. Also, members receive a discount off all store purchases. It is easy to join the Collingwood Community Food Co-op; details online at Store: Our focus is on local, organic, non-GMO foods. Not just food for your pantry and refrigerator though; pick up lunch or homemade entrées and sides for the family dinner. You do not have to be a member to shop for the unique products that are in the store! Kitchen: The on-site kitchen prepares a variety of foods for sale in the store (in March we started with soups and banana bread). This will also be a meeting place for educational purposes; learn how to make meals, ferment foods, preserve your veggies, make jams, and more! This space is also available for rent; contact the store for more information. 705.444.6200 We welcome you to drop by and see for yourself what all the fuss and excitement is about. You will find us at 65 Simcoe Street; across from the public library.

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Wasaga Beach – A Healthy Community In 2006 Wasaga Beach Town Council recognized the importance of promoting the town as a healthy community for its citizens through the creation of the Wasaga Beach Healthy Community Network, an advisory committee to Council, whose role is to act as a link between Town Council and the citizens of Wasaga Beach and to advise Council on matters relating to active and healthy living, the environment and the creation of a sustainable and healthy future for the town. Membership on the Network includes local residents, a member of Town Council and representatives from several local and area organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Wasaga Beach Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Ontario Parks, the Environment Network, the local Community Policing Committee and a member of town staff who acts as a resource to the Network.

Since its inception, the Network has been involved in a number of exciting initiatives including the development of an anti-idling bylaw for the town, the creation of a municipal Active Transportation and Way Finding Plan designed to promote active and healthy living through the promotion of the use of non-motorised vehicles of all kinds, the implementation of a Regional Share the Road Program to promote responsible use of our roads and highways by cyclists and motorists and the implementation of an annual educational/ environmental canoe trip to promote the flora and fauna of the Nottawasaga River. It has also worked with several local universities on research projects including the preparation of reports on the benefits and risks of wind energy and storm water management along the local beaches. In addition to these and other projects, the Healthy Community Network works to promote Wasaga Beach as a healthy community

through the use of local media and participation in events which showcase local healthy lifestyle initiatives.Currently, the Network is working with Town staff, the Wasaga Beach Garden Club, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre and several local residents on the establishment of a 50 plot community garden which is scheduled to open later this Spring. For further information contact Peter at 705 422 1469.

Meaford Community Awards It was, once again, a very special evening for Meaford’s local businesses, volunteers and community organizations. The Community Centre was transformed by the decorating committee and all in attendance enjoyed wonderful food, conversation and live entertainment. Many thanks to all who contributed to making the evening an enormous success. Photos: Barry Altman

2012 Rotary Citizen Of The Year Ruthann Noble is one of those quiet, energetic souls who contributes to her community and enjoys the process so that you don’t notice all she has done until you pause to reflect. Community pride, not praise, motivates all her volunteer efforts!

Peter Francis Memorial Award Greg Brown Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteer leadership over many years and who has made a significant contribution to community development.

Special Merit Award Kids in the Meaford Hall This award is acknowledges a volunteer organization or service club for exceptional effort over the past year that has enhanced the quality of life within our community.

Customer Service Award The Shoe Tree This award acknowledges a business that consistently goes out of its way to provide superior service to its customers.

Tourism Award Meaford Kinsmen & Meaford Kinettes An award presented to a service or hospitality business with a commitment to local tourism through a welcoming attitude, awareness and promotion of local attractions.

Business Owner Of The Year Award Derron Bodell of Trowbridge Cleaning Centre This award is presented for an outstanding contribution to the Municipality of Meaford by a business owner.


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Affairs Catering & Bakery turns 10! More than three hundred guests joined owners Norma and Michael Panzine to celebrate the restaurant’s tenth anniversary. Guests were treated to a specially designed 10th Anniversary cupcake and lots of smiles from the staff. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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Blue Mountain Season End Party In case you hadn’t guessed from the photos, our friends at Blue Mountain Operations Team opted for a Superhero theme to party-out the season … and party they did! Leaves me with a lingering question... “Who was that masked man?” Cheers! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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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

TANGLEWOOD. Exquisite 4 bedroom, 3.5 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

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

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


TUSCANY IN RAVENNA. Unique stone villa on 11+ rolling acres intersected by the Mill River. 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® #20125412 $1,784,484

BROOKER BLVD. Attractive chalet walking distance to Village at Blue. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open living/dining area with gas fireplace. Upgraded kitchen & fully finished lower level. Attached double garage, outdoor hot tub. MLS# ®20125470 $529,000

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 $879,000

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


LORA BAY. 3,000 sq ft home/chalet on oversized lot. 3 bedrooms & 3 1/2 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

TANGLEWOOD. Crenshaw model. 1154 sq. foot 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 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

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

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

EXQUISITE LOG CHALET. Stunning 5300+ sq. foot 6 bedroom, 4 bath chalet located just steps from Craigleith Ski Club. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, oversized fireplace, pool/games room, custom wrought iron staircase. Private setting with great curb appeal. MLS® #20126208 $1,649,000

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®#20130937 $899,000

THORNBURY. Affordable 1800 sq. foot back split. 2+1 bedroom, 2 bath home in quiet neighborhood. Two completely separate living areas. New shingles 2009. Detached heated workshop, in-ground sprinklers. Move in condition. MLS® #20131302 $279,000

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Scenic Caves hosts Nordic Fest NordicFest, Ontario’s cross country ski and snowshoe festival, returned to Scenic Caves Nordic Centre. Hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts came for a fun and inexpensive day on the trails. Photos:

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Building or Renovating? These local businesses can help! L. PATTEN & SONS LTD.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN VACUUM CENTRE Your One Stop Vac Shop 176 Hurontario St. Collingwood 705-444-1022

Chasing Ice A special screening of the highly acclaimed film, Chasing Ice, was held on March 14th at Blue Mountain where 100% of the proceeds were donated to The Environment Network to provide funding for a variety of community environmental programs. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. The film follows acclaimed environmental photographer, James Balog and a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. It features hauntingly beautiful videos which compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Visit to watch the trailer and learn more!

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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

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Business Profile: Canadian Wet Basement Solutions In their 13th year of business, and having helped over 4,200 home owners with their wet basements and crawlspaces, Canadian Wet Basement Solutions is hired by more than 300 homeowners every year to take care of their wet basement needs.

without doubt or complications - dry and mould free. The entire basement is sanitized to rid it of any unwanted mould that may have been lurking there previously and to expel any moisture or musty odour from your home for good. You can rest assured that it will never return.

Whether its water leaking from your basement walls or standing water in the basement, don’t let a leaky, wet basement, keep you from enjoying the comfort of your home. Wasaga Beach resident, Greg Nikolopoulos, has 18+ years of experience and takes great pride in ensuring that his work is backed by a written guarantee. Also, the guarantee is transferable to a new owner, should you sell your home.

CWBS services areas from North Bay down to Toronto over to Hamilton and all of the way up to Tobermory. Without question, you most certainly can rely on their specially designed basement waterproofing system, which is the only one that meets all of today’s Canadian building codes. Find out what so many of their customers have to say about the positive experience they have had with their basement waterproofing service at Canadian Wet Basement Solutions.

Your basement provides the foundation for your entire home and it’s essential that it retains its integrity while staying water, mould and moisture free. Canadian Wet Basement Solutions understand the unique issues that exist throughout Ontario when it comes to keeping your basement dry and free from leakage. Canadian Wet Basement Solutions boasts a 100% success rate! “We are there for one purpose…to fix your problem while giving you the best possible service at the best possible price,” says Greg.” Canadian Wet Basement Solutions (CWBS) de-waters more than 500 basements and crawl spaces in Ontario on repeated, annual basis. The company’s wet basement waterproofing experts understand the unique challenges facing Ontario homeowners when it comes to frustrating, recurring leaks, dampness and mould. When your waterproofing is completed, your basement will be

As the leading basement, crawl space, and foundation waterproofing company in Ontario, Canadian Wet Basement Solutions features products made in Canada. As well, they are the sole company in Ontario that enables coverage of your sump pump included within their lifetime warranty. Which means, after your basement issues have been resolved, you have that extra added assurance with their transferable lifetime warranty! “We see our company as one of biggest waterproofing companies in the province and we take great pride in taking care of our customers to the upmost extreme,” says Greg. Employing between 15 to 22 people, they plan to expand to over 40 employees in the next 5 years and with their extensive marketing plans, you can expect their name will grow as the leader and the only Canadian company



using all Canadian products to cure wet basement needs. “We dry your basement and that’s it,” says Greg. CWBS sends out surveys to every customer upon completion of a job and they ask the homeowners if their house was properly dust protected with drop sheets as well as if the crew was pleasant and answered all your questions. Greg invites you to call Canadian Wet Basement Solutions any time and he will gladly answer all your questions, pay you a visit and give you a free written estimate. “Our simple billboards are what we are about a company that just fixes the problem and that’s it,” says Greg. Written by: Melanie Vollick, Write Way Communications

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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

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“We had water problems for over 15 years. No one could solve the problem. The Foundation Guard system has had us dry for 3 years now. Great Job. Great Service.” - Doug Paul, Collingwood “We had 4 other companies come and see our problem. When Greg arrived he was very knowledgeable and he has so much confidence in his product. The crew arrived and they were great. We have been dry for years. ” - Terry Bullen, Orillia


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Green Beer for a Green Planet! Thank you for another successful night! This year’s Green Beer for a Green Planet was a huge success, raising over $4,000 in support of local environmental programs. A BIG thank you to all of our sponsors and local businesses who made donations to the auction. In its 5th season, BTC5 is captivating audiences with documentaries, exploring some of the most compelling topics facing our world. Elephant Thoughts, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust and The Environment Network work together to bring these fascinating films, local musicians and great local food to the Gayety Theatre to educate and inspire audiences to ‘be the change we need to see in the world’. Hope to see you at our season 5 finale, Wednesday, April 17th! Photos: Dave West Photography / Info Elephant Thoughts

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Millenium Inc., Brokerage*

Millennium Inc., Brokerage

72 Hurontario Street Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L8 1-acre lot, gas heat, hardwood. Upgraded windows and beautiful original pocket doors & trim. $299,900 MLS ® 20125917 Call Connie Thompson & Bill Thompson Brokers


Millennium Inc., Brokerage

Nina Margesson 72 Hurontario St, Collingwood, L9Y 2L8 Direct: 705-994-2444 Res: 705-445-4474 ninamargesson Over 32 years of experience

Sales Representative

72 Hurontario St, Collingwood, L9Y 2L8 Office: 705-445-5640 Cell: 705-888-8045

Visit: Office: 705-445-5640 Cell: 705-888-0828 Brenda Armstrong Broker 72 Hurontario St., Collingwood ON Res 705-422-1614

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Office: 705.445.5640 Cell: 705.446.4451

Darryn Sly

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This beautiful open concept 1775 square foot home built in 2011 in the Blue Water Development on the shores of Georgian Bay between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach offers permanent or vacation living. Loaded with upgrades! 9 foot ceilings! Granite! Hardwood! Gas Fireplace! Short stroll to clubhouse overlooking the Bay! Available for immediate possession! Asking $374,900! MLS # 20130282

John Armstrong Sales Representative 1 Market Lane, Wasaga Beach ON Cell 705-351-2767

Call John or Brenda Armstrong at 705-351-2767 or 705-828-4571

Millennium Inc. Brokerage

Josephine Chivers Sales Representative 72 Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L8 Direct: 705.441.4893 | Fax: 705.445.7810 |


BUYING & SELLING TIPS Still renting? With low interest rates and affordable house prices, buying a home is a smart move. And remember, when your home increases in value, that’s tax-free profit you make when you sell. Think about where you’re money’s going. Take advantage of CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc.’s exclusive one-stop real estate services. • We GUARANTEE to find the home you want. • You can earn up to 1500 Air Miles™ with the CENTURY 21’s Exclusive Air Miles Program. • Let a CENTURY 21 Sales 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

Millennium Inc. Brokerage

Bob Gannon

Sales Representative

Direct 705-241-4653

Unobstructive lake views! 3600+sf., customized open concept kitchen/dining room/family room, beautiful grounds, art studio. $949,000 View today, so much to see!

Call Nancy Agnew (705) 446-7975 or Stan Kukla (705) 446-7976

Jo-Anne Gannon Sales Representative

Direct 705-443-1636

1 Market Lane, Unit 2, Wasaga Beach

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, 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 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 featuring your home. • 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.


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Collingwood in the still of the night Erik Crighton gave this photo to the mayor as a gift for all that she does for the town. The piece was done very recently; it was from a photo taken in January when we had all that thick snow. The time on the clock in the photo reads 2am, Erik was out with his tripod capturing Collingwood in the still of the night. Erik used to live in Collingwood when he was a teenager and attended high school here, so he really feels at home. After graduating with honours from The Academy of Design in Toronto, Erik was hired by John and Ola to work as a Graphic designer & Artist at Village Memories: a new store at Blue Mountain. Village Memories Photo Art Studio specializes in creating timeless art with your photographic memories. With state of the art on site printing, create your unique piece on a range of products including canvas art, metal art, photo murals and memorabilia. Bring in your own photos or have a professional photographer capture your family’s portraits. For more information, visit or call 705-293-3550


Keep Winter Cool Day at Blue Mountain What a difference a year makes! Winter (or lack of) 2012 during March Break saw temperatures reaching a high of 25°C but not this year. Keep Winter Cool Day was just that... sunny but cool. Does this mean we don’t have to be concerned with Global Warming? Far from it and that is precisely the message this yearly event attempts to convey. A wonderful initiative! Awareness and education are the key to ensuring a better future for our planet... oh yes and for ourselves! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography

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Home • Auto Farm • Life Commercial

Craig, McDonald, Reddon Ins Brokers Ltd.

Phone: (705) 443-8388 Email: 192 First Street, Collingwood ON, L9Y 1A7

EARTH DAY SALE at AWEAR! Monday April 22nd Only! Save 15% off all new Spring Fig Clothing & Eco Shoes! setting the standard for how to dress sustainably while treading lightly and creatively

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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Business Profile: Beach 1 Electric Ltd

Kids picked up their Easter basket and clues for the Scavenger Hunt at the Sales Office. They then visited several merchants at Stonebridge Town Centre and were The energy in sunlight striking the earth for forty minutes is equivalent to global given treats and had their clue sheet validated, then it was back to the Sales Office energy consumption for a year and to top it all off, solar energy is a virtually unlimited for free hot chocolate, prizes, and more! Story/Photos by: Enrique Miranda source and free. Supplementing your heating requirements by simply using the energy from the sun is what Klaus Willner and his team from Beach 1 Electric take great pride in. Established and founded in 2004, Beach 1 Electrics focus is on Process Automation and complete customer satisfaction. They specialize in providing reliable and professional Solar Energy Solutions including sales and installations for residential, agriculture, commercial, industrial as well as a variety of institutions. “Our goal is that your system lasts much longer than your 20 year contract. When we are designing and installing your system, we keep the long-term picture in mind, for your safety, security and peace of mind,” says Klaus. As a Master Electrician and member of the Ontario Electric League (OEL), Business Network International (BNI) and Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSia), Klaus and his company are established, fully licensed and insured, and provide top-quality electrical contract work. In business now for almost a decade, Beach 1 Electrics reputation in the industrial world has become quite apparent through their top of the line craftsmanship, professional customer relations, long-term customer satisfaction and referrals. As a full service electrical contracting business, turnkey or add-on service is their main focus. Klaus has always had a strong interest in the topic of renewable energy. “When the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) launched the Micro-fit program in 2009, I finally had a way to bring Solar PV into my business. I’ve had a life-long interest in renewable energy,” says Klaus. A bright future with solar energy ensures a limitless supply of energy in Canada. Solar energy alone could provide the energy required for a fully industrialized society. Furthermore, solar energy creates jobs in Ontario and supplies reliable power not affected by international events and natural catastrophes while also improving the overall state of the environment. And the good news: the Ontario Power Authority will pay you 54.9 cents per Kilowatt Hour upon contract approval for 20 years! We cannot wait until non-renewable sources have been depleted before we start to promote alternate energy sources. For a complimentary consultation to create individual solar energy solutions such as heating domestic hot water with the sun or a Solar Hot Air heater or installing panels, call 705.443.8411 or 888.943.8411. Please also feel free to check out their website www.beach1electric. ca or drop in to visit their office at 24 Ronell Crescent, Unit 2, in Collingwood. Story/Photo: Melanie Vollick, WriteWay Communications

$10K for Medical Centre TD Bank presented a cheque to the Creemore Medical Centre this month for $10,000. They are adding another 900 square feet on the main floor and 900 square feet in the basement. This will allow the centre to accommodate another doctor and as well a multi-purpose room that could be used by a nurse practitioner.


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Spring is here; Summer Can’t Be Far Behind! The Meaford Farmers’ Market recently held its Annual General Meeting and selected the officers for the 2013 market season. Shopping at a Farmers’ Market is a healthy decision for the community. For every dollar spent at a market, another two dollars ripple through the provincial economy. In Ontario alone, sales at Farmers’ Markets total almost $600 million, leading to an economic impact of an astounding $1.8 billion. The Meaford Farmers’ Market begins on Friday June 7th at 3pm at the Rotary Harbour Pavilion and continues weekly until October 11th. For further information: Richard Elzby, President


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Celebrating 1 year in business on April 2nd!

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Abstract Landscapes Siegfried Blum opened an exhibit of his Abstract Landscape paintings at Curiosity House Gallery in Creemore. The beautiful landscapes of Grey and Bruce Counties have been an inspiration for much of Siggi’s work. The rolling hills, farmlands, natural ponds and forests are extremely reminiscent of the landscapes of his childhood summers in Germany. Recently, he has done pieces that incorporate figures into the landscape, some portraits and some commissioned animal portraits. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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Blast from the Past The Creemore Skating Club presented their 44th Annual Skating Carnival titled: “Blast From The Past”. The Club’s sixty members ranging in age from 2.5 years to 58 years young skated to Rock ‘n Roll favourites from the 50’s to the ‘90s. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography

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90th Birthday celebration Bill Spenser celebrated his 90th birthday this March at Mylar and Loretta’s Restaurant! Mr.Spenser was a Captain on the Canadian Corvette HMCS Calgary K231. The Corvette escorted the convoys from Halifax to Murmansk, across the Atlantic 1940 to 1945 during World War II.

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World leader in Picture Framing – is leading the way in the environment

“I love Spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” - Ruth Stout

he largest picture framing manufacturer, Larson-Juhl, is the way in making environmentally friendly picture framing products for your home.


Larson-Juhl is honoured to have earned certifications from three of the world’s most respected third-party certification organizations! Read below to learn more about each of these certifications and which Larson-Juhl products have earned the “forest-friendly” distinction. FSC -Forest Stewardship Council™ an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization, established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. FSC is currently the most well-known certification system. Larson-Juhl features a wide selection of FSC certified matboards that can also earn “points” on LEED certified projects.

Blue Mountain Foundation Arts Center, 163 Hurontario St. Collingwood

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third-party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests. PEFC is currently the largest certification system.

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SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized. With SFI, consumers can be confident they are buying wood or paper from well-managed, legal sources. What does all this mean to you as the consumer – the leading supplier is leading the way in creating sustainable home décor that not only beautifies your home but is also good for it. Larson-Juhl truly is custom framing the beauty of your home!

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April 18- Morgan Davis Sun. April 7- Fraser/Daley - Casbah 2 - 5pm Sun. April 28-24th St. Wailers-Casbah 2-5pm Available in Collingwood atBMFA Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario St. 445-3430 Collingwood Food Co-Op, 65 Simcoe St. Jordan John Crow’s Nest, 239 Hurontario St. 445-1900 & the Blues Angels Hasty Market, Cranberry Mews, Hwy. 26 W. 705-293-0619 Concert Tickets, Information & Memberships available at:

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