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Recreation Guide Fall & Winter 2019/2020

Winter Camp 10-11

Fitness Programs 12, 15

Trails and Skating 17, 20, 21

Events 24-27

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Table of Contents Important Notices Springwater residents are eligible to participate in any recreation program offered by the City of Barrie at the same rate as a resident of Barrie. Contact our Recreation & Special Events Coordinator at 705-728-4784 x2100 for details.

Administration Welcome Message .............................................. 2 EDHS Update ...................................................... 3 Camp Employment ............................................. 4 Activity Guidelines .............................................. 5

Program Information New programs are often added after the printing of the Recreation Guide. Please visit springwater.ca/recreation for the most recent guide and updated information.

Program Registration .......................................... 6 Cancellation & Withdrawal ................................. 7 Registration Start Dates ...................................... 8 Code of Conduct ................................................. 9

What’s new and exciting •

Trail information

Winter/March Break camps

A variety of Springwater Library programs

Outdoor rinks and skating trails

Programs and Fitness Youth (Winter Camp) .......................................... 10 Adult ................................................................... 12 Older Adult ........................................................ 15

Active Living Trails ................................................................... 17 Indoor Skating Arena ......................................... 20 Outdoor Skating Rinks ....................................... 21

Community Information Springwater Public Library ................................. 22 2019/2020 Springwater Events .......................... 24 Facility Rentals ................................................... 28 Run a recreation program in partnership with the Township of Springwater. To pitch an idea, call 705-728-4784 x2100 or email recreation@springwater.ca.

Government Services ......................................... 30 Community Contacts ......................................... 31 Holiday Fire Safety ............................................. 32 Healthy Living Workshops ................................. 33

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Administration

Administration

Welcome

Welcome Message from the Mayor

Jennifer Coughlin Deputy Mayor jennifer.coughlin@springwater.ca

George Cabral Councillor Ward 1 george.cabral@springwater.ca

Perry Ritchie Councillor Ward 2 perry.ritchie@springwater.ca

Wanda Maw-Chapman Councillor Ward 3 wanda.mawchapman@springwater.ca

Anita Moore Councillor Ward 4 anita.moore@springwater.ca

Fall and winter are a beautiful time in our community. From changing leaves to festive lights and snow, it’s a great opportunity to get out with your family and enjoy all that our municipality has to offer. I encourage everyone to use this guide to plan activities over the next few months. Explore many walking trails and parks, participate in a fun community-run event, or sign up for a new fitness program and make new friends. Once again, we are providing public skating at the Elmvale Arena and Winter Camp. Volunteermaintained rinks will be open in the cooler months! We’re excited to announce that the renovations at Elmvale District High School are complete. Residents can look forward to enhanced programming and rental space as part of this community project. Details will be released in the coming months. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Ron Belcourt, Director of Recreation, Parks & Properties, for his 42 years of service and wish him well in his retirement as he takes on new adventures this September. For more information on programs and recreation, visit springwater.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news.

Jack Hanna Councillor Ward 5 jack.hanna@springwater.ca

Don Allen Mayor don.allen@springwater.ca | 705-728-4784 x2040

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Programs and Fitness

Coming Soon...

We’ve partnered with the Elmvale District High School to create shared facility space! This community project will help us offer more programming and rental opportunities in the evenings and weekends. The new school has an industrial kitchen and a doublesized gymnasium with basketball nets, an electronic score board, a performance stage, pullout bleachers and a fitness room. We’re busy planning fun programs, so check online at springwater.ca for updates. Thank you to all the community members who supported this exciting achievement.

Check online for updates

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Administration

Camp Employment Opportunities

Exciting and rewarding part-time and seasonal job opportunities await you! Imagine the difference you can make!

What we offer •

Competitive wages & comprehensive training

Employment during summer and December/ March Breaks

The chance to gain valuable work experience to add to your resume and develop worthwhile skills

What we need •

Communication & leadership skills

Team spirit & enthusiasm

Positive, professional attitudes

HIGH FIVE® certification and experience with children are considered assets

Prerequisites •

Eligible to work in Canada

Social Insurance Number

Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification

A recent Police Vulnerable Sector Check

Job postings & application forms at springwater.ca/careers *check for openings in early winter

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Administration Administration

Active Together Let’s Get Active

Physical Activity: How important is it to your overall health and well-being?

Only

18% of Canadian adults are active enough to reap

health benefits. Physical activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life. Canadians of all ages need to move more and sit less as part of their everyday to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of physical activity Physical activity helps healthy growth and development by: •

giving us energy

decreasing stress

making us stronger

prolonging independence as we age

How much physical activity you need Children and youth should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Adults, including seniors, should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Consult the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for more information. Getting started is easier than you think! Make it social, walk or bike instead of driving whenever you can, try different activities until you find the ones that feel right for you, or join a fitness class or sports group.

It also helps prevent these chronic diseases: •

certain types of cancer

obesity

hypertension

heart disease

type 2 diabetes

Did you know? Research shows that as much as half of functional decline between the ages of 30 and 70 is due, not to aging, but to an inactive way of life.

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Program Information

Program Registration Inclusive Recreation Services The Recreation, Parks & Properties Department is committed to providing programs that are accessible and inclusive. We work to support the inclusion of those with disabilities or special needs.

Registration Options Online...it’s easy and secure! Visit springwater.ca/recreation and follow the step-by-step instructions to register and pay online. •

Available 24/7

Immediate confirmation

Register for programs and coordinate family activities

Explore new course options

Mail or drop off Mail or drop off a completed registration form and payment (cheques payable to the Township or credit card information—no cash) to the Township Administration Centre at 2231 Nursery Road in Minesing. A drop box is located at the Township Administration Centre for after-hours drop off. Post-dated cheques are accepted when registering for a program but must be dated two weeks prior to the first day of the program or camp.

Fax Fax in your completed registration form with credit card information to 705-7282759.

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If you or a family member have a special need, please contact recreation@springwater.ca or 705728-4784 x2100 before registering for a program. All information is confidential and used strictly for planning successful integration into our programs.

Returned Cheques/Declined Credit Cards Payments made by cheques which have not been honoured by the bank, declined credit cards or credit card chargebacks are subject to a non-sufficient fund (NSF) fee. New payment must be received to enrol in the program.

Program and Camp Start Dates Start dates are listed throughout this Recreation Guide alongside the fitness class, program or camp.

Age Requirements Programs and camps are grouped by age ranges. Participants must be the required age on the start date of the program.

Financial Assistance The Township has a Community Assistance Program to help residents in need participate in municipal programming, including camp. We also have an International Grant Competition program to provide financial support to young athletes in Springwater competing at an international level. All information is kept confidential. Grants are first-come, first-served based on eligibility criteria. Find details and the application forms at springwater.ca/CAP.


Program Information

Cancellation & Withdrawal Cancellation & Withdrawal You receive: A full refund or credit with no administration fee: •

If the Township cancels a program due to weather, low registration or for other unforeseen circumstances.

A full credit on your account or refund less a $20

Registrants will be notified by their instructor or the Township by phone or email of any cancelled programs. Those participants will be offered a full refund, credit or a transfer to another class (based on availability). The Township will also post program cancellations on the municipal website—springwater.ca—and the Township’s Twitter and Facebook @springwatertwp.

administration fee: •

If you cancel with at least 7 days’ notice before the start of the program.

No fitness classes or programs will operate on civic holidays.

A prorated credit or refund:

October 14 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Boxing Day

January 1 New Year’s Day

February 17 Family Day

Please contact your instructor for classes during March Break (March 16 - 20).

If you provide a medical certificate before the midway point of the course/camp and can no longer attend the program due to medical reasons.

Sorry, no refund or credit is provided: •

If you cancel within 7 days of the start of the program, without providing a medical certificate.

How to Cancel To cancel your registration, please contact 705-7284784 x2011 or recreation@springwater.ca.

Refunds You will receive your refund within three weeks. Cash, debit and cheque payments will be refunded by cheque. Credit card payments will be refunded to the original card.

Program Cancellations or Disruptions The Township of Springwater reserves the right to postpone, cancel, re-locate or combine classes, limit registration or change instructors due to low registration or unforeseen circumstances.

Get Connected to Recreation Services Receive the latest updates on programs while going paperless! Visit springwater.ca or follow the Township on Twitter and Facebook @springwatertwp.

Customer Service Need help registering for our programs or want to know more about our cancellation/ refund policy? Contact our Customer Service Representatives at 705-728-4784 x2011.

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Program Information

Registration Start Dates

Registration starts

What you need to register online: •

Course Code or Course Name

Internet for online registration at springwater.ca/recreation

Individual Account or Family Member Account with our online registration portal

Credit card for payment

Don’t want to register online? No problem, simply call 705-728-4784 x2011 or visit the Township Administration Centre (2231 Nursery Road, Minesing) for assistance.

registration start dates Tuesday September 3 Registration opens for all fall fitness programming

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Tuesday October 8 Registration opens for Winter Camp

Friday December 6 Registration opens for all winter fitness programming


Program Information

Code of Conduct Rzone Policy In support of a safe community...

How You Can Help

The following behaviour is considered to be unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Townshipoperated facilities:

Taking responsibility for your actions and respecting others in municipal facilities, programs and parks

Verbal and physical assault

Possession of or under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Respecting property, materials and equipment when using services or participating in programs at our facilities, in our parks and on our trails

Harassment and disrespectful language or actions

Threat or aggression

Reporting unacceptable behaviour and safety or security concerns—all complaints will remain anonymous

Vandalism, defacement and theft

The Township of Springwater promotes responsibility and respect through our Rzone Policy, and will take appropriate steps to deal with unacceptable behaviour as outlined in this policy. Learn more about our policy online at springwater.ca/Rzone. Township-operated facilities as they relate to our Rzone Policy include all community centres, heritage buildings, arenas, outdoor sports fields, parks and any other area used for Township-operated programs or services.

Promote positive, safe and supportive spaces by:

How to Report an Incident If you’re involved in or witness a situation, report it: •

In person to a Township staff member or the community organization in charge

Online at springwater.ca/Rzone

By email at rzone@springwater.ca

Each report will be reviewed on an individual basis. The nature and degree of discipline will be determined by the severity of the situation.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act Remember that smoking/vaping is banned in and near: •

Children’s playgrounds

Public sports fields and community recreational facilities

Any school grounds

Enclosed public spaces and buildings

Public sheltered areas

Restaurant and bar patios

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Programs and Fitness

Youth: 5-12 years

Camp Hours

Registration

Camp activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop off is from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Registration operates on a first-come, firstserved basis. A waitlist will be formed if we reach capacity.

What to Bring

There are two registration options available:

Pack these items in a backpack that’s comfortable and not too heavy to carry:

1. Online at springwater.ca/camps

• • •

Peanut/nut-free lunch and snacks Refillable water bottle Suitable clothing for weather conditions and camp activities, plus indoor shoes

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2. In person at the Township Administration Centre (2231 Nursery Road, Minesing) during regular business hours or at any Springwater Public Library branch


Programs and Fitness

Youth: 5-12 years

Each camp day has a special field trip and fun winter games and activities!

Dates Winter Camp is offered: •

Monday, December 30

Thursday, January 2

Friday, January 3

Special Trips Check field trip details online in the fall at springwater.ca/camps or call 705-728-4784 x2100.

Registration & Fees Camp is $40 per child, per day. Save money when registering for all three days and only pay $108! Register by November 29, 2019.

Save the date for our March Break Camps on March 16 to March 20, 2020.

Location We offer Winter Camp at the Midhurst Community Centre (74 Doran Road).

Registration Opens

October 8

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Programs and Fitness

Adult: 18+ years

Bootcamp Suitable for all levels of fitness, this one-hour bootcamp includes a variety of exercises using light weights and endurance training. Instructor Keri Robbins combines the Lebert Buddy System, EQ and SRT bars, Metafit and Fluid Strength to ensure you get the best workout every week. Join this class to make progress and get stronger! All you need to bring is your water bottle, mat and hand weights. Fee: $80/10 classes

Tell our Recreation & Special Events Coordinator! Email recreation@springwater.ca or call 705-728-4784 x2100.

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Anten Mills Community Centre 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road W, Anten Mills Start Date Sept 25

Day Wed

Time 6:30-7:30 PM

Code FF-BC-02

Jan 15

Wed

6:30-7:30 PM

WF-BC-18


Programs and Fitness

Adult: 18+ years Dance Caravan

Magic Veil and Island Dance

Dance Caravan is an energizing dance party (and fun workout) every week! Instructor Kim McGrath teaches participants dance moves and combos from Brazil, India, Spain and more. Improve muscle strength, coordination and balance.

Ladies join in on the magic! Work your arms and tone your legs dancing to the beats of Egypt, Hawaii and Tahiti. Veils are provided. Instructor Kim McGrath will lead you through these fun dance moves.

Let’s groove together to the music!

Fee: $80/10 classes

Fee: $80/10 classes

Midhurst Community Centre 74 Doran Road, Midhurst

Midhurst Community Centre 74 Doran Road, Midhurst Start Date Sept 26

Day Thurs

Time 6:00-7:00 PM

Code FF-DC-04

Jan 16

Thurs

6:00-7:00 PM

WF-DC-20

Exploring Yoga This is the perfect class for you to explore different yoga styles and find your “groove”. Instructor Isabel Fernandes will help you explore five separate yoga styles: Gentle/Beginner Yoga, Flow Yoga (Vinyasa style), Yoga with Weights, Restorative Yoga, and Chakra Yoga. Yoga is for everybody and every body—modifications are offered. Please bring a yoga mat, water and any yoga props you would like. Fee: $80/10 classes

Start Date Sept 26

Day Thurs

Time 7:15-8:15 PM

Code FF-MV-05

Jan 16

Thurs

7:15-8:15 PM

WF-MV-21

Metafit Instructor Carol Karastamatis guides this 30-minute workout that just keeps working! Metafit helps you burn fat by changing your resting metabolism and working larger muscles through a single routine. It is the latest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to refire your metabolism. Fee: $40/10 classes Elmvale Community Hall 33 Queen Street W, Elmvale Start Date Sept 23

Day Mon

Time 6:15-6:45 PM

Code FF-MF-11

Jan 13

Mon

6:15-6:45 PM

WF-MF-27

Elmvale Library 50 Queen St W, Elmvale Start Date Sept 26

Day Thurs

Time 6:30-7:30 PM

Code FF-EY-10

Jan 16

Thurs

6:30-7:30 PM

WF-EY-26

No classes on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving) or Monday, February 17 (Family Day). Please check with your instructor for classes during March Break (March 16 to 20).

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Programs and Fitness

Adult: 18+ years Pound

Yoga

Sweat, sculpt and rock with POUND. Using weighted drumsticks, this awesome full-body workout combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates inspired movements. Instructor Carol Karastamatis leads this jam session of energizing and sweat-dripping fun.

Instructor Keri Robbins teaches a variety of yoga styles including Hatha Yoga, Yoga Shred inspired classes and Flow. Each style encourages your body to move with freedom and strength before resting your soul and quieting your mind with blissful meditation and relaxation at the end of class. Please bring a mat.

Fee: $80/10 classes

Fee: $80/10 classes

Elmvale Community Hall 33 Queen Street W, Elmvale

Anten Mills Community Centre 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road W, Anten Mills

Start Date Sept 23

Day Mon

Time 6:50-7:50 PM

Code FF-PF-12

Start Date Sept 25

Day Wed

Time 7:45-8:45 PM

Code FF-AY-03

Jan 13

Mon

6:50-7:50 PM

WF-PF-28

Jan 15

Wed

7:45-8:45 PM

WF-AY-19

No classes on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving) or Monday, February 17 (Family Day).

Six Pack and Wings With a variety of fun low-impact cardio and strength workout programs, you’ll surprise your body every week and never get bored! Instructor Isabel Fernandes brings something different to every class—from traditional group classes to classes featuring a combination of balance, mat pilates, stretching, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), drumming, stability ball exercises, fitness kickboxing and more! Please bring hand weights, a mat and water.

Yoga with Weights This half-hour session, led by Isabel Fernandes, will add a little extra to your yoga practice using weights and dynamic movement while holding your yoga poses. A great way to build strength, endurance and muscle tone! Fee: $40/10 classes Elmvale Community Hall 33 Queen Street W, Elmvale Start Date Sept 25

Day Wed

Time 7:15-7:45 PM

Code FF-YW-09

Jan 15

Wed

7:15-7:45 PM

WF-YW-25

Fee: $80/10 classes Elmvale Community Hall 33 Queen Street W, Elmvale Start Date Sept 25

Day Wed

Time 6:00-7:00 PM

Code FF-SW-08

Jan 15

Wed

6:00-7:00 PM

WF-SW-24

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Please check with your instructor for classes during March Break (March 16 to 20).


Programs and Fitness

Older Adult: 55+ years

Fun and Fit

Drop into any older adult fitness class using your Flexible 5 Class Pass. No commitment, no hassle! Get your pass in person at any Library branch or at the municipal office. Passes cost $38.

Have fun and get fit with Instructor Isabel Fernandes as you move to the music through a variety of non-impact exercises. These classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance in a fun and friendly way. A chair is offered for seated or standing support, and for stretching and relaxation exercises. Fee: $70/10 classes Anten Mills Community Centre 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road W, Anten Mills Start Date Sept 23

Day Mon

Time Code 10:45-11:45 AM SF-FF-06

Jan 13

Mon

10:45-11:45 AM SF-WF-22

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Programs and Fitness

Older Adult: 55+ years Gentle Pilates Tone and strengthen your body with Instructor Deb Frohman. Gentle pilates is all about exercise while treating your body with kindness and respect. With a focus on stabilizing muscles, your joints will become better supported decreasing the chance of injury. Make sure to bring a pilates mat and water bottle. Fee: $70/10 classes

Day Mon

Time 9:00-9:45 AM

Sept 27

Fri*

Jan 13 Jan 17

These traditional yoga classes form the basis of yoga, including basic posture, breathing and relaxation. You’ll burn calories, tone your body and relax your mind with Instructor Isabel Fernandes. Please bring a yoga mat. A chair is offered for seated or standing support. Fee: $70/10 classes

Elmvale Public Library 50 Queen Street W, Elmvale Start Date Sept 23

Gentle Yoga: Strong, Stretched and Seated

Code SF-GP-13

Anten Mills Community Centre 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road W, Anten Mills

10:00-10:45 AM SF-GP-14

Start Date Sept 23

Day Mon

Time 12:15-1:15 PM

Code SF-GY-07

Mon

9:00-9:45 AM

Jan 13

Mon

12:15-1:15 PM

SF-GY-23

Fri

10:00-10:45 AM SF-GP-30

SF-GP-29

Gentle Yoga These traditional yoga classes form the basis of yoga, including basic posture, breathing and relaxation. You’ll burn calories, tone your body and relax your mind with Instructor Deb Frohman. Bring a yoga mat. A chair is offered for seated or standing support. Fee: $70/10 classes

Please check with your instructor for classes during March Break (March 16 to 20).

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Elmvale Public Library 50 Queen Street W, Elmvale

Tech Help

Start Date Sept 23

Day Mon

Time Code 10:00-10:45 AM SF-GY-15

Sept 25

Wed

9:00-9:45 AM

SF-GY-16

Sept 27

Fri*

9:00-9:45 AM

SF-GY-17

Jan 13

Mon

10:00-10:45 AM SF-GY-31

Jan 15

Wed

9:00-9:45 AM

SF-GY-32

Jan 17

Fri

9:00-9:45 AM

SF-GY-33

* Gentle Yoga and Gentle Pilates will not run on Friday, October 11 due to Federal Election Polling at the Elmvale Library.

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No fitness classes run on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving) or Monday, February 17 (Family Day).

Find them in the Library section


Active Living

Trails Cycling: cyclesimcoe.ca Motorized Vehicles: coatv.ca & scorra.ca Interactive Maps: trails.simcoe.ca

Hickling Trail Main Trail: 1.5 km

Difficulty: Easy

Parking: South entrance at Carson Road, or 1777 Snow Valley Road in Midhurst

Please respect all trail users by: •

Sharing the trail with others

Staying on the trail to avoid damaging nearby vegetation

Leaving plants and small creatures in their natural habitats

Using waste bins or carrying your litter home

Keeping your pet on a leash and picking up after your dog

Following permitted uses and by-laws

The Hickling Trail is one of five sections that connects an 11-km gap in the Trans Canada Trail between Springwater and Barrie, and helps form part of the 165-km Simcoe County Loop Trail. The Hickling Recreational Trail can be accessed year-round, has an average width of 3 metres, and is designed to be accessible. With a firm gravel surface with screenings, it is for non-motorized uses only. There is an outdoor repair station for cyclists to make minor repairs to their bikes. The trail is owned and maintained by the County of Simcoe.

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Active Living

Trails Hunter Russell Trail

North Simcoe Rail Trail

Main Trail: 0.6 km

Main Trail: 31.7 km

Difficulty: Easy

Parking: Doran Road & Belmont Crescent

The Hunter Russell Nature trail winds along Willow Creek in Midhurst from the corner of Doran Road and Belmont Crescent to Cowdray Park. Many species of plants can be found on this trail along with historical markings and bridges.

Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail Main Trail: 15 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Parking: Dunlop Street in Barrie, or at the Fort Willow site 2714 Grenfel Road (paid parking)

Experience the trail that our First Nations people created, that fur traders followed and the British used to win the War of 1812. This recreational trail route begins in Memorial Square in the City of Barrie and ends at old Fort Willow in the Township of Springwater. The trail is 5 km in length through Barrie and 10 km in Springwater.

Difficulty: Easy

Parking: Pinegrove Road, Fort Willow, George Johnson Road, Minesing Station Park, Hendrie Station

The North Simcoe Rail Trail follows the route of the North Simcoe Railway, which was built in 1878 and primarily served for the lumber business on Georgian Bay. The trail now offers stunning views over the Minesing Wetlands and the Mayer’s Marsh, both excellent birding spots. The trail connects the Tiny Trail in the north with the Ganaraska Hiking Trail in the south. It passes through Heritage Park in Elmvale, giving hikers an opportunity to explore the many quaint shops and restaurants downtown. Horses are allowed on NSRT from May 15 to November 15, but must walk beside trail. In Mayer’s Marsh, walk in the centre to protect turtle nests.

Visit springwater.ca/trails to learn more and to download a trail map.

Warbler Way Loop Trail Main Trail: 3.1 km

Difficulty: Easy

Parking: Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26 in Midhurst

See this trail come alive with re-enactments during the annual Historic Fort Willow event in September!

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Warbler Way Loop Trail is 3.2 kilometres of hardpacked surface that features beautiful vistas and connects to the Hickling Tract Recreational Trail, the Trans Canada Trail and the Simcoe County Loop Trail. The trail is a multi-use trail, excluding motorized use.


Active Living

Trails Simcoe County Forest

Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail

The Simcoe County Forest is the largest municipally owned forest in Ontario. There are over 130 individual tracts of forest covering more than 32,000 acres.

Simcoe County has partnered with many talented local Artists and Farmers to bring culture to our roads and trails!

What is the Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail? The Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail is a self-guided trail that provides a new approach to exploring the area. It highlights the region’s many farm-based businesses and tells stories that are intrinsic to the rich fabric of Simcoe County. Each quilt pattern is different and many represent family traditions and local heritage. Meander through our beautiful countryside and explore the local talent and agriculture in our community! Find an interactive map of the quilts and more details at experience.simcoe.ca.

Activities Permitted: •

Walking, hiking, and horseback riding

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Orienteering and geocaching

Dog walking (must be under control or leashed)

Harvesting of non-wood forest products for personal use only (e.g. mushrooms, fiddleheads)

When viewing barn quilts please use caution when stopping or slowing down. Remember that most barns are on private property and the quilts must only be viewed from the roadways.

Permitted Activities With Restrictions: •

Mountain biking - no unauthorized trail construction

Motorized trail riding - only on designated trails with a valid permit

Hunting and fishing - as per provincial hunting and fishing regulations, hunters require OFAH membership

Organized or commercial events - requires a Property Use Agreement

Read the full recreation policy, associated by-laws and maps on the County’s website at simcoe.ca/ forestry.

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Holiday Camps

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Fall Online Registration is available Aug. 20th and Winter is Nov. 19, 2019!

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Active Living

Indoor Skating Arena Elmvale Arena 14 George Street The Elmvale Arena offers fun, affordable activities from October to March for the whole family!

Public Skating Lace up every Sunday during ice season from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for public skating. Fees are: adults $3; high school students $2; and children $1. Check the arena for other designated ice times and fees for adults only skating, shinny hockey, pre-school skating and more. If you are interested in sponsoring public skating, please contact our Recreation Department at 705728-4784 x2053.

Rentals Rent the arena for your next family event, practice, or tournament! The arena has a 180’ x 88’ ice surface, seating capacity for 800 people, and six dressing rooms. Visit springwater.ca/rentals for fees and booking information.

Advertising Advertise where your customers are! Businesses can advertise at the arena on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact our Recreation Department at 705-728-4784 x2100.

Elmvale Minor Hockey

Elmvale Skating Club

Couldn’t make it out to spring registration? There’s still time! Elmvale Minor Hockey Association (EMHA) provides a fun and safe environment where kids can meet lifelong friends while participating in Canada’s game. EMHA offers Local League and Rep programs to meet the needs of every player.

The Elmvale Skating Club offers programs for all levels of learning, from Learn to Skate, CanSKATE, and StarSKATE. All programs are taught by professional coaches certified through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The club encourages skaters to develop technical and artistic skating skills in a fun and supportive environment.

For registration and more information, contact Colleen McGinnis at tocomcginnis@yahoo.com.

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Active Living

Outdoor Skating Rinks Outdoor Skating Rinks Anten Mills Community Park 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road West

Hillsdale Community Park 4517 Penetanguishene Road

Doran Park 41 Spence Avenue

Homer Barrett Park 43 Centennial Avenue

Glenhuron Park 49 Glenhuron Drive

Memorial Park 2347 Ronald Road

Green Pine Park 19 Green Pine Avenue

Valendar Park 1533 Flos Road Four West

Grenfel Community Park 1989 Sunnidale Road

Check your local rink for posted schedules

Check out the outdoor skating trail at the Simcoe County Museum!

Outdoor rink operations vary based on weather conditions

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Community Information

Springwater Public Library

Locations Elmvale Branch 50 Queen Street West 705-322-1482

Library Cards

Midhurst Branch

Residents of Springwater and Tiny can register for a free library card by bringing identification with proof of address to any library branch.

12 Finlay Mill Road 705-737-5650

Programs for All Ages

Minesing Branch

The library offers programs for kids, teens and adults, as well as targeted programs for parents and seniors. Registration is required for most programs. Visit springwater.library.on.ca for more information and applicable fees.

2347 Ronald Road 705-722-6440

Literacy & Technology •

Storytime: Preschoolers and their parents/ caregivers will discover new stories, sing songs and create simple crafts together! This program runs from September to June, every Tuesday at the Midhurst branch, and every Friday at the Elmvale branch, both starting at 10:30 a.m.

Reading Buddies (ages 5 to 9): Join our Reading Buddies program to strengthen reading skills in a fun, no stress environment. Offered on Tuesdays from October 15 to November 19 at the Midhurst Branch, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Check Out... •

Tons of books, magazines, movies, e-books, audio books, playaway tablets

Free Wi-Fi and computers, printers and photocopiers available for in-library use

Township fire permits, dog licences and garbage tags

Fully-equipped facility rentals

Volunteer income tax help

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Community Information

Springwater Public Library •

Battle of the Books (grades 4 to 6): Ask your school or homeschool group about participating in this epic battle! The book list is available at all Springwater Library Branches and the Battle is in May 2020.

Stay, Play & Learn with EarlyON In partnership with EarlyON, the library offers free, high-quality drop-in programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old. You can learn and play with your child, meet people and get advice from early childhood professionals.

Tech Help: Learn tips and tricks for using your devices. This program operates by appointment at the Midhurst Branch on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Elmvale Branch on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Arts & Culture •

Midhurst Branch on Fridays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Craft Programs: Check your local branch for our holiday themed craft programs each month. Examples include Clay Pot Scarecrows for children or Botanical Pumpkins for adults. Cost varies. Registration required. Creative Seniors: Check out arts and crafts workshops at the Elmvale Branch. This program is offered on Monday, October 7 and Monday, December 2 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ukulele Lessons (ages 10+): Learn a new instrument at the Midhurst Branch. This 45-minute class runs every Monday from October 21 to December 9, starting at 4:15 p.m. Cost applicable.

* times subject to change

Events •

2nd Annual Family Holiday Party (ages 8+): Friday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Midhurst Branch.

3rd Annual Princess Tea (ages 3+): Saturday, February 8 at 3 p.m. at the Midhurst Branch

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Community Information

2019/2020 Springwater Events

DOORS OPEN

FALL CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

SEPTEMBER 21

SEPTEMBER 21

Township Administration Centre

Grenfel Community Hall

This year is the 25th anniversary of Springwater Township! To celebrate, we’re opening up the Administration Centre located on the former site of the Midhurst Forest Station (1922). Upon the building’s completion in 2009, it received a LEED Silver Standard recognizing its sustainability and limited impact on the environment. Check out interesting memorabilia, giveaways, children’s activities and building tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and come celebrate 25 years of the Township!

The Fall Craft & Vendor Show is back for the second year in a row from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grenfel Community Hall!

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Look forward to free admission, free parking, and door prizes. This craft show features a variety of talented local businesses and vendors ready to showcase handmade crafts and products including: signs, wood work, up-cycled creations, artwork, jewellery, candles, bath and beauty products, baked goods, knitted items, and so much more!


Community Information

2019/2020 Springwater Events

SEPT 28

Free Admission 10am-4pm

Experience the history of Simcoe County during the War of 1812 Fort Willow Conservation Area, 2714 Grenfel Road | fortwillow.nvca.on.ca | 705-424-1479 MIDHURST AUTUMNFEST

ELMVALE FALL FAIR

SEPTEMBER 28

OCTOBER 10, 11 & 12

Midhurst Community Hall

Elmvale Arena

Now in its 50th year, this annual event joins together community members and businesses to showcase the wonderful Midhurst community. Shop for great local goods at vendor booths and grab a bite to eat. Don’t miss games and contests such as the popular Scarecrow Contest, tug-o’-war & egg toss!

Come proudly celebrate our agricultural roots! The 159th annual Elmvale Fall Fair kicks off over Thanksgiving weekend. Brought to you by the Flos Agricultural Society, this event showcases fair entries, vendors, midway specials, animal shows and more.

The official grand opening of the Midhurst Pavilion will also be taking place during this year’s Autumnfest. For more details, please email MidhurstAutumnfestInfo@gmail.com.

Visit elmvalefallfair.com for event details and updates.

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Community Information

2019/2020 Springwater Events LAST BLAST

CP HOLIDAY TRAIN

OCTOBER 19

NOVEMBER

Simcoe County Museum

Anne Street North and Wenden Court

One of the largest displays of working historic construction equipment in Canada! The Simcoe County Museum and the Historical Construction Equipment Association present the annual Last Blast, where attendees ride out to the gravel pits on a people mover for a tour. See live demonstrations of steam powered equipment, vintage road building, rock crushing, grading, hoisting and much more.

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train brings a box car stage and a line-up of great musical talent to celebrate the holiday season. Each event is free, with CP encouraging attendees to open their cupboards and wallets to help address hunger needs in their communities.

Event rates apply: Museum members and preschoolers are admitted free; adults $8; youth and seniors $6; and children are $5.

ANTEN MILLS HALLOWEEN EVENT OCTOBER 27 Anten Mills Community Hall Bring your costume and join your neighbours for a fun afternoon of Halloween-themed games, treats crafts and activities. Please bring a donation for the local food bank as admission. Check the Anten Mills Community Bulletin on Facebook for updates.

AN EVENING OF HALLOWEEN

Check online at cpr.ca/holiday-train/canada for updates as CP releases the holiday schedule and line-up.

MIDHURST ARTS & CRAFTS HOME TOUR NOVEMBER 23 & 24 Springwater and surrounding area In operation for over 30 years, the Midhurst Arts & Crafts Home Tour is a long-standing tradition for anyone living in Simcoe County. This self-guided tour is ever evolving with lots of local talent and friendly faces. It’s a slower pace than your standard craft show, with a very laid back and intimate feeling. Get to know the artists and take your time wondering through the village while taking in all the incredible finds! Visit midhurstartsandcrafts.com for updates and tour locations.

OCTOBER 28, 29 & 30 Simcoe County Museum

Planning a community event?

Monstrous mayhem will be unleashed with three evenings filled with games, treats, and a terrifying haunted walk. Event hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m.

We can help! Let us know the date, location and details. We’re responsible for approving special event permits, road closures and facility/park rentals. Add your event to our online calendar at calendar.springwater.ca.

Event rates apply: Museum members and preschoolers are admitted free; adults $8; youth and seniors $6; and children are $5.

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Contact 705-728-4784 x2100 for information.


Community Information

2019/2020 Springwater Events COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTINGS

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

DECEMBER 12 & 13

Across Springwater

Simcoe County Museum

Annual holiday tree lightings bring the community together to celebrate the season. Tree lightings are planned for:

Listen to beautiful music as it fills the galleries, sample unique seasonal treats, and discover what Christmas looked like over 100 years ago. Event hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum.

Elmvale - November 29

Hillsdale - December 7

Minesing - December 1

Anten Mills - December 7

Visit springwater.ca for updates.

SANTA CLAUS PARADES

PHELPSTON CHRISTMAS WAGON RIDE DECEMBER 13 Valendar Park (Rink Building)

Get into the holiday spirit with Santa Claus! Bring the whole family for a village-wide parade near you.

Get into the holiday spirit in Phelpston with their annual Wagon Ride. Check out treats, crafts and a holiday wagon ride through the community. Please bring a donation for the food/toy drive. Visit Phelpston Community Events and Recreation on Facebook for details.

Elmvale - December 1

SANTA’S FIRE TRUCK TOUR

Anten Mills - December 8 (starts at 1 p.m.)

DECEMBER 23 & 24

DECEMBER Across Springwater

SLEIGH RIDE IN THE VILLAGE DECEMBER 6 Elmvale Community Hall Hosted by the Elmvale Lioness Club, the annual Sleigh Ride in the Village is a seasonal treasure. Come and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, hot chocolate, crafts and more. Donations to the local food bank are appreciated.

Across Springwater A yearly tradition! Firefighters and Santa Claus drive through neighbourhoods across Springwater, bringing cheer and goodwill wherever they go. Visit springwater.ca for updates.

MINESING MINI-FEST FEBRUARY 7 & 8 Minesing Community Centre Mini-Fest is an annual winter carnival with family skating, euchre and bowling tournaments, a parade, a pancake breakfast, and more! Enter the parade or nominate someone worthy for the Citizen/Youth of the Year awards by emailing minifest@minesing.ca.

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Community Information

Facility & Rental Information 93

27

Elmvale

6

2 3 5

Hillsdale 92

Phelpston

400

Anten Mills 1

Midhurst

Minesing

7

8 26

11

Snow Valley Centre Vespra Grenfel

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Community Information

2. Elmvale Community Arena 14 George Street Ice Springwater Room

1400 165

3. Elmvale Community Hall 33 Queen Street West

220

4. Grenfel Community Centre 1989 Sunnidale Road

60

5. Heritage Park 118 Queen Street West 6. Hillsdale Community Centre 4517 Penetanguishene Road Upper Lower 7. Midhurst Community Centre 74 Doran Road Upper Lower 8. Minesing Community Centre 2347 Ronald Road Upper Lower - Bowling Alley

Stove

Fridge

60

To book or rent a facility LLBO

1. Anten Mills Community Centre 3985 Horseshoe Valley Road

Accessible

Location

Capacity

Facility & Rental Information

Township Administration Centre

Review the Rental of Springwater Facilities Policy

Complete the application form

Call 705-728-4784 x2013

All other recreation facilities

Review the Rental of Springwater Facilities Policy

Request booking online or call our Customer Service Team at 705-728-4784 x2036/2063

Need to know n/a

All rentals require a $150 refundable security deposit

Liability insurance is mandatory for all rentals and can be purchased through the Township

Liquor licences issued by the LLBO are mandatory for functions serving alcohol

45 90

140 78

150 60

Pavilion Rentals Find details on pavilion rentals across Springwater online at springwater.ca or by calling 705-728-4784 x2036/2063.

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Community Information

Government Services Know who to call...

211 Ontario

Animal Control & Pet Licences

705-728-4784 x2101

Agendas & Minutes

705-728-4784 x2015

Building Permits & Inspections

705-728-4784 x2017

Business Development

705-728-4784 x2032

Business Licensing

705-728-4784 x2013

By-law Enforcement Services

705-728-4784 x2101

Events

705-728-4784 x2100

Facilities

705-728-4784 x2011

Fire & Emergency Services: Non-Emergency Inquiries, Burn Permits

705-728-4784 x2016

Emergency Calls

911

Library: Elmvale

705-322-1482

Midhurst

705-737-5650

Minesing

705-722-6440

Parks & Maintenance

705-728-4784 x2085

211 is a free, confidential, province-wide helpline that simplifies finding support and community services for Ontario residents. 211 helps people find basic needs such as food, housing and emergency financial assistance. It connects those in need with agencies who can help someone cope with health issues like cancer or elderly citizens stay in their own homes. When you dial 2-1-1, you reach a real person, 24/7, who is highly trained to listen and help. 211 offers multilingual service in 170 languages as well as TTY service at 1-888-340-1001.

Policing: Non-Emergency

705-792-0306

Emergency

911

Property Assessment (MPAC)

1-866-296-6722

Property Tax Inquiries

705-728-4784 x2018

Recreation Services

705-728-4784 x2100

Roads & Sidewalks

705-728-4784 x2075

Traffic Signals & Signs

705-728-4784 x2075

Water Quality (OCWA)

705-429-2525

Water Billing

705-728-4784 x2018

Waste Management (Service Simcoe)

705-735-6901

Zoning & Planning

705-728-4784 x2019

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact our Customer Service team at 705-728-4784 for assistance!

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Download the Simcoe County Collects App The County of Simcoe is responsible for waste management and collection in Springwater. Download the free Simcoe County Collects mobile app and receive collection reminders, view upcoming collections, find your nearest waste facility and search the Waste Wizard! Alternatively, contact Service Simcoe at 1-800-263-3199 or info@simcoe.ca.


Community Information

Community Contacts Community Groups

Sports Organizations

Barrie Woodcarvers - Grenfel Hall ..............705-790-4331

BOWLING

Elmvale Food Bank ..................................... 705-322-9096

Minesing Men’s League ............................. 705-623-2500

Elmvale North Simcoe Junior Farmers ....... 705-817-0236

Springwater Lanes ..................................... 705-322-0676

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival .............................. emsf.ca Flos Agricultural Society (Elmvale Fall Fair) 705-527-1899 Horticultural Society ................................... 705-322-0775

CURLING Elmvale Curling Club ................................. 705-322-2371

Meals on Wheels ........................................ 705-721-3313

HOCKEY LEAGUES

Midhurst Square Dancing ........................... 705-429-9593

Elmvale & District Over 35 Hockey ........... 705-322-3239

Groups & Organizations

Elmvale Minor Hockey ............... elmvaleminorhockey.ca Sledge Hockey .......................................... 705-790-0258

YOUTH

ICE SKATING

Girl Guides - Ontario ................................1-800-565-8111

Elmvale Skating Club ................ elmvaleskatingclub.com

Javawockies Robotics ........... javawockiesfrc@gmail.com Scouts Canada ......................................... 1-888-855-3336

KARATE/TAI CHI/TAEKWONDO

SENIORS

Ron Latour (Elmvale) ................................ 705-937-0023

Elmvale & District Sunshine Seniors .......... 705-322-2598 Elmvale Thursday Night Cards ................... 705-543-9506

SOCCER

Minesing Good Times Club .........................705-790-4376

Parks & Trails CONSERVATION AREAS NVCA Administration Centre .................... 705-424-1479 TRAILS Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association ............ 705-245-1005 Nine Mile Portage ............................ 705-728-4784 x2053

Barrie Taekwondo (Midhurst) .................... 705-730-0006

Barrie Soccer Club .................................... 705-739-7844 Elmvale Soccer Club ................................. 705-322-3239 Springwater Soccer Association ............... 705-792-0078 SWIMMING Swim Safe Lessons .................................... 705-835-5851 TENNIS Barrie North Winter Tennis Club ............... 705-722-3395 Midhurst Tennis Club ................................. 705-737-2888

COATV ....................................................... 705-812-3457 SCORRA ................................................ news@scorra.ca Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club ......... info@scmbc.ca

Service Clubs Elmvale & District Lioness Club .................. 705-322-3703 Elmvale & District Lion’s Club ..................... 705-322-4484 Elmvale Royal Canadian Legion ................. 705-322-1042 Springwater/Vespra Lion’s Club ................. 705-730-0043

Groups or organizations are welcome to submit their information to the Township of Springwater for inclusion in our Recreation Guide. Submit the details by calling us at 705728-4784 x2067.

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Community Information

Holiday Fire Safety

Holidays are a time for families and friends to get together, but that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire safe holiday season!

Holiday Decorating •

Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.

Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.

Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.

Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.

Keep decorations away from windows and doors.

Two of every five decoration fires start because decorations are placed too close to a heat source

Holiday Entertaining •

Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.

Keep children and pets away from lit candles.

Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.

Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.

Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.

Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.

One-third of home decoration fires are started by candles.

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Community Information

Healthy Living

Looking for free health & wellness programs that are open to everyone? South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre is a non-profit, community-governed organization that provides our community with a combination of primary health care services, health and wellness programs and community development initiatives. They do this by providing everyone in our community with access to: •

Health care services – such as doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, physiotherapists

Free community programs – such as exercise and food workshops, mom and baby support groups, youth services

Community development – to support important community issues such as housing and food insecurity

FOOD FIT

PRE-DIABETES INFO WORKSHOP

Tuesdays starting on September 17 from 5-8 p.m. Wasaga Stars Arena

Thursday, September 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre

This program combines fun, hands-on cooking and exercise sessions to help you be the healthiest you can be.

Join our certified diabetes educator to discuss how to manage your pre-diabetes and delay progression into diabetes. Topics include nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and how to support changes.

HEART HEALTHY EATING

DIABETES INFO WORKSHOP

Tuesday, September 17 from 10-10:30 a.m. South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre Join Registered Dietitians for an education session on eating well for your heart. Learn how to identify nutritious foods, create balanced meals, and tips and tricks to live a healthy lifestyle.

Every third Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre

NORDIC POLE WALKING

Come out for an informal discussion if you’d like a refresher on how to manage your diabetes. Topics include food, medication, exercise, mental health, and what to do during different situations (travel, sickness, holidays).

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11 a.m. Seniors Active Living Centre, Wasaga Beach

HOBBIES & CRAFTS SOCIAL GROUP

Come out and walk with peer instructors through local forest trails and along the Ontario Parks beach. Poles are provided by the SGBCHC. No experience necessary.

Every Thursday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre Come out and socialize with others, while taking part in creative art projects. All supplies and refreshments will be provided at no cost!

For more programs, visit southgeorgianbaychc.ca. To register for programs, please call 705-422-1888.

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Springwater FW Rec Guide (2019/2020)  

Fitness classes, trail info, special events, and more! Discover what's new in your backyard.

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Fitness classes, trail info, special events, and more! Discover what's new in your backyard.