Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Local Live Lunch on Wednesdays

Looking for something to take away the mid-week blues? If so, then mark each Wednesday this summer on your calendar and join us in Downtown Collingwood for the return of LOCAL LIVE LUNCH!
Beginning June 29th and continuing through to August 31st, the downtown core will come to life each Wednesday between noon and 1:30 with live musical performances on the 95.1 PEAK FM Northern Tracks Stage, located in the Sheffer Court outdoor plaza area (186 Hurontario Street, between 3rd and 4th). While taking in the sounds of local live music you can also purchase your lunch (cash only), on location; prepared by a different presenting restaurant each week.
Here is the summer concert and lunch line up:
June 29
LIVE David Russell LUNCH AliĆ¢€™s Kitchen
July 6
LIVE Shane Cloutier LUNCH Fish and Sips
July 13
LIVE Touch of Vinyl LUNCH Gustav Chophouse & Bar
July 20
LIVE The Dylan Burchell Band LUNCH Hill and Bay
July 27
LIVE The Craigleith Jam Band LUNCH Cabin Bistro
LIVE The Mike McCarthy Band LUNCH The Strand
LIVE Strange Potatoes LUNCH Azzurra
LIVE Laurie Z & Friends LUNCH Tesoro
LIVE Davey K Band LUNCH Brunello at 27th on Fourth
LIVE Lance Dobinson LUNCH Sol Kitchen
Look for the each restaurant's menu for the day posted on the Downtown Collingwood website - or like Collingwood Downtown on facebook to be the first to know!
 Is there a better way to spend your mid-week lunch hour than savoring local cuisine and relaxing to our very talented local artists?
Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible!
New this year - Presenting sponsor - Ardiel Septic Services
Event Sponsors - Scotiabank, Rituals Medical & Day Spa, Balmoral Village and Blue Horizon Dental Hygiene
Media Sponsors - The Peak FM 95.1, The Enterprise-Bulletin and mycollingwood.ca

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Canada Day Celebrations at Blue Mountain

Celebrate Canada's birthday in the Village!!  Live music with the Saturday Night Superstars, Canadian Flag cake, guided hiking, family activates, scavenger hunt, and FIREWORKS!  Plus 50 shops & eateries open 10am-9pm.
Friday July 1st
9am-4pm Military Display Event Plaza
All Day  Village  Scavenger Hunt  Activity Central
1pm-4pm  Face Painting  Water St. Bandstand
2pm  O'Canada Celebration & Cake Cutting  Event Plaza
3pm-4pm  Interactive Drumming  Event Plaza
4pm-6pm  Live Music with Janie (duet)  Coca-Cola Stage
4pm-8pm  Creation Station: Make Your Own Canada Day button!  Event Plaza
4:30pm Beavertail eating contest  Information Hut, across from Beavertails
8pm-10pm  Live Music with The Saturday Night Superstars  Coca-Cola Stage
10pm  Fireworks  Over the Mountain
Saturday July 2nd
All Day  Village Scavenger Hunt  Activity Central
10am-9pm  'Inside-Out' Village Shopping Market  Shops throughout the Village
11am-11:30am  Tim Holland Puppet Tamer Live Show  Coca-Cola Stage
12pm-1pm  Interactive Family Groove Dancing  Event Plaza
1pm-4pm  Balloon Twisting  Water St. Bandstand
1pm-4pm  Creation Station: Make Your Own Button  Event Plaza
1pm-1:30pm  Tim Holland Puppet Tamer Live Show  Coca-Cola Stage
2pm-2:45pm  Magic Show with Sawyer Bullock  Coca-Cola Stage
3pm-3:30pm  Tim Holland Puppet Tamer Live Show  Coca-Cola Stage
3:30pm-5:30pm  Live Music with Aaron Garner  Coca-Cola Stage
7pm-10pm  Live Music with Too Nice  Coca-Cola Stage
Sunday July 3rd
All Day  Village Scavenger Hunt  Activity Central
10am-9pm  'Inside-Out' Village Shopping Market  Shops throughout the Village
11am  Musical Storytelling with Vincent  Water St. Bandstand
12pm-3pm  Live Music with Caitlin Gale  Coca-Cola Stage
1pm-4pm  Creation Station: Make Your Own Button  Event Plaza
2pm  Musical Storytelling with Vincent  Water St. Bandstand
3pm-4pm  Interactive Family Groove Dancing  Event Plaza
4pm  Musical Storytelling with Vincent  Water St. Bandstand
Blue Mountain attractions open daily all summer long including The Plunge! Ridge Runner Coaster, Dockside Boat Rentals, Rock Climbing, Woodlot & Timber Challenge Ropes Course, Cascade Putting Course, Triple Zip Line, Mountain Top Segway Tours,  Gondola and more! For complete details and descriptions click here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Georgian Triangle Music Festival

Georgian Triangle Music Festival, Presented by: Yamaha Canada and Wasaga Beach Brewing Company, returns for its 4th Annual event, June 30th, July 1st & 2nd, 2016. This free music festival will bring over 35 multi-genre acts, to 7 venues across Wasaga Beach. This year, the festival has added a "Main Stage" featuring live entertainment June 30th from 7pm to 11pm at the new "Main Street Market" at Beach One.

Participating venues for Georgian Triangle Music Festival 2016 include, Art in The Park, Barcelos, The Beacon, Boston Pizza, Studs Lonigans, Wild Wing, and the Wasaga Public Library for our youth and family stage. The various musical genres will range from Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Singer/Songwriter and cover acts. Performing acts and schedule will be announced over the coming weeks, through press release, social media and our website.

For more information on Georgian Triangle Music Festival, or to schedule an interview, please contact us through the information below.

Georgian Triangle Music Festival - Media Inquiries and Interviews - Shawn Crozier - Event Coordinator/Founder, Phone: 705-627-1382

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Side Launch Brewing Company wins Canadian Brewery of the Year for 2016

Side Launch Brewing Company Inc, a local craft brewery has been named Canadian Brewery of The Year for 2016. "We are very excited and honoured to have won this award" said Chuck Galea, V.P. of Sales and Marketing. "We have had a huge year so far in regards to awards and we are really excited at the notion of us helping put Collingwood on the map as a craft beer destination."
Along with winning Canadian Brewery of The Year, Side Launch also earned three gold medals for their Side Launch WheatSide Launch Huronic Tripeland Side Launch Germanic Bock. In April at the Ontario Brewing Awards, Side Launch took home four medals with Side Launch Huronic Tripel winning Gold and Side Launch Mountain Lager, Side Launch Dark Lager and the barrel-aged Side Launch Dunkelbach all winning bronze medals. In early May, the Ontario Beer Guide was released by co-authors Jordan St. John and Robin Leblanc and not only did Side Launch beers receive very high ratings overall, but they named it "Top Brewery in Ontario".
"Winning all this hardware and being recognized as the top brewery in our province has everything to do with the beer that our Head Brewer, Michael Hancock, makes. In addition, we have an amazing crew and are very proud of what we have accomplished ." says Galea
About Side Launch Brewing Company
Side Launch Brewing Company opened its doors in May 2014 and now employs over 30 people. It is located at 200 Mountain Road, Unit 1 in Collingwood. Side Launch's award winning beers are available at the brewery, various LCBO's across Ontario, select Beer Stores, select Grocery Stores, and various bar and restaurants in Ontario.
To find out more visit their website or better yet, stop in and meet us in person and try some Side Launch today.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Stag and Doe presented by Theatre Collingwood

Theatre Collingwood is proud to announce it will open its 2016 Summer Theatre Festival with Mark Crawford’s hilarious comedy Stag & Doe. 
Bonnie and Brad are having a Stag and Doe in a small town community hall kitchen. Dee, their Maid of Honour, is still getting over being left at the altar. Mandy and Rob are getting married that very day, and Jay just found out his entire catering staff is in jail!  Stag and Doe is a fun-filled romp that exposes the perils of pre-nuptial shenanigans.  It is a hilarious look at this southern Ontario tradition.

In keeping with their model of collaborating with other regional theatres to present a variety of high quality, professional, productions Theatre Collingwood is bringing this production to Collingwood from their friends at Theatre Orangeville and Artistic Director David Nairn. “I am so thrilled to be working with David again.  I can always count on him to produce great work as well as interesting sets.  Stag & Doe is no exception and will have people laughing in the aisles.  We have wonderful collaborations with Theatre Orangeville and will continue to open our season with the show that finishes off their season,” said Erica Angus, Executive Director.
The cast for this production is incredibly talented and includes:
Rob ............................................. Jesse Griffiths
Brad ............................................Jeff Hanson
Dee ............................................ Karen Knox
Mandy ........................................Heidi Lynch
Jay ..............................................David Reale
Bonnie ........................................Caroline Toal
For Stag & Doe Theatre Collingwood is calling out to any bridal parties, as this show would be a great way to celebrate you upcoming nuptials with your “team” to enjoy a fun show together.  For any wedding groups who wish to purchase tickets there is a group rate (minimum of 4 purchased tickets), and the bride’s ticket is FREE.
 Theatre Collingwood would like to thank the generous support of their production sponsors, Noble Insurance and Harrison Denture Clinic.  Both companies generously donated $5,000 each to the production.  For tickets call 705-445-2200 or visit www.theatrecollingwood.ca.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Double Dollars Fundraiser for Fort McMurray

The Historic Gayety Theatre and mycollingwood.ca have teamed up this week to offer a very special Double Dollars fundraiser for the folks in Fort McMurray. The Double Dollars Marketplace opens at 10:00am sharp on Wednesday morning. http://www.mycollingwood.ca/double_dollars.asp

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Mountain Goat Film Company presents a unique pairing of local documentary film and live entertainment this May 12, 2016. For one night only at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood, Ontario, audiences can experience the award winning documentary film VERTICAL BELLES followed by a live performance by the Collingwood Circus Club. Tom Strnad's award winning film follows the local aerial silks artists the Vertical Belles for two years as they grow from small local performances to major gala productions in Ontario. "I wanted to capture the artistic journey for any creative company and what it takes to make a local business run, especially one that showcases something new and unknown to many people", said director and producer Tom Strnad. The film sets a classical score to the graceful aerial silks performances and showcases how it is a blend of dance and gymnastics.
For anyone not familiar with aerial silks, think Canada's very own Cirque du Soleil, since they were one of the originators of modern aerial silks artistry. Silks suspended from the ceiling or any vertical structure, hang down and artists then suspend themselves and perform drops, spins and maneuvers that seem to defy gravity. The live show by the Collingwood Circus Club features members of the Vertical Belles, featured in the film. Highlights include solo aerial silks act by Tara Leslie, and aerial hoop duet by Kristin Nunes and Aisha Chiandet. The cash bar will also feature aerial bartending prior to the show.
With the film just returning from the Houston Worldfest where it was accorded Best Arts and Culture Documentary, this marks its Canadian premiere. Additional sponsors include the Collingwood Circus Club, South Georgian Bay Media Association and the New Classical 102.9FM. For tickets and more information Visit our website or visit the Theatre Collingwood box office in person.