Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2000 Golf Balls Dropped from a Helicopter for Charity? That's Cool

On Saturday August 17th, 2013 two thousand golf balls will drop from a helicopter at the Georgian Bay Club in support of the Georgian Bay Club Foundation. You could win $10,000 if you own the winning ball. Golf balls can be purchased for $50 each or 3 balls for $100. Just e-mail Paula Zubek paula@zubek.ca to purchase.

The Georgian Bay Club Foundation has raised and donated $820,000 to our local communities in their first 9 years through an annual Charity Golf Tournament. It is The Foundation's goal to raise $180,000 in its 10th Anniversary Year to reach the target of $1 Million Dollars in 10 Years!

Established in 2004, The Georgian Bay Club Foundation is a charitable organization committed to giving back to local communities by supporting charities who have both contributed to and raised the standard the health and well-being of our area. Annually, a portion of the proceeds from the annual golf tournament is donated to The Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation and the Meaford Hospital Foundation in support of the many important capital initiatives they have underway. In addition other recipients receive funds each year such as The Thornbury Clinic (North East Grey Health Clinics Inc.); Georgian College South Georgian Bay Campus; Hospice Georgian Triangle; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle; Frontline Breast Cancer Foundation; Georgian Triangle Humane Society; Habitat for Humanity; My Friends House; Beaver Valley Outreach; United Way of South Georgian Bay and Salvation Army.

With the help of The Georgian Bay Club Foundation, as well as other organizations, these very worthwhile organizations will continue to provide extremely important services in our communities for years to come.

Help The Georgian Bay Club Foundation help you to build a better community for all!

On August 18th this year The Foundation is hosting its Annual Charity Golf Tournament as well as a Black Tie Dinner and Dance on the 17th and is looking for community sponsors for these events. Please contact Paula Zubek paula@zubek.ca, President of the GBC Foundation for more information.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Welcome Back Savour Simcoe!

It’s that time of year to enjoy delicious, local food & drinks prepared and served by Simcoe County’s finest chefs, farmers, area wineries, craft breweries, cideries and more!

Once again, Simcoe County Farm Fresh Marketing Assoc. Non-Profit Inc., is pleased to host its Annual Savour Simcoe local culinary/beverage tasting event on the beautiful grounds of the Simcoe County Museum. On Sunday August 25th from 12-4pm, chefs, restaurants, farms, and producers from all over the Simcoe County and area, will pair together delicious, unique, and local dishes for you, our guests.

This outdoor event is in its sixth year and last year we saw over 25 local teams and over 600 attendees enjoy a beautiful day in the sun. We hope to grow those numbers this year as we welcome several new participants and welcome back our returning producers. We are pleased to welcome the Figleaf Jazz Trio as this year’s live entertainers throughout the day and we welcome attendees to stroll through the beautiful pioneer village and interesting artifacts or sit at a picnic table under the trees to enjoy these gastronomic delights.

The Simcoe County Farm Fresh is focused on encouraging the residents and visitors of Simcoe County to support local and sustainable farms/businesses. This event is a fun and tasty way to see the best of what Simcoe County has to offer you.

Tickets are available to the public to be purchased online at http://www.simcoecountyfarmfresh.ca/savoursimcoe  OR can be purchased in-person from select outlets. Early Bird Tickets are available until June 30th at $49 per person. Price goes up July 1st, so get your tickets today.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Azzurra presents Taste Buds Spring 2013 – a culinary event

This is an event not to be missed…Azzurra presents Taste Buds Spring 2013 – a culinary event.  Food paired with wine paired with SWEET, SALTY, BITTER, SOUR, SAVOURY - 5 courses with wine inspired by the award winning Apple Pie Trail. Chef Leona and friends from the trail will educate, inspire and tantalize the taste buds. When:  Thursday June 27, at 6:30pm; where:  Azzurra 100 Pine St. ; why:  it will be really good; how:  75 dollars per person; who: Chef Leona Nyman with Cafe Chartreuse, T.K. Ferri Orchards, Espresso Post and The Cheese Gallery with wine from Coffin Ridge and Georgian Hills Vineyards.  Call  705.445.7771 for reservations.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race!

Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race!

The most insane obstacle adventure race on the planet

Saturday, June 15th from 9am - 4pm

Mud, Water, Fire, and even Snow!

Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race returns for the 3rd time to Blue Mountain Resort on Saturday, June 15th, 2013.

This Saturday, hundreds of the toughest recruits our fine country has to offer will once again descend upon Ontario’s largest mountain resort! Recruits will be both starting and finishing in the Blue Mountain Village, they've chosen from the 5km course or the brand new 10km (Full Metal Jacket), both courses taking them up, across and down some grueling mountain terrain, while having them endure hardcore obstacles, each one designed to make their victory feel that much sweeter when they cross the finish line, completing the mission we set our before them, to finish!

Competitors and spectators alike will enjoy a day packed full of all that the Met Con Blue event central at the Blue Mountain Village has to offer.

Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race is the perfect way to kick off summer! Join us on Saturday, June 15th!

Visit www.metconblue.com

Join us for the Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race, Satuday, June 15th!

What: To witness hundreds of recruits complete their mission of finishing the most insane mountain adventure race on the planet!

When: Heats begin at 9am and run every 1/2 hour until 2pm with 3 - 10km (Full Metal Jacket) heats going at 9:45am - 11:45am - 12:45pm.

Special Heroes Race at 12:00pm supporting Soldier On.

Where: Met Con Blue Mountain Adventure Race “Event Central”

Located at Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain Village.

(Start/Finish line is located next to the Silver Bullet chairlift)

Registration area is in the Grand Central Lodge.

About Soldier On

Soldier On is a morale and welfare initiative of the Canadian Forces (CF). It was created in 2006 with the aim of empowering serving and retired Canadian Forces personnel with a permanent or chronic physical or mental health injury or illness to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle by providing resources and opportunities to participate in physical, recreational or sporting activities. It supports these personnel in increasing their independence, in developing new skills, in achieving goals and opening the door to other life opportunities. It furnishes an opportunity for them to socialize and explore common interests, and share learning experiences.

About Met Con Blue

100% Canadian, Met Con Blue - Mountain Adventure Race is the most insane 5km Mountain Adventure Race on the planet. Priding its self on grassroots leadership, Met Con Blue is dedicated to allowing all participants the ability to excel to the highest level of fun and fitness through challenge, sportsmanship and friendship. The companies unwavering commitment to holding the highest quality event will be seen not only in the course and obstacles, but in supporting events as well. Met Con Blue is truly an event for everyone. Can you handle it? For more information please visit www.metconrace.com and follow @MetConBlue

About Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus is a fitness icon, TV personality and entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the top sports entertainment athletes in the world through her achievements as a seven-time WWE Women’s Champion. Over the last decade, Stratus has dedicated her life to health and fitness, and has parlayed her success and passion into a recognized lifestyle brand. Stratusphere was officially launched with the opening of her yoga studio, the largest in Canada. Stratusphere Living, a yoga fitness product line created by Trish launched nationally in 2011 with the release of her first workout DVD ‘Stratusphere Yoga’ all of which reflect her core philosophy of achieving wellness through balanced living. For more information please visit www.trishstratus.com or follow @trishstratuscom

About Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Spanning over 700 acres, Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North, visited by more than 1.5 million guests a year. Winter at the resort boasts 36 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 40 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian village. 37,500 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space caters year-round to corporate meeting groups. Blue Mountain is 50% owned by Intrawest ULC. Visit www.bluemountain.ca for more information.