Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Double Bill at the Simcoe Street Theatre



Enjoy an evening of comedy at the Simcoe Street Theatre featuring THE SURPRISE AND LEILA LIVE on June 23 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30) Cash Bar. Tickets $28 (HST included) at Simcoe Street Books and online at eventbrite.ca
THE SURPRISE AND LEILA LIVE are fresh from The Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival where both shows played to rave reviews!Ginger is throwing a surprise party and she needs your help. That’s where YOU come in. Literally! The Surprise is a hilarious clown-based immersive experience that’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Who’s invited? Who’s the guest of honour? You have to come and find out. There will be cake! From the creator and performer of Fringe hits Chaotica, ONEymoon, and All KIDding Aside. “Bartelse is charming and funny” Mooney on Theatre “Bartelse, whatever outfit she’s wearing, is a joy to watch. The Surprise lives up to it’s title. NNNN!” NOW Toronto
LEILA LIVE
This 30-minute character-based blast of zany high-energy fun introduces us to Leila, a shamelessly self-obsessed Iranian woman living in Toronto who loves to text and sing and live her best life, but is as naive about relationships as she is stubbornly confident in her own amazingness. Sporting a colourful headscarf, an awesome tiger-print outfit and a full beard, the mysterious performer behind the act (Izad Etemadi) blends over-the-top storytelling, comic cover songs and running punny gags into a laugh-filled tale about Leila befriending an Instagram celebrity and attending a gala at Casa Loma. Part of the plot involves returning free samples, but this sample-sized show leaves you wanting more Leila!” NOW Magazine.
Tickets $28 (HST included) at Simcoe Street Books and online at https://bit.ly/2HHh33T

Friday, May 11, 2018

Get your Ciderfest Passport



With the area producing 25% of Ontario’s apples, we can truly say, “Cider Grows Here.” And now is your chance to taste them all during the First Annual Ciderfest! Eleven days of cider pairings, special events, tours and local menu features taking you from Duntroon to Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Beaver Valley, Thornbury and Meaford.

The $25 Passport is your ticket to taste, and a chance at great prizes!
Your passport includes tastings and pairings at Coffin Ridge, The Cheese Gallery (featuring the Great Canadian Cider Company), Beaver Valley Cidery, Georgian Hills Vineyard (featuring Ardiel Cider House), Thornbury Village Cider House and Duntroon Cyder House. Get your passport stamped at 4 or more stops and enter to win great prizes including $300 in gift cards for local cider houses.

Travel beyond the passport stops to delicious and entertaining special events.
From great music and cidery tours, to farm BBQs, boat cruises, a patio party and a special Picollo Pranzo dinner special with Reinhart’s Cider at Azzurra every night of the festival, Ciderfest special events are sure to please the palette while enjoying very unique locations in the region.

Hop on the Bus!
Let someone else do the driving. The Beer Bus and Summerbound Tours will be taking festivalgoers on 9 different tours, visiting 4 passport stops from June 7 – 17, including Father’s Day. Reserve your seat early as space will fill up fast!

Book Now!
Ciderfest on the Apple Pie Trail is a new and exciting way to get to know the ciders of the region and the best of it’s apple-inspired cuisine, all while immersed in the summertime beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. For more information on the venues and events, and to buy your passports and tickets now, please visit www.CiderGrowsHere.ca

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Canadian Brass at Meaford Hall

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group”.
Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. This concert will show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity, and most of all fun – but never at the expenses of the music.
With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in brining brass music to mass audiences everywhere. Among, over 2 million in album sales worldwide (1.2 million of those sold since 1991), Canadian Brass continues to score Billboard chart positions; with Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America, which spent 8 weeks in the Top 25 on the Billboard Classical Chart, peaking at #2.
Canadian Brass has enthused fans worldwide by touring through; Canada, USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Soviet Union, and South America. The group has had the privilege to be the first brass ensemble from the West to perform in the People’s Republic of China, where they returned for a 5 city tour in 2010, and later for other performances.
Whatever the style, Canadian Brass performs with the utmost dedication, skill, and excellence.
Join Canadian Brass at Meaford Hall on Thursday April 12th at 8:00 pm for this incredible show!
Tickets available online at www.meafordhall.ca or call 1-877-538-0463 for more information. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @MeafordHall for new show announcements and updates!
21 Mar 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Four Fantastic Dad Approved Soups

My wonderful friends Sylvia and Mark from Grandma's Airport Cafe have hit it out of the ballpark with their frozen soups to go.  I recently picked up 4 different kinds (ok...3 soups and 1 chili) to test on my Dad who is a new member of our household.  I'm always looking for delicious but quick and easy dining options to feed Sir Walter David (aka picky eater).

Beef Vegetable Soup





















Chicken Noodle Soup






















Cream of Mushroom


















Chili with a sprinkle of Cheddar























So...hats of to Grandma's Airport Cafe and their wonderful soups!





Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tourism Mini Conference

This is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to reach the tourism market for their business.

Click here to register for your FREE tickets

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vigil at the Marsh Street Centre with Araby Lockhart and Dean Hollin

The Marsh Street Centre and Loft Gallery present the hysterically dark Canadian comedy, Vigil. The production will include 5 performances over a two-week period in April including one matinee.
‘Vigil’ is a brilliant story about an unexpected, extended visit between the character of Kemp (Dean Hollin) and his bedridden elderly aunt (Araby Lockhart) with a twist you’ll have to see to believe! The outrageous dialogue is both comically offensive; yet somehow endearing as these two characters struggle to reach some common ground within the most awkward of situations.
Local actors - Dean Hollin and Araby Lockhart join together to produce Araby’s ‘swan song’ performance, Vigil by Morris Panych. Panych’s wit, wisdom and achingly beautiful humour find life in this story. One of Canada’s best-loved comedies, Vigil is about a man returning-after thirty years-to sit with an aunt on her deathbed. Kemp’s problem is: she’s not dying fast enough. Vigil is a quirky play about death and then life.
For this production, accomplished actors Dean and Araby will be directed by their long time friend actor/director, Paul Brown.


"Fact is, I've wanted to perform this particular piece with Araby for a number of years now. To have it come to fruition as an event that will support the Marsh Street Centre -- with Paul in the director's chair -- makes it a pretty darn perfect affair!" exclaims Dean Hollin.
April 6th – April 15th, 2018 | Marsh Street Centre | 187 Marsh St, Clarksburg
Evening performances 7:30pm - Matinee at 2:00pm - Tickets $20
Cast
Dean Hollin: Kemp
Araby Lockhart: Grace
Directed by Paul Brown

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Three Great Whiskylicious Events - Reserve your spot today!

Whiskylicious Cooking Experience with Executive Chef Jeff Anderson

Thursday, Feb 8, 2 pm
Location: Gustav Chophouse & Bar
Join us for a hand-on interactive cooking class with Executive Chef Jeff Anderson and Chef Matt Herbert as this outgoing and dynamic team guide you through a culinary learning experience. Learn how and why they’ve chosen to pair specific foods with Collingwood Whisky, how using Collingwood Whisky enhances the flavours, and then sit down, relax and indulge in your 3-Course Collingwood Whisky creation served with a dram of Collingwood Whisky.
Menu: Seared Scallops with a burnt orange Collingwood Whisky buerre blanc sauce, Whisky Barrel Smoked Braised Beef Rib with Collingwood Whisky glaze, roasted fingerling potato, roasted brussel sprouts with cranberry and smoked bacon, Collingwood Whisky Maple Crème Brulee.
Cost: $90pp plus taxes. Limited class size to 16 people. PURCHASE TICKETS

A Carnivorous Delight with Smoked Whisky and Accompaniments

Thursday, Feb 8, 6 – 9 PM
Location: TheSmoke, 498 First Street, Collingwood

A 3 Course Prix Fix Menu for $42
Whisky Beef Burnt Ends – 10 or Smoked Whisky Balls in Whisky BBQ Sauce – 9
Smoked Whisky Injected Braised Beef Short Ribs – 32
Smoked Cheddar/Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Brisket Gravy and Whisky BBQ Sauce
Choice of Salad (Garden, Caesar or Coleslaw)
Collingwood Whisky Maple Syrup over Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream – 7 or Espresso Gelato with a Ginger Snap – 7
Limited Seating for First 25 People. Seating times are between 6:00pm and 6:30pm, and will be based on first come first seated, for a price of $42 per person. Gratuities will be charged at 18%. Taxes Extra
Tickets: Call 705-293- 5522 to purchase your tickets, or drop in.



Whisky Dinner Party

Thursday, Feb 8, 6:30 PM
Location: Crow Bar & Variety, 18 Huron Street, Collingwood
Price: $75.00 plus tax and gratuity

Crow Bar & Variety is having a party and you’re invited! Come celebrate Collingwood’s Whiskylicious with us on February 8th at 6pm. Chef Shaun Edmonstone and his team will be serving a 4 course dinner each paired with Collingwood Whisky cocktails created especially for the meal Taylor Corrigan from Collingwood Whisky will be on hand.
Soup: Roasted squash caramelized onion & thyme puree, Collingwood Whisky & maple toasted pecans, apple shallot relish. Sustainable Fish: Collingwood Whisky & honey cured Wild Sockeye Salmon tartare smoked paprika hickory stick & watercress. Local Meat: Rosemary Cured duck leg, bacon, root vegetable & white bean cassoulet, chard onion & red wine Jus. Sweet: Collingwood Whisky toasted almond tart with brown butter pastry, house made vanilla cream & salted caramel
Call the restaurant to reserve your spot for this one of a kind event. 705-445-0509