Thursday, April 28, 2011

National Day of Mourning

If you're wondering why the flag around Town are flying at half mast today it's because it's a National Day of Mourning commemorating workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the workplace.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal Wedding Watch

Wow...I just came across the Media Briefing Document (96 pages) on the Royal Wedding.  Every little detail.  Makes for interesting reading.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hatley Scoops Scores with Moms

I was in the Blue Mountain Village today visiting with Leslie the Manager at Hatley Scoops and saw some fantastic Mother's Day gift I snapped a picture to show you.  How cute is this stuff?  They also have a great sale going on and some fantastic jammies perfect for Mom.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ski Straps doing Double Duty

You know what happens, a bit of nice weather pops up and you get inspired to get the bikes out of the shed, pump up the tires and you're scrambling around in the garage to find stuff you need to get the bike on the trail.  As it happens my brother Chris and I decided to go for a ride on the Georgian Trail and we didn't have our super high performance biking pants handy (we don't really have them and if I did I don't think they would help my performance anyways), and we couldn't find pant clips in the garage...but Dan the genius found ski straps that worked just great.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Environment Network needs your help!

The Environment Network needs your help!

On May 13th, StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic, and the Environment Network are bringing Dr. Walter Crinnion to Collingwood to talk to us about everyday toxins, how they affect our health and what to do about it. All funds from the ticket sales will go support the initiatives of the Environment Network and the wonderful projects and programs.

Dr. Crinnion is an internationally recognized expert in environmental medicine, the author of Clean, Green and Lean, and is an accomplished speaker. If you have any interest in health and the environment, he is a speaker that is not to be missed. For more info,

This event will be held at the Gayety Theatre in Collingwood from 7-9PM and we are aiming for a full-house as all proceeds from the event will be going to the Environment Network.

Tickets are $12 and can be bought on-line at , or in person at the Environment Network or StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic.

How we are hoping you can help:

1. Buy a block of 10 tickets ($120.00) and share them with your staff and / or clients. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses with Health and Safety Committees to increase their knowledge surrounding issues such as cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, respiratory issues, etc.

2. Buy a ticket and come to the event ( ).

3. Promote the event to your customer email list and/or FaceBook page.

4. Hang a poster in your place of business. Let me know you want one and I will get it to you.

5. Tell every one of your customers who are passionate about the environment and health about it. It really is a unique opportunity to have an expert of this quality here is Collingwood. It is a “don’t miss” event.

Thanks so much for doing what you do in this town and being part of the solution.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bunny Plate at Crock a Doodle in The Village at Blue

Check out my masterpiece bunny plate that I painted at Crock a Doodle in The Village at Blue.  It was fun, easy and I feel very proud of myself.  Perfect for Easter treats!  I had some assistance from Courtney and used her sample for inspiration.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Triple Play Weekend at Blue Mountain

Spring is here but winter's not over yet! Mountain operations will re-open earlier than anticipated. Because of the wonderful weather this week and a fantastic effort to conserve snow, Blue Mountain Resort has opened both the Silver Bullet and Easy Rider lifts today, Thursday, April 14th thru Sunday, April 17th, weather permitting. The Ridge Runner will be open again on Friday, April 15th and run until Sunday, April 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., also weather permitting.
As Monterra Golf is also set to open on Friday, the rare opportunity presents itself to offer up a triple play of things to do at Blue. Exclusively, for the weekend the resort will offer a $69 (+ HST) ticket that includes a morning ski, a round of afternoon golf and a ride on the mountain coaster.

There are also other exciting combinations of deals available this Friday thru Sunday. You can hit the slopes and ride Ridge Runner for only $35 or golf and experience Ridge Runner for only $45. They are also offering the classic ski and golf combination for only $59 (all packages + applicable taxes).

It’s a rare occasion, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to save big on spring skiing and boarding, golf at an awarding-winning course and the chance to ride Ontario’s first Mountain Coaster!

Weekend lift tickets can be purchased at the Grand Central Lodge ticket windows for quick access to the slopes! Individual lift tickets will be offered at a discounted rate of $29 (+HST). Blue expects warm daytime temperatures and heavy granular snow conditions for the weekend.

With spring in the air there is no better way to enjoy the season than with a few exclusive days of skiing, riding and golf! Guests are encouraged to check Blue Mountain’s Snow Phone at 705-445-0231 or the website at for weather and snow condition reports prior to arrival. Real time updates will also be available on Facebook and Twitter

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ladies pay attention! Great deal at Sophie's Salon in Cranberry Mews

Sophie's Salon in Cranberry Mews is offering $200 in services for only $50.  This is an amazing deal.  To find out more, call Brenda at 705.445.9666.  This is a great time to give yourself a Spring Tune Up for sure!  Mother's Day is around the corner and I know any mom would really appreciate this unique and special offer.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 Community Garden spring clean-up/work day!

Mark your calendar for 2011 Community Garden spring clean-up/work day!

Bring your ideas and your muscles to 795847 Grey Road 19 at 10:00 am and help us kick off our gardening season! Not only will we have a chance to get our hands dirty and begin to prep the garden but we will also take some time to discuss our visions for this fabulous community space. We will also be answering questions in regards to personal garden alotments. Feel free to bring your own tools and gardening gloves.

Please send any questions to

Monday, April 4, 2011

Reversible Dresses at Three Peas in a Pod

Reversible Dresses are now available at Three Peas in a Pod.  These adorable dresses are made from colourful and fun prints on one side and a coordinating solid with a band of the same print on the reverse. If a mess happens just turn it inside out :).

Three Peas in a Pod is located at 64 Hurontario St. Collingwood, On 705-443-8383.

Spring Lift Tickets at Blue

Spring Sale on lift tickets – Blue Mountain Resort.  Although spring has sprung at Blue Mountain Resort there is still snow to be had. Starting Monday, April 4th Blue introduces new spring savings on Day Lift Tickets. For day hours of operation only (9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.), weather and conditions permitting, ticket prices have been discounted to reflect spring rates until the end of the ski and snowboard season.

Please visit Blue on-line for the most up to date ticket pricing.

2011 Discounted Spring Lift Ticket Pricing: (All prices + GST) All Ages April 4, 2011 – season close
Day* (9am – 4:30pm) $29
* Resort ski terrain is open Monday – Thursday in the Village Pod only.
Terrain from the Village to North will re-open Friday through Sunday. (April 8th to 10th, weather and conditions dependent).
With spring in the air there is no better time to get out and enjoy a few exclusive days of warm weather skiing and riding. Guests are encouraged to check Blue Mountain’s Snow Phone at 705-445-0231 or our website at for weather and snow condition reports prior to arrival.