Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Canadian Craft Beer Festivals is excited to announce the 1st annual Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival taking place June 13-14, 2015 outside of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, Collingwood Ontario.
The Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival will feature over 25 of Ontario's best small batch craft brewers and cideries, food trucks, local restaurants, educational seminars, and an amazing lineup of local musical talent.  Leading up the weekend, the Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival will partner with a number of local pubs and restaurants to host a week of Tap Takeovers.  The participating vendors will graciously provide some of Ontario's best craft beers at their establishments during the week prior to the two day festival.
"Collingwood is quickly becoming Ontario's best kept secret when it comes to world class small batch brewers and cideries.  It's a take notice type of change in Collingwood as we see new breweries and cideries popping up throughout South Georgian.  We're super excited to support them in bringing recognition and acknowledgement to their great talents." says Brian Kerr, partner in Canadian Craft Beer Festivals.
The festival will present a number of brewery-hosted seminars featuring tastings of some extraordinary Ontario craft beers followed by question and answer sessions.  Saturday, Nick Aiello, a Prud'homme Beer Certified sommelier that has hosted tasting events throughout Ontario, will be pairing Ontario craft beers with some of the most incredible cheeses available.
The Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival is a proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle.  "Support through this initiative will have a BIG impact on the lives of local kids. It is wonderful to know that organizations such as Canadian Craft Beer Festivals truly believe in the work we do and the importance of investing in the next generation." says Jarvis Strong, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle.
The Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival is proud to offer $1 for every unused donated food or beverage token from the festival to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle. "One of the most enjoyable aspects for us is the inclusion of a charitable partner at each festival.  Our goal is to align with charitable organizations that strive to make a positive difference in the lives of children; we are extremely pleased to be teaming up with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle.  It's a great feeling knowing that the generosity of our attendees can help support such an outstanding organization." says Mike Watkinson, partner in Canadian Craft Beer Festivals. 
The Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival anticipates attendance to reach 4,000 for its inaugural event.  "We have some of North America's great beer and cider talents living and brewing in Ontario and we're thrilled to be bringing them to Ontario's four season playground for this two day event." says Kerr. The event is a perfect opportunity for the South Georgian beer enthusiast, foodie and music lover to sample and explore the products of our Ontario Craft Brewers and Cideries.
For Further information and interviews, please contact Brian Kerr, Canadian Craft Beer Festivals at brian@canadiancraftbeerfestivals. Visit our Website. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter

Theatre Collingwood is thrilled to present Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Historic Gayety Theatre. Alison Wearing stars in this one-woman, award winning, play based on her best-selling memoir. Woven through music and imagery, this very humorous and amusing monologue moves from Alison's carefree childhood through to the moment she learns, at the age of 12, that her family is a bit more complex than she had believed.
A touching story about growing up in small-town Ontario while her family faced the fact that her father was gay, Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter is a tribute to the power of truth, humour, acceptance and familial love. Alison weaves a captivating tale of family life; deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging, and full of life's great lessons in love.
Winner of 5-STARS and the Outstanding Show Award from the CBC, Alison Wearing brings her very personal story to life, skillfully, warmly, and heartfelt. "When I first saw this production I was incredibly touched by how generous Alison was in sharing her story with us. It is a beautiful story about acceptance, love and respect, and I could not wait to offer it to our audience", said Executive Director, Erica Angus.
As with all Theatre Collingwood "one-night-only" shows, you can make your evening extra special by attending the very popular Red Carpet Reception. For this production the reception will take place at The Tremont Cafe following the production. Tickets for the Red Carpet Reception are $85 and include premium seating, the post-show reception with the performer, wine, delicious treats sponsored by The Tremont Cafe, a partial tax receipt and more! Alison Wearing will be doing a talk and book signing at this reception.
Theatre Collingwood would like to acknowledge Visit Blue Mountain.com, the Production Sponsor for Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter.