Marci Csumrik                                                                                                
13+ years experience with Remax Orillia.  Great knowledge of the local market and Trent Severn Waterway.  A true professional with your lifestyle in mind!  Serving Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Severn, Washago, and Ramara. 
Visit  www.marci.ca
St. James' Anglican Church
"Take the stress out of your day this Wednesday"  Come and hear Marilyn Reesor, a well known concert pianist and  organist. She has performed in many recitals and concerts across Canada  including performances at Canada's largest cathedrals.  Bring your lunch - cool drinks supplied - free willoffering        

  Geneva Event Centre
When you're looking for an event centre that provides so many choices of entertainment, you'll trust Geneva Event Centre to deliver just that.  Hosting live music performances, private parties, community events, art shows, and everything in between-we are fully licensed to offer a variety of adult refreshments and in-house catering services.  For bookings & inquiries, check out Geneva Event Centre: www.genevaeventcentre.ca | 705-327-3696 | info@genevaeventcentre.ca  

A Bad Attitude is like a flat tire you Can't go anywhere until you CHANGE it !  
Tuesday,August 13th, 2019.
In This Issue
Table of Contents

The Month Of


August 3rd Food Day Canada 

August 5th Civic Holiday 

August 13th International Left-Handers  day 

August 19th World Humanitarian Day

August 31st International Overdose Awareness Day

 Orillia Man Picking Up The Pieces After Lego Theft

"Christopher Bellchambers is a devoted volunteer and helper-about-town who can be counted on to wear two things when he leaves the house: a reflective safety vest and a smile.  However, Bellchambers' typically cheerful demeanour dropped a notch as he recently described the loss of a beloved Lego collection, stolen last summer during an event at Orillia's waterfront."
Click here to access the full article.

  Contributions of new or used Lego can be dropped off at The Sharing Place Food Centre, located at  95 Dufferin St,  as well as to the Information Orillia office, located in the Orillia Public Library.

Did You Know?
Message Board


Information Orillia is working together with the City of Orillia to streamline information sharing by partnering on our events calendar. 

To include your event, follow this link.  

The info is accessible online and through the City's free PingStreet mobile app .

To post on The HUB please contact info@informationorillia.org

Order With Us!

The Coffee Hub: 
A Social Enterprise by Information Orillia

Serving you premium coffee every Saturday 8 am to 12 noon.


Georgian College : Smart Serve Training 
August 20th 

Orillia Museum of Art and History: Fun Programs for Everyone at OMAH in Sept. and Oct.


Couchiching Jubilee House: Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Fall Golf Classic
September 20th 


Community Development Corp. (CDC): What's Happening CDC

Professional Development Series Schedule 

Orillia Area Businesses For Sale

Just Elaine's Inc.
This elegant ladies clothing boutique is located in an excellent section of downtown Orillia.
Spacious parking lot two doors down and 2
blocks from the beautiful waterfront. Orillia
offers one of the best lifestyle cities to work, live and play.
Asking price: $200,000 CAD

Branding & Promotional Wear
Family owned and operated, with the largest
stock of promotional products north of the
Greater Toronto Area, this one-of-a kind
business offers in-house screen printing and
embroidery services for every occasion.

Asking price: $1.5 million CAD


Jenna and Sean take over Georgian Chocolate Co.
A passion for art and years of experience in the hospitality business came together in the form of Georgian Chocolate Co. for Jenna Green and Sean Carter...

Community support has been a gem for downtown jewelry shop
Some might say it's serendipity that led Sarah Anne Moleme on her entrepreneurial journey, but ask her and she will tell you it is her community that made Sarahannedipity possible...

Energy Savings Rebate Program
Providing funding to eligible retailers to support point of sale rebates for energy efficiency products in Ontario. The new program will help Ontarians reduce energy use, save money, and address climate change.
Approximately $200 million is available for eligible retailers to provide rebates.
To participate in this program, retailers with locations in one to four municipalities must apply between June 20, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Click Here to Learn More

Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces The Ministry of Labour (MOL) will run a province-wide inspection initiative from October 1 - December 27. Their focus is on MSD and respiratory hazards (specifically silica, welding fumes and diesel exhaust).

Join WSPS and the Ministry of Labour for a FREE 1-hour awareness webinar on September 12 to get ready for the initiative, learn more about keeping workers safe and receive links to helpful resources. The webinar will include a Q&A period. 

Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Project stream The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more.

Application Period: 90 days starting July 17, 2019, or until funding exhausted.

Creating Jobs and Boosting Economic Growth in Rural Ontario
The Ontario government is working for the people to better help rural and Indigenous communities attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through a revitalized Rural Economic Development (RED) program. The first intake of the redesigned program opened July 29, 2019.
Click Here to Learn More

Georgian College: Need Chemistry to get into College 
September 4th - December 11th 


OMAH: August is Antiques Month at OMAH

Registration now open!

August 10, 10:30 am-3:30 pm 

Small Treasures and Heirlooms

Evaluator will be Julie Riches of Riches Appraisals & Consult (International Society of Appraisers)

August 17, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Small Treasures and Heirlooms

Evaluators will be Julie Riches, military collector Carl Black, and local historian Marcel Rousseau. 
August 24, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Evaluator will be Julie Riches

Ever wonder if those treasures you've been hanging onto are worth as much as they hope or even more?
Evaluation experts will be at OMAH on Saturday, August 10, 17, and 24 to help identify and verbally evaluate those treasures you've always wondered about. 


Pre-Register for 1 item: $15
Pre-Register for 3 items: $40
Day of event drop in for 1 item: $20
Day of event drop in for 3 items: $50

 Prepayment can be made at the Orillia Museum of Art & History's front desk or by phone 705-326-2159.

The event is a fundraising initiative for OMAH and proceeds will go to support the conservation of the museum's collection.

Mariposa Arts Theatre: 2019-2020 Season Line-Up
Various Dates

Mariposa Arts Theatre is proud to present the line-up for our 2019-2020 season, kicking off with a splash this Fall!

Written by Greg Kotis with Music by Mark Hollmann
November 7-10 and 14-17, 2019
The Art of Dining
Written by Tina Howe
February 13-16 and 20-23, 2020
Rabbit Hole
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
April 16-19 and 23-26, 2020

The Gin Game
Written by Donald L. Coburn
May 21-24 and 28-31, 2020

Rehearsals for our first show, Urinetown, are already under way. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar, and stay tuned for more exciting news as we kick off another fantastic season of local community theatre!

Oh! And we have a special offer - just for you!

If you are in theatre withdrawal during our off-season, we have the solution...

 Theatre by the Bay's summer season is about to begin, and they want to offer special ticket prices to our newsletter subscribers. (That's you!)

For the July 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th performances of their new original play The Cenotaph Project, you have access to discounted tickets - only $20 (before fees) - when you use the exclusive promo code 'MARIPOSA'! That's a savings of almost $15 off the general admission ticket price!

The Cenotaph Project runs at The Five Points Theatre in Barrie from July 17th - 28th. This new original play is inspired by the book The Boys from Barrie (written by local history teacher Clint Lovell, with the help of his students), and investigates the legacy of World War II in 2019, exploring how we keep our history alive - even generations after the events have passed.

For more information please  contact Theatre by the Bay , and to purchase your discounted tickets, just follow  this link  or click the button below, and submit your Promo Code when prompted!

Get My Tickets

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Melody Lynn Madden - Exquisite to Sublime 

Melody Lynn Madden:
Exquisite to Sublime

Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Lounge Gallery
The suite of works in Exquisite to Sublime will provide a glimpse of Melody's development as an artist.   She began her professional artistic journey in textiles. Having grown up watching her grandmother embroider instilled a value of working with her hands.  Her free motion embroidered works are a stage in her seamless transition into painting with oils and acrylics. Her paintings evoke a sense of calm and introspection while simultaneously engaging palpable emotions.
I feel as if I paint places I would like to step into... places that not only inspire but comfort me.- Melody Lynn Madden
Enbridge Gas

To learn more about Melody Lynn Madden, 

For more information, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101 or by email.

Admission is free with a current membership or $5 per person (children
under 12 are free). Admission includes entry to all exhibitions.

30 Peter Street South,
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 5A9

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Orillia Museum of Art & History: 8th Annual Croquet Tournament 
Registration Open


Join us for this annual FUNraiser at Couchiching Beach Park. No previous
croquet playing experience required. Games, food, prizes and so much more!

Entry is $50 per person and all proceeds will go towards supporting the
development of community engagement initiatives for youth. 

Croquet registration is open now! Register your team online  here , by phone 705-326-2159, or by paying at OMAH's front desk. 

For more information about the event, contact Ninette Gyorody by  email  or call 705-326-2159 x101.

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Galleries & Events

Opening Reception: July 13, 1-3 PM

The Franklin Carmichael Gallery
An exhibition mash up of a road trip, Champlain's touchdown in Orillia and the Apollo 11 moon landing by artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward, in an exploration of place and time.
Victoria spent her summers in Orillia as a child at her family cottage - a place layered with meaning for her.  She watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on a television that her father put on a beach along the shore of Lake Simcoe.  
As a child Gary immigrated to Canada from England.  One thing that was a constant during his childhood were the statues of Samuel de Champlain that seemed to be everywhere he and his family traveled; to Quebec City, in Ottawa at Nepean Point, and eventually also in Orillia.
The theme of exploration is therefore very prevalent in Project Voyager. So is place. 

Listen to Gary & Victoria's summer road trip playlist  here.

A rtists Talk With Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

Thursday, July 25 at 12:30 pm

Join artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward, in this talk about their exhibition "Project Voyager". 

Cost:   MEMBERS = $5
            NON-MEMBERS = $10

Registration: Ticket sales open on July 3rd, 2019. Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Orillia Museum of Art & History: When Raven Became Spider
June 29th-August 16th

Curated by Leena Minifie (Gitxaala)
Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library

Saturday, June 29, 2019 

Curatorial Talk: 1 PM
Opening Reception: 2-4 PM

The Mulcahy Family Gallery
When Raven Became Spider features work by six contemporary Indigenous artists and storytellers whose work blurs the line between modern oral stories and contemporary pop art. Their work prompts many questions: How does the transformation of Indigenous images and stories into superhero tales change modern dialogue? Have traditional tricksters like Raven and Coyote been forgotten, or have they inserted themselves into these popular and widely-accessible forms? And where are their wise, noble, and stoic counterparts, the Eagle and the Badger? Have they lost the fight, or are they still present, silently and invisibly guiding the actions of our enduring heroes?

- Leena Minifie (Gitxaala), Guest Curator
 When Raven Became Spider shows works by Joi T. Arcand (Cree), Sonny Assu (Kwakwa̱ka'wakw), Shaun Beyale (Navajo), Julianne Beaudin-Herney (Cree/Mik'Maq/Métis), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sami), and Jeffrey Veregge (S'Klallam).

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Summer 2019
Throughout Summer


For more information, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101 or by  email.

Admission is free with a current membership or $5 per person (children
under 12 are free). Admission includes entry to all exhibitions.

30 Peter Street South, 
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 5A9

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm 
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Trillium Manor: Christmas Crafters Market
November 16th

Tea in a Mariposa Garden
August 17th

St James Church: Wednesday Noon-Hour Organ Recitals
Throughout July & August

St. James' Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. North, is again featuring talented organists for the Wednesday Noon-Hour recitals.  The season kicks off on July 3 with Richard Hansen (St. James Anglican, Dundas). Bring your lunch, a cool drink will be supplied.  Free-will offering.


Orillia & District Literacy Council: Feast for Learning / Save the Date 
September 12th  


The Lighthouse & Couchiching Jubilee House: 2019 Fall Classic
September 20th


Trillium Manor: Tea Cups Rentals
No Date



Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Stop Program 
August 21st 

Community Development Corp.: Professional Development Series Schedule 

Community Development Corp.: Lunch N' Learn 
October 3rd 


Georgian Collage: Academic and Career Preparation 


Orillia & District Literacy Council: Learn Computer Basics For Job Search



Couchiching Jubilee House: Recruiting Volunteers 
August 20th-21 st

Trillium Manor: Volunteers Required

Please visit our website for more information and to access the volunteer application.

City of Orillia: Orillia 20/20 Winter Games Seeking Volunteers
February 27th to March 1st 2020


Information Orillia Volunteer Database

To suggest on opportunity,  click here .

Information Orillia is the Orillia and area's official volunteer centre. We are a proud member of Volunteer Canada and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. Information Orillia organizes and maintains a volunteer database that allows organizations to post new opportunities and allows volunteers to access those opportunities.

Services for volunteers:  IO's volunteer database allows volunteers to  create a volunteer profile  that allows organizations to contact them directly. In addition, our organization provides volunteers with counselling, referrals and training via workshops and appointments. 

Services for organizations:  IO's volunteer database allows organizations to post opportunities, access volunteer profiles, as well as other volunteer resources such as registration templates and screening tools. For more information about software that helps to manage volunteer recognition and recruitment,  website .

To book an appointment with our Manger of Volunteer and Youth Engagement Services, Sukhi Kaur, call 705-326-7743 or email.


Mariposa Arts Theatre: Wanted  Producers and Stage Managers 
Do you have a love for theatre - or great organizational skills - and want to join a fun and friendly community? Then we are looking for YOUR help on the following productions!
The Art of Dining
Written by Tina Howe
Directed by Candy Pryce
Performances February 13-16 and 20-23, 2020
Rabbit Hole
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Angela Munday
Performances April 16-19 and 23-26, 2020
The Gin Game
Written by Donald L. Coburn
Directed by James Fairbairn
Performances May 21-24 and 28-31, 2020 

City of Orillia: Seeking Artists To Submit Original Works of Art T0 Be Displayed in The New Orillia Recreation Centre
Submission Deadline August 16th

The City of Orillia is seeking artists to submit original works of art to be displayed in the new Orillia Recreation Centre. 
The new Orillia Recreation Centre will feature a free gallery space for artists to display their work. The theme for the gallery's inaugural exhibit is 'From Foundry to Future', which challenges artists to consider the site's transformation from its industrial past to its exciting future as a state-of-the-art sport and recreation facility. 
"The site of the new recreation centre has a storied history as a major producer and employer within the City of Orillia. In the 1900s, it produced farming implements, Minnitoys, boating equipment, and even a new metal known as Ductalloy iron," said Mayor Steve Clarke.  "Today, the City has reclaimed the site as a community hub and recreation centre for the benefit of Orillia residents today and for generations to come. Earning Orillia a prestigious Brownie award, the redevelopment of the site is something we can all be very proud of."
Artists looking to be featured in the gallery are invited to interpret the theme, either through new or existing work.
Design considerations:
  • The gallery is an area located within the lobby of the new recreation centre next to the reception desk. It includes a 25' rail system and 10' ceilings suitable for two-dimensional artwork.
  • Artists can interpret the theme through any subject matter that resonates with meaning for the artist provided it is suitable for display in a public space.
  • Collaborations of two or more artists are welcome.
  • Artwork must be original to the artist(s) and correctly wired so it can be affixed to the existing rail and cable system.
  • Larger horizontal and vertical pieces are preferred. Minimum sizing on any side is 24" (with frame).
The competition is open to all artists; however, preference will be given to local/regional artists. Submission requirements are available on our website at orillia.ca/publicart or by contacting the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 705-325-4530 or jsoczka@orillia.ca .
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 16, 2019.
The City of Orillia is a city of 31,000 people in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Visit our website at orillia.ca.
Jacqueline Soczka
Manager of Culture, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-238-9209 (cell)

Rendering of the gallery space within the lobby of the new Orillia Recreation Centre.


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