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

 St. James' Anglican Church, located at 58 Peter St. N., is pleased to announce our Spiritual Growth Centre, where a series of workshops are being held. For more information contact  spiritualgrowthcentre@stjamesorillia.com

You can also check  www.stjamesorillia.com or call 705-325-2742 church office.

  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  

"The beginning is always today."
  -Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.
This Month
In This Issue
Table of Contents

Information Orillia: Free Income Tax Session For Seniors 65+
February 25th

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

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St James' Anglican Church: Millionaires Club
February 27th

Orillia Vocal Ensemble & Nai Children's Choir: A Concert of Canadian and Syrian Music
February 24th

Orillia Business Women's Association: Woman of the Year/Young Woman of the Year Awards Gala
May 8th

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Connections: 23rd Annual International Women's Day Art Show
Exhibition until April 14th

Connections:  23rd Annual International Women's Day Art Show

February 16 - April 14
The Mulcahy Family Gallery

Since its inception in 1997, hundreds of women have been inspired to participate in the International Women's Day Art Show in highly dynamic exhibitions, exploring a wide range of media and themes.

This year, over 130 artists are sharing their art and stories, interpreting the theme CONNECTIONS.

Opening remarks will be at 1:30 pm on February 16th.

For more information, please contact Juliana Hawke 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 

City of Orillia Participating in The County of Simcoe's LIP Partnership #ItStarts Campaign
March 21st

This year the County of Simcoe's Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is working on a campaign called #ItStarts to reduce racism and discrimination. 

The #ItStarts Campaign is a public education initiative designed to promote equity, acceptance, and diversity. Our goal is to make Simcoe County a more welcoming community for immigrants and visible minorities. We do this by encouraging conversation surrounding racism, and by asking individuals and organizations to take a stand. This year, the campaign will take place over the month of March, which aligns with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21). You can learn more about the LIP and the campaign here.
The City will be taking part in this campaign on March 21 by coordinating photos of individuals holding a sign which reads: "I support diversity because..." and posting these photos on social media. We would like to welcome our partner organizations to participate in this initiative with us.
If you would like to take part in this campaign along with the City, you can use the attached the PDF sign for your convenience. When posting on social media, please use the hashtag "ItStarts.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,

Rhonda Lees Administrative Assistant
Economic Development Department

Westmount Congregation: Famous Annual Strawberry Shortcake Take-Out
March 20th


Mariposa Art Theatre: A Private War
 February 20th

Run time: 1h 50min

Here's the scoop:  "Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society's elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado." 

A Private War plays this coming Wednesday, Feb 20th at Orillia Galaxy Cinemas (865 West Ridge Boulevard), with showtimes at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Ticket sales start the day of the showing at 3:00 pm 'at the door' and are just $10 (cash only).

Want more info? Here's the trailer!

Jubilee Chorale Choir
Rehearsals Every Wednesday

�� Jubilee Chorale Choir of Orillia is looking forward to our upcoming concert. Enjoy singing? Visit our rehearsals Wed 7-9:15pm @ St. David, 133 James Street East, Orillia. And sing with us in our jazz'n Spring concert. Conductor Brent Mayhew and Jubilee Chorale Choir welcome you ��"


Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: RACE Against Drugs Local Planning Committee 
April 10th & 11th

Click here for volunteer posting.

Job descriptions:

Seeking Volunteer Coordinator (for approx. 40  vol each day)
  • He/She would work along with Carolyn
  • Call the lists of volunteers we have  prior to the event
  •  Welcome them the days of the event, and assign pre planned tasks, trouble shoot with me  with flexibility for the day as needs change J
  •  Set up  volunteer table for registering and directing the  volunteers for the 4 sessions Wed/Thurs am 8-12 PM 12-3 pm
Seeking Volunteer Lunch Coordinator (This could be the same person or a different person):
  • Set up tables with table cloths and make sure the kitchen is neat and clean
  •  May need to purchase coffee, cream sugar,  and make coffee (with our budget)
  • Would set out the sandwiches, fruit vegetables and  cookies, may need to heat soup and serve
  •  Would work with two grade 8 students from Notre Dame who are our Eco Commandos (to decrease our waste and leave a green footprint)  they take jugs of water to the presenters vs having water bottles. They also help set up the lunch and clean up after
  • Would help 2 other volunteers to set up and give out the snack for kids at the rotational pit stop (dixie cups of water and dixie cups with fish crackers in them
It is  a great event educating, increasing awareness and empowering our 650 grade five students from 22 elementary schools who are 10 years old:  to delay onset of drugs, cannabis and alcohol as well as  to handle peer pressure in a strong healthy way.

Those interested in volunteering may contact Carolyn Jones:

705-325-9565 ext. 7543 or  705-345-6677



Canadian Federation of University Women Meeting: Guest Speakers
February 26th

Mariposa Arts Theatre: Holding Auditions for Educating Rita
February 20th & 21st

Mariposa Arts Theatre is holding auditions for Educating Rita- Written by Willy Russel & Du ritten by  Stacey Schat

One female actress , 20's to mid 30's or there-abouts. She strong, feisty, curious and vulnerable. And one male actor , mid 50's to nearly dead. He's a poet at heart, but the scotch, failed relationships and self-loathing have gotten in the way.

Wednesday February 20th at 7pm &
Thursday February 21st at 7pm
(Daytime auditions are possible on Thursday February 21st, if requested).

This is a group audition. Please wear clothes you can move around in. Come with an open mind, a sense of play and be prepared to stay for 1 hour. No preparation required.

Diversity is welcome!

MAT Centre (12 Brammer Dr, Orillia)

Educating Rita is set in 1970's Britain. He's a lost and aging college professor, she's a young woman seeking an education. He's her mentor...or is it the other way around?

MAT will be staging Educating Rita from May 23- June 2 , 2019. This production will take place at the MAT rehearsal space in our newly renovated theatre space.

Please contact producer Joan Mizzi-Fry at Jmizzifry@outlook.com if you have any questions, or would like to read the script beforehand.

Couchiching Jubilee House & Tapps Performaing Arts: Dancing With The Docs
April 6th

St James' Anglican Church: World Day of Prayer
March 1st

Westmount Congregation Spring Shop-A-Ganza
April 6th

For more information, email  orilliashopaganza@gmail.com.

Orillia Public Library: February Program Highlights
Various Dates in February

St James' Anglican Church: New Service Time
Effective March 3rd

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Annual High School Art Show
Exhibition Until March 17th

My World, My Eyes, My Voice Annual High School Art Show

January 26th to March 17th

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: 10 am - 4 pm 
Sunday: 1 pm-4 pm 


Sweet Time Bakeshoppe: Cookies & Cupcakes for a Cause
No Date

Coldest Night of The Year: Orillia Walk Supporting The Lighthouse
February 23rd



Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County Programming & Workshops
Various Dates

Click here for the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County's full programs and services guide from February to June.

Community Development Corporation: Optimizing The Power of LinkedIn
March 6th

Click here for more information.

Community Development Corporation: Workplace & Employment Standards
March 27th

Click  here for more information.

Camp Couchiching Community Initiative Project: The Climbing Tree- Experiential Tutoring
No Date

Orillia Community Kitchen: February Workshops
Various Dates in February

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



Helping Hands Seeking Volunteers

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.


City of Orillia: Council Approves 2019 Budget
News Release

City of Orillia: February is Winter Active Month in Orillia
Various Dates in February

For immediate release (Feb. 1, 2019) - The City of Orillia's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department has put together a month of free activities to cure the winter blahs and get people out of the house for some cool winter action.
Winter Active runs the entire month of February and is designed to help Orillians improve their health, have fun and enjoy the best of Canada's winter. Take part in a variety of family-fun activities, both indoors and outdoors, that will engage, stimulate and challenge everyone who wants to get active this winter.
"Orillia has been transformed into a winter wonderland over the past couple of weeks and I'd encourage residents to make the most of the season during Winter Active," said Mayor Steve Clarke. "Staying active during the cold winter months is important for both the body and mind and the City of Orillia is thrilled to be able to give you and your family free opportunities to get involved in some great activities."
Winter Active includes snowshoe walks, a cardboard toboggan race, snow-ga, rockwall and more! A complete list of activities is attached.
For more information visit  orillia.ca/winteractive or contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 705-329-7250 or  parks@orillia.ca.
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.
Megan Kamphuis
Recreation Program Supervisor
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-238-9209 (cell)


RBC Work-Integrated Learning Program With Lakehead University
No Date


North Simcoe Vitctims Services: Become a Crisis Responder
February 27th


United Way Simcoe Muskoka: Now Accepting Youth United Grant Applications
February 28th


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