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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
Sponsor: 
St. James' Anglican Church

WEDNESDAY NOON-HOUR ORGAN RECITALS [12:15 TO 12:45 p.m.]
are back for the 29 th consecutive year.These recitals include some of the
finest organists in Canada.
The full schedule including the first recital July 3rd is included in this issue
of The Hub.
Bring your lunch -- cool drinks supplied -- free will offering.
58 Peter Street North, Orillia

Sponsor: 
  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 man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance."
 
- Hunter S. Thompson  

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.
In This Issue
Table of Contents

The Month Of

July:

July 1: Canada Day

June 20th: Canada Parks Day


Streets Alive Pedal Power Exhibit
Announcement


Information Orillia Board Director Tasha Schmidt (R ), with her parents, proudly displaying her entry into the Streets Alive Pedal Power exhibit. 
 
Funding
Feedback
Did You Know?
Message Board
Collaboration

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.
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WHAT'S NEW
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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).


City of Orillia: Meet The Artist Behind Orillia's New Waterfront Banners
July 3rd 



Join the City of Orillia and commissioned artist, Jieun June Kim, for the official unveiling of Orillia's new waterfront banners on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
 
 
What:
Orillia waterfront banner unveiling
View the new waterfront banners and meet commissioned artist Jieun June Kim.
 
 When:       
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10 to 10:30 a.m.
 
Where:
 
Island Princess dock
209 Mississaga St. E.
 
In the case of inclement weather, the alternate location is:
Orillia Waterfront Centre
50 Centennial Dr.
 
 
The City of Orillia issued a call to artists in April 2019 for the design of the new waterfront banners. Kim, a Toronto-based Korean painter and muralist, was selected as the successful artist by a panel of jurors organized by the Orillia Public Art Committee. In 2018, Kim was the recipient of the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant from the Toronto Arts Council. 
 
Five Orillia themes are being installed across 42 banners on street side light poles along Mississaga Street East and Centennial Drive.
 
Mayor Steve Clarke and Kim will be available for photos and interviews.
 
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.
 
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Michael Ladouceur
Manager of Tourism
705-325-1612
705-330-7595 (cell)
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)

 

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle: Cross Cultural Awareness Training
July 9th & August 9th




Trillium Manor: Tea Cups Rentals
No Date


 

City of Orillia: Orillia Shortlists Developers For Downtown Waterfront Project
News Release



For further information regarding this project,  click here.
 
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COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
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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.


St James' Church: The Feast of St James' Parish Picnic
July 28th


 

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
705-326-2159

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

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FUNDRAISER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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Trillium Manor: Golden Heir Southern Gospel Concert
July 22nd

 

Strings For Students: Bleeker Unplugged w/ Friends, Doug Trucker & Danny Webster
July 27th



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WORKSHOPS AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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TOP OF NEWSLETTER


Open to Grace Christian Yoga: 4 Week Series
Series Start July 9th & July 11th


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



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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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Downtown Orillia: Summer Block Party- Seeking Vendors & Volunteers
July 27th






Trillium Manor: Volunteers Required
Ongoing



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

 


Helping Hands Seeking Volunteers


Information Orillia Volunteer Database
Ongoing

 
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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION
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City of Orillia: This One's For The Bees
News Release



The City of Orillia is a buzz after receiving a Bee City designation.
 
Orillia received notification of its official status as a Bee City, a designation provided by Bee City Canada, on June 13. The designation acknowledges the efforts of residents and the City to bring awareness to the need for healthy, sustainable habitats for pollinators.
 
"Becoming a Bee City highlights the bee-friendly initiatives the City of Orillia has in place," said Mayor Steve Clarke. "We are pleased to work with the Bee City Working Group to help educate the community regarding the importance of pollinators to the overall health of our area and our planet. We encourage residents and businesses to join us in adopting pollinator-friendly habits throughout Orillia." 
 
Supporting pollinators in City-owned parks and maintained areas has been a focus for City parks crews. The City has more than 70 annual and perennial gardens and two community gardens with pollinator species planted throughout them. In addition, two butterfly gardens have been planted with species to attract butterflies and bees specifically. The City also has more than 140 flowering hanging baskets located in the downtown.  
 
Moving forward, new designs and construction projects will promote the creation of new gardens in parks, recreation centres, parking lots, and other public spaces with the intent to improve pollinator habitats.
 
The City submitted its application to Bee City Canada after a request was submitted by Jeannine Hutty, the Community Stewart of Orillia Bee City.
 
"The Orillia Bee City volunteers, a non-profit group, are very excited to have this designation," said Hutty. "This designation will provide us with access to educational material and other great resources in order to encourage residents to adopt pollinator-friendly habits. Orillia Bee City volunteers will be located at the Orillia Farmers Market on Saturday, June 22 sharing information on bees and other pollinators."
 
Bee City Canada was founded in 2015. Toronto became the first Bee City in Canada in March 2016. There are currently 28 Canadian municipalities with the designation, including Newmarket, Guelph, and King Township.
 
For more information on Orillia's Bee City designation, visit   orillia.ca/communitygardens.
 
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.
 
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John McMullen
Manager of Parks Planning and Design
705-325-2060
705-327-9627 (cell)
 
Jeannine Hutty
Community Stewart of Orillia Bee City
705-955-7711
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)

City of Orillia: Leacock Museum Announces Connor Poetry Prize Winners
News Release



After receiving submissions from across Ontario, the Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site in c onjunction with the family of K. Valerie Connor are pleased to announce the winners of the 4th annual Connor Poetry Prize.
 
"The response we had this year for the annual Connor Poetry Prize was tremendous," said Tom Rose, Collections and Program Supervisor. "We had a really strong list of contenders with really great pieces. Everyone who entered should be very proud of themselves."
 
The contest winners are as follows:

Elementary Category
3rd
Corbin Hoffmann of Waterloo for his poem "The Dragon"
2nd
Orla Hockmann of Toronto for her poem "Hungry Bunnies"
1st
Mistica Mariaynesan of Scarborough for her poem "Playing Roses"
 
Student Category
3rd
Shu Jing Li of Toronto for her poem "The Joys of Living"
2nd
Julia Felgner of Oro-Medonte for her poem "Teddy Bears, Cookbooks and Seashells"
1st
Hannah Nie of North York for her poem "Sight Seen"
 
Adult Category
3rd
Roberta McGill of Orillia for her poem "Early Bird"
2nd
Faith B. Jones of Cobourg for her poem "The Colliers' Soft-shoe Shuffle"
1st
Kate Felix of Toronto for her poem "Chicken Lady, In Repose"
 
The public is invited to the K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Dr., at 3 p.m. to hear the winning poems and honour the winning poets. Light refreshments will be served and there is no fee for admission to the celebration.
 
Follow the Leacock Museum on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeacockMuseum/ where the winning poems will be posted following the poetry celebration.
 
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.

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Tom Rose
Collections and Program Supervisor
Leacock Museum National Historic Site
705-325-3320
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)

MOU Reinforces Further Collaboration Between City of Orillia and Lakehead University
Media Release





The City of Orillia and Lakehead University have formalized their long-standing relationship with a commitment to ongoing collaboration.
 
Earlier today, City of Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke and Dr. Moira McPherson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Lakehead University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the ways that the City of Orillia and Lakehead University will leverage existing and future relationships in order to achieve commons goals.
 
"The City of Orillia and Lakehead University have a well-established, positive relationship that is further reinforced through this MOU," said Mayor Clarke. "Formalizing this relationship enshrines our joint commitment to identify and pursue strategic opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, innovation and incubation. We look forward to the many positive impacts this continued collaboration will have on the Orillia community and broader region."
 
Lakehead University is an economic driver for the city with 82 full-time staff and faculty and 1,350 students who live, work, shop and give back to the community. The University is also home to a wealth of human capital that can help strengthen the community by finding solutions to societal challenges and concerns.
 
"The people and City of Orillia have worked with Lakehead University to create post-secondary opportunities for this region even before we broke ground and opened our doors in Orillia," explained Dr. McPherson. "This MOU formalizes our mutual desire to collaborate further and establish a strong and active partnership that benefits students, faculty, the business community and residents."
 
Areas of possible collaboration between the City and University are outlined in the MOU - from policy development to funding opportunities and entrepreneurship, to international engagement and advocacy with other levels of government. This MOU formalizes and gives momentum to the pursuit of these cooperative efforts and initiatives. 
 
Orillia Council ratified the approval of the MOU with Lakehead University at its meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019.
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Dan Landry
Manager of BR&E and Industrial Development
City of Orillia
705-325-4900
 
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
City of Orillia
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)
 
Jaclyn Bucik
Marketing and Communications Associate
Lakehead University
705-330-4008 ext. 2014
Lakehead University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Moira McPherson with City of Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke at the Memorandum of Understanding signing event in Orillia Council Chamber on June 5, 2019.
 
City of Orillia
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.
 
Lakehead University
Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario's newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean's 2019 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities and in 2018 Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the fourth consecutive year. Visit lakeheadu.ca.


 Couchiching Jubilee House: Assistance Program Coordinator
Accepting Applications Now





Couchiching Jubilee House Hiring: Assistant Development Coordinator
Now Accepting Applications

 



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 .
 
Deadline:
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.
 
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Jacqueline Soczka
Manager of Culture, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
705-325-4530
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)


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

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