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

Our Annual ST. JAMES' LAWN SALE will be held this coming Saturday June 29th 8 a.m to 3 p.m
Always a popular event which features a bake sale- bbq -book sale
Come early for the best buys!

58 Peter Street N, Orillia
  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  

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.
In This Issue
Table of Contents

The Month Of


June 16: Father's Day

June 21: Summer Solstice

Information Orillia: Great Canadian Giving Challenge

 Happening all June, every dollar you donate to our charity qualifies us to win $10,000! Get all the details at www.givingchallenge.ca

Information Orillia - Great Canadian Giving Challenge

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.


Orillia Community Kitchen Workshop: Zucchini & Basil Salad On A Bed of Brown Rice Pasta With A Mixed Fruit Salad
June 26th

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

Tea in a Mariposa Garden
August 17th

Trillium Manor: Golden Heir Southern Gospel Concert
July 22nd


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


Downtown Orillia's Night Market
June 26th

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 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

Orillia Public Library: June Program Highlights
Throughout June

St James' Anglican Church: Lawn Sale
June 29th


Trillium Manor: Bike Night
June 26th



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

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



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

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


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: 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.
John McMullen
Manager of Parks Planning and Design
705-327-9627 (cell)
Jeannine Hutty
Community Stewart of Orillia Bee City
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
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
Corbin Hoffmann of Waterloo for his poem "The Dragon"
Orla Hockmann of Toronto for her poem "Hungry Bunnies"
Mistica Mariaynesan of Scarborough for her poem "Playing Roses"
Student Category
Shu Jing Li of Toronto for her poem "The Joys of Living"
Julia Felgner of Oro-Medonte for her poem "Teddy Bears, Cookbooks and Seashells"
Hannah Nie of North York for her poem "Sight Seen"
Adult Category
Roberta McGill of Orillia for her poem "Early Bird"
Faith B. Jones of Cobourg for her poem "The Colliers' Soft-shoe Shuffle"
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.

Tom Rose
Collections and Program Supervisor
Leacock Museum National Historic Site
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
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.
Dan Landry
Manager of BR&E and Industrial Development
City of Orillia
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
City of Orillia
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 .
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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