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  

"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

  -Michael John Bobak
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.
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Information Orillia Income Tax Clinic 
March 4th-April 30th

Information Orillia provides an annual income tax filing service. During the months of March and April each year there is the opportunity to receive free filing for people with low-income, as well as a sliding scale throughout the year. 

Drop into our office:
Monday to Thursday 
10:00 am-12:00pm & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Single under $20,000 * Family under $30,000 = FREE or by donation
Single under $30,000 * Family under $40,000 = $10
Over Budget? Low-Middle Income Levels?
Sliding Scale
Contact 705-326-7743 or info@inforamtionorillia.org

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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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Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County: Pull Up A Chair
Now Accepting Applications
Sunshine Speakers: Open House/Comedy Night
April 8th

On Monday April 8 sunshine  speakers will be hosting  an Open house/ comedy night.
Come for an evening out, network with people and discover speaking skills you never knew you had  
Day: Monday April 8 2019
Location St James  Anglican church
58 Peter Street north Orillia Ontario
Time 7pm to 9pm
Accessible parking available

Georgian College: Job fair 
April 1st

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


Couchiching Jubilee House:
Commences May 24th 
Westmount Congregation: Shopaganza
April 6th

Westmount Congregation Church, at 23 Westmount Dr. S., is holding their semi-annual Shopaganza on April 6th, from 9 AM until 3 PM.

Selling handmade crafts, home baking, giftware, something for everyone.

Free admission, free parking, free door prizes.
Everyone is welcome.

Orillia Museum of Art & History: Kelli Dove- Eh Ok
March 23rd to May 19th

Saturday, March 23, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Lounge Gallery
Kelli Dove's animal series, painted in oils on paper, is a glimpse of her close encounters with animals as a child in the Kawarthas. Each animal holds a memory and a story. She has reimagined them in a way that suits their personalities. There is some influence from their behaviours and how we, as Canadians, perceive them. Each painting demonstrates Dove's strong technical skills and her influence of pop culture.
Kelli Dove (b. 1977) grew up in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. In 1999, she received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the School of Design and Visual Arts, Georgian College. She had the privilege of studying with Ted Fullerton, John Hartman, Tim Zuck, and Laura Millard. Dove primarily paints portraits, many of which are in collections throughout Canada and the United States as well as in the private residence of the former prime minister of Bermuda.

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


Sacred and Profane Choral Concert
April 6th

Westmount Congregation: Open to Grace Christian Yoga
Classes Start April 23rd & April 25th

Westmount Congregation: Desserts & Discovery
April 10th

Westmount Congregation: Movie Night
April 13th

Orillia Public Library: March Calendar
Various dates in March


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

St. James' Anglican Church: Lenten Events
Various Dates

Orillia Opera House: Upcoming Events
Various dates

For more events please visit www.orilliaoperhouse.ca

March 30
TEDx Orillia Features a unique and exciting line-up of local, regional and national speakers who will explore the theme of "transformation" All Seats $100.00

April 4-14
2pm or 7:30pm
Living Together Mariposa Arts is pleased to present a 'Norman Conquest' comedy By Alan Ayckbourn. Spend a weekend in the country with Norman and his very dysfunctional family. And you thought you had problems All Seats $25.00 For groups of 10+ please contact the Box Office directly at 705-326-8011 for the special rate of $20.00pp

April 9
7:00pm Vanishing Point 1st of the High Speed Chaos Films. Great cult hit from the early 70s. Film, Commentary and Prizes All Seats Individual $10.00 For special (all 3 films) rate of $20.00 contact Box Office directly-Available only until Apr.6

April 16
Bullitt 2nd of the High Speed Chaos Films. Join hard nosed cop Frank Bullitt as he is assigned to protect a witness in a high profile case. Film, Commentary and Prizes All Individual Seats $10.00 For the special (all 3 films) rate of $20.00 contact the Box Office directly-Available only until Apr. 6

April 23
French Connection Final of the High Speed Chaos Films. Join us for this classic film with hardened narcotic cops, Popeye Doyle and Buddy Russo as they get wind of a big shipment of heroin. All Individual Seats $10.00 For the special (all 3 films) rate of $20.00 contact the Box Office

May 7
7:00pm See My Voice Orillia Youth Centre is pleased to present this Youth-Driven Black Light Theatre No Entrance Allowed Once Show has started. Cash Donation at the Door

May 8
Matt Andersen & The Mellotones Join powerhouse performer Matt Andersen with the Mellotones, an outstanding R&B, funk and sole band and special guest Amy Helm. On Sale Friday February 22 at 11:00 A.M. All Seats $48.00

May 9
Classic Albums Live-Led Zeppelin-House of the Holy The world's greatest classic rock albums performed live. Note for Note, Cut for Cut All Seats $45.50

May 11
11:30am & 6:00pm 
Happily Ever After The DanceRoom's 15th Annual Recital featuring competitive, recreational routines, including Acrobatics, Ballet, HipHop, Highland, Jazz, Contemporary Musical Theatre, Tap and more. All Seats $25.00 Everyone requires a ticket - Even Babes in Arms

May 12 
Orillia Silver Band Goes To The Beach Join the Orillia Silver Band as they feature classic summer music by the Beach Boys, Beatles, Handel's Royal Water Music and the ever popular Girl From Ipanema. ON SALE Tuesday February 19 at 11:00 Adults $25.00 Youth 18 & Under $10.00

May 30 
Roy Orbison-All Star Tribute Bill Culp Productions is pleased to present this "All Star Tribute" that celebrates the incredible career of the legendary "Big O"...Roy Orbison! All Tickets $39.00

Centre for Spiritual Growth: Winter-Spring Programs
Various Dates 

Orillia Museum of Art & History: The Mariposa Gala
April 27th

We are pleased to announce the return of Andre Derrick to The Mariposa Gala! Andre Derrick is a master at food and wine synergy. He is Vineland Estates Winery's sommelier, certified fromager, prud'homme beer sommelier, accredited whisky ambassador and certified expert in the service & sale of scotch. His lifelong love of learning has propelled him to sip, gulp and nibble at life from many different perspectives and international experiences. 

Special thank you to Andre for donating his time and talent. We look forward to seeing you on April 27.


 Join us for this year's Mariposa Gala!
2019 is OMAH's 20th anniversary of the amalgamation of the Orillia Historical Society and the Sam Steele Art Gallery. We are proud to present The Mariposa Gala  in support of Orillia Museum of Art & History's children and youth programs. We will be joined again by sommelier and certified fromager Andre Derrick from Vineland Estates Winery . He will choose a selection Vinelands wines and fine Canadian cheeses to complement the culinary creations by some of our local food purveyors. There will also be live entertainment during the event. Transportation options to be provided by Hammond. 

With your help, our goal is to expand our community outreach in partnership with local and regional charities by providing transportation, meals and opportunities for children and youth to participate in programming that would otherwise not be available to them. These specialized programs support children's development and youth's portfolio development for admission to post-secondary education.

We are pleased to announce Tony Bianco will be our guest artist for The Mariposa Gala. Tony will be doing an artist talk for the VIP guests and also doing a live painting which will then be auctioned off that night. 

Tony Bianco has been expressing himself as a full time artist since the age of twenty. His work displays a love for life, nature, and for communicating emotion visually. Early in his career, Tony began to experiment with plein-air painting that is, working directly from the subject, on location. He embarked upon a study of working from life, in the landscape, throughout all seasons, striving for honesty and clarity in his style.

His work is featured on many Canadian coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Since 1999, when he first designed a 2 dollar coin, he has been creating artwork for the Royal Canadian Mint that embodies Canada's heritage, history and culture. His work has been featured on several 2 dollar coins, twenty five cent coins, Olympic and Pan Am games medals, and numerous commemorative coins. Tony has been honoured to design over 100 coins for the Royal Canadian Mint.


Mariposa Arts Theatre: Living Together
April 4th-14th

Get your tickets  here !

Spend a weekend in the country with Norman and his very dysfunctional family. And you thought you had problems ..."

Shows run from April 4th to 14th at the Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre, and tickets are on sale now!

Hop over to the  OOH website for more info, and to reserve your seats soon!


Dress For Success: Bring On The Bling Jewelry Auction Fundraiser
April 11th

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



Georgian College: Ramp Up To Employment
March 26th to April 11th

Orillia Community Kitchen Workshops
Various Dates

Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm
St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter Street N

For more Information, Contact:

stpaulscentre.ca - orillia community kitchen

Wed, March 27, 2019 Veggie- Loaded Taco Casserole
Wed, April 3, 2019 To Be Determined.
Wed, April 10, 2019 Honey Grilled Salmon & Asparagus: sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, April 17, 2019 Cook Good Food Box (will try to fit in an Eat Your Greens Fritata): sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, April 24, 2019 Fun Flatbread Pizza: sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, May 1, 2019 Fruit Kabobs/Creamy Dreamy Hummus and Zesty Bean Dip: Sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, May 8, 2019 No Bake Toasted Oat Granla Bars/Savoury Broccoli and Cheese Muffins: sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, May 15, 2019 Turkey and Veggie stuffed Pita: sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, May 29, 2019 Colourful Quinoa Salad: sample The Canada Food Guide
Wed, May 22, 2019 Fish and Fresh Herbs Veggie Packets: sample The Canada Food Guide

Have Your Say: Help Us Chart a Path for Orillia's Champlain Monument
April 30th

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Free STOP Smoking Workshop
March 28th

A free STOP Smoking workshop will be held in Orillia on Mar 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Eligible participants will attend an educational session and receive five weeks of nicotine patches at no cost. To see if you are eligible and to register, call Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's Health Connection toll free at 1-877-721-7520.

Georgian College: March Workshop Calendar
Various dates in March


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: Workplace & Employment Standards
March 27th

Click  here for more information.

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



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


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.


Orillia District Literacy Council: Seeking Board Members

Community Foundation of Orillia & Area: Spring Grant Applications Available
Accepting Applications Until April 18th

City of Orillia: Provide Feedback on Orillia's Backyard Hen Pilot Project

Orillia's backyard chicken/hen coop pilot project will end on June 5, 2019. The City of Orillia wants to hear your feedback on the pilot project and potential next steps through a short survey available at  orillia.ca/backyardhens .
In May 2017, following much public interest and to foster local food production, Council approved awarding of up to 12 hen coop licenses permitting backyard chickens in Orillia on a two-year trial basis, with certain restrictions including flock size and property area. The purpose of the two-year pilot project was to gather additional data so that Council could decide whether to permit backyard hens on a permanent basis.
"As the City of Orillia backyard hen pilot project winds down, we want to gather feedback from the public regarding the success of the pilot and how you would like the City to proceed," said Mayor Steve Clarke. "This initiative was championed by residents eager to bring backyard hens to Orillia. We now want to connect back with the community to see if that desire remains."
During the pilot project, there have been three licensed backyard coops housing hens in the city. Throughout the pilot, staff conducted both scheduled and random inspections on the existing coops and did not note any major issues or complaints. 
Before reporting back to Council Committee regarding next steps, the City is looking for feedback from the general public, but in particular those residents who expressed interest in having backyard hens, but who did not participate in the pilot project, and from residents who have active hen coops in the city. 
The online survey is available at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNBFHDW You can also forward your comments by email to Ali Chapple, Intermediate Planner, at  achapple@orillia.ca ,  or to Susan Votour, Planning Coordinator, at  svotour@orillia.ca , or by mail addressed to "Backyard Hens" care of City Centre, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia, Ontario L3V 7T5. Deadline for feedback is March 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Currently, the number of hens in a coop is limited to four hens over the age of four months.  Roosters are prohibited and a property must be at least 500 sq. m. (5,382 sq. ft.) in size to accommodate a hen coop. There are also restrictions regarding the location of the hen coop on a property and a licensing fee of $100 is required. Staff are looking for feedback regarding the current regulations (a full copy of which can be found at  orillia.ca/backyardhens .)
The City of Orillia looks forward to receiving your feedback.
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.
Ali Chapple
Intermediate Planner
Susan Votour
Planning Coordinator
Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-238-9209 (cell)

A backyard hen coop located in the City of Orillia. The City's pilot project permitting backyard hens is ending June 5, 2019. Complete an online survey by March 18 to provide your feedback on the pilot and potential next steps.

Jubilee Chorale Choir

Jubilee Chorale Choir of Orillia is pleased to donate proceeds in support of community from our Dec 9/18 concert at St. David Anglican~Lutheran Church. President Shirley Huntley, along with Conductor Brent Mayhew and some Chorale members present a cheque for $1000 to Pastor Lori Pilatzki in support of St. David programs. Jubilee Chorale also enjoys singing at various senior residences through the season. We are thrilled and working toward our upcoming concert on Sun June 2/19 at 2:30pm, Westmount Congregation, Orillia. Jubilee Chorale thanks you for your continued support. 

RBC Work-Integrated Learning Program With Lakehead University
No Date


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