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
" Welcome to the Church of St. James. Whether you are a  follower of Christ, or on a spiritual journey, all are welcome to this  Holy and Sacred place"  Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Wednesday Service: 11.15 a.m.  Visit our website at  http://stjamesorillia.com

  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  

Nothing is impossible, the work itself says "I'm possible"! ~ Audrey Hepburn  
Tuesday,September 3rd, 2019.
In This Issue
Table of Contents

The Month Of


2nd Labor Day 
8th Grandparents Day 
10th Suicide Prevention Day 
23rd International Day of Sign Language 
27th World Tourism Day 
30th Orange Shirt Day 30th 


The The Lighthouse will be closed Tuesday (September 3rd 2019) from 9 am till 6 pm for scheduled maintenance.
Unfortunately this means there will be no morning drop-in services, afternoon drop-in services, or lunch.
This will not interfere with shelter beds.
** Sorry for any inconveniences**

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.


Information Orillia:  Beautiful Framed Artwork for Sale in Support of Information Orillia

Our organization received eleven beautifully framed pieces of artwork which we now have for sale, with proceeds going directly to Information Orillia. This scenic artwork is perfect for hanging up in the office or for home decor. By purchasing one of these pieces, you are contributing to the vital services that Information Orillia provides to the community.

The attached PDF ( Click Here For PDF) showcases each piece of artwork, as well as dimensions and costs.
Purchases can be made by cash or cheque in person, where they can also be picked up at:

Information Orillia
36 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON, L3V 3A6

(First come, first served. Artwork will not be put on hold.)

For more information, please contact our office:



Georgian Collage: Pro Bono Graphic Design for Non-profits
September to November 


Child & Youth Advocacy Centre : Super Hike for Heroes
September 21st 


Orillia Public Library: Program Highlights 

ST. James' Anglican Church: Lift Your Spirits 
October 26th 

The Orillia Pregnancy Resource Center: Volunteer Position 


The Orillia Pregnancy Resource Centreis looking for volunteers to commit to one 4.25 hour shift a week (10:45 to 3:00) to help us with our client's needs.  This is a Christian organization so church affiliation is an asset. The OPRC provides compassionate support, options counselling, diapers, wipes, clothing (both maternity and children's up to size 2), formula etc. to help our clients meet their needs. We are open weekly from Tuesday to Friday.  Please call Irma at 705-326-8228 for more information.

ST. James' Anglican Church: Pennywise Thrift Shop Bag Sale 
1st Tuesdays each Month 

Trillium Manor: looking for volunteer

 Trillium Manor  is currently looking for volunteers to run a Bible Study group every other Sunday afternoon for our residents. Contact information is on the attached poster.

Mundell Funeral Home: Free Seminar 
September 17th


Orillia Business Women's Association: Dinner 

Founded in 1987, The Orillia Business Women's Association is a non-profit, non-fundraising group that gathers for the purpose of networking and having fun in a safe and welcome environment. ALL women are welcome whether in business or not. We meet every second Wednesday of each month at the Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Ave., Orillia at 5:30. A networking table is set up to display business cards, product or information handouts. Dinner is served at 6:30 (the cost is $30 for members or  first time  guests and  non-members pay $37). After dinner there is usually a presentation by a guest speaker. A one year  Membership is only $70 per year. We take the summer (July/Aug.) off. Our meetings have resumed as of September. All the details can be found on our website http://www.orilliabusinesswomen.com

In October local artist, Connie Archer, will lead us in a paint night and in November we will recognize the significance of Remembrance Day. December will be our annual Christmas party. Come out and have a great time with an amazing group of  women.


ST. James' Anglican Church: Welcome Back Sunday
September 22 


The Orillia Museum of Art & History: Fall Exhibitions

Various Dates 

Tina Poplawski gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of The Government of Ontario.

Artist Talk with Tina Poplawski
Saturday September 14th
Join artist Tina Poplawski in this talk about her exhibition. An Artist Talk is just that, an opportunity to hear an artist talk about their work. This Artist Talk will be a walk-about, a special guided tour by Tina of her exhibition. Attending an Artist Talk is a fantastic way to learn about the context of an exhibition and gain a deeper level of understanding of the artwork. 
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non members. 
Experiments in Acrylics with Tina Poplawski
Saturday October 19th
10am to 3pm

Join artist Tina Poplawski in this unique full-day workshop. Explore the exciting realm and possibilities of acrylic in this comprehensive 1-day workshop for all levels ability. This technical workshop will allow students to better understand some exciting non-traditional uses for acrylic paint.
Ingrid Mayrhofer gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of The Government of Ontario.

Artist Talk with Ingrid Meyrhofer
Saturday, October 19
12-1 pm

Join artist Ingrid Meyrhofer in this talk about her exhibition. An Artist Talk is just that, an opportunity to hear an artist talk about their work. This Artist Talk will be a walk-about, a special guided tour by Ingrid of her exhibition. Attending an Artist Talk is a fantastic way to learn about the context of an exhibition and gain a deeper level of understanding of the artwork. 
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non members. 


Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation: GORDON LIGHTFOOT: If You Could Read My Mind
September 4th 

Announcing the first film of our 2019-2020 season:


Here's the scoop: "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the 50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through Lightfoot's turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to the artist in present day."

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind plays Wednesday, September 4th 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!

See you back at the movies!

Orillia Curling Club: Registration
 September 13/September 15

Friday, September 13, 2019  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come on out and join us at the Orillia Curling Club.  New members are always welcomed!   Curling Season is rapidly approaching and registration takes place at Barnfield Recreation Centre, 500 Atherley Road, Orilllia on Friday September 13th (7:00 - 9:00 pm) and Sunday, September 15th (10:00 am - 2:00 pm).  
We have a variety of leagues and plenty of options to suit the new or seasoned curler.  For more information visit the Orillia Curling Club website https://www.orilliacurlingclub.ca/

Westmount Congregation: Come As You Are 

Westmount Congregation: Christian Yoga


St. James Anglican Church: Spaghetti Dinner for Kenya Mission 
October 5th 


St. James Anglican Church: Thanksgiving Dinner
October 14th 

Westmount Congregation: Christmas ShopAGanza 
November 2nd 

Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation: Film Nights Return 

We're bringing you a whole new season of must-see films!

MAT Film Nights is taking a break for the summer, but we will return on Wednesday September 4th!

Mark these dates on your calendar and stay tuned for our full movie line-up!
Wed. September 4th, 2019
Wed. September 18th, 2019
Wed. October 2nd, 2019
Wed. October 16th, 2019
Wed. November 6th, 2019
Wed. November 20th, 2019
Wed. January 15th, 2020
Wed. January 22nd, 2020
Wed. February 5th, 2020
Wed. February 19th, 2020
Wed. March 4th, 2020
Wed. March 18th, 2020
Wed. April 1st, 2020 (no joke!
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Wed. April 15th, 2020
Wed. April 29th, 2020
All our films are shown at Orillia Galaxy Cinemas (865 West Ridge Boulevard), with showtimes at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Ticket sales start the day of screening at 3:00 pm, and tickets are just $10 (cash only).

Trillium Manor: Christmas Market Sale 
November 16th 


Westmount Congregation: Desserts & Discover
September 11th 


Westmount Congregation: Movie Night 
September 14th 

Westmount Congregation: Spa Day For Susie 
September 14th 

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


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 
 July 20th -September 22nd 

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 and District Literacy Council: Feast for Learning 
September 12th


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


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


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



Orillia and District Literacy Council: Free Tablet Course 
September 27th 

Orillia and District Literacy Council: Free Smart Phone Course 
September 20th

Orillia and District Literacy Council: Free Money Course 
October 9th -23rd

Georgian College: Academic and Career Preparation 

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


Community Development Corp.: Professional Development Series Schedule 

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


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



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.


The Orillia Business Women's Association
September 11

September 11 we are back to fun and business! The Orillia Business Women's Association is a not for profit organization that gathers for the purpose of networking....ALL women are welcome whether they are in business or not. No invitation needed, just your reservation.

We meet every second Wednesday of each month at the Best Western PLUS Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia. 

Our intent is to bring women together in a safe and welcoming space to network, to build relationships, to showcase their business, to learn from guest speakers, to enjoy a delicious dinner, to establish support and most of all to have fun. Come out and see if we are a fit for you. Get more details on our website http://www.orilliabusinesswomen.com. If you would like to reserve your dinner for September or subsequent months send us an email at reserve@orilliabusinesswomen.com or to have any questions answered email us at networking@orilliabusinesswomen.com

Pennywise Thrift Shop: New Hours 
September 3rd 

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 

Community Foundation of Orillia and Area: Grant Applications Available from the Community Foundation of Orillia & Area


The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter:  Construction Phase of the New Lighthouse Community Services Hub
Press Release 


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