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A Sesquicentennial Celebration in Innisfil

Since the beginning of the year, Canada 150 events have been in full swing across the country. This milestone is called a sesquicentennial (pronounced: SES-kwuh-sen-TEN-nee-yul), as it marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The major themes of Canada 150 are a focus on youth, a celebration of our diversity, encouraging inclusion, establishing a spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and discovery of ... Read More


Free as a Bird

Bird watching is a great way to disconnect from technology, and reconnect with nature. So pack your binoculars, hiking boots, and this checklist to get set for a birding adventure at Friday Harbour Resort!   Did you know Ontario is one of the most diverse areas for bird watching in Canada? According to the Ontario Bird Records Committee, there are ... Read More

QUIZ: How well do you know the Lake Simcoe watershed?

The Lake Simcoe watershed is a vibrant and diverse habitat and a precious source of water. It is also a centre for tourism and recreation as well as industry and agriculture.   A watershed is an area of land drained by a river or stream. Similar to the branch of a tree, creeks empty into streams, which then empty into ... Read More


BILDing a Future in Barrie

We are excited to announce our nominations for the 37th BILD awards   Established in 1980, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) presents annual awards to recognize the astounding achievements of developers, new home builders, architects, designers as well as sales and marketing professionals across the region. The Association also presents prestigious Pinnacle Awards such as Home Builder of ... Read More


Spring Cottage Life Show 2017

Spring is in the air at the 24th annual Cottage Life Show! Just a few weeks away, this consumer show will feature 550 exhibitors of everything from boats and tech to décor and entertainment. Tickets are free for children 13 and under, and range from $10 – $20 with Friday and Saturday evening specials. Keep reading for some highlights and ... Read More