Community Messages

Wednesday, January 20
All day

Bracebridge Out of the Cold Program

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Out of the Cold The Bracebridge Out of the Cold program is currently offering take-away meals on a weekly basis. Meals are picked up at the auditorium doors of the church on Wednesdays between 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Delivery is also available to locations in the town of Bracebridge. For more information or to register for a meal(s) please call the church office 705-645-5713.

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What does home mean to you?

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North kicks off annual Meaning of Home writing contest Over the past year, our homes have transformed into offices, schools, and, for the lucky few, places of refuge. This year more than ever, Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North wants to know, what does home mean to you? The annual Meaning of Home writing contest that encourages students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to share what home means to them through a poem or short essay is back and open for submissions at meaningofhome.ca. The contest runs from January 4 to February 19, 2021, and three grand prize winners will receive a $30,000 grant to be directed to the local Habitat home build of their choice. Teachers or parents who are interested in having their Grade 4, 5, or 6 students participate can access an educational module online at meaningofhome.ca that includes writing tips and information on affordable housing issues in Canada. Winners of the 2021 Meaning of Home contest will be announced in June 2021.  

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January is crime Stoppers Month

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the public, police and media. We provide the counties of Simcoe, Dufferin and Muskoka a way to anonymously report tips to help solves crimes, ensuring the safety and future of our thriving communities. Crime Stoppers runs completely on donations and volunteers, who work tirelessly to make your local Crime Stoppers a success! We are not a police organization, and do not receive government funding. However, the support of the Ontario Provincial Police and local police services in our area is unwavering and our media partners donate air time and print so we can reach you! Over 61,000 anonymous tips have been received since 1987! But we need you – your tips, volunteer hours, donation dollars and involvement! www.crimestopperssdm.com

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Ontario Provincial Police - Central Region

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Caution! We have experienced a milder than normal Winter so far in Quebec and Ontario. Ice is thin and it remains dangerous to venture out. Please, be patient! Colder weather is coming which will make the ice less fragile. Also remember that when an icebreaker or any ship passes by, the movement of water and ice can create a hazard for anyone in the area, even long after the ship has left. Thanks for sharing and contributing to the safety of your loved ones. Info can be found Facebook Page @OPPCentralRegion

Thursday, January 21
All day

Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Workshops are being offered by The YWCA Muskoka  This will be an 8-week virtual workshop Starts Jan 21, every Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm Sessions held on zoom Registration by donation Register: www.ywcamuskoka.com or call 707-645-9827

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Give a little Gift, Get a Big Return! Did you know for every $1 donated to BBBS Muskoka, $23 is returned to our community through happy, healthy, & engaged adults who were mentored? Help ensure that all youth in Muskoka reach their potential by becoming a monthly donor. muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

All day

Ontario Provincial Police - Central Region

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Caution! We have experienced a milder than normal Winter so far in Quebec and Ontario. Ice is thin and it remains dangerous to venture out. Please, be patient! Colder weather is coming which will make the ice less fragile. Also remember that when an icebreaker or any ship passes by, the movement of water and ice can create a hazard for anyone in the area, even long after the ship has left. Thanks for sharing and contributing to the safety of your loved ones. Info can be found Facebook Page @OPPCentralRegion

Friday, January 22
All day

Virtual Open House

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

We’re bringing Open House to YOU!

Exploring your postsecondary options before you apply? Want to learn more about Georgian’s programs, campus life and student services? Virtual Open House offers lots of opportunity to experience life at Georgian, no matter where you are in your journey. RSVP for our Virtual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet faculty, take video tours and discover our services and supports. Win up to $5k towards tuition and apply for free. www.georgiancollege.ca

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IT’S CONTEST TIME

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Build a beautiful and creative snowman and submit your photo to win a $200 SHOPPING SPREE at @mindsalive What better way to get outside and do something with your family! Here’s how it works! To Enter BUILD THE WORLDS COOLEST snowman/snowwoman/snowfamily/snowfolks and send a photo to kane@kaneteam.ca (subject: Snowman). WEEKLY PRIZES: Winners will be randomly drawn from entries received that week. GRAND PRIZE: The public will vote and the winner will be announced on Family Day (FEB.15.2021 @ noon)! Winners will be voted on based on post likes in Facebook and Instagram. Facebook & Instagram: kaneteam.ca Enjoy and Happy Building!

Monday, January 25
All day

Sweet news from the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre: National Cupcake Day™ goes virtual

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Cupcakes aren’t cancelled, but National Cupcake Day™ will look different this year, as the nation-wide fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, as well as participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups across Canada. To keep people safe during COVID-19, the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre is asking supporters to raise funds for animals in need in their community by baking a difference at home with the National Cupcake Day Decorating Contest, presented by Milk-Bone® and Robin Hood®. The cupcake with the most votes in each of the four categories wins, so ask your family and friends to visit the National Cupcake Day™ website before Feb. 22 to vote for your creation and make a donation to your online personal fundraising page. By taking part in National Cupcake Day and raising funds for the participating animal organization of your choice, you are providing urgently needed care and shelter for homeless animals – like Louis. Louis came into the care of the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre in early January with a serious eye injury. He was rushed to the veterinary hospital for emergency treatment, but his eye sadly couldn’t be saved. Although he’s now completely blind, having previously lost his other eye, Louis is adjusting to life without vision and will soon be ready to find a family who will give him the love and care he deserves. “National Cupcake Day is the sweetest day of the year, and we need your help to support vulnerable animals across Canada,” says Jane McCamus, Manager, Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre. “We’re challenging you to a bake off, so pre-heat those ovens and get ready to show off your cupcake decorating talents.” To take part in National Cupcake Day, visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to register, fundraise and submit a photo of your cupcake creation for a chance to win some great prizes.

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Probus Club of Central Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Our Probus Club is a lively and engaged group of seniors interested in current events and offering a variety of experiences to suit most tastes and levels of physical fitness.  We welcome new members and we believe you will find us to be friendly people with interests that may match your own. Members enjoy a variety of speakers at our meetings, a vibrant monthly newsletter, dinner and lunch outings, and various theatre and event activities. We are proud to have very busy groups for other activities such as a book club, bridge club, computer group and outdoor activities (hiking, snow shoeing, cycling and cross-country skiing), etc. Check out our newsletters and you will see the wide variety of activities. www.centralmuskokaprobus.ca

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Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of patients in Canada, we need everyone who is healthy to book and keep their blood donation appointment for weeks and months ahead. Next available dates: Bracebridge: Jan 25-Bracebridge Sportsplex Gravenhurst: Mar 30-Gravenhurst YMCA Book your appointment today at blood.ca  

04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 4-5 pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, January 26
All day

Firefighter Recruitment

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Thank you for your interest in the Huntsville/Lake of Bay Fire Department. Our recruitment campaign will run from February 1-26, 2021 and we will accept applications during this time. Training will begin September 2021.

Attend the online info session

We are having an info session for those interested in becoming a part-time firefighter: Ask us a question on myhuntsville.ca, before the session and we will answer it on Jan 28th.

07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Thursday, January 28
All day

Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department's 2021 Recruitment Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is in need of part-time firefighters and will be launching its annual recruitment campaign on Feb 1, 2021. If you are looking to give back to the community this year, consider becoming a part-time firefighter. “Becoming a firefighter is a great way to serve your community and truly make a difference,” says Paul Calleja, Training and Suppression Captain for the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department. “Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be apart of a dynamic team responsible for protecting lives, well-being and the property of Huntsville and Lake of Bays residents.” The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department will be hosting an online information session Jan 28, 2021 at 7:00pm pertaining to the application process, training and what it takes to become a firefighter. Individuals interested in learning more are invited to register for the session at myhuntsville.ca. Training and Suppression Captain Paul Calleja will answer questions live during the session and individuals who wish to submit questions in advance, can do so on myhuntsville.ca. Part-time firefighter applications will be accepted online starting February 1, 2021 until February 26, 2021 at huntsville.ca. For more information on becoming a Firefighter or the 2021 recruitment please visit huntsville.ca.

Monday, February 1
04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 4-5 pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, February 2
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Monday, February 8
04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 4-5 pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, February 9
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Monday, February 15
04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 4-5 pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, February 16
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.