Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday February 18, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen

North Simcoe is about to make a splash. Our economic development corporation, EDCNS, is telling Ontario what a great place we have in Midland. Using a combination of promotional advertisements in municipalities such as – Barrie, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor - and a CTV Barrie short film series (airing February 28 to March 2) we tell our story of economic growth and the many employment opportunities in our area.  A great way to spread the word about good things happening in North Simcoe

The Week Ahead

Monday is Family Day.  Whether you are working or have the day off, take some time to be with your family.

From 6:30 to 8:00 pm Quest Art School + Gallery invites you to help them paint the Town’s Canada 150 Mural.  Our first community painting takes place tonight. Additional dates for painting are February 22nd and March 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The mural is being painted in Quest Art’s Classroom 1, on the second level of the Midland Cultural Centre. All ages welcome and no painting experience is necessary as the project coordinator and assistant are there to help.  

On Tuesday the 21st please join the Pregnancy Resource Centre at noon as they open their new location at 522 Elizabeth Street, second floor. Later that day the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” committee gets together to plan this year’s walk in Midland.

Wednesday the 22nd sees the second round of painting for the community mural at Quest from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Thursday the 23rd starts with a planning session for the Physician Recruitment Team at GBGH at 9:00 am. Also at 9:00 am the NSCFDC speaker’s series presents “Shifting Your Perspective” an entertaining workshop by Heather Wilson on management techniques for small business. That takes place at the Brian Orser arena in Penetanguishene from 9:00 am to noon. Please book ahead at

At 4:30 pm at our Library introduces a very special program.  Midland Public Library is launching the “tween” space called The Back Corner. Back Corner kids are young adults between 9 and14 who need special resources and their own safe space. This new space for tweens was made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Midland Public Library and their efforts in The Book Cellar Used Bookstore.

On Friday February 24th our museum hosts an art exhibit devoted to the works of the late Midland resident, Dennis Milton. Exhibits of Dennis’ work have taken place across Ontario.  Trained in graphic design, Dennis is known for his flair for colour and abstract motifs.  He has painted with acrylics, latex, liquid tempera and most recently focused on landscape collages.  The exhibit runs until Friday, March 10th at 7pm at which time the pieces will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the museum and local churches.

And at 8:00 pm at the MCC is Quartette featuring songstress Sylvia Tyson.  Your preview

Week - End

Saturday February 25

-       CLH fundraising gala with Kim Mitchell takes place at the Quality Inn at 6:00 pm

-       Coldest Night of the Year Walk starting at Robert and Main in Penetanguishene between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. A light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.

Council Issues Update


The Town has set the date for its first 2017 budget meeting - March 10th at 1:30 pm at Town Hall. Get ready for an intensive meeting as it expected to last until 8:30 pm 


In closing, an unusual event.  On March 10th at 8:00 pm at the Boathouse Eatery, our Huronia Players presents Mono Locos.  This is a monologue contest and super social.  The mood will be light, the attitude uproarious. The laughter and compelling drama will overflow with impunity.  Huronia Players has 12 spots available for budding monologue stars in search of their big break.   RSVP as soon as possible to Holly Archer to sign up (

Gord McKay

The Year for Getting It Done - 2017


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