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June 2017

STREETS ALIVE: MAPLE MASTERPIECES

June 17 - October 15
Downtown Orillia, 33 Mississaga Street West,
Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A5 Canada
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THEY’RE ON THE STREET! Fifty glorious Maple Masterpieces are on display in downtown Orillia for all to enjoy! The streets are an explosion of colour and creativity that stretches all the way to the port of Orillia. Interested in a Guided Walking Tour? Contact Leslie Fournier at leslie@orilliastreetsalive.ca and hear the story behind each fabulous Maple Masterpiece sculpture! 50 artists adding their art & craft work to two sides of metal maple leaf sculpture to create unique works of art. The 2017…

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July 2017

CAMPS ON COUCHICHING

July 27 - September 17
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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Camps have a long history in Ontario, especially on Lake Couchiching. Children and families have gained a sense of art, culture, sport and nature form these summer camps, and learn a sense of community. This event will feature design skills from Amanda Britton, and camper alumni art and photographs inspired by the landscape and experiences of a summer on the water. These educational summer camps have a lasting impact on the children and youth and the memories they carry with them…

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CONSERVING CREATIVITY: SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS IN GRANT’S WOODS

July 31 - October 1
Grant’s Woods, Severn, ontario Canada + Google Map
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When Ninette moved to Orillia in 2013, she walked the trails of Grant’s Woods and opened herself to the restorative powers of nature.  It was her place to relax and rejuvenate.  She wanted to develop a project that would enable her to share these experiences with fellow artists and nature followers. Inspired by outdoor installations at The Tree Museum (Gravenhurst), The Hotbox Project (Joshua Creek), and The Haliburton Sculpture Forest (Haliburton) as well as the concept behind Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), curator Ninette Gyorody invited six professional regional artists to…

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August 2017

READING AND MEMORY: AN EXHIBITION OF OF NEW PAINTINGS

August 10 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 4:00 pm
Lee Contemporary Art, 5 Peter St., South (upper level)
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A8 Canada
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Please join Toronto artist Dan Nuttall in celebrating his first solo exhibition at Lee Contemporary Art. This exhibition is the artist's response to the landscape around him. The exhibition runs from August 10 - September 2. The opening reception is Saturday August 12, 1-3 pm.

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GHOST WALKS

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario Canada
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A spooky guided tour by candlelight featuring encounters with apparitions in the window and footsteps in the hallway. Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831.

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September 2017

2017 CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 16th year, this juried show calls on artists from across the country to submit work that embraces, challenges, comments, critiques, echoes, challenges, re-works or strengthens images, perceptions and interpretations of Canadian landscape through the artist's chosen medium. Heavily rooted in Carmichael's beliefs on traditionalism and classical modes of artistic expression, Carmichael himself was very much invested…

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THE WILD BLUE YONDER

September 26 - October 14
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E.
Orillia, Ontario L3V 1T6 Canada
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The Wild Blue Yonder is the story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying School at Beamsville, Ontario. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy who's desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story! Come join us!

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PUMPKINFERNO AT HAUNTED HARBOUR

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive
Penetanguishene, Ontario Canada
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Families will be immersed in the “Pumpkinferno” experience of amazing carved faux-pas pumpkin displays. Families can do hands-on crafts and get their faces painted and for those who are very brave, you can enter the "Terror Zone".

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PATHS TO THE PAST: WALK TOURS OF ORILLIA

September 30
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One event on July 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 30, 2017 at 12:00am

Orillia Opera House – G.L. Auditorium, 1 West Street North
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5B8 Canada
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Animated walking tour bringing the City's heritage to life through tales of the colourful cast of characters.

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A FIRST NATIONS LITERACY FESTIVAL: GIIWENH, SHARING STORIES

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mnjikaning Arena Sports Ki (MASK), 6145 Rama Rd, RAMA FIRST NATION 32
Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6 Canada
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Join Huronia Cultural Campus for a full day celebrating First Nations' writing and storytelling, featuring established and emerging First Nations writers, and more to enjoy! n keeping with Chippewas of Rama First Nation tradition, Doors Open and Culture Days, admission is free. The Chippewas of Rama First Nation will be offering free refreshments and traditional food along with free parking. Food venues will be on site. Light refreshments will be included and an evening event telling more stories around the open…

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