The Muskoka Maple Trail is the most Canadian adventure of all time, featuring Canada’s most beloved natural product, maple syrup.
The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into an exceptionally sweet Spring day!
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For Micheal Zarowsky, paintings of water form a visual language of their own. “It is my coming to know, through studied detailed isolation of form, of the essence of ponds, rivers, streams and lakes of the Ontario North,” says Micheal who has developed a distinctive way of seeing and conveying the world’s beauty that pushes towards abstraction. “The paintings are an expression of the distances to which I was able to lose myself, lose my edges, becoming one with the moment wherever it found me, while interacting and realizing the world around me.”
Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair has been talking about this album since pretty much the day they met. Now it’s here, and it’s everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be.
Join us for our third annual Inn-timate Wedding Show
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The Muskoka Maple Festival is a family-friendly event on Main Street in downtown Huntsville, Ontario.
The Muskoka Maple Festival will be April 21, 2018 in downtown Huntsville which will feature an all-day pancake breakfast, maple syrup producers, arts & crafts vendors, unique maple items and gifts, tasty treats, live music, a beer garden, street performers, interactive events and more!
Shortly after coming to Canada, Robi caught the ear of Canadian Jazz great Oscar Peterson and quickly became his protégé. To this day, Robi remains a disciple of Dr. Peterson’s mighty sense of swing and technical virtuosity. Along with this influence, Robi possesses a deep tradition in Romani, Hungarian and European Folk and Classical music. This fusion of North American Bebop, Hard Bop, and Modern Jazz along with the deep tradition of Folk music in Eastern Europe and Romantic Classical music, has formulated a sound and approach that is formidable and unsurpassed. Many of Jazz’s greatest musicians consider Robi to be one of the few young leaders on the piano worldwide. Musicians from Branford Marsalis to Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, and many more consider Robi to be one of the greats on the instrument.
Her music spans genres, crosses barriers and creates bridges. Her voice soars to emotional heights and reaches down into the grittiness of the soul. Her performances are foot-stomping, heart-wrenching adventures in rhythm, blues, jazz and rock and roll. For more than a decade Miss Emily has captivated audiences across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom with her unique combination of passion and talent. Her latest album ‘In Between’ features Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip.
Join Emily and her band, made up of some of Canada’s best talent, for an unforgettable evening of original music and familiar favourites.
On August 15, 2018 we will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the steamer Kenozha. Built at Gravenhurst, she joined the Muskoka & Nipissing Navigation Company fleet in 1883.
In the July 14, 1887 issue of the Toronto paper World, Kenozha was “said to be the fastest ship on the lakes.” She carried 250 passengers, including in 1884, the Marquis of Lansdowne, who was touring Muskoka in the company of A. P. Cockburn.
Muskoka Steamer Historian, Richard Tatley will make the night of August 15, 1918 come alive, as he did in this sketch.
Alejandra Ribera has been writing about the unexpected places we find light since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album La boca. In her sophomore release THIS ISLAND, the award-winning songwriter continues her exploration of luminescence – this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. She cites some unlikely influences as inspiring her approach to this recording – a speech by actress Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramovic and studying movement in Paris with one of Pina Bausch’s earliest devotees.
We are very excited to be running our 27th Annual Muskoka Builders’ Association Home & Cottage Show in 2018. For the past 26 years, we have hosted the premiere Home Show in Muskoka. Held annually in late April, we are perfectly positioned for the start of the home and cottage building and renovation season. So come on out to get all the latest information on the best products and techniques!
Location of the show
Gravenhurst Centennial Centre
101 Centennial Dr.
Perfecting what they call “Roadhouse Trucker Slop Country”, this 4 piece honky tonk band hailing from Orillia, Ont Can.- is sure to keep floors filled from the first note. Coming together over a passion of keeping country music raw and true too it’s roots but at the same time adding an energetic kick that has been winning over all audiences from folkies to metalheads and punkers. The personal that make up this outfit are Terry Savage (tele spanking/lead vocal), Timmay Kehoe (crying pedal steel guitar), and let’s not forget the thundering rhythm section from hell that is Grant Lauer (bass guitar/harmony vocals) and Aaron Bennet (drums/voices).
Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival! Don’t miss “Green River Revival”, the worlds’ #1 international tribute to the legendary CCR. “Green River Revival” presents the music of CCR with a historical storyline that incorporates several costume changes including the “chain gang prison uniforms” right out of the song “Midnight Special”, those plaid flannel shirts made famous by CCR in the 60’s, and of course, army fatigues depicting the era of John Fogerty’s Vietnam protest songs.
This talented troupe of world-class musicians truly captures the passion and soul of John Fogerty and CCR, performing timeless hits including “Proud Mary”, “Lodi”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”, “Fortunate Son”, “Up Around The Bend” and “Travellin’ Band” amongst the many audience favourites. If you’re a fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival, get your tickets today to see this incredible show in Huntsville!
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Pond is a collection of images taken in the same location over a period of many years. “It represents a place that draws me, one of many we hurry past, discrete, almost secret,” says Jane Croteau who now photographs fewer subjects but going into them in more depth with some projects taking many years to develop. “Muskoka is a community and a state of mind, identified by its expansive lakes and dramatic seasonal appearances. This pond is a tiny piece of the grandeur; every season showing a different face.”
These images of a single Muskoka pond will be shown at Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Chapel Gallery from April 28 until May 19. They cover all seasons and varying levels of water. One of Jane’s favourite images is Spring Reflection that was taken in early spring, with high water and few leaves with brilliant light cascading through to make the water sparkle. There are winter shots where it is hard to believe the space is anything but a clearing in the wood. Snow and ice fill the pond, showing it in an alternative state. The autumn usually brings low water and dying leaves. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a photo-mosaic that combines over 14,000 files drawn from Jane’s entire library of images shot of this place since 2005.
Preparing for this show was a balancing act – what to include, what to leave out. “The fact that this show is all images of the same place made it a bit harder as I wanted to represent the idea of a changing place that by itself is only a modest example of a wetland,” explains Jane who received her first camera at the age of nine.
When looking at the collection of photographs, Jane hopes that the viewer stops and thinks about scale. “All water is precious to life and these small ponds generate so many living things,” reflects Jane. “I hope a viewer sees beauty and tranquility in this small slice of a woodland.”
Pond opens with a public reception on Saturday, April 28 from 1pm until 4pm with Jane in attendance. The exhibition continues at the Chapel Gallery until May 19.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow.
Bring your family and friends together to share in the start/finish-line activities, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Location: Bracebridge Sportsplex
Check-in time: 9:30 AM
Start time: 10:00 AM
Route length(s): 1km, 5km
Continuing WE Impact’s annual movement, Huntsville High’s Got Talent is returning! There are many talented students, generous judges, and huge cash prizes… all we need is YOU! Proceeds from this event will support ME to WE as well as fund a stage in Huntsville High School’s cafeteria to increase student voice and allow them to showcase their talents.
Harry Manx has been dubbed an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. His unique sound is bewitching and deliciously addictive to listen to.
Baysville’s Community Garage Sale Saturday May 5th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Maps will be available @ Baysville Library, Baysville Country Store, Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria, Fork in the Road, Lake of Bays Brewing Co., Miss Nelle’s, and Baysville General Store.
As part of the Community Garage Sale, the Seniors will also be offering baked items for sale at the Baysville Autumn Leaves Senior Centre.
Let your inner Robin Hood come out at the annual Dwight Outdoor 3D Target Archery Tournament on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
For more information contact Tanya Grainger
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The Muskoka Concert Association presents Broadsway
Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels combine their musical experience in a show that is eclectic, funny, and very musical! Their repertoire ranges from jazz and theatre, to pop and classical…all delivered with passion.
“Get ready for our Annual Spring Fundraiser, the FRESH Fashion Show on Wednesday May 9th at the Gravenhurst Opera House. Join us for an evening filled with food, fun and fashion! Tickets on sale in April.”
When Elton John’s guitarist, Davey Johnstone, tells you that you are the most authentic Elton John Tribute act he’s ever witnessed, you know you must be doing something right. Back by popular demand Ron Camilleri channels the music and style of Elton to where you’ll swear you’re seeing the real thing. The show includes the Elton Rohn Band – a full seven piece band. Every note is played live, no tracks and there is full four part harmony.Selling out venues across North America the Huntsville show is sure to include all the hits, from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, to Candle in the Wind and Crocodile Rock. “I never thought I would find myself enjoying a tribute band … until I caught a set by Elton Rohn” David Farrell, The Record, Canadian Music Journalist
“I film hundreds of bands. This is without question, simply the best tribute act I have come across” Scott McWhinnie, Videographer
“Elton John Tribute a stunning show…” The Muskoka Weekender
Photos by Elaine Wren
Cottage Comedy returns with CBC Laugh Out Loud for another amazing Gala featuring some of Canada’s funniest comics! Headlined by Kelly Taylor (Comedy Network, Just For Laughs), the evening will also have killer sets from Deanne Smith (NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Nile Seguin (Winnipeg Comedy Fest), Ward Anderson (Sirius XM), Keith Pedro (Kevin Hart’s LOL), and will be hosted by CBC’s Ali Hassan!
There is no better way to usher in the new season in Muskoka than enjoying a great time out at the magnificent JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka with a premier stand up comedy & resort experience from the festival that has brought 11 years of laughter all across Canada!
General Admission ($45.20)
Table of 12 ($452.00)
Ballroom Table of 12 for your group (Save $90.40 = 2 Free Tickets!)
SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY! Is a hilarious and fast-paced farce of charming, vivacious, and funny explorations into the libidos and trysts of men and women over a certain age who are still trying to prove they have it what it takes to be–ahem—amorous!
Written by: Michael Parker & Susan Parker Directed by: Dan Vanderveer
Come stay with us on May 11th, 12th and 13th, 2018 for our Culinary Journey Weekend with Executive Chef Matthew Bilinski. Experience our new menu, learn new culinary skills, and meet and mingle with our new Executive Chef.
Rates: from $370 per person
Each year the Huntsville Festival presents the May Marche, our primary fundraising event. For the third consecutive year we are going to return to the Grandview Golf Club, a perfect venue for the event. This year’s Marche will be held on Saturday May 12th, from 7 to 10 pm. This is an evening of food tasting, wine beer and spirits sampling, and a great chance to get caught up with your neighbours, or make new friends.
Tickets will be available online through our secured site or at The Great Vine or Bullock’s Independent Grocer.
Early Bird $70 – All inclusive – Tax Included.
Starting April 1st, Tickets are $80
“ABBA Magic!” features outstanding musical performances that celebrate all of ABBA’s top hits, combined with dazzling 1970’s style costumes and choreography. This fun-filled, audience-interactive performance will have you singing along (and maybe even dancing in the aisles!), to all your ABBA favourites, including “Mama Mia”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You” , “SOS”, “Waterloo” and of course, “Dancing Queen” amongst the many classics. Dust off your 1970’s dancing shoes, and get your tickets today!
Brew Tours – a chartered tour of Muskoka’s 3 breweries – is your ticket to the wonderful world of Muskoka’s craft beers. The tour showcases Lake of Bays Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City Brewing Company, as well as The Griffin Gastropub. Each tour includes transportation to all three breweries, behind the scene tours of the three breweries, as well as a stop for lunch at the legendary Griffin Pub. If you love craft beer, this is a can’t miss tour!
Brew Tours also books private tours throughout the week! Give them a call to inquire.
Come celebrate National Miniature Golf Day with Northern Escapades MINI PUTT!
Did you know there’s not 1 but 2 Mini Golf holidays?! That’s right!! And the national one is the kick off to our 2018 summer season!
Saturday, May 12th is National Miniature Golf Day!
Come join us for opening weekend of Northern Escapades MINI PUTT and enjoy 18 spectacular holes of miniature golf set on the beautiful Muskoka River in Bracebridge, ON!
BONUS: All ages play for FREE with a donation for the Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group! (Saturday only)
Looking for something fun to do with Mom this Mother’s day?!
Come to Northern Escapades MINI PUTT Sunday, May 13th where Moms play for FREE!!
BONUS: bring your mom and play for only $5 per additional player!
Time: 10am – 6pm
*Reminder: Last game starts 1 hour prior to closing and hours of operation are subject to the weather
Join Little Red as she is sent with a basket of cookies to see her Granny,a motorcycle-riding go-go dancing hip-hopping senior, when she veers off the path and is chased by B. B. Wolf, a cookie-loving rap star! Red’s In The Hood is a wacky musical twist on the traditional “Little Red Riding Hood” fairy tale.
Red’s in the Hood is a wacky musical adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood featuring a cast of 12, wonderful sets and costumes and great sing along songs. Each participating class also received corresponding CDs and teacher resources to bring the field trip right back into the classroom. Appropriate for ages 4-8.
Here is what a few teachers said about this year’s Education Arts Canada production, PigMania… “The experience was educational and engaging for our students. It is often difficult to find an arts experience for children that are at the Kindergarten age group and we feel that this experience is the perfect balance for our young learners! Thank you” Buttonville PS .
Performances 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM
To book your group, please call Gabriella at 1-877-697-6647 ext. 104
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