Mayor's Photo Album - 2017

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Annual Lawn Bowling ~ Friendship Cup
September 14, 2017
 
Annual Lawn Bowling - Friendship Cup
 
 
 
 
Georgian College Celebrating 50 Years
September 7, 2017
 
 
"Georgian’s mission is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education.
Thanks to the commitment and creativity of our faculty and staff, and support of employers,
donors and government, we are trailblazers in areas like co-operative education, entrepreneurship,
social innovation and environmental sustainability."
[www.georgiancollege.ca]
 
Congratulations on 50 Years!
 
 
 
Canadian Mist Celebrating 50 Years
August 30, 2017
 
Canadian Mist: Celebrating 50 Years
 
Canadian Mist Whisky
“Opened on the shores of Georgian Bay in 1967 to capture the spirit of one of the
largest fresh water sources in North America.
Pouring a rich gold colour the nose is fragrant with aromas of vanilla and honey;
the palate is rich with light sweetness that fades into a clean, smooth finish.”
 
Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary!
 
 
 
 
22nd Annual Mayor’s Golf Challenge Cup
August 17, 2017
 
22nd Annual Mayor’s Golf Challenge Cup
 
Once again we have managed to bring the Mayor’s Golf Tournament to a successful close.
The event was a great success and raised over $45,000.  The proceeds will be
directed to the Collingwood and Area Special Olympic Athletes
and Capital Initiatives for Youth Activity in Collingwood.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Association of Municipalites of Ontario
Annual Conference
August 13 - 18, 2017
 
AMO Conference
 
“AMO works to make municipal governments stronger and more effective.
Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities work together to achieve
shared goals and meet common challenges.”
[www.amo.on.ca]
 
 
Announcement - Minister of Transportation
August 10, 2017

Announcement: Minister of Transportation

Minister Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transporation announces
Ontario is committmed to widening Highway 26 in Collingwood
Construction to begin early Spring 2018

 
Collingwood Arts & Music Festival Awards 
August 6, 2017
 
Collingwood Arts & Music Festival Awards/Presentations
 
The Collingwood Arts and Music Festival (sponsored by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts)
hosted its Annual festivities at the Collingwood Museum grounds, on the Civic Holiday weekend,
Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, 6th.
 
 
Annual Veterans’ Day Lawn Bowling Tournament
August 5, 2017
 
Annual Veterans’ Day Lawn Bowling Tournament
 
 
Community Flag Raising - Fierte Simcoe Pride
August 2, 2017
 
Community Flag Raising: Fierte Simcoe Pride
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Elvis Festival 
July 28-30, 2017

2017 Elvis Festival

 

Tour of Town Facility - Meturoseibi Students
July 18, 2017

Tour of Town Facility - Meturoseibi Students

 

Grand Opening of Wild Stand General Store
July 7, 2017

Grand Opening of Wild Stand General Store

“Where the Country General Store and the City Convenience Store
meet with a modern, healthy twist”
[www.thewildstand.ca]

 
 Official Launch of the New Sailing Vessels
July 7, 2017
 
Official Launch of the New Sailing Vessels
 
The new sailing vessels for the Collingwood Sailling School were launched on
Friday, July 7 in the Collingwood Harbour.
Thank you to our 2016  Mayor's Golf Challenge Cup Title Sponsors in making this possible!
MacPherson Builders Ltd., Sinton Landmark and PowerStream
 
 
Canada Day Celebrations
July 1, 2017
 
Canada Day Celebrations
 
 
Official Welcome - Katano Sister City Delegation 
June 30 - July 2, 2017
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Official Welcome: Katano Delegation
 
City of Katano and the Town of Collingwood celebrate 36 years of friendship that remains very strong today. 
It is very rewarding the Collingwood-Katano Sister City Committee comprised of dedication and loyal residents
of our region help maintain the relationship and understand the importance of friendship.
 
 
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives Board Meeting in Montreal
June 14 - 16, 2017
 
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives Board Meeting in Montreal
 
 
 
Plaid for Dad
June 16, 2017
 
Plaid for Dad
 
Mayor Cooper wears plaid in support of Plaid for Dad to raise awareness
of prostate cancer in men. Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast go plaid on
June 16th to help protect men from prostate cancer. Because of the support, more funds can
be invested in critical research and programs to help even more men and their families.
 
 
Official Opening Ceremony
Ecole elementaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie
June 9, 2017
 
Official Opening Ceremony - Ecole elementaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie
 
 
Kick-off of Cranberry Amazing Race
June 7, 2017
 
Kick off of Cranberry Amazing Race
 
 
 
Retirement of Captain Sandy Dance
June 2, 2017
 
 
 
Informational Tour at SouthPaw Canada
June 1, 2017
 
Informational Tour at SouthPaw Canada
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Steve Meesters, Jules Fabbri of SouthPaw Canada 
Councillor Ecclestone, Councillor Fryer, Martin Rydlo - Director , Marketing and Business Development
 
 
Community Flag Raising Ceremony
June 1, 2017
 

Community Flag Raising Ceremony

 
A Community Flag Raising Ceremony was held
in celebration of Rameses Shriners Spring Ceremonial 2017
 
 
Informational Tour at Pilkington Glass
May 29, 2017
 
Informational Tour at Pilkington Canada
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Brian Hammond, General Manager, Councillor Cam Ecclestone, 
Councillor Kevin Lloyd and Pilkington staff
 
 
Grand Opening - Leuk Huis
May 20, 2017
 
Grand Opening - Luek Huis
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Herma Vegter-Petrie, owner of Leuk Huis 
 
 
CFMPA Graduation of Military Police 
May 17, 2017
 
CFMPA Graduation of Military Police
 
Pictured with Mayor Cooper: Lieutenant Colonel Adam Battista, Commander CFMPA
 
Mayor Cooper attends the CFMPA Graduation of Military Police  
Qualification Level Three Course
 
 
Ontario Municipal Water Assoication Awards Ceremony
May 10, 2017
 
 
Pictured with Mayor Cooper: Peggy Slama - Manger, Environmental Services
Gary Carscadden - Compliance Officer, Environmental Services
Congratulations Gary!
 
OMWA Don Black Award in honour of OMWA's former Executive Director recognizes the contribution of those
individuals or public water authorities who have demonstrated outstanding and dedicated
service in support of the principles of the Ontario Municipal Water Association.
 
 
Flag Raising Ceremony
May 8, 2017
 
Flag Raising Ceremony
 
A flag raising ceremony was held Monday, May 8, in celebration of
50 years of Cameron Street Public School.
Picture left:  Principal, Troy Comish, Mayor Cooper, Members of Council,
and students of Cameron Street Public School.
Pictured - right: Councillor Tim Fryer, Principal Troy Comish, Mayor Cooper
and student of Cameron Street Public School
 
Congratulations Cameron Comets!
 
 
Ontario Urban Small Municipalities Trade Show & Conference
May 3 - 5, 2017
 
Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Trade Show & Conference
 
Mayor Cooper attends the OSUM Conference & Trade Show
Pictured above sharing ideas on Ebooks and Ontario Public Libraries. 
"Stronger Libraries Stronger Community"
 
 
Ground Breaking Ceremony
May 3, 2017
 
Ground Breaking Ceremony
 
Habitat for Humanity Ground Breaking Ceremony was held at the 
corner of Peel and Erie Streets, awaiting the new build!

McHappy Day
May 3, 2017

McHappy Day

Volunteering for a great cause! 
Raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities at the Annual McHappy Day Fundraising Event. 
Every one dollar from the sale of every Big Mac, hot beverage and Happy Meal will be donated. 

Youth Career Expo of South Georgian Bay
May 2, 2017

Youth Career Expo of South Georgian Bay

The Youth Career Expo promotes youth entrepreneurship, student employment, 
volunteer opportunities, and partnerships with regional employers and service organizations.

Skiis & Bikes Informational Tour
April 27, 2017

Skiis & Bikes Informational Tour

Mayor Cooper, Martin Rydlo, Councillor's Fryer, Jeffery and Doherty
had the opportunity to tour Skiis & Bikes with owner Paul Montgomery

National Volunteer Week
April 23 - 29, 2017

National Volunteer Week

Town of Collingwood thanks its Committee and Board members during National Volunteer Week April 23 - 29th.
Pictured above are Committee and Board Members who attended the Committee and Board Member recognition
held on Monday, April 24th, before Council.
The Town has approximately 60 Committee and Board Members who serve on 9 Committees and Boards.
 
Thank you for helping us grow!

Earth Day Community Clean Up
April 22, 2017

Earth Day Community Clean Up

 The 4th Annual Collingwood Community Clean-up Day was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to help
keep Collingwood clean and beautiful. Friends, family, neighbours, teams, and schoolmates gathered on Earth Day
for a community-wide cleaning of Collingwood’s neighbourhood parks, trails, roads, schools, and public spaces.

Informational Tour Ashanti Coffee Cafe
April 20, 2017

Informational Tour of Ashanti Coffee Cafe

Mayor Cooper and Councillor's Kevin Lloyd, Kathy Jeffery, Cam Ecclestone
had the opportunity to tour Ashanti Coffee Cafe with owner Deidre Morris
 

Grand Opening of The Curly Willow Eatery
April 19, 2017
 
Grand Opening of The Curly Willow Eatery
Picutred above with Mayor Cooper Mike Sloat, Councillor Kathy Jeffery, Linda Sloat,
Councillor Deb Doherty and Councillor Kevin Lloyd
 
Congratulations to Linda and Mike Sloat on the Grand Opening of The Curly Willow Eatery!

 
2017 Ontario Bike Summit
April 11 - 12, 2017
 
2017 Ontario Bike Summit
 
The 9th Annual Ontario Bike Summit took place in Toronto on April 11 & 12, 2017
 
Collingwood wins Bronze Bike Friendly Community Award
 
Pictured left to right: Bill Abbotts, Collingwood Cycling Club, Martin Rydlo, Director, Marketing & Business Development,
Jamie Stuckless, Executive Director, Share the Road Coalition, Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government and Community Relations,
Deb Doherty, Councillor, Brandon Matheson, Cycle Simcoe, Mayor Cooper and Justin Jones, Manager of Bicycle friendly communities.
 
The Town of Collingwood is now one of twenty-seven of Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Communities in Ontario. 
In Southern Georgian Bay, one of the top cycling destinations in Ontario for cycling, Collingwood now connects other
Bicycle Friendly Communities in the region including the Town of Wasaga Beach and the Town of Blue Mountains.
 
 
 
Meridian Credit Union - Polar Bear Dip
March 19, 2017
 
Meridian Credit Union Polar Bear Dip
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Meridian Credit Union Organizers
 
The 3rd Annual Collingwood Polar Bear Dip, presented by Meridian Credit Union,
was held at the public boat launch at the Collingwood Boat Launch on Sunday, March 19th. 
Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital
 
 
 
Vote Kraft Hockeyville
March 12 - 13, 2017
 
 
Vote KHV 2017 March 12-13, 2017
 
Collingwood could be the next Kraft Hockeyville!
 
Kraft Hockeyville has announced that Collingwood has made it to the next round on the Kraft Hockeyville Contest!
 
With your help, the Town of Collingwood could be the next Kraft Hockeyville,
which would include hosting an NHL® Pre‑Season Game and receiving $100,000 in arena upgrades
 
Voting is only open March 12 & 13th .
 
Share your passion for hockey and help Collingwood become the next Kraft Hockeyville
by logging onto the Kraft Hockeyville 2017 website (www.khv2017.ca) on March 12th and 13th
to vote for the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.
 
If Collingwood wins, the money will help give the EBMA some much needed
accessibility upgrades and improvements to the dressing rooms.
 
 
Closing Games of the Elementary Schools' Curling Season
March 10, 2017
 
Closing Games of the Elementary Schools' Curling Season
 
Mayor Sandra Cooper, Councillor Mike Edwards and Councillor Kevin Lloyd
attended the last school curling session on Friday, March 10. 
With the help of 58 curling club volunteers, the Collingwood Curling Club hosted 258
grade seven and eight students from all five elementary schools in Collingwood this curling season.
Pictured above are students from Connaught Public School, volunteers and coaches.  
 
 
International Women's Day
March 8, 2017
 
International Women's Day
 
Supporting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
 
 
Kraft Hockeyville
March 6, 2017
 
Kraft Hockey Ville
 
Kraft Hockeyville has announced that Collingwood has made it to the next round on the Kraft Hockeyville Contest! 
With your help, the Town of Collingwood could be the next Kraft Hockeyville,
which would include hosting an NHL® Pre-Season Game and receiving $100,000 in arena upgrades.
 
Voting begins March 12th.
 
Share your passion for hockey and help Collingwood become the next Kraft Hockeyville
by logging onto the Kraft Hockeyville 2017 website [www.khv2017.ca] on March 12th & 13th
to vote for the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena.
 
 
Ceremonial Puck Drop
March 4, 2017
 
Ceremonial Puck Drop
 
Mayor Cooper partakes in the Ceremonial Puck Drop at the 
Collingwood Peewee AE3 Blackhawks playoff game 
[OMHA]
 
 
Skate with the Mayor
March 3, 2017
 
Skate with the Mayor
 
Skate with the Mayor
Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
 
 
Medal Honour to Lieutenant Tyler MacFarlane
March 2, 2017
 
Medal Honour to Tyler MacFarlane
 
Mayor Cooper presenting a Certificate of Recognition to 
Lieutenant Tyler MacFarlane, Training Officer - 1909 Collingwood RCACC
upon receiving the Canadian Forces Decoration
Congratulations Lieutenant MacFarlane!
 
 
Certificate of Recognition Presentation
Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship
February 27, 2017
 
 
Mayor Cooper presents Phillip Kelly with a Certificate of Recognition
 
Horatio Alger scholarships are awarded annually to deserving high school and CEGEP students
in financial need who have overcome significant adversity while demonstrating strength of character,
strong academics, a commitment to pursuing higher education as well as a desire to contribute to society.   
The winners include five recipients of the $10,000 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships,
awarded to students who demonstrate a desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field,
and 80 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships valued at $5,000 each.
 
Phillip is one of the recipients selected for the Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship. 
Congratulations Phillip!

Certificate of Recognition Presentation to Phillip Kelly

Collingwood Heritage Award Presentation
February 27, 2017
 
Collingwood Heritage Award Presentation
 
Mayor Cooper, Dr. Salyani, Margaret Mooy [Chairperson, Collingwood Heritage Committee]
 
Dr. Irfan Salyani is presented the Collingwood Heritage Award, owner of 54 Third Street,
in recognition of the valuable contribution in conserving and maintaining the Town’s built heritage.
Congratulations Dr. Salyani!
 
 
Pink Shirt Day
February 22, 2017
 
 
"Kindness is one size fits all"
In support to put a stop to bullying 
Council and staff wear pink shirts
 
 
Launching of artsVest
February 21, 2017
 
Launching of artsVest
 
Thank you to the Business for the Arts in providing the valuable artsVest program as well as
their funders, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Canada. 
The artsVest program will provide the components to encourage value-based,
shared partnerships between local arts and culture organizations and businesses.
 
 
Collingwood Family Jam
February 20, 2017
 
Collingwood Family Jam
 
The Town of Collingwood hosted a day of fun and healthy activity. 
Activities were held by several community partners including free gym and pool programming,
a family curling open house, outdoor skating, fat bike riding, a Canada 150 art project, and more!
 
 
Supporting Youth in our Community 
February 14, 2017
 
Supporting Youth in our Community
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Mike Sholte - Rotary Club of Collingwood, South Georgain Bay
Inspector Mary Shannon -  Collingwood and Blue Mountains OPP Detachment
 
Collingwood and Blue Mountains OPP Detachment partnered with the Rotary Club
of Collingwood South Georgian Bay on February, 14th supporting
youth in our community with an open skate at Central Park Arena. 
 
 
Happy 100 Years Young
February 7, 2017
 
Happy 100 Years Young
 
Mayor Cooper celebrates 100 years young with Annie Malcolm
Happiest of Birthday's Annie!
 
 
Happy 70th Anniversary
February 4, 2017
 
Happy 70th Anniversary
 
Mayor Cooper attends the 70th Anniversary Celebration
of Bud and June Crookes.
Happy Anniversary!
 
 
Collingwood Chamber of Commerce After 5 Event
February 2, 2017
 
Collingwood Chamber of Commerce After 5
 
Mayor Cooper attends the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce After 5 Event
held at AGNORA
 
 
100th Birthday Celebration
February 2, 2017
 
Celebrating 100 years young
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Helen Campbell and Rev. Jeremy Saunderson
Helen Campbell celebrates 100 years young - Happiest of Birthday's Helen!
 
 
Winter Walk to School Day
February 1, 2017
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper 
Grade 7 students from Admiral Collingwood Public School
[handing out apples and ribbons]
 
Winter Walk to School Day was held across Canada to promote
physical activity, a healthier envirnoment, having fun and 
making new friends.
 
 
Cameron Street Public School
Morning Walking School Bus Program
January 25, 2017
 
Cameron Street Public School Walking School Bus Program
 
On January 9, 2017 Cameron Street Public School with the support of 
Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Envirnoment Network implemented 
the Morning Walking School Bus Program for the students of Cameron Street Public School.
 
On January 25, 2017 Mayor Cooper took the opportunity to walk with the students.
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper - School Bus Amasadors Jennifer Parker [HKCC] and 
Kerri MacDonald [Envirnoment Network]
 
 
100th Birthday
January 12, 2017
 
100th Birthday
 
Celebrating 100 Years Young
Happy Birthday Mr. Gerald McCulloch
 
 
 
Georgian College Funding Announcment
January 9, 2017
 

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains
makes an announcement at Georgian College in Barrie, ON
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Warden Gerry Marshall, Minister Bains, Mayor Chris Vanderkruys
 
 
 
Mayor's New Year's Levee
January 8, 2017
 
 
Pictured above with Mayor Cooper
Back Row:  Emilee Bennett, Duty Piper / Ken Templeman, Town Crier
Front Row:  Andrea Rinaldo, Donna Hurst, Jack Marley, Maggie Lowe
[Order of Collingwood Recipients: Andrea Rinaldo, Jack Marley, Maggie Lowe]
[Companion to the Order of Collingwood Recipient: Donna Hurst]
[Dave West Photo]