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Proclamation - November 7 as Taoist Tai Chi® Arts 50th Anniversary Day
November 3, 2020
Council

WHEREAS:  2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts in Canada that promote the ancient practices of Taoism, which enrich mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing. Many people who practice these arts share their experience of this practice which enhanced their social and spiritual connections, helped relieve pain, reduced stress, improved posture, circulation, and balance; and 

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The Collingwood Judicial Inquiry - Virtual Press Conference
November 2, 2020
Corporate Service

The Town of Collingwood will host a virtual Collingwood Judicial Inquiry press conference with Mayor Brian Saunderson on November 2, 2020, following Justice Frank Marrocco’s presentation of the Judicial Inquiry Report. The approximate time of this conference is 2:30 p.m., but please note that this time may change pending the schedule of the report release by the Inquiry. 

 

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Reader's Choice Awards - The Shipyards Amphitheatre
October 29, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

The Town of Collingwood’s, Shipyards Amphitheatre, located at 2 North Maple Street, received Diamond Winner status for this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards’ for Best Concert Venue, announced on October 29.  

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1-7
October 29, 2020
Fire & Emergency Services

The Collingwood Fire Department is reminding residents to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in the home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually, during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (November 1-7). Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to check all alarms in your home.

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Town of Collingwood Announces Sonya Skinner as New CAO
October 20, 2020
Corporate Service

The Town of Collingwood is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonya Skinner as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective October 20, 2020.  

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Proclamation - 20th Annual "Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day"
October 20, 2020
Events

Mayor Saunderson proclaims Thursday, October 22, 2020 as the 20th Annual “Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day”.

Collingwood Poet Laureate Claudia Ferraro
Collingwood Celebrates New Poet Laureate
October 19, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Collingwood, ON [Monday, October 19, 2020] - A poet, writer, student, and advocate for the environment, Claudia Ferraro has had her poetry displayed at the Dalhousie Art Gallery and published in Fathom, a literary magazine for both Dalhousie and King’s Universities of which she is a senior editor and head of their social media and marketing team. 

Ferraro was formally announced as the 2020-2022 Collingwood Poet Laureate during the October 19 Town Council meeting, an honour officially handed over by the Town’s first Poet Laureate Day Merrill, now Poet Laureate Emeritus.   

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Councillor Kathy Jeffery Re-Elected By Federation Of Canadian Municipalities
October 19, 2020
Council

COLLINGWOOD, ON [Monday, October 19, 2020] – Councillor Kathy Jeffery has been re-elected by members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to serve on its national Board of Directors. As the national voice of local governments, FCM is playing a critical role in supporting cities and communities through the COVID-19 pandemic—while advocating federally for a locally rooted national economic recovery.    

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Collingwood Museum to Offer Victorian Halloween Virtual Event
October 15, 2020
Museum

Join Collingwood Museum staff on October 29 at 7:00 p.m. to explore the spooky side of the Victorian era through a selection of macabre objects from the museum’s artifact collection. The Victorian Halloween event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

Victorian culture is rich with imagery that we still associate with Halloween today. Whether it's haunted mansions, gruesome medical practices, gothic literature, or elaborate mourning rituals, many Victorian practices can be found in our favourite horror movies and Halloween traditions.

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Collingwood Library Opens Second Floor to Patrons
October 8, 2020
Library

On Tuesday, October 13 the Collingwood Public Library will be reopening the second floor to allow patrons to access the non-fiction sections and computers.  

“After a successful first floor opening and having our elevator serviced, we feel it is time to open the second floor to patrons,” says Chief Executive Officer, Ken Haigh. “This allows for patrons to access more materials on their own and allow for more public computers to be available.” 

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