On the Land we Love

June 5 - July 1

A celebration of where we live, the land we enjoy, and the people around us. Honouring World Environment Day June 5th, National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21st, Canadian Multiculturalism Day June 27th, and Canada Day July 1st.

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World Environment Day

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Until July 1

A Place to Grow Exhibit

schedule10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Tues - Sat

location_onCollingwood Museum


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Visit the Collingwood Museum to see an exciting travelling exhibit from the Royal Botanical Gardens, entitled A Place to Grow. The exhibit will be onsite until the first week of July. A Place to Grow highlights the history of gardening in a Canadian context, from agricultural crops that shaped Ontario’s economic development to ornamental plants that influenced our country’s social history. This travelling exhibit will be complemented by an in-house display entitled Going to Seed that will explore Collingwood’s early agriculture, the emergence of civic pride in property beautification, and the present-day popularity of community gardens.

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5

JUNE

Photo Scavenger Hunt

scheduleAnytime

location_onAnywhere


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Grab a camera and head outdoors with one of these photo scavenger hunts, compliments of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Make a collage and post it with #StepIntoNatureAtHome for all to see! Remember to always be respectful to nature while you're snapping your photos. Printed copies available at the Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street.

Scavenger Hunt

11

JUNE

Forest Therapy Walk

schedule2:00 - 4:00 PM

location_onArboretum


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Join Free Spirit Tours' own Tamara Fournier, a certified Forest Therapy guide, for a tranquil, mindful walk, but remember to bring water so that you will stay hydrated outdoors and check the weather to ensure that you dress appropriately and just enjoy the benefits of nature.

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11

JUNE

Birding Workshop

schedule9:30 AM

location_onArboretum


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Walk the grounds of the Arboretum and the boardwalk to find the many bird species that live there. Led by birding enthusiast, David Turner, whose passion for birds has grown since he was a young lad. David also started the Facebook group "Birding Beaver Valley" which now includes hundreds of members.

14

JUNE

Birding Workshop

schedule10:30 AM

location_onMuseum


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Beginning at the Collingwood Museum, take a stroll along Collingwood's beautiful waterfront to see what birds are in the area. Led by birding enthusiast, David Turner, whose passion for birds has grown since he was a young lad. David also started the Facebook group "Birding Beaver Valley" which now includes hundreds of members.

25

JUNE

Moment with a Master Gardener

schedule10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

location_onHarbourview Park


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Visit our local Master Gardener at Harbourview Park and take a moment to learn more about invasive plants which grow in our region. Explore information sheets, see examples and ask questions. Master Gardeners have an incredible wealth of knowledge and practical tips. As we learn to identify and remove invasive plants we can replenish and support pollinators. Meet near the boat launch ramp at Harbourview Park.

25

JUNE

Pollinator Give-Away

schedule10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

location_onTown Hall


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Launch into Pollinator Week with Pollinate Collingwood. Pollinate Collingwood will be hosting an information display and plant give-away outside of Town Hall. Learn ways in which you can help protect pollinators.

Pollinate Collingwood

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Starting

14

June

StoryWalk | When We Are Kind

location_onTrain Trail


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Follow the Train Trail beginning at the Collingwood Museum and enjoy our summer StoryWalk (c) When We Are Kind written by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt a celebration of simple acts of everyday kindness.

15-18

JUNE

Sweat Lodge

scheduleVarious Times

location_onAwen' Gathering Place


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The Madoodiswan (Sweat Lodge) is one of the oldest Indigenous Ceremonies in North America. This Ceremony has been practised and preserved within many Indigenous Nations for thousands of years.
 
The Sweat Lodge represents the Womb of Mother Earth. In this Ancient Ceremony, there is an opportunity for individuals to build their Spirit Connection, cleanse their Physical Beings, and seek guidance from our Ancestors. There are many reasons to attend a ‘Sweat Lodge Ceremony’ however participants are often on their individual personal healing journeys, at times seeking clarity for their ‘Path of Life’.
 
The Ceremony itself is believed to be its own Living being. So, when we attend a ‘Lodge’ for the first time we can feel comfortable and safe that “Mother Earth’s Womb” will take good care of us.
 
The Ceremony begins with preparation of asking the Spirits, more specifically named the “Grandfathers & Grandmothers” to hear our call and to come and share healing with the individuals attending the Ceremony. Once this process has been initiated a very special “Sacred Fire” is lit and Mother Earth’s Wisdom Keepers are placed within the Sacred Fire. These Spirits who are placed in the fire are Thousands of Years Old. We look at these Spirits in the Sacred Fire as our Relatives. We then go into ceremony once the relatives are ready to carry the lifeforce of the First Light. We gently bring the Grandfather and Grandmother Spirits from that Sacred Fire and place them in the Center of the Sweat Lodge. We ensure that the Spirits also have a safe and sacred place to visit with us. The Grandfathers and Grandmothers are offered a Drink of Sacred Medicine Tea (Cedar) and that medicine is poured onto our ‘Relatives’ helping to begin the unique process of cleansing our bodies from within our Spirit. The Sweat Lodge Ceremony is not a test of human strength, it is a ceremony that is meant to bring healing and restore balance to our very own Spirit.
 
There are many different types of Lodge Ceremonies. There are also protocols that are unique to each Ceremony Conductor, and it is good practise to ask the ceremony conductor or the ceremony helpers for any known personal protocols that they may have. Some of these protocols are also unique to different Indigenous Nations. The most important part of this Sweat Lodge Ceremony however is You. The Spirits and Ancestors are Kind in Ceremony, so it is important to go Ceremony with an Open Mind and to just be Yourself.
 
The Lodge Ceremony will help us Balance, our Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions. This of course is all achieved by asking the spirits for that healing. The Lodge Ceremony really encourages participants to be their True Self and to remember their own Spirit.
 
The Ceremony was shared with the Anishinabek so that we would have opportunities to heal and cleanse our Sacred Lifeforce within us. The Lodge will help us remember our connection to all things within Creation and give us time to honour the Sacred Balance of all Life.

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19

JUNE

Lacrosse Workshop

schedule10:00 - 11:00 AM

location_onHarbourview Park


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Join Jay Smith, General Manager of the Senior B Clearview Crushers for a lacrosse workshop, dubbed the fastest game on two feet. Hear traditional and personal stories related to the Medicine Game and its rich spiritual and historical connection to the Haudenosaunee people and culture. Dress to try a few drills yourself! All ages welcome. Meet at Harbourview Park, in front of the Awen' Gathering Place.

21

JUNE

Change of Seasons Gathering

schedule4:00 - 8:00 PM

location_onAwen' Gathering Place


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We are inviting you to pause and acknowledge Mother Nature through our Indigenous lens on June 21st Indigenous Day for the next Changes of Seasons Gathering "Summer Solstice 2022". Together we will reflect on Spring, and welcome Summer gifts that Mother Nature will offer us. This is brought to you by the Collingwood Indigenous Circle and Town of Collingwood. All are welcome.

Collingwood Indigenous Circle

21

JUNE

Digging Roots Concert

schedule8:00 PM

location_onShipyards Amphitheatre


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Digging Roots breathe life into songs from their land, Turtle Island, to raise their voices in solidarity with a global chorus of Indigenous artists, activists and change-makers. JUNO Award winners Digging Roots have traveled the world with a joyful message of resistance, celebrating Anishinabe and Onkwehonwe traditions of round dance and interconnectedness interwoven with the bedrock sounds of blues, soul and rock n’ roll.
The Concert begins with a special presentation by Collingwood Poet Laureate, Jillian Morris.

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Canadian Multiculturalism & Canada Day

24

JUNE

Inuit Learning

schedule2:00 PM

location_onSunset Point Park Inuksuk


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Sunset Park has a new sign located at the Inuksuk sharing information on Inuit culture and identity. On Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m., join Muckpaloo Ipeelie to learn more about Inuit traditional land, language and food and gain a new perspective on the Inuksuk at Sunset Park.

Inuit Cultural Teachings

1-3

July

Collingwood Festival for Canada


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Bring the family to enjoy Collingwood’s Canada Day Weekend celebrations! In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood where you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch or a gourmet dinner.


All Weekend Long...

Candid Canuck
scheduleAll Day
location_onIn front of Town Hall
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown Facebook contest to win great prizes!


Art on the Street Returns
scheduleAll Day
Watch the mural currently in the laneway, off Hurontario Street between Northwood Gym and Blue Mountain Music expand to feature our community’s fall and winter seasons. Called ‘Growth’, Mural artist Blaze Wiradharma will continue his work in creating iconic Collingwood imagery, grounded in his personal journey of growth in our community.

Plus check out the outdoor gallery of hand-painted chairs throughout downtown celebrating the diversity and talent of our creative community.


Friday, July 1

Celebrity Pancake Breakfast
schedule8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
location_onIn front of Town Hall

Join family and friends in this Canada Day tradition, enjoying delicious pancakes, prepared by our Celebrity Chefs. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. While you wait for the pancakes, enjoy the giant games.


Family Bike Parade
schedule10:00 a.m.
location_onStarts at Trott's Sports Excellence Parking Lot and ends at the Collingwood Library

Decorate your Bike showing your Canadian Pride!! Prize awarded for the best decorated.
For more information contact us at collingwoodoptimistclub@gmail.com
http://collingwoodoptimistclub.com/category/events/bike-parade/


The Circus Company Entertains
schedule11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
location_onDowntown Core

You will be amazed by the strolling entertainers – stiltwalkers, lighted hula hoops, jugglers and more!


Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony & Gigantic Canada Day Birthday Cake
schedule12:00 p.m.
location_onIn front of Federal Building, 44 Hurontario St.

Everyone is invited to reaffirm their Canadian Citizenship, receive a commemorative certificate, and have a free piece of birthday cake - courtesy of Loblaw Great Food! This is a great way to celebrate and recognize our great country. Collingwood's Poet Laureate, Jillian Morris, will also offer a poem that explores the themes of interconnection, celebration and remembrance. It all begins at noon!


Georgian Life Photo Booth
schedule12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
location_onIn front of Town Hall

Come get your photo taken, have a good laugh, create memorable moments, and go home with an instant souvenir at the Georgian Life Photo Booth.


10th Annual Rubber Duck Race
schedule2:00 p.m.
location_onStarts at Hume St. Bridge and ends at the Pretty River Bridge

Tickets $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Individually numbered duckies are released at the Hume St Bridge into the Pretty River, ending at the Pretty River Parkway Bridge. First Place – $1000.00; Second Place – $500.00; Third Place – $250.00
Tickets can be purchased Saturdays, the Collingwood Farmers Market. For more information contact: Rubber Duck Headquarters (705) 444-3081
Presented by the Collingwood Optimist Club, www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com, 705-444-3081


Porchside Festival featuring Shipyard Kitchen Party in Concert
schedule7:00 p.m.
location_onShipyards Amphitheatre, 2 North Maple St.

Theatre Collingwood, in partnership with the Town of Collingwood, kicks off their 2022 Porchside Festival with a free, 1-hour performance by Shipyard Kitchen Party. Check out the Porchside Festival in its entirety - 39 live performances, 25 talented performers,13 amazing porches, all in 1 fantastic festival.
Presented by: Theatre Collingwood www.theatrecollingwood.ca, 705-445-2200 and the Town of Collingwood


Fireworks
schedule10:00 p.m.

Best views are from Millennium Park, but the Shipyards Amphitheatre or anywhere along the Waterfront Promenade will not disappoint!
Presented by: Town of Collingwood


Saturday, July 2:


Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market

schedule8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
location_onPine St. Parking Lot (corner of Pine and Second St.)

Local vendors feature a wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, baking, meats and cheeses, flowers and trees, jams and preserves, maple syrup, honey, handcrafted items and more. Special activities for the family. Entertainment and artists are also on site.
Presented by: Collingwood Downtown, www.collingwooddowntown.com, 705-445-5595


Georgian Life Photo Booth
schedule9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
location_onAt the Farmer's Market

Come get your photo taken, have a good laugh, create memorable moments, and go home with an instant souvenir at the Georgian Life Photo Booth.


Collingwood Arts Market
schedule9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
location_onSimcoe Street (between Ste. Marie and Ste. Paul St.)

All new Collingwood Arts & Music Festival with artists, live children’s theatre, authors and movies. This is a one day only event from 9 am to 6 pm on Simcoe St. Art and pottery demonstrations and live art battle on the street!
Presented by: Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, www.bmfa.ca, 705-445-3430


The Circus Company Entertains
schedule11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
location_onDowntown Core

You will be amazed by the strolling entertainers – stiltwalkers, lighted hula hoops, jugglers and more!


Wild Card Street Circus
schedule12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
location_onSheffer Court (186 Hurontario St., between 3rd and 4th St.)

This Family-Friendly pop up outdoor show will keep you on the edge of excitement for a full 30 minutes! Performed in beautiful downtown Collingwood, "Wild Card Circus Show" will be jam-packed with unique acts such as aerial silks, aerial lyra and juggling! Children and adults will be inspired by the sheer grace, strength and talent of the circus performers.


Porchside Festival featuring Shipyard Kitchen Party in Concert
schedule2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
location_onShipyards Amphitheatre, 2 North Maple Street

Theatre Collingwood, in partnership with the Town of Collingwood, kicks off their 2022 Porchside Festival with two more free, hour-long performances by Shipyard Kitchen Party. Check out the Porchside Festival in its entirety - 39 live performances, 25 talented performers,13 amazing porches, all in 1 fantastic festival.
Presented by: Theatre Collingwood www.theatrecollingwood.ca, 705-445-2200 and the Town of Collingwood


Sunday, July 3:

The Circus Company Entertains
schedule12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
location_onDowntown Core

You will be amazed by the strolling entertainers – stiltwalkers, lighted hula hoops, jugglers and more!


This project is funded by the Government of Canada

Collingwood Downtown