Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Collingwood Chalk’n Talk: Mental Health Matters

Add your voice, join the conversation and get loud about what mental health really is. Write a positive message, words of kindness or an image on Collingwood’s Chalk’n Talk sidewalks.

May 6-12th is Mental Health Week supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The focus of Mental Health Week is to reduce the stigma of mental illness and promote good mental health for all Canadians.

We all benefit from celebrating, promoting and acknowledging the role of good mental health. Mental health is something we all have.

Collingwood Elvis Festival Tickets Are A Hot Commodity

Festival’s 25th Anniversary to feature more pro Elvis Tribute Artists than ever before

Collingwood’s Elvis Festival returns on Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2019, in what will be a thrilling ‘Homecoming’ event. Limited tickets are available at, and they are going fast.

Celebrating the festival’s 25th anniversary in 2019, the theme ‘Homecoming’ was chosen to recognize and reminisce with fans, friends, and family.

Town of Collingwood Celebrates National Poetry Month

A series of fun activities is planned throughout April

The Town of Collingwood is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with a series of creative and fun activities.

“It’s great that there’s a month to celebrate the joys of poetry,” says Day Merrill, Collingwood’s Poet Laureate, “Just as April sees new life springing forth, this is a time for words to do the same.”

Join in the celebration by taking part in Collingwood’s Poetry Month activities:

Celebrating Healthy Snacking with a Great Big Crunch

Over 2000 students and teachers from Collingwood and Nottawa Elementary Schools will be celebrating healthy nutrition as part of the Great Big Crunch on Thursday, March 28, biting into a delicious local apple, creating a synchronized crunch.

With support from Kennedy Orchards who donated the apples, local schools will join students from across Canada.

The Great Big Crunch, started by FoodShare Toronto, promotes healthy snacking and celebrates locally grown veggies or fruit. Since 2008 over 1 million people have joined the Great Big Crunch.

New Video Showcases 2018 Town Highlights

In 2018, Collingwood worked hard to offer a healthy, affordable, and four-season lifestyle to its residents, businesses, and visitors.

This new video, which was played at the 2019 Mayor's New Year's Levee on Sunday, January 13, showcases some of the 2018 highlights from Council, the Library, Fire Services, Parks, Rec, and Culture, Public Works, Planning & Development, and Economic Development.