Community Messages

Saturday, August 31
All day

Haliburton Drumfest

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Join a parade in Head Lake Park, participate in drum circles, visit the Marketplace. Guest performance of Afro-Brazilian percussion & song by "Baque de Bamba" admission by donation

Location/Venue Name
Head Lake Park

  • Haliburton, ON, n/a
07:30 PM

Elvis - A Tribute to the King

07:30 PM — 11:00 PM

Elvis tribute artist Bruce Andrew Stewart will perform August 31 at Gravenhurst Legion Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 705.687.2801

Location/Venue Name
Royal Canadian Legion

  • 20 West St S, Gravenhurst, Ontario
Sunday, September 1
12:00 PM

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ & Mini Golf Tournament

12:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Join us for our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ & Mini Golf Tournament! FREE BBQ from Noon-4pm Tournament Noon-3pm $5+tax per tournament player Prizes, Family Fun & More! Northern Escapades Mini Putt 301 Ecclestone Dr Bracebridge 705-646-7025

Thursday, September 12
All day

Mayor's Golf Tournament to Support Huntsville Healthcare and Health Related Causes

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Get ready to tee-off for the annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, taking place on Thursday September 12th at the Grandview Mark O’Meara and Inn Golf Courses in Huntsville. Every year the event focuses on a charitable theme and proceeds from this year’s tournament will support healthcare and health related causes in our community. This year the event will raise funds for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Community Living Huntsville, Enliven Centre for Wellbeing in Cancer, and Christine’s Place Pregnancy and Family Support Center. Mayor Aitchison expressed his thanks for the continued support for the event, “We are so pleased that this event continues to grow every year. Last year we raised over $60,000 for healthcare in Huntsville and this year, we hope to beat that, with a goal of $65,000.” Devonleigh Homes is proud to be the returning title sponsor of this event and echo’s the sentiments of the Mayor, “It is our privilege to live, work, and play in this vibrant wonderful community. We are thrilled to support an event that gives back so much,” said Andrew Kidd, President of Devonleigh Homes. The 2019 tournament is expected to fill up quickly, so players wishing to reserve a spot are encouraged to do so as soon as possible by submitting a player registration form available at Participants can register individually, or as a team of four for $250 per person and enjoy 18 holes on the prestigious Mark O’Meara course, with lunch, prizes, cocktails, and a fabulous dinner prepared by the Grandview Culinary Team. Again this year, is the option to play 18 holes of golf on the shorter Grandview Inn course, with prizes, cocktails and dinner for only $125.00 per player.

Friday, September 13
11:30 AM

Souper Sandwich Luncheon

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Come out to enjoy a delicious lunch at a great price! Soup, sandwiches and desserts- all homemade.  Take-outs available.  Bring your friends or co-workers and support a great cause!  Trinity United Church Hall, 33 Main St. E, Huntsville.  1130 am till 12:30

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church, Huntsville

  • 33 Main St. E, Huntsville, P1H2B8
08:00 PM

YWCA Of Muskoka - "She Talks Muskoka"

08:00 PM — 11:00 PM

The YWCA is bringing it's own version of TED Talks to Muskoka this September: It is said that storytelling is the most powerful way to connect with others. And YWCA Muskoka is introducing a brand new event aimed at doing just that. On Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, the very first She Talks Muskoka will bring together seven remarkable women to share their personal stories – stories of tenacity and grit – with a Muskoka audience. “She Talks Muskoka was inspired by a similar event created by our sister organization, YWCA Cambridge,” explained Hannah Lin, Executive Director of YWCA Muskoka. “It’s a powerful evening of shared experiences and learning from others’ successes and challenges. You’ll hear funny stories, poignant stories and heartbreaking stories; stories that open hearts and minds – stories you’ll carry with you for years to come.” The event speakers, or storytellers, are made up of a diverse group whose topics will resonate with a variety of audiences at every stage of life: Janelle Hinds: Named a Top Women in Technology and Innovation by Inspiring Fifty, Janelle is a leading diversity, equity and inclusion advocate and consultant who helps organizations create inclusive workforces, products and services. Karen Collacutt: An established expert in personal finance, leadership and empowerment leading to prosperity, Karen helps female entrepreneurs “get out of their own way” and uses her breadth of knowledge about personal and entrepreneurial finances and communication around money and business development. Kathleen May: Writer, speaker, survivor and activist, Kathleen is a 2018 YWCA Muskoka Woman of Distinction for Social Activism and Community Development and also received the Best Author award for her 2018 submission at the Muskoka Novel Marathon. Leah den Bok: A photographer about to publish her third book, Nowhere to Call Home—Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, Leah chronicles her four years travelling the world photographing the homeless and recording their stories. Dr. Marissa Rodway-Norman: Chief of Psychiatry at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH), where she built the psychiatry program from the ground up while gradually moving toward a fuller realization of her true self. As a founding member of OSMH’s LBGT committee, she leads the charge for better health care for transgender people in her community and beyond. Sarain Fox: Of Anishinaabe lineage, Sarain is a dancer, choreographer, activist and television host. Sarain combines these various mediums to amplify the voices of her people in hopes of creating meaningful dialogue between her indigenous community and settler communities. ShoShona Kish: Founder of Digging Roots, the JUNO winning six-piece Indigenous band from Toronto, ShoShona has been recognized for her work internationally with the prestigious “Professional Excellence Award” from the WOMEX organization for her role in the ongoing revolution of upheaving indigenous communities and their culture – using the medium of music as an agent of change, to awaken our humanity and help us connect. In addition, renowned singer-songwriter Amy Sky will be performing two songs at She Talks Muskoka. Amy is a passionate mental health advocate and was honored with the CAMH Courage to Come Back award in 2006 and the MDAO Hero/Inspiration Award in 2009. She Talks Muskoka is a fundraising event in support of YWCA Muskoka’s mission to champion positive change for women and girls through community-based programs and services to grow future leaders, promote education and advocate on behalf of women and girls Muskoka. Tickets for She Talks Muskoka are $40 for adults, or $25 for those 25 and under. Tickets are available now and can be purchased directly from the Algonquin Theatre via their box office at 37 Main Street East, Huntsville (phone: 705-789-4975) or online: If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring She Talks Muskoka, please contact Laura Sundy at YWCA Muskoka: All event information can be found on YWCA Muskoka’s website

Location/Venue Name
Algonquin Theatre

  • Main St, Huntsville, ON
Wednesday, September 18
06:30 PM

FREE Leadership program for youth aged 12-18 - OPEN HOUSE

06:30 PM — 09:30 PM

Hey, kids! What are YOU doing this school year? Well, if you like camping, canoeing, ziplining, orienteering, expeditions, travel, parachuting, mountain biking, awards and more WITHOUT ANY COST TO YOU, then you might just be a cadet!  Want to learn more?  Come to our OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, September 18th, at 6:30 at Bracebridge Public School and find out about this amazing program for kids aged 12-18.

Location/Venue Name
Bracebridge Public School

  • 90 McMurray Street, Bracebridge, P1L 2G1