Community Messages

Monday, April 19
All day

MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. STAY HEALTHY – ALL WHILE SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

BBBSM is launching our first ever Move for Kids’ Sake fundraiser running April 19th to May 30th  to get our community moving and keep us all healthy.  This event is a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family or your staff (and their families or partners at home) to get moving too!  What do we mean by moving?  Commit to stretching 5 minutes a day, do some jumping jacks, have a dance party.  Whatever your activity is – just set a goal and stick to it!  Then, decide on your fundraising goal!  Will you complete 20 jumping jacks for every $20, stretch for every $1 raised or are you a dare devil and will you embrace the cold and run 1KM for every $20 raised? The choice is up to you but we hope you will move with us for the sake of kids in our community. Move For Kid’s Sake is a pledge based event.  You create a fundraising page, set a goal and decide what activity you will do to do in exchange for donations. We hope we can count on your support!  No goal is too low, it’s all about getting moving, getting involved, being creative and supporting the incredible difference that mentors have in the lives of our young people, now more than ever! #StayingConnected

EVERYONE CAN MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE!

REGISTER / CREATE FITNESS GOAL / RAISE PLEDGES / COMPLETE FITNESS GOAL
  • Fundraising and fitness goals are completed between April 19 – May 30
  • Participants are encouraged to video or photograph their fitness goal completion and share with their supporters
Participating is easy! You can register as an individual, team or corporate group. Simply choose your favourite fitness activity or challenge yourself by setting a fitness goal:
  • DANCE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will dance for :30-seconds on Facebook Live on XYZ date/time
  • SKATE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will skate one loop of an ice rink
  • DOG WALKING: For every $10 I raise, I will walk my dog 1 km
  • AEROBICS: For every $100 I raise, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks
  • DAILY STEP CHALLENGE: When I raise $500, I will complete 25,000 steps in one day
  • TRAIL BLAZER: If my family and friends help me raise $1,000, I will hike 15 km in one day
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: If my colleagues help me raise $2,500, I will do a polar bear dip in the nearest lake
muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/move-for-kids-sake/

COMMUNITY IMPACT – PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

For every $1,500 raised we can create and monitor one match for one year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are in full swing, albeit remotely. Virtual mentoring has allowed us to continue to provide young people with a caring mentor and friend, especially when needed most. Proceeds of our Move for Kids’ Sake will help support virtual mentoring programs.

All day

Hospice Huntsville

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Our annual Purple Boot Campaign is one of the fundraisers that Hospice Huntsville has for our largest fundraiser of the year, Hike for Hospice Huntsville. The campaign is an important source of income for our organization. These bright purple boots can be seen at local businesses and organizations raising not only funds but also awareness for Hospice Huntsville. Last year we raised over $5,800 in support of our operational costs of Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice. As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, we may not be able to distribute all 40 boots in our communities. That is why we are asking you to donate virtually to the Purple Boot Campaign. Every donation we receive can continue to make a huge difference. We are asking for your help at this critical time of economic uncertainty

Thank you for supporting our Virtual Purple Boot Campaign! Runs until may 31st.

All day

Virtual Earth Week Activities and Compost Giveaway Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Together the Huntsville Public Library, Town of Huntsville and partners would like to invite the community to celebrate its annual Earth Week events virtually on Monday, April 19 until Sunday, April 25, 2021. This week-long community event is in recognition of Earth Day on April 22. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the community events will be hosted virtually this year, many of the activities are free and are suitable for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of their own home. This year’s activities include a food box and cooking demonstration, snapping turtle information session, craft and a gardening workshop. Learn and register for these Earth Week activities at huntsvillelibrary.ca. Each year around Earth Day, The District of Muskoka and the Town of Huntsville work together to provide a free Compost Giveaway to residents.  As our community continues to monitor COVID-19 and variants of concern, Huntsville’s Compost Giveaway event is postponed. Residents are encouraged to subscribe to Huntsville’s newsfeed or follow the Town’s social media channels for updates. For more information on Earth Week activities please visit huntsvillelibrary.ca or connect with Cortney LeGros, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Huntsville Public Library at 705-789-5232 ext. 3408.

04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 3:30 and 4:30pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, April 20
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Wednesday, April 21
07:00 PM

Join the Red Cross Virtual Open House

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

We are currently looking for volunteers who share our passion for helping others to join our Red Cross team in the Haliburton/Muskoka region. If you are interested in learning about current volunteer opportunities, please join us on April 21 at 7pm for our Virtual Open House. To register, email ontariovolunteer@redcross.ca

Thursday, April 22
03:00 PM

District of Muskoka will be hosting Virtual Job Fair

03:00 PM — 06:00 PM

The District Municipality of Muskoka will be hosting an online, virtual job fair on Thursday, April 22, 2021 between 3:00-6:00PM in collaboration with The Government of Ontario and The Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network. Employers and Job-Seekers can find more information on how to register for this virtual job fair on our website at: www.muskoka.on.ca/virtualjobfair “The goal of the fair is to boost workforce development and promote economic recovery in Muskoka,” said John Klinck, District Chair and Chair of the Muskoka Economic Recover Task Force.  “It is vital that we do everything we can to help employers and job seekers make connections that will support our businesses and our communities this summer and beyond.” PLEASE NOTE: Job seekers do not have to register in order to participate in the event.  However, registration is encouraged in order to receive additional information and to access technical support before and during the event. The goal the Muskoka Economic Recover Task Force (MERTF) is to minimize the effects of the pandemic on businesses across Muskoka and respond by undertaking strategic actions that enable recovery while ensuring strong economic outcomes both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.  MERTF is made up of representatives from the District of Muskoka,  Area Municipal Economic Development Leads, Chambers of Commerce, Muskoka Parry Sound MP and MPP Offices, Muskoka Tourism Agencies and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations.   The Muskoka Employer Partnership is a project funded by the Province of Ontario that is working to promote connections between employers and the community.

03:30 PM

G.A.P. Free Thursday dinner and produce delivery or pick up

03:30 PM — 05:00 PM

Do you live in the Greater Gravenhurst Area and need help making ends meet right now?  Sign up for our free dinner and produce, everyone is welcome, no questions will be asked, except the ones we need to deliver what you need, to where you need them!   If you live in Gravenhurst we will deliver a bag with a dinner for each member of your household and fresh produce to help you with another meal. (Thank you to Red Cross for donating the meals.) If you live out of the area, or would rather pick it up that can be arranged.  Vegetarian options are available. Please call Marlene at 705-641-2225 to sign up or email gravenhurstagainstpoverty@gmail.com.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 290 Muskoka Road North , Gravenhurst , P1L 1X2
07:00 PM

Snapping Turtles of Algonquin Park

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

To celebrate Earth Week, join David LeGros, Algonquin Park Naturalist, to find out more about these amazing reptiles and some of the findings of the long-term turtle research project that takes place in Algonquin. David will share some insight into the lives of these misunderstood creatures and why we should all want to protect them.

Location/Venue Name
Huntsville Public Library

  • 7 Minerva St E, Huntsville, P1H1W4
Friday, April 23
All day

The District Municipality of Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The District Municipality of Muskoka (the District) has launched an online Market Rent Survey for landlords and tenants in Muskoka. The District is looking to better understand current market rental rates in Muskoka to help inform rental levels for affordable housing programs available through the District. The Market Rent Survey is open until Friday, April 23, 2021, and is available at the following link: https://Online-forms.muskoka.on.ca/Housing/Affordable-Housing/Rent-Market-Survey

Monday, April 26
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

All day

BRACEBRIDGE LIBRARY OFFERING CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The provincial government issued a Stay-at-home order and a state of emergency commencing April 8. The Library will continue to offer Curbside Pickup. Items may be requested online or by phone and staff will arrange for safe pickup curbside. The Book Return slot is open 24 hours and there are no overdue fines. Library staff are available to assist you and answer any questions.

Curbside Pick-up Hours -Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 12pm Visit bracebridgelibrary.ca

All day

MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. STAY HEALTHY – ALL WHILE SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

BBBSM is launching our first ever Move for Kids’ Sake fundraiser running April 19th to May 30th  to get our community moving and keep us all healthy.  This event is a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family or your staff (and their families or partners at home) to get moving too!  What do we mean by moving?  Commit to stretching 5 minutes a day, do some jumping jacks, have a dance party.  Whatever your activity is – just set a goal and stick to it!  Then, decide on your fundraising goal!  Will you complete 20 jumping jacks for every $20, stretch for every $1 raised or are you a dare devil and will you embrace the cold and run 1KM for every $20 raised? The choice is up to you but we hope you will move with us for the sake of kids in our community. Move For Kid’s Sake is a pledge based event.  You create a fundraising page, set a goal and decide what activity you will do to do in exchange for donations. We hope we can count on your support!  No goal is too low, it’s all about getting moving, getting involved, being creative and supporting the incredible difference that mentors have in the lives of our young people, now more than ever! #StayingConnected

EVERYONE CAN MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE!

REGISTER / CREATE FITNESS GOAL / RAISE PLEDGES / COMPLETE FITNESS GOAL
  • Fundraising and fitness goals are completed between April 19 – May 30
  • Participants are encouraged to video or photograph their fitness goal completion and share with their supporters
Participating is easy! You can register as an individual, team or corporate group. Simply choose your favourite fitness activity or challenge yourself by setting a fitness goal:
  • DANCE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will dance for :30-seconds on Facebook Live on XYZ date/time
  • SKATE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will skate one loop of an ice rink
  • DOG WALKING: For every $10 I raise, I will walk my dog 1 km
  • AEROBICS: For every $100 I raise, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks
  • DAILY STEP CHALLENGE: When I raise $500, I will complete 25,000 steps in one day
  • TRAIL BLAZER: If my family and friends help me raise $1,000, I will hike 15 km in one day
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: If my colleagues help me raise $2,500, I will do a polar bear dip in the nearest lake
muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/move-for-kids-sake/

COMMUNITY IMPACT – PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

For every $1,500 raised we can create and monitor one match for one year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are in full swing, albeit remotely. Virtual mentoring has allowed us to continue to provide young people with a caring mentor and friend, especially when needed most. Proceeds of our Move for Kids’ Sake will help support virtual mentoring programs.

04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 3:30 and 4:30pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, April 27
07:00 PM

The Ontario Fire College: Then and Now

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gravenhurst Archives invites you to a virtual special presentation, “The Ontario Fire College: Then and Now.” Join local archivist, Judy Humphries, as she shares the history of the Ontario Fire College located here in Gravenhurst. The presentation will take place with Zoom. Please contact the Library by phone or email if you would like to participate. 705-687-3382 or library@gravenhurst.ca

07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Wednesday, April 28
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Thursday, April 29
03:30 PM

G.A.P. Free Thursday dinner and produce delivery or pick up

03:30 PM — 05:00 PM

Do you live in the Greater Gravenhurst Area and need help making ends meet right now?  Sign up for our free dinner and produce, everyone is welcome, no questions will be asked, except the ones we need to deliver what you need, to where you need them!   If you live in Gravenhurst we will deliver a bag with a dinner for each member of your household and fresh produce to help you with another meal. (Thank you to Red Cross for donating the meals.) If you live out of the area, or would rather pick it up that can be arranged.  Vegetarian options are available. Please call Marlene at 705-641-2225 to sign up or email gravenhurstagainstpoverty@gmail.com.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 290 Muskoka Road North , Gravenhurst , P1L 1X2
Friday, April 30
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Sunday, May 2
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

All day

New Community Market Coming this Spring

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Started by 4 like-minded women, this new Market will run on Sundays from May to October at the Muskoka Drive-In from 9 am to 3 pm.  The Market is currently receiving applications from vendors looking to sell their wares. With a goal of 30 vendors, the Market promises to have a variety of food and baked goods, cheese, fish, flowers and crafts to round out the experience.   In speaking with Linda Reisman, one of the organizers, she highlighted that the Drive-In property offers ample room to space out vendors and allow for proper COVID-19 protocols to be followed.   Additionally, the Market is looking to have one sponsored booth for young entrepreneurs - the goal is to have a free space for them to get their products in front of consumers and show what incredible talent Gravenhurst has to offer.   If you would like to sponsor this booth, get in touch with the ladies via email at gravenhurstcommunitymarket@gmail.com and for more information on the Market, visit https://gravenhurstmarket.wixsite.com/communitymarket

Monday, May 3
All day

MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. STAY HEALTHY – ALL WHILE SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

BBBSM is launching our first ever Move for Kids’ Sake fundraiser running April 19th to May 30th  to get our community moving and keep us all healthy.  This event is a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family or your staff (and their families or partners at home) to get moving too!  What do we mean by moving?  Commit to stretching 5 minutes a day, do some jumping jacks, have a dance party.  Whatever your activity is – just set a goal and stick to it!  Then, decide on your fundraising goal!  Will you complete 20 jumping jacks for every $20, stretch for every $1 raised or are you a dare devil and will you embrace the cold and run 1KM for every $20 raised? The choice is up to you but we hope you will move with us for the sake of kids in our community. Move For Kid’s Sake is a pledge based event.  You create a fundraising page, set a goal and decide what activity you will do to do in exchange for donations. We hope we can count on your support!  No goal is too low, it’s all about getting moving, getting involved, being creative and supporting the incredible difference that mentors have in the lives of our young people, now more than ever! #StayingConnected

EVERYONE CAN MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE!

REGISTER / CREATE FITNESS GOAL / RAISE PLEDGES / COMPLETE FITNESS GOAL
  • Fundraising and fitness goals are completed between April 19 – May 30
  • Participants are encouraged to video or photograph their fitness goal completion and share with their supporters
Participating is easy! You can register as an individual, team or corporate group. Simply choose your favourite fitness activity or challenge yourself by setting a fitness goal:
  • DANCE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will dance for :30-seconds on Facebook Live on XYZ date/time
  • SKATE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will skate one loop of an ice rink
  • DOG WALKING: For every $10 I raise, I will walk my dog 1 km
  • AEROBICS: For every $100 I raise, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks
  • DAILY STEP CHALLENGE: When I raise $500, I will complete 25,000 steps in one day
  • TRAIL BLAZER: If my family and friends help me raise $1,000, I will hike 15 km in one day
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: If my colleagues help me raise $2,500, I will do a polar bear dip in the nearest lake
muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/move-for-kids-sake/

COMMUNITY IMPACT – PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

For every $1,500 raised we can create and monitor one match for one year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are in full swing, albeit remotely. Virtual mentoring has allowed us to continue to provide young people with a caring mentor and friend, especially when needed most. Proceeds of our Move for Kids’ Sake will help support virtual mentoring programs.

09:00 AM

FREE construction trades bootcamps for women at Georgian Muskoka

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Georgian College Muskoka and YWCA Muskoka are teaming up to offer FREE construction bootcamps for women this spring. Learn through hands-on instruction in the campus' state-of-the-art shop: 
  • Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women, April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3b6qgVo
  • TRADE-YOUR-JOB Bootcamp for Women, May 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3qH2oMD
Register early, space fills up quickly!  Email muskoka@georgiancollege.ca for more information, or sign up via the bit.ly links above. 

Location/Venue Name
Georgian College Muskoka Campus

  • 111 Wellington Street, Bracebridge , P1L 1E2
04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 3:30 and 4:30pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, May 4
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

09:00 AM

FREE construction trades bootcamps for women at Georgian Muskoka

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Georgian College Muskoka and YWCA Muskoka are teaming up to offer FREE construction bootcamps for women this spring. Learn through hands-on instruction in the campus' state-of-the-art shop: 
  • Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women, April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3b6qgVo
  • TRADE-YOUR-JOB Bootcamp for Women, May 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3qH2oMD
Register early, space fills up quickly!  Email muskoka@georgiancollege.ca for more information, or sign up via the bit.ly links above. 

Location/Venue Name
Georgian College Muskoka Campus

  • 111 Wellington Street, Bracebridge , P1L 1E2
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Wednesday, May 5
09:00 AM

FREE construction trades bootcamps for women at Georgian Muskoka

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Georgian College Muskoka and YWCA Muskoka are teaming up to offer FREE construction bootcamps for women this spring. Learn through hands-on instruction in the campus' state-of-the-art shop: 
  • Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women, April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3b6qgVo
  • TRADE-YOUR-JOB Bootcamp for Women, May 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3qH2oMD
Register early, space fills up quickly!  Email muskoka@georgiancollege.ca for more information, or sign up via the bit.ly links above. 

Location/Venue Name
Georgian College Muskoka Campus

  • 111 Wellington Street, Bracebridge , P1L 1E2
Thursday, May 6
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

09:00 AM

FREE construction trades bootcamps for women at Georgian Muskoka

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Georgian College Muskoka and YWCA Muskoka are teaming up to offer FREE construction bootcamps for women this spring. Learn through hands-on instruction in the campus' state-of-the-art shop: 
  • Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women, April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3b6qgVo
  • TRADE-YOUR-JOB Bootcamp for Women, May 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3qH2oMD
Register early, space fills up quickly!  Email muskoka@georgiancollege.ca for more information, or sign up via the bit.ly links above. 

Location/Venue Name
Georgian College Muskoka Campus

  • 111 Wellington Street, Bracebridge , P1L 1E2
03:30 PM

G.A.P. Free Thursday dinner and produce delivery or pick up

03:30 PM — 05:00 PM

Do you live in the Greater Gravenhurst Area and need help making ends meet right now?  Sign up for our free dinner and produce, everyone is welcome, no questions will be asked, except the ones we need to deliver what you need, to where you need them!   If you live in Gravenhurst we will deliver a bag with a dinner for each member of your household and fresh produce to help you with another meal. (Thank you to Red Cross for donating the meals.) If you live out of the area, or would rather pick it up that can be arranged.  Vegetarian options are available. Please call Marlene at 705-641-2225 to sign up or email gravenhurstagainstpoverty@gmail.com.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 290 Muskoka Road North , Gravenhurst , P1L 1X2
Friday, May 7
09:00 AM

FREE construction trades bootcamps for women at Georgian Muskoka

09:00 AM — 04:00 PM

Georgian College Muskoka and YWCA Muskoka are teaming up to offer FREE construction bootcamps for women this spring. Learn through hands-on instruction in the campus' state-of-the-art shop: 
  • Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women, April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3b6qgVo
  • TRADE-YOUR-JOB Bootcamp for Women, May 3 to 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. bit.ly/3qH2oMD
Register early, space fills up quickly!  Email muskoka@georgiancollege.ca for more information, or sign up via the bit.ly links above. 

Location/Venue Name
Georgian College Muskoka Campus

  • 111 Wellington Street, Bracebridge , P1L 1E2
Saturday, May 8
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Monday, May 10
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

All day

ARTS AT THE ALBION ARTIST APPLICATION

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Calling all local Muskoka 3D artists! Arts at the Albion is looking for a new artist to join our wonderful co-op. Deadline for application submissions is May 10’th. Are you interested in joining our co-operative gallery? Please visit our website www.artsatthealbion.com and click on the arts application tab and fill out form. Once complete please deliver in person or mail to: Leslie Songer Terry 240 Hughson Street, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1H2 Or email to: artsatthealbion@gmail.com

All day

MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. STAY HEALTHY – ALL WHILE SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

BBBSM is launching our first ever Move for Kids’ Sake fundraiser running April 19th to May 30th  to get our community moving and keep us all healthy.  This event is a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family or your staff (and their families or partners at home) to get moving too!  What do we mean by moving?  Commit to stretching 5 minutes a day, do some jumping jacks, have a dance party.  Whatever your activity is – just set a goal and stick to it!  Then, decide on your fundraising goal!  Will you complete 20 jumping jacks for every $20, stretch for every $1 raised or are you a dare devil and will you embrace the cold and run 1KM for every $20 raised? The choice is up to you but we hope you will move with us for the sake of kids in our community. Move For Kid’s Sake is a pledge based event.  You create a fundraising page, set a goal and decide what activity you will do to do in exchange for donations. We hope we can count on your support!  No goal is too low, it’s all about getting moving, getting involved, being creative and supporting the incredible difference that mentors have in the lives of our young people, now more than ever! #StayingConnected

EVERYONE CAN MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE!

REGISTER / CREATE FITNESS GOAL / RAISE PLEDGES / COMPLETE FITNESS GOAL
  • Fundraising and fitness goals are completed between April 19 – May 30
  • Participants are encouraged to video or photograph their fitness goal completion and share with their supporters
Participating is easy! You can register as an individual, team or corporate group. Simply choose your favourite fitness activity or challenge yourself by setting a fitness goal:
  • DANCE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will dance for :30-seconds on Facebook Live on XYZ date/time
  • SKATE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will skate one loop of an ice rink
  • DOG WALKING: For every $10 I raise, I will walk my dog 1 km
  • AEROBICS: For every $100 I raise, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks
  • DAILY STEP CHALLENGE: When I raise $500, I will complete 25,000 steps in one day
  • TRAIL BLAZER: If my family and friends help me raise $1,000, I will hike 15 km in one day
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: If my colleagues help me raise $2,500, I will do a polar bear dip in the nearest lake
muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/move-for-kids-sake/

COMMUNITY IMPACT – PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

For every $1,500 raised we can create and monitor one match for one year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are in full swing, albeit remotely. Virtual mentoring has allowed us to continue to provide young people with a caring mentor and friend, especially when needed most. Proceeds of our Move for Kids’ Sake will help support virtual mentoring programs.

04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 3:30 and 4:30pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, May 11
07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.   

Wednesday, May 12
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Thursday, May 13
03:30 PM

G.A.P. Free Thursday dinner and produce delivery or pick up

03:30 PM — 05:00 PM

Do you live in the Greater Gravenhurst Area and need help making ends meet right now?  Sign up for our free dinner and produce, everyone is welcome, no questions will be asked, except the ones we need to deliver what you need, to where you need them!   If you live in Gravenhurst we will deliver a bag with a dinner for each member of your household and fresh produce to help you with another meal. (Thank you to Red Cross for donating the meals.) If you live out of the area, or would rather pick it up that can be arranged.  Vegetarian options are available. Please call Marlene at 705-641-2225 to sign up or email gravenhurstagainstpoverty@gmail.com.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 290 Muskoka Road North , Gravenhurst , P1L 1X2
Friday, May 14
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Sunday, May 16
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

Monday, May 17
All day

MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. STAY HEALTHY – ALL WHILE SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

BBBSM is launching our first ever Move for Kids’ Sake fundraiser running April 19th to May 30th  to get our community moving and keep us all healthy.  This event is a great way to challenge yourself, your friends and family or your staff (and their families or partners at home) to get moving too!  What do we mean by moving?  Commit to stretching 5 minutes a day, do some jumping jacks, have a dance party.  Whatever your activity is – just set a goal and stick to it!  Then, decide on your fundraising goal!  Will you complete 20 jumping jacks for every $20, stretch for every $1 raised or are you a dare devil and will you embrace the cold and run 1KM for every $20 raised? The choice is up to you but we hope you will move with us for the sake of kids in our community. Move For Kid’s Sake is a pledge based event.  You create a fundraising page, set a goal and decide what activity you will do to do in exchange for donations. We hope we can count on your support!  No goal is too low, it’s all about getting moving, getting involved, being creative and supporting the incredible difference that mentors have in the lives of our young people, now more than ever! #StayingConnected

EVERYONE CAN MOVE FOR KIDS’ SAKE!

REGISTER / CREATE FITNESS GOAL / RAISE PLEDGES / COMPLETE FITNESS GOAL
  • Fundraising and fitness goals are completed between April 19 – May 30
  • Participants are encouraged to video or photograph their fitness goal completion and share with their supporters
Participating is easy! You can register as an individual, team or corporate group. Simply choose your favourite fitness activity or challenge yourself by setting a fitness goal:
  • DANCE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will dance for :30-seconds on Facebook Live on XYZ date/time
  • SKATE-A-THON: For every $5 I raise, I will skate one loop of an ice rink
  • DOG WALKING: For every $10 I raise, I will walk my dog 1 km
  • AEROBICS: For every $100 I raise, I will do 1,000 jumping jacks
  • DAILY STEP CHALLENGE: When I raise $500, I will complete 25,000 steps in one day
  • TRAIL BLAZER: If my family and friends help me raise $1,000, I will hike 15 km in one day
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: If my colleagues help me raise $2,500, I will do a polar bear dip in the nearest lake
muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/move-for-kids-sake/

COMMUNITY IMPACT – PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!

For every $1,500 raised we can create and monitor one match for one year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the winter, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are in full swing, albeit remotely. Virtual mentoring has allowed us to continue to provide young people with a caring mentor and friend, especially when needed most. Proceeds of our Move for Kids’ Sake will help support virtual mentoring programs.

04:00 PM

G.A.P. Monday Free Take Home Dinners - Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

04:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Every Monday Gravenhurst Against Poverty offers frozen Red Cross donated meals (until the kitchen is renovated and we can go back to hot home cooked made from food rescue) pick up between 3:30 and 4:30pm Trinity United Church, 290 Muskoka Road N. (Across from the new Home Hardware)  Other items available as well, which vary each week...please ask if you have special requests for some items. 

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church Gravenhurst

  • 290 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst , P1P 1X2
Tuesday, May 18
All day

War Amps 2021 Key Tag Campaign

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

For 75 years, The War Amps has provided a valuable lost key return service to the public, while raising funds for our essential programs and services for amputees. Our annual key tag mailing begins in Muskoka on April 26, 2021. Visit waramps.ca to learn how you can help!

07:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Bingo

07:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary Bingo Every Tuesday at 7pm on YourTV Pick up your cards at:   Westside Variety West Rd Convenience Capstone Petro Canada near Home Depot and on King William Circle K at the Post Office and the Bridge Brunel Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart Canadian Tire Gas Bar.