Community Messages

Saturday, January 16
All day

Applications Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Ontario Small Business Support Grant The Ontario Small Business Support Grant grant will provide eligible small businesses with one-time grants between $10,000 and $20,000. To be eligible, small businesses must:
  • Be required to close or restrict services subject to the province-wide shutdown beginning December 26.
  • Have fewer than 100 employees.
  • Have experienced a minimum of 20% revenue decline comparing April 2020 to April 2019 revenues.
The Province states that the April time period was chosen because "this time period reflects the impact of the public health measures in spring 2020, and as such provides a representation of the possible impact of these latest measures on small businesses." Small businesses not in operation in April 2019 or April 2020 will be able to select alternative months for comparing revenue decline through the application portal. This grant will provide a one time, unconditional payment on a dollar for dollar basis for revenue lost due to the shutdown. Businesses may use this money for any expenses as they see fit. Businesses that are not eligible for the grant include those that were already required to close prior to the introduction of modified Stage 2 measures, and essential business permitted to operate with capacity restrictions (e.g., discount and big box stores selling groceries, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, and beer, wine and liquor stores). Small businesses should go to the COVID relief funding page and create an application. This one application will allow you to assess your eligibility and apply for multiple grants, including those for PPE, property tax and energy bill rebates. If you have already made an application on this portal, you will need to provide additional details to be eligible for the new Business Support Grant. To find out more about all the small business grant opportunities, head to the Province's Business Support webpage.

Sunday, January 17
All day

EarlyON programs

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

EarlyON programs are mainly offered virtually through Facebook and Zoom at this time. Through our programs families find support, community resources and build relationships. Through EarlyON, children, parents and caregivers learn, grow and connect together. visit our facebook page @EarlyonMuskoka 

Monday, January 18
All day

YWCA Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Women Transforming is a free 10-week program bringing together women of all ages for personal growth, social connection and self-care. Starting Jan 18 Mondays and Wednesdays 10-12 on zoom FREE! Focus on the skills necessary to manage transitions in your life.
  • Transitions may include:
  •        Being new to the community
  •        Being unemployed
  •        Starting a new business 
  •        Beginning retirement
  •        Becoming a sole-support parent
  •        Just longing to move forward with a personal journey 
These sessions will help you identify personal strengths and build skills, knowledge, and networks all in the comfort of a confidential group of women.
  • Topics include
  •        Finding balance
  •        Hormones and your health
  •        Exploring our creativity
  •        Change, fear and risk taking
  •        Well being and being well
  •        The leader in you
Register at www.ywcamuskoka.com  

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 4-5 pm 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, January 19
All day

Gravenhurst Lions Club

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

We are in the process of identifying specific children in our community, who need help to become more successful in school. We will be providing technology support, school supplies, and more. Help us help kids by visiting donate.gravenhurstlions.org

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, January 20
All day

Bracebridge Out of the Cold Program

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Out of the Cold The Bracebridge Out of the Cold program is currently offering take-away meals on a weekly basis. Meals are picked up at the auditorium doors of the church on Wednesdays between 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Delivery is also available to locations in the town of Bracebridge. For more information or to register for a meal(s) please call the church office 705-645-5713.

All day

What does home mean to you?

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North kicks off annual Meaning of Home writing contest Over the past year, our homes have transformed into offices, schools, and, for the lucky few, places of refuge. This year more than ever, Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North wants to know, what does home mean to you? The annual Meaning of Home writing contest that encourages students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to share what home means to them through a poem or short essay is back and open for submissions at meaningofhome.ca. The contest runs from January 4 to February 19, 2021, and three grand prize winners will receive a $30,000 grant to be directed to the local Habitat home build of their choice. Teachers or parents who are interested in having their Grade 4, 5, or 6 students participate can access an educational module online at meaningofhome.ca that includes writing tips and information on affordable housing issues in Canada. Winners of the 2021 Meaning of Home contest will be announced in June 2021.  

Thursday, January 21
All day

Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Workshops are being offered by The YWCA Muskoka  This will be an 8-week virtual workshop Starts Jan 21, every Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm Sessions held on zoom Registration by donation Register: www.ywcamuskoka.com or call 707-645-9827

All day

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Give a little Gift, Get a Big Return! Did you know for every $1 donated to BBBS Muskoka, $23 is returned to our community through happy, healthy, & engaged adults who were mentored? Help ensure that all youth in Muskoka reach their potential by becoming a monthly donor. muskoka.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Monday, January 25
All day

Probus Club of Central Muskoka

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Our Probus Club is a lively and engaged group of seniors interested in current events and offering a variety of experiences to suit most tastes and levels of physical fitness.  We welcome new members and we believe you will find us to be friendly people with interests that may match your own. Members enjoy a variety of speakers at our meetings, a vibrant monthly newsletter, dinner and lunch outings, and various theatre and event activities. We are proud to have very busy groups for other activities such as a book club, bridge club, computer group and outdoor activities (hiking, snow shoeing, cycling and cross-country skiing), etc. Check out our newsletters and you will see the wide variety of activities. www.centralmuskokaprobus.ca

All day

Upcoming Blood Donor Clinics

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To ensure we can continue to meet the needs of patients in Canada, we need everyone who is healthy to book and keep their blood donation appointment for weeks and months ahead. Next available dates: Bracebridge: Jan 25-Bracebridge Sportsplex Gravenhurst: Mar 30-Gravenhurst YMCA Book your appointment today at blood.ca  

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 4-5 pm 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, January 26
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.   

Monday, February 1
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 4-5 pm 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, February 2
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.   

Monday, February 8
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 4-5 pm 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, February 9
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.   

Monday, February 15
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 4-5 pm 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