Cut-A-Thon for Parkinsons

ID-100177494On Thursday, April 13 at 9am-12pm, join us for the 2014 Cut-A-Thon For Parkinson’s.  For only $35 receive a wash, cut & blow dry, plus gift bag courtesy of our sponsor JOICO.

We’ll be at the Classy Cuts Salon & Spa, 97 Manitoba St., Bracebridge.  To book an appointment please contact Cathy Anderson at 705-645-8822.

Due to the generosity of our participating salons and their talented stylists, all funds raised through Cut A Thon for Parkinson’s are put towards research, advocacy, education and support services for Canadians living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Kim Murdoch at 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3374 or kim.murdoch@parkinsons.ca

Sonic Escape Trio

ID-1007393Come out and enjoy a great concert this Tuesday, April 11,  at 8:00 p.m. – The Muskoka Concert Association presents Sonic Escape Trio.  A flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates that uses the whole performer – fingers, mind, voice & story – to reshape the live music experience.

These virtuosos have traveled the world in diverse roles such as soloing at Carnegie Hall, fiddle-dancing in Riverdance, jamming with Beale Street blues bands and playing rock clubs.  Whether performing one of their original works or a masterpiece from classical and world music repertoire, Sonic Escape performs as though it’s the last note they’ll ever play for the best friend they’ll ever make!

Sonic escpae Trio will be play at the Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst.  For more information contact Sharon Kittson at (705) 681-0399  www.muskokaconcertassociation.com muskokaconcertassoc@gmail.com

Mindful Parenting Symposium

ID-10033725Friends of Muskoka Midwives presents Mindful Parenting Symposium this coming Saturday, April 5 -from 9am to 3pm at the Bracebridge & Muskoka Lakes Secondary School, 100 Clearbrook Trail.

An entertaining and informative one-day event for both parents/caregivers and industry professionals. A locally-sourced lunch is included with the cost of registration and child care is available (spaces are limited).

Parents & caregivers will enjoy a keynote by best selling author Ann Douglas, workshops covering topics such as children’s mental health, vaccines, connecting your child with nature, and tools & tips for parenting mindfully. Industry professionals can join in the interactive presentation on “The Fourth Trimester: Birthing Our Babies, Birthing Ourselves” – a series of dynamic workshops facilitated by Tracy Peters, a holistic coach and counselor.

Advance registration at www.mindfulparentingmuskoka.com is highly recommended! Single registration – $20/person. Couple registration – $35/couple. Industry Professionals – $75/person. Lunch is included with all registration levels.

Muskoka Arts and Crafts 37th Annual Spring Members’ Show

ID-10010495The Muskoka Arts and Crafts Inc. presents the 37th Annual Spring Members’ Show on the weekend of Friday, March 21 – 23. This is a gala exhibition of art and craft created by the members of Muskoka Arts and Crafts.

Come to the Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail, Bracebridge. There will be an opening reception and awards on the Friday, March 21 from 7pm-10pm.

Saturday and Sunday there will be art and craft demonstrations of art & craft techniques from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

Admission by donation. Free parking.

For more information visit us on the web at, www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com  or call (705) 645-5501.

Leaping Leprechauns St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Crafts

ID-100129022Come to the Bracebridge Public Library this Saturday, March 15 at 10am for Leaping Leprechauns St. Patrick’s Day activities and crafts. This is part of the Bracebridge Public Library’s March Break programs for School-age Children.

For more information call (705) 645-4171, or visit them on the web at, www.bracebridgelibrary.ca.

Booster Night at Boston Pizza

RoyalLepage_12x18Please help Boston Pizza and Royal LePage of Bracebridge raise funds for the local women’s shelters this coming Tuesday night.

This Tuesday, February 11th from 5PM-8PM Boston Pizza will be hosting a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and include pasta or pizza.

Appetizers, courtesy of AMJ Campbell Barrie and Adrienne Keyser TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist are from 5-6PM.

For tickets or for more information please call 705-645-5257 .

All proceeds go directly to the shelter, please help the women in your community by coming and supporting this great local cause.

Voyageur Travel’s Honeymoon Without a Foot Print

The latest trend in honeymoon destinations are eco-friendly tourist stops that offer sight seeing and eco-friendly activities for newly weds. The top five world-wide destinations are Palau; Norwegian Fjords; Costa Rica; Kerala, India; and Kenya. Each has their unique landscape and activities free of carbon foot prints for couples who want a honeymoon to remember. But there is another contender in this category that deserves more attention.

Known as the ‘Eighth Continent,” Madagascar is an island that offers not only tours of national parks with stunning views, but resorts with white sand beaches and beautiful blue ocean for miles. Explore Madagascar’s flora and fauna (which are unlike any other on earth, there are species of flowers and trees unseen any where else), snorkle through the coral reefs, or learn about Madagascar’s fascinating history on a walking tour.

Madagascar has national parks scattered throughout the island and a tour through one is sure to delight. The top ten parks include Ranomafana National Park, Masoala National Park, Andasibe-Mantadia, Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, Ifaty, Avenue of the Baobabs, Nosy Be, Tsingy de Bemaraha, Isalo National Park, and Ile Sainte Marie. Each park has sensational attractions from old forts to Baobab Trees.

Places of interest include Anistrabe, Mahajunga, Diego, Fort Dauphin, Tamatave, Fianaratsoa, and Antananarivo. Each city has a unique history, learn about the pirates, colonization, and modernization during a tour through one of these beautiful cities. Whether you take in the history or the architecture, these destinations are sure to captivate the traveling couple. And for those couples who are looking to flex those bilingual muscles, get ready to brush up on your French as you shop and talk with the locals.

And should eco-tourism not appeal to you then stay at one of Madagascar’s top resorts. Hotel Andilana Beach is a four star award winning resort that offers a relaxing stay close to Nosy Be National park. There’s all inclusive packages available to make your stay further enjoyable. The Anakao Ocean Lodge offers modern comforts with a beach flavour. There is a spa on site, restaurant and activites for a couple to enjoy together. The Tsarabanjina Hotel offers golfing, diving, and a spa for the weary traveler, as well as all inclusive packages.

You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Madagascar, come in to Voyageur Travel and let’s explore your options together. Make you appointment today.

 

Muskoka Opera Festival at Rene Caisse Theatre

Muskoka Opera Festival3rd Annual Muskoka Opera Festival,
Aug. 20 to 24, 2012
Rene Caisse Theatre, Bracebridge.

Check www.muskokaoperafestival.com for details of the six great shows, or call 1-705-764-1381. For tickets: call 1-705-645-8400, or online at www.atthecaisse.com

Parkinson SuperWalk 2012 September 8

2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of Superwalk, Parkinson Society’s annual fundraising event. In 2011, a record $3 million dollars was raised nationally through SuperWalk, funding 28 research projects as well as providing resources for education, advocacy and support services to the over 100,000 Canadians living with this debilitating disease. This year, it is our goal to raise $3 million, $900, 000 of which is hoped to come from generous supporters in Central and Northern Ontario.

The Bracebridge SuperWalk will be held on Saturday, September 8th at Monck Public School, with registration beginning at 9:00 am. This is a fun family event with participants ranging from infancy and on! You can even register your family as a team. Everyone is welcome!

With your help we can provide a better life and a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today. A world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. For more information on SuperWalk and to register or sponsor a walker please visit www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca or call1.800.565.3000.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tour

The Pink tour LogoThe Pink Tour: Get Onboard for Breast Health

Event date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Time and place : 10:00-12:30, Shoppers Drug Mart (248 Manitoba St)

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will be traveling across the province this summer in a big pink bus, inviting residents in 90 communities to get the facts about breast cancer screening. The Pink Tour will share information about breast health and breast cancer screening and eligible women can sign up for a mammogram with the Ontario Breast Screening Program, a program administered by Cancer Care Ontario, on the spot. Come visit us!

More information: www.cbcf.org/PinkTour