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Food for Thought (Posted On: Monday, August 16, 2010)

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Meet the famers who grow our food and taste creations featuring local food prepared by the finest chefs from around the region at the Third Annual Savour Simcoe.  The theme is “Celebrating our Heritage – Agriculture & Regional Cuisine”! The event takes place at the Simcoe County Museum - 1151 Highway 26, Minesing,  from 1-5pm.  Tickets are $55.00 per person - includes all food and beverage tastings. Tickets are available on-line at our website  or call 705 734-2075.

There have been a crop of new culinary delights popping up in Collingwood and Aranka Jones has done the homework for us to help us understand which venues are the best for a detox diet and why.  Read this very informative article.

August in the Georgian Triangle boasts some pretty great sights, sounds and tastes.  The Peak to Shore Music & Art Festival takes place from August 20th to the 22nd!   Featuring 6 Stages, 16 extraordinary bands, dozens of artists and art demonstrations in 3 spectacular destinations from the Village at Blue Mountain to the Historic Harbour Towns of Collingwood and Thornbury. Visit the Peak to Shore Music and Art Festival website.  .

Don’t miss the Copper Kettle Festival in Creemore on August 28rd.  This is one of our favourite events of the year.  It all starts with a Farmers Market at 8am and from noon on you can check out the beer garden with live music, brewery tours, kids’ activities, the antique car show, wagon rides and much more. Well worth the drive to Creemore and lots of fun for the whole family!  You can spend an hour or the day and be very satisfied that you made the effort to check it out! 

The Dam Pub is hosting their 2nd annual Pig and Corn Roast on August 29thrd from 5pm ‘til 9pm midnight.  Tickets are only $26.50 per person and they’re going fast!  Call The Dam Pub at 519.599.2110. welcomes our new sponsors:

Kids at Blue Mountain

Give your child a vacation they’ll remember forever. Let them loose in one of the Kids at Blue Mountain Programs! Whether you’re looking for a day of child care for your toddler or a program for a young enthusiast, the Kids’ Camp staff have programmed activities for your youngsters to enjoy all day long.

108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains ON L9Y 3Z2
T: 705-445-0231

Activity Central at Blue Mountain

Welcome to Activity Central, your one-stop shop for endless year-round recreation in the Blue Mountain region. Recreation is our specialty and we have something to suit everyone – from serene to extreme! Allow us to make the most of your day with an activity for every interest, budget and age. We can also help with group getaway! Located in the Village at Blue Mountain

108 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Village At Blue Mountain ON
T: 705.443.5522

Elephant Thoughts

Our goal is to bring about an improvement in the standard of living in the Developing World and Aboriginal Communities where we are presently involved by providing a quality education for children. While providing this fundamental education we strive to preserve and propagate values of environmental stewardship and cultural identity. Elephant Thoughts continues to generate revenue for charitable initiatives through Special events programs, kids camp programs and birthday parties. Visit the Out of the World Science Store in Nottawa to find unique gifts for kids and adults, or to just explore, engage and meet some awesome snakes and lizards.

4318 Country Road 124, Collingwood ON L9Y 3Z1
T: 705.444.2012

The Huron Club

Built in the 1880's The Huron Club was originally a gathering place for ship's captains and Collingwood's movers and shakers. With its re-opening The Huron Club is a place for everyone. No matter if it's a business lunch, a golden anniversary, or a cocktail after work on the new patio, the Huron Club always has a table for you. Live music every Thursday night, and again with a 'Jazz and Blues' Brunch on Sunday will keep you coming back to this 'neighborhood spot'. Come by and check out the "blue plate" specials every Sun-Wed. Comfort food at a comfort price.

94 Pine St. @ Second, Collingwood ON L9Y 2N9
T: 705.293.6677

Monterra Golf @ Blue Mountain Resort

Challenge yourself with a round at one of Ontario’s most popular resort courses — Monterra Golf. Designed in 1989 by Tom McBroom, Monterra has proven to be a formidable challenge for golfers from North America and abroad. A traditional links course, Monterra features rolling bent grass fairways, razorback mounding and 86 bunkers, as well as ravines, creeks, seven lakes, and some spectacular elevated tee shots. In addition to the championship course, Monterra offers a full-service golf shop, deli and bar and a practice area. Monterra Golf is a premium course at an affordable price. During the 2010 season, play midweek for only $59 +HST. Some conditions apply. To book your tee-time, please call 705.445.0231

108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains ON L9Y 3Z2
T: 705.445.0231

Pamperme Day Spa (Laser & Esthetics)

At Pamperme we promise to do just that - Pamper You! We offer a wide range of services and treatments that aim to bring you the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation. We encourage you to treat yourself to one of our yummy spa treatments, whether it's a relaxing hot stone massage or an afternoon mani/pedi with the girls! We specialize in decadent skin and body treatments using the full line of Dermalogica products. Ask for your personalized skin-mapping experiences we offer. At Pamperme, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, and our goal is for you to leave glowing from head-to-toe.

75 Hurontario Street, Collingwood ON
T: 705.446.1286

Taoist Tai Chi Society - Collingwood Branch

The Taoist Tai Chi Society, a registered charity, was established in 1970 and now numbers more than 40,000 members in 25 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is specifically designed to improve holistic health. The significant degree of turning and stretching, combined with the adaptability of the form to suit individual needs, are just some of the factors that contribute to its focus on restoring, improving and maintaining health. Health benefits include improved circulation, balance and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress. Certified volunteer instructors offer classes in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Creemore, Owen Sound, Meaford and Thornbury. Start improving your health today!

58 George Street, Collingwood ON L9Y 2E4
T: 705.444.0194

Tangles and Whiskers Hair Salon & Wellness Centre

Welcome to the new Tangles & Whiskers Hair Salon and Wellness Centre! Our team of 6 hairstylists, 2 estheticians and a R.M.T are now located in the Cranberry Mews (Unit 302 10 Keith Ave, Collingwood), to Renew, Restore, Refresh and Relax you! Our unisex salon offers full service hair, tanning, massage, and esthetics including skin, body, and nail treatments. Come experience our beautiful new location with private relaxation rooms, new retail area, and friendly, talented staff to provide customized services to suit your every want and need! Call for an appointment today – 705-445-9666. 15% off services for the month of August.

10 Keith Avenue, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W5
T: 705-445-9666

Yours in Food and Thought

Julie Card


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