Somehow it is almost April, and the year is a quarter of the way through. But here in Collingwood, April also feels like the turn of the new season, new weather, and increasingly longer days. This April though, there is more than that to look forward to. Here is the city’s great line-up of events, concerts, and things to do in the coming month:
Collingwood is a city that embraces and celebrates the arts, and in April, that continues in a big way. Renowned Canadian musician Ashley MacIsaac will be at Meaford Hall on April 14th, while Canadian Brass will steal the stage in the days before on April 12th. If you aren’t into the music and stage scene, how about celebrating the visual arts? The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Juried Art Show will host the awards ceremony on April 22nd from 1-3 pm, choosing the winners of the show which is on display from April 18th to May 26th. Come out and support your local community artists and enjoy some beautiful scenes and creative endeavours.
Celebrating Earth Day
April 22 is Earth Day, and with a progressive conscious community such as that of Collingwood, it is indeed a day to celebrate. The city will come together through a community initiated clean-up. Individuals are invited to form a team, find a place that needs to be cleaned up, and get started! Harbourview Park Clean-Up is happening at 1pm, where members of the council and town staff will lead a litter removal party that is suitable for participants of all ages. Educating your children on Earth Day, the importance of looking after Mother Nature and the impacts of climate change is an important component of this day. Send them to Simcoe County Museum Kids Camp on April 27th to teach them all they need to know.
If you want to get active, the YMCA’s annual Move to Give day will be held on April 7th, at eight different YMCA locations across the city. The Move to Give initiative encourages individuals to get moving – bike, run, walk, or swim – as part of the YMCA, to raise money for community members to have access to YMCA programs. Get moving for your health and give back for the health of others at the same time. If physical activity isn’t quite what you are feeling though, check out the Georgian Bay Home and Lifestyle Expo instead. Featuring everything from home restorations to construction companies, to home décor, and even free face painting for the kids, there is something for everyone and it is a great way to spend your time between April 27th and 29th.
This April, get ready to head out into the community and get involved. For more information and to find more great events and activities. Visit our website and check out our calendar of events!