Orillia to launch Innovation Collective
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 01:37 PM
For immediate release (March 1, 2023)– At a special meeting on Feb. 28, 2023, Orillia City Council approved the launch of an Orillia & Lake Country Innovation Collective three-year pilot project to provide economic development support services to the community that are aimed to foster collaboration, ideation and to develop and implement innovative thinking.
The Innovation Collective, which will be managed by the City’s Business Development, Culture and Tourism Department and supported by an...
Orillia Council approves 2023 budget
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 04:17 PM
Bill 23 impacts and County contract increase account for almost 2% of levy increase
For immediate release (Feb. 28, 2023)– While balancing the financial impacts of historically high inflation rates, effects of the Province’s Bill 23, and service contract pressures, Orillia Council approved a 2023 budget with a 2.79 per cent tax rate increase at its Special Council meeting on Feb. 27, 2023.
“This was the first budget for our Council term and despite being faced with significant economic pressures...
Call to artists open for new Orillia Recreation Centre gallery exhibit ‘Momentum’
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023 01:28 PM
For immediate release (Feb. 24, 2023)– The Art in Public Places Committee is launching a new Call to Artists for the Orillia Recreation Centre’s art gallery, The Stack.
The Call invites artists to interpret the theme ‘Momentum,’ either through new or existing original works of art. The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2023. The Call is open to everyone; however, preference will be given to local/regional artists.
“Orillia is home to many talented artists and The Stack Gallery at the Orillia...
Submissions now open for the Leacock Museum’s K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration contest
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 01:37 PM
For immediate release (Feb. 16, 2023)–Those looking to write poetry have more reasons than ever with a chance to win cash prizes through the Leacock Museum’s eighth annual K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration contest.
“The K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration contest presents the opportunity to win a cash prize and to read original works at a celebration event in our Sunshine City,” said Mayor Don McIsaac. “I encourage everyone to put their pen to the page and try something new...
Leacock Museum reopens with new exhibit ‘A Leacock Love Story’
Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 03:49 PM
For immediate release (Feb. 8, 2023)– The Leacock Museum is reopening for the season just in time for Valentine’s Day with the new exhibitA Leacock Love Story, beginning on Feb. 10, 2023.
The exhibit, which will run until Aug. 31, 2023, explores the relationship between Stephen Leacock and his wife, Beatrix Hamilton Leacock, and the summer home in Orillia that Stephen built for Beatrix.
“Through this new exhibit, we are pleased to share an aspect of Stephen Leacock’s life that has not been told...