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County marks National Multiculturalism Dayhttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/national-multiculturalism-day-2017-06-23.aspx6/23/2017 6:46:46 PMCounty marks National Multiculturalism Day<p>​<strong>Midhurst/June 23, 2017 –</strong> The County of Simcoe Local Immigration Partnership invites residents and media to celebrate National Multiculturalism Day on June 27, 2017. This year's event incorporates a Canada 150 theme and features an educational exhibit highlighting Simcoe County's unique multicultural history.</p><p>The exhibit will be held in the County of Simcoe Administration Centre Atrium area from 12 to 4 p.m. on June 27. A video highlighting the successful #ITSTARTS Pledge campaign run by the County throughout the month of June will be included in the exhibit. To-date, the County has distributed more than 8,000 Pledge cards and received extraordinary response from residents and partners through social media. Visit <a href="http://www.immigration.simcoe.ca/itstarts">www.immigration.simcoe.ca/itstarts</a> to learn more. </p><p>"Simcoe County is truly becoming a popular destination for new Canadians, with more than 50,000 newcomers living in Simcoe County from a variety of ethnic backgrounds," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "The success of the Pledge campaign and the support and participation we've received demonstrates just how welcoming and diverse our communities are becoming. Join us to celebrate National Multiculturalism Day."  </p><p>The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership was established in 2011 and is funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The Partnership Council is comprised of numerous community leaders, including representatives from education, policing, libraries, economic development, health, housing family counselling and supports, employment services, settlement services, government, and the United Way of Greater Simcoe County. Visit immigration.simcoe.ca for more information.   </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:13%;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>National Multiculturalism Day Exhibit </strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:13%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>County of Simcoe Administration Centre (Atrium area)<br>1110 Highway 26, <br>Midhurst, Ontario </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:13%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Tuesday, June 27, 2017<br>12 to 4 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p></span><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p>
Grand Opening of Hickling Recreational Trail on June 28, 2017http://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Hickling-Recreational-Trail-2017-06-19.aspx6/19/2017 1:19:33 PMGrand Opening of Hickling Recreational Trail on June 28, 2017<p><strong>Midhurst / June 19, 2017</strong> – The County of Simcoe, in partnership with the City of Barrie, Township of Springwater and the Trans Canada Trail organization, invites media to attend the Grand Opening of the Hickling Recreational Trail. The ceremony will occur on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the trail entrance located at 1246 Snow Valley Road, Springwater. </p><p>The Hickling Recreational Trail is the first multi-use trail that directly connects Barrie to Springwater and is one of four additional trail connections being constructed over the summer that will allow residents using non-motorized means of transportation to move between the two municipalities. These five sections of new trails will also complete an 11 kilometre gap in the Trans Canada Trail between Springwater and Barrie and help form part of the 165 km Simcoe County Loop Trail which will launch later this summer. </p><p>In addition to financial support from the County of Simcoe, the project received funding from the Trans Canada Trail; the Government of Canada through the <a href="http://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_02195.html">Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program</a> (CIP 150); and Hydro One.</p><p><strong>EVENT:</strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><p><strong>What</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:25%;"><p><strong>Grand Opening of Hickling Recreational Trail</strong></p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>1246 Snow Valley Road, Springwater Township<br>Entrance to Hickling Recreational Trail </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Wednesday, June 28, 2017 <br>10 a.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Commitment to Forestry and Active Communities:</strong></p><p>At approximately 33,000 acres and growing, the Simcoe County Forest is the largest municipally-owned forest in Ontario and among the largest of its kind in Canada. The County continues to invest in strategic forestry acquisitions and within the past decade, the County Forest has expanded by more than 3,700 acres. Through its <em>Trails Connecting Communities Program</em>, the County makes $250,000 in annual funding available to local municipalities to construct and improve active transportation infrastructure, which often include, but not limited to, recreational trails. Since 2009, the County has provided more than $1.5 million to local municipalities towards the completion of 61 trail and active transportation projects. Furthermore, our County-owned forests contain more than 450 km of trails used for various recreational purposes. These trails are developed and maintained by non-profit groups through a high degree of volunteerism.</p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.<br> </p><p style="text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">-30-</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p></span><p><br></p>
Summer Sundays at the Simcoe County Museumhttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Summer-Sundays-2017-06-15.aspx6/15/2017 2:19:07 PMSummer Sundays at the Simcoe County Museum<p>​<strong>Minesing/June 15, 2017 </strong>– Spend your summer stay-cation at the Simcoe County Museum every Sunday afternoon in July and August. Your family will love this one of a kind experience, as you explore our history and take in food-inspired activities. </p><p>Summer Sundays run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Themes include:</p><ul><li><strong>July 2 - Happy Birthday Canada: </strong>Celebrate Canada's 150 Birthday with cake, games and more </li><li><strong>July 9 and 30 – Time for Tea: </strong>Make your own tea, and pair it with homemade scones fresh from the bread oven </li><li><strong>July 16 and August 6, 2017 – Jam Session: </strong>We will use berries of the season to make the sweetest homemade jam </li><li><strong>July 23 – Trades Day: </strong>Learn about some of those forgotten trades from the early 19<sup>th</sup> century </li><li><strong>August 13 – All About the Grains: </strong>What's better than homemade bread baked in the bread oven? How about homemade butter made with your own two hands </li><li><strong>August 20 – HCEA Building Simcoe County: </strong>The Museum grounds come alive with dozers, land movers, crushers and more </li><li><strong>August 27 – Butterfly Paradise:</strong> Help these threatened species by learning how to create a paradise of your own </li></ul><p>Regular Museum rates apply: Museum Members and Preschoolers are free; Adults $6; Student and Seniors $5; and Children $4. Pre-registration is not required. </p><p>For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at (705) 728-3721 or visit <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:22%;"><strong>EVENT</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>Summer Sundays</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:22%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Simcoe County Museum<br>1151 Highway 26 <br>Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:22%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Sunday afternoons from July 2 to August 27<br>1 to 4:30 p.m. </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong> for further details.</p><p style="text-align:center;">-30-</p><p style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Meredith Patterson<br>Events, Programmer, Simcoe County Museum<br>705-728-3721<br><a href="mailto:meredith.patterson@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">meredith.patterson@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Donna Goodwin<br>Acting Education Director, Simcoe County Museum<br>705-728-3721 ext. 1320<br>Donna.Goodwin<a href="mailto:Donna.Goodwin@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">@simcoe.ca</a>  </p>
Canada Day Waste Facilities Informationhttp://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Canada-Day-Waste-Facilities-Information.aspx6/13/2017 8:14:11 PMCanada Day Waste Facilities Information<p>​Happy Canada Day!</p><p><strong>Waste Management Facilities Hours</strong></p><p>All County waste management facilities will be CLOSED Saturday, July 1.</p><p>There will be NO CHANGE to your garbage, organics and recycling collection day.</p><p> </p>
Notice of Surplus of Landshttp://www.simcoe.ca/Clerks/Pages/Notice-of-Surplus-of-Lands.aspx6/13/2017 6:34:31 PMNotice of Surplus of Lands<p>IN THE MATTER OF the proposed sale of the following property:<br> <br>Part of PIN 58100-0041, being Part of Lot 5, Concession 10, (Innisfil), as in IN39273, in the City of Barrie, save and except approximately 0.44 hectares to be retained for the potential future use as a paramedics post.<br> <br>NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of The Corporation of the County of Simcoe intends to pass a by-law authorizing the sale of the above-noted lands after publication of this Notice, as required by the County’s current Policy for the Acquisition or Disposition of Real Property.<br> <br>On June 27, 2017, the proposed by-law will come before County Council at its regular meeting commencing at 9:00 a.m. Any person who wishes to comment on the sale should submit comments in writing to the undersigned by June 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.<br> <br>DATED at Midhurst, Ontario, this 13th day of June, 2017.<br> <br> <br>John Daly, County Clerk<br>The Corporation of the County of Simcoe<br>Administration Centre<br>1110 Highway 26<br>Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6</p>
Notice for Surplus of Landshttp://www.simcoe.ca/Clerks/Pages/Notice-for-Surplus-Lands.aspx6/13/2017 4:27:53 PMNotice for Surplus of Lands<p>IN THE MATTER OF the proposed sale of the following property:<br> <br>Part of PIN 58100-0041, being Part of Lot 5, Concession 10, (Innisfil), as in IN39273, in the City of Barrie, save and except approximately 0.44 hectares to be retained for the potential future use as a paramedics post.<br> <br>NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of The Corporation of the County of Simcoe intends to pass a by-law authorizing the sale of the above-noted lands after publication of this Notice, as required by the County’s current Policy for the Acquisition or Disposition of Real Property.<br> <br>On June 27, 2017, the proposed by-law will come before County Council at its regular meeting commencing at 9:00 a.m. Any person who wishes to comment on the sale should submit comments in writing to the undersigned by June 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.<br> <br>DATED at Midhurst, Ontario, this 13th day of June, 2017.<br>  <br>John Daly, County Clerk<br>The Corporation of the County of Simcoe<br>Administration Centre<br>1110 Highway 26<br>Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6​</p>
Local partners host food security forumhttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/food-forum-2017-.aspx6/8/2017 1:04:39 PMLocal partners host food security forum<p style="text-align:left;"><strong>Midhurst/June 8, 2017 –</strong> Join local partners, service providers and community leaders for an upcoming Food Security Forum being held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum. The forum is intended to identify action-oriented opportunities towards improving community and household food security in Simcoe County.  </p><p>The forum builds on public awareness generated through the Karma Project's 2016 Eat the Math campaign, which had volunteer participants experience what a person with limited access to food could expect to survive on for five days, through food kits similar to ones assembled at local Food Banks. </p><p>"Ensuring that our most vulnerable residents and families have sustainable access to nutritious and appropriate quantities of food is vital," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "Having participated in the Eat the Math campaign, I can tell you first hand that proper nourishment directly impacts ones health and ability to perform well in day to day tasks. The purpose of the forum is to identify solutions and take meaningful action to address hunger and food security."</p><p>The event is being hosted by the County of Simcoe, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, United Way – Simcoe Muskoka, The Karma Project and the Simcoe County Food Partners Alliance. Registration is required. To RSVP please contact 705.735.6901. </p><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:15%;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>Food Security Forum</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:15%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Simcoe County Museum<br>1151 Highway 26 <br>Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:15%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Wednesday, June 14, 2017<br>9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">-30-</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p></span><p> </p>
Donald A. Stuart | Designer | Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence at the Simcoe County Museumhttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Donald-A--Stuart-2017-06-07.aspx6/7/2017 8:15:36 PMDonald A. Stuart | Designer | Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence at the Simcoe County Museum<p><strong>Minesing/June 7,</strong><strong><sup> </sup></strong><strong>2017 – </strong>In celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: <em>Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence. </em> </p><p>The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada's and Simcoe County's most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces. </p><p>In time for the<strong> </strong>formal opening on June 20<sup>th</sup>,<strong> </strong>the <em>Homage Collection</em>, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse, will be added to the exhibition. <em>Homage</em> celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. </p><p>Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.</p><p>For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0 "><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><strong>EXHIBIT</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>Donald A. Stuart Exhibition</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Simcoe County Museum</p><p>1151 Highway 26 </p><p>Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><strong>When</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0">May 20 to September 4, 2017 </td></tr></tbody></table><p>Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong> for further details.</p><p>-30-</p><p><br></p>