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Celebrate Simcoe Day at the Simcoe County Museum

Free community event August 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Midhurst/July 26, 2017 – Join Warden Gerry Marshall and fellow County Councillors to celebrate Simcoe Day (Civic Holiday) with a free community event at the Simcoe County Museum. The event runs Monday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a free BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will enjoy complimentary admission to the Simcoe County Museum, a range of picnic-themed activities and of course a BBQ with homemade hand churned ice cream as a special treat.

"I'm looking forward to a great day as we give back to our residents, enjoy the mid-summer holiday, fill up on some BBQ and showcase the Simcoe County Museum," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "This is a small token of our Council's appreciation to all our residents and I'll be joined by a number of Councillors throughout the day as we meet and mingle with Simcoe County families."

EVENT:Simcoe Day Celebration

Simcoe County Museum                                                                   
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, Ontario


Monday, August 7, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Museum and activities open to the public
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: BBQ  

The BBQ is being sponsored by the County of Simcoe and our partners from Enbridge Gas Distribution Community Event Services are helping cook and hand out hot dogs, sausages and a vegetarian option. A donation to the local Food Bank is encouraged.

Did you know that the Civic Holiday is also celebrated as Simcoe Day in honour of Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe (1752 –1806)? Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and was a founding figure in Canadian history. Throughout Simcoe County and Ontario, Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe is recognized for his efforts.  

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

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Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)