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Museum hosts the Simcoe County Heritage Fairhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/museum-hosts-the-simcoe-county-heritage-fair-19-4-18.aspx4/18/2019 1:26:49 PMMuseum hosts the Simcoe County Heritage Fair<p><strong>Minesing/April 18, 2019 </strong>– The Simcoe County Museum hosts the 17th annual Simcoe County Heritage Fair on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Students representing 14 schools across Simcoe County will showcase their projects on Canadian heritage and culture. <br><br>More than 650 students participated at the school level, and 110 of the highest-ranked projects will be exhibited at this regional fair. Media and residents are invited to join us for the Tuesday Evening Showcase occurring Tuesday, April 23 from 7 to 8 p.m., where students will share and present their projects.<br><br>Opening ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:45 a.m. Project adjudication begins at 10 a.m. The Fair is open for public viewing from 12:15 to 2 p.m. The award presentation and Closing Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m.<br><br>Entrance to the Heritage Fair is admission by donation. <br><br>For more information please visit the Museum's website at museum.simcoe.ca or call 705-728-3721.<br><br class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">EVENT: Simcoe County Heritage Fair</strong></p><p><strong>Where:     Simcoe County Museum</strong><br><strong>                  </strong>1151 Highway 26<br>                  Minesing, ON</p><p><strong>When:       </strong>Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday Evening Showcase<br>                  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:15 - 2 p.m. Public Viewing</p><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;"><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p><p>Shaughna Crew, Events Programmer<br>Simcoe County Museum<br>County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br>705-728-3721 ext. 1304<br><a href="mailto:shaughna.crew@simcoe.ca">shaughna.crew@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Forrest Patenaude, Supervisor,<br>Education & Visitor Engagement <br>Simcoe County Museum, Service Simcoe Branch <br>705-728-3721 ext. 1320 <br><a href="mailto:forrest.patenaude@simcoe.ca">forrest.patenaude@simcoe.ca</a>  </p>
Warden’s Statement: The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury considering Separated City Statushttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Warden’s-Statement--The-Town-of-Bradford-West-Gwillimbury-considering-Separated-City-Status.aspx4/15/2019 8:10:00 PMWarden’s Statement: The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury considering Separated City Status<p><strong>Midhurst/April 12, 2019 – </strong>The County of Simcoe is a strong collective of growing and prosperous municipalities within Central Ontario, and is also a municipal corporation providing a vast range of critical regional services which our residents rely on, including service provisions in the areas of health services, social and community services, and engineering and environmental services to name a few.</p><p>The County has tremendous regard for our member municipal partner, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury which serves as the southern gateway into our region from the GTA.  The County is proud of the significant services, infrastructure and investments we provide to the residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and due to the Town's growth, the County has responded with increased infrastructure investments and further program and services commitments to the community to meet increasing needs. </p><p>Bradford West Gwillimbury, based on their outlined concerns relating to new development growth, property value assessment growth, and the existing tax structure framework and policy, undertook a study in 2017 to assess the perceived value of County taxes collected vs County services received.  While the report certainly showed various specific conclusions between the different services and capital infrastructure investments based on tax structure, the County was pleased that the overall conclusion of the report could be readily interpreted to reflect that the residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury are receiving good value in the services and infrastructure they receive from the County portion of their tax dollars, and that the current governance arrangement is beneficial when compared to other options.</p><p>In response to the more recent Regional Government Review, the Town has once again reflected on their growth challenges and municipal structure, and has apparently undertaken a process to look at the prospect of becoming a separated city under the County structure, rather than a member municipality within the County structure. They have received some preliminary high level analyses from their staff, and are undertaking a public process to determine whether or not they make such a request to the Province as part of the Regional Review process.  The County has been asked to comment on this undertaking.</p><p>While County Council certainly respects the independent directions, processes and undertakings of the Town, we are concerned that some of the information being provided in this process is not fully complete or inclusive of all the appropriate financial and logistical considerations, meaning that residents and the local Council may be asked to formulate opinions with potentially incomplete or inaccurate information.</p><p>Through a unanimous County Council resolution, County staff were directed to undertake some more inclusive analyses of the potential impacts of the Town's recent consideration.  While this undertaking when complete, may well provide a much more accurate portrayal of the actual financial and logistical implications of this suggestion, it in no way addresses the question of this even being a plausible consideration of the Regional Government Review.</p><p>Despite these processes and undertakings, it is the County's desire to continue to work with the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury as our partners.  Regardless of what may or may not come of this local process and position, or even what changes might come out of the Provincial Regional Government Review, the County will continue to work very hard to provide the most appropriate and efficient services and investments that we can for the benefit of all our residents.</p><p><strong>~ County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell</strong><strong>  </strong></p>
Spring Yard Waste Collectionshttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Leaf-&-Yard-Collection-Week---Zone-1.aspx4/15/2019 3:07:54 PMSpring Yard Waste Collections<p>​Bi-weekly yard waste collection starts this week.  Place material out by 7 a.m. on Monday of your collection week. <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/leaf.aspx">Click here to determine your specific area/week. </a></p>
Good Friday & Easter Monday Waste Collection Informationhttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Good-Friday-Waste-Information.aspx4/15/2019 2:50:37 PMGood Friday & Easter Monday Waste Collection Information<p>Waste collection is occurring on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Place material out by  7 a.m. Waste Facilities are closed.</p>
County of Simcoe makes history through Museum Tract replanthttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/County-of-Simcoe-makes-history-through-Museum-Tract-replant-.aspx4/15/2019 2:35:14 PMCounty of Simcoe makes history through Museum Tract replant<p>​<strong>Midhurst/April 15, 2019 –</strong> The County of Simcoe continues to invest in our forests through its largest tree planting effort in decades. Starting on April 15, the County's Forestry Department will contribute to Simcoe County's green and growing forests through the planting of over 150,000 seedlings within the Museum Tract in Midhurst. The replanting operation is the latest phase of the Museum Tract Forest and Habitat Restoration Project and will be conducted over a 10-day period, as conditions permit. </p><p>“Our Forestry program is among the most recognized in Canada, and contributes immensely to the lifestyle and quality-of-life of Simcoe County residents," said Warden George Cornell. “We're proud to work with various national and international environmental and forestry groups on this unique and important endangered species project and ultimately restore the Museum Tract."</p><p>In September 2018, the County conducted a controlled burn on 30 hectares (74 acres) of the site in preparation for the replant and to remove invasive species. Formerly owned and operated by CP Rail, the vegetation used to consist mostly of non-native plants and trees. The County is now ready to rejuvenate the site. On April 15, the County of Simcoe Forestry Department will start to restore the Museum Tract as a healthy ecosystem and important wildlife habitat - planting seven native species of trees, including Jack Pine, which will account for over two-thirds of all the new trees to be planted on the tract. Restoration of the site will also include the seeding of over 75 native plant species.</p><p>Simcoe County Forest is the oldest, largest and most productive municipal forest in Ontario, totaling 13,285 hectares (32,835 acres). The County of Simcoe is committed to the sustainable management of our precious natural resources. In 2011, the County Council approved the Simcoe County Forest Management Plan, which will guide our policies through 2030. Through initiatives such as the Museum Tract Forest and Habitat Restoration Project, we aim to raise public awareness of the importance of Simcoe County's #greenandgrowing forests.</p><p><strong>About the Museum Tract Forest and Habitat Restoration Project</strong></p><p>One of the specific goals of the Forest and Habitat Restoration Project is to establish suitable nesting habitat for the Kirtland's Warbler by approximately 2023. The Kirtland's Warbler is a globally rare and endangered migratory bird which was nearly extinct 50 years ago, but has since begun to recover due to multiple habitat projects in North America and abroad. Kirtland's Warbler requires large tracts of young, dense coniferous forest for its nesting habitat, which was commonplace within Simcoe County prior to European settlement, land conversion and fire suppression. Suitable habitat also existed in the mid 1900's due to the significant levels of reforestation which occurred at that time. </p><p>The County of Simcoe is funding the project in collaboration with the Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada's Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (HSP), American Forests, and Forests Ontario. The County is also working with the Canadian Wildlife Service and Savanta Environmental Consultants, who specialize in Kirtland's Warbler habitat. </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>.</p><p><strong>Museum Restoration Project Quick facts:</strong></p><ul><li>Total trees being planted: 151,900</li><li>The County will be planting: Jack Pine (106,000), Red Pine (28,900), White Pine (8,000), Black Cherry (3,500), Red Oak (3,800), White Oak (1,100) and Red Cedar (600)</li><li>The planting will encompass 53 hectares (128 acres), including the 30 hectare (74 acre) controlled burn site</li><li>Seeding will add over 75 species of native plants to the site</li></ul><p><strong>Simcoe County Forest Quick facts:</strong></p><ul><li>Over 20 million trees have been planted within the Simcoe County Forest since its inception</li><li>Over 800 hectares (2,000 acres) is thinned annually to maintain the forest's health & productivity</li><li>All forestry revenue is reinvested back into the forest</li><li>The Simcoe County Forest has grown by over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) since 2010</li><li>The County contributes $30,000 annually to local tree planting initiatives</li></ul><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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><font face="Arial" style="color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><font face="Arial"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Collin Matanowitsch</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Manager, Public Relations</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">705-726-9300 ext. 1430</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">734-8386 (mobile)</span></font></font><div style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</div><div style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><br>Jennifer Straw<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1036<br>705-790-5979 (mobile)<br>Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca</div>
12th Annual Simcoe County Tri-Service Public Safety Communications Awards honour Public Safety Communicatorshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/12th-annual-sc-tri-service-public-safety-communications-awards-honour-public-safety-communicators-19-04-11.aspx4/11/2019 1:39:39 PM12th Annual Simcoe County Tri-Service Public Safety Communications Awards honour Public Safety Communicators<p><strong>Midhurst/April 11, 2019 </strong>– The Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board Public Safety Communications Communicator of the Year and Team Award winners will be recognized at the 12<sup>th</sup> annual ceremony on April 18, 2019.</p><p>This ceremony will recognize the exceptional work of the vital call-takers, dispatchers, and supervisors in our emergency response system. These men and women provide a vital link to callers in distress and provide a communications safety net to emergency responders on scene. Since the ceremony's inception, nine Communicators-of-the-Year, 361 individual and team communicators, and nine brave youth have been recognized. </p><p>“Each year we have the honour of recognizing this group of unsung heroes for their outstanding work under difficult, and sometimes harrowing conditions," said Warden George Cornell. “On behalf of County Council, our residents and visitors, we look forward to celebrating the commitment, strength and perseverance of this year's award recipients."</p><p><strong>Award Recipient Stories</strong></p><p>Ryan Macdonald from Barrie Fire and Emergency Service is the recipient of the <strong>2018 Simcoe County Public Safety Communicator-of-the-Year Award</strong>.  With more than eight years of service, Macdonald is regarded as a fantastic team member, who goes out of his way to assist his team, responding crews and the public each and every call. Macdonald's positive and enthusiastic attitude and true love of his work makes him a vital team member. </p><p>The <strong>2018 Simcoe County Public Safety Communications Team Award</strong> will be presented to the team from Barrie Police Service for their response to a near drowning incident in July in which a 10-year-old boy had been pulled from Kempenfelt Bay by City of Barrie Lifeguards. Due to the severity of the situation, if was determined that the victim would require immediate medical assistance. Dispatcher Linda Speers co-ordinated with uniform officers to clear a route to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. As the situation worsened, back-up Supervisor Caron Smith worked with the OPP and Toronto Police Service to facilitate an emergency run to The Hospital for Sick Kids. Assisted by Dispatcher Melissa Nadeau, Smith relayed transmissions to and from all three Communications Centres during the 45 minute escort. Communicators Kelly VanSchubert and Sarah Kenwright are also being recognized for their seamless support of the investigation.</p><p>Nine additional teams and three individuals will also be recognized in the Team Recognition and Individual Recognition categories.</p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>EVENT:   12th Annual Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board Public <br>                Safety Communications Awards</strong></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Where:   </strong>Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, Minesing<br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>When:     </strong>April 18, 2019<br>                2 p.m.<br></span></p><p><strong>Photos   </strong>Ceremony and interviews with recipients</p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of 16 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;"><strong>- 30 -<br></strong></p><p><strong>Contacts:</strong><br><strong></strong></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br> Manager, Public Relations<br> 705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br> 705-734-8386 (mobile)<br> Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca<strong> </strong></p><p>Jennifer Straw<br> Public Relations Consultant<br> 705-726-9300 ext. 1036<br> 705-790-5979 (mobile)<br> Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca<br></p>
County of Simcoe launches new awareness and award program to help businesses and organizations become age-friendlyhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/County-of-Simcoe-launches-new-awareness-and-award-program-to-help-businesses-and-organizations-become-age-friendly-.aspx4/3/2019 4:36:15 PMCounty of Simcoe launches new awareness and award program to help businesses and organizations become age-friendly<p>​<strong>Midhurst/April 3, 2019 – </strong>The County of Simcoe is pleased to introduce its new Age-Friendly Businesses and Organization Guide and Award Program to encourage regional businesses to implement age-friendly strategies and recognize those showing leadership in creating welcoming environments for older adults. </p><p>The Age-Friendly Business Guide and Award program is meant to increase awareness of the County's aging population and to help businesses or organizations evaluate their business environment and service delivery. The program provides a guide, resources and assessment tools to help our businesses and organizations adapt to our aging population. </p><p>The recognition component awards businesses who take action to become more age-friendly by participating in the program and implementing age-friendly goals and strategies. Further details, application guidelines and forms can be found online at www.simcoe.ca/age-friendly or request a copy by email at agefriendly@simcoe.ca. The annual deadline to submit an application to participate in the program is June 1st. Applications will be reviewed by the Simcoe County Age-Friendly Advisory Sub-Committee. Successful applicants will receive an award package and various in-kind support from the County of Simcoe.</p><p>“The County has taken action and shown tremendous leadership to help our communities and businesses adapt to our aging population," said Warden George Cornell. “This unique program not only supports our commitment to making our region more age-friendly, but aligns with our economic development goals to assist our businesses and organizations in preparing for the future."</p><p>The Canadian population aged 65 and over is predicted to double to 10.4 million during the next 20 years. In Simcoe County, the proportion of adults aged 65 plus is 18 per cent of the population compared to 16.7 per cent in Ontario (Statistics Canada 2016 Census).  As our population ages, it makes viable business sense to adapt to meet changing needs.</p><p><strong>About the Age-Friendly Community Initiative</strong><br>The County of Simcoe received funding from the Government of Ontario of as part of its Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant Program. The funding served to establish a baseline assessment of Simcoe County's age-friendliness and to determine the recommendations for action according to scope of community responsibility. A variety of community engagement processes were used to collect feedback from residents 60 years of age and older, caregivers, and service providers of older adults to produce the “Building an Age-Friendly Simcoe County - 2016 Community Needs Assessment" and the County's “Positive Aging Strategy". Both documents can be found at http://www.simcoe.ca/age-friendly. The Age-Friendly Business/Organization and Recognition program is one of the recommendations included in the aging strategy.</p><p style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">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<span> </span><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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong>- 30 –</strong></p><font face="Arial"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Collin Matanowitsch</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Manager, Public Relations</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">705-726-9300 ext. 1430</span><br style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">734-8386 (mobile)</span></font><div style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</div><div style="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:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br>Jennifer Straw<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1036<br>705-790-5979 (mobile)<br>Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca</div><p> </p><p> </p>
Earth Day at the Simcoe County Museumhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/earth-day-at-the-Museum-19-3-28.aspx3/28/2019 4:58:54 PMEarth Day at the Simcoe County Museum<p><strong>Minesing/March 28, 2019 </strong>– Join us on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate Earth Day at the Simcoe County Museum and learn about the awesome powers of the sun, which provides us with light, energy and life. </p><p>Experiment with the unseen light of the sun and learn how you can protect yourself from its powerful rays. Finish the day off by harnessing the sun's energy to cook a delicious treat.</p><p>Admission to the day is by donation. <em>All outdoor activities are weather permitting. </em></p><p>For more information, contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><table class="ms-rteTable-0" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:1%;">​<strong>EVENT</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:7%;">​<strong>Earth Day at the Simcoe County Museum</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:1%;"><strong>​Where:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:7%;">​Simcoe County Museum<br>1151 Highway 26<br>Minesing, Ontario  L9X 0Z7<br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:1%;"><strong>​When:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:7%;">​Saturday, April 20, 2019<br>1 to 4:30 p.m.<br></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our <span>historical</span> 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.</span><span><span><br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;text-align:center;"><span><span><strong>- 30 -</strong></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:left;line-height:normal;"><strong>Contacts:</strong><br><br></p> Kate Dixon<br> Events Programmer <br> Simcoe County Museum<br>705-728-3721 ext. 1382<br><div> </div><div><a href="mailto:Katelynn.dixon@simcoe.ca">Katelynn.dixon@simcoe.ca</a><br></div><div style="text-align:left;"><div> </div><br></div><div style="text-align:left;"> Forrest Patenaude <br>Supervisor, Education & Visitor Engagement<br>Simcoe County Museum<br>705-728-3721<a href="mailto:forrest.patenaude@simcoe.ca"><br>forrest.patenaude@simcoe.ca</a><br></div><div style="text-align:left;"><br></div>