We Know Things To Do in Ontario!
And right now, you need to stay home! There are no events, no getaways, no reason to road trip. Check back later and keep your thoughts set on summer!! Stay safe and stay healthy.
You will never ask “What is happening north of Toronto (and in central and northern Ontario) this weekend”? again! Use our events calendar to find things to do in Ontario and even in Ontario this weekend or in the future. Whether you like to lay low and chill or get your rush from adrenaline-pumping activities and experiences – the calendar has events for everyone, in every season from the Bruce Peninsula to the Ottawa Valley!
Depending on your drive, you’ll find action anywhere from 1 hour away from Toronto to 5. Our events are not limited to highways 400 and 11 either. These are just the first two highway suggestions to travel north and find adventure in Ontario.submit your event
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Author Talk with Orland French
April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Huronia Museum invites the community for an evening with author, Orland French, discussing his work and the correspondence that inspired this book. Inspired by real letters from his uncle who died at Vimy Ridge, author Orland French writes back to him 100 years later to explain how Canada and the world have evolved. Letters to Vimy will be available at the museum on this evening for purchase and signing.
Other opportunities to meet the author on this weekend include: Saturday, April 8 1-3 pm AUTHOR’S SIGNING at Georgian Bay Books, 247 King Street, Midland & Sunday, April 9 (Vimy Ridge Day) 11 am at the Waverley United Church
About the author: Orland French was born in Midland and raised in Waverley, Ontario, a couple of kilometres from the farm where his Uncle Oscar was raised. He attended Midland-Penetanguishene District High School and graduated in 1962.
Orland graduated from the journalism program at Ryerson University (then Ryerson Polytechnical Institute) in 1965. He followed a journalism career, working in the newsrooms of The Kingston Whig-Standard and the Ottawa Citizen. He was a parliamentary correspondent for The Citizen and wrote a regular (some would say highly irregular) column on provincial and national politics in The Globe and Mail. Later, he taught journalism at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, and developed an interest in local history. He served as president of the Hastings County Historical Society and trustee on the board of Old Hay Bay Church near Napanee, a National Heritage site. This interest led to producing history and geology books on the counties of Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, and Hastings. For his work as a volunteer in history-related projects, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 and the Governor-General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2013.