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WinterActive

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Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
General Enquiries
50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-329-7250
Fax: 705-329-2176

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Get Up, go out and be WinterActive!

WinterActive is designed to help Orillians improve their health while having fun enjoying the best of Canada's winter. Plan to gather your family members and participate in as many activities as you can in February 2016. All events are free with the exception of ticketed events at the Orillia Opera House.

 

Free Cardboard Toboggan Race

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, Couchiching Golf Course

Registration is from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m. at the Couchiching Golf Course

Entries may be made as individuals or as a team

All toboggans must be made primarily from cardboard

Additional items may be used on the underside of the "TOBOGGAN" however, a

traditional sled may not be attached (i.e. using a crazy carpet as the base)

Acceptable materials include: duct tape, tin foil, shower curtains, garbage bags, etc.

If you are uncertain if the material is acceptable,

contact Parks, Recreation and Culture for clarification at 705-329-7250

 

Prize's for the following:

Fastest Toboggan

Furthest Distance Travelled

Most Creative Design

Largest Toboggan

Most Spectacular Wipeout

Best Overall Design


2016 Schedule of Events

(Click to view larger pdf)

Winter Active Calendar

 

List of Events

 

February 1


Classic Film Festival: West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.

Director: Robert Wise Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno Colour - 152m

Orillia Opera House at 7:30 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00)

February 2


Classic Film Festival: The Odd Couple (1968)

When fussy Felix (Jack Lemmon) becomes suicidal over his impending divorce, he accepts an offer to move in with his best friend, messy Oscar (Walter Matthau). Felix drives Oscar crazy with his obsession over his soon-to-be ex. Oscar tries to get him out of his funk by arranging a double date with two wacky British neighbors, Cecily (Monica Evans) and Gwendolyn (Carole Shelley). When the plan backfires and Felix grows even more despondent, his friendship with Oscar is put to the test.

Director: Gene Saks Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau Colour - 105m

Orillia Opera House at 7:30 p.m. (suggested donation: $5.00)

February 3

Free Adult Skate

9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. at Rotary Place

February 5

Free Public Skate

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. at Rotary Place (in support of the Sharing Place and sponsored by Georgian College)

February 6

Free Public Skate

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Brian Orser Arena (sponsored by the Orillia Ladies Hockey Association)


Hockey Day in Orillia

Visit their facebook page for details!

February 8

2015 Athlete of the Year Presentation

7:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, Orillia City Hall

February 9

Free Drop-in Pickleball

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Rotary Place 

February 12

Winter Carnival

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Couchiching Beach Park
Visit their websitefor details!


Mount Mississaga

Downtown Orillia, Mississaga Street

February 13

Winter Carnival

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Couchiching Beach Park
Visit their websitefor details!


Mount Mississaga

Downtown Orillia, Mississaga Street


Fireworks

Couchiching Beach Park

February 14

Winter Carnival

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Couchiching Beach Park
Visit their websitefor details!


Mount Mississaga

Downtown Orillia, Mississaga Street


Polar Bear Dip

Couchiching Beach Park

February 15

Free Family Day Events

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Rotary Place including free rockwall, skating, mini-stick, face painting and more.

February 17

Free Drop-in Yoga

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Rotary Place

February 18

Spring Made Fun Guide Released

Find this publication in the Packet and Times and at all City facilities.

February 19

Spring Program Registration Begins

Sign up online here or by coming in to the City Centre.

February 20

Free Cardboard Toboggan Race

10:00 a.m. at the Couchiching Golf Course

February 22

Free Drop-in Prescchool Skate

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. at Rotary Place

February 24

Free Drop-in Rock Climbing

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Rotary Place

February 25

Free Drop-in Pickleball

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Rotary Place

February 27

Free Public Skate

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Rotary Place (sponsored by Learning with LINK)

Free Drop-in Curling

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre

 


All of these events are free with the exception of the films screening at the Orillia Opera House.

Due to weather conditions, some Winter Active activities can be cancelled. Please continue to check this page for up-to-date information.