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We’ve got three days of fun, entertainment and activities planned, with plenty of free time for shopping, dining, and indulging! Gather your closest BFF’s (girl friends) and plan to stay for the entire weekend or purchase a non-accommodation package …either way, it’s going to be a great time!
Packages includes: a swag bag chock full of everything you’ll need to “survive” Girlfriends Getaway Weekend and much more, including a locally crafted identification bracelet*, discounts to Downtown businesses, a variety of hosted walking tours to suit all interests, fashion show, gala dinner, pub tour featuring live music and a wrap up weekend brunch.
*Note: Your identification bracelet is required to attend all events and activities and It also gets you deals galore at shops and restaurants
The weekend at a glance…
FRIDAY, MAY 24th
Weekend Event Check In and Registration anytime after 1:00pm
The Georgian Triangle Tourist Association – The Station / Museum
Kick off a weekend of female fun you’ll never forget while you meet the other women you’ll be spending the weekend with when you register at the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association, located at 45 Ste. Paul Street. You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers who will help you plan your weekend and answer your questions about not only the event but also the region. When you arrive, you will receive our Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend swag bag chock full of everything you will need to enjoy your weekend Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend including an ID / event bracelet. Your bracelet is required to attend all events and activities and will give you access to deals galore at shops and restaurants throughout the weekend.
In Store Activities and Lunch on Your Own
Enjoy a variety of special offers at a number of downtown locations, stroll the streets and enjoy our rich heritage and culture, visit the waterfront and take in the beauty of Georgian Bay. There will be lots of free time for shopping, wining, dining, and indulging! Why not pamper yourself at one of our many spas downtown?
Dinner On Your Own
Enjoy an array of the culinary delights in Downtown Collingwood! From classy to casual…you can dine at one of our world class restaurants, visit a traditional Pub… enjoy a beverage on a patio…it’s all within walking distance.
Downtown Diva’s Fashion Show and Official Opening Reception 8 pm – 11pm
The Historical Gayety Theatre and Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
After a great day discovering downtown and dinner, join us at our historical Gayety Theatre (beside the Arts Centre at 163 Hurontario Street) where we will kick-off the weekend in style! Local Wine and Spirits Producers will be on hand to enlighten your taste buds and light snacks will also be available! We will have you dancing through the night with local, live entertainment by the Strange Potatoes…a funny energetic band of musical characters that bring charm and create an infectious good time! Our Downtown Diva’s Fashion Show sets the stage at 8:30 presented by our local downtown merchants. Catch a glimpse of the season’s best styles and fashions…all found in Downtown Collingwood! Your host and emcee for the evening is: Mallory Woodcock, CEO and Founder of With Style Image Consulting out of Kitchener, ON.
Head To Bed Or Hit The Town 11pm - onward
There’s always more fun to be had in Downtown Collingwood! Check out some live music or visit the bar where the locals hang out. Or just head back to your hotel for a good night’s worth of beauty sleep…
SATURDAY, MAY 25th
There will be something for every lady to enjoy on Saturday…we have LOTS of great offers and special activities planned! The Downtown Collingwood Farmers’ Market will delight you with our local flavours of the season, in the Pine Street parking lot between 8:30 am to 1:00pm.
You can choose to shop, indulge and discover at your own pace and time… OR you and your girlfriends can pre-book one of many ‘Walking Tours’ we have planned for you! We will be your host and guide you on Walking Tours which will speak to every ladies interest.
Featured Downtown Collingwood Walking Tours will run through the day on Saturday, May 25th. There will be two morning tours and two afternoon tours to choose from. The featured tours are Culinary * Fashion * Home Décor * Wellness and are included in your weekend package at no extra charge to you!
Morning Tours Include:
CULINARY TOUR (8:30am-10:30am):
Discover how to create wonderful dishes, learn what foods and spices pair well together…maybe even learn a new trick of the trade? You will even have an opportunity to learn from an expert how to create a sweet or savory dish yourself! This walking tour will take you to our very own Downtown Collingwood Farmers’ Market, then over to our Community Food Co-Op…to watch our chef choose from locally grown products and fresh ingredients then you will watch a demonstration on how to prepare the dish!
FASHION (9:30am – 11:30am):
Ever wonder what a personal shopper does? Join us for this unique fashion tour and enjoy a personal shopping and fashion tour with host, Mallory Woodcock from With Style Image Consulting. Mallory will be your host and speak about new spring trends, what’s hot this season, how to spruce up a wardrobe and other great fashion tips as you tour through our unique fashion stores downtown. There will even be a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the walking tour for a $100 gift card from With Style Image Consulting.
Afternoon Tours Include:
BEAUTY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS(1:30pm – 3:30pm):
Do you love to be pampered or want to learn more about the benefits of alternative health and wellness options available today? Let our local expert Dr. Melissa Longo, family Chiropractor and host of Good Living, Good Health on Rogers TV guide you through a whole body experience from the benefits of nutrition, fitness stress reduction, detoxification and lifestyle change. Known for her passion and enthusiasm about health and wellness, she's committed to helping people live healthier lives and taking steps to make change.
HOME DECOR (2 :00pm – 4:00pm)
Learn about the newest spring styles and trends or even how to spruce up your current home with our Downtown Collingwood Home Décor tour. Local design expert, Joann Bowden will be your host for this walking tour. Joann will begin her tour at Farrow Arcaro Design (F.A.D.) and from there… take you on a home décor journey through our downtown shops and maybe even share a few of her secrets with you! FAD will be hosting a wine and cheese after the tour.
There are other self guided opportunities you can take advantage of while you are here, they include:
ARTS AND CULTURE:
Love the arts? Downtown Collingwood is rich in arts and culture with everything from theatre to canvas to glass to one-of-a-kind jewellery. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the popular Theatre Collingwood production location; visit a variety of artist studios and discover our many public art projects, such as our Historical panels, murals, art banner and art chairs throughout the downtown.
Collingwood is rich in heritage and architecturally interesting buildings. This Tour is presented by the Collingwood and District Historical Society and has limited space! Tour some of Collingwood’s most interesting homes and learn about their unique and historical significance in our community. For tickets to this tour visit http://www.historicallyspeakingcdhs.ca/events.html
OUTDOOR TRAIL ADVENTURE:
Ready for an adventure? Let the knowledgeable staff at the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association be your host for an outdoor excursion. Our beautiful accessible trails will take you beyond the downtown core as you discover parts of the Georgian Trail! Bring your binoculars – you may even get to see some wildlife along the way!
There is always a lot going on Downtown and in our area
Why not take advantage of these special Girlfriends Getaway Weekend rates and offers…courtesy of Scenic Caves and Summerbound!
OFFERS AVAILABLE VIA THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE TOURIST ASSOCIATION
Summer Bound Collingwood Harbour Tour
Enjoy a tour of the Historic Collingwood Harbour and learn about our rich marine heritage. For more than 103 years, Collingwood launched ships sideways into the Harbour. View the Nottawasaga Lighthouse and the Collingwood Grain Terminals. The Lighthouse soars 86 feet and is a symbol of our bold and diverse marine heritage.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Explore a labyrinch of caves and crevices. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe, who lived, farmed the land and hunted here. Cross one of the longest suspension bridges in Ontario and look down on 10,000 square kilometers of beautiful country-side and the deep blue expanse of Georgian Bay over 300 metres below. The Caves are set in one of Canada’s UNSECO biosphere reserves and reveal rock formations from another era.
Scenic Caves Thunder Bird Adventure Zip
The adrenaline really begins to pump in anticipation as you leave the 50 ft tower of the Thunderbird Nest. Next you and a friend are soaring over the Escarpment for a half mile, one of the longest zip spans in Ontario. Thunderbird’s new technology allows the rider to control their own speed and even stop and enjoy the views while suspended over the Escarpment. This package also includes access to the Suspension Bridge with a 10,000 square kilometers of beautiful country-side and the deep blue expanse of Georgian Bay over 300 metres below.
Be sure to save enough time to refresh… it’s going to be a night to remember!!!
Dinner on the Shores of Georgian Bay 5:00pm (cocktails) – 7:30 pm
Sunset Point - Collingwood
This will be a night to remember… Mix and mingle with your friends under a heated tent and enjoy great food with your closest friends and new ones you’ve just met under the stars, along the shoreline of breathtaking Georgian Bay! Be our guest for this exclusive Girlfriends’ Dinner. Dress code will be casual for this event. Join us for reception and cocktails at 5:00 with dinner being served at 6pm. Dinner will be catered by Men with Knives (http://www.menwithknives.ca) who will inspire your taste buds with their creative and locally inspired menu! Make sure you wear your dancing shoes…after dinner we have an evening full of LIVE entertainment planned for you!
Yuk Yuk’s!! Doors Open at 8:00 pm
Historical Gayety Theatre
Begin your evening with top-notch comedians who will have you LOL (Laughing Out Loud)! They say laughter is the best medicine…and we have the prescription!
Pub and live entertainment tour 10pm – bed time
Get ready to dance the night away when you join us on a tour of a variety of locations throughout the downtown core waiting to welcome you with live entertainment. We will provide you with transportation from Sunset Point (dinner) to our participating locations downtown who will delight you with live music…everything from jazz and contemporary, to rock n’ roll! Our locations and entertainment (so far!) that evening are:
HURON CLUB featuring the rich traditional sounds of country blues with Morgan Davis www.morgandavis.com
CASBAH featuring 2013 Juno Award Nominees for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year – The Strumbellas! http://www.thestrumbellas.ca/index
MOLLY BLOOM'S PUB even has Karaoke…if you’d like to be the star that night!
SUNDAY, MAY 26
If you worked up an appetite rockin’ the night way, you’re in luck! The Huron Club in Downtown Collingwood welcomes you back for an exclusive Girlfriends’ Getaway chef inspired brunch buffet that will delight you with a wide array of brunch entrees, soups and salads, and to-die-for-desserts.
Weekend Wrap up… (It had to end sometime…)
It’s time to end your weekend in Downtown Collingwood on a high note! Make that last minute purchase, and snap one more photo with your girlfriends. We look forward to seeing again next year!