What’s Up in Parry Sound This Week? (September 29 – October 5, 2014)

As the radio commercial says “water on the water, beer on the pier!” But we will admit nothing goes better with sitting by the lake than beer-glass-fullbeer. So, this weekend we have not one, but TWO events featuring been this week in Parry Sound – both on October 4th.

The 3rd Annual Brew Ha-Ha is an event to raise funds for Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, which works with local communities to protect the biodiversity of the Biosphere and help with sustainable development through education and public outreach.

Being held at the Seguin Valley Golf Club, your $50 provides a full evening of dinner, comedy, music and of course, craft beer!

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What’s Up in Parry Sound This Week? (September 22 – 28, 2014)

It’s a busy week in Parry Sound this week. George Canyon is appearing at the Stockey Centre on Tuesday September 23; and on Saturday, 144 ladies will play in the “Support the Girls Breast Cancer (Golf) Tournament”, back for its 12th year to help raise money for the West Parry Sound Health Centre. This year, the funds raised will help buy a new ultrasound machine.

Two great and complimentary events are also occurring in Parry Sound this weekend. Doors Open Parry Sound will be on breakfast05September 27 and look back at Parry Sound in 1914 - commemorating World War I and featuring Tom Thomson’s visit to the area that summer.

From educational sites, like the Parry Sound High School, Library, Museum and Canadore College to buildings that embrace the abundance of water –Sail Parry

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What’s Up In Parry Sound This Week? (September 15 – 21, 2014)

While other parts of Canada (and even northwestern Ontario) have experienced their first snowfalls, Parry Sound is still waiting for those gorgeous fall colours to make their presence known. Most of the activities that people equate with the summer – mainly water based – continue. With the water of Georgian Bay and lakes warmer than the air, it is a good way to extend the summer until the calendar says it is over!

There are two great opportunities to help you stretch your dollar further if you do want to come up to Parry Sound:leaves

Explorers’ Edge is offering “Fall 2014 Fuel & Fun Package”.

(Limited to 200 packages for the entire region of Algonquin Park, Muskoka, Parry Sound and Almaquin Highlands, there were still packages available as of September 17th). In order to apply for this package, between now and September 30th, you have to book a 2 night stay during the month of October; you can then apply to receive a $50 gas card and $50 in cash vouchers to spend - for a meal at some of our top restaurants, shopping at some of our unique stores on James Street or experiencing a ride at Bear Claw Tours, Georgian Bay Airways or the Island Queen cruise.

40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast is sweetening the pot by dropping all our room rates to $150.00/night if you book your two-night stay here! Check out our new availability calendar to see if the dates you want are available!

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How does our garden grow?

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Like most of Ontario, it was a strange winter in the Parry Sound area – lots of snow and cold! By the time it was finally the right time, my fingers were itching to get out and get planting!

The herb garden at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast is well established now, and other than parsley, pretty well looks after itself – it is always nice to be able to have fresh herbs for our guests' breakfast.

However, other than the cool weather crops – peas, lettuce and onions - I held off until the beginning of June to get the majority of the vegetable garden in. Since we believe in using fresh, organic produce as much as possible in our breakfast menu, tomatoes are one of the key plants for us. Not only are they a great complement to most of our egg dishes, Chef Simon’s roasted tomato tarts are a big hit with the guests. In addition, crisp cucumbers add some nice colour and crunch to the plates while the zucchini makes a nice addition to the frittatas. Some of 40 Bay Street’s most popular recipes are on the web site under Breakfast.

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