What’s Up in Parry Sound This Month? (May 2015)

The ice disappeared from the harbour on April 16th , the birds are back and the fish are jumping! That means spring is officially here, tulipsand everyone is busy preparing for the arrival of summer!

The Stockey Centre has a very busy month planned – everything from Frankie Flowers to the film “The Wrecking Crew”, Classic Albums Live playing Abbey Road to Jesse Cook and Marty Stuart, there is something for everyone planned.

There are also two big events based at the Stockey Centre this month. CanBIC-5 is holding it’s 5th Annual Georgian Bay Conference from May 19-22. This small and specialized conference is devoted to the biological chemistry of metals and draws scientists from across the world, who directly research these areas.

On May 23rd, Parry Sound’s very own Bobby Orr will be in town to host the 12th Annual Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This event honours up to 6 individuals with a strong connection to the Parry Sound area that have made a significant contribution and exceptional achievement to athletics and sports.

Our waterfront restaurants will be open – Bistro by the Bay actually opened the beginning of April, and Bay Street Café is opening on April 30th. The biggest change you will see this summer that as of June 1st, the parking is restricted to two hours only along Bay Street during the day. However, you will be able to park in the downtown for free for two hours.

Georgian Bay Airways is opening for the season on May 1st . Did you know that in addition to their sightseeing tours, charters and flying adventures, they also offer floatplane training – from endorsements to bush pilot training. The thing that excites me most though, is the ice cream and specialty coffee parlour that opens the same time.

Sequin Valley and Parry Sound Golf Clubs will be opening their courses at on May 1st; the Ridge at Manitou is opening as of May 8th.

Paddlepalooza is being held May 22 – 24th. Hosted by Ontario Sea Kayak Centre, this is a great weekend of paddling fun and skills clinics for novice to advanced paddlers. I strongly suggest you bring some warm duds – Georgian Bay is particularily nippy this year!

And here at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast, we are building a new front porch and stairs; doing some painting and of course, gardening. (Oh yes, and did I mention trying out a new recipe or two? What do you think of nutella croissants?) If you are thinking of coming, check out our availability calendar to make sure we save room for you!



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