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Thu. Jul. 11, 2013World Music Festival will feature a spectacular smorgasbord of music from many lands

Orillia’s fifth annual Ashiko World Music Festival will be bigger and better than ever and will boast a spectacular, international music lineup. The festival, a major fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank, promises to have patrons dancing to an impressive array of sounds from around the world, ranging from authentic Caribbean reggae and stirring gypsy rhythms to genuine Cuban salsa and exotic sounds from southern and central Africa, along with feisty Irish punk. Previously a one-day...read»»

Category: Events

Fri. Jun. 21, 2013Volunteers Needed!

The Ashiko World Music Festival takes place on September 8th from 11am until dusk at the Stephen Leacock Museum. We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. You can download the application form below or apply at WindSpirit, 33 Mississauga Street East in Orillia.read»»

Category: Events

Thu. May. 16, 20134th Annual Mac & Cheese a Success!

4th Annual Mac & Cheese Luncheon served up a delicious gourmet meal, created by Casino Rama chef Aaron Migwans, to a sold out crowd of 318 diners.  Ron Buist (L), the former marketing director for Tim Hortons, shared his expertise with an entertaining and motivational presentation.  His success story is applicable to all businesses and services, from banking to baking, production to party supplies.  His presentation deals with key issues all businesses face, and provides...read»»

Category: Announcement, General

Thu. May. 02, 2013Reba McEntire shows her support

Country music superstar Reba McEntire, second from left, poses backstage prior to her April 25 show at Casino Rama to raise awareness for the upcoming fourth annual Mac and Cheese Business Luncheon , a marquee fundraising event in support of The Sharing Place food bank.  Joining her were, from left to right, Christine Hager, executive director of The Sharing Place, Nicole Parkes, chair of the Mac and Cheese committee and Kevin Wassegijig, director, First Nation and Corporate Affairs...read»»

Category: General, Events, Announcement

Wed. Apr. 10, 2013Healthier fare the focus at food bank

Orillia Today By Frank Matys  With demand rising sharply over last year, The Sharing Place Food Bank is doing more than simply meeting the need. The non-profit organization is working to bring healthier fare to the table. “People need to eat, but people need to eat nutritious food,” said Christine Hager, executive director. Officials plan to broaden the organization’s now-meager offering of fresh produce once a walk-in cooler that now sits idle is operational. The...read»»

Category: Announcement

Thu. Apr. 04, 2013Trillium grant for Sharing Place Food Bank

ORILLIA - Orillia’s largest food bank is re-evaluating its role in the community. “We don’t want to continue the existing model,” said Kathy Manners, a board member with The Sharing Place, who hopes to see the West Street food bank transform into a food centre or food co-operative that can provide a broader range of services. Food banks were set up in the 1980s as a temporary measure to counter hunger and poverty. It’s been nearly 30 years and “there’s more need than ever,” Manners said,...read»»

Category: Announcement
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