All Candidates Meeting @ Terry Fox Auditorium, Centennial Centre
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Muskoka Lakes Association and twelve Gravenhurst area lake associations are sponsoring an All Candidates Meeting for candidates running for municipal office in the October election.

The meeting will be held on Thursday August 30th at 6:00pm at the Terry Fox Auditorium, Centennial Centre, Gravenhurst.  All of the 13 candidates running for office in Gravenhurst have indicated they will participate.

Muskoka Lakes Association Director, Jim Davis stated, “Our members have asked us to sponsor this meeting in order that they could hear directly from the candidates before the summer season is over.  Our meeting is not intended to replace the All Candidates Meeting held by the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, but many seasonal residents find it difficult to attend their meeting held mid-week in October.  We have consulted with the Chamber in order to take advantage of their expertise and experience in running All Candidates Meetings, and we will use a similar format for our meeting.”

The meeting will start at 6:00pm with a 30 minute opportunity to speak to the candidates, one on one, prior to the official start of the meeting at 6:30pm.  A moderator will ask questions of the candidates from a list submitted by members of the lake associations sponsoring the meeting.  Every candidate will be given an opportunity to answer each question.  All members of the public are welcome.

Davis added, “All candidates meetings are an excellent way to help voters decide which candidates are most aligned with their values and deserving of their vote.”

The All Candidates Meeting is sponsored by:

  • Kahshe Lake Rate Payers’ Association
  • Loon & Turtle Lake Cottage Association
  • Muskoka Bay Property Owner’s Association
  • Morrison Lake Ratepayer Association
  • Pine Lake Ratepayers Association
  • South Muskoka Lake Community Association
  • Sparrow Lake Association
  • Muldrew Lakes Cottagers’ Association
  • The Gull & Silver Lakes Residents’ Association
  • Lakeshore Drive Community Association
  • Sunny Lake Cottagers & Ratepayers Association
  • Sunset Bay Cottage Association
  • Muskoka Lakes Association
  • Friends of Muskoka


Mixing Business with Pleasure: An Evening with Terry O’Reilly @ Algonquin Theatre
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Terry O’Reilly, one of Canada’s most celebrated and successful marketing minds will be speaking at the Algonquin Theatre, Thursday evening September 27th, 730pm – 930pm. Join Terry as he dispenses small business marketing insights peppered with his trademark storytelling.

Terry is frequently asked to speak to companies and organizations on the power of marketing. A very passionate (and humorous) presenter, he has a unique and insightful viewpoint on what it takes to truly connect with customers in this day and age. Terry talks about the power of big ideas, and how those ideas can change perceptions and behavior. His themes are applicable to any sector, as he focusses on the thinking behind effective campaigns, out-of-the-box strategic insights, how to create a powerful identity, why brands matter (big or small), and how to cut through the data smog with ideas that are impossible to ignore.

Terry is heard on his very entertaining and influential CBC Radio show “Under The Influence.” Terry also has a new book out: “This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence.” The evening will be full of insights for small business owners, and for fans of his radio show, he will be telling amusing stories from his long career in advertising.

Sponsored by your local Dealers:

Municipal All Candidates Meeting @ The Gravenhurst Opera House
Oct 3 all-day
Business After Hours @ Arts at the Albion
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Winter Gala @ Muskoka Bay Resort
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 1:00 am

Tickets go on sale in October

Santa Claus Parade @ Downtown Gravenhurst
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm