Ontario Summer Fun Newsletter – Things to do in Ontario

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What are YOU going to do this weekend?            May 17, 2012
Whether Highbrow or Low, Ontario has the Play for you!

Don’t you just love sitting in a beautiful theatre, willingly suspending reality and getting into the world of Shakespeare or believing the War Horse is really on stage?  Ontario is filled with gorgeous venues and talented actors, so let the magic of theatre take you away.

This season the Shaw Festival is pulling out all the stops with a wide array of plays from Ibsen to E.L. Doctorow.  Find one that strikes your fancy, and plan an evening on the town.  Don’t forget to stop by a local winery for a fantastic meal before the play!

A musical more up your alley?  Check out “Bring it On!” for a fun romp about the crazy world of cheerleaders. Or maybe catch two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner in her critically acclaimed performance in “High”.  There is always a lot to choose from at the Mirvish Theatres.

Are you more of  “A Good Man Charlie Brown” or “Henry V” kind of a person?  Whatever your tastes, you’ll find something the whole family can agree on at the Stratford Festival. Join the festivities for their 60th anniversary season.

Have you ever watched a play outside? Port Hope has Canada’s only operating atmospheric theatre, which has an auditorium ceiling that is intended to give the illusion of an open sky. Watch a professional production in the historic Capital Theatre which was built to resemble a walled medieval courtyard surrounded by a forest.

This year, take advantage of all the theatre and arts Ontario has to offer, from Shakespeare to musicals!

Featured Events
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival
Do you get jazzed about jazz?  Check out this two-day open-air event in Orangeville and listen to Blues & Jazz ranging from low down Chicago blues to Cuban fused beats, to big band jazz, community bands, acoustic blues and sophisticated jazz.

June 1-3
(Southwestern Ontario)
Nobleton Victoria Day Fair
Lion's Club Parade at 11am. Fair from noon to dusk. Fantastic midway, live entertainment, lots of food, vendors, clowns  and more. Stay for the largest private fireworks display in southern Ontario, put on by the Nobleton Fire Department. Join us for a fun filled day.

May 21 2012
Doors Open Ottawa
Check out some of the great buildings of Ottawa, from Rideau Hall to the Supreme Court of Canada, to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Doors Open Ottawa unlocks over 100 of the area’s most architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings.

June 2 & 3
(Ottawa & Surrounding)

Staying on the Theatre theme means telling you about Canada’s oldest community theatre. Ottawa’s Little Theatre will be 100 years old next year and actors who have performed there include Rich Little, Saul Rubinek & Dan Aykroyd.

The Summer Fun Guide Print Directory will be available starting May Long
Weekend at ONroute Service Centres, attractions & accommodations province wide. Pick up a FREE copy or contact us  - we'll mail you one.



My Favourite May Flowers Contest:
Beautiful May flowers springing up all over?  Post your favorite pic of May flowers on our facebook page and you could win tickets to Marineland.  Whether it’s a flowering tree, volunteer daisies or wildflowers by the roadside, share your shot with us! Contest closes June 6, 2012.

Featured Program: Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Take control up in the wild blue yonder with flying lessons!  Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft with an introductory flight – 40 minutes at the controls with a qualified flight instructor.
(Southwestern Ontario)

Coming Next Week
Fruit Lovers’ Guide to Ontario

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