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Events Calendar

February 2018
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February
25

RON JAMES - Full Throttle

RON JAMES...FULL THROTTLE!

 

Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery ... a stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’.

 

With nine critically acclaimed one-hour comedy specials under his belt, plus five seasons starring in his own series, “The Ron James Show”, Canada’s #1 road warrior is back doing what he does best: delivering laughs face to face and coast to coast ... a high octane Full Throttle ride!

                                                                                               

“a man of a million words and a million laughs ... genius” - Globe & Mail

 

“Utterly Brilliant” -  Ottawa Sun

 

“a unique brand of funny all his own” - Winnipeg Free Press

 

“hysterically funny ... at the top of his game” - Toronto Star

 

“fits of helpless laughter” - Halifax Chronicle Herald

 

“funniest man in Canada” - Victoria Times-Colonist

 

“a wheezing, snorting, chortling, gasping night of hilarity” - Edmonton Sun

 

“fast, funny and smart” - Montreal Gazette

 

“simply the best” - Toronto Sun

 

“thunderous standing ovation” - Saskatoon Star Phoenix


Tickets to Ron James go on sale to members only on Tuesday November 21st at 12pm and to the general public on Friday November 24th at 10am.




Tickets: $55.00 @ 7:30 PM
February
27

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

March
01

Film at the Stockey: The Florida Project

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Willem Dafoe.  Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

This film is rated 14A.


Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
March
02

The March Hare

An evening of Newfoundland music, stories and songs, guaranteed to bring a bright warm spot to the midst of the long, cold winter. Featuring Douglas Cameron, Stan Dragland, Randall Maggs, Stephanie McKenzie, Pamela Morgan, Anita Best, Sandy Morris, and Kathleen Winter.

This event goes on sale to members only on January 15 at 10am and to the general public on January 22 at 10am.


March
03

Reel Paddling Film Festival & Gear Silent Auction

Co-hosted by the Georgian Bay Biosphere & White Squall Paddling Centre

Saturday, March 3, 2018

5:30 pm Social & Gear Auction

7:00 pm Showtime 

Adults $20 + HST, Students $10 + HST

 

The festival showcases the world’s best paddling films and inspires people to explore rivers, lakes & oceans, embrace the outdoor lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild place we paddle.

Come at 5:30 for Happy Hour and an incredible outdoor Gear Auction all in support of GlobalMedic - one of Canada's most effective disaster response teams, based out of Toronto.

 

The world tour travels to over 100 screenings across Canada, the U.S. & Europe.  If funds raised exceed $4500, the White Squall & Biosphere staff will jump into the icy waters of Cole Lake.






March
13

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Andrea McIntyre

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Andrea McIntyre leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!



March
13

March Break 2018 Events

Tuesday, March 13

·         Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Activities, 11am to 1:30pm

·         Family Fun Movie: SING, 2pm, Free Event



@ 11:00 AM
March
15

March Break 2018 Events

Thursday, March 15

  •         Long & McQuade Musical Petting Zoo, 1pm to 3pm, Free Event
  •         Science North Exhibits, 1pm to 3pm, Free Event

@ 1:00 PM
March
15

Film at the Stockey: Lady Bird

Nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay.  An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

This film is rated 14A.


Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
March
16

March Break 2018 Events

Friday, March 16

  •          Zoo To You, 1pm to 3pm, Free Event

@ 1:00 PM
March
17

March Break 2018 Events

Friday, March 16

  •          Zoo To You, 1pm to 3pm, Free Event

@ 1:00 PM
March
18

The Fitzgeralds

If you want to see a performance that is joyous, energetic and utterly engaging, look no further than the Canadian Ottawa-Valley stepdancing and fiddling siblings The Fitzgeralds.  Featuring 3-time Canadian Fiddle and Stepdance Champions from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada (Tom, Julie and Kerry Fitzgerald), the group have come a long way from their small town musical roots of Ottawa-Valley style fiddle and stepdance.  They fuse their traditional Canadian fiddle styles with jazz, bluegrass and pop, while “step” sisters Julie and Kerry display in intricacy of footwork that is simply magical.  Most recently they have had a video go viral on Facebook, reaching millions of viewers in a few months (via Ireland’s leading newspaper independent.ie)!  It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable stepdancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages. 

This event goes on sale to members only on January 15 at 10am and to the general public on January 22 at 10am.


March
27

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!



April
02

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider

After Iconic musician Tom Cochrane's early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto's famed Yorkville scene in the early '70s, Tom became the driving force with the adventurous rockers Red Rider prior to achieving massive international success (over 3 million units world wide and rare diamond-sales status at home) with the breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World and its anthemic hit Life Is A Highway, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! With his other recordings combined he has sold over 6 million world wide. 


He has continued to create potent new material while cementing his place in the hearts of Canadians through passionate crowd-pleasing performances from coast to coast and his unwavering work on behalf of humanitarian causes and organizations. An Officer of the Order of Canada recipient and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Cochrane has won eight Juno awards and numerous other industry honors, including the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award and a Grammy nomination.


This event goes on sale to members only on Wednesday January 24 at 10am and to the general public on Wednesday January 31 at 10am. 


*Please note online sales for Tom Cochrane's performance to members are currently offline, please call our box office at 877-746-4466 to reserve your seats.*




April
05

Film at the Stockey: Faces Places

Director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

This film is rated PG.


Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
April
10

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Andrea McIntyre

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Andrea McIntyre leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!



April
12

The Redhill Valleys

The Redhill Valleys are an original Country and Roots Rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed trio are forging a musical path all their own. The collaboration of guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer/guitarist Tim Allard is built upon a common dedication to the craft of songwriting, unifying the poetic ease of their lyrics with unforgettable melodies, harmonies and guitar riffs. 

The Redhill Valleys scored a big hit locally with their song Parry Sound!

This event goes on sale to members only on January 15 at 10am and to the general public on January 22 at 10am.


April
14
Famous People Players

Famous People Players

Famous PEOPLE Players - Glow in the dark Dream Theatre.  From Broadway, to Radio City Music Hall and around the World – FPP is Where Special Happens!”

There are two showtimes for the Famous People Players:
2:00pm (60 minutes length) and 7:00 pm (90 minutes length)

The black light performance of Famous PEOPLE Players was discovered by Liberacé, and they were his opening act in Las Vegas for 10 years. Their production of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice was part of the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and their success continued with two runs on Broadway and performances in China, Korea and Singapore, and throughout the United States. Their Dine & Dream Theatre in Toronto was generously sponsored by actor Paul Newman through sales of Newman’s Own products sold in Canada. He remained a very devoted supporter and honorary director the board.

They were the first to perform at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima during their 10 year tour of Japan. They have made television appearances on A&E Breakfast for the Arts and Bravo!, and gave a televised performance for Ronald Regan at the Shamrock Summit. Other appearances were on television series’ 7th Heaven, Red Skelton’s Funny Faces, and their Emmy-award winning CBS Movie of the Week “Special People”, based on the founding of the company.

Diane Dupuy, the company founder, is an outstanding motivational speaker who spoke along-side former Vice President Al Gore at the Alliance for a New Humanity. With 5 honorary degrees, she was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work in Theatre and her dedication to the integration of PEOPLE with disABILITIES.

Iridescent spectacle that drenches the senses in light and sound. It is something for the kids and also for grown-ups. The magic of the theatre, the magic of diversion, the magic that compels one to say ‘That’s Entertainment’.” -New York Times

"Famous PEOPLE Players are rather more than a bunch of enthusiastic theatrical artists living out a precious dream in a manner that's startlingly unique." – Toronto Star







April
18

Steve Patterson

Familiar to hundreds of thousands of Canadians as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show “The Debaters”, Steve Patterson is a veteran headline comic who has performed all across Canada and all around the world. In 2016 he added “published author” to his repertoire with the critically acclaimed “The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where To Send” and self-produced “The Smartass-ociates” bringing top Canadian newsmakers together with top Canadian comedians to make smart people funnier and funny people smarter. 

Now, he’s embarking on a new national theatre tour to mark his 20th year in Canadian show business with his aptly titled “the 20th anniversorry tour.” 

With material that covers everything from personal stories to social commentary to songs that aren’t pop hits but should be, Patterson is out to prove that, 20 years in, he’s just reaching his comedic peak. To anyone he might offend, he’s sorry in advance. And to anyone he’s offended along the way, he’s sorry in retrospect. But fans of Patterson will know, the only thing he might really have to apologize for is making people laugh too hard. 

Get your tickets for Steve Patterson’s 20th anniversorry tour”. You won’t be, well…sorry. 

This event goes on sale to members only on January 15 at 10am and to the general public on January 22 at 10am.


April
24

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Melissa Beasley

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Melissa Beasley leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!



April
27

Parry Sound Singers: New Beginnings

Parry Sound Singers present their 11th spring show at the Stockey Centre. The choir has a new director, Len Ballantine - an accomplished arranger, composer and choral specialist - so the show is appropriately titled "New Beginnings". Life is full of new beginnings, (new love, new baby, new friendships, new surroundings, new career) and the Singers, with the able accompaniment of Theresa Beninger and small groups within the choir will celebrate, in song, some of these themes. 

"New Beginnings" will be presented Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, both at 7:30 pm at the Stockey Centre. Adults $25, children $10.


Tickets: $10.00 - 25.00 @ 7:30 PM
April
28

Parry Sound Singers: New Beginnings

Parry Sound Singers present their 11th spring show at the Stockey Centre. The choir has a new director, Len Ballantine - an accomplished arranger, composer and choral specialist - so the show is appropriately titled "New Beginnings". Life is full of new beginnings, (new love, new baby, new friendships, new surroundings, new career) and the Singers, with the able accompaniment of Theresa Beninger and small groups within the choir will celebrate, in song, some of these themes. 

"New Beginnings" will be presented Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, both at 7:30 pm at the Stockey Centre. Adults $25, children $10.


Tickets: $10.00 - 25.00 @ 7:30 PM
May
12

Legends Show

Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Motown, & Elvis
Presented by Paquette Productions

 

 

Legends Show brings you some of the world’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley, and Motown by the sensational “Tonettes.”

 

Performing as Roy Orbison, Jesse Aron, who hails from the State of Wisconsin, is recognized as one of USA’s top Roy Orbison Tribute performers. With his effortless voice and uncanny resemblance to Roy, his portrayal to ‘The Big O’ will leave you mesmerized. Jesse will take you back in time with such hits as ‘Crying’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Running Scared’, and many more of your favourites.

 

Canada’s Tribute Queen Amberley Beatty, returns to the stage with an incredible performance paying tribute to American Pop Singing Icon, the late Connie Francis. Idolized by millions of fans around the world, Francis was best known for her hits such as ’Where the Boys Are’, ‘Whose Sorry Now’, ‘You’re Cheatin’ Heart’, ‘Stupid Cupid’, Lipstick on Your Collar’. 

 

The Tonettes: Cathy, Marlene and Amoy as you have never seen them before, have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. This sensational trio will be performing a variety of songs dedicated to the great 50s and 60s musical eras. This special performance is one rarely seen by this amazing 

 

Pete Paquette is a World-class Elvis Tribute Artist that is in great demand and is highly regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Known for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma, and playful spontaneity with his audiences, this multi-award winning performer will leave you  wanting more.






May
15

Art Classes & Wine Glasses

With Artist Instructor Marc DeGroote

No experience required!  Come out and unwind with a glass of wine as local artist Marc DeGroote leads the class in an acrylic paint on 12”x16” canvas project.  We’ll supply you with the materials needed, including brushes, paint, aprons and canvases.  Please arrive a few minutes early to secure your seats, as painting will begin at 6:30 PM.

One glass of wine is included in the price of admission.  Additional drinks will be available at our cash bar.  Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB.  This is a 19+ only event - all participants will be required to provide photo I.D.

Tickets for this event are only $29.95 +HST. There are only 20 seats available, so act fast!

About the Artist Instructor

Marc DeGroote was born in Belgium and immigrated to Canada in 1957, at the age of ten.

Wildlife Artist extraordinaire, this artist's exceptional talent came to life in 2001. A self-taught artist who will astonish you with the incredible detail achieved in his creations of mixed media, acrylics, oils, watercolours, and graphite. Seldom will you experience the feeling of such closeness with nature as when you view Marc's fine art. Marc has spent many years travelling, closely observing and enjoying the beauty of nature and all of its pleasures.



June
08

Motown Gold

"Motown Gold" celebrates the incredible songs and stories of the legendary record label from Detroit that launched the careers of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more! "Motown Gold" features outstanding live musical performances with soulful lead vocalists backed by the renowned Rudy & The Angels band. This audience interactive show will have the audience singing along, clapping their hands in rhythm and even getting up to dance to the infectious Motown groove! Song highlights include "My Girl" "Stop! In the Name of Love" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "I Can't Help Myself" and of course, the amazing duet "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Get your tickets today and "Get Ready" for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY trip to Hitsville, USA!  



Tickets: $43.00 @ 8:00 PM
June
28

Roy Orbison Tribute Concert

"Only the lonely know the way I feel."

Featuring Rick Capreol and the Golden Time Machine

Bob Disalle - Drums
Ben Lemen - Bass
Craig Harley - Piano/Keys
Nate Douglas - Guitar
Chris Hess - Sax/Percussion
Whispering River Strings



Tickets: $26.00 @ 7:30 PM
August
19

Take It Easy: The Story of the Eagles

“Take It Easy:  The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”.  This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos.   The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band's later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don't miss your favourites including "One of These Nights," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight" and of course, "Hotel California"!



Tickets: $42.00 @ 7:00 PM