Since my move up to Grey County over three years ago, I’ve often encouraged my city friends to make the journey and check out why I’m quite happy on the shores of Georgian Bay. This fall has been extremely busy with many taking me up on my offer…friends I’ve known for over 30 years and beyond have taken me up on the offer. My most recent visitor, Rita Zekas, enjoyed a milder than usual fall weekend…the weather is definitely cooperating. Here is the link to her blog that gives her unique take on my ‘hood’ http://ritazekas.blogspot.ca/2015/12/owen-sound-advice.html
As we move into the holiday mode…wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Living in Grey County…the shores of Georgian Bay…it’s no secret that winter comes early and stays late. However, I’m thrilled to say this year is bucking the trend….so far. We are now in the first week of November and usually we’ve had our first snow and temperatures hover around the freezing mark. But not this week! The sun is shining and the forecast is for temps to be in the mid to high teens…a true gift. Knowing this will come to end soon…I’ll be taking advantage of this unusual weather by doing yard duty and as much outdoor activity as possible. The work has been slow this fall…so perhaps this is the big plan…to offer me an opportunity to really appreciate the area and be grateful for the snow arriving later than usual.
What an amazing Thanksgiving weekend it was…the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful. I took my beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog on a number of park walks. In addition to the park we walked our block and one of the favourite things she enjoys doing is taking the short cut through the ravine that is close to the house. The path is now a carpet of leaves in vibrant colours…only a few short weeks and they will all be covered with the white stuff I suspect. What I did take time to do this long weekend was to do my civic duty and vote. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who also took time from the annual celebration to cast their vote…and lovely to see so many young people in the line exercising their right. With the arrival of the brisk air this week I sense a change and hope for the future of our precious country.
It’s been almost two years since I posted anything on this blog. My life has taken a decidedly different direction so my focus is no long specific to the world of Broadway theatre. I work on many interesting projects with people all over Canada and the US so I will now use this space to talk about what I’m up to and to shamelessly promote clients I’m working with…with the hope you may be interested.
First up is the 5th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival on September 20th, being held in a new location this year, Artscape Wychwood Barns…check out their website for all the details. http://www.torontogarlicfestival.ca/ Festival organizer Peter McClusky has just launched his new book…Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival. He will be there with books to sign at the festival when you take in all the many vendor’s offerings, chefs dishing up all things garlic and other special presentations. Hope to see you there.
So looking forward to the brilliant Louis Pitre performance at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound on Friday, October 12th. I have fond memories of working with her on the television series Star Portraits, however it is her stage performances that she is best known. Who can forget her as Fontine in the first Toronto engagement of Les Miserables. Then of course her Tony nominated performance in Mamma Mia! a role she originated in Toronto before heading to Broadway. The Owen Sound community is in for a spectacular night of entertainment.