Parry Sound Downtown Business Association

Parry Sound Girlfriends' Weekend 2018

 

The weekend of November 23-25 is jam packed with activities beginning with a Welcome Party and shopping Friday night, more shopping and workshops all day Saturday and ending with brunch on Sunday morning.

Grab your girlfriends and head to Parry Sound, just over an hour north of Barrie, for a fun weekend. The Parry Sound Downtown Business Association has plenty of exciting events and activities planned. Local accommodations are offering special deals and restaurants are on board with nightly specials. Register for FREE and receive $10 in downtown dollars to spend in any downtown store. Book a room for an overnight visit and receive an extra $10 for every night you stay. Only 100 spaces are available so register here now.

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FRIDAY NIGHT

Welcome Party

Start the weekend off with a Welcome party at Pardon My Garden (35 Seguin Street). There will be delicious appetizers, drinks, and music from 5-9pm on Friday, November 23rd. Make this your starting point and pick up your complimentary shopping bag and downtown dollars (with pre-registration). Return after you are finished shopping and use your receipts to enter fabulous draws for gift baskets, downtown dollars and other prizes.


Shopping

After a drink and appetizers it is time to hit the downtown stores for some shopping. The stores are open until 9pm and are offering special deals. Stop and have some treats along the way. Keep your receipts and return to Pardon My Garden where you will receive one draw ticket for every $10 spent. You could win $250 in downtown dollars, or gift baskets from Red Canoe and North of Muskoka. Each prize will be drawn separately and you can use your tickets to try to win your favourite prize or all three. The draws will happen at 9:15pm.

 

After Shopping
After you are done shopping, stop by Boston Pizza (10 Bay Street) for their Fishbowl Friday’s.  A delicious drink served in a fish bowl of course! They will be also offering a free appetizer (cactus cut chips, Boston pizza bread or Bandera pizza bread) with a minimum $25 purchase.  Website


Women's Hop On Hop Off Dine & Shop Bus Tour

Hosted by Trestle Brewery from 5-10m on Friday November 23rd. Start at the brewery for cheese, beer and wine sampling. The bus runs continuously to the downtown throughout the evening. Cost: $10 for your Hop On Hop Off passport.  For more information go to Trestle Brewery

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SATURDAY

You can continue your shopping all day Saturday. The special deals will continue all weekend, along with some special in-store events. Stop in at Above & Beyond (52 James St) for a Body Glove Active Wear Party all day Saturday. There will be an ongoing fashion show, try on a sample in your size and place your order. Buy two pieces and get 50% off your third piece. There will be snacks and hot drinks available.

Workshops

Yoga & Breakfast
Start your morning at 8am with Yoga & Breakfast. Instructor Ellen Koennecke will lead you in a moderate one hour yoga class, followed with a healthy Mason jar breakfast. Cost: $15. Time: 8am. Location: Mary Street Centre (24 Mary Street).  Register here
Grapevine Wreath Making
Bring a friend and spend an hour with the staff at Pardon My Garden creating your own custom grapevine wreath that you can enjoy for seasons to come. Cost: $65. Times: 10am & 1pm. Location: Pardon My Garden (35 Seguin Street).  Register here

Outdoor Urn
Pardon My Garden has everything you need to enhance your front entrance this holiday season. A mix of fresh cut winter greens, berries and your favourite ribbon will compliment your home’s deco perfectly. Cost: $50. Times: 11am & 12pm. Location: Pardon My Garden (35 Seguin Street).  Register here

Paint Your Own Pottery
Come explore your wild and creative side at Northwinds Pottery.    Northwinds Pottery will be offering a one hour Paint-Your-Own Pottery workshops.   Select the pot of your choice (lunch plate, bowl, or mug), and create your own hand-painted pottery piece which will last for years to come!   Cost: $30. Times: 10:30am & 12:30pm. Location: Northwinds Pottery (40 Miller Street).  Register here

* Your item will be kiln fired and will not be ready for pick up until Monday November 26.  If you are from out of town special arrangements can be made.

Cardinal Painting 
Local artist Marc DeGroote will lead a two hour class in acrylic painting on an 11”x14” canvas. We will supply you with all of the materials you will need. All you need to do is bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing and come and have some fun.  No experience required! Cost: $30. Time: 10am. Location: Mary Street Centre (24 Mary Street).  Register here

 

Birch Tree Painting
Local artist Marc DeGroote will lead a two hour class in acrylic painting on an 11”x14” canvas. We will supply you with all of the materials you will need. All you need to do is bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing and come and have some fun.  No experience required! Cost: $30. Time: 1pm. Location: Mary Street Centre (24 Mary Street).  Register Here

Barn Board Sign
Join Tracey Sitts for a 1 1/2 hour workshop to make your own personalized barn board sign. You can chose “welcome”, “family” or” I <3 Us”. Cost: $60.  Time: 10am. Location: Sound Interiors (72 Church Street). Register here

 

Cheese Making Class
Wave Weir will walk you through a hands on class to learn basic cheese making skills. These skills will enable you to make your own cheeses at home. Everyone will receive a wheel of soft cheese to take home. This is a four hour class and lunch will be provided. Cost: $45. Time: Saturday or Sunday 10am-2:30pm. Location: Mary Street Centre (24 Mary Street).  Register here for Saturday Class  Register for Sunday Class

 

A Taste of SoulCollage
Using beautiful and evocative images gleaned from magazines, photos and books, we will use collage to create SoulCollage cards. Our intuition and creativity join together to reveal inner truths, shadow sides, and unique life stories. It is always an adventure to create these cards. No special artistic skills are needed. You really just need to know how to cut and paste. Based on Jungian psychology and honed for decades by facilitators around the world, the process of making SoulCollage cards is a highly accessible tool for self-discovery. Creating your deck allows you to get to know yourself in deep and meaningful ways.

This "Taste of SoulCollage" workshop will give you the tools to create a few cards, see how you might use them in your daily life, and decide whether you might like to go deeper into the SoulCollage process at a later time. A full introductory workshop is usually about three days in length, so this really is just a "taste" of the process. See www.soulcollage.com for more information and background. Rev. Monica Moore of St. James United Church is a certified SoulCollage facilitator.  Cost is $20 and includes all the materials and instruction you will need to make up to 3 cards. Time: 1-5pm. Location: Mary Street Centre (24 Mary Street). Register here

 

Other Events

One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show at the Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Entrance by donation
 

Soup for the Soul - Saturday evening at the Bobby Orr Community Centre (7 Mary Street), 5-7pm. $15 per person.  Over 20 local restaurants will showcase their signature soup.  ALL YOU CAN EAT bottomless soup! As well as hot beverages, rolls, and breadsticks!  Christmas Bake Sale.  Quilt Raffle.  Facebook Event

 

Optimist Club Santa Claus Parade
The parade begins at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon and winds its way through Parry Sound streets entering the downtown at approximately 5pm. Stop by the DBA’s table out front of Country Gourmet for a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up.

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SUNDAY

Sunday Brunch
What better way to finish off a fabulous weekend than with a delicious buffet brunch by Country Gourmet at the Stockey Centre.  More details to follow.


Some of the downtown stores will be open for more shopping.  Your Girlfriends' Weekend downtown dollars expire on Monday November 26th, so make sure you use them up!


One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show
at the Stockey Centre for teh Performing Arts continues Sunday from 10am-4pm. Entrance by donation.
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Weekend Restaurant Specials

Boston Pizza- 10 Bay Street, 705-996-0260
A free appetizer (cactus cut chips, Boston pizza bread or Bandera pizza bread) with a minimum $25 purchase.  Website


Stay tuned for more restaurant specials including a special Saturday night event at Don Cherry's.

 

Accommodations

Ask for the Girlfriends’ Weekend rate when you book your stay at one of these fine establishments

Comfort Inn
120 Bowes Street, Phone: 705-746-6221
$85 per room for two queen beds, including a hot breakfast
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 Bayside Inn
10 Gibson Street, Phone: 705-746-7720
$88 for one king or queen bed, $108 for two queen beds
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