Events from Feb. 20 to Feb. 25
Staff, CTV Barrie
Coldest Night of the Year
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Location: Ontario Wide
Details: The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada. Participants register online to walk 2, 5 or 10km. By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And, by fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to a charity in your town bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.
Polar Rush at Horseshoe Resort
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Horseshoe Resort – 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road
Details: The most exhilarating snowy obstacle event and a rush unlike any other!
Featuring 12+ obstacles, a bonfire after party and a guaranteed finishers medal, Polar Rush is the ultimate kick-off to Spring! Runners will embark on a fun 5km adventure through obstacles such as wall climbing, crazy carpeting, tube running and snow crawling. The fun doesn’t end after 5km–stay and enjoy the fun resort atmosphere and amenities afforded by Horseshoe Resort! Grab some post-race refreshments or rent a room at the resort and stay for a weekend of fun!
24H BLUE MTN
Date: Saturday, February 24 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Location: Blue Mountain Village
Details: 24h BLUE MTN is a fantastic new adult team fundraising event benefitting the Special Olympics and the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. 24h BLUE MTN features an action-packed day & night of recreation filled with exhilarating downhill thrills, warm music, great food, good spirits PLUS participant perks and prizes. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! From inspiring opening & closing ceremonies at Blue Mountain’s world-class village facilities, engaging non-stop friendly team competition upon its sensational snowy slopes, and uplifting pre and après ski camaraderie, 24h BLUE MTN promises to be a memorable life-enhancing day you will be glad to experience.
Innisfil Polar Bear Dip
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Innisfil – Innisfil Beach Park – 676 Innisfil Beach Road
Details: Have you ever been told to go jump in the lake? If yes, now's your chance!
This year, Innisfil's Polar Bear Dip will be raising funds for charitable
causes supporting Innisfil. There will be prizes awarded for the best costume, for the person with the most sponsorship donations, and more! Participants will also receive an “I survived the Innisfil Polar Bear Dip” T-shirt.
Golf and Travel Show
Date: Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Location: Mississauga - The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd.
Details: Canada’s largest golf show! Get into the games as the Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show tees off for another great year! With a number of exhibitors featuring golf equipment, golf courses, travel options, demonstrations and on-site lessons, the Golf Show is the pre-season destination for lovers of the game. Featured events at the show; Long Drive contest, Canada’s Leading Instructors, Demo Range and much more.
The Outdoor Adventure Show
Date: Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Location: Mississauga - The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. Hall 5
Details: Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences. See It! Do It! Live It! This exciting three day event offers a large selection of exhibits and interactive features sure to banish cabin fever. The show is a must attend for the passionate outdoor adventurer who is ready to start planning and get outside! Get amazing pre-season deals from over 300 exhibitors the best of: travel, stand-up paddling, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, climbing, outdoor gear and apparel, education, biking, nutrition, destinations, and clubs. Harness yourself in and climb higher than you can reach. Have the courage to climb over30 feet in the air and see the view of the show from the top. Take a dive in the depths of the ocean! Discover the underwater world through trip highlights, photography and video advice, marine life, dive travel, adventure stories and more!
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Location: Toronto – Village of Yorkville Park
Details: Toronto’s premier cultural district will be transformed into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations, for the entire family to enjoy.
This year’s theme is Medieval Times, transforming the neighbourhood into a magical display of over 70,000 lbs. of crystal clear ice sculpted into magnificent sculptures inspired by the chivalry, rivalry & revelry in celebration of the middle ages. Patrons can expect to be dazzled by these ice creations, which will include an 11th Century-Styled Castle with Knights on Guard Ice Exhibit and a Photo Opportunity area with a majestic Throne for two!
Polar Bear Fest: Panda Interpretive Centre – “Polar Bear Invasion”
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Toronto – Toronto Zoo – 2000 Meadowvale Road
Details: Celebrate International Polar Bear Day and show your love for polar bears by joining us at our very ‘cool’ Polar Bear Festival. Visitors will be able to take part in fun and educational activities that help raise awareness and support this threatened Canadian species. Polar Bear Fest includes polar bear themed children’s activities, silent auction with a chance to win the experience to watch a painting session with polar bears, and much more!
Canadian International Auto Show
Date: Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Location: Toronto - Metro Toronto Convention Centre - 255 Front Street West
Details: With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles.
The Ontario Travel Information Centre is at Mapleview Drive and Highway 400 in Barrie. They are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for more.