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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Township of Essa > Community > Community Events

​​​​​​​​Community Events

If you are organizing an event for the public to attend, and would like to see it advertised on our website, please contact the Clerk's Assistant or the Clerk's Department.​​​​​

Alliston Humane Society's Adoption Event- April 13- 22, 2018 ​

Located at the Alliston Pet Valu- 36 Young St, Alliston. Join the Alliston Humane Society for an adoption event.  Help the Alliston Humane Society find Forever Homes for sweet, loving, adoptable pets. 

Wine and Dine with Willie Upshaw- April 21, 2018 ​- 6:30pm 

Located at ​the Barrie Country Club- ​635 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. Join former Toronto Blue Jay Willie Upshaw for a wine and dine dinner.  A portion of the proceed will go to the Central Ontario Reds.  The cost is ​$75 +hst for adults , $50+hst for children​ or ​$140 hst for two adult tickets. ​For more information please contact Smith Brothers Baseball Central at 705-424-0427 or visit  www.baseballcentral.ca​

Hitting Clinic with Former Toronto Blue Jay Willie Upshaw - April 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm 

​Located at Smith Brother Baseball Central - ​9 Greenage Road, New Lowell. ​ Former Toronto Blue Jay  Willie Upshaw will be instructing a hitting clinic for children 9-12 years old. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $75+ HST and ​includes an autographed photo. Click here  to download a copy of the registration formWillie Upshaw Clinic Reg Form.  For more information please contact Smith Brothers  Baseball Central at 705-424-0427 or ​ email at info@​baseballcentral.ca

Hitting Clinic with Former Toronto Blue Jay Willie Upshaw - April 22, 2018- 9:00-11:00am

​​Located at Smith Brother Baseball Central - ​9 Greenage Road, New Lowell. ​ Former Toronto Blue Jay  Willie Upshaw will be instructing a hitting clinic for children 13-17 years old. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $75+ HST and ​includes an autographed photo. Click here to download a copy of the registration formWillie Upshaw Clinic Reg Form.  For more information please contact Smith Brothers Baseball Central at 705-424-0427 or email  at ​info@​baseballcentral.ca​

Thornton Clean-up Day-  Saturday April 28, 2018- 10:00-11:00am 

Located at ​Essa Library Parking Lot (Thornton Branch). Help keep our community beautiful. Join us for the Thornton Clean-up Day. Volunteers needed and appreaciated. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Please click here to view poster ​Thornton Clean-up Day

St. John Ambulance Home Alone Course - May 5, 2018 - 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Located at the Angus Arena. Ages 8- 11 years.  Course is aimed at children who are left alone for short periods of time and need to learn how to deal with emergency and safety issues. Cost $45.​  Register  online  or in-person at the Angus Arena.   

Lord Simcoe Series Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Saturday May 5, 2018 

Located at the Essa Agriplex- 7505 10th Line , Thornton, ON L0L 2N0.  For more information visit ​www.lordsimcoeseries.com

Trees for Stream Work Party Day - Saturday ​May 12, 2018 ​

Located at  the Nottawasaga River - Gold Park Gate site. This is an environmental opportunity for planting and related activities along streams in South Simcoe.  For location details and to view the map, please click here - Nottawasaga River -Angus Gold Park Map. For more information or to volunteer please call or email Silvia Pedrazzi at silvia@nottawasaga.com or 705-435-1540. ​

Thornton Farmers Market - Friday June 1, 2018 - 2:00-7:00pm 

Located at Thornton Recreation Centre- 246 Barrie St., Thornton. Purchase your locally produced fruits, vegatables, flowers, honey and more. Rain or Shine! Click here for the Thornton Farmers Market poster. For more information call 705-241-7772 or email thorntonfarmersmarket@gmail.com. 

Lord Simcoe Series Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Saturday June 2, 2018 

Located at the Essa Agriplex- 7505 10th Line , Thornton, ON L0L 2N0.  For more information visit www.lordsimcoeseries.com​

Beef Dinner- Saturday June 8, 2018- 4:30-6:00pm

Located at the Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church. Visit www.livingfaithbaxter.com​ or call 705-424-0779 for more information. 

The Essa Canadian National Draft Horse Exhibition-  August 4 & 5, 2018 -9:00am- 6:00pm 

Located at the Essa Agriplex- 7505 10th Line, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0. This exhibition provides classes and events that will indicate to the world the diversity​ and strength of the Draft Horse breed. Cost $10 general admission or $25 for a car load. Visit www.essaagriplex.ca/ecndhe.

Beef Dinner- Saturday  August 11, 2018- 4:30-6:00pm

Located at the Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church. Visit www.livingfaithbaxter.com​ or call 705-424-0779 for more information. ​

Vacation Bible Camp- August 20-24, 2018- 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Located at the Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church. Open to all elementary school-age children. Visit www.livingfaithbaxter.com​ or call 705-424-0779 for more information. ​

The 165th Barrie Fair - August 23-26, 2018 

Located at the Essa Agriplex- 7505 10th Line, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0.  Cost $10 for Adults  $5 for Children. Visit www.essaagriplex.ca for more information. 



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