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ReLive Retreat
ReLive Retreat

When Johnny and Milena stumbled upon a piece of paradise in Priceville nearly eight years ago, they immediately fell in love with the land and the connection with nature they found there. Following their move from more urban areas, they often entertained friends and family in the existing cabin on the property. Their guests came to experience a haven from the chaos – to find a peaceful place that allowed them to catch their breath and feel at ease. Johnny and Milena have cultivated ReLive Retreat to share that experience and have begun to thoughtfully and respectfully develop a nature retreat on their 72-acre property.

The couple (and their two friendly pups, Happy and Boca) love to host. They currently offer one cabin and two authentic Mongolian Yurts, and plan to add several more tiny cabins throughout the property (each of which will be uniquely designed to fit within the landscape). The couple is immeasurably creative, coming from backgrounds in architecture and design, and they have big plans on an intentionally small scale.

By design, ReLive Retreat has minimal impact on the land (the majority of which is forest, meadows, wetland, and conservation areas); it encourages guests to connect with nature, with themselves, and with their partners and families.

Yurt accommodations feature the essentials: a small kitchenette (complete with a small fridge, cooktop and cooking essentials), a heater and wood burning stove, solar powered electricity, natural spring water, and Swedish composting toilets; outside, guests can enjoy a fire pit, BBQ, back decks with beautiful views, and a shared wood burning sauna. Their cabin is fully outfitted with everything, including a private hot tub and parking.

The yurts are a short 5-10-minute hike from the parking area, and Milena and Johnny can assist with transporting your items. Due to COVID-19, guests are temporarily requested to provide their own bedding and linens (in addition to the food, beverages, and clothing they would normally bring).

Milena and Johnny are nurturing their vision from the land to create a welcoming oasis from the everyday world and are nurturing themselves in the process. ReLive is a place built on the genuine experience of nature, where guests relax, rejuvenate, and cultivate their creativity within the stunning, rolling landscapes of Grey Highlands.

Visit them online via Facebook or search ReLive Retreat on any number of short-term accommodation websites to view availability and book your next getaway!

#SupportLocal #Yurts #Nature #Priceville #ReLive #GreyHighlands #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Markdale Golf and Curling Club
Markdale Golf and Curling Club

In one form or another, the Markdale Golf and Curling Club has been an institution in Markdale since 1922, when Thomas H. Reburn donated property on Toronto Sydenham Road (now Highway 10) for a curling rink.

In 1964, the club moved to its current location on Edith Street, and the Centre Grey Golf Course was constructed and became its neighbour that same year; in 1965, the two clubs amalgamated and became the Markdale Country Club, and then eventually became known as The Markdale Golf and Curling Club.

The Club truly shines in all seasons. Outside, you will find a great nine-hole golfing experience with mature greens, manicured fairways, and a relaxing atmosphere, while the building houses a beautiful curling rink with four sheets of ice (and rocks for up to 32 people). Services and amenities include a practice putting green, power golf carts, pro shop, coffee shop and patio, and a year-round banquet hall and full commercial kitchen (including a full-service bar). Their bi-weekly wing nights have been a great success, with the next one scheduled for Friday, July 24. Please call ahead to place your takeout order; limited patio seating is available by reservation (please call 519-986-2690).

The Markdale Golf and Curling Club recently participated in the Municipality of Grey Highlands’ Community Improvement Plan and availed of funding to help offset the cost of installing a new accessible ramp to the lower entrance of the building. For more information about the Community Improvement Plan and to learn how your business may benefit from this program, please click here.

Summer or winter, the Markdale Golf and Curling Club has you covered. Check out their website and Facebook page or email their friendly team for more information.

#SupportLocal #Golf #Curling #WingNight #GreyHighlands #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Bernard's Quality Cars and Service
Bernard's Quality Cars and Service

Archie and Pat Bernard established Bernard’s Quality Cars and Service in Flesherton in 1973, and over 45 years later (and despite a global pandemic), their family-run business remains a steady (and much loved) presence in the community. Like many businesses, it started small, but has now expanded to seven service bays (with three technicians) and is a Napa AutoPro partner.

In 1986, they handed the wheel to their son Terry and his wife Mary Lynn, who recently transitioned the business to their daughters Jessica and Stefanie. Being a family business goes far beyond ownership for the close-knit team at Bernard’s Quality Cars and Service. Three generations of Bernard’s have run the business and they have sold vehicles to three generations of several families. Many customers have been loyal to Bernard’s for many years and have themselves become extended family. Bernard’s is also a strong community champion, providing sponsorships for local sports teams and charitable donations to local non-profit groups.

Recently, Bernard’s Quality Cars and Service implemented a local gift card promotion to encourage their customers to support other local businesses during these difficult times. Businesses such as The Bakery, The Bicycle Café, Flesherton Home Hardware, Highland Grounds, Leelas Villa Inn, and Maxwell Meats Ltd. (who are all customers of Bernard’s) all benefited from the promotion, which ended on June 15.

Being a sales and service-oriented business during COVID-19 hasn’t been easy, but Bernard’s Quality Cars and Service didn’t miss a beat – they just found creative solutions to meet the needs of their customers while ensuring the safe and responsible operation of their business.

Though their showroom and service area have reopened to the public, they continue to offer complementary vehicle pick up and delivery (vehicles are sanitized after pick up and prior to drop off) or loaner vehicles upon request (also sanitized between customers). Patrons are asked to strongly consider wearing a mask while inside the service area or showroom and when test driving a vehicle; staff will all be wearing masks as well. Plexiglass barriers have been installed indoors and a brand-new outdoor waiting area (complete with Muskoka chairs) has just been created so that customers can relax in comfort while waiting for their vehicle.

If you’ve never experienced their exceptional service before, they promise you will not be disappointed. Call 519-924-2601 to book an appointment with their friendly team or check out their website and Facebook.

#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #FamilyBusiness #StrongCommunity #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Congratulations Ice River Springs!
Congratulations Ice River Springs!
Congratulations to Grey Highlands’ Ice River Springs on the recent announcement that they will be purchasing the Nestlé Pure Life bottled water business, contingent on completion of a regulatory review process. 

The acquisition of the Nestlé Pure Life branded business fulfills a strategic ambition of Ice River Springs to expand the company’s offering in Canada beyond private label. The sale includes two factories located in Puslinch, Ontario and Hope, British Columbia, along with a well in Erin, Ontario.

Ice River Springs is a Canadian family-owned, private label bottled water producer for retailers and manufacturer of the Ice River Green brand of bottled water. With a diverse portfolio of companies committed to sustainability, the company runs a plastics recycling operation, BMP Recycling, that takes bottles and plastic food packaging collected by municipalities and produces food grade recycled PET plastic. Ice River Springs has been built upon values of environmental stewardship, innovation and an ethical business model that ultimately offers consumers a high quality, environmentally responsible, healthy bottled water beverage at a great value. 

"Our family and our teams are excited for this opportunity to acquire Pure Life, a great brand distributed across Canada. Our plan is to incorporate sustainability by transitioning to our 100% recycled plastic (RPET).  We've been self manufacturing RPET at our BMP recycling plant in Shelburne using post consumer plastic packaging from Ontario's blue box program for over 10 years. This will expand the circular economy in Canada and gives us the opportunity to add a brand to our private label business," says Sandy Gott, Executive Vice-President and Co-owner of Ice River Springs.

Congratulations to the Gott family and their team at Ice River Springs for their leadership in business, environmental stewardship and for being such a strong community partner!

#SupportLocal #GreyHighlandsProud #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Welcome Patio Season in Grey Highlands!
Welcome Patio Season in Grey Highlands!
Summer has finally arrived, and with it come days spent savoring the warm sunshine and listening to birds chirping (…and perhaps chasing away thoughts of a dark and unsettled spring).

Friends and families are gathering (not too closely) and restaurants are once again welcoming loyal customers and new friends with (physically distant) open arms. Traditional indoor seating is still not part of daily restaurant operations, but prospects for outdoor dining are flourishing throughout Grey Highlands.

Few things are more iconic of summer than eating outside, surrounded by laughter, music, and good friends. Many local restaurants have introduced new or expanded outdoor seating for patrons, and the Municipality of Grey Highlands has created a simplified application (with no fees and a quick turnaround) for the expansion of licenced patios.

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Why not check out this evolving list of patio dining options in Grey Highlands and let one of the community’s many fabulous restaurants take care of the cooking (and the cleanup) for you.

If you know a restaurant or food establishment that should be included on this growing list, please reach out any time via ecdev@greyhighlands.ca or 519-986-1216 x 109.

#SupportLocal #PatioDining #GreyHighlands #OutdoorYums #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Sidekicks Cafe
Sidekicks Cafe

It’s impossible not to smile as you scroll through Sidekicks Café’s Facebook feed and are serenaded by John "JD" Daly, the singing slinger of taste bud bliss and owner of the restaurant. Since April 1, 2005, JD has been offering songs and sides for residents of Grey Highlands and beyond, serving breakfast and lunch options year-round from his cozy space on Highway 10.

Originally from Mississauga, JD began visiting the Markdale area when his parents helped establish a summer camp in Berkeley when he was just 3 years old. He had fond memories of his time in the area and can recall visiting Sidekicks on their annual treks north, so when the opportunity came along to purchase the business 15 years ago, he jumped at the chance to be his own boss and create something really special.

Since that time, Sidekicks has solidified its excellent reputation and has grown a loyal customer base; some regulars visit twice a day, while others visit just twice a year on their travels to and from the cottage, but it doesn’t matter - all visitors are treasured equally. Sidekicks is a place for great food, great conversation, and many great friendships have been established there over the years.

Since the onset of COVID-19, Sidekicks has had to implement many changes to its way of doing business. A reduction in hours and no indoor seating has meant fewer conversations with his regulars, and that is something JD is really missing. He also misses fundraising for charities such as Cops for Cancer (now called Heroes for Hope) and the local food banks.

Sidekicks is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and is operating primarily on a curbside pick up and take-out basis, however a patio option is now available for customers that would like to stay awhile and catch up on missed conversations.

Visit Sidekicks Café’s website, Facebook, and Instagram pages to see photos of hearty food creations (often featured with ample bacon) and smiling faces, and of course, many entertaining videos!

Email JD via sidekickscafe@gmail.com or call 519-986-4643 to place an order for take out or drop by (Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm) and check out the outdoor patio on these gorgeous sunny summer days!

#SupportLocal #YummyFood #GreatConversations #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Rocklyn Inn B&B (and Ice Cream and Snack Shop)
Rocklyn Inn B&B (and Ice Cream and Snack Shop)

In the tiny hamlet of Rocklyn, sits the picturesque Rocklyn Inn B&B, which just celebrated its first business anniversary…and what a year it has been for owners Lesley and Michael Telfser! 

Arriving in Grey Highlands in February 2019, they began extensive renovations on the unique century home built in 1891, which was previously in Michael’s family and run as the Rocklyn Inn approximately 22 years ago. In addition to the strong family connection with the property, Lesley and Michael loved the Rocklyn location for its well-defined seasons and close proximity to amenities and activities, yet it was far enough off the beaten track to provide an easy escape for their guests. 
 
The Rocklyn Inn B&B officially opened in June 2019, with a grand opening celebration attended by Mayor McQueen, members of Council, residents, and other local businesses. Lesley and Michael wanted the entire community to be part of the event, as they recognized the importance of people coming together to support one another.
 
They were open just 10 months when the tourism industry was thrown into turmoil due to COVID-19. In that unprecedented challenge, Lesley and Michael searched for a silver lining, and it was then that the Rocklyn Inn Ice Cream and Snack Shop started to move from idea to reality.
 
With the recent closure of the nearby Rocklyn General Store and no immediate plans for its reopening, Lesley and Michael saw an opportunity to fill a niche. The addition of an ice cream and snack shop to their B&B made sense from a business point of view, but also from a community building perspective.
 
Sitting at the corner of Sideroad 22B and 7th Line in Rocklyn, the location is ideal for nearby farmers, travelers and tourists, and locals alike. Starting on June 27 (pending final approval from public health), it will provide a dozen or more flavours of Chapman's ice cream, assorted snacks, sandwiches and salads made in-house, baked goods from local bakeries, and coffee, teas, and cold beverages.
 
Plans are underway to install picnic tables with umbrellas and a portable toilet with a handwashing station. Their goal is to become a place to refresh and recharge, whether customers are grabbing a cold treat and snack as they pass through or choose to stay a little longer and take advantage of one of the Inn’s five beautifully renovated guest rooms.
 
The Rocklyn Inn B&B has implemented strict booking and cleaning protocols to help protect their valued guests against COVID-19. They have reduced the number of reservations they are accepting, which will help ensure that each booking party has its own private bathroom and ample space to physically distance from other guests. They have loads of availability this summer, so be sure to check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, or call 905-440-6300 for more information.
 
The Rocklyn Inn B&B will be a vibrant contributor to the area for many years to come, and Lesley and Michael plan on staying for a very long time, supporting one another, and supporting other businesses. They look forward to welcoming old friends and new alike to the Rocklyn Inn B&B, and the adjoining Ice Cream and Snack Shop (in just 10 days)!
 
#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #Rocklyn #IceCream #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

The Bicycle Cafe
The Bicycle Cafe

Whether you’re checking out the fantastic online presence of The Bicycle Café or chatting with owners Julie and Peter, it’s easy to sense the friendly, community vibe of the restaurant. With very few exceptions, the food on the menu is made on-site in their small kitchen, using the freshest seasonal and locally sourced (where possible) ingredients; guests are encouraged to take their time, relax, and truly appreciate their dining experience.
 
The existence of The Bicycle Café is best described (by its owners) as a leap of faith, as both Julie and Peter are theatre artists (with no previous restaurant management experience) and once ran an independent theatre company in Toronto. In 2012 they decided they needed a change for themselves and their two little ones, who were just 6 and 3 at the time, and The Bicycle Café was the result. The name of their restaurant is a tribute to both the playing cards and the vehicle alike, building on the versatile and multifaceted principles that a bicycle can represent, from fun and whimsical, to liberation, freedom, and accessibility.
 
Though you can’t physically sit and enjoy a delicious meal inside just yet, The Bicycle Café is happy to welcome customers once again with a revamped menu that promises to be well suited to takeout (as well as patio dining, coming soon). Customers may call ahead to order (519-924-2920) or walk in to browse the new menu (while respecting physical distancing measures).
 
They are currently open Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. They are currently closed Monday through Wednesday for much needed days of rest and preparation.
 
Given Julie and Peter’s backgrounds, it’s not surprising that The Bicycle Café is very supportive of the arts and is a haven for local musicians. The Bicycle provides a free performance venue and music can often be heard through the doors and onto the streets of Flesherton. While that space is temporarily silent due to COVID-19, rest assured that live music will find its way back there once again.

Please visit The Bicycle Cafe online via InstagramFacebook, and their website for the latest operational updates, their new takeout menu, and photos of their delicious food.

#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #GoodFood #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Sideroad Farm
Sideroad Farm

Sideroad Farm is family-run, specializing in certified organic vegetables, cut flowers, and pasture-raised chicken. This year-round operation employs 5 full-time and 4 part-time staff, plus owners Amy and Patrick Kitchen (and, of course, their children Wyatt and Norah).

Sideroad Farm has a brick and mortar store that would typically be stocked with variety of produce and wares, as well as a presence at the Collingwood Farmers’ Market, however due to COVID-19 both are operating much differently this year. The Farm also provides fresh produce, poultry, and flowers to many local retailers and restaurants, and is an active supplier for Eat Local Grey Bruce.

Farming does not stop for a pandemic, and every day brings new life, new growth, and new opportunities. At Sideroad Farm, the vegetables are sowed, the flowers are planted, and chickens of all shapes and sizes peck, grow, and lay eggs without a care about world affairs.

COVID-19 has generated a lot of chaos, but Sideroad Farm was agile and able to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing marketplace. A new online shop emerged (which has now become their main sales platform) and it has seen a 400% increase in web traffic in recent weeks. While the Sideroad Farm store is currently only accessible as a virtual space, their website showcases the best it has to offer. Orders can be placed online for farm driveway pick up, or for pick up at the Collingwood Local Food Hub; deliveries options are also available.

The last few months have not been easy, and this season is anything but normal, but the entire team at Sideroad Farm has come together in a tremendous way. Amy and Patrick are incredibly grateful for the resiliency of their team, as well as for the support and adaptability of their many loyal customers.   

Check out Sideroad Farm on Instagram and Facebook for beautiful photos and a behind the scenes glimpse of life on the farm.

#SupportLocal #LocalFoodWeek #GreyHighlands #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Top O' The Rock
Top O' The Rock

There are lots of landmarks in Eugenia – Lake Eugenia of course immediately comes to mind, but very close to the top of that list has to be Top O’ The Rock. The neat and tidy building on Grey Road 13 provides just a hint of all the good things found inside!

With a self-proclaimed mandate to serve the needs of the community by providing the highest quality products and service, Top O’ The Rock believes in supporting local suppliers as well as growers. Many grocery items are curated from local producers, and Top O’ The Rock is proud to support local enterprise to help customers fulfil their grocery needs; the store also has a partnership with the LCBO/Beer Store.

Their delicious pizzas are well-known in the community and are made with the highest quality ingredients. The bakery features classic favourites, artisanal breads, and savoury sweet treats – all baked fresh daily. Freshly prepared sandwiches (on freshly baked bread) are available in the deli, as are meats sliced to order, soups and chili made fresh daily, and a variety of meals to-go.

Community is the main reason that Deborah Clark, owner of Top O’ The Rock, and her son Brandon, who is the Director of Operations, do what they do. They recognize the tremendous value of their employee team and know that the team members are integral to the success of Top O’ The Rock. They are driven to support their customers with a one-stop-shop and a convenient and friendly shopping experience. 

For more information, please check out their website and Facebook page, or call 519-924-3244.

#SupportLocal #GoodFood #Eugenia #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Osprey Bluffs Honey Company
Osprey Bluffs Honey Company

“High above Georgian Bay, in the Grey Highlands…”, these melodically bee-autiful words greet visitors to Osprey Bluffs Honey Company’s website and help paint a vibrant picture of the well-traveled bees of Osprey Bluffs. These tiny travelers forage and collect sweet wildflower nectar from the fields and forests of Grey, Bruce, Dufferin, and Simcoe Counties and bring essential pollen grains back to their hive, often as much as 15 mg (or half their body weight) in one trip.

Luckily for Hugh Simpson, bees were declared essential workers and they have kept working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been busy producing high quality honey and honeycomb, which Hugh turns into a fine selection of honey, beeswax candles, and skin care products.

The honey is collected by hand at the Osprey Bluffs honey house, where it is refined for household consumption, as well as for use by commercial chefs in the Georgian Triangle and GTA who incorporate Osprey Bluffs honey in their culinary creations for its high quality taste and fragrance.

Osprey Bluffs Honey Company products can be purchased individually or combined into specialty gift baskets online via their website, Instagram, or Twitter; various options for delivery and shipping are available.

It’s fitting that we celebrate Osprey Bluffs Honey Company today, on what the United Nations has declared World Bee Day 2020! Learn more about bees and their essential role as pollinators here
 
#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #WorldBeeDay #BeeEngaged #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Flora Grey
Flora Grey

There’s something amazing growing in Maxwell, and it’s not just Gillian and Guillermo’s daughter, Clementine! Flora Grey offers a wide range of sustainably grown cut flowers, ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, and select pantry goods.

Nestled in the heart of Grey Highlands, Gillian and Guillermo are nurturing their business though patience and gratitude, working for the betterment of soil, community, and their livelihood.

With diverse purchasing and delivery options, you can enjoy seasonal blooms in your home for four or eight weeks (beginning in July), or if you are looking for larger scale or retail supply, they also have you covered! Their unique cut flowers and ornamentals are available for purchase to floral designers, florists, and retail establishments, locally and as far as the GTA.

Delicious varieties of vegetables and herbs are also offered in bundles to fit your needs and additional details will be available soon!

COVID-19 may have cast a grey shadow over our normal day to day, but as Gillian and Guillermo say, “Patience and gratitude will get us through, and while we get through it, let's celebrate each other and the inspiring life blooming all around us.”

Gillian and Guillermo are eager to connect with other local producers and artisans to collaborate on beautiful and delicious projects and would welcome the opportunity to chat with them! Producers, artisans, and customers alike can connect with Gillian and Guillermo directly via floragreygrows@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to Flora Grey’s Instagram and website for the latest news and announcements!

#FloraliaGrows #SpringIsHere #FloraliaInGrey #SupportLocal #GrowGreyHighlands #MadeInGrey #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Kim's Place Restaurant
Kim's Place Restaurant

A global pandemic might have changed the way Kim Wambolt celebrated her second business anniversary, but amid all the chaos caused by COVID-19 she has found a way to continue meaningful and important work in her community. When Kim’s Place Restaurant closed to the public, the kitchen stayed open to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for the Meals on Wheels program (in partnership with Home and Community Support Services).
 
This regular program offers meal support to clients in the Markdale and Flesherton areas on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Posting regular mouth-watering photos to social media, Kim and her team have been serving up dishes such as turkey dinner, meatloaf, and baked spaghetti (just to name a few). If you or someone you know requires a hot meal delivered to their door on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, please contact Home and Community Support Services at 519-372-2091 ext. 3.
 
Like most business owners in Grey Highlands, Kim is anxious to resume a more normal daily routine. She misses her customers, especially her regulars (some of whom visit her restaurant nearly every single day), and the smiles that they bring.
 
Follow Kim’s Place Restaurant on Facebook for regular updates (and wonderful food photos) and be sure to drop by for breakfast or lunch (6:30 am – 3:00 pm) when restaurants are permitted to reopen.

#SupportLocal #GoodFood #GreyHighlands #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

PJ Knickerbockers
PJ Knickerbockers

Pam Petch, owner of PJ Knickerbockers, is a familiar face in downtown Markdale. She opened her shop at 11 Main Street East in 1995 and has built a strong reputation for having an unparalleled selection of toys, games, books, dolls, and more! PJ Knickerbockers also has a selection of curriculum books, which are timelier than ever in these days of at-home learning.
 
The brick and mortar shop has been a landmark shop in Grey Highlands for 25 years and going inside the brightly decorated store to shop for “the” perfect gift is truly half the fun! Unfortunately, with the onset of COVID-19, an in-person visit is not possible right now, but you can still browse PJ Knickerbockers’ wares from the comfort of your own home, thanks in part to a Digital Transformation Grant from Digital Main Street.
 
Though PJ Knickerbockers has had an online presence for about 5 years, in late 2019, Pam participated in the Digital Main Street program, offered through a partnership with the Municipality of Grey Highlands and the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association. Assisted by Digital Main Street Coordinator, Gillian Griffin, Pam completed a series of online tutorials and successfully applied for a Digital Transformation Grant. PJ Knickerbockers received the grant in early March, and it could not have come at a better time!
 
The Digital Transformation Grant has allowed PJ Knickerbockers to respond to a rapidly evolving situation, and Pam has used the $2,500 to significantly enhance her online presence. She is gaining new technology skills, including how to add and update inventory on her store’s website, and is becoming proficient in the art of social media.
 
Puzzles (of course), family board games, and single player games are PJ Knickerbockers most popular pandemic items, but children’s craft kits are also a hot commodity. Click here to check out PJ Knickerbockers enhanced website and have a look for yourself!
 
Pam is thankful for the community support for PJ Knickerbockers and looks forward to the time when she can welcome customers through her doors once again.

#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #Puzzles #Games #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Chapman's Ice Cream
Chapman's Ice Cream

Since 1973, Chapman’s has made wonderfully delicious ice cream and frozen treats at their production facility in Markdale. As the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada, their product lineup includes more than 280 frozen treats. Their ongoing dedication to innovation has been recognized by several health organizations and has earned Chapman’s numerous national and international awards.

Recent world events may have temporarily changed day-to-day activities in production, but that hasn’t stopped Chapman’s from stepping up (once again) to support their community by giving back, this time to front line workers. In partnership with Bruce Power and 365 Sports, Chapman’s played a critical role in securing and distributing a significant amount of much-needed personal protective equipment to first responders and other high needs services in our community.

Groups benefiting from this donation include the Grey Bruce Health Unit, Midwives of Ontario, Rockwood Terrace Long-Term Care, Country Lane Long-Term Care, Grey Gables Long-Term Care, OPP, as well as other retirement and group homes and communal living locations including shelters.

Thank you, Chapman’s, for continuing to be a strong community partner!

#SupportLocal #GreyHighlands #CanadianFood #IceCream #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

Ice River Springs
Ice River Springs

Since 1995, Ice River Springs, owned and operated by the Gott family of Grey Highlands has grown to become one of the largest water bottling companies in Canada. Understanding that by taking care of the land, the land will take care of all of us, they have built their business by respecting their company’s environmental footprint.  In fact, they were the first beverage company in North America to collect blue box materials to produce 100% recycled plastic bottles, using no new plastic!

Their commitment to social responsibility is evidenced every day, but most recently they have taken this responsibility to the next level. During this COVID-19 pandemic, their staff are still hard at work every day turning our recycling materials not only into water bottles but also into hand sanitizer bottles that they are donating to manufacturers who are filling those bottles with essential products for the fight against COVID-19.

What can we do to support Ice River Springs? The answer is simple - keep recycling! They need our recycled goods so they can continue to produce the bottles that are showing up on the front lines of the battle against COVID! Thank you to the Gott family and Ice River Springs for their leadership and commitment to our environment, our community, and our health!

As per a recent social media post, the team at Ice River Springs also expressed their own gratitude for the true community effort that is helping them keep their operations running. They thanked all the food and beverage manufacturing companies and their teams that keep their grocery store supply chains fed, the truck drivers for delivering these products, and the people working from home coordinating it all.

#StrongTogether #EssentialWorkers #ThankYou #TogetherWeGetThroughThis

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