LUMA LIGHT SHOW @ FRIDAY HARBOUR STARTED AT THE WEEKEND
Do you want to get into the spirit of the season while staying safe? Friday Harbour LUMA Light show started on the 28th of November, and runs every Thursday to Sunday, to Christmas and beyond. Wander along the one-kilometre path and enjoys the lights all the way along. We could get into writing a blog about creativity and how beautiful it is, but really you need to see it for yourself. We are only providing some taster photos to whet your appetite, we don’t want to spoil it as there are a lot more to see.
Friday Harbour is making the walk as safe as they can and have put in safety measures. You need to book a time, all times are spaced 15 minutes apart. You need to wear a mask, hand sanitizers are at the start of the walk. There is no crowd to jostle and spoil your enjoyment.
Get into the spirit and get online to book your day and time to walk through thousands of light. Go to https://www.fridayharbour.com/ and book, it is as simple as that. It is fun for all the family and friends. Buy a hot chocolate as you start the walk at the kiosk and meander through the colourful light show.
FRIDAY HARBOUR UNVEILS LUMA LIGHT TRAIL, GLICE SKATE TRAIL, OUTDOOR SKATING, AND MORE WINTER FUN!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [INNISFIL, ON, NOVEMBER 19, 2020] – Friday Harbour Resort is transforming into a winter wonderland this season, with some new attractions and activities to get you outside and enjoying the snowy season. At the centre of the Resort’s offerings is the LUMA Light Trail which will feature close to a kilometre of stunning light displays that make for the perfect backdrop for a snowy selfie. Opening November 28th, LUMA can be booked online and is appropriate for all ages. Guests can grab a Starbucks beverage as they begin their journey through the trail. Groups of five or more will receive an automatic 10% discount at checkout. LUMA will be running throughout the winter season from Thursday to Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Times must be booked in advance online at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities. As required by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, masks must be worn and physical distancing must be adhered to while exploring the LUMA Light Trail.
All things skating will take place at Centre Ice. Friday Harbour’s Harbour Master Building has been transformed into Centre Ice, which offers skate rentals, check-in for both the outdoor skating rink (now located in the parking area at the Harbour Master Building and opening November 28th weather permitting) and the Glice Skate Trail (opening date to be determined), as well as warm beverages to keep you going. The Glice Trail features a unique skating surface that can be enjoyed no matter the temperature. Skaters will be able to glide up and down the trail from the Harbour Master Building to the Boardwalk enjoying spectacular views over the Marina. Centre Ice bookings for both the rink and the Glice Skate Trail must be made in advance at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities.
This year, the Nest Clubhouse will be converted into the Winter Outdoor Adventure Centre, where you can rent cross country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes so you can get out and explore all Friday Harbour has to offer! A cross country ski trail will take skiers on a journey across the golf course and snowshoers and fat bikers can enjoy easy access to the trails of the Nature Preserve. This transition will take place once the snowfalls. Guests of the Resort are encouraged to visit www.FridayHarbour.com to plan their day at the Resort. Reservations can be booked at one of the many restaurants including the Beach Club which features spectacular views over Lake Simcoe. The shops and retailers on the Boardwalk welcome all Guests, and fun activities take place every weekend. Get outside and celebrate winter this season at Friday Harbour! Friday Harbour Resort is located at 25th Side Road on 13th Line in Innisfil. Friday Harbour Resort is Canada’s award-winning development located on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Innisfil. Designed as a luxury resort community, Friday Harbour has become the best of breed brand for people seeking the benefits of cottage lakeside living with the amenities of an urban community. Learn more at www.fridayharbour.com.
CELEBRATE AT TANDOORI KINGDOM THIS WEEKEND WITH GREAT FOOD!
Celebrate! Celebrate! This weekend in Barrie, Tandoori Kingdom invites you to celebrate Diwali with them. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights, this year falling on November 15th. Tradition tells us that Diwali is observed on the 15th day of Kartik – the holiest month of the Hindu religion. The word Diwali means “rows of lighted lamps” in Sanskrit.
Diwali is actually a five day Hindu originated celebration that signifies the victory of good over evil. It has become a huge celebration regardless of faith. Celebrating normally with new clothing, fireworks, candles and the exchange of small gifts and sweets – this year Diwali celebrations are necessarily smaller. The staff at the Tandoori Kingdom at 428 Blake Street in Barrie have been very busy getting everything ready for your celebrations.
The five days of celebration are very similar to getting ready for New Year on January 1 in our calendar. Day one is cleaning the home and shopping for gold, while Day two is decorating at home with lamps and coloured sand. The main festival is celebrated on the third day with feasts and prayer. The New Year is celebrated of the fourth day – that’s when you exchange gifts and sweets with everyone. Finally, the tradition on the fifth day is to have brothers visit their married sisters who welcome them with a meal.
Getting ready for Saturday’s gift-giving should really include a trip to the Tandoori Kingdom. They are ready with an incredible array of beautiful Indian sweets. Choose your favourites and try some new ones. The staff will package them for you in beautiful gift boxes ready for presents. The gifts are very significant to the Diwali Celebration. Each gift is given to strengthen the feelings of fellowship and companionship while defining the bonding and connections between individuals.
So if Diwali is on your family calendar, or you’ve never tried any of the delicious Indian sweets, head over to the Tandoori Kingdom. Share a meal, order takeout, or have them cater for you…but most of all pick up some of those tantalizingly delicious Indian sweets! Better yet – call! (705) 503 1400 to make your reservation now!
Decisions! Decisions! The menu offers so many choices. Sitting in the Tandoori Kingdom with my dearest friend we were so looking forward to enjoying truly authentic Indian food once again. Lucky for us we were guided through the menu by one of the Owners, Nirmal Singh. Having Nirmal there was such a nice experience. We were able to discuss their catering abilities and takeout choices as well. Barrie, let me strongly suggest that you make the trip to 428 Blake Street.
The food is authentic and the service impeccable. We were treated to a sizzling grill platter of various meats and fish over a bed of sautéed onions made to accommodate an allergy I am encumbered with. Oh my! That was just the starter. We went on to enjoy such a wonderful variety of dishes and Naan breads. Simply scrumptious!
With the Holiday Season fast approaching, I strongly suggest having the Tandoori Kingdom on your speed dial. The chance to treat your circle of friends to such fresh and authentic ethnic cuisine is fabulous. They’ll be so surprised at the flavours of each menu choice.
As I sat enjoying my meal, I was reminded by my friend that the Tandoori Kingdom had catered the Grand Opening of a friend’s business. In thinking back to that, I realized I’d been so busy that day that I hadn’t taken the time to enjoy any of the choices. Totally my loss – or I’d have visited their Blake Street location much sooner. Now I realize that I CAN enjoy the same high standard both at the restaurant as well as in the comfort of my own home.
As we finally couldn’t possibly eat another bite, it was a delight to realize we would still have enough to take home and enjoy another light meal. Sitting there savouring a last cup of delicious Masala Chai which is a wonderful blend of crushed spices simmered with milk and tea, we discussed the favourite spices used in Indian Cuisine. Nirmal was so informative! He explained that their chefs took care to make the dishes with spice levels attractive to every palate.
Whether you’re already a lover of ethnic Indian cuisine or you’re just embarking on a journey of tantalizing flavors – start with the best at
Social media started the intrigue and rumours during the summer. A new golfing venue with a difference coming to Barrie?
Well, it’s here a golfing oasis tucked away in south Barrie to keep you swinging through the winter? Enter Linx Kitchen and your dreams are turned into reality.
Entering the reception area you can choose to check both your coats and footwear. This is a dream come true to anyone living in a snow belt. You’ve dressed to dine in an exquisite space with a menu to match and finally, you don’t have to wear your snow boots!! And that’s just reception!
As a patron or an exclusive member, you may choose to dine in the Kitchen treated by Executive Red Seal Chef, Kathleen Forsythe, to a menu that is both varied and delightful. Linx prides themselves on having one of the finest dining rooms and lounges in Barrie where food comes first with the added excitement of a golf game should you desire.
It’s not only the tantalizing menu choices that are upper class. You’ll immediately notice how spacious yet intimate the dining area is. Designed before the Pandemic, owners Jason and Candice Young realized the subtleties of fine dining, so much so that they’ve even installed a noise masking machine, and have the tables widely spaced to ensure your privacy.
As an exclusive member, there are many perks for both dining and playing.
Members have priority reservation abilities for dining and much more. At Linx, Kitchen & Social you may also plan on a game of golf in semi or fully private golf suites that feel so real you’ll forget that you’re actually indoors.
Again, an exclusive membership allows some very tasteful perks. There is secure club storage with cleaning, concierge service and once again priority reservation abilities.
The simulators are exclusive to Linx in this area, having an 8 point swing plate floor that actually tilts and gives you access to play anyone of 192 courses. 5 semi-private suites with a 15 ‘ impact screen along with a concierge call button allows your imagination to soar with no interruption during your game. Even better yet the very exclusive fully private executive suite with built in conference/party room and a 20’ simulator screen.
Linx has a fully automated system, allowing their members and guests to be treated with the level of service that they’ve come to expect. The suites are a perfect chance for a high power business meeting or an amicable game between friends.