Have Old-Fashioned Fun with these Fresh Finds
“As much as I’d like to go to the Air Canada Centre for a show, it’s a totally different experience here, where you can walk right up and talk to the person you just saw playing.” Larry Kurtz, Founder, Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
1. Snowberry Botanicals
Passionate about sustainability, Snowberry’s idea of fun is spending a day foraging for wild florals. This Erin shop will also teach you to make Easter and holiday creations like the one here.
2. Brighten Up
Owned by educators Stephanie and Chris Bailey, Erin’s Brighten Up is a busy non-stop centre of learning and discovery. Brain-tickling games, puzzles and books, camps, tutoring, events…
3. Orangeville Roller Girls Flat Track Roller Derby League
With names like Mae-Hem and Eleanor Rigamortis, these ladies mean business. They also mean friendship, empowerment, and classic old-time entertainment.
4. Grand Spirits Inc.
Jamie Stam moved to Grand Valley and discovered a rollicking history of Prohibition-era bootlegging, inspiring a (not-so) secret club where members create infused gins & whiskies.
5. Founder’s Cup National Jr. B Lacrosse Championship
Orangeville’s Northmen put on a fierce, fast show. Lacrosse has a deep history here, and more history will be made when the town hosts the nationals this summer.