Sunday, May 28, 2017

Calling all swimmers - 4th Annual CLS Swim

Sign up for this year's 4th Annual Celebrate Lake Simcoe Swim in partnership with Canaqua Sports 1k, 3k, or 5k swim

July 22, 2017 -  Innisfil Beach Park.

For more information and to register go to Canaqua Sports

Celebrate Lake Simcoe - Thank you to our sponsors.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

See you Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Welcome to the 6th Annual Celebrate Lake Simcoe

Celebrate Lake Simcoe is making a big SPLASH at Innisfil Beach Park 
Saturday, July 25th from 9AM to 3PM. 
Admission is free, and parking is free for Innisfil residents with parking tags in their car windows. 

Organizations participating this year include: 
• Ladies of the Lake, the Ontario Water Centre
• South Simcoe Streams Network
• Ducks Unlimited
• Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
• Kids for Turtles, Butterfly Kisses
• Town of Innisfil
• Innisfil Hydro
• Rescue Lake Simcoe
• Innisfil District Association
• Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
• Canaqua Sports
• Dufferin Land Stewardship
• Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
• Lake Simcoe Living
• Ministry of the Environment
• Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests
• Innisfil Rotary Club
• Simcoe County Waste Management
• Innisfil Arts, Culture and Heritage Council
• Carefree Boat Club
• Simcoe County Museum
• Cook Bay Yacht Club
• Innisfil Public Libraries 
• Innisfil Historical Society. 

What a great way to love Lake Simcoe!  This is a real beach bash with walking water balls, a giant water slide and lots of other fun water activities for the whole family on the north beach – a $5 wrist band gives you all day access to the water balls and the slide.   
You will see how plants and butterflies help protect our watershed – and learn how to bring them back to healthy abundance – as well as other opportunities to learn about the lake and how you can help it from a wealth of organizations who will be on hand throughout the day.   You can try your hand at arts and crafts and take a tour on the Innisfil Rotary Train.  Lots of places to take selfies throughout the park too.  Live music is provided by Innisfil’s own Bridget Gowan. 

Other highlights include the second annual Lake Simcoe Swim, sponsored by Can-Aqua, for people who like a challenge.  There will be 1k, 3k and 5k swims for you to choose from.  You can register at the park the morning of Celebrate Lake Simcoe.   The swims begin promptly at 10AM. 

We are very excited this year to have our first Lake Simcoe Regatta organized through the Cook Bay Yacht Club and featuring boats from around the lake.  The sail past begins at the south end of the park at 12:30PM.  You don’t want to miss this!

Director of Celebrate Lake Simcoe, Anita Vanderdonk, says, “Once again we are partnering with the award-winning SPLASH Festival, an undertaking of the Ontario Water Centre.   Celebrate Lake Simcoe and SPLASH hold the same vision: bringing people and nature together to benefit both.  This annual event raises awareness of our best resource.  Love Lake Simcoe – Feel Good.”

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SAVE THE DATE July 25, 2015 Celebrate Lake Simcoe

Canaqua Sports is proud to be a part of the Splash Festival with 2 races that are part of the Canaqua Sports Open Water Swim Series. Splash Swim Innisfil - July 25, 2015
and Splash Swim Georgina August 15, 2015
2 great races on Lake Simcoe.

Register before May 31, 2015 for early registration discounts.

go to and check out races 3 and 4 of our series

For more information contact:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Highlights of Celebrate Lake Simcoe 2014

Celebrate Lake Simcoe joined with The SPLASH Floating Water Festival, as one of its four events this summer to present an exciting, fun-filled day loaded with learning experiences for adults and children alike.

Held at Innisfil Beach Park, Innisfil Ontario we looked at Lake Simcoe as it was in the 1920s, while promoting a sound ecological future. Everyone can help bring the lake back to a healthy condition - with people and nature existing happily together.

Back in the 20s, Innisfil was a rollicking place with dance halls, a thriving ice industry and a place where cottagers regularly swam across the bay for fun. Highlights included a charitable lake swim and a "temperance" music tent where visitors can dance to big band sounds, join in a square dance or just sit and sip lemonade while listening to mellow songs. Families learned about the plants and butterflies that were prevalent in an earlier era and helped protect our waters and ways to help bring them back to healthy abundance, and much, much more.

It was a great day, thank you to all our sponsors and those that came out to make the 5th Annual Celebrate Lake Simcoe a very successful day.

Special thank you to Bruno's Bakery and Pasta Plus for donating the food for our swimmers, as well 2/4/1 for donated pizzas for the volunteers, Sobey's in Alcona for the Lemonade at the lemonade stand, No Frills for all the paper plates, napkins and cutlery, and Tim Horton for all the much needed coffee and timbits that helped start our day.

See you next year. — at Innisfil Beach Park.


Sunday, July 7, 2013