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Saturday, September 22, 2018   /   by Jiun Liao

New to Orillia Checklist

Did you just buy a new house in Orillia? If so, congratulations! Maybe you are still looking into moving up north to enjoy the Cottage Country and all of its activities year round, but are still undecided. Whatever your case may be you want to know what are the most popular destinations that any resident, young or old, can enjoy while living in the Sunshine City.


Couchiching Beack Park


Couchiching Beach is a lakeside park located at the foot of Downtown Orillia. This Orillia beach is ideal for swimming, has an extensive boardwalk, play equipment, and a mini-train ride making it a great destination for families to enjoy Lake Couchiching.



Attend an event at Tudhope Park


Tudhope is another one of Orillia’s popular parks. Tudhope park has expansive green areas which makes it the ideal destination for many Orillia events including the Mariposa Folk Festival, RibFest, and more. This 65 acre park includes beach volleyball, a sandy beach, baseball fields, trails, sp ...

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Monday, September 03, 2018   /   by Jiun Liao

Labour Day. YADILOH SDRAWKCAB EHT.

Did you get the title? It’s ‘Labour Day. The Backwards Holiday.’ Every year I wonder why this holiday is named Labour Day. Since it’s a holiday intended to be just that, a holiday- I think it would be better suited to be named Relax Day, Lazy Day, Off Day, maybe Sleep-in Day, or even Do-Nothing Day, anything other than Labour Day. After all, we know what labour means, and if anything we should be celebrating Labour Day by labouring.




Labour Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.


In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were pulling in 70-hour work weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, these numbers dropped to 60 hours a week, which was an improvement but it was still too high.
 
These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on earning a shorter eight-hour work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labour Day holiday, and reducing the work ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018   /   by Jiun Liao

What it's like living in a waterfront home

Every year, at least 1,000 waterfront properties in Cottage Country go up for sale. Many families living in Toronto dream of owning their very own waterfront cottage. Others are ready to retire to a less hectic place where they can enjoy more land, more nature, more outdoor activities, and a waterfront home.


Ontario is blessed with having over 250,000 lakes and over 100,000 kilometers of rivers, so finding your perfect waterfront property is more about knowing where to look. Few other agents in the area possess over 20 years of knowledge and experience that the Lake Country Real Estate Team has when it comes to waterfront houses, so if you are wondering where to look give us a call. But what’s it like living in a waterfront home?  Renting a seasonal waterfront cottage is all fun and games in the summer, but permanently living there are two totally different scenarios. To answer this question we first have to talk about what are all the different types of waterfront hom ...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018   /   by Jiun Liao

Together we can help the Easter Seals

Have you seen the news lately? There seems to be a lot of negativity going on in the world right now, and it is difficult to absorb all this division.

Recently, I spoke to my team about what we could do to make a difference in the world. I want news outlets to be talking about the good things people are accomplishing instead of heart breaking stories. We decided we could start by supporting a great charity, Easter Seals.


Easter Seals is a great charity as it’s the largest local provider of programs, services, and opportunities to children with physical or mental disabilities. One of their more popular programs are their camps that give children the opportunity to experience activities like arts and crafts, sledge hockey, archery, swimming, and so much more. More than 6,000 kids attend Easter Seals camps every summer across Canada. They also provide financial aid, and services such as mobility aids, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, and more.


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