Baillie’s is a full service framing and supply operation serving artists, framing shops, photo shops and gift stores. This gallery and framing operation features work by an assortment of artists and uses the framing skills developed over 25 years to professionally present any kind of art or keepsake. Baillie’s has the expertise to frame your work, either in bulk lots or individually. We use the best materials sourced directly from manufacturers around the world. Our base is Grand Bend, but our frames and mats travel around Canada and the world. We welcome the chance to fulfill your framing needs, and can develop a solution to any framing based need. Feel free to contact us for pricing and design on any project. We can help determine the correct treatment of your item, including exchange of photos of samples and artwork for our web based customers. Open 6 days a week, all year.
Grand Bend’s newest home and garden decor store! Our special feature – our Van Gogh Fossil Paint Corner! Explore your creative side with our easy to use, environmentally friendly, Canadian made, fossil paints. Ask about our in store classes!
Dark Horse Estate Winery is a new fully integrated commercial estate winery, vineyard and agri-tourism facility. The new winery will be located directly beside the Huron Country Playhouse in South Huron and will create significant opportunities for enhancing and developing Huron County’s already strong and growing tourism industry. The goal is to attract new visitors for extended visits to Huron County through the creation and marketing of new culinary tourism experiences associated with wineries.
For the last few years, Huron County Economic Development Services and its partner, the Huron Business Development Corporation have been engaged in significant research into developing and promoting the County as a new wine region in Ontario. New projects are now being initiated and future plantings of vineyards and investments will continue after the inspired commitment to the launch of Dark Horse Estate Winery.
PHOTO AT RIGHT: Dark Horse Estate Winery Rasenberg family and partners gather for a photograph at the recent media event. Back Row (left to right): John Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Craig Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Mike Pullen, Huron County Economic Development Services; Murray Watson, Project Consultant; Roger Vail, Vailmount Vineyards Ltd.; Bill Krohn, WJK Architect. Front Row (left to right): Scott Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Sue Ann Rasenberg, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Ashley Horlor, Dark Horse Estate Winery; Murray Marshall, Project Consultant; Krista Hulshot, Veld Architect
Drayton Entertainment is a registered charitable organization and one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies. Each year we present the finest in musicals, comedies and dramas to over 200,000 theatregoers at 7 venues in Ontario: the original Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse 11 in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs and the new Dunfield Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge.
Huron Country Playhouse was awarded the Business of the Year Award in 2011 for their continued investment in the business of live entertainment in the community, their ongoing contribution to Canadian theatre and provision of quality employment opportunities, for their overall contribution to the business and cultural life of the area, and their innovative means of marketing and selling theatre.
Gables offers daily live entertainment featuring a DJ and live bands covering top 40 tunes and classic favourites on the weekends.
Our new Uptown Downtown Patio is now open. Come visit us at our newly opened Main Street Patio – The Uptown-Downtown Patio. Connecting the Colonial Hotel to Gables, this patio is the place to be to grab a cold beer and delicious food on a hot Summer day. It is easy to spend an afternoon here people watching, catching up with friends and family, and listening to music.
Gables is where the fun starts and never ends!
Weekly Events Summer Only
Mondays:Jam Nights with Brian and Friends. The Jam Band will be running all night long. A local favourite – musicians and singers alike are invited to join Brian and the Jam Night Band on stage to sing a song, play an instrument, or both.
It’s a skilled jam session that always has the dance floor packed. Come check out Grand Bend’s favourite weekly event!
Thursdays:Country Night live bands. Always a fun night so break out your cowboy boots, plaid, and cowboy hats and come show us your dance moves. Country Night starts in June summers only.
Entertainment Schedule 2015
July 25 Tanya Marie Harris
July 2 Lance Bedards New Country Band HIGHWAY 21 9-1
July 9 Chadly Chase Band
July 16 Tanya Marie Harris
July 23 Chadly Chase
July 30 Tanya Marie Harris
Aug 6 Chadly Chase
Aug 13 Tanya Marie Harris
Aug 20 Chadly Harris
Aug 27 Tanya Marie Harris
Winter Months: Open for special functions
Summer Months: Open seven days a week from 11:30am on the patio until 2:00am inside.
Glass in Motion is owned and operated by Sharon and Garry White. At our studios in Sauble Beach and Grand Bend you will find flame worked glass beads, fused jewellery and glass art. Our Hand Crafted glass creations make special one of a kind gifts for any occasion. Our Family “FunShops” are designed to let people of all ages create their own fused glass suncatchers, wind chimes or pendants. Create with Us!
Our interest in glass art started when we visited a glass studio on Granville Island Vancouver, BC in 2005. We were inspired by the beautiful colours and works of art achieved by the artisans. It did not take long for our journey into art glass to begin. After taking a beginning bead making class in Victoria we were hooked and set up a small workspace in our home. When we were not making beads, we were thinking about or talking about making beads. After much patience and practise, Glass in Motion was conceived. Glass has become our passion. We never tire of its beauty and unpredictable nature. After years of making beads, we are still fascinated by this art, when we see our creations coming out of the kiln. We draw our inspiration from the nature that surrounds us. Our studios are located on the shores of Lake Huron in Sauble Beach and Grand Bend Ontario.
Our Mission To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the visual arts by providing instructional classes, seminars and workshops related to the visual arts and which include, but are not limited to, painting, watercolours, oils, acrylics, sculpture and photography.
To develop arts programming for all ages and abilities, with special emphasis on children’s education.
To produce visual arts festivals and events for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of visual arts and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and events as well as related classes seminars and workshops.
To establish and operate an art centre to be used for workshops, programs, and art exhibits for the benefit of the general public.
The Grand Bend Motorplex is a high-performance, quarter-mile drag strip that hosts weekend racing throughout the summer. The Grand Bend International Speedway is a quarter-mile, stock car, oval track featuring Can-Am Midget, mini, micro and outlaw sprints, junior late models, mini trucks, street-6 stocks and V8 super trucks. Saturday evening racing goes from May to October with qualification rounds starting at 6pm.
Located at the Grand Bend Public School. Grand Bend Gymnasium has a capacity of 200. Equipment supplied: floor hockey sticks, basketballs, volleyballs, hoola hoops, badminton racquets, benches, tables and chairs. Great for sporting events or large meetings. Community Room has a capacity of 40. Small kitchen: stove, fridge, microwave, dishes for up to 40 people. Room dividers, overhead screen, tables and chairs. Also functions as a nursery school room. Great for small meetings, small dinners, classes and information sessions.
After years of telling yourself and others that you’ve “always wanted to try that”, the time has come! The Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center offers classroom instruction, practical training, sky-diving, and parachuting for beginners and experienced clients.
The Team: Bob Wright started the GBSPC as his full-time business in 1982. He’ll be supervising your training and will be one of the instructors jumping with you on your first skydives at the Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center. Bob has been skydiving for more than 43 years; he’s done over 14,300 jumps (more than anyone else in Ontario) and accumulated over 150 hours of freefall time. He does over 200 jumps per year, many of them with beginners. His instructing experience spans more than 40 years during which he’s taught about 5000 first- timers.
Mary Wright did her first skydive in 1994 at Grand Bend. Since then Mary has done more than 4500 skydives and accumulated over 53 hours of freefall time. She is a CSPA-rated Rigger “A”; she maintains and repacks many of the reserve and emergency parachutes used by skydivers and glider/aerobatic pilots in southern Ontario. Mary also holds CSPA Coach 1 and 2 ratings and helps advancing skydivers improve their solo and Formation Skydiving skills.
This Ross Axford designed 18 hole championship layout, is one of Southwestern Ontario’s truly scenic courses. This par 71, 6539 yard course has been assigned a G.A.O. (Golf Association of Ontario) slope rating of 133 (highest in Lambton County) and was rated best Golf Course of all Southwestern Courses by the London Free Press in 2003.
Come find your game at the Hills. The course requires careful thought in your shot consideration. The terrain is hilly and well wooded with ponds and streams coming into play on eleven holes. There are over 50 traps and bunkers for the golfer to play around. The most memorable attributes of Indian Hills are its greens and the manner in which the layout design was crafted onto the terrain.
When you come play the Indian Hills Golf Club you will thoroughly take pleasure in our professionally operated facilities. Our Pro Shop has much of the newest gear at great prices. And if you are hungry before or after your round of golf, be sure to stop in for a delicious bite at our restaurant. For the golfer who has to work late, we are equipped with a driving range where you can sharpen your skills or take a lesson from one of our golf professionals. Indian Hills Golf Club has an eager staff that is committed to providing you with customer service that will make your golf visit unforgettable.
We feature several membership and golf lesson packages to best suit your needs and budget. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call and come take a guided tour of our facility. Contact our Pro Shop for all the details and benefits to our golf lessons and memberships.
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.
Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the proud agricultural and industrial heritage of Lambton County. The museum has benefited and grown from constant public support, gathering a collection of artifacts and photographs of local significance from all of the eleven municipalities that are a part of the County of Lambton. Over 700,000 visitors have stopped to explore the remarkable collections and unique stories that exemplify the proud history of the Lambton community.
The Lambton Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays from November through February. Admission is $5. adults, $4. seniors/students, $3. children, $15. family.
2016 Exhibits and Events
March 12 – April 3, 2016 Paint Ontario
March 12 – April 3, 2016 Return of the Swans
May 7 – October 30, 2016 Exhibit: Made In Lambton
October 15 & October 16, 2016 Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival
Oakwood Resort is a family owned and operated resort located in Grand Bend Ontario. The resort is nestled within a natural setting featuring large mature trees and plenty of green space all just steps away from the beautiful white sand beaches of Lake Huron. With 126 rooms offering a variety of accommodation options including deluxe rooms, suites and cottages. We are the ideal location for a family getaway, a corporate retreat or just a weekend away for two. We also offer a wide range of things to do on site including an eighteen-hole golf course, relaxing spa, dining room and pub, indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, tennis courts, fitness center, access to our private beach, children’s play area and ten thousand square feet of banquet and conference space.
126 Rooms and Suites / Dining, Golf, Spa, Indoor Pool / Open Year Round
Richman Gallery offers original and inspirational paintings by artist Barry Richman.
My primary concern in approaching a painting is the subject’s potential for use of pattern. Deriving inspiration from patterns in natural or man-made forms, I attempt to create an appreciation of the dynamic qualities inherent in those forms. The compositions, often landscapes, usually consist of a simplicity of major elements realized through a complexity of tonal and textural patterns. These are achieved through a process of brush strokes which not only define the elements of composition, but in themselves often are elements of composition. My visual statements are a culmination of combining those strong patterns with a sense of fine detail.
I Have been inspired by the work of many artists, of diverse styles. On absorbing what I’ve admired in their paintings, I allow my work to evolve reflecting not so much the influence of particular artists, but rather certain aspects of their combined influences.
Through membership dues, fundraising activities and donations, the unique history of St. Joseph, Ontario is preserved for the good of the community and presented to tourists, students, schools and historians.
We hold monthly meetings to discuss projects that promote our mandate and to enjoy presentations on local history. We partner with the Huron Tourism Association and the Huron Arts & Heritage Network to promote heritage and culture along Ontario’s West Coast. This includes display setup at local events and the promotion of same to the local community through the media.
We enjoy the support and involvement of many local groups, institutions and businesses in our events and meetings, such as the Royal Canadian Legions of Hensall, Grand Bend and Exeter, St. Peters’ Roman Catholic Church and the Bluewater Rest Home. We also share information with the Huron County Historical Society and the Ontario Historical Society.
Arena: 1 NHL size rink (200ft x 85ft). Seating capacity of 700, standing room for several hundred more. Walking track free to anyone. Ice can be rented for private parties/functions. Concrete pad has a capacity of 1200 and can be rented out for trade shows, summer sports and other special events. Concession Booth. Gymnasium: 1 full size basketball, volleyball and badminton court. Can be split into 2 by a curtain wall. Suncor Wellness Centre (upper level): Operated by the YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton. 2 Meeting rooms: Upper room has a capacity of 8, Lower room has a capacity of 30. Tables and chairs provided. Municipal Office (upper level).
Windmill Lake Wake & Eco Park is a unique eco-friendly outdoor recreation park on Ontario’s West Coast in Huron County. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced cable wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating and morning camps. We also offer PaddleFit, SUP Yoga and other activities. Come out to Windmill Lake for an all day adventure!
We have an extensive line of quality Seadoos, jet skis, and 3 person waverunners for rent as well as an exclusive jet boat charter service – we’re fully equipped for an exciting afternoon of wake boarding, water skiing or tubing on the lake. We also operate a 20′ water trampoline equiped with a launch pad, right off the beach in Grand Bend!