Welcome to the Municipality of Meaford

Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of Meaford extends North West to the boundary of the City of Owen Sound and to the South East boundary of the Town of the Blue Mountains. It is located within the Georgian Triangle region and known as one of Canada's finest four seasons resort areas.

Located directly on Highway 26, Meaford is home to a vibrant and critically acclaimed summer theatre festival, numerous fine dining establishments, two of Ontario's best hiking and cycling trail systems, excellent fishing and waterfront camping. Meaford and the surrounding area have something for everyone.



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Special Events

    Past Events 100 Mile Stomp- Sunday September 28, 2014  Harbour Rotary Pavilion www.meaford100milestomp.com Featuring some great "Foot Stompin" music.  Crafter's, vendors, Demonstrations, Food & Psychic in Attendance. Sponsored by the Lion's Club of Meaford. Canada Day 2014  Canada_Day_Poster2 (1.32 MB)  2014 Canada Day Brochure (1.44 MB)   Friday June 27, 2014 3-7pm MEAFORD FARMERS MARKET Come down to the weekly farmers market at the Harbour Rotary Pavilion and begin the Canada Day celebrations with themed activities and entertainment while supporting our wonderful local produce and products.info@meafordfarmersmarket.ca Saturday June 28, 2014 7am TAKE A KID FISHING BASS DERBYBring the whole family out for this weekend of fun. Organized by the East Grey Hunters & Anglers. Contact: Alan Craig at 519-538-5676 or ajcjcraig@hotmail.com. Runs from Saturday, June 28, 7 am - 9 pm and Sunday, June 29, 7 am – noon. Prizes announced in the Harbour Rotary Pavilion at 1pm.   9am MEAFORD SOAP BOX DERBYCollingwood Street EastBuild your own gravity race car and race with us! Must register before June 15, 2014 , register by May 24th for the early bird fee. Racers will be divided into 3 age groups. Participants from ages 6 and up, including adults. Trophies will be awarded to winners, cars will be judged on design.msbd@live.ca , or visit the website http://meafordsoapboxderby.weebly.com Inspections begin at 8:30am, first race at 9am. 10 am MEAFORD BIA DOWNTOWN STREET SALE & SCAVENGER HUNT Downtown will be full of wonderful sales and events to celebrate the Canada Day weekend in Meaford’s historic downtown. Come and visit Klash the clown and get your face painted by a professional! Scavenger hunt will run out of Meaford Hall. Contact Dave Glass for more information. 519-538-1960 or sglass1217@rogers.com   11 am – 2 pm HORSE DRAWN SURREY RIDES Take a relaxing tour of our downtown in a horse drawn surrey ride. Starts in front of the Apple on main street. 11 am – 2 pm  MEAFORD HALL BBQ & ENTERTAINMENT Drop in to the Terrace Room at Meaford Hall and enjoy live music provided by Jim Dunham of the local group Wrinkles!  Members of the Meaford Co-Operative Preschool will be selling delicious BBQ fare as well as ducks for their annual fundraising Duck Race, with the proceeds supporting the Preschool.  Meaford Hall’s bar will be open so you can treat yourself to a beer or glass of wine to go along with your lunch. 2pmMEAFORD DUCK RACE Racing Ducks to support preschool education! The Meaford Cooperative Preschool is thrilled to announce the 7th Annual Great Meaford Duck Race. Watch as 2500 bright yellow ducks are dumped off the Sykes Street bridge and will race down the river! Over 50 prizes to be won. Watch for posters announcing ticket selling locations. Tickets are 3 for $12 or $5 each and can be purchased in advance until race day at 1:30 p.m. All Proceeds go to the nonprofit Meaford Co-operative Preschool.Contact Sarah Shaw for more details shawfamily378@hotmail.com   Sunday June 29, 2014 4-7:30pm GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT   Meaford Harvest Church will be hosting a Gospel Music Concert at their 24 Trowbridge Street West location. Everyone welcome. We want to be a blessing to our community. For more information contact 519-538-0400. 7pm MEAFORD LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES Come down to theRotary Harbour Pavilion and enjoy live music with Waverley Rice and Bayview Country . The admission is by donation and it is a BYOC event (bring your own chair).   Monday June 30, 2014 7pm LEITH OPTIMIST CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS On the beach behind Bays River Restaurant, Leith. Celebrations with the live band “May Contain Nuts”, 50/50 Draw, draws from raffle table, lots of good food and a colossal fireworks display at dusk. Contact: Wes McLean 519-376-5929 or wdmclean@gbtel.ca   Tuesday July 1, 2014 9am-11am PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is serving up Canada Day hot off the griddle.  Join us in the Harbour Pavilion tent for a hot off the grill breakfast as the MFRC will be serving up a pancake and sausage breakfast for all to enjoy.  The cost is free for all and donations are welcome.  All proceeds are going to the Military Family Resource Centre to help us further support the MFRC programs and our military families. 10am-4pm GOLDEN TOWN CRUSIERS CAR SHOW An annual event that you will not want to miss! The Golden Town Cruisers will take over Bayfield Street along the Harbour, with 75-100 classic cars, for all to enjoy. Come down to the harbourside on Bayfield Street and see the great antique, classic and hot-rod cars on display. Be sure to bring the kids to see these beautiful cars of yesteryear. All vintage cars are welcome. Voluntary $5 registration makes owners eligible for great prizes. No Admission. Contact Al White 519-538-1975.   11:30am RED & WHITE COLOR PARADEGet your group together and show your true Canada colors! Walking groups ONLY! Parade starts at Collingwood St East, and heads down the Sykes St N to the Harbour for the Opening Ceremony. Prizes awarded to the following groups: Best Coordinated Group, Best Themed Group, Best Dressed Animal, Most Unique Costume. Register by emailing  or call 519-538-1060 ext 1200 before June 28, 2014. 12pm FLAG RAISING CEREMONY Follow the parade, or meet us down at the Meaford Harbour to perform the traditional flag raising ceremony with the Meaford Legion, local dignitaries and local musicians. 12:30-DUSK CANADA DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL Bring the whole family for an afternoon of activities and entertainment. Music, programs, arts & crafts all in one area. Food and beverages will also be available, with the beer gardens offered by the Meaford Rotary Club. Military and Fire Department Displays along with many others! Food and beverages to please everyone! 1 PMBIRTHDAY CAKE CUTTING Our large, beautiful birthday cake is being supplied from Canada Catering Co. Limited at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre. Come and enjoy a wonderful slice for this occassion. Meaford Museum & Meaford Public Library have partnered this year to offer crafts and stories.  The popular pillowcase doll craft will be offered once again, along with other crafts sure to entertain kids of all ages. Join the Artifact Detective Club while you are there for a chance to win prizes! MUSIC CRAFTS GAMES PERFORMANCES ALL IN ONE LOCATION! 4-6pm RANT MAGGIE RANT Award Winning Celtic Band takes the stage at the Meaford Harbour Rotary Pavilion.  Beer Gardens and BBQ Supplied by the Meaford Rotary Club. 8-Dusk THE BROWN'S MUSIC TIME MACHINE 7pm BOGNOR CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONSBognor Community Centre $7 per Family. A fun filled day of family activities in Bognor. Live entertainment by Switchback, carriage rides, log sawing, bale toss, golf chip, face painting, cake, muffins, tea, coffee, sparklers and fireworks at dusk. $7 per family, plus a BBQ starting at 7. Please contact 519-371-3027 for more information.   Thank you for the support from the Department of Canadian Heritage Nous remercions Patrimoine Canadien pour leur appui financier This year, the Canada Day Planning Team held a Youth Design Contest, to design a unique button design, to be sold as a fundraiser event to assist with the cost of the event, including fireworks, entertainment and supporting the groups involved in the planning.  As a result, we have the buttons for sale at a variety of locations leading up the the Canada Day celebrations, as well as having them available to purchase during the event. Come and show your support, and purchase a wonderful button from the following locations: Meaford Hall Arts & Culture Centre Meaford St Vincent Community Centre Meaford Memorial Park Meaford Harbour Meaford Harvest Church   Canada Day Button Sales (1.14 MB)  Soap Box Event Flyer (405.5 kB)  Soap Box Registration Form (678.09 kB)   Longest Day of PLAY 2014- Saturday June 21, 2014 June 21st will be our annual Longest Day of PLAY event in the Municipality of Meaford. Families were encouraged to participate by being physically active on June 21 and log their activity hours at www.playbrucegrey.com. All activities count, inside or outside – try something new! Community Services is working had at pulling together a wonderful line up of events to choose from at the Meaford Harbour Rotary Pavilion and other locations.  A flyer with all the activities will be posted soon, please check back for all the details or like us on our Facebook page: Community Services Meaford.   Earth Week 2014 New Date for Memorial Park Earth Week Spring Clean-Up! Sunday, May 4th was the rescheduled date for the 5th Annual Earth Week clean-up at Memorial Park. The rescheduled event is at the same location, of course, Memorial Park, the same time 1 pm to 3 pm just a different date,  Earth_week_brochure (1.17 MB)  Reuse Fair Wishlist Instructions (184.51 kB)  Wishlist-April 9 (493.19 kB) The Municipality of Meaford is partnering with volunteers to celebrate Earth Week. The overall focus is to further develop behaviours and strategies that will work towards Zero Waste in our community.   Earth Week events will start with a spring clean-up at Memorial Park on Sunday, April 20th and close with a Reuse Fair at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.   Groups will have an opportunity to showcase a recent success, present a one-time event or launch a project into the future. Would you like to be part of the celebrations? Contact Lindy Iversen 519-538-0167, lindy2004@sympatico.ca:Jane Elzby 519-538-2995 rjelzby@gmail.com or Municipal Staff: Amber Knott 519-538-1060 x 1200   Dog Days of Summer- Saturday August 30, 2014 11:30am-2:30pm Join the Municipality of Meaford with partner Beautiful Joe Heritage Society for an afternoon of dog - friendly fun at the Blue Dolphin Pool.  A BBQ and facepainting and vendors for the people and a dip in the pool and treats for the dogs. Entrance by donation, The dogs can have a dip in the pool, as our end of the year fundraising event.  All proceeds go towards the Blue Dolphin Pool. If you are interested in joining our event or to pre-register, please contact Amber at aknott@meaford.ca .   Dog Days Poster (1.94 MB) International Youth Day-  Outdoor Movie has been rescheduled to Friday September 5th, 2014 at the Harbour Rotary Pavilion. Bring a blanket, or chair and settle yourself for an outdoor movie at teh Harbour Rotary Pavilion and watch JACK THE GIANT SLAYER.  Event brought to you by Municipality of Meaford, Military Family Resource Centre and the Public Health, Tobacco-Free funding. email:aknott@meaford.ca for more information.   International Youth Day Sept 5th (563.78 kB)  


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