Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Have some spooky fun at Discovery Harbour’s “Haunted Harbour” event

October 18, 2012

Media Release - for immediate release

Have some spooky fun at
Discovery Harbour’s “Haunted Harbour” event

Now in its fourth year, Discovery Harbour’s popular “Haunted Harbour” Hallowe’en event returns the evenings of October 25-26-27, with the NEW Saturday date added to round out three-nights of spooky fun on the atmospheric historic site.

“Haunted Harbour” has grown since inception and visitors to this year’s event can expect some great new surprises.  New themes will refresh ghostly displays in the historic buildings as visitors explore Discovery Harbour while strolling the candlelit paths.  Beware what’s lurking in the woods – will the trees really come to life?  Could a swamp creature be lurking?  Watch out!  The famous Creepy Clown and “Rockin’ Grandma and Grandpa” will once again say hello, and beware of skeletons – they could appear anywhere!   How about staying at a “Dead End Breakfast”?  Socializing ghouls from the past, rowdy pirates, and all manner of creatures can come out to play at night.

For those wanting an extra level of fright, the scarier “Haunted House” feature will be back, daring those to enter through a maze-like walkway full of haunts at each step.

In the North Visitor Centre, little folks can warm up and put their hand to a fun “witchcraft” Hallowe’en craft, and the erie “Creepy Canada” episode that features historical ghost stories from Discovery Harbour will also be shown. To round out the visit, refreshments can be purchased at Captain Roberts’ Restaurant on the Thursday and Friday evenings October 25-26.

The fourth annual “Haunted Harbour” Hallowe’en event is at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene evenings Thursday October 25th, Friday October 26th, and NEW FOR THIS YEAR Saturday October 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is just $5.00 per person with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the local food bank.  Children ages 5 and under are free.  For further information call (705) 526-7838 or visit

Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks,
and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.


Media contact:
Bill Brodeur
Marketing and Media Relations
Huronia Historical Parks
(705) 528-7692

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quest Art Presents Canadian Artist John Hartman in Fundraising Speaking Engagement

October 1, 2012 (Midland, ON)

Mark your calendars as Quest Art presents Canadian sought after artist John Hartman as part of its Fall Speaker Series.

On Mon. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Midland Cultural Centre Hartman will speak about his current art practice.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in the Quest Art Shop.

The event also includes a reception and silent auction.

Hartman will engage the audience in a talk, which will be illustrated with a presentation of images, about his large scale narrative oil paintings from 1988 to the present, with an emphasis on paintings that use the landscape of the Midland area as a backdrop.

Born in 1950 in Midland, Hartman studied Fine Art at McMaster University. He established his reputation with the Painting by the Bay exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Collection in 1993, which included large-scale paintings of Georgian Bay and aerial views of the landscape.

The 45-minute presentation will conclude with a question and answer period.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous sponsorship from the Larkins Family Foundation.

This is a Quest Art fundraiser. Funds raised will go towards education and programming.

For more on the event or Quest Art, call 705-526-ARTS (2787), visit our website, or connect with us on Facebook and even Twitter.

About Quest Art
Quest Art is a charitable, not-for-profit volunteer driven visual arts organization and is generously funded by its members, community supporters and organizations as well as the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Established in 1995, Quest Art has offered quality visual arts programs that provide learning through continuing education, exposure through exhibition programs and interaction through community outreach.  We are strong leaders in the local art community and engage the community through art activities.

Quest Art is located in downtown Midland, ON at 333 King Street. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Ninette Gyorody, Director/Curator
Quest Art
333 King Street, Midland, ON L4R 3M7
705-526-ARTS (2787)

Christina Bernardo
Communications and Special Events Support Associate

Quest Art
333 King Street
Midland, ON L4R 3M7

Quest Artproviding a vital environment for the education, promotion, and appreciation of the visual arts