Thursday, December 19, 2013

Press Release - Huronia Alarm & Fire Secutiry Inc. acquires Blue Moutain Lock, Key & Safe


Midland, Ontario: December 18, 2013
Head:  Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. has acquired Blue Mountain Lock, Key & Safe

Huronia has acquired Blue Mountain Lock, Key & Safe, a leading Southern Georgian Bay locksmith company located in Collingwood, Ontario.

"We are very pleased that Roger and Kim Gagne have agreed to join the Huronia family", said Kevin Leonard, President of Huronia Alarms.  "The locksmithing services they provide for residential, commercial, industrial and property management customers was a natural extension of our Security, Fire and Safety and Home Theatre wiring and installation businesses".  

Started in 1977, Blue Mountain Lock, Key & Safe is well known in the Georgian Triangle for a broad range of "key" related activities from simply making new ones for home, work and cars, to changing and repairing locks, as well as broader areas of security advice, safe and hardware installation.

"Our relationship with Huronia started many years ago" noted Roger Gagne, President of Blue Mountain Lock, Key & Safe.  “So having worked with them we knew that they had the same business philosophy and values as we do.  And that translated into our customers not only continuing to enjoy the high level of products and services we have been known for, but now they will have access to a larger array of security services ... including the quickly growing home entertainment and smart homes segments being required in today's marketplace.”

Blue Mountain Lock, Key & Safe will continue to reside and operate 24/7 at 313 Huronia Street, in Collingwood and will be moved Huronia’s Collingwood Office in the first quarter of 2014.

Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. has been in business for over 40 years and is Central Ontario’s leading provider of home and business security and monitoring services, CCTV, fire and safety, lock, key and safe products and services, home theatre, audio and video consultation and entertainment room design, as well as cabling and smart home wiring for today's home automation requirements.

For more information contact:
Media Inquiries - Jaclyn Jones, Account Manager at Whiting & Holmes Limited
Specific Inquiries relating to Huronia – Kevin Leonard, President at Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc.,

Media Release - Quest Art Inviting Artists to Participate in Exhibitions

The New Year holds multiple opportunities for artists to display their works of art at Quest Art School and Gallery.
The first exhibition of 2014 in the Atrium Gallery is Pedagogy: Classroom to Gallery.  This exhibition is open to those who have taken a Quest Art workshop within the last two years, including children and teens.
A maximum of two works can be submitted and they must have been created during, or inspired by, the Quest Art workshop.
“This exhibition marries the two main components of Quest Art’s programming which are visual arts workshops and exhibition opportunities for all ages and skill levels,” said Karen Mealing, Quest Art’s operations coordinator. 
Works in the Pedagogy exhibition do not need to be framed, nor do they need to be for sale.  Those interested in submitting work for consideration for display must deliver their pieces to Quest Art on Jan. 13 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The exhibition, sponsored by the County of Simcoe, takes place from Jan. 17 to March 1, with an opening reception on Jan. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Quest Art has also issued an open call to Canadian artists working in any visual arts medium for their 10th Annual Juried Art Show.
This year the panel of jurors includes internationally-known artist John Hartman, Matthew Macintosh, curator at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, and Luci Dilkus, a textile artist and owner of Le Studio Gallery.
Artists may enter a maximum of two submissions for the jurors’ consideration.
The entry fee is $30 per artist and the jurors’ will award three awards of $200 each and at the end of the exhibition a $100 People’s Choice award will be presented.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 3 and the exhibition takes place from March 7 to Apr. 26.  The opening reception and awards presentation will take place on March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.
For more information on either of these exhibitions or visual arts workshops, visit or call 705-526-ARTS (2787).


Karen Mealing
Operations Coordinator

Quest Art School + Gallery
333 King Street
Midland, Ontario   L4R 3M7