Our Events Celebrate the Best of the Boating Lifestyle
Boating is about family, friends and special memories made on and off the water, and so is Lefroy Harbour Resorts. We are committed to ensuring our boaters have a fun-packed summer – remembered long after the last boat is hauled out in the fall!
Mark your calendar now, see expanded event details below as they become available, and watch for DOCK TALK E-news, delivering timely news on upcoming events direct to your inbox five times a year.
And don’t forget to keep your camera handy so you can capture and send your special memories to our Photo Contest at memories@LefroyHarbour.com!
Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2019 Photo Contest! And thank you to all who entered - we received our best entries to date, making it a very challenging job for our judges!
First Place - "Sunrise at Kon Tiki Marina," submitted by Rick Jackson.
Second Place - "Children at Playground," submitted by Joe Stringer.
Third Place - "Boat in Channel," submitted by Emily Cabral.
See Facebook to view a selection of 2019 Photo Contest Entries, and watch for details on our 2020 Photo Contest, which kicks off in May.
2020 Event Details
March 8 Daylight Savings Time: Be sure your clocks spring forward an hour, and we’ll be that much closer to spring and to Launch 2020!
April 13 Powerboat Launch Begins (weather permitting): Please ensure your vessel is in shipshape for a smooth launch, and watch Facebook for our annual launch videos!
April 25 Sailboat Launch & Mast Stepping Begins (weather permitting): Please note that your Sailboat Launch & Mast Stepping confirmation form must be completed and submitted in advance.
May 1 Harbour House Grill Reopens: Returning with all the flavours of summer! Watch for details on favourite specials, new menu items, live entertainment, and private party options. And follow on Facebook for updates.
May 8-10: Harbour House Grill Celebrates Mom: Highlights for Mother's Day celebrations include lobster tail specials, the popular all-you-can-eat hot and cold brunch buffet (Sunday, 9am-2pm), and Mimosas for Mom! Reserve your spot at 705-456-3663.
May 16-22: National Safe Boating Awareness Week: See our safe boating video tips album on Facebook!
May 16: Spring Meet & Greet: Kick off the 2020 boating season by reconnecting with old boater friends and welcoming new Lefroy and Kon Tiki boaters aboard! Fun for all ages includes complimentary food and refreshments. Lefroy and Kon Tiki members only for this event. Check the May 2020 issue of Dock Talk for further details and info on acquiring event passes.
May 16: Lefroy Harbour Resorts 2020 Photo Contest officially begins! Boating is about family, friends and special memories made on and off the water, and so is Lefroy Harbour Resorts! Keep your camera handy so you can capture and send your special memories to our photo contest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Periodic early-bird random draws throughout the summer will be made from those who have submitted photos to date, with winners receiving a $25 gift certificate for Harbour House Grill! The contest begins May 16 and ends September 30.
June 12-14: Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show, Port of Orillia: Great in-water selection of new and pre-owned private and dealer boats, cottage and outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, and more! Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, Orillia, ON.
June 19-21: Harbour House Grill Celebrates Dad: Highlights for Father's Day celebrations include lobster tail specials, and the popular all-you-can-eat hot and cold brunch buffet (Sunday, 9am-2pm). Reserve your spot at 705-456-3663.
June 20: Family Fun & Safety Day: A variety of fun and educational booths and activities for the whole family! Watch bulletin boards for details, and bring your expired marine flares to the Barrie Power & Sail Squadron booth for safe disposal. If your flares have expired, you cannot light them, or throw them in the water, or dispose of them in household garbage.
June TBD: Lefroy Harbour Golf Classic - This fun day on the greens includes 18 holes of golf (with cart), lunch, a steak dinner reception, and a classic memento. At the Innisbrook Golf Course. In Support of Mully Children’s Family (MCF) homes in Kenya, along with youth and children's programs supported through Mapleview Community Church.
June 20-22: Christmas in June, Port of Orillia: Large boater rendezvous and fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public. Port of Orillia, Lake Couchiching, Orillia, ON.
Canada Day Celebration: Please join us for fireworks on the Lefroy beach at dusk, weather permitting! (Rain date is Sunday; and please remember that no private fireworks are permitted onsite at either Lefroy or Kon Tiki. Details TBC))
July 18 Cardboard Boat Race: Get creative and see if your creation will float - and win the race! On the Lefroy beach, weather and wind permitting. Contact email@example.com or call 705-456-2120, ext. 22, to sign up.
July 31 to August 3: Kempenfest Barrie
August 7-9: Orillia Waterfront Festival: Port of Orillia, Orillia, ON.
August 15: Sandcastle Saturday Tournament: Starting at 10am (rain date, Sunday), imagination soars on the beach at Lefroy Harbour!
September 5 to 6: Port of Orillia Pirate Party
September 8 to December 13: Extended Season at Harbour House Grill! Watch for exciting details on new hours, Wednesday through Sunday, with a new lineup of daily specials, happy hour, special events and booking for holiday parties - large or small! Follow on Facebook for updates.
September 30 Lefroy Harbour Resorts 2020 Photo Contest ends!
Before midnight, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be posted on or about October 31.
October 9-11: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Harbour House Grill! Follow on Facebook for details.
October 10: Sailboat Mast Stepping
October 13: Powerboat Hall-out Begins: Winterization checklists are available at the service counter in the Lefroy main office, and we urge you to drop by, review your options with our skilled technicians, fill out your form, and submit it, along with keys to your boat.
October 17: Sailboat Hall-out Begins: Winterization checklists are available at the service counter in the Lefroy main office, and we urge you to drop by, review your options with our skilled technicians, fill out your form, and submit it, along with keys to your boat.
November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
December – Happy Holidays!
August 2019 - Congratulations to this year's Photo Contest early-bird winners, whose names were selected in random draws of entries to date: Laurie Anne Gloster, June; Stefanie Tata, July; and Blair & Leslie King, August.
October 2018 - Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 Photo Contest: 1st place, "You're not sailing 'til you're washing windows," submitted by Lisa Spracklin; 2nd Place, "Cheers," submitted by John Brayford; 3rd place, "Future Captains," submitted by Dave Estrien.
August 2018 - Congratulations to this year's Photo Contest early-bird winners, whose names were selected in random draws of entries to date: Jeff Ahrens, June; Emily Cabral, July; and Kim Jamieson (shown right), August. Each won a $25 gift certificate for Harbour House Grill!
July 2018 - If you have a keen interest in photography and would like to meet other boaters who share your passion, come out and join the new Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photography Club! It's also a great summer activity for tweens and teens to meet new friends and develop photography skills! Learn more…
October 2017 - Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photo Contest! First Place honours go to Peter Lyn; 2nd Place, Aimee Gore; and 3rd Place, Ryan Gingerich.
August 2017 - Congratulations to Laurie Anne Gloster - Her name was selected in the August random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and she wins a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
July 2017 - Congratulations to Debbie Webster - Debbie's name was selected in the July random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and she wins a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
June 2017 - Christmas in June - Congratulations to Rhonda and Ed Smith for their award-winning "Candyland" decorations aboard Crown Royal!
June 2017 - Congratulations to the Pacheco family! Their name was selected in the June random draw of 2017 photo contest entries to date - and they win a $25 gift certificate to Harbour House Grill!
May 2017 - Trent-Severn Waterway Real Time Updates - To help boaters and all visitors enjoy Canada 150 and FREE lockage, Parks Canada has launched a new real time service that provides timely, key boater information, including wait times and availability of mooring. Learn more...
November 2016 - Due to the generosity of staff and boaters, Lefroy's Cruising for Cans initiative donated 293 pounds of food to the local food bank!
July 30, 2016 - Long Weekend Crackdown on Drinking and Boating
June 2016 - Government of Canada Invests Nearly $270 Million to Improve the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site – An historic federal infrastructure investment of nearly $270 million will restore and improve the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. As part of Budget 2016, the Government of Canada also announced free lockage for boaters in 2017. Learn more...
December 1, 2015 – While attending the Boating Ontario conference in Huntsville, Lefroy Harbour Resorts was honoured to be awarded Clean Marine PLATINUM status, recognizing us as Ontario’s Leader in Environmental Sustainability Practices! “5 Anchor Platinum” is the highest achievement level of the program, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, so a HUGE SHOUTOUT to our exceptional group of boaters who helped us obtain this designation!!!
October 30, 2015 – Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 Lefroy Harbour Resorts Photo Contest! Our 1st Place Winning Image, submitted by Asim Ozses, cleverly captures the boating lifestyle well, incorporating fun times rafting and boating with pets. Our 2nd Place Winning Image, submitted by Jessica Tulk, uses a creative overhead angle to catch a compelling image of an eager young kayaker. Our 3rd Place Winning Image, submitted by Martina Krejci, depicts the peaceful nature of the on-water experience, with a strong sunset image of a brilliantly coloured sail.
July 21, 2015 – Big Chief News – Parks Canada installed six white buoys Tuesday to mark a laneway in the horseshoe-shaped bay off Big Chief Island at the request of Orillia OPP. The laneway is to be kept clear for the boating public and emergency services to enter and exit the bay. Learn more...
June 17, 2015 – Innisfil Ignites the Pan Am Spirit – Pan Am Games Torch Relay torchbearer Rod Boynton brings the Pan Am flame to the Town of Innisfil from Lake Simcoe aboard a Ranger Tug.
June 4, 2015 – Lefroy Harbour Golf Classic Raises $20,000 for Mully Children’s Family – Representing the humanitarian organization that rescues and cares for abandoned and abused children, MCF founder Dr. Charles Mulli and his wife Esther were on hand to meet and thank golfers. The couple has witnessed firsthand the transformation of more 10,000 street kids in Kenya.
June 3, 2015 – Innisfil Ignites Pam Am Party Set for Next Week – Lefroy Harbour President Jeff Stovold selected to carry the torch.