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Pierre's Club Adventure Pierre Tousignant has been on a whirlwind tour, looking for interesting activities to keep our members active, interested, out of the shopping malls or hangin' around the kitchen with nothing to do! Poker, dates to be announced by Pierre. Pool,...
Investment Group - Tuesday, September 10, at 9:45 at the Collingwood Library. Cost is $4 per meeting. Technology Group - Thursday, September 26, 12 noon to 2:00 PM at the Collingwood library. Bring your own lunch, if desired. Cost is $3 per meeting. An email setting...
NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: To encourage and reward existing members for introducing new members to the Club. Any member introducing a new member will receive a gift certificate from LCBO value $20.Contact: John Megarry or Gord McKay
In the unlikely event that the defibrillator is required, it is located behind the bar in the Legion. If you would like to learn more or do some CPR training, please contact Steve Hawker.
My Friends House My Friends House is looking for volunteer Directors. Contact: Ruben RosenRed Cross Meals on Wheels Programme needs volunteers. Contact: Tara Bone email@example.com 705-721-3313Dues are Due!! Annual Dues for 2019/2020 have been set. They are $60 if...
Future Meetings and Event cards. The cards you have been used to seeing at the meetings will no longer be present. Instead, the notice of Events, Meetings and other information will be delivered directly to you by email. This will benefit us in a number of ways. We...
“If you’re down and troubled and need a helping hand”. Brian Lucas heads our member support group. If physical challenges or issues arise, or the need for someone to lend a helping hand, this is who you can contact. So stay healthy and have fun out there.If you would...
Richard Rood, has accepted the daunting task of building an archive for our Club. If you have any photos, memorabilia or other items that would be of interest and not get us arrested, he would love to hear from you.
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Wine and Cheese Tasting
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm,$20 pp
Your hosts, John Houser and Pierre Tousignant
To be held Chez Pierre T.
“We said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to make an apple spirit from Ontario apples?’” Butterfield said.
Fast forward to 2019, and the pair is the driving force behind the recently opened Spy Cider House and Distillery, located at 808108 Side Road 24 in the Blue Mountains.
The name of the company is derived from northern spy apples, which are grown in Ontario’s apple country.
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However, when naming their products, they took the name in a different direction, instead paying homage to James Bond.
The company has two products available, the Golden Eye Cider made from locally grown apples, and the Never Say Never organic cider.
The latter is made from apples from the 80-acre orchard located next to the cider house. The company has spent the last several years restoring more than 16 acres of old apple trees.
They will also be making Crimson Tide, a dry apple cider infused with black currant.
The childhood friends have been partners in the beverage industry since 2007. Butterfield has been making wine in Burgundy, France, since 2001 and Roberts is an award-winning cider maker who has created recipes for Collective Arts Brewing.
Butterfield believes in the concept of “terroir,” which states fruit grown in a specific place can “yield a beverage with distinct and unique flavours, aromas and complexities.”
In an interview with Simcoe.com, he said, “This is where we always wanted to be, on a farm in apple country, being able to tell the story where it comes from.”
The company also has a large copper still in its facility, which will be used to make an apple-based brandy, a first for Ontario.
“We think — because of our background, where our source of inspiration comes from — we’ll have just incredible products,” he said.
Tour is free!
Arrive 12:00 noon for lunch, Tour will follow after.
Contact: Terry Billo
Meetings are the first Thursday of every month, starting at 0945 am. They are held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 490 Ontario Street, Collingwood. Phone: 705-445-3780
Probus Club of Collingwood
Membership: John Megarry, 705-445-1261