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Windermere

Hot Date: Run for a Cure

Lace up those sneakers for the Terry Fox Run (photo by Timothy Takemoto)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 The legacy of a Canadian icon lives on this weekend as municipalities across Canada host their annual Terry Fox Run. The fun and inspiring community-based event carries on Fox’s mission to find a cure for cancer. In Muskoka, the village of Windermere welcomes runners, walkers and cyclists to participate in its Terry Fox Run, starting at the Windermere Village Hall, across from the United Church. In conjunction with the event are a barbecue, live music, games and even a silent auction featuring gifts from Muskoka businesses.

Weekend Roundup, August 28 to 30

Lakeside dining, the beer festival or Sunday golf? Decisions, decisions.

Keep an eye out for Woodrow the beaver at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre.

Visit Woodrow the beaver at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre.

Friday, August 28
Watch birds of prey in flight, meet a beaver and howl with the wolves at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre in Severn Bridge.

Savour Georgian Bay pickerel—pan-fried with a Japanese panko-crumb and almond crust—in the lakeside dining room at Parry Sound’s Ridge at Manitou golf club.

Saturday, August 29
Learn about the region’s Aboriginal heritage through the Muskoka’s First Peoples exhibit at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville.

Find out how to cook with lagers and ales at Bracebridge’s first annual Muskoka Beer Festival, which features 25 beer vendors from across Ontario, including Mill Street Brewery, Trafalgar Brewing Company and Highlander Brew Company.

Sunday, August 30
Squeeze some more golf into the summer Scottish-style at Muskoka Highlands Golf Course, a links-style course spread across more than 150 acres in Bracebridge.

But first, pick up Quagmire Golf’s blue bubble-patterned Nicky dress at the Windermere Golf Club pro shop so you can tee off in style.