Flavours of Ontario: new summer event brings fine dining and swing dancing to the Town Dock

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Take amazing, fresh food from regions across Ontario, add in a 10-piece swing band, and put it all on the Town Dock and you’ve got the makings of a one-of-a-kind evening out in a spectacular setting.

Flavours of Ontario is presented by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Huntsville Festival of the Arts, and is sponsored by 3 Guys and a Stove.

Led by 3 Guys owner, Jeff Suddaby, student chefs from across Ontario will prepare a ‘field-to-fork’ fine-dining experience highlighting the best Ontario has to offer. Dinner will be served under a tent on the Town Dock.

And once you’ve had your fill of delicious, Ontario-grown fare, put a swing in your step with dancing to the tunes of a 10-piece band led by conductor Neil Barlow, courtesy of Huntsville Festival of the Arts.

The event is a fundraiser for the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce to support community marketing initiatives.

“We are using it also as an opportunity to highlight our area as a place to work for students who come out of culinary college,” says Kelly Haywood, Executive Director of the Huntsville Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a bit of a workforce development opportunity as well.”

Flavours of Ontario will be held on Thursday, August 8 from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased online at huntsvilleadventures.com or by calling the Chamber at 705-789-4771. Tickets are limited.

“A ticket gets you dinner and dancing and all the wonderful things that come along with dining on the dock under a tent, with lots of great live music throughout the evening and incredible fine dining,” says Haywood.

If you miss out on dinner, but still want to get your swing on, all are welcome to dance the night away courtesy of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. This fringe event is free, but a suggested donation of $10 is welcome. Dancing begins at 7 p.m.

“We try to offer these free events to bring people downtown and support local businesses and get people interested in the arts,” says Dan Watson, Executive Director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts.

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