September 25 to October 2, 2021, the Township of Georgian Bay together with Georgian Bay Biosphere and presented by sponsors Delawana Inn and Resort and Remax Bay Watch Broker Armin Grigaitis “Mr. Cottage” kicks off the 2nd Annual Honey Bee Festival. This event is also funded by the Province of Ontario.

The Honey Bee Festival is excited to announce that Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace has recorded LIVE in Honey Harbour and the acoustic concert will be shown virtually October 2, 2021, as residents celebrate at their own Watch Parties! Ticket holders can tune in from the comfort of their own home to catch the Juno Award winning entertainers as they do an intimate acoustic performance.

Our Lady Peace, consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, Jason Pierce, and Steve Mazur, are one of Canada’s most successful bands. They have toured the world and sold over 5 million albums, won four JUNO Awards and ten Much Music Video Awards.

In 2020, Our Lady Peace (OLP) and their fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed “Spiritual Machines” which arguably is one of the most influential Canadian Alt-Rock albums of the 2000s as it firmly re-established OLP as the dominant force in Modern Rock.

2021 continues the celebration of “Spiritual Machines” with the release of “Spiritual Machines 2” produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and featuring once again audio clips from Ray Kurzweil (Futurist/Author). A return to form both musically and lyrically as OLP embraces their early guitar-driven, rhythmic roots, and cryptic lyrics.

Their latest single “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” featuring Pussy Riot is now available on all streaming platforms.
Mayor Koetsier states: “Watching Our Lady Peace and the Cummins Media/Stature Films team produce this virtual event was fascinating. They are incredibly talented and inspiring. We know our residents, friends and family can tune in wherever, and with whomever they want to safely to see this production. Join us as we toured Apiaries with OLP, celebrate our environment on the waterways and learned about this UNESCO designated Biosphere. This production will be an excellent learning opportunity for all. Join us so we can be together but apart as we celebrate the Honey Bee Festival 2021 and of course the talented Our Lady Peace.”

Proceeds collected from ticket sales and VIP curated boxes will go directly to the Georgian Bay Biosphere, to assist in their efforts to continue to keep Georgian Bay naturally beautiful through education and outreach, with particular focus on the Honey Bee, and pollinators throughout the region.

This year’s Honey Bee Festival will be a blend of virtual and real-time events that will include:

  1. Self Guided 5K Honey Bee Fun Run will occur September 25, 2021 – October 2, 2021, at the School House Trail.
  2. Pick your Tee Time throughout the week of September 25 – October 2, 2021, in support of Honey Bee Festival at Oak Bay Golf & Marina in Port Severn.
  3. Honey Infused Marketplace, Honey Harbour October 2, 2021.
    Open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  4. Art Walk, Honey Harbour October 2, 2021
    Open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  5. Virtual Interactive Couch Party with Our Lady Peace, October 2, 2021, with a virtual LIVE Q&A with the band beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Find tickets to the Our Lady Peace virtual watch party and full event schedule here.

If you would like more information about this event contact Jennifer Schnier, Director of Sustainability, Township of Georgian Bay 705-818-0323 or [email protected]