Canada 151 ~ Better Late Than Sorry

Written on July 15th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Let’s Celebrate Canada Every Year!     What happens when Alex Mustakas and David Rogers work together?  You get a hybrid:  a superior product, by putting two shows together.  Mustakas, artistic director at Drayton Entertainment, and Rogers, co-artistic director at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, have both created all-Canadian shows in the past.  So now they’ve taken the […]

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Cinderella – The Panto 2018

Written on July 8th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Grandparents & Kiddies Alike will Love the Ugly Stepsisters    Drayton Entertainment has hit the mark again with a panto that offers lots of fun for the wee ones and enough laughs to keep Mom & Dad or Grandma & Grandpa entertained.  Caroline Smith, the same playwright who brought us the Aladdin and Snow White […]

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The Crooner, The Vocalist, and The Big Band!

Written on July 6th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Grand Bend’s own crooner, Michael Vanhevel, is back on the beach this summer with his ever-popular big band sound.  This year, he is joined by local vocalist, Theresa Wallis-Kneale, and they will be backed by the Jimmy Stahl Big Band, a 17-piece orchestra.  Billed as The Smooth Crooner and The Sensational Vocalist, this is the […]

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Broadway on the Beach ~ 2018

Written on June 27th, 2018 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

An evening of show tunes and fun is planned for Grand Bend’s Rotary Stage on the Main Beach, July 4, 7:00 p.m., presented by Grand Bend’s own Thomas Alderson alongside three other top Canadian musical theatre performers. Joining Thomas on stage will be Tess Benger, Lili Connor, and Lucas Meeuse.  All three entertainers have appeared […]

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West Side Story ~ 2018

Written on June 9th, 2018 | Posted in ArchivesGrand Bend

Romeo & Juliet set in 1957 New York    Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s best known tragedies.  With that in mind, a creative team including the best in the business – Robbins, Laurents, Bernstein and Sondheim – turned the plot into a musical for the 1950s.  But, both Romeo and Juliet and West […]

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New to Grand Bend’s Main Street Gallery

Written on September 17th, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand BendMary's Musings

Water Colours Added to the Mix of Oil and Acrylic Paintings Exciting changes are taking place at the Art Gallery on Main Street in Grand Bend. Located in the “Sunroom” at 14 Main Street, the Gallery has been the home of Victor Alderson’s art for the past two years.  Now another artist, Mark McLean, has […]

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Become a Local for the Day

Written on August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand BendMary's Musings

Something new to do next time you visit Grand Bend – Tour the Shore  Discover the attractions of Lambton and Huron Counties during your time in Grand Bend!   Choose from a variety of tours featuring local wineries and breweries.  Tour the Shore with Smackwater Jacks and discover all the local hidden culinary destinations that […]

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The Sandbar Grill

Written on August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand Bend

Get Marooned at The Sandbar Grill! The Sandbar Grill offers two options for outdoor living!  Sit on the sidewalk, enjoy a delicious Strawberry Daiquiri, and watch Grand Bend go by.  Or sit outdoors on their patio, behind the restaurant on the old roller rink.   The outside patio is covered in sand, with kids’ beach […]

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Broadway on the Beach

Written on July 21st, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

An evening of show tunes and fun is planned for Grand Bend’s Beach, August 2nd, 7:00 p.m., presented by Grand Bend’s own Thomas Alderson alongside three other top young Canadian musical theatre performers.  Alderson grew up in the ’Bend and has often appeared on stage at Huron Country Playhouse. He was also seen frequently on […]

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Pizza Delight – Grand Bend

Written on July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand Bend

I have a new personal favourite at Pizza Delight — The Cheeseburger Pizza! Ground beef & pork, onions and a blend of cheeses, all drizzled with a creamy burger sauce and topped with sliced tomatoes and pickles.  Yes, pickles.  It might sound strange on a pizza, but it is absolutely delicious.   Pizza Delight is […]

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