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March Break

Friday March 11 - Sunday March 20, 2016

Welcome to The Briars as we dive into March Break for fun, great food and relaxation . We would love to have you join us for an few nights or even the entire week! With plenty of great things to do both inside and out and a few new fantastic First Nations Programs, you are sure to have a getaway to remember!

The Sibbald Family

Our fantastic overnight packages include:

  • Overnight Accommodations

  • Use of Resort Facilities including games room, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, fitness room and various cosy sitting rooms

  • Full Activities Program (see below)

  • Delicious gourmet meals

Contact us for more details or to book your March Break Getaway today. Call 1-800-465-2376.


New First Nations Program

We are pleased to honour our long standing relationship with The Chippewas of Georgina Island with two programs. Please see below for a full description.


March Break Recreation

Draft Program February 18,2016 - this schedule is subject to change.

Friday MARCH 11th

  • 6:00 - 8:15pm   Dinner

  • Larry Baguley on piano - Dining Room 

  • Bonfire - Fountain Court 

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

SATURDAY MARCH 12th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 11:00am   Country Walk

  • 11:00am    Nordic Walk 

  • 11:30am   Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:00 pm onwards   Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 2:30 pm   Maple Sugaring with Sean 

  • 4:00pm   Family Yoga

  • 6:00 - 8:30pm   Dinner

  • 6:00pm   DJ Dance - Dining Room (after 10:00pm adults only)

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

SUNDAY MARCH 13th    

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30  Making Medicine Bags - First Nations Feature ($7.00 per person) - See bottom for details.

  • 11:00am   Power Walk to the Harbour

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:30 pm    Cooking with Chef Matt 

  • 4:00pm   Flow Yoga

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 8:30pm    T.B.A.  

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Monday MARCH 14th    

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 11:00am   Country Walk

  • 10:30am    Intermediate Yoga 

  • 11:30am   Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:30 pm    Making Treats for the birds 

  • 3:00pm   History Room and Tour 

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 8:30pm   Nature Hike & Campfire   

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Tuesday March 15th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am    Pedometer Walk 

  • 11:00am    Ball Hockey

  • 11:30am    Bonfire and Hot Chocolate  

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 4:00pm Sun Salutation Yoga 

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 7:45pm   Campfire & Sing Song - Drinkwaters 

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Wednesday March 16th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:3am   Movie Making Challenge 

  • 11:00am   First Nations Feature - Making Dream Catchers ($5 per person) - See bottom for details.

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:00pm onwards   Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 3:00pm   Interactive Drumming

  • 4:00pm Gentle Yoga 

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 8:30pm   Night Hike & Bonfire 

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Thursday March 17th - St. Patrick's Day 

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Country Walk

  • 10:30am  Craft Making St. Patrick's Day cards 

  • 11:30am Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate 

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 3:00pm  Ball Hockey

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 8:30pm   Leprechaun Bingo and Irish Coffee Party 

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Friday March 18th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am  Sean's Hot Chocolate Factory 

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:30pm   Cooking with Chef Matt 

  • 3:30pm  First Nations Feature - Making Dream Catchers  ($7.00 per person) - See bottom for details.

  • 6:00 - 7:30pm   Dinner

  • 6:00pm   Larry Baguley on the piano

  • 8:00pm      Bonfire and S'mores

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Saturday March 19th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Power Walk

  • 11:00am Interactive Drumming  

  • 11:30am   Mulled Wine & Hot Chocolate

  • 12:00 - 1:30pm   Lunch

  • 2:00pm onwards   Hay Rides & Hot Chocolate

  • 4:00pm   Family Yoga

  • 6:00 - 8:30 pm   Dinner

  • 6:00pm   DJ Dance - Dining Room (after 10:00pm adults only)

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool

Sunday March 20th

  • 8:30 - 10:00am   Breakfast

  • 10:30am   Historical Tour

  • 10:30am   Flow Yoga 

  • 12:00pm   Check Out

  • 2:00pm   Cottage & Room Tour

New First Nations Program

We are pleased to welcome back Jake for our special programs as we honour our long standing relationship with The Chippewas of Georgina Island with two new programs.

Facilitator's Bio: Jake Charles is an Ojibway from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation (located off the south point of Lake Simcoe). As CEO of First Nation Cultural Tours on Georgina Island, Jake shares the Anishinaabe cultural knowledge and teachings given to him by his Elders and with all nations. It is through the sharing of culture that Jake hopes to educate the public to issues surrounding our First Nations communities and break down stereotypes and barriers put in place by many years of misconceptions.

*Guests will create an authentic Dream Catcher with the help of the facilitator. Traditional teachings will go along with the making of the dream catchers such as; the uses of dream catchers today and their origin. With a friendly and easy-going environment, participants will be encouraged to ask questions about First Nations People and create in depth discussions while the group creates their dream catchers. Guests in this workshop will go home with their own dream catcher. With an open and comfortable environment, participants are free to ask any questions about First Nations People without judgement. The knowledge retained while making a beautiful keepsake is invaluable to each individual and how they see First Nations People and in breaking down stereotypes infused by the media and some 'old fashioned' belief systems. This workshop is geared towards all ages. No previous knowledge is necessary.

**Guests will create an authentic Ojibway leather medicine bag with the help of the facilitator. Traditional teachings will go along with the bag making such as the uses of medicine bags and what goes in them. The four sacred medicines: tobacco, cedar, sage and sweet grass, will be reviewed, used and a sample will be provided to each participant for their medicine bag. With a friendly and easy-going environment, participants will be encouraged to ask questions about First Nations People and create in depth discussions while the group creates their medicine bags. Guests in this workshop will go home with their own leather medicine bag and traditional medicine sample. With an open and comfortable environment, participants are free to ask any questions about First Nations People without judgement. The knowledge retained while making a beautiful keepsake is invaluable to each individual and how they see First Nations People and in breaking down stereotypes infused by the media and some 'old fashioned' belief systems. This workshop is geared towards all ages. No previous knowledge is necessary.

  • 6:00pm   Dinner

  • 6:00pm   DJ Dance - Dining Room (after 10:00pm adults only)

  • 9:45 - 11:00pm   Candlelight & Quiet - Pool