Media Advisory - Flag Raising, Festivities and Food on Menu for the First Taste of Friday Harbour Resort In Innisfil

INNISFIL, ON, Sept. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join a Milestone Celebration to mark the completion of one of Canada's largest inland marinas, which will soon be filled with water.  At 11 am on Saturday, September 12th media are invited to the site of the Friday Harbour marina in Innisfil where, three years after excavation began, the original marina has been transformed into a modern amenity encompassing almost 40 acres.

Leading off the day's festivities is an Official Flag-Raising Ceremony attended by the Hon Steven Del Duca, MPP Vaughan, Minister of Transportation; Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall; Mayor of Innisfil Gord Wauchope; York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson and representatives from the Friday Harbour partnership ConDrain Group, Geranium Corporation, Optus Capital and Pemberton Group.

The excavation of the marina basin and construction of the marina itself is a tremendous engineering milestone. Approximately 170,000 truckloads of earth have been excavated from the basin and carefully moved within the 600 acre site to sculpt the 18-hole championship golf course now well under construction. Friday Harbour Marina is nearly filled with water and will provide 4.5 km of newly created waterfront and berths for up to a thousand boats.

"This occasion provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the four levels of government for their support through the many different aspects of the complex approvals process," says Jim De Gasperis, President of ConDrain Group and spokesperson for Friday Harbour.

Invited guests, including the 450 families who have purchased a resort home, will also enjoy a taste of what's to come at Friday Harbour. The afternoon will feature an exciting array of live music, entertainment, Food Truck lunch options, games and demonstrations, and will close at 4pm following a performance by popular two-time Juno award-winning artist Jim Cuddy and The Jim Cuddy Band.

Date:  Saturday, September 12th.

Time:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:  Friday Harbour Resort, Entrance Gate #1, 261 Big Bay Point Road, Innisfil,+Innisfil,+ON+L9S+2P7/@44.3958991,-79.5259309,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x882aafbb18c7504b:0x7f1ba6fe7023e87a

SOURCE Friday Harbour Resort

For further information: Media Contact: Toni Pettit,, 416.824.2397

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