This issue comes along with the start to a new year. We collectively made it through our first COVID Christmas! I hope you found some new traditions this year and as we usher in 2021, I hope you are thinking about all the wonderful things the fresh start of the year brings with it. It’s a time for renewal and for some resolutions. As we bring in 2021 it’s hard not to reflect on the year past as well as what is happening in our area as 2021 begins. With lockdowns here in Ontario we are all learning (again) to live a little differently during these times of isolation. One thing we all have to be thoughtful of – and something that is very dear to our hearts here at the magazine – is supporting local businesses. They need us now more than ever. I know we hear a lot of ‘shop local’ sentiment but this is our chance to put our money where our mouth is and show these small business owners we want them to succeed!
This issue invites you to take a break from all the news of restrictions and illness and think happy thoughts; thoughts about the coming spring and plans for warmer weather when we can all get back to the lake and enjoy the sun. We have a great boat feature with information on new boat lifts, information on the great program “Women Making Waves”, and even information on renting and commanding your own houseboat! Get healthy with some new recipes from Weekend at the Cottage in this issue or get started on planning your wedding! If there is one thing COVID can’t cancel it’s love!
Share this issue with someone you love after you have read it! We hope you enjoy this Winter Issue as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. From the team here at Cottage Country Magazine we wish you all the best that 2021 has to offer!
Be sure to watch for new client videos coming to our social media platforms in 2021, and check out our online directory filled with local businesses to help with your every need at www.cottage.rocks. Make 2021 the year you shop at home, shop local.