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Ok, are you ready to eat?! We are SO excited to welcome you to The Opinicon. As of a few minutes ago, I can confirm that we are a GO for the restaurant! We need to order a mountain of food and get the prep work done, so we're going to be ramping up our service as follows: Saturday June 6: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Sunday June 7: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Monday June 8: Closed and prepping previously mentioned mountain of food. Tuesday June 9 to Saturday June 13: Open for dinner 5:30 to 8:30! Limited seating, reservations only. Sunday June 14: Sunday Brunch (you must try the eggs benedict!) 9:30 to 1:30....

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Ok Opinicon Army, it's almost clean-up day!Thanks to everyone who's signed up for April 25th. It's going to be a busy day (10am to 2pm) so we wanted to inform everyone of a few things:What to bring- comfortable clothing as we'll be outside and while the weather forecast suggests 12C for Saturday, you never know!- boots to muck around in- a rakeWhat you'll find when you get here- BBQ lunch- a few nice surprisesOther things of note- Chaffey's Lock bridge is closed for maintenance, so please take the Highway 15 route to get to us.- Parking is going to be interesting, so if you are able to carpool with friends we'd recommend it. An Opinicon employee will be waiting for...

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Calling all curious, excited, and helpful Opinicon lovers!When news came out about The Opinicon coming back, we received a huge outpouring of support and offers of help.  It was very heartwarming to see everyone's deep attachment to the old resort and eagerness to roll up sleeves to make it happen.While we've been busy fixing, designing, well inspecting, license applying, kitchen organizing, employee hiring, and generally panicking, we've realized that we could use a lot more hands to give us a kickstart once the snow melts.So what are we going to do about it?Eat!  (The proper response to any question, really)We'll be hosting two BBQs on the grounds of The Opinicon, and we'd love to see you:Saturday April 25: Fill a...

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I hope you've been following us on Facebook and Twitter!  If you have, you will have seen how busy we've been and seen some of the progress we've made.  While we're full steam ahead on renovations and planning, we're also starting to turn our attention to staffing for the upcoming season.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining our adventure please go take a look at our current job postings.

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This was a decision of the heart.  My first experience with the Opinicon was as a kid, visiting my neighbour's cottage on Newboro lake and making daily pilgrimages to the ice cream and candy shop.  As an adult, I had such strong memories of those long summer days that we ended up getting our own slice of heaven in the area, and once again took up the tradition of boat trips down to the Opinicon for dinner, eventually adding our kids to the crew.  Two summers ago this tradition ended with the closing of the old resort.  It was a sad moment and I remember wondering what was going to happen to the idyllic destination.Fast forward two years and I’m...

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