The Orillia Spirit


The Orillia Spirit tells the history of the city through the stories of its people, who insisted on making their lives and their community alive with significance.


"How locally-generated power changed our community from a sleepy lumber village to a thriving industrial centre is an engrossing read--as entertaining as it is enlightening--in Randy Richmond's The Orillia Spirit."

Packet & Times

About the Author

Randy Richmond

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Randy Richmond

Randy Richmond is an Orillia journalist. He wandered from job to job for several years after graduating from Carleton University. When he reached Orillia, he knew he was home. So he got married, bought a house, had a daughter, and started to listen to the city’s stories.