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Aug 14-16 | White River – Winnie’s 27th Annual Hometown Festival

Schedule of events to come!

some planned features are:

White River Community Centre Bear-A-Fair – Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lawn Mower Races – Get your riding lawn mowers ready! The Hillbilly Bears are going to be hosting some riding lawn mower races during the festival!

Annual Fun Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament - Please contact Brandi Cooper at the Township of White River at (807) 822-2450 x 0 or via facebook to register your teams! The tournament will start either Friday or Saturday depending on the number of teams registered. Sign up your team today!!

July 10-12 – Wawa Music Festival



Tickets now available for purchase at the following locations (or call 705-971-3874): The Wawa Motor Inn, Woody’s Pub, The Red Canoe Gallery/Gift shop on Broadway, and Young’s General Store; at $20 for a weekend pass!

Tickets are $20.00 (cash only) for access to all venues throughout the Festival weekend. Ticket holders must be 19 years of age or older to attend venue performances.

July 16 – United Church Thrift Shop

Thursday, July 16 – 5-9
Friday, July 17 – 1-4 & 5:30-8:30
Saturday, July 18 – 9-4
Monday, July 20 – 9-4 & 6-8 (BAG DAY all day & evening)

Due to the overwhelming amount of donations the church is full. No more donations will be accepted for this sale to allow volunteers time to sort the items. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this sale.

We have clothing, white elephant, toys, plus many other items. Something for everyone.

July Wednesday Nites – Michipicoten Rod & Gun Club – Annual Summer .2500 Invitational Shoot

The Michipicoten Rod & Gun Club will be hosting its first summer 2500 .22 Calibre Competition Shoot. This friendly competition will be held starting Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 and will consist of 5 ten-shot targets with .22 calibre rifles. Targets will be shot once per week for five consecutive weeks.

This competition is open to all club members and the general public. Junior shooters are welcome but must display safe firearms handling and shoot under the direct supervision of an adult, parent or guardian who possesses a valid Firearms Licence (POL/PAL). The cost for this competition is $15 for adults, and $10 for youth. The shoot will start at 7:00 pm at the indoor club range located on Highway 17 West.
Participants are required to bring a .22 calibre rifle, eye and hearing protection, and their own ammunition.

The match is set up as follows:

1. Three divisions, men, women, and juniors (under 18 years of age)
2. .22 calibre rifles only – no restrictions on sights or action type
3. Five targets shot per night, 10 shots at each target. All targets will be set at 20-yards in the indoor range.

Hope to see you there!

Register Now – Camp Friendship

Calvary Church’s Summer Camp returns!

Registration forms now available in the front entrance of Wawa Calvary Church at 12 Government Road for this year’s Camp Friendship. Camp Friendship will be held from July 6th to 10th, 6 – 8 p.m. for ages 5-10.

Need more information? Would like to register a child?
Message or call/text 75-852-1068.

July 1 – Wawa Beach & Race Cars

Normally people head down to Wawa Beach to cool off. Not so much this Wednesday…

This Wednesday as part of Wawa’s Canada Day Celebrations, there will be a display of race cars and their drivers at Dr. Rose’s Beach. Everyone is invited to come and see some of the race cars, talk to some drivers and sign up as a volunteer for this year’s Northern Nationals Drag Race being held from August 7th to 9th.

If you are interested in volunteering – remember that volunteers receive free admission!

July 1 – Canada Day Fireworks

Once again our Wawa Volunteer Firefighters will be spending the day setting up the fireworks at Dr. Rose’s Beach. Weather permitting, the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Come down to the beach to enjoy the fresh air and a watch the wonderful show of fireworks choreographed by the Wawa Volunteer Firefighters at dusk!

July 27 – 30 – Community Activity Week

July 27 – 9-12 Noon: Gitchee Goomee Painting, Ages 8+

July 28 – 9-12 Noon: Dream Catcher Making & Smudging Ceremony (ages 8+)

July 29 – 9-12 Noon: Self-Defence Workshop (ages 15 and under)

1-4: Self-Defence Workshop (ages 16 and over)


Activities are held at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre, adults are welcome to each program. Register at the ProShop, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at Registration Night July 20th from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Each Program is $25.

Thursday, July 30th from 4:30 – 8:30: Community BBQ at Queen’s Park with games and face painting! Everyone is welcome, there will be a Water Baloon Toss, Piggy Back Races, 3-legged Race, Spoon & Egg Race, Road Hockey (please bring your own stick), Bean Bag Toss, Ring Toss, and Potato Sack Race. Hotdog & Beverage for $2, and Hamburger & Beverage for $3.


For further information please contact Jessica Mazzonello at 705.856.2244, etc. 240

June 15 – NCU Delegate’s Annual Bottle Drive

The Annual Northern Credit Union Delegate’s Bottle Drive in memory of Pat Rose is tonight. All proceeds from this bottle drive will be donated to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Oncology Unit. Delegates will be collecting from 4 – 7:00 p.m.

If you will not be at home at the time of the bottle drive, and would like have your bottles picked up;  please leave them at your door or at the curb.

June 27 – “Taste Local Love Local”

“Taste Local Love Local” is the theme for this year’s Lady Dunn Health Centre Summer Wine Tasting Event.

It will take place on Saturday, June 27 at the Legion Hall from 8 – 10 p.m. This year’s theme is “Taste Local Love Local” featuring 6 VQA Ontario wines. Live entertainment and appetizers will add to the enjoyment of the evening with a new treat this year, the introduction of a dessert wine accompanied by sweets. Once again tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at the hospital admitting desk or by contacting Irene Armstrong at 705 856 2335, Ext. 3219.

This year come and join us for a most enjoyable evening!

The 2015 Summer Wine Tasting is sponsored in part by Tbaytel, Paul’s Custom Glass, Fenlon’s Pharmacy and Wesdome.

Generous Hearts, the key to a healthy future!