#ShapeTheSault. This and So Much More Is Happening On The Weekend Around Town and Countryside.

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Peter Tonazzo, Senior Planner at the City of Sault Ste Marie. Visit @ShapeTheSault in the Essar parking lot for Queen St. Cruise.. Get social with the hashtag #shapethesault among others. photo via twitter.

There are a whole lot of things going on around our District this weekend. The following is a curated list of some of the things to get out and do this Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, June 16.

Shape the Sault – @ShapeTheSault on Twitter. Hashtag It Out. #shapethesault

Get downtown for the Queen Street Cruise at the Essar Centre lot and chat with the good folks at Shape the Sault. They have a table set up and by the looks of the picture pulled from twitter, there’s some decent sized maps there. Use social media to keep the conversation going.  #saultstemarie #thesoo #thesault #saultdowntown #downtownssm #pastpresentfuture.Planning Staff will be hosting a table at Mill Mrkt on Saturday too.

There is a second #ShapeTheSault open house coming up. Visit @CitySSM Civic Centre anytime on Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. to learn about and share your views on our role in stewardship of the #Sault’s natural environment. #theSoo #SaultSteMarie

Queen Street Cruise continues on Saturday at 9:30 AM with a Car show.  All vehicles should register between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM in the Essar Centre parking lot. Live music to start at 11:00 am. Attendance is Free and The Essar Centre parking lot will be full of great vendors.

Thessalon Yard Sale Extravaganza. If you are a yard sale aficionado, head east on Hwy 11/17 to the Thessalon Community Wide Yard Sale.  Starting around 8:00 am. Get a map to locations for $2 at the Thessalon Community Garden.

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library (Centennial Branch) Hosting an Author Reading on Saturday – 2-3:30 p.m. Join writers Sarah McComb and Evelyn Diebel for an author talk at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library. Yes – it’s Free.

Local author Sarah McComb and Evelyn Diebel will be reading from the anthology 150 Years Up North And More and discussing what resources are available to help you research and write your own family and community stories.

150 Years Up North And More is an anthology of non-fiction short stories to mark Canada’s 150th, told through various perspectives – from both Indigenous storytellers and those who immigrated to Northern Ontario. Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase and signing.

Police Auction on Saturday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – 580 Second Line E. Property and lots of bicycles to be auctioned off. Bicycles will be sold in groups of 4. Preview items from 9-10am. Auction starts at 10:00. Cash or debit accepted.

Do More with Your Dog! Trick Seminar and Titling Event. Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM. Hosted by Bark Avenue Remarkable K9’s. Sault Ste. Marie KOA Holiday – 501 Fifth Line East, SSM.

Annual Habitat ReStore Summer Blowout Sale. Get to Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, for a fun filled day of burgers, baked goods, snacks, and storewide sales to support building homes 10 &11 with families in our community. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Everything in the ReStore is an extra 50% off! Even our brand new blue sticker items are 50% off! There are treasures waiting to be found and your support helps provide safe and affordable housing to families in our community.

Family Fun Day & 6th Annual (Motorcycle) Ride for Autism –. In support of The Algoma Autism Foundation. 10 – 1 pm at Highland Ford on Great Northern Road.

In 2017, over 200 motorcyclists registered for the Ride For Autism. On Saturday, motorcyclists will begin the annual sojourn at noon from Highland Ford ending at The Roberta Bondar Pavilion. It’s really a remarkable sight and sound. Lots of family friendly activities going on.

Birding with The Sault Naturalists. Meet Up At 10:00 am at the Michigan Welcome Center.  An invitation to head out on a 2.5-mile (about 4 km) meander along  the trails of Cedar Campus, a private church retreat center on the shores of Lake Huron in Cedarville, Michigan.

Expect to see glacial erratics and chatter marks, a small alvar, a bog, and an isolated, sandy beach. These habitats will yield a wide diversity of plants and birds — so bring your guides and binoculars, as well as lunch.

Cedar Campus is a 40-minute drive from our meeting place at the Michigan Welcome Center. Bonus: The Soo’s own Elliot Nelson will join us. Elliot grew up on Cedar Campus and at one time was its environmental educator.

The Lock’s Big Picnic. Free Admission. Join us for the third annual Lock’s Big Picnic at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. Grab your picnic blanket and join us for a fun day down at the canal. This year’s event will include live entertainment, activities for all ages and the always popular Parks Canada airbrush tattoos. Food and craft beer can be purchased from local vendors. Explore our new addition to the picnic – an Artisan Market.

Come on down rain or shine and enjoy a relaxing and fun day by the canal. Saturday. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sault Steelers vs. Sudbury Spartans. The battle of the North is renewed Saturday evening at 7:00 pm. Get to the Rocky DiPietro Field for the Sault Steeler games this summer. Adult beverage in the form of a cold beer can be found at the Beer Garden provided by Northern Superior Brewing Co. It’s already a win.

Garden Arts Festival. Rain or Shine A National Garden Days Event. Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – New North Greenhouses – 719 Airport Rd, Sault Ste. Marie. Join us in the gardens as we celebrate the local artist and artisan community.  Enjoy a walk through the gardens as you visit each artist. See our talented local people and purchase some wonderful arts and crafts. We move indoors if the weather is poor.

Madchild With Special Guests: Robbie G & Animal Nation – All Ages Show. There is a cost for this. $20 VIP $45 at Canadian Club – Canadian Motor Hotel – 410 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.- 8:00 pm.

Free Pool from Noon until 6PM at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25. – 96 Great Northern Road. Take A Shot.

Sunday, June17th.

Drop in for FREE Sunday breakfast hosted by ‘No Strings Attached’ at The Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Gore Street. Every Sunday – Drop in for free breakfast 9am-12pm.  Offering free toast, bagels, oatmeal, waffles, boiled eggs, fruit, coffee, hot chocolate, juice boxes and granola bars.

The whole calendar is here: https://saultonline.com/calendar/

 

 

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Lynne Brown
Algoma writer and reporter. Has written for special editions Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal. In the 80’s, Lynne worked for AutoTrader Magazine in rural Southwestern Ont. Trudging through farmers’ fields for a picture of a 56 Dodge Custom Royale was considered a very good day. Special interests include issues relating to rural life, seniors, travel, history, community development and indigenous peoples. email to lynne@superiormedia.ca Twitter: @dlynnebrown.