There’s Lots To Do Around The Region This Weekend

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The Sault Symphony Orchestra's Musicfest is taking place this Sunday. It is one of a myriad of things happening in and around our District. Photo by Lynne Brown.

Here’s A Curated List of some of the activities in and around the district for Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th, 2018.

For the complete calendar of events, go here:https://saultonline.com/calendar/

Prince Township Pavilion Grand Opening! Come out Saturday for a myriad of free events starting at 10:00 am at the Prince Township Pavilion. The Prince Recreation Committee is hosting the Grand opening of a new Pavilion thanks to Federal and Provincial funding. Activities included are: The Prince Town Cruisers annual car show; The Widows Sons will be putting on a motorcycle show and shine for that day; Scott Kennidy and his band Flat Head Ford will be playing all day; Flashback will be playing at the dance which will be a small charge to get in; Ken Anstice and his wife Evelyn the balloon man; Monique Brandow will offer face painting; The Fun bounce houses; There will be food and beverages and free wine tasting all day. Come out and enjoy yourself in Prince Township – 3042 Second Line W.

Camp McDougall Book Sale – Station Mall –  continues Saturday at noon – 293 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Camp McDougall is a seasonal United Church of Canada camp and supports children and youth. It is located near Thessalon, Ontario and sits on beautiful Lake Huron.

WTF Festival Variety Show Hosted by The Doo Wops.  Saturday-  8:00 pm Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre – 50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie. This hilarious Italian-Canadian comedy duo features John Catucci and David Mesiano. They blend song and satire while maintaining their unique cultural flavour. Go here for the full list of incredible performances Saturday night, including K. Trevor –  also known for his role as Squirrely Dan on Crave TV’s hit show Letterkenny. https://saultonline.com/event/wtf-festival-variety-show-hosted-by-the-doo-wops/

The 70th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. The Week long festivities in Upper Peninsula Michigan commemorate these flowering shrubs, some of which are over 200 years old. Daily events begin this weekend with hayrides, music and dancing, fireworks. Grand Parade on June 17th.

Algoma Farmers’ Market is Back at the Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion every Saturday (June through October) 8:00am – 1:00pm. 100% Algoma since 1901.

Bird is the Word at an ‘Introduction to Birding’ event being held by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority.  Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 am at The Fort Creek Conservation Area – Second Line E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. This guided hike is a fun and educational  introduction to birding.  The session will include a discussion of how to choose and use binoculars, some birding apps for your phone and, of course, a walk in the Fort Creek Conservation Area to enjoy some of the birds that live there. Meet in the Fort Creek Conservation Area parking lot off of Second Line at 6:45 a.m. It’s Free.

Support the Sault Search and Rescue’s Huge Garage Sale at their location Saturday –  246 Industrial Park Crescent. All proceeds go to Search and Rescue to help with the up- keep of equipment and buildings. Gates open at 8:00 am, and will run til 1:00 pm.

Last Saturday for ‘I Love To Move’ Recreation Program for children ages 6-13. This free program on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm started in October. Saturday, June 9th,  will be the final play date for the 2017/2018 school term. The Centre for Social Justice and Good Works (The ‘Centre’) is excited to announce that there will be a Bike Draw and Pizza Party on Saturday too. The Centre, in partnership with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, will be giving away four bikes to four lucky participants of the recreation program! The Bike Draw will be held at our four locations throughout the city: The four locations are:♥ Queen Elizabeth Public School (139 Elizabeth Street)♥ The TECH (130 Wellington Street E)♥ Holy Family Catholic School (42 Rushmere Drive) ♥ Rosedale Public School (90 Chapple Avenue).

Bruce Mines Cruisin’ Car Show 2018. Saturday, June 9th  –  10:00 am – 4:00 pm at  Bruce Mines Marina Park – 9180 ON-17, Bruce Mines, ON

The Sault Naturalists will be leading a guided tour called  ‘Birding – Creeks and Floodways of Western Sault Ste Marie, ON. Throughout the west end of the city are flood control channels and spillways managed by the SSMarie Conservation Authority. There are green spaces and urban creeks where there is much potential for enhancement of wildlife habitat. The Sault Naturalists  will travel sections of the floodways on foot and move to other areas by car to inventory bird species currently using these areas. The entire route is less than 8 km. We will begin and end at Market Mall. Bring lunch, water and binoculars. Meet Up Saturday at 10:00 am at the Market Mall parking lot near Country Style Donuts.

1st  Annual Mike Doan Memorial Golf Tournament  Saturday June 9th, – Silver Creek Golf Course – 104 Belleau Lake Rd, Echo Bay. Registration at 8:15am – Start Time: 9:15am – Dinner: 4:00pm. Last July the community of Sault Ste. Marie lost a tremendous athlete, friend, brother and son when Michael Doan, tragically, was taken. The Michael Doan Bursary Fund has been set up with St Mary’s College to recognize and reward both a male and female graduating student athlete.

Entomica, Sault Ste. Marie’s Insectarium invites citizens to ‘Bug Out’ every Saturday at their location inside of the Mill Market building at 35 Canal Drive in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It’s a $3.00 admission fee for 30 minutes of awesome insect science, in this hands-on interactive insectarium.

Soo Locks Boat Tours Free Weekend. Saturday June 9th and Sunday the 10th. There will be free Soo Locks Boat Tours.  Please note that the tour is free ONLY to Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Sault Ste. Marie, ON residents. Proof of ID is required for admission. Departure times are 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:30 PM Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Departures will be from Dock #1 at 1157 E. Portage Avenue, Sault, Michigan.

Free Pool Saturday from noon until 6 pm at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 – 96 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Ya Can’t Beat That!

7th Annual Troy’s Trail Annual Walk Saturday, June 9th –  12:30 pm. Clergue Park – Bay St & East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. This Spirit Walk is to raise awareness and offer local support for all individuals whose lives have been affected by Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida is fast approaching! The walk will take place down on the boardwalk in Clergue Park, by the Art Gallery of Algoma.

Kinross Speedpark wave the green flag on Twin Sault Area. During this 2018 season, Fox Boyz Racing and their 100% volunteer staff, are busy preparing for another exciting schedule of events at the 1/4 mile asphalt oval.All weekly programs, including the special events, will include at least three regular divisions of cars with Modifieds, ABC Stock Cars and Four Cylinders. Kinross Speedpark – 6430 W Fair Rd, Kinross Charter Twp, MI 49752, USA.

Sunday, June 10th,2018.

Musicfest XXV – Bratwurst, Beer, and Beethoven, Sault Symphony Orchestra on Sunday. Enjoy a bratwurst and beer while you listen to an assortment of musical ensembles throughout the day under the Roberta Bondar Pavilion. Tickets at the door $10 for this whole day fundraising event, which gets underway at 1:00 pm with the Sault Concert Band. It ends around 6:30 pm with a special performance by The Sault Symphony Orchestra. Lots of wonderful performances from a plethora of musicians will take place on Sunday June 10th.

Drop in for FREE Sunday breakfast hosted by ‘No Strings Attached’ at The Neighbourhood Resouce Centre at 138 Gore Street. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

20th Annual “Run the Great Lakes” for ARCH Hospice. For two decades, runners have hit the pavement in support of local charities, raising tens of thousands of dollars. This year’s run will take place on Sunday, June 10 at the Delta Hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Veteran athletes and newbie runners are invited to run, jog, or walk the riverside course. Over three hundred runners participated last year in the run! If you’re new to the running scene, are an elite runner, or simply want to see what running is all about, Run the Great Lakes is the event for you this spring. You don’t have to be fast – you can jog or even walk your way to the finish line while supporting ARCH Hospice and Sault Athletics. Join hundreds of others in Sault Ste. Marie’s biggest annual running event! Along with the 5K and 10K loops, the Run Committee is excited to announce the return of the Kids Fun Run. Young people of all ages are invited to participate in a 1K or 2K run, regardless of skill level.

Ladies Auxiliary Strawberry Tea at The Richard’s Landing Royal Canadian Legion Branch 374 – 1534 10th Side Rd, Richards Landing, ON. Soup, Sandwiches and Dessert for only $9.00. Yes – there will be a bake table.

Senior’s Sit Fit in Laird. It’s totally free and open for all levels and to seniors living on St. Joe’s Island or along the North Shore. It takes place in the Laird Hall – 3 Pumpkin Point Rd W, Echo Bay.  Improve Flexibility – Increase Strength – Increase circulation  -Strengthen postural muscles –  Keep ankle joints flexible  – Strengthen mobilization muscles  –  Improve Balance.

Sunday Family Breakfast at the Eagles #4061 Clubhouse. Trout Lake Road – just minutes north of the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. ‘From the hands of volunteers – to the plates of our generous guests- to the hearts of families in need.’ Breakfast served every Sunday from 9:00am – 12:00pm.