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Bruce Mines

9180 Hwy 17

Bruce Mines, ON P0R 1C0


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"COME HOME" to Main Street, Canada 150 Celebration Weekend

The Bruce Mines & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Bruce Mines, Johnson Twp. & the Township of Plummer Additional invite you to Come Home

June 30 - July 2nd

Come Home Package : Value: Over $200

All Meals for a Family of Four (2 adults/2 Children 3-12)

Friday Night BBQ/ Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner @Main Street Vendor Cafe/ Family Pass to the After Party!/ Sunday Continental Breakfast/ 1 Tour And Carnival Game Tickets

And a Gift Box for the FIRST 50 Reservations ($50+)

Reduced Rate for Early Reservation: Family Package: $165 * Early Bird: $150 / Individual Package: $60 * Early Bird: $50

Early Bird Deadline: May 31

Friday June 30th

WELCOME BBQ & BYO-INSTRUMENT JAM NIGHT Hosted by the Bruce Mines R. C. Legion, Branch 211 and the Bruce Mines Agricultural Society - Bring your instruments and enjoy a BBQ and song, entertainment and a bonfire. Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Location: Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds (Arena), Cost: BBQ only (included in the weekend package) Overnight camping available – Book in advance! (see accommodations)

BRUCE MINES PUBLIC SCHOOL REUNION Hosted by the BMPS Reunion Committee / See school mates, teachers and members of the community in the Gym! Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Locations: Arthur Henderson Public School Gym (Hwy. 638) Cost: FREE

Saturday July 1st

PANCAKE BREAKFAST Hosted by the Bruce Mines R.C. Legion – Branch 211 MMMM! Pancakes! Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (included in the weekend package) / Location: Bruce Mines Community Hall, Hwy 17 /

TRACTOR TROT BUS TOUR – Richards Landing / A Canada Day tradition where 150 tractors travel(trot) through Richards Landing and end at the Royal Canadian Legion for Pancake Breakfast. There will be a stop at the Johnson Farmers’ Market, for locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, honey, maple syrup for your enjoyment! Time: 8:00 a.m. – Noon / Cost: Bus: $10 / Pancake Breakfast: $10

7:45 a.m. Enjoy a muffin and coffee before boarding (FREE)
8:15 a.m. Bus departs
10:45 a.m. Depart for Johnson Farmers’ Market
Noon Bus returns to Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds (Arena)

Where: Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds (Arena) / Parking: same

CYCLING TOUR - Cycle a portion of the new Great Lakes Waterfront Trail through the countryside. The tour is a moderate skill level with a stop for a box lunch at Suddaby Park-Caribou Lake; after lunch travel to the Stobie Creek Watershed area and return. Route: Approx. 25km. Roads mostly black top with some gravel areas. Guided. Lunch will be delivered (must be pre-ordered or is part of the package) Length: 2.5 hrs. (incl. stop for lunch) Time: 10:00 a.m. / Cost: $10 Where: Johnson Community Centre & Arena, 1 Cameron Avenue, Desbarats

GUIDED HIKE AT THE BLACK HOLE PRESERVE Hosted by the Kensington Conservancy Hike the Black Hole, a beautiful wetland, protected by the Kensington Conservancy and part of the Kensington Complex, a Provincially Significant Wetland. A variety of wildlife and plant species can be found and enjoyed by adults and children. Rubber boots or old shoes are recommended. Guided. Tour Times: Saturday July 1st - 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. / Cost: FREE Length: 90 min.

Driving Instructions: Entrance located at the corner of Highway 17 and Smith Road, west of Desbarats. Park on Smith Road; then cross Highway 17. Look for Kensington Conservancy signs. For more information, contact Carter at the Kensington Conservancy at 705-782-2200.

COUNTRYSIDE BARN TOUR – Johnson Twp. / Board the bus at the Johnson Community Centre & Arena for a tour of area barns, farms and historical sites. Did you know barn builders have a signature? View farms whose families date back to the first settlers of the area. Escorted / 2- 2.5 hrs. / Time: 1:00 p.m. / Cost: $5 per person / Where: Johnson Community Centre & Arena, 1 Cameron Ave., Desbarats / Parking: Same

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR Hosted by the Bruce Mines Historical Society Begin at the Bruce Mines Museum, a historical building; then walk to key locations in the community including the United Church, of Cornish construction; Taylor Street past historical homes, stopping at the cemetery; and moving on to the mine trails and the Simpson Mine Shaft tour. Meet personalities along the way, sharing experiences of early life in Bruce Mines! Escorted / 2 hrs. / Times: Saturday July 1 – 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. & Sunday July 2 – 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. /Cost: $8 for adults / $4 for children / Family Rate (2 adults and 2 children) $15

Tour is available as a self-guided journey / Maps available a the Museum.

Canada 150 Celebrations - The Waterfront Gazebo Park, Bruce Mines

4:30 p.m. OPENING CEREMONIES with R.C. Legion Branch 211 Honour Guard and Dedication of a Vimy Oak plus Canada 150 Birthday Cake


Enjoy a variety of locally produced scrumptious foods including Barbecue, our famous French Fries, Strawberry Shortcake, Homemade Pie, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream and so much more! (Café vouchers included in weekend package)

LIVE MUSIC featuring NORTHBOUND 35 - Three incredibly talented local musicians with their own “northern” flair! and

THE TRIO - SUE MARTINELLI, KELLY MCGILLIVRAY & SUE ROY - Extraordinary musicians from across Ontario, “Come Home” to share their extraordinary musical style.

WATERFRONT CARNIVAL GAMES OF SKILL - Balloon Darts, Ring Toss, Plinko, Milk Bottle Toss, Ball Toss (10 tx. included in weekend package)

DUNK BOOTH - Nominate your favourite politician, teacher, community member! Chances to get them sunk will surely be entertaining for all! …. All in good fun of course!

OLD FASHIONED REUNION GAMES - Three Legged Race, Sack Races, And More!

10:30 p.m. FIREWORKS OVER THE WATERFRONT - The Annual Fireworks Extravaganza from the barge in Bruce Bay hosted by the Town of Bruce Mines and sponsored by Ontario Trap Rock

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - Bruce Mines Community Hall hosted by the R.C. Legion Branch 211 / Licensed Event / open to families! Opens: 9:00 p.m. Cost: $5 (included in the weekend package)

Sunday July 2nd

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Hosted by the Lions Club -Fresh muffins, baked goods, juice and coffee! A great way to start a Sunday! Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon / Cost: $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children (included in the weekend package) Where: Bruce Mines Community Hall

COUNTRYSIDE BARN BUS TOUR Hosted by the Rydal Bank Historical Society Tour the country side of Plummer Additional, viewing the unique barns, farms and historical sites including the Rydal Bank Church and Dam. Area families date back to the first settlers and the countryside is full of valleys, streams, and unique geological formations. Escorted / 2-2.5 hrs. Time: 10:00 a.m. Cost: $5 per person Locations: Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds (Arena) Parking: same

BRUCE MINES PUBLIC SCHOOL TOUR Hosted by the Reunion Committee Remember the principals office, the gym, the library! Everything seemed bigger! Time: 1:30 p.m. Cost: FREE

NON-MOTORIZED POKER PADDLE Hosted by the Kensington Conservancy Bring a canoe, kayak, paddle boat, paddle board or something without a motor. Follow the map provided to the 5-6 spots along the route to pick the best poker hand and win! Fun for the whole family. Time: 1:00pm Cost: $10 per hand

Directions: Take Archibald Road, halfway between Desbarats and Bruce Mines. Continue straight at the intersection of Oak and Spurway Drive to parking and event site. For information, contact Carter 705-782-2200.

HISTORICAL WATERFRONT TOUR Hosted by the Bruce Mines Historical Society Join your guide on the pontoon boat and tour the historic waterfront of Bruce Mines. View the historic bays, the old copper mine docks, the McKay Island Lighthouse and more! Times: Sunday – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Cost: FREE (Donation) Location: Bruce Mines Marina (Limited Space: 8 passengers per trip) Parking: Marina extra parking areas behind Bavarian Inn

KENSINGTON CONSERVANCY PICNIC Hosted by the Kensington Conservancy - Explore the Boyer Preserve. Enjoy this incredible natural wonder. Explore, visit, and join the picnic to support the Kensington Conservancy. Time: 4:00 p.m. Cost: BYO Picnic and donation! Location: Boyer Preserve, 69 Boyer Drive, Desbarats.

FOSTER PARKLAND HIKING & WALKING TRAILS The Kensington Conservancy Hike to the North Lookout and a view of the Portlock Flats. The South Lookout views C.A.S.S. and straight to the St. Joseph Island turnoff. These short, maintained trails were donated by the late Maurice and Janet Foster in 2009. Cost: FREE

Directions: Turn onto Mink Point Road (south) from Highway 17, east of Desbarats. Approx. 350m from the highway, find entrance on the right (small field – past Algoma Veterinary Clinic). Information: Contact Carter - 705-782-2200. Open to the public all year.


Monday July 3rd

STEP BACK IN TIME! FORT ST. JOSEPH RENDEZ-VOUS 150 - A day in the life of people who lived, worked and played at Fort St. Joseph in 1812. A brigade of Voyageur canoes arrive in the morning and Indigenous, military and pioneer culture will be showcased in a day of celebration and re-enactment including a blacksmith, 1812 era medical equipment. Learn a traditional dance or game, hear traditional music by Algoma Trad and much more! No reservation required. Call 705-246-2664 for more information. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $5 program fee, free for kids 12 and under!

Tuesday July 4TH

SSM VOYAGEUR CANOE BRIGADE - Welcome the long canoes traveling century old trading routes from Lake Superior to Bruce Mines in celebration of the 150th. Starting in Batchewana on June 28th with stops at key points along the way they travel from Hilton Beach to Bruce Mines on Tuesday July 4th, in the early afternoon. Paddle out to meet them at McKay Island Lighthouse. A BBQ will be available. “Big Canoes” will be on display if the journey ends in Bruce Mines. (They may continue on to Thessalon. TBC)


BRUCE MINES CAMPGROUND & RV PARK - The campground offers well-groomed tent sites. All RV sites have electricity, picnic tables, fire pits and water. Clean, hot showers are part of the package. Turn off Hwy. 17 onto Williams St. at Hwy. 638. Information: 1-705-785-3201 or 1-705-785-3493. Serviced: Daily Rate: $25 / Weekly: $150 / Un-serviced Rate: $20 / Tent: $15 (hst. incl)

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY CAMPING AREA - Come Home to the “Fair Grounds.” Space for trailers, campers and tents. Non-serviced lots - Washrooms & Showers available in the arena. Information: 1-705-782-6698 / Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds (Arena) 35 - 638 HWY, Bruce Mines, ON P0R 1C0 / Rates: $20 for the 2 days of the 150 Weekend; June 30th and July 1st

BRUCE BAY COTTAGE & RESORT - A unique northern retreat on two private islands. Relax in the McKay Island Lighthouse (1907) or one of eight 1950's cozy modernized waterfront cabins on Lake Huron. - 82 French Island (via Bruce Bay Road), Bruce Mines, Ontario P0R 1C0 / Telephone: (705) 785-3473 www.brucebaycottages.com

CARPENTER LAKE CABINS - Quality accommodation in a wilderness setting and opportunities to fish, swim, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. RR#2, Bruce Mines Ontario P0R 1C0 / Telephone: 705-805-0520 (summer) Email: carpenterlake@xplornet.com

OTTERHEAD CABINS - Providing you with quiet, peaceful and restful holidays. Come and enjoy nature the way it was meant to be experienced. 94 West Road, Bruce Mines, Ontario P0R 1C0 / http://otterheadcabins.com 705-949-3932/705-736-1146

THREE OAK TOURIST RESORT - Relaxing holidays at a lakefront cottage resort. Experience beautiful nature in Northern Ontario. 2197 Centre Lines Road, Bruce Mines, Ontario P0R 1C0 / Telephone: 705-785-3875 Toll free: 1-888-287-6928

PARKING: Parking available at the Central Algoma Exhibition Centre & Arena FREE Shuttle : Saturday July 1st 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Limited Parking available in downtown Bruce Mines

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Are there Accommodations available?

see above event details!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes! Friday Night BBQ & Jam (Licensed / Family Friendly)

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking available for most events onsite / Parking Available at the Central Algoma Exhibition Grounds on Saturday July 1st - Shuttle available - see above for specific times.

What can I bring into the event?

Chairs, sunscreen, good walking shoes, hats, blankets to sit on!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email any inquiries at canada150bm@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 30 days before the event only!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes! But you need to inform us of the change! - email: canada150bm@gmail.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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