Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates
Canada 150

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Canada 150 is a year-long celebration of the greatest country in the world, Canada! Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating too with a year full of events for all ages. Browse the Event Calendar for a list of ways you can take part in the festivities.

Cub Cars and Beaver Buggies Races

Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts will be racing their decorated Beaver Buggies and Cub Cars that they designed. Beavers are boys and girls ages 5 to 7 years old and Cubs are boys and girls ages 8 to 10 years old. We will have a information about Scouting in our Community and area. It starts with Scouting!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Station Mall by Sears entrance 293 Bay St.

The Last Voyageur

The Northland Barbershop Chorus presents An original Melodrama that is set in the days of Canada's fur trade (circa 1867) at a fictional Trading Post on St. Joseph Island, in a special effort to reflect Canada's 150th birthday.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Kiwanis Community Theatre

Algoma Reads

Algoma University's Department of English and Film is pleased to announce the launch of Algoma Reads, modelled after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) successful Canada Reads. Algoma Reads is being offered as part of the University's celebration of and critical engagement with Canada's 150th anniversary. Algoma Reads is a new initiative to bring the community together on campus to celebrate literacy and reading and support civic engagement. Participants are encouraged to read the Canada Read's five-novel shortlist in order to engage in group discussions and the corresponding five, three-hour public talks which will include prominent literary figures in the fall of 2017. The 2017 CBC Canada Reads shortlist includes: Madeline Ashby's Company Town Andre Alexis' Fifteen Dogs M. G. Vassanji's Nostalgia Katherena Vermette's The Break Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Algoma University

National Film Day

For National Film day, Algoma University will be showing the film Angry Inuk, a story about the Arctic Seal Hunt and a tradition that is central to the economy and food security of Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All Day

Algoma University

National Canadian Film Day

This event encompasses a period of showing Canadian Short Films at the Heritage Discovery Centre theatre. All admissions are FREE. There will be refreshments(popcorn) and door prizes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Log Driver's Waltz, The Cat Came Back, The Voyageurs 4:30 p.m. Snowtime 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn, presented by Local Immigration Partnership.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ermatinger-Clergue National Site

Algoma Reads

Algoma University's Department of English and Film is pleased to announce the launch of Algoma Reads, modelled after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) successful Canada Reads. Algoma Reads is being offered as part of the University's celebration of and critical engagement with Canada's 150th anniversary. Algoma Reads is a new initiative to bring the community together on campus to celebrate literacy and reading and support civic engagement. Participants are encouraged to read the Canada Read's five-novel shortlist in order to engage in group discussions and the corresponding five, three-hour public talks which will include prominent literary figures in the fall of 2017. The 2017 CBC Canada Reads shortlist includes: Madeline Ashby's Company Town Andre Alexis' Fifteen Dogs M. G. Vassanji's Nostalgia Katherena Vermette's The Break Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Algoma University

75th anniversary of the 155 Borden Gray GC Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the 155 Borden Gray GC Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Planning is well underway for this Celebration! We want to bring home our members, cadets, alumni, sponsors, friends and family of the 155 Borden Gray GC Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Come join our Squadron, Sponsor, and 432 Wing RCAF Association to mark this momentous occasion The event is taking place from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7, 2017. Please visit the web site for full details. Don't forget to register early so that you don't miss out on the early bird draws.

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:00 PM

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Algoma Reads

Algoma University's Department of English and Film is pleased to announce the launch of Algoma Reads, modelled after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) successful Canada Reads. Algoma Reads is being offered as part of the University's celebration of and critical engagement with Canada's 150th anniversary. Algoma Reads is a new initiative to bring the community together on campus to celebrate literacy and reading and support civic engagement. Participants are encouraged to read the Canada Read's five-novel shortlist in order to engage in group discussions and the corresponding five, three-hour public talks which will include prominent literary figures in the fall of 2017. The 2017 CBC Canada Reads shortlist includes: Madeline Ashby's Company Town Andre Alexis' Fifteen Dogs M. G. Vassanji's Nostalgia Katherena Vermette's The Break Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Algoma University

Flower Baskets for ARCH

The annual spring flower basket sale is an excellent way to welcome spring and help ARCH Hospice. For $20, you can pre-order your hanging flower basket of fuchsias, geraniums or a lovely mixed basket. When purchasing a basket you will receive a gift card that is used to pick up the flowers and can be given as a Motherís Day present, birthday wish, or just because! This year ARCH has decide to try something a little different. Flower baskets will still be for sale for $20 each and with this purchase it entitles you to receive 1 FREE registration to ARCH's annual RBC Hike for Hospice taking place on June 4, 2017.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

293 Bay Street

Algoma Reads

Algoma University's Department of English and Film is pleased to announce the launch of Algoma Reads, modelled after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) successful Canada Reads. Algoma Reads is being offered as part of the University's celebration of and critical engagement with Canada's 150th anniversary. Algoma Reads is a new initiative to bring the community together on campus to celebrate literacy and reading and support civic engagement. Participants are encouraged to read the Canada Read's five-novel shortlist in order to engage in group discussions and the corresponding five, three-hour public talks which will include prominent literary figures in the fall of 2017. The 2017 CBC Canada Reads shortlist includes: Madeline Ashby's Company Town Andre Alexis' Fifteen Dogs M. G. Vassanji's Nostalgia Katherena Vermette's The Break Sheila Watt-Cloutier's The Right to Be Cold.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Algoma University

Lilac & Lavender Festival

Showcasing the culinary uses of lilacs and lavender. Purchase your tickets for our Victorian High Tea. Historical garden party and tea etiquette provided.

June 3-4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Walk for ALS

Join us as we WALK for ALS in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, June 3rd . This annual fundraising event for the ALS Society of Canada brings the community together to show its support for people living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), honour those who have passed away, and share in the hope for a future where ALS is a treatable, not terminal disease. Funds raised through the WALK are used by the ALS Society of Canada to support people living with ALS and fund research with the potential to make ALS treatable, not terminal. We hope you will agree that this is a cause worthy of demonstrating your support for.

Opening remarks at 10:30 a.m., WALK begins at 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Roberta Bondar Park

Historical Tour

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) at Algoma University, invites the public to attend an upcoming historical tour, happening on campus. The historical tour is offered to anyone interested in learning about the history of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Residential School site. The tours teach community members about the legacy of the residential schools across Canada and the unique history of residential schools in Sault Ste. Marie.

Friday, June 9, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Algoma University - 1520 Queen St. East

The Lock's Big Picnic!

This event will include live entertainment, and local vendors serving food and drinks. Parks Canada will be providing free airbrush tattoos for everyone. There will be activities for all ages and we encourage everyone to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and your favourite games (Bocce! Frisbee! Washer Toss!). Come on down and enjoy a relaxing and fun day outdoors! Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 by taking advantage of free admission to all Parks Canada places for the entire year!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Queen Street Cruise

The Queen Street Cruise is a fast growing annual event that celebrates the nostalgia of what used to be. Fast cars, good friends and rock and roll. The Cruise invites car lovers to come together and go back in time; cruising the streets, showcasing their rides, and enjoying good old fun. The 2017 event promises to bring new and exciting elements to the Cruise.

June 16 & 17, 2017. Official start times to be announced. Visit www.queenstreetcruise.com for more details.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie

National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

St. Jean Baptiste Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

Canada 150 Mosaic Unveiling

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

All Day

To Be Announced

Multi-Cultural Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

Sault Ste. Marie Canoe Brigade

We are paddling in "north" and "montreal" canoes.

June 29 - July 4

Thursday, June 29, 2017

All Day

Batchawana Bay, through Sault Ste. Marie, to Fort St. Joseph and then on to Bruce Mines