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.

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Festival & Events Vendors showcasing events from across Ontario.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Machine Shop - 83 Huron Street

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

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

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

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

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

History Fest and Canada Day: A 150 Celebration

Hosted by the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Re-enactors will bring this Historic Site to life during our Nation's sesquicentennial.

Friday, June 30, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, 800 Bay Street

History Fest and Canada Day: A 150 Celebration

Hosted by the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Re-enactors will bring this Historic Site to life during our Nation's sesquicentennial.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, 800 Bay Street

Canada Day at Mill Market

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.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie

Parade of Paddles

Canoes and kayaks will gather at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site and Lock through together at 10:30 am aiming for 150 paddlers or more for this record breaking event! Paddlers are encouraged to decorate their watercraft in red and white. The parade will then continue with experienced paddlers parading down the waterfront to the Bushplane Museum beach and over to the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic site for History Fest. There will be free activities and presentations along the lock wall for spectators. Pre-registration will be available in June, check our Facebook page: Sault Ste. Marie National Historic Site - this is a free event presented with Parks Canada's proud partner, the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1 Canal Drive, Parks Canada, Sault Ste. Marie National Historic Site

Hub Trail Festival

"Walk, ride, or roll" your way along the Hub Trail, collecting stamps at each of the passport stations along the trail. Return your passport to be entered into the prize draws.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The John Rowswell Hub Trail

Canada Day Celebrations

Come celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park and Pavilion. Enjoy family entertainment and children's activities, from carnival games to balloon animals, face painting to clay crafts. Join us at the Tent Pavilion to enjoy a variety of free entertainment.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Roberta Bondar Park and Pavillion, 65 Foster Drive

Bushplane Museum and Entomica Present: Innovation 150

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and Entomica join together to present: Actua Maker Mobile in Celebration of Canada's 150. A moving maker space full of excitement including 3D printers, a laser cutter, programmable circuit boards and more. Participants to experiment with hands-on learning and to create their own innovations. Discover the fascinating, hidden and often misunderstood world of insects through live interactive exhibits with Entomica and the Bushplane's interactive Northern Nature Trading Experience. Registration to participate will begin in June 2017.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim Street

Entomica and Actua Maker Mobile Workshops

Youth will be engaged in meaningful and enriching experiences of innovation to build their capacity and confidence in creating a better future for Canada. A variety of workshops will be utilized, designing and building using sophisticated tools including 3D printers, lazer cutters, micro-controllers, and block programming while they solve real-world challenges. Entomica will also be on hand with their full array of fascinating insects and interactive exhibits for all ages.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim Street