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VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS
The Municipality of McDougall will stage fireworks on Saturday, May 18th at dusk. Fireworks this year will be held at Kinsmen Park. (rain date is Sunday).
"Mission Park “From the Ground Up”
May 18th (Saturday) Mission Park "From the Ground Up" will be having a BBQ fundraiser at M&M Meat Shops on May 18th. For any donation above the cost of a hamburger or hotdog customers will have their name put into a draw for a Bobby Orr sweater, and Island Queen tickets. Scotia Bank Parry Sound is matching the money raised from the barbecue. About This Initiative Mission Park “From the Ground Up” is a grassroots community initiative with the goal of transforming Mission Park. The 1.7 acre park is located on Emily Street with typical playground equipment that serves the Harbour area of the Town. The park is in need of a facelift. This project is being led by community volunteers. It’s about the children, It’s about our community, the kids and families of our community. It’s about environmental action by improving our community through natural landscaping, ground cover improvement, floral displays and healthy urban forests. Community vegetable and flower gardens will be a key component of the transformation project. To the greatest extent possible, kids will be involved in all aspects of this initiative. Learn more at www.harbourmissionpark.ca
10TH ANNIVERSARY RACH 3-PITCH TOURNAMENT JUNE 21 – 23, 2013, Parry Sound, Ontario
Over $565,000 has been raised for Cancer Research since 2004!
Upcoming Team Fundraising Event: "Sons of Pitches" Holding an event on June 01st at Rumorz night club. Bands will start playing at 8. There will be raffles, and more...
"Parry Sound Cruzers Car Club”, Cruise Night every Tuesday at 6.30 pm, May 21 through Sept 3, 2013 at the Town Dock Parking Lot of the 30,000 Island Cruise Lines.
The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve presents the exhibit “Life in The Biosphere” at the Museum on Tower Hill from April 3rd to May 30th
Some Saturdays during the exhibit, Kids are invited to take part in a variety of activities. There will be a pre-registration(705-774-0978) for each session, and a maximum of 20. The suggested age range for the kids should be 8-12. Donations are always welcome! Parents can drop off kids at the designated time with a snack and appropriate clothing for being outdoors.
May 25th: "Celebrating Food!" 9am-12 pm Ahh, spring is in the air. What a great time to celebrate food! Join us for some fun games and activities to learn how plants get pollinated, why local food rules, and some grow-it-yourself food projects. Who knows, you might even get to do a little munching.
A reminder from the GBBR: Make Your Plants Happy! Time is running out to order your Rain Barrels for pickup on May 18th! Go to www.rainbarrel.ca/georgianbay/. Only $65 for a 220 litre barrel in black, blue or white! Includes: •filter basket •spigot •nipple •over flow adaptor •4' overflow hose, with $10 going to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve
Parry Sound Public Library News
Spring cleaning? Do you have books and magazines you are looking to donate? Consider a donation to the library. They are especially interested in gently used books for the Giant Annual Book Sale. Saturday May 25. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Got Lego? We need it, for our children's programming. Drop it off at the check-out counter any time we're open.
Ancestry Library Genealogy Workshop. Wednesday May 22 @ 2:00 p.m. at the PSPL. Please phone library at (705) 746-9601 to register.
Movie Night in Rosseau
Movie Night in Rosseau for Friday, May 24th, 2013 is "Escape from Planet Earth" at 7pm at the Rosseau Memorial Hall - $5 per movie ticket but if you are a Lake Rosseau North Association member or show your library card... the movie ticket is only $2.50... see www.movienightinrosseau.ca for details.
Movie Night in Rosseau for Friday, June 7th, 2013 is " Jack the Giant Killer" at 7pm at the Rosseau Memorial Hall - $5 per movie ticket but if you are a Lake Rosseau North Association member or show your library card, the movie ticket is only $2.50. see www.movienightinrosseau.ca for details.
Movie Night in Rosseau for Friday, June 21st, 2013 is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" at 7pm at the Rosseau Memorial Hall - $5 per movie ticket but if you are a Lake Rosseau North Association member or show your library card, the movie ticket is only $2.50... see www.movienightinrosseau.ca for details.
"AND HERE WE GO! ENJOY PARRY SOUND/GEORGIAN BAY!"
May 18th (Saturday) Local athletes representing Canada on the Canadian National Junior Dragonboat Team are hosting a Pancake Breakfast & Garage Sale on Saturday 18th May 7am to 11 am at McKellar Community Centre. This is a fundraising event to help these athletes with their costs in attending the World Championships in Hungary July 2013. Bring your vehicle packed with all your unwanted items & sell them in the garage sale & you make some money too. $8 per vehicle. Pancake breakfast in the hall is $6 per adult $4 per child (under 5's free).
May 18th (Saturday) The Parry Sound and District Horticultural Society is holding a plant sale at the Seguin Seniors Hall on James Street, Saturday May 18th starting at 8:30am. Locally grown perennials, shrubs, houseplants and seedlings.
May 18th (Saturday) The Sandy Plains Community Church is having a bake sale and silent auction on the front parking lot of Humphrey School (Highway 141) from 9am until 1pm. Everyone is welcome.
May 19th (Sunday) PROM COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER-The Prom committee with be holding the first ever touchless car wash fundraiser and BBQ at Parry Sound Fuels on May 19th. The event runs from 11-3 and a portion of car wash and fuel sales along with money raised through the BBQ will go to help put on prom at the Parry Sound High School.
May 23rd (Thursday) The next Argyle Lions Fish Fry is set for May 23rd, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Arnstein Community Centre, Hwy 522. $10 per adult, with proceeds for community betterment. Contact Lion Paul 705-729-5477.
May 18th (Saturday) A Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Hurdville Hall, featuring John’s famous Hurdville pancakes with fresh maple syrup and sausages. Runs from 9 until noon. Freewill donation.
May 24th (Friday) West Parry Sound Health Centre, Casino Rama Bus Trip. Bus Departs at 4:15 Sharp. Tickets $10.00 (Includes $15.00 Cash Back) Call 705-746-4540, ext. 3606 to Register.
May 25th (Saturday) Wasauksing United Church is having an All Day Pancake Breakfast on May 25th for only $5.00 each. There will also be a Bazaar and Rummage sale. Everyone is welcome. Fundraising for children's lunches at Wasauksing School as well as for fixing up the Church.
May 25th (Saturday) The Dun-Ahmic Snowriders are hosting their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday May 25 at Deer Run Golf Course. Registration 0930, shotgun start at 10 am. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and a steak dinner with all the trimmings. $85 per person,$20 per guest for dinner only. Call Morley at 389-1085 or Bob at 389-2378 to register.
May 25th (Saturday) The Parry Sound Singers present their sixth annual spring show. It's an original Canadian - style musical comedy western called "Blazing SaddleBags". At the Stockey Centre Saturday May 25 at 7:30 pm.
May 25th (Saturday) St. Peter’s School is holding their Spring Fling 2013 on May 25th from 11am-2pm at the school. Events include: Plant Sale, Bake Sale, Yard Sale (starting at 8am), Cake Walk, Pie Throwing, Children’s Art Auction, Silent Auction, Themed Basket Sales, Guess How Many Jars, Dinosaur Egg Hunt, BBQ Lunch, Snow Cones, Candy Floss, Popcorn, Lots of new and classic carnival games, OPP Canine unit dog show at 12pm and more. NEW this year: Electronics Recycling!!! Please bring your ”end of life” electronics and we will send them to be recycled safely and environmentally. (TVs, Monitors, Computers, Laptops, keyboards and accessories, printers/fax machines/copiers, telephones, cell phones, home theatre devices, speakers, vehicle electronics, cameras/camcorders)
June 01st (Saturday) The fourth annual TOUCH A TRUCK event will be held on Saturday June 1st from 10-12pm at the YMCA complex in Parry Sound. There will be vehicles of all shapes and sizes available for the children to explore. While you are there you can also celebrate the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day with a variety of fun activities for the whole family. Join in for a fun filled morning...rain or shine. For more information please call 705-746-8332.
June 01st (Saturday) A golf tournament is being held Saturday, June 01st at Parry Sound Golf Club to raise funds for Princess Margaret Hospital cancer research and patient care. Price for golfers is $140 for non-members, $110 for members and includes golf, cart and steak lunch. Organizers are in need of prizes for golfers and are asking any local businesses if they have any prizes they would like to donate or if you would like to enter golfers, contact James or Jackie at (705) 746-6525 or visit their Facebook event page “Grip it N Rip it Fore a Cure” for extra details. https://www.facebook.com/events/137462509759796/
June 01st-02nd (Saturday-Sunday) Saint James United Church. Anniversary Weekend (Looking Back) – On Saturday, June 1st, at 7:30 p.m. the Elliot Lake Men of Song will entertain us. Come out and listen to their wonderful variety of sacred, secular and barbershop music. A free will offering will be collected. On Sunday, June 2nd, we will hold the ‘official’ anniversary service when we will take time to reflect on our past and what we have learned. There will be special music provided by our choir and a cake to share.
June 02nd (Sunday) The Algonquin Regiment Veterans will hold their annual Ceremonial at 2:30pm on Sunday, June 2nd at the Algonquin Memorial on the fitness trail. Flag raising, floral tributes and D-Day Remembrance.
June 06th (Thursday) Students from Parry Sound High School are travelling to Europe next June to participate in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. In advance of next year's trip, they are holding a Walk-A-Thon on June 6th. The 8 km Walk replicates the distance that Canadian soldiers advanced on the first day of fighting in 1944. The Walk-A-Thon is being held to raise funds to support the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy France and to offset the cost of the trip. Students will be going door to door to collect pledges for this event.
July 06th (Saturday) Joe’s Team triathlon/duathalon will be taking place at the CNIB Centre at Lake Joseph on July 6th . All proceeds from this event go to support construction of the Joe Finley Head and Neck Translational Research Centre, and since 2006 has raised $6.3 million making it the most successful grassroots fundraising initiative in the history of the hospital. Collectively, Joe’s Team has raised $8.3 million of its $10 million goal. Participants are able to compete as an individual, or join a relay team in an extraordinary day where they can swim, bike, and run. For more information, please visit joesteam.ca.
September 21st-22nd (Saturday-Sunday) Saint James United Church. Anniversary Weekend (Looking Forward) – The weekend of September 21st and 22nd will be the highlight of our year. On the Saturday evening, we will host a dinner (6:00 p.m.) and variety night (7:30 p.m.) featuring members of the congregation as well as the surrounding community in music, song and laughter. Jim McCoubrey will cater the meal. Tickets are $25 person. (Time to be determined.)