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Upcoming Events

Date: May 25, 2016 10:00 am

North Bay Farmers Market

Wednesday Farmers Market

Cobblestone Area At The Discovery North Bay Museum

Ferguson Street at Oak Street

Every Wednesday – Rain or Shine!

Open 10:00am to 2:00pm

May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving

http://www.northbayfarmersmarket.com/

Date: May 26, 2016 4:30 pm

Business After Hours

Join us for Business After Hours – members and their employees welcome!
Hosted by the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB) from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, 200 McIntyre Street East, North Bay, ON. Don’t forget your business cards to hand out at this networki…

Join us for Business After Hours – members and their employees welcome!
Hosted by the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB) from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, 200 McIntyre Street East, North Bay, ON. Don’t forget your business cards to hand out at this networking social.

Date: May 27, 2016 12:00 pm

HRPA North Bay AGM & Human Resources Law Discussion

Friday, May 27, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: HRPA Members $20 + HST
Non Members $30 + HST
Lunch is included.

Guest speaker George Vuicic from Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.  The topics include the North Bay Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and di…

Friday, May 27, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cost: HRPA Members $20 + HST
Non Members $30 + HST
Lunch is included.

Guest speaker George Vuicic from Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.  The topics include the North Bay Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and discussion on current issues in Human Resources Law.

Online registration only (no “at the door” registrations accepted)

Register by clicking here (you may have to sign up as a new contact).

Date: May 27, 2016 5:00 pm

Lobster Fest 2016 presented by the Rotary Club of Nipissing

North Bay’s Largest all you can eat buffet event.  Celebrate the start of summer and enjoy live music, cold drinks and a delicious buffet in support of local Rotary youth projects.  Presented by the Rotary Club of Nipissing

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5 pm at the Education Centre (Nipi…

North Bay’s Largest all you can eat buffet event.  Celebrate the start of summer and enjoy live music, cold drinks and a delicious buffet in support of local Rotary youth projects.  Presented by the Rotary Club of Nipissing

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5 pm at the Education Centre (Nipissing University/Canadore College)

$75 per person for groups of 6 or more

$80 per person for individual tickets

For tickets contact Maria at 705-499-1492 or nipissinglobsterfest@gmail.com

Date: May 28, 2016 8:30 am

North Bay Farmers Market

Saturday Farmers Market

 Wyld & Oak Street, behind the North Bay Bus Terminal

In Parking Lot #10

entrance off Wyld Street

Saturday Farmers Market

 Wyld & Oak Street, behind the North Bay Bus Terminal

In Parking Lot #10

entrance off Wyld Street

Every Saturday – Rain or Shine!

Open 8:30am to 1:00pm

May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving

http://www.northbayfarmersmarket.com/

 

The Dionne Quints Museum

What’s Happening

The Museum is now closed.

Unfortunately, with the move of the Chamber office, the Museum is no longer open to the public.  A committee is well underway to determine the best location and/or future for the museum and artifacts.  A decision should be made in the new year 2016.  If you require further information contact the Chamber at 705-472-8480 or toll free at 1-888-249-8998.

Images from the Dionne Quints Museum Collection are used with the expressed permission of Annette and Cecile Dionne. Not for unauthorized reproduction or use.

About the Museum

The Dionne Quintuplets Story

The Quints attracted 3 million visitors to North Bay and area during the peak of the depression. A whole new Quint industry sprang up and provided employment for thousands. The Quints helped millions of people feel happy during the depression and forget the hunger and unemployment for a moment.

Over eighty years ago, the world was amazed by the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets on May 28, 1934, in nearby Corbeil. This amazement quickly turned to love for the five identical tiny girls, born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. The Quint’s combined weight at birth was only 13lbs. 6ozs. and they had to be kept in incubators for the first month of their lives. Their lungs were so small that diluted doses of rum were required daily to help the Quints breathe properly. It was a one in 57 million chance of giving birth to identical quintuplets and even less chance of them surviving, but the Dionne Quints did.

The Museum

The Dionne Quints Museum is a not for profit institution, that was operated by the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce for almost 30 year, with the co-operation of Annette and Cecile Dionne. Housed in the original Dionne homestead, the museum contained many artifacts from the Quints’ early days and their growing years.

 

In 1985, the City of North Bay, with the support of the Dionne Patron Foundation, purchased the original Dionne Farm House. The building and contents were moved into North Bay, and the Chamber of Commerce was contracted to oversee the operation of the Dionne Quints Museum. Since opening in 1986, the Museum has worked to preserve this important part of history with co-operation from the Dionne sisters, Annette and Cecile.

This is all done without the benefit of government support.

One of the largest responsibilities the Museum faces is the care and preservation of the artifacts entrusted to our care.

Thank you to all Museum Members who have supported us in the past!

 

 

 

 

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