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Upcoming Events

Date: September 28, 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: September 29, 2016

North Bay Film Festival

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North Bay Film Festival – September 29 to October 2, 2016.  For schedule, times, tickets, locations and more information, please go to: http://www.northbayfilmfestival.ca/

Date: September 30, 2016 6:00 pm

THE SHOW

The 2nd Annual event, THE SHOW will be happening on Friday, September 30th 2016 at The Grande Event Centre (corner of Main and Wyld). This will include a fashion show featuring the businesses of Downtown North Bay as well as an outstanding selection of pop up shops. There will be a social at 6:00…

The 2nd Annual event, THE SHOW will be happening on Friday, September 30th 2016 at The Grande Event Centre (corner of Main and Wyld). This will include a fashion show featuring the businesses of Downtown North Bay as well as an outstanding selection of pop up shops. There will be a social at 6:00 p.m. at which refreshments and snacks will be served. There will be a cash bar available. The fashion show will start at 7:00 p.m. an pop up shops will remain open until 9:00 p.m.

Great Fashion, Accessories, Footwear, Eye Wear, Hair Design, and much more! You won’t want to miss it!

Tickets will be available early September.

For more information visit: www.downtownnorthbay.ca

Date: September 30, 2016 6:00 pm

Annual Blue Jean Ball

In support of the North Bay Food Bank.

Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Davedi Club

Tickets available at U-Need-A-Cab and the Food Bank for $50 per person

Gourmet Burgers and Poutine is on the menu.  Entertainment by Gravitis.  A chance to win two tickets to the “sol…

In support of the North Bay Food Bank.

Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Davedi Club

Tickets available at U-Need-A-Cab and the Food Bank for $50 per person

Gourmet Burgers and Poutine is on the menu.  Entertainment by Gravitis.  A chance to win two tickets to the “sold out” Adele concert.  And more….

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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