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Upcoming Events

Date: April 5, 2017 1:00 am

Seniors Helping Seniors

Near North Palliative Care Network will be hosting their next Senior Helping Senior session on April 5th. For more information please click here.

Date: April 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Ask the Inspector

The Fire Prevention Division of North Bay Fire & Emergency Services are please to prove you with a an opportunity to speak to multiple inspectors from different agencies. Find out about changes to legislation and responsiblities. For more information click here.

Date: April 12, 2017 6:30 pm

Splash'N Boots

Come see Splash’ N Boots Live!

Appearing daily in over 8.3 million homes coast to coast on their hit TV show. “The Big Yellow Boot” Treehouse TV’s Splash’N Boots have brought their high-energy , live musical show to venues across Canada and around the world wi…

Come see Splash’ N Boots Live!

Appearing daily in over 8.3 million homes coast to coast on their hit TV show. “The Big Yellow Boot” Treehouse TV’s Splash’N Boots have brought their high-energy , live musical show to venues across Canada and around the world with their infectious — and often hilarious!– music, these three time JUNO Nominees are proudly paving their way as Canada’s premiere children’s entertainers. Their unforgettable live performances will have yellow and blue enthusiasts of all ages up on their feet singing, dancing and most importantly, laughing!

Come see them live April 12th at North Bay Capitol Center at 6:30pm! Get your tickets at the Capitol Center Box Office — 35$ General Admission.

Splash’N Boots will also be offering a limited number of Meet and Greet upgrades, which will be sold directly from our Merchandise table before each show. Meet and Greet tickets will be $15 per person (children 2 yrs and under are free!).

Proceeds will benefit Splash’N Boots 4 Kids, a Splash’N Boots organization dedicated to creating sustainable, long term musical programming, as well as hands on opportunities for kids to build confidence, get creative and have fun. Together we want to create moments of love, happiness, inclusion and connection for Canadian children and families.

Date: April 22, 2017

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

An annual event that shines light on the traditional manufacture of maple syrup from start to finish has grown to include maple syr…

An annual event that shines light on the traditional manufacture of maple syrup from start to finish has grown to include maple syrup bush tours, product sales, pancake breakfasts, competitions featuring pancake-flipping, lumberjack skills, and Scottish heavy games, demonstrations of sheep sheering, forging, and as well as live musical entertainment and dancing. A kids zone allows children to explore science through hands-on exhibits, while the traditional pony rides, petting zoo, and taffy pulls are always a big draw for the children. Artisans and businesses exhibit their products and services on the streets and inside some buildings situated on the main streets of Powassan.

This family event is free to attend and attracts thousands to Powassan for its one-day festival during the maple syrup-producing season and always occurs on the fourth Saturday of April – this year Saturday April 22nd.

For more information visit: http://www.powassansyrupfestival.ca

Date: April 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Mini Trade Show Business After Hours

The Chamber of Commerce is taking over the Business After Hours to showcase our chamber members and what services and products they have to offer.  For only $125 +HST, you could have your business showcased to hundreds of potential clients!  It’s not too late to register for the Mini Trade S…

The Chamber of Commerce is taking over the Business After Hours to showcase our chamber members and what services and products they have to offer.  For only $125 +HST, you could have your business showcased to hundreds of potential clients!  It’s not too late to register for the Mini Trade Show / Business After Hours at Yes Employment sponsored by Employment Ontario

To register for a booth, please download the registration form and fax to the Chamber at 705.472.8027 or email it to sue@nbdcc.ca

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Trade Show: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Yes Employment,  149 Main Street East

For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 705.472.8480.

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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