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Upcoming Events

Date: June 30, 2016

NORCECA International Beach Volleyball Tournament

  • NORCECA International Beach Volleyball Tournament, Canada Day Long weekend, June 30 – July 3, tickets go on sale in March at www.vsecanada.com
  • Fireworks Sand Bash, Canada Day July 1, live band to be announced
Date: July 1, 2016

North Bay Canada Day Celebrations

For more information – please visit: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/living/events/canada-day/

There is a wide range of activities planned for North Bay, with the Canada Day Road Race kicking off events. Registration …

For more information – please visit: http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/living/events/canada-day/

There is a wide range of activities planned for North Bay, with the Canada Day Road Race kicking off events. Registration is from 7:45-8:45 a.m., while runners take to the road at 9 a.m. for five- and 10-kilometre races beginning at the ACT Shelter.

Discovery North Bay Museum opens its doors to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the exhibit Egypt: Gift of the Nile. Admission is free.

And if you’ve ever wanted to penetrate the intricacies of cricket, there will be a chance from 10-11 a.m. at the Amelia Soccer Field. Games will be held from 1-6 p.m.

A citizenship ceremony will be held at the Kiwanis Bandshell from 11-11:45 a.m., with local dignitaries having their say and cutting the Canada Day cake at noon at the ACT Shelter.

Activities through the afternoon include a sailboat regatta at the waterfront from noon-1 p.m., the Canada Day Kid Zone at the Rotary Shelter from noon-4 p.m. and a multicultural showcase at the Kiwanis Bandshell from 1-5 p.m.

Entertainers will perform at the Kiwanis Bandshell from 7-10 p.m., including Heart of Gold, a tribute to Neil Young, starting at 9:10 p.m.

The Moose FM Rocks the Boat Fireworks Cruise aboard the Chief Commanda II sets sail at 8:30 p.m., with the fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

Date: July 1, 2016

West Nipissing Canada Day Celebrations

July 1 will be the big day for the rest of the area communities.

In West Nipissing, events begin at 11 a.m. with the raising of the flag at 11:30 and activities throughout the day, including the amateur kids lumberjack competition, crafts, face painting, games, a colouring contest, live en…

July 1 will be the big day for the rest of the area communities.

In West Nipissing, events begin at 11 a.m. with the raising of the flag at 11:30 and activities throughout the day, including the amateur kids lumberjack competition, crafts, face painting, games, a colouring contest, live entertainment and duck races.

The day winds up with a fireworks display at the municipal beach, weather permitting.

Date: July 1, 2016

Powassan Canada Day Celebrations

Things get underway in Powassan at noon, with Lion’s Park hosting inflatables, face painting, live music, a barbecue lunch and cake cutting at 4 p.m.

There will be free swimming in the Lion’s Pool from 1-4 p.m.

Local musicians will provide live entertainment from 7-9 p.m., with …

Things get underway in Powassan at noon, with Lion’s Park hosting inflatables, face painting, live music, a barbecue lunch and cake cutting at 4 p.m.

There will be free swimming in the Lion’s Pool from 1-4 p.m.

Local musicians will provide live entertainment from 7-9 p.m., with the fireworks display at dusk.

Date: July 1, 2016

Restoule Canada Day Celebrations

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 639 in Restoule will have a Canada Day family party and wing night from 2-10 p.m.

Activities include live music with a jam session from 2-6 p.m. and a DJ from 6-10 p.m., a bouncy castle, euchre tournament and hor…

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 639 in Restoule will have a Canada Day family party and wing night from 2-10 p.m.

Activities include live music with a jam session from 2-6 p.m. and a DJ from 6-10 p.m., a bouncy castle, euchre tournament and horseshoes.

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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