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BULLETIN: Things to do this weekend

The weekend is finally here! Get out and enjoy box forts, live music, high tea, paddling and much more...

Bulletin Highlights

2019 Ride For ARCH

This year marks the 5th Anniversary Special Ride of the Ride for ARCH happening on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. with the rally to follow at noon and the Korah Street Party afterwards. Registion fee for the ride is $25/rider and $25/passenger. The event this year is going to be bigger than ever to celebrate their anniversary with great prizes, hot food, live music and dancing all night. For more details visit here.

Youth Odena Box Fort

The 3rd annual Box Fort build is a free event and part of the Fringe Festival. Happening at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. you can build to suit your imagination and see your visions come to life! There will also be face painting and more fun activities.

Legion Horseshoe League Tournament

The annual legion horseshoe tournament happens Saturday, Aug. 17. Registration time is 10:30 a.m., start time is 11 a.m. Registration is $15 per player (two-player teams). Come out for a great time food and beverages will be served. You do not have to be a legion member to play. Cash prizes available.

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Other events this weekend

Dryer Fire Fridays

Dryer Fire hosts a DJ Dance party every Friday in August for only $5. DJs start at 9 p.m. 

#UpTheArts Festival

The Arts Council of Algoma's #UpTheArts multi-arts festival returns! Visit the Roberta Bondar Pavilion during Art in the Park N Lot event while enjoying free music from local artists on the Music Stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Oh!No Yard Sale: Episode III - Revenge of the Stuff

Oh!No music festival is hosting a garage sale fundraiser to help fund the festival. With a name like that, you know it will be a good time. The sale is Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 620 Pine St. They'll also have tickets for the festival available for sale.

Fringe North Festival 2019

Ten days of buskers, adult and children's theatre, free kids activities, entertainment, arts and crafts and more! For a full schedule of performers, locations and times visit

Coffee with a Candidate

Join Sonny Spina bi-weekly at The Gelato Mill for a Coffee with a Candidate session. The session follows the Running with Sonny event that will be hosted at the same location at 9 a.m. ending at The Gelato Mill. Sit and engage in conversations about local issues and the upcoming Federal Election over a cup of coffee.

2019 Soo Ultimate Paddle Day

Soo Ultimate Paddle Day is an all-day, family-friendly event that celebrates Sault Ste. Marie as an outdoor recreation and paddling destination. Please contact the Chippewa County Community Foundation at 906-635-1046 if you have questions about this event. Information about the races can be found here.

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Part of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site’s annual Blueberry Festival, this tea party is a family-friendly affair on the site’s lawn, hosted by the Mad Hatter and friends. Play games with the Hatter and be entertained by Grup the Clown – FRINGE festival, and enjoy coffee, tea, blueberry lemonade, and of course Blueberry treats for just $8

Nine and Dine Golf Tournament

Nine and Dine Golf Tournament supporting the Bantam A Soo Jr Greyhounds Girls Hockey team. Saturday 3 p.m. Shot gun start. Four-person scramble. $60 per person includes nine holes, cart, and meal and a chance to win some great prizes! To register your team, contact Shelly at 705-208-1227.

High Tea at the Canal

The Superintendent of the Canal cordially invites you to the social event of the season. Dress in your Sunday best and enjoy a gourmet luncheon created by J. Caroline’s in the stately Superintendent’s Residence. This Victorian-inspired event will also include live music on the lawn, lessons in etiquette and the secret language of fans. For only $36.55 reserve your tickets today! (705) 941-6205

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