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RECREATION GUIDE Fall/Winter | 2019-2020

What’s Inside ֍ Upcoming Events ֍ Community Programs ֍ Parks & Facilities

Ignace Recreation Committee (IRC) The IRC in partnership with the Ignace Recreation Department are pleased to publish this first edition of the Ignace Recreation Guide.

Thank you to everyone who supported this new initiative!

�Together we can do so much� If you are passionate about our community culture, and want to help strengthen and increase recreational opportunities, we would be more than happy to have you join us. Contact the Ignace Recreation Department for more information.

Contents Community Events


Facilities & Rentals


Parks, Beaches & Trails


Town Map




Music & Movement


Arts, Education & Culture


Recreation Guide Contacts Katelyn Hamre, Recreation Programmer 807-938-7749 Jody Waldock, Ignace Recreation Committee


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Community Events Fire Safety Day Oct 8 Fall Harvest Dinner Oct 22 Nursery School Halloween Fun Safety Day Oct 26 Puppet Show Nov 14 IABA Community Christmas Dinner & Dance Nov 23 Nursery School Pictures with Santa, Bake Sale & Vendor’s Market Dec 1 JM Music & CJ Dance Recital Dec 9

For more details or to add an event visit:

Fall Harvest Dinner a community gathering with free food and entertainment

Tuesday October 22, 2019

Ignace Rec. Center Upper Hall@ 5:30 pm 5

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Promote Your Local Business Join the IABA IABA is a group of business owners who work together to promote the interests of all area businesses and to encourage one another to grow and prosper |

RenĂŠ Nadeau Construction Backhoe Snow Removal Gravel Lawn Care


Community Events Christmas Parade & Public Skate Dec. 20 Broomball Tournament Jan 17 - Jan 19 Feb 1 Sliding Party & Fireworks @ Towerhill Ride to White Otter Castle Feb 14 - 16 FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION Ice Fishing Derby, Family Day Skate, Horse Sleigh Rides & More Feb 17

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New E-Newsletter is Coming Soon

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Facilities & Rentals Ignace Recreation Centre Location : 200 Beaver Street Hockey & Figure Skating is quite popular in Ignace. Annual tournaments, summer camps and various programs are held on the rink each year. The full-sized rink is open throughout the winter months and consists of five change rooms with a seating capacity for 800 people. The Recreation Centre is a perfect venue for private skating, birthdays, weddings, tradeshows and special events Ice Surface Rental Fees Regular $81.25/hour Summer $100.00/hour Youth Rate (winter) $60.00/hour Tournaments $790.63/day Upper Hall Rental Fees Regular Rate $40.00/hour Youth & Non-Profit $25/hour Daily Rate $150.00/day Daily Rate for Youth & Non-Profit (no alcohol) $75.00/day Social & Weddings (includes kitchen) $275.00 per event Lower Hall Rental Fees Regular Rate $40.00/hour Youth & Non-Profit $25/hour Daily Rate $300.00/day Daily Rate for Youth & Non-Profit (no alcohol) $200.20/day Social & Weddings (includes kitchen) $442.48 per event ALL PRICES ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO HST



Ignace Fitness Centre Achieve your health and fitness goals by visiting the Fitness Club located at the Ignace Recreation Centre. Open year round, 24 hours a day, the Ignace Fitness Club is easily accessible and houses state-of-the-art equipment to meet all your fitness needs. Get fit and stay fit! Enjoy convenient and flexible fitness programs at affordable prices for you and your family today! Adult Passes Day - $6.00 One Week - $20.00 Two Weeks - $25.00 Monthly - $40.00 Annually - $300.00, Add Spouse for $250.00 Seniors 60+/Students (ages 14-17) Monthly - $30.00 3 Months - $65.00 Annually - $225.00 Teen Drop-in Pass - $3.00 Plus: $10.00 deposit for keycard ONLY one(1) discount per family. If senior, spouse must pay regular fee Memberships can be purchased at: Northwoods Motor Inn and Westwood Motel

Bowling Alley

Located at the Ignace Recreation Centre, the Ignace Bowling Alley is a perfect choice for birthday parties and corporate events. Renting the four-lane facility is easy and affordable. Hourly rate is $40/hour and includes shoe rentals. Page 11

Parks, Beaches & Trails With several parks, beaches, and trails to choose from, Ignace is guaranteed to excite everyone - from the avid adventurist to the entire family. Come explore all the amenities that Ignace has to offer.

Lilypad Trails Located near Agimak Beach these non-paved trails are well maintained and consist of just under three kilometers of trails surrounding the Lilypad Lake. • • • • •

Red Fox Trail (large loop) – 1325 meters Red Fox Trail (small loop) – 220 meters Black Bear Trail – 720 meters Yellow Squirrel Trail – 255 meters Blue Rabbit Trail – 240 meters

The trails not only offer beautiful scenery and calming sounds, they provide an opportunity to experience the true Northern Woods. Whether you are hiking, biking, snowshoeing or birdwatching, trails improve your overall health and are a great place to spend time with family. For trail maps find visit the Ignace Municipal Office.


Towerhill Located on the east side of town on Highway 17, Towerhill is a scenic lookout as well as a great spot to jump on the sleigh and have some fun.

Community Parks There are several parks throughout the community of Ignace including community playgrounds, rest areas, a skate park, soccer fields, tennis courts and baseball fields. Community Playgrounds ֍ ֍ ֍ ֍ ֍

Municipal Grounds EarlyOn Centre École Immaculée-Conception (Ignace French School) Ignace Public School Davies Street and Ignace

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Parks, Beaches & Trails Beaches West Beach This beach has docks that separate the different depths of water and is ideal for children of all ages. An enclosed swimming area provides increased supervision for young swimmers. Agimak Beach This beach is shallow but gets deeper the further out you go. Picnic at the pavilion or have fun on the swing sets.

Raleigh Falls Easily accessible for all ages, this beautiful waterfall is located 20 minutes west of Ignace just off Highway 17. Stop for a snack, washroom break or take some family pics.


Provincial Parks Sandbar Provincial Park A pristine sandy beach lines the perimeter of Sandbar Lake, just 12 kilometers north of Ignace on Hwy 599. Campground sites vary from tent camping to RV parking. Towering White Pine and Red Pine are plentiful throughout the park. Sandbar Lake is also a great launching point for several canoe routes and home to several hiking trails. Canoes and kayaks are available on site for rent. For the fisherman, Sandbar offers walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass. Turtle River White Otter Lake Provincial Park Beginning at the south end of Agimak Lake in Ignace, ON. The rugged landscape of Turtle River - White Otter Lake Provincial Park features some of the oldest rocks on earth. A large moraine and many Indian pictographs are also found within the park. The park is also home to the famous White Otter Castle. It is a popular canoe/portage route from Ignace. The travelled portion from Ignace to the castle is about 40 km in length with 15 portages. Along this route are several clean campsites to take a break from paddling. Detailed maps of the canoe route can be picked up at the Ignace Municipal Office.

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Sports Ignace Skating Club (ISC) Pre-CanSkate This program is designed to introduce younger children between the age of 2 and 4 with basic skating skills in a fun-filled atmosphere. Tuesdays (Oct - Mar)

5:30pm - 6:00pm


CanSkate This dynamic learn-to-skate program focuses on fun, participation and skating skill development, preparing skaters for both hockey and figure skating. Tuesdays (Oct - Mar)

5:30pm - 6:30pm


Pre-StarSkate This is our Learn to Figure Skate Program. Skaters continue to complete their CanSkate badges, while being introduced to basic spins and jumps. Skaters must have passed CanSkate level 4 or be recommended by a coach.

StarSkate This is our figure skating program available for all ages to develop fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of ice dance, skating skills, free skate and interpretive skating. Skaters have the opportunity to take Skate Canada tests through a nationally standardized testing system and compete in competitions. For more information email or visit the Ignace Skating Club Facebook page



Ignace Minor Hockey Association (IMHA) The IMHA is committed to serving each generation of young people in the community of Ignace and strives to maintain a positive learning environment for our youth to develop teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and their hockey skills. IP-1 Ages 4 - 6


Novice Ages 7 & 8


Atom Ages 9 & 10


PeeWee Ages 11 & 12


Bantam Ages 13 & 14


Midget Ages 15 -17


Oldtimers Hockey Sun & Thurs Drop-In Rate $10.00

7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Sports Public Skating Mid October - March Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Pre-paid punch cards available at the Ignace Municipal Office for $10.00 ($2.00/skate)


*New* starting mid Oct 2019 Location: Ignace Recreation Centre Lower Hall Sundays and Thursdays 4:00pm - 9:00pm $5.00/visit Equipment rentals will be available at the Canteen or by contacting the Ignace Recreation Department. Canteen open Sun, Tues & Thur 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Ignace Bowling Club Located on the 2nd floor of Ignace Recreation Centre on Beaver Street, the four lane, 5-pin bowling alley is a great place to come with the family and knock down some pins. Interested in joining a league? Ladies (starts Oct 21) Mondays & Tuesdays

7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mixed (starts Oct 23) Wednesdays

7:00pm - 9:00 pm


Youth (starts Nov 4) Mondays

3:30pm - 5:00pm


Drop-In Bowling rates Members - $2.50 per game Non - Members - $3.00 per game Seniors (55+) - $2.50 per game Youth - $2.00 per game Shoe Rentals - $1.00 each Each year the Bowling Club hosts a Ladies Bowling and Battle of the Sexes Tournament that is open for anyone. It’s a great opportunity to get out, meet new people and have a good time. Visit their Facebook Page or visit for seasonal drop-in times. To contact the Club call 934-0360

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Music & Movement CJ Dance Dance Classes for Ages 3 - Seniors Location: Emmanuel Church Lower Hall Primary Ballet Wed

4:00pm - 4:30pm


Primary Mixer (Tap/Jazz) Wed

4:30pm - 5:15pm


5:30pm - 6:30pm


Junior Ballet Wed

Junior Hip-Hop Wed

6:30pm - 7:30pm


4:00pm - 4:45pm


Junior Tap Thurs

Junior Dancemix (Jazz/HipHop) Thurs

4:45pm - 5:45pm



CJ Dance Mom & Me Starts Nov 7th for ages 2-4 with adult Thurs

6:00pm - 6:30pm


Adult Dance Party Wed

8:30pm - 9:15pm


6:30pm - 7:30pm


Adult Tap Thurs

JM Music Piano & Signing Lessons Private Lessons & Vocal Ensemble available For ages 6 and up Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 week term


Yoga with Cindy Winser To sign-up for your first class call 936-0076 Location: 99 Balsam Ave 5 Visit Punch Card 10 Visit Punch Card Drop-Ins welcome Regular Yoga Mondays & Wednesdays Tuesdays and Thursdays

$45.00 $75.00 $10.00/visit 6:00pm 9:30am

Chair and Gentle Yoga 23 Wednesdays 10:00am Page 23

Music & Movement

We are here for you. Primary & Urgent Care, Health Promotion & Illness Prevention We provide booked and same day appointments Hours of Operation Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri: 08:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday: 08:00am – 7:00pm Open 2 Saturday per month: 9:00am – 1:00pm Located at 1100 Main St., Corner of Hwy 599 & 17 For further information or to book an appointment call: (807) 934-2251

Progamming Throughout the year, a variety of activities and events such as the fall harvest dinner are offered by the health centre to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Silver Sneakers Moderate Exercise Program Location: Ignace Silver Tops Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00am - 11:00am



Community Club A social environment for older adults to meet others and join in on various activities and discussions. Location: Mary Berglund Community Health Centre Tuesdays

1:00pm - 3:00 pm


Teen Strong Open gym for grades 7-12 starting Oct 22 Location: Ignace High School Mondays & Tuesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm


Teens in Motion A drop-In youth group offering various Sports & Activities for teens grades 7 - 12 Location: Ignace Recreation Centre Lower Hall Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Community Bingo Challenge A quarterly activity brought to you by the Ignace Healthy Community Working Group and local businesses. The challenge was created to promote healthy lifestyles and improve wellness. Show your community spirit, get involved & have fun! Forms can be picked up at the Northwestern Health Unit in Ignace

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Arts, Education & Culture Museum and Travel Information Centre The Dennis Smyk Heritage Centre The museum is an extensive exhibition that displays the history of Ignace. It is named after our local legend and iconic figure Dennis Smyk and is located beside the Ignace Public Library. There are nine themes illustrating the life/history of Ignace from its earliest to present days. These themes are represented by artifacts, photographs, dioramas, models, maps, and written descriptions Regional Travel Information Centre The Regional Travel Information Centre is located directly on Highway 17 within the Municipal Building. Boasting a beautiful picnic and playground area with a nature trail leading through the woodlands, the facility also offers local and regional tourist information, along with exhibits of unique historical and wilderness themes in the Ignace area


Ignace Public Library The library offers an extensive collection of books, magazines and DVD’s and a wide variety of services such as free computer stations, wifi access, and e-books. A family favourite, is the children’s play area full of fun educational activities for all age groups. Leap pads, lego, puzzles and craft supplies are just a few of the items that are available to enjoy. Hours of Operation Wednesday 3:00pm - 8:00pm Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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PO Box 870 312 Pine Street Ignace, ON P0T 1T0 (807) 934 - 6696 (807) 934 - 3124 Winter Hours Mon. & Wed. 6 - 8:30pm Tues & Thurs 1-5 Friday 9am - 3pm Saturday 10am - 3pm

Hours of Operation Mid September to Mid June Monday & Wednesday 1 - 3:30 Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11:30am

Drop-In and enjoy playtime with your children inside or Check out our sliding hill this winter, which is perfect for the little ones Pick-up a monthly calendar or follow us on Facebook for more information on programming and special events such as childcare, playgroups, sliding parties, pancake days, Halloween Fun Day, pictures with Santa, and more

Pictures with Santa Penny Auction, Canteen, Bake Sale, Art Table & Children’s Activities

Safe Halloween Fun Day Saturday October 26, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00 pm @ Upper Hall Rec Centre Children’s Activities, Bake Sale, Handouts, Loot Bags

Sunday Dec 1, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm @ Upper Hall Rec Centre All Ages Welcome FREE ($1.00 for door prize) Donations excepted for Ignace Food Bank

Come in Costume, All Ages Welcome FREE


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Ignace Recreation Guide - Fall/Winter | 2019-2020  

A bi-annual information booklet brought to you by the Ignace Recreation Committee to promote community events and recreational programmin in...

Ignace Recreation Guide - Fall/Winter | 2019-2020  

A bi-annual information booklet brought to you by the Ignace Recreation Committee to promote community events and recreational programmin in...