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RECREATION GUIDE Spring & Summer 2020

What’s Inside ֍ Upcoming Events ֍ Parks & Facilities ֍ Community Programs ignace.ca/recreation


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Come and Explore Ignace Table of Contents Community Events

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Facilities & Rentals

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Parks, Beaches & Trails

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Community Map

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Sports, Music & Dance

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Arts, Education & Culture

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WHITE OTTER DAYS June 27 - July 4

July 1st Fireworks Agimak Beach 3 Explore Ignace

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Community Events March 18 Movie Night NWMO Learn More Centre 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 21

Roller-Skating Party Rec. Centre Lower Hall 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Almost Spring Market Northwoods 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fun in the Sun Women’s Bowling Tournament Ignace Bowling Club

April 4 Spring Fever Fun Day Rec. Centre Upper Hall 1:00 - 3:00 pm 5

Bingo Legion 1:00 pm

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Community Registration Night Rec. Centre 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Easter Bingo Legion 1:00 pm

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Happy Earth Day Community Clean-up Kick-off

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Battle of the Sexes Ignace Bowling Club

Saturdays - Parents, Playtime and Pancakes @ EarlyOn Centre (free for families, runs Jan-May 9th) Ignace.ca/recreation

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Community Events May 2

Open Mic @ Silver Tops

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Music & Dance Variety Show Public School Gym 1 6:30 pm

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Mother’s Day Spring Market Rec. Centre Lower Hall 10:00 am

June 4 Bike Rodeo Ignace Rec. Centre 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 12

Robotics Lego @ NWMO Learn More Centre

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Municipal Grounds 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Power-lifting Competition Rec. Centre Lower Hall 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

26 - 29 Ignace Reunion Street Party, School Tour, Comedy Night and more

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Community Events July 1

Canada Day Celebrations Parade, Activities at Municipal Grounds, Fireworks

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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Rec. Centre Upper Hall 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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CJ Dance & JM Music Performances

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Tamarack Golf Tournament Ignace Golf Course

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Slo-Pitch Tournament

August 15

Kids Fest Municipal Grounds 11:00 am—2:00 pm For More Information on Community Events www.ignace.ca/events | welcome2ignace.com Follow @IgnaceRecreation on Facebook

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VBS Day Camp New Life Church 630 Pine St | 934-2791 Join us for Bible stories, songs, games, skits, crafts and tasty food Ages 4-11

July 27 - 31

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

FREE

For more info check out their Facebook Page @ New Life Church - Ignace

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Facilities & Rentals Ignace Recreation Centre 200 Beaver Street | 938-7749 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 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.ca/recreation

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Ignace Fitness Centre 200 Beaver Street, Rec. Centre | 934-0369 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

Senior 60+/Students (17-25)

Daily - $6 Weekly - $20 Bi-Weekly - $25 Monthly - $35 Annually - $275

Monthly - $25 Quarterly - $55 Annually - $200 Ignace Student Day Pass - $2.00 Key Card $10.00

Passes available at Northwoods Motor Inn and Westwood Motel

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Ignace Skate Park Located outside the Ignace Recreation Centre | 934-2212

Ignace Golf & Country Club Hwy 599 | 934-6871 Follow on Facebook @ Ignace Golf & Country Club Each year the Golf Club hosts a variety of tournaments such as the Mens Open, Ladies Best Ball, Steak Night and Glow Golf Open Monday-Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (weather/tournament dependent) Ladies Night - Tuesdays Mens Night - Wednesdays

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Facilities & Rentals Ignace Bowling Club 200 Beaver St, 2nd Floor of Rec. Centre | 934-0360 The four lane, 5-pin bowling alley is a great place to come with the family and knock down some pins. 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 League Bowling runs Oct - March

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. Renting the facility is easy and affordable. Hourly rate is $40/hour and includes shoe rentals. It’s a perfect choice for birthday parties and corporate events. Find the Bowling Club on Facebook or visit ignace.ca/events for seasonal drop-in times.

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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 or birdwatching, trails improve your overall health and are a great place to spend time with Ignace.ca/recreation family.

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EarlyOn Centre Playground

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 34 Main, HWY 17 ֍ EarlyOn Centre (Open 24/7) 312 Pine Street ֍ École Immaculée-Conception 119 Lilypad Road ֍ Ignace Public School 194 Davey Lake Road ֍ Davies Street

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Parks, Beaches & Trails Beaches West Beach | West Beach Drive 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 | West Street 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. Ignace.ca/recreation

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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 (largest of ten lakes in the park) 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.

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Sports, Music & Dance Minor Baseball League Thursdays (May - June) Ages 4-6

5:00pm - 5:30pm

$15

Ages 7-10

5:30pm - 6:30pm

$30

Contact Chelsey McNally | 306-485-1205

Ignace Soccer Club Mondays (May - June) JK - Gr 6

$30

Contact Twyla Berube | 934-0759

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Sports, Music & Dance Ignace Skating Club Pre-Canskate, Canskate and Starskate Programs will run September 2020 - March 2021. Registration will take place in August. For more information email ignaceskatingclub@gmail.com or visit @Ignaceskatingclub on Facebook Ignace Minor Hockey 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. The season runs Sept - March.

Old Timers Sun & Thurs (Sept-Mar)

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Drop-In Rate $10.00 Public Skating Thursdays & Sundays (Sept-Mar) 3:30pm - 5:30pm $5.00/skate

Pre-paid punch cards available at the Ignace Municipal Office for $10.00 ($2.00/skate) Rec Hockey Sundays (Sept-Mar) Ages 12 and Under Ages 13+

1:00pm - 2:00pm 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Sports, Music & Dance CJ Dance & JM Music Semester 2 Recital Monday May 4th 6:30 pm Ignace Public School Gym 1 Semester 3 Classes run Wednesdays & Thursdays for 7 weeks May 13/14 – June 24/25 ***performances on Canada Day***

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Yoga with Cindy Winser

(October - May) Location: 99 Balsam Ave | 936-0076 5 Visit Punch Card $45.00 10 Visit Punch Card $75.00 Drop-Ins welcome $10.00/visit Regular Yoga Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am Chair and Gentle Yoga Mondays 10:00am Wednesdays 10:30am Teens in Motion The Mary Berglund Community Health Centre and NWHU coordinate a variety of activities and events each year to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Teens in Motion is 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

Free

Pickleball Location: Ignace Recreation Centre Lower Hall Sundays and Thursdays 4:00pm - 9:00pm $5.00/visit (Sept - Mar)

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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.

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Ignace Public Library Municipal Building | 934 - 2280 The library offers an extensive collection of books, magazines and DVD’s and a wide variety of services such as free computer stations, wifi acess, 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

Nursery School Spring Hours Monday & Wednesday 1 - 3:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 11:30 am

Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Early On Centre Spring Hours Mon. & Wed. 6 pm - 8:30 pm Tues & Thurs 1 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 9 am - 3:00 pm Saturday 10 am - 3:00 pm

Drop-In and play with your children inside or visit our play area this summer! Pick-up a monthly calendar or follow on Facebook for information on summer hours, programming, and special events such as day camps, stroll & roll, first riders, scavenger trail day, music & movement, jigga jump, & story time Summer Programs Water Park Days - Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Water Babes - Wednesdays 10:30 am -12:00 pm Tot Time - Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Ignace Recreation Committee (IRC)

”Together we can do so much”

Join us the First Thursday of each month Ignace.ca/recreation 7:45 pm in the Municipal Multi-Purpose Room

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Katelyn Hamre, Recreation Programmer

807-938-7749 | khamre@ignace.ca

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Spring/Summer 2020 Ignace Recreation Guide  

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

Spring/Summer 2020 Ignace Recreation Guide  

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

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