Begins at 9:30am at the Forest Inn beach volleyball court (11 May Street). Registration and additional information is available by email; please contact Anthony at anthony.roberts@live.ca$20/player.

CANCELLED

Coed 4s Beach Volleyball

2021 Events Listing

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Friday July 30th, 2021

Northwest Farmers’ Market

Kick off the festival by shopping local at the Travel Information Centre parking lot (11 First Avenue South) from 10am-2pm (10-11am is a special hour for seniors, persons with disabilities, and immunocompromised individuals only).

 

Remember to follow all posted guidelines and directions given by staff. Please enter by the playground at the south entrance of the parking lot.

Drive-Through Opening Ceremonies

Drive through for a free cupcake, juice, events booklet, and to meet Blueberry Bert from 12-2pm in the lot between Pelican Lake Sandwich Co. and Mascotto's Marine (25 Wellington Street).

 

Please enter only from the right-turning lane and stay in your cars during this event. After, visit the Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival Facebook page to watch our 2021 Opening Ceremonies video!

Shrine Club BBQ  @Opening Ceremonies

The Sioux Lookout Shrine Club is hosting a drive-through BBQ from 12-2pm in the lot between Pelican Lake Sandwich Co. and Mascotto's Marine (25 Wellington Street).

Click this link to nominate a worthy recipient!

Jack McKenzie Volunteerism Award

Watch the opening ceremonies video posted on the Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival Facebook page at 12pm to watch the award presentation.

Saturday July 31st, 2021

Ladies’ Blueberry Open Golf Tournament

Starts at 8am at the Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club (87 Third Avenue). $80 entry fee. Registration includes BBQ and a free practice round on July 30. Prizes and optional hole contests available. Open to non-members. Must be 18+.

 

Contact Sheila at 737-1800 or manager@slgcc.com or visit slgcc.com/blueberry for more information.

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for sponsoring this event!

Blueberry Bert is inviting all kids to join him at his 39th drive-through birthday party! Drop by between 11am-1pm in the lot between Pelican Lake Sandwich Co. and Mascotto's Marine (25 Wellington Street) to pick up a loot bag and say "Happy Birthday" to Bert! Please enter only from the right-turning lane and stay in your cars during this event.

 

Thank you

Bert’s Drive-Through Birthday Party

Shrine Club BBQ  @Bert's Birthday

The Sioux Lookout Shrine Club is hosting a drive-through BBQ from 11am-1pm in the lot between Pelican Lake Sandwich Co. and Mascotto's Marine (25 Wellington Street).

Outdoor Laser Tag

Nomad Mobile Laser Tag will be set up on the QEDHS soccer field (15 Fair Street) from 12-5pm. You and your squad will be able to play three 7-minute games for $15/person.

Please pre-register by emailing nomadlasertag@gmail.com

Sunday August 1st, 2021

Mixed Blueberry Open Golf Tournament

4-person best ball tournament starts at 8am at the Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club (87 Third Avenue). $80/team. Prizes and optional hole contests available. Open to non-members. Must be 18+.

 

Contact Sheila at 737-1800 or manager@slgcc.com or visit slgcc.com/blueberry for more information.

Slate Falls Air Floatplane Rides

Experience the thrill of a floatplane ride at this hugely-popular annual event! 9am-3pm at the Slate Falls Air hangar (29 Wellington Street). $20/passenger for an 8-minute excursion above Sioux Lookout and memories to last a lifetime!

 

No reservations required. BBQ food available for purchase. For more information, call 737-3640

Catch the Unicorn

The Cedar Bay unicorn has escaped again and is running loose! At 11am, look at the hints on where to find her on the Friends of Cedar Bay Facebook page and to try to catch the Unicorn.

 

When you see her, take a picture from a safe distance and send it to friends@cedarbay.org or to the Friends of Cedar Bay Facebook page with your name and phone number to enter a prize draw.

Fresh Market Foods Family Carnival

3-6pm at the Fresh Market Foods Garden Centre. Carnival games, face painting, and more! Fun for the whole family.

Take-Out Fish Fry

Pick up a fish and french fry dinner from 4-7pm at the Travel Information Centre tent (11 First Avenue South) for $15! Help support our local skaters.

 

Email siouxlookoutfsc@gmail.com or text 738-4181 to place your order. Payment by e-transfer. Delivery available for seniors and those who cannot make it out

Monday August 2nd, 2021

Rotary Club Drive-Through Pancake Breakfast

8-11am in the Masonic Hall parking lot (corner of Fair Street and Second Avenue North)! The Rotary Club will be serving up delicious pancakes and sausages in takeout containers for $5/plate (cash, debit, and credit accepted).

 

Please turn from First Avenue onto Fair Street and proceed towards the drive-through. For further information, contact Tara at (647) 971-3362

Junior Blueberry Open Golf Tournament

This one day tournament for anyone under the age of 17 starts at 9am at the Sioux Lookout Golf & Curling Club (87 Third Avenue)! $40 entry. Open to non-members and there are prizes to be won!

 

Contact Sheila at 737-1800 or manager@slgcc.com or visit slgcc.com/blueberry for more information

Swim buoys will placed at Second Sandy Beach from 9am-6pm. Participants can complete the course and time themselves whenever they would like. No mass starts.

 

Participants may enter the Tri-Sport Challenge for one, two, or all three events as individuals or in teams of 2-3. Call 737-3227 for any questions.

Try-a-Tri Route:

Swim one loop around the buoys

Full Triathlon Route:

Swim two loops around the buoys

Blueberry Tri-Sport Challenge: Swim

Chalk the Walk

Join us in chalking the walkways of the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South)! Fun for all ages! Drop-in any time between 9am and 1pm

 

Chalk and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Kayleigh at 737-1937

T-Shirt Reconstruction

Come personalize your very own t-shirt! Takes place from 1-3pm at the Travel Information Centre tent (11 First Avenue South).

 

All materials will be provided.

Run by the Sioux Lookout GSA Club.

Begins at 1pm at the Forest Inn beach volleyball court (11 May Street).

 

Registration and additional information is available by email; please contact Anthony at anthony.roberts@live.ca. $20/player.

CANCELLED

Coed 3s Beach Volleyball

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021

Everything Blueberry Pop-Up Shop

Visit Charron at the Travel Information Centre parking lot (11 First Avenue South) from 10am-2pm to browse a variety of Blueberry Festival-themed crafts and official Blueberry Festival merchandise!

Free Fish Fry & Chips

Head on over to 37 Front Street from 12-2pm or until supplies last for a free fish & chips meal!

 

Courtesy of Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corp

Give Your Brain a Workout! Join the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts from 1:30-2:30pm to take part in fun, interactive, virtual activities designed to make your brain stronger.

Meeting ID: 914 0251 6394
Passcode: 865095
1-855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 914 0251 6394

Activity Hour for Seniors – Neurobic Brain Exercises

For more information, contact Shyler at (807) 468-1516 or Heidi at heidi@alzheimerkrr.com

Learn how to Keep Your Brain Healthy! From 6-7pm, join the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts for a virtual presentation and discussion.

Meeting ID: 930 5092 0420
Passcode: 268126
1-855-703-8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 930 5092 0420

Brain Health – How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

For more information, contact Shyler at (807) 468-1516 or Heidi at heidi@alzheimerkrr.com

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4th Annual Epic Car Scavenger Hunt

Registered participants will drive around town in teams of two attempting to complete as many scavenger hunt challenges as they can within the time limit.

 

Register at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Ave S) before July 30 to participate

Cost is $20/team and both team members must be 18+

Contact Kayleigh at 737-1937 for more information

Sponsored by Home Hardware Building Centre. Limited to 20 teams

Wednesday August 4th, 2021

The bike route starts and finishes at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) and will be marked with signage from 9am-6pm. Participants can complete the course and time themselves whenever they would like. No mass starts.

 

Participants may enter the Tri-Sport Challenge for one, two, or all three events as individuals or in teams of 2-3. Call 737-3227 for any questions.

Try-a-Tri Route:

Full Triathlon Route:

Start at the Travel Information Centre south exit from the parking lot.

 
Cycle south to Moosehorn Rd, turn right into Moosehorn, and turn around immediately for the return back to the TIC to complete the course where you started.

The short bike course is a total of 12.4 km

Start at the Travel Information Centre south exit from the parking lot.

 

Cycle south past Moosehorn Rd and turn right down Hwy 664 towards Hudson. Cycle approximately 5km and turn right from Hwy 664 onto the Pelican Falls Road. Turn around immediately and return to the TIC to complete the course where you started.

The long bike course is a total of 23.3 km. 

Blueberry Tri-Sport Challenge: Bike

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DIY Art in the Park: Rock Painting

Come paint a rock under the tent at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) between 12-4pm. Participation fee of $2. All ages welcome!

All materials are provided

**No registration required

Speed Knitting/Crochet Contest

Bring your knitting needles (5mm/US 8) or crochet hooks (5mm/H-8) to Drayton Cash & Carry (168 Drayton Road) for a fun contest from 1-3pm! A challenge for all levels!

 

This event is sponsored by Drayton Cash and Carry. Contact Dorothy at 738-0970 for more information.

Blueberry 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Blueberry 3 on 3 is back! The tournament will be played outdoors at Sioux Mountain Public School from 6-9pm.

 

Please email jpoling43@gmail.com to register ($10/player, you can sign up with just 3 or with subs if you'd like)

Thursday August 5th, 2021

Firefly Family Fun Event

10am-12pm on the Sioux Mountain Public School soccer field (89 First Avenue North). Featuring a variety of craft stations including homemade sidewalk chalk, fun painting activities, and more!

Outdoor Home, Craft, & Trade Show

After a year off, this long-standing event is back at a smaller scale! Visit the exhibitors who will be set up outside the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) from 10am-5pm.

 

See Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for event updates. For more information, call 737-1937.

Presented by the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce

Legion Ladies Auxiliary Blueberry Cheesecake Take-Out

Walk up or drive up to the front door of the Legion (86 Front Street) from 11am-1pm. $5/slice cash only. No pre-orders. First come first served until they run out!

The Auxiliary will also be selling 4 handmade poppy cards for $20.

Rubber Ducky Race

Streamed via Facebook Live at 12pm. Pick a duck to race for $10 at Drayton Cash & Carry (168 Drayton Road) or by calling 738-0970

Details to follow for in-person participation based on COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the race! Help support our local skaters from the Sioux Lookout Skating Club

From 1:30–2:30 pm, join the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts to virtually visit gardens in the community!

 

Your garden could be selected for a virtual tour. Share pictures of your garden throughout the summer by email.

Meeting ID: 958 0298 2729
Passcode: 827382
1-855 703 8985 Toll-free

Activity Hour for Seniors – Garden Grow Off!

For more information, contact Shyler at (807) 468-1516 or Heidi at heidi@alzheimerkrr.com

Begins at 5:30pm at the Forest Inn beach volleyball court (11 May Street)

 

Registration and additional information is available by email; please contact Anthony at anthony.roberts@live.ca

$20/player

CANCELLED

Blueberry King of the Court Beach Volleyball

Join the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts from 6-7pm for a virtual presentation and discussion

Meeting ID: 919 5861 9878
Passcode: 367374
1-855 703 8985 Toll-free

Understanding Alzheimer Disease & Related Dementias

For more information, contact Shyler at (807) 468-1516 or Heidi at heidi@alzheimerkrr.com

Sioux Lookout Anglers & Hunters Archery Open Range

Experience the fun of archery, for the first time or as a seasoned pro from 6:30-8pm at the SLAH range (on A. Bois Rd, off Hwy 516).

 

Targets will be set up and equipment available to try out. Try your hand at some target shooting or show off your archery skills in a shooting challenge!

To register for this online conversation, visit click this link:

Experiencing the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby is devastating, but you aren’t alone. Trained local volunteers who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, together with the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network, are offering an anonymous conversation to understand cultural bereavement needs of people who live in Northern Ontario, share supports offered, share opportunities for meaningful volunteer work, and provide opportunities for participants to privately share their suggestions.

7-8pm

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: Community Connections

Friday August 6th, 2021

The run route starts and finishes at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) and will be marked with signage from 9am-6pm

Participants can complete the course and time themselves whenever they would like. No mass starts.

 

Participants may enter the Tri-Sport Challenge for one, two, or all three events as individuals or in teams of 2-3. Call 737-3227 for any questions.

Try-a-Tri Route:

Full Triathlon Route:

Start at the Travel Information Centre. A white line painted across the path marks the start just west of the TIC near the big tent.

 
Run south along the footpath, across the pedestrian bridge, past Forest Inn, up the hill, and to the turn-around (1.25 km south of the start). Complete the short course by running back to where you started. The short run course is a total of 2.5km.

Start at the Travel Information Centre. A white line painted across the path marks the start just west of the TIC near the big tent.

 
Run south along the footpath, across the pedestrian bridge, past Forest Inn, and up the hill. Keep running on the footpath past the short course turn-around, cross Highway 72 at the MNRF Base entry, continue running south on the footpath for approximately another kilometer to the long run turn-around. Turn around, and to complete the long run course, run back to where you started at the TIC. The long run course is a total of 5.0 km.

Blueberry Tri-Sport Challenge: Run

Family and Friends 5K Fun Run

Join us from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) for a fun, family-friendly run (or walk)!

 

Open to all ages and abilities. Strollers and leashed pets are permitted. Bicycles and scooters are not permitted.

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information or to register, contact Kayleigh at 737-1937 or email chamber@siouxlookout.com. Dependent on weather conditions

MNRF Meet & Greet

Meet your local MNRF staff, ask questions, learn about our business, pick up some giveaways, and submit your colouring contest and scavenger hunt pages for a chance to win prizes! Watch for more details to come on demonstration and games.

 

10am-2pm at the Provincial Government building lower parking lot (corner of Queen Street and Fourth Avenue)

 

Contact Larissa at larissa.huot@ontario.ca or 738-4995 for more information.

Theatre in the Park

Try on costumes! Read lines with friends and past actors! Learn about the different roles in Community Theatre! Fun for the whole family!

 

Curtains up from 1-3pm under the tent at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South)! Call Liz at 738-3312 for more information.

Presented by the Northern Lights Community Theatre

3D’s 1st Annual Slow Pitch Tournament

It’s baseball time! 3D welcomes teams to the baseball diamonds (88 Third Avenue). Teams require 6 male and 4 female players. Begins at 6pm. BBQ food will be available.

 

Registration deadline is July 30. $500/team. Contact Caroline at 738-0804 to register or for more information.

Sioux Lookout Bombers Meet-N-Greet & BBQ

Join us as at the Town Beach (Wellington Street) from 3-6pm as they drop a special announcement! Fun skills games and activities for all ages, BBQ, ice cream, and a chance to learn more about the Bombers and how to get involved!

 

For more information, find @SLBombers on Facebook.

**Location is subject to change

Saturday August 7th, 2021

4th Annual Ride to Hudson (and Back)

Jump in the saddle and let’s ride 50km together. Meet at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) at 7:55am. Brought to you by Sioux Cycling

 

For more information, find @SiouxCycling on Facebook

Men’s Blueberry Open Golf Tournament

Two day tournament starting at 8am. $130 entry fee. Registration includes a steak BBQ and a free practice round on August 6. Prizes and optional hole contests available.

 

Open to non-members. Must be 18+. Contact Sheila at 737-1800 or manager@slgcc.com or visit slgcc.com/blueberry for more information.

Begins at 9:30am at the Forest Inn beach volleyball court (11 May Street). Registration and additional information is available by email; please contact Anthony at anthony.roberts@live.ca

$20/player

CANCELLED

Open 2s Beach Volleyball

The Great Blueberry Bake Off

Get ready, get set, bake!

 

There are specific categories (muffins, slices, and breads) split into different age groups for judging. Winners will be announced on the Blueberry Bake-Off Facebook page at 3:30pm!

 

There are prizes to be won and a 2021 Blueberry Bake-Off Champion certificate to claim. Register at the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South) or by calling 737-1937.

The Lost Treasure

Friends of Cedar Bay came across documents suggesting that there is lost treasure hidden in Sioux Lookout. Our riders need help finding it!

 

Join us at the Friends of Cedar Bay Stables (135 West Point Cove Road) from 1-4pm to receive your first clue. You will meet riders and their faithful companions, so don’t forget to take pictures and share them with us! (Family event - bikes or cars are recommended as clues are hidden all over town).

Slate Falls Air Balloon Drop

Over 100 balloons, each with a prize, will be dropped from one of our floatplanes over multiple drop passes over the beach for you to collect at 1pm!

 

Location (Second Sandy, MNR beach, or Town Beach) will be determined based on weather and announced in the morning. For more information, call 737-3640.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network Virtual Family Commemorative Gathering & Beading Workshop

1-3:30pm. This workshop will consist of an opening virtual smudging ceremony. After the virtual smudging ceremony, we have a very special guest, June Taylor, to show us how to bead a wristlet lanyard.


In the last 15 minutes of the workshop, Joanna Diindiisikwe will sing an honour song for the families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant death. This song is also for the many Indigenous children across Turtle Island who never came home. We are going to give individuals attending the workshop a chance to have their baby/babies names to be read aloud. Participants can either submit the names to joanna.burt@sunnybrook.ca or type them in the chat box during the virtual event.

Pre-registration is required and supplies will be provided to participants by mail

3D’s 1st Annual Slow Pitch Tournament

The fun continues on day 2 of this tournament. 3D welcomes teams to the baseball diamonds (88 Third Avenue).

 

Registration deadline is July 30. $500/team. Contact Caroline at 738-0804 to register or for more information.

Sunday August 8th, 2021

Special Interest Show & Shine

Car, truck and motorcycle show & shine! Come to the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South). 11am-1pm

 

BBQ courtesy of the Shrine Club

For more information, contact Randy at 737-6684 or Ken at 737-1991

Sioux Mountain Music Festival

Tune in to The Sioux Mountain Online Music Festival 2021 Facebook page or Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre on YouTube from 2-10pm for some unforgettable musical performances! Contact Tommy at (807) 216- 2564 for more information.

Interdenominational Church Service

All are invited to attend an open-air inter-church service at 2pm outside the Travel Information Centre (11 First Avenue South). Join us for a time of singing, meditation, and prayer.

3D’s 1st Annual Slow Pitch Tournament

The fun continues on day 3 of this tournament. 3D welcomes teams to the baseball diamonds (88 Third Avenue).

 

Registration deadline is July 30. $500/team. Contact Caroline at 738-0804 to register or for more information.

Men’s Blueberry Open Golf Tournament

The two-day tournament continues today! $130 entry fee. Open to non-members. Must be 18+.

 

Contact Sheila at 737-1800 or manager@slgcc.com or visit slgcc.com/blueberry for more information.