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Friday, July 26, 2019

Marine Heritage Festival this Weekend

Southampton | by Megan Johnson  

Free events kick-off this evening at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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Three days of events kick-off in Southampton tonight (July 26) to celebrate the 9th annual Marine Heritage Festival (July 26-28).

Tonight begins with free admission (6-9 p.m.) to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre says Stephanie Crilly. 

"Most of the exhibits are open, we've got interpreters within the Museum, so it's a super fun night to come out and visit."

Following the Museum event which includes a cash bar and live-music, a Ghost Walk will be taking place at dusk under the Big Flag, admission is by donation.

The annual Bruce Telecom Cardboard Boat Race as well as the Chi-Cheemaun Big Canoe Challenge begins in the late morning (Saturday, July 27) with cardboard registrations starting at 9 a.m., at Pioneer Park.

The festival boast a day of family entertainment and lots of activities for children from a scavenger hunt to beach activities and games. 

On Sunday, cycling enthusiasts can take part or take in the War on the Shore - Bike Race to top off the busy weekend in Southampton.

More information on events can be found here:  

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