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CANADA DAY 2011: Arthur will be hub of activity

ARTHUR - The Arthur Optimist Club plans to bring a wide variety of events to local community centre over the Canada Day weekend.

The events will kick off on June 30 with an Open Air Family Movie Night, featuring Gnomeo and Juliet, at the B ball diamond, starting at dusk or around 9:15pm.

There is free admission, although donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be available for purchase, but everyone is asked to bring their own chairs and blankets.

On July 1 the Opti-Mrs. Club will offer a barbecue from 11:30am to 1:30pm and free swimming from 1 to 3pm.

Kids activities will take place from 2 to 5pm and the annual family and business 3-pitch tournament will go on throughout the day.

Later on a pavillion dance with a DJ will take place, and locals can also take advantage of the beer garden and chip wagon.

On July 2 the annual men’s slo-pitch and mixed slo-pitch tournaments will start, and a horseshoe tournament will be held in the early afternoon. Another pavillion dance with a DJ, and the beer garden and chip wagon will again be offered Saturday night from 9pm to 1am.

Also on July 2, the Arthur Chamber of Commerce will offer its annual Art in the Street event from 10am to 2pm on George Street. The event will feature exhibitions and sales by local and area artists, as well as games, food and musical entertainment right on the main street. For more information about the Art in the Street event, call 519-848-3620.

On July 3 the Optimist Club’s men’s and mixed slo-pitch tournaments will continue at the community centre. Kids activities will also go on during the afternoon, and the beer garden and chip wagon will be open again.

For more information on the Arthur Optimist events, contact Darryl Woods at 519-831-5890.

Mount Forest

The Mount Forest Patriots Jr. C Hockey Team presents its 2nd annual Mixed Ball Tournament on July 1 and 2 from noon until 1am.

The event will feature cash prizes ($150 entry fee), a barbecue and music.

For more information contact Pam Zmija at 519-323-2000 or

June 24, 2011


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