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West Grey Canada 150 Events in Normanby Township

Posted On: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Lots of events still happening to celebrate Canada's 150: Hypnosis show on July 22, Harvest Day at the Fischer Farm on August 5, Family Slo-Pitch Tournament on August 11 to 13th, 100 Year Pictures for all the "7's" on August 13, Jungle Carnival on August 19. See Attached for more information.

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SATURDAY, JULY 22 - Attend this NON-STOP LAUGHS AT THIS COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW in support of the Ayton Fire Fighters Association in the Ayton Arena Complex hall. Enjoy a dinner at 5:00 p.m. with the show to follow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any member of the Ayton Fire Fighters Association or by calling 519-665-7504. (This is sponsored by the Ayton Fire Fighters Association)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 - Go back in time to see how grain was harvested from 1900s to 1950s at the home farm of Dennis and Denise Fischer at R. R. #3 Durham, Concession 2, fire # 232492. Just 2 kilometers west of highway 6, south of Durham. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue into the afternoon. Relive those early days using a shingling mill, shelling corn and a corn blizzard. See how grain was harvested with a reaper and a binder. See sheaves being fed into two different working threshing machines on site. Reminisce while viewing a variety of antiques including a variety of antique tractors. (Antique tractors are welcome) Bring a lawn chair. Food will be available. Appreciate the hard work and effort that our early farming communities experienced while harvesting their crops. No dogs, please. (Rain date is August 19) For further information call 226-910-1338. Sponsored by the Normanby Recreation Advisory Committee.

AUGUST 11, 12, 13, ANNUAL 32ND FAMILY Slow-Pitch BALL TOURNAMENT at the Ayton ball diamond. There is still room for several more teams. Contact the arena at 519-665-7850. On FRIDAY, August 11 the first game begins at 7 p.m. with games all day through Saturday with the finals late Sunday afternoon. A food booth will be there all weekend.

100 YEAR PICTURE - Be part of an historic picture on August 13 at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the Centennial Hall in Ayton. If your birth year ends in a “7”, such as 1917, 1927, 1937, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, 2017 please join us for this unique picture. Several smaller group pictures will also be taken. We are especially look for “Centennial Babies”, those born in 1967. The picture of the whole group will be in the local papers. Phone Mary Lou Pfeffer 226-910-1338 for more information. Sponsored by the Normanby Recreation Advisory Committee.

AUGUST 19 - The Jungle Carnival will start at 5 p.m. at the Centennial Hall, Ayton. Admission is $4 for children and $5 for adults. The Jungle Horses (ladies slow pitch team) are sponsoring a barbeque. The Ponies will be selling tickets for the Carnival games. The movie, Boss Baby will be show at dark with popcorn and a drink stand available. Proceeds for Community Betterment. Sponsored by the Normanby Recreation Advisory Committee.

These activities are part of our Canada 150 celebrations. More events happening in September through to December with a New Years Eve dance in Normanby Arena Complex to round off the year. 

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