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Events and other fun things to do in Timmins this week

Here's some of what's happening
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The Cram-A-Cruiser food drive is this Saturday, Dec. 14 at a number of grocery stores in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Digital Creator 

Tuesday, Dec. 10 

There is a drop-in for youth ages 11 - 19 years from 3 - 5 p.m. at the Timmins Museum. The photo club is at the Timmins Public Library from 6 - 7 p.m. For more information email

City Council Meeting 

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.

Timmins City Hall 

Check out the agenda for the regular meeting of council here.  

Annual General Meeting 

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Northern College Room H103 

Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed are having their AGM. Use the side entrance at the college. New memberships or renewals are from 6 - 6:30 p.m. 

Holiday Card Design 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

Timmins Public Library 

A Digital Creator program for adults ages 17 and up. For more information email


Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Auxiliary officers from the Timmins Police and South Porcupine OPP will be out collecting donations at a number of grocery stores in Timmins. 

Timmins and District Humane Society Holiday Bake Sale 

Thursday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pet Valu, Timmins Square

Pick up delicious holiday treats and support local shelter animals. It will run until all of the goodies are sold.

A Christmas in Brass

Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault 

The Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is back for the annual Christmas show featuring children’s choirs from Ecole catholique Don Bosco, W. Earle Miller Public School, Timmins Centennial Public School, and La Chorale de Tout Choeur. Tickets range from $15 to $39, and are available at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. 

Timmins Stamp Club 

Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre 

The holiday season meeting,Treats and Trades, will also include the election of the 2020 executive.

Timmins Rock Teddy Bear Toss

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

Cheer on the Junior A hockey club as they take on the Hearst Lumberjacks! Bring a new teddy bear and when the rock score their first goal, throw it on the ice. The bears collected to local organization. Tickets are available at or at the door.

Kindness Project 

Runs until Saturday, Dec. 21 during regular hours

C.M. Shields Centennial Library Branch, 99 Bloor Ave., Timmins

Stop by to colour a Christmas card. Library staff will deliver them to people in the community to brighten someone’s Christmas season.

Sunlight and Shadows 

Runs until Jan. 3

Grey Gallery, Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, 325 2nd Ave.

This exhibit features work from 22 artists with the Porcupine Art Club. It includes art featuring oils, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media, and pulled serigraphs. The museum is open daily. Admission is always free. 


Here's what happened Dec. 2 - 8.

Kindness Project 

Runs until Saturday, Dec. 21 during regular hours

C.M. Shields Centennial Library Branch, 99 Bloor Ave., Timmins

Stop by to colour a Christmas card. Library staff will deliver them to people in the community to brighten someone’s Christmas season.

Fill the Van 

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Porcupine Mall 

For Giving Tuesday, South Porcupine Food Bank volunteers will be set up at the mall for people to make a donation - whether it’s a non-perishable food item or cash.

Silver Matinee Movie and Popcorn 

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m.

Timmins Public Library 

The movie The Holiday will be screened at the library. For more information, call 705-360-2623 ext. 8519.

Speakers’ Series 

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Gardens

Learn why conversations are difficult, how to prepare and move through difficult conversations, and how to walk away having had a productive conversation where everyone feels seen, heard and understood. Participants will also learn the differences between independent living, assisted living and long-term and when you may wish to consider moving. Seniors, family members and caregivers are invited to attend. RSVP to or 705-267-5000 ext. 8006.

Ton in a Tundra 

Friday, Dec. 6 

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

KiSS 99.3 and ROCK 92.1 have partnered once again for James Toyota’s Ton in a Tundra. They’ll be at Dailey’s Independent Grocers, Levis Foodland, Food Basics, Pick of the Crop, and Giant Tiger in Timmins collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks.

Porcupine Mall Christmas Craft Show

Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Porcupine Mall 

The halls will be filled with local crafters and vendors offering a variety of goods. 

Sass Shopping Spree

Friday, Dec. 6, 5 - 9 p.m.

Downtown Timmins

Shop at the participating downtown businesses for this ladies’ night. For purchases made during the shopping spree, you’ll be entered in draws with prizes from participating businesses, and it’ll all cap off with a social at Gibby’s Tavern.

Timmins Rock vs. Powassan Voodoos

Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

Cheer on the Junior A hockey club! Tickets are available at or at the door.

Breakfast with Santa 

Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - noon 

Connaught Community Centre 

Get some one-on-one time with Santa at this breakfast! For more information, call Linda Lefort at 705-363-3284.

Pet Photo with Santa 

Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Paws and Claws Timmins, Park Road Square

The minimum donation is $10 for this Northern Ontario Animal Welfare Society fundraiser. Kim Fleury Photography is taking the pictures.

Tea and Bake Sale 

Saturday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sacred Heart CWL, corner of Cedar St. S. and Kimberley

There will be a door prize and raffles. Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $3 for children under eight years. Please use the door on Kimberley.

Pet Pics with Santa 

Saturday, Dec. 7, Sunday, Dec. 8, noon 

YMCA Timmins, 376 Poplar Ave.

It’s that time of year again! The Timmins and District Humane Society is bringing back this popular fundraiser. The cost is a minimum donation of $15. To reduce the environmental impact and ensure maximum funds benefit the shelter animals, people are asked to bring a USB key with at least 1 GB of available space. The last registration is at 3:45 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 - 4 p.m.

C.M. Shields Centennial Library, 99 Bloor Ave., South Porcupine

Bring our crafting project to the library and enjoy the afternoon with like-minded individuals.

Holiday Fun Day

Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 - 4 p.m.

Downtown Timmins

Check out this free fun for the family at three locations Downtown Timmins. At the Timmins Public Library, Santa Claus will be there will be there with a gift for every child, and there will also be storytelling and songs, holiday crafts, meet the Northern Ontario Expo characters, and a green screen and games with Digital Creator. At the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, make a vintage paper ornament, enjoy the bonfire and marshmallows, hear the Timmins Symphony Orchestra play Christmas music, and explore the Hollinger House. The Timmins Economic Development Corporation will have hot chocolate and cookies, live music, temporary Christmas tattoos, Queen Else, and maple taffy on snow. Events are free. Donations are being collected for the food bank at all three locations.

Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

St. Matthews Anglican Cathedral, 5th Avenue and Hemlock

The French Community Youth Choir, De tout choeur, is holding its second Christmas concert. Admission is a monetary donation at the door.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting 

Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 - 8 p.m.

Hollinger Park 

Take part in the lighting of the community Christmas tree, enjoy festive music, free hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. The official lighting is at 6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Yo! Mobile, as well as new socks for Socks Timmins. Each donation gets you an entry to light the tree with the mayor.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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