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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 Timmins Dog-Powered Sports Association is having an information session tonight at the Timmins Public Library. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday


Monday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

It's election day in Canada. The polls are open for 12 hours today for people to cast a ballot. More details on what you need to vote are available here.

Patron Appreciation Day

Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

C.M. Shields Centennial Library, South Porcupine

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with coffee and cookies. 

Dog-Power 101

Monday, Oct. 21, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Tembec Room, Timmins Public Library

Timmins Dog-Powered Sports Association is hosting this information session. If you’re curious about how to get started, there will be a short filmon dog power, a presentation covering a little bit of everything and a question and answer session. This is an information session only, please leave your dog at home.

Book Sale 

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Saturday, Oct. 26

Timmins Public Library 

Stop by the library during regular hours for a book sale. Tuesday and Wednesday there will also be a puzzle exchange.

3rd Annual Healthy Aging Expo

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Science Timmins, 225 Fifth Ave. 

This annual event is hosted by the Timmins Age-Friendly Advisory Committee and will feature a variety of booth about seniors’ health. There will also be flu vaccines for seniors.

Darkness in the Night, and Hamlet and Zombies 

Thursday, Oct. 24 - Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Timmins High and Vocational School 

Take Two Theatre is staging two one-act plays just in time for Halloween! Catch Rob Hockley’s Darkness in the Night, and Will AVerill’s Hamlet and Zombies. Tickets are available online, or in person at the Timmins Square customer service desk, Jump City in the 101 Mall, and Porcupine Pro Hardware. Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $20 for students with an ID card and seniors 65 years and older.

Timmins Rock vs. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

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

Haunted Trail 

Friday, Oct. 25; Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Northern College

Talk a walk through a 1.45-kilometre haunted trail and enjoy the Corpse Cafe. Admission is $5 per person, or $20 for a group of five. All proceeds will go towards participating local high schools and Northern College’s bursary foundation to be redistributed to current and future students.

Haunted Hay Ride 

Friday, Oct. 25, 7 - 10 p.m.

Trussler’s Pantry, 1241 Blackbear Rd., Matheson

Be prepared to get scared on this haunted ride. a daylight hay ride runs from 4:30 p.m. to dusk. Tickets for the family-friendly ride are $10 each and available here. Tickets for the haunted ride are $20 each and available here.  

Halloween Party 

Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Connaught Community Centre, 6825 Frederickhouse Lake Rd.

All kids are invited to stop by. They will be crafts, games and lunch.

Halloween at the Museum 

Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 - 3 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre

Get in the Halloween spirit with two spooky activities. Registration is required for the pumpkin carving contest. Families and individuals can participate. All supplies are provided, but props from home are welcome too. There will be prizes for the spookiest and most creative pumpkins. To register call 705-360-2617 or email to register. There is also a free drop in for watercolour spider webs where you can create a creepy spider web using the wax resist painting technique. 

Indoor Halloween Haunted House

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 - 9 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, noon - 4 p.m.

Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault

Let the students at give you a scare and help them raise money for their 2021 Europe trip. The haunted house is in the music room (171), and Sunday there will be inflatables in the gym. Entry to the haunted house is $5, candy sale is $3 and inflatables are $2 each.

Free Public Skating 

Sunday, Oct. 27, 5 - 6 p.m. 

McIntyre Arena 

The Porcupine Health Unit is hosting this free skate for the community.


Here's what happened Oct. 14 - 20


Monday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Advance polls are still open. In Timmins, the locations are the Travelodge, the H.R. Bielek Building, and Maurice Londry. Your voter card has the location you need to go to cast a ballot, or you can visit

Benjamin Chee Chee: Life and Legacy 

Timmins Museum

The exhibit featuring the nationally renowned artist is on display at the museum until Oct. 30. 

Youth Programs Information Night 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Covent United Church, 230 Eighth Ave.

The Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine will be sharing information about its 10-month youth exchange, leadership awards weekend, and post-secondary bursaries. You can also meet the current exchange student from Italy. 

Soup Luncheon 

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Covenant United Church, 230 Eighth Ave.

All-you-can-eat soup, bread, desserts and beverages. The cost is $10 at the door. The proceeds are for the church’s outreach projects such as the Yo! Mobile, food banks, and Living Space.

Fernand Tremblay Park renaming

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m.

Former King Street Park, Royale Street

After Timmins council approved renaming the park after the last reeve of Mountjoy Township last month, the site is officially being dedicated to Fern Tremblay. He started his political career in 1965 and has been involved in a number of volunteer groups over the years.

Pints and Politicians 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

The Surge Sports Lounge, 71 Algonquin Blvd. E.

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce is hosting this meet and greet with the five federal candidates in Timmins-James Bay. It's an opportunity for people to have a candid conversation with them about federal policy. The event is free for the public to attend.

Timmins Rock 3rd Annual Comedy Show 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault 

Featuring America’s Got Talent’s Taylor Williamson, and Michelle Shaughnessy. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40. VIP meet and greets are available. Tickets are on sale at

The Mafia Murders

Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.; Saturday Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Porcupine Dante Club 

Class Act Theatre is staging an interactive murder mystery dinner, where the guests must solve the crime. The them is the 1930s, and you’re encouraged to join the fun and dress for the era. Tickets are $65 each and available here.

Night Terrors

Friday, Oct. 18, 11:30 p.m.

Imagine Cinema 6

Pet Sematary is this week’s feature for the annual festival. Stephen King trivia starts at 11:30 p.m., with the movie at midnight. Tickets are $5 and available at Alfie’s and the theatre. 

Adult print-making workshop 

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Timmins Museum 

Registration is required for this workshop with artist Catherine Cribbs. It’s for people ages 18 years and up. The cost is $20 plus HST for museum members, and $25 plus HST for non-members. To register, call 705-360-2617 or email

Legacy 3 

Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault 

Rock Solid Wrestling is back for a night of live wrestling. Ringside tickets are $20, and general admission are $15. They are available at Alfie’s Cigar Store downtown Timmins, at Wicked Stuff in the Timmins Square, or online here


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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