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Events, festivals and other fun things to do in Timmins this weekend

Here's some of what's happening!
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The 63rd annual Northern Ontario Art Exhibit is on display at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre until Jan. 26. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

63rd annual Northern Ontario Art Exhibit 

Runs until Jan. 26

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre 

The juried exhibit with works from 15 Northern Ontario art clubs is in the Grey Gallery. This year’s exhibit was organized by VISIONorth Arts in Cochrane and juried by Maxine Noel and Pam Atherton. It includes pieces from Porcupine Art Club members Bruce MacKinnon, Catharine Cribbs, Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu, and Shafik Al Hamdani. Admission to the gallery is always free.

Community Appreciation Day

Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Northern College

The South Porcupine Pentecostal Church is holding a community appreciation day with fun for the whole family. Enjoy free bouncers and small carnival games.

Winter Wonderland Day 

Saturday, Jan. 18, noon - 4 p.m.

Hollinger Park

The Timmins Community Park Association is having a day of outdoor fun, including skating, sliding, and outdoor curling. There will be a bonfire, and marshmallows with hot chocolate. 

Gung Haggis Fat Choy (Minus the Haggis)

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. 

Timmins Public Library 

Celebrate Robbie Burns’ Day and the Chinese Lunar New Year with an afternoon tea. It’s a uniquely-Canadian celebration that started in British Columbia 20 years ago. There will be demonstrations from the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Society of Timmins, Timmins Police Pipes and Drums, and Northern Ontario School of Scottish Dance. No registration required.

Museum Series 3

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre 

The Timmins Symphony Orchestra presents the series dedicated to the memory of J. Kenneth Alexander. It’s featuring Angela Garwood-Touw, Joanna Willson, and Sue Steel. Admission is free.

Timmins Rock vs. Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

Saturday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

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

Timmins Rock vs. French River Rapids 

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

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


Here's what happened Jan. 8 - 10

Men’s East Qualifier and Masters’ Provincial Championship

Jan. 9 - 12

McIntyre Curling Club 

Stop by and watch some of the best men’s curling teams from Northern Ontario, including two local teams, as well as two-time world champion Al Hackner. Thursday games are at 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday start times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship games will be played Sunday. Admission to the public is free.

Celebrating Elvis - The Man, The Magic, The Music 

Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.

McIntyre Community Centre ballroom 

A birthday celebration for the King of Rock and Roll, featuring local artists, including Leslie-Ann Dupuis and special guest Sheldon Nickerson. Tickets are $45, with $5 from each ticket going to the Yo Mobile. 

Bleeding Tissue Snowflake Art

Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 - 3 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, 325 Second Ave.

A free Kids’ Saturday at the Museum event. It’s simple enough for kids of all ages. The colourful process art project uses bleeding tissue paper and snow to create vibrant one-of-a-kind paintings. No registration is required. Drop in with a parent or guardian.


Saturday, Jan. 11, 1 - 4 p.m.

C. M. Shields Library, South Porcupine 

Bring your current project to the library and enjoy an afternoon with like-minded individuals. For more information, call 705-360-2623 ext. 8590.

Timmins Coin Club 

Sunday, Jan. 12, 1:30 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre

The first meeting of the decade includes a presentation about preserving and cataloguing your collection, and a collector show. 


Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 - 4 p.m.

681 Pine St. N.

Learn improv, meet new people and have fun. It’s for ages 18 and older. The cost is $5, or free for Take Two members. The Take Two Theatre entrance is around the back of the CTV station.

Public Skating 

The cost is $4 per person.

Sportsplex - Friday, Jan. 10, 7 - 8 p.m.

Mountjoy Arena - Sunday, Jan. 12, 2 - 3 p.m.

Whitney Arena - Saturday, Jan. 11, 5 - 6 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 12, 1- 2 p.m.

McIntyre Arena - Sunday, Jan. 12, 5 - 6 p.m.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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