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Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival

June 24 - June 25

Lacrosse Festivals at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons

First played by Indigenous People as a test of physical fitness and even as a means to settle disputes, lacrosse has a strong historic connection to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.  “Bagattaway”, meaning “lacrosse” in Ojibway was aptly chosen as the festival moniker.  Undoubtedly, the highlight of this fast-paced, family event will be demonstrations by National Lacrosse League (NLL) players, Stephan Leblanc and Dhane Smith.   Leblanc currently plays for the Toronto Rock and was a gold medal winner at the 2015 World Indoor Championship in Syracuse.  In 2016, Dhane Smith set the single season NLL goals record.  Visitors will be invited to test their skills against these seasoned professionals and also gauge their own ability with a speed shot radar gun.

The two day event will also include presentations about the history of Canada’s national summer sport.  Famed maker of wooden lacrosse sticks, Alf Jacques, will be on hand to discuss the art of stick making. Jacques is a member of Onondaga, one of the Iroquois nations. To his people, lacrosse is sacred and a gift which they say is from the Creator. With over half of century of experience under his belt, Jacques will explain the process of crafting a lacrosse stick which involves about two dozen steps spanning at least eight months.

The Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival will run on Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2nd from 11am to 4pm with admission fees at $12.00 per adult, $10.50 per student and $9.25 for youth between the ages of 6 to 12 years.  For more information, please contact Sainte-Marie among the Hurons at (705) 526-7838.

Featured Ontario Festivals North of Toronto

Each month we feature picks for events and festivals on our Travel North of Toronto Blog.  Long holiday weekend links can be found at special Featured Holiday Dates. If you are having trouble finding the event you are looking for, try searching the Ontario resort destinations and travel associations page for the geographic destination that is most familiar to you.  Visitors may also visit the Ontario section Ontario Travel A-Z member section or resorts, attractions, inns, hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

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Salsa at Blue Mountain

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Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains ON
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Festival du loup

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Lafontaine Lafontaine ON
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Jul 22


July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Bracebridge Bracebridge ON
Jul 28

Mattawa Voyageur Days

July 28 - July 30
Mattawa Mattawa ON
Aug 04

Summer in the Park Festival

August 4 - August 6
Aug 10

Steampunk Festival

August 10 - August 12
Coldwater Coldwater ON
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Farm Fresh Food Fest

August 18 - August 19
Farm Fresh Food Fest Tiny Township Ontario
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Rama First Nation Pow Wow

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Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

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Hike Haliburton Festival

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September 28 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 10:00 pm
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Oct 19


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Oct 26


October 26 @ 7:00 pm - November 24 @ 10:00 pm
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Oct 30


October 30 @ 7:00 pm - November 28 @ 10:00 pm
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