Friday, November 25, 2016

Fun Winter Events!

Bring the kids out for a public skate on Monday when they are home from school!



For the 3rd year, Assiginack is hosting a contest to find hidden things throughout the Township.  For the past two years it was candy canes.  This year it is wooden snowmen! Twenty 2 foot snowmen are hidden all over the township.  Hints are first released on our facebook page (Township of Assiginack) on a regular basis between December 1st and 31st with a weekly summary of hints found on our website and posters around town.  

In order to play you have to take the numbered hint and find the snowman.  You simply can’t write down the location as each snowman is numbered so that you must actually go to the location and record the number found on the snowman with the location.   Up for grabs is $400 in gift certificates from local businesses!

Once you have found all 20 snowmen, drop off your list to the municipal office or email it to info@assiginack.ca.   The draw will be done on January 3, 2017.


Sign up the kids for some makerspace activities! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Deer Contest with Cash Prizes!

QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association) and the Township of Assiginack have partnered to run a contest during the week of rifle season with cash prizes.

The QDMA's mission is to ensure the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. Among the QDMA's current members are nearly 3,000 of the world’s leading deer management professionals. Their collective knowledge enables the QDMA and its members to remain at the forefront of deer biology, research, and management. 


The local chapter of QDMA and the Assiginack Township are hosting a contest to encourage hunters to bring in their does, bucks or fawns for the purpose of collecting data. In return the hunter’s name will go into a draw for each of the 3 categories of buck, doe and fawn and a $100 cash prize will be awarded to a winner in each division.
The contest will run on Tuesday November 22nd and Thursday November 24th from 7-9 pm at White’s Shell garage where members of QDMA will be there to weigh and measure the deer.


Manitoulin QDMA branch is always looking for new members. If interested in helping or learning what QDMA is all about, come and see us at the weigh in or feel free to call the President - Peter Craig. Thanks for helping keep deer hunting great on Manitoulin!  For further information call Peter Craig at 705 282 7163.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

MP Carol Hughes Coming to Manitowaning

MP Carol Hughes will be coming to Manitowaning on November 16 from 10:30-11:30 am at the municipal office.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Congratulations Assiginack Horticulture Society!




Assiginack Horticultural Society Awarded a
“Happy Birthday Canada” 150th Celebration Garden

Manitowaning, Ontario, September 29th, 2016 Assiginack Horticultural Society is the lucky recipient of one of 150, “150th  Celebration Gardens” being distributed across Canada – by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI – in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.   Containing 1,000 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national ethos of kindness and hospitality, the 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “Happy Birth” to Our Home and Native Land.

 “We feel very fortunate,” said May Mervyn, Co-President of the Assiginack Horticultural Society, to have received one of these Gardens as we understand that the Canadian Garden Council, the organization behind the 150th Celebration Garden program, received more than 400 applications.  The garden, consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs, generously donated by Vesey’s Builds of PEI. 

The Public Planting Ceremony will take place on October 14th, at 2:00pm in front of the Assiginack Public Library.  Everyone, from seniors to school children and the public, is invited to attend the planting ceremony as our community makes preparations to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next year.
Our garden, and the other 149 gardens planted across the country, will be symbolically linked to a Flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 tulips also donated by Vesey’s, to be planted this fall and bloom next spring adjacent to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world, and one of Canada’s largest gateways for visitors to our country.  Our garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route: www.canadasgardenroute.ca


The Assiginack Horticultural Society would like to thank society member Alison Greenhill for submitting the winning “150th Celebration Garden” application as well as all those that made this heartwarming program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking magazine, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Qu├ębec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Outdoor Movie and Computer Classses

Thanks to a grant from the Government of Ontario, the municipality is pleased to offer a set of interesting computer classes this fall/winter. For more information go here


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Tues. & Thurs. 10 am – 12 pm
Assiginack Public Library

Topics
Getting Connected
Google Hangouts                                                Sept 13, 15
Social Media                                                       Sept 20, 22
Cell Phones                                                         Sept 27, 29
Ipads/Tablets                                                       Oct 4, 6
Frauds and Scams                                               Oct 11
Healthy Living
East Local Health Integration Network              Oct 13
Healthy eating on a fixed income                       Oct 18, 20
Stay on your feet                                                 Oct 25, 27
Cooking for One                                                 Nov 1, 3

Finances
Budget in a Baggie                                                Nov 8
Internet Banking                                                    Nov 10
Managing and protecting your assets                    Nov 15, 17
Planning for possible loss of independence           Nov 22
Planning for your future housing needs                 Nov 24
Budget in a Baggie - part two - a follow up           Nov 29
Live Long and Prosper                                           Dec 1
Life Annuities                                                         Dec 6
Financial Abuse                                                      Dec 8
Planning ahead - funerals and wills                        Dec 13
Income and benefits- gov’t programs                     Dec 15

Learning Your Computer
Documents                                                         Jan 12
Spreadsheets                                                      Jan 17
Managing email                                                 Jan 19
Photos                                                                 Jan 24
Internet – browsing                                            Jan 26




Bring the family out to an outdoor movie at the Assiginack Fairgrounds on Friday September 16th at sundown. 


Monday, August 22, 2016

Survey for Assiginack Residents


Council has an opportunity to apply for funding for capital infrastructure and would like your input. Open to all residents/taxpayers. Please click here to go to the survey.







Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Recap Summer 2016

As summer begins to wind down, Council and Staff hope you had a wonderful summer and were able to enjoy the activities and places in Assiginack.
There is one more walking tour of our community.






Our last big event of the summer is our 3rd Manitoulin Deer Show. This year proves to be bigger than ever! With vendors from Sudbury – Tracks and Wheels, Sault Ste. Marie – Perry’s Gun Shop and our local ones attending; Fuel the Fire tv show, Rylans, Quality Deer Management Association and more!
The committee is excited to introduce a Kids Wilderness Challenge where kids of any age will be paired up into teams and go through a series of stations testing their outdoor knowledge.  Be sure to bring your youth, it starts at 10 am!

A Wild Game Cook Off with the chance to win a barbecue is also scheduled, with your entry to be in by noon for judging.
Lectures from the MNR, a wildlife biologist from southern Ontario, locals Mike Phillips and Ian Anderson and much more!
Don’t forget to bring your mount in and have a chance to not only win a firearm but also be the first inductees into the Manitoulin Deer Hall of Fame. For all information go here.

Some highlights of the summer include:
Swimming at the beach, playing on the playground and three sessions of swim lessons.


Zumba at the waterfront for kids and adults.


Popsicle boat racing at the Assiginack Museum.



Sushi Making


Orienteering at McLean’s Park


Summerfest – pictured are Kelsey Mellan and Matthew Bedard who are headed to Austria to compete in 2017 to compete with Team Canada.

Mark your calendars for the 140th Fall Fair hosted by the Agriculture Society on September 9 & 10th. You can find information on our website, including the Fall Fair Booklet.

Have a great fall!