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Something for everyone at annual Lumberjack Days

It all happens this weekend at Mississagi Provincial Park
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The shuttles are tuned up, the axes honed, saws sharpened and plenty of timber is on site at Mississagi Provincial Park for this weekend's 2018 edition of Lumberjack Days in the park. It's just half an hour north of Elliot Lake, one of the best-kept secrets in the Ontario Parks system. Lumberjack Days runs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5.

You can win cash and prizes in contests, games and activities for visitors of all ages.

Features include the Wood Butcher chainsaw carving, Eric the Juggler, Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast plus the Elliot Lake Wildcats BBQ.

Organizers are providing free shuttle busses to and from Mississagi Park from the parking and pickup point in Centennial Park, Elliot Lake. There's also free in park shuttle service between events in Mississagi Provincial Park. Every child who takes part in at least five events will receive a key to retrieve a prize from the treasure chest (every child gets a prize).

There are also adult and team competitions in all events. Registration packages are available at the Welcome Centre in Elliot Lake and at Mississagi Park before 10 Sunday morning.

Park permits for parking and camping still apply.  You can get more information at the Mississagi Provincial Park office at 705-862-1203.


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