Sturgeon River House Museum

 

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250 Fort Road
Sturgeon Falls, ON 
P2B 2N7

Tel: 705-753-4716

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Fall 2018 Programming

Lego Camp (click here)


    Hours of Operation - 2018

     


    Please call 705-753-4716 to book a tour outside of the above posted hours.


    Welcome to one of West Nipissing's finest attractions! 

    The Sturgeon River House Museum, located on the west bank of the Sturgeon River, was established in order to promote, conserve and enhance the culture and particularly the heritage of the population of the Municipality of West Nipissing.

    Permanent exhibit
    The Museum's permanent exhibit consists of many interesting artifacts, examples of traditional snares and bush shelters, information on the remarkable fur-bearing animals of the north, a fascinating video on the creation of birch bark canoes, and so much more. Also, step back in time within our trading post replica to get an authentic feel for Ontario' rugged past. This exhibit is a tribute to the northern spirit of survival.


    Temporary Exhibit
    The West Nipissing Francophone Pioneers Exhibit is a temporary exhibit putting into perspective the colonisation and of francophone pioneers in the communities of Cache Bay, Crystal Falls, Desaulniers, Field, Lavigne, River Valley, Sturgeon Falls and Verner during the years of 1880 to 1939. The goal of the exhibit is to inform the public on the popular culture and social history of the West Nipissing pioneer families. Come and discover the era of the pioneer days.

    Gift Shop
    Within the museum, you will find a Souvenir and Gift Shop filled with unique items such as hand painted cards, portraits, dried flower arrangements and homemade soaps and other memorable keepsakes.

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    Enjoy a family picnic outdoors under a party tent or in our picnic area fronting the beautiful Sturgeon River. You will find a workable Blacksmith Shop known as La Forge Charles, the Duquette Icehouse where blocks of ice are stored throughout the year and the Maison Major, our old pioneer style home. An open-air stage is available for outdoor concerts or plays.

    Four Season Walking Trails
    The Museum boast four (4) kms of low impact walking trails though provincially significant wetlands. Enjoy an interpretative trek to the natural cranberry bogs and to the waterfowl lookout overlooking beautiful Lake Nipissing.dsc 0443atv

    Banquet Hall and Boardroom
    The Banquet Hall is available for all special occasions, meetings and conferences. A fully equipped kitchen and bar facility are at your disposal or you may wish to have your event catered by the Museum staff.

    The Boardroom, located on the second floor, consist of a kitchenette area and of seating arrangements accommodating 15 to 25 persons. Audio-visual equipment is available at an extra cost.

    Boat Launch and Docking Facilities
    The Museum offers boat launching with access to the Sturgeon River for a minimal cost. A seasonal pass may also be purchased. Docking facilities are available for tourists arriving by waterway and for use during special events such as our annual fishing tournament.

     

     

     

    Skateboard Park

    The skateboard park is now closed for the season.

    The park is located in the parking lot of the West Nipissing Community & Recreation Centre. This skateboard park is open to all young people in West Nipissing as well as to all visitors during the Summer months.

    Skateboard Park Hours:

    • Will close based on weather (snow and ice).
    • Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm
    • Saturday 10am - 9pm
    • Sunday 10am - 6pm

    Rules and Regulations
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    • This park is not supervised.
    • Use of protective equipment is strongly recommended.
    • No loitering.

    Violation of the park could result to loss of facility.

    This skateboard park could not have been possible without a collaborative effort by several organizations in West Nipissing. Many thanks to the Trillium Foundation, Economic Partners Sudbury East-West Nipissing, Club Richelieu of Sturgeon Falls, Springer Ladies Auxiliary and Sturgeon Falls Community Action Committee.

    For more information regarding the skateboard park, please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160.

     

    Recreation and Leisure Organizations

    Équipe de natation Sturgeon Falls Swim Team (ENSFST) Nicolle Plante-Dupuis
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    705-753-4576
    Babysitter's Training Course West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre 705-753-0160

    West Nipissing Minor Hockey

    http://www.stinghockey.ca/

    Office 705-753-3479
    Verner Minor Hockey Jeremy Séguin
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    www.vernerbulls.ca 
    Figure Skating

    Chantal Vézina

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    705-753-6092

    Referees / Hockey School Richard Lachance 705-753-1735
    Karate (Instructor) Linda Lowney 705-474-4794
    Oldtimers Hockey Marc Cuillerier 705-753-3649
    W.N. Sports Hall of Fame Dan Richard
    705-753-4982
    Verner Figure Skating Christine Piquette 705-594-1035
    Verner Men's Hockey League Pat Remillard 705-753-9507
    Verner "Ligue des boys" Miguel Giroux 705-753-6601
    Town & Country Oldtimers Serge Caron 705-594-9537
    West Nipissing Soccer Sean Severin 705-753-0991
    West Nipissing Beach Volleyball Renée-Anne Paquette 705-471-9146
    Mix Baseball League Slow Pitch Randy Penasse 705-580-2319

    Outdoor Rinks

     

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    INFORMATION
    705-753-0160

    Hours of Operation
    Monday to Thursday 5pm-9pm
    Friday 5pm-10pm
    Saturday 12pm-10pm
    Sunday 12pm-10pm

    Cache Bay 
    Railway Street – Two (2) ice surfaces, lighted, heated building, washroom facilities and common area

    Field 
    Jarbeau Road - One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated building, washroom and change rooms, canteen and lobby

    Goulard Park 
    John Street - One (1) ice surface, one (1) skating oval, lighted, heated change rooms, washroom facilities

    Lavigne 
    Caron Road - One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated change rooms

    River Valley
    St. Joseph Road – One (1) ice surface, lighted, heated building, washroom and change rooms

    Sports Facilities

    Sports facilities are open for the season.


    Baseball Fields

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    Railway Street - Two (2) fields, fenced and bleachers

    Field
    Highway 64 - One (1) field, lighted, fenced, dugouts, picnic area and bleachers

    Springer
    Leblanc Road - One (1) field, lighted, scoreboard and bleachers

    Sturgeon Falls
    Richelieu Park - One (1) field, lighted, fenced, scoreboard, dugouts, washrooms and bleachers
    Goulard Park - Two (2) fields, one (1) is lighted, dugouts, fenced and bleachers

    Verner
    Principale Street - One (1) field, backstop, bleachers
    Gingras Avenue - One (1) field, backstop, bleachers


    For reservations, rate and league contact information please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


     


     

    Soccer Fields

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    Goulard Park – One (1) legal size soccer and football field with uprights
    Located at the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre
    (219, O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, P2B 1A2)

    Richelieu Park – One (1) small junior soccer area
    Located at the intersection of Park Street and Third Street

    Riverfront Street –Two (2) legal size soccer field
    Located at the intersection of Demers Street and Riverfront Drive

    Verner
    Principale Street - One junior soccer field
    Located near the Verner Arena

     


     

    Tennis Courts

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    Two (2) Courts, lighted, also used for basketball court

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street Beach - Three (3) lighted courts

    To reserve or if you have any questions please call the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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    Beach Volleyball Courts

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street Beach - Two (2) courts




     


    Other Fields

    École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité
    John Street, Sturgeon Falls

    Northern Secondary School
    Ethel Street, Sturgeon Falls




    Halls

    Cache Bay Community Centre: 55 Cache Street, Cache Bay, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental without kitchen  $600.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Kitchen (oven, fridge) $55.00
    Details of Hall  
    Size of Hall 80' x 50'
    Capacity 544
    Chairs only 544
    Chairs with table for dancing 370
    Chairs with table for dining only 429
    Chairs (Black) 270

    Tables

    60 (8 ft)

     

    Marcel Noël Community Hall: 219 O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Full Private Rental without kitchen $700.00
    Kitchen Hourly $50.00 per hour
    Kitchen (oven, fryer, dishes) $270.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Ice Cube Machine $35.00
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 506
    Chairs only 763
    Chairs with table for dancing 519
    Chairs with table for dining only 611
    Walk in cooler and kitchen counters included in hall rental  
    Size of Hall 66' x 94'
    Stage 32' x 18'
    Tables (round or rectangular) 25: round 5' 50: 26'' x 8'
    Chairs (Blue) 600
    Dishes List available

    Audio Visual Equipment Available for Rental:
    Projector and Screen $50.00 Microphone $25.00

     

                                                 

    Meeting Room: 219 O'Hara Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $150.00
    Meeting $50.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 30
    Chairs only 40
    Chairs with tables 20
    Flat screen television with DVD player included in hall rental with attached private
    washroom, small fridge and microwave.
     

     

    Verner Arena Hall: 80 Principale Street East, Verner, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $600.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 450
    Chairs with table for dancing 382
    Size of Hall 110' x 60'
    Stage size 16' x 20'

     

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame: 210 Clark Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON
      Full Day
    Private Rental $380.00
    Meeting $100.00
    Rental Deposit is always half the price of the hall & due upon booking  
    Details of Hall  
    Capacity 270
    Chairs Only 230
    Chairs with tables 270
    Size of Hall 35' x 65'
    Tables (round or rectangular) 25: round 5' 50: 26'' x 8''
    Chairs (Blue) 600
    Small bar area available with hall rental  
    Audio Visual Equipment Available for Rental:
    Projector and Screen   $50.00   Microphone $25.00
     

       

    To reserve or if you have any questions about any of the abovementioned halls please call the West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



    Other Facilities

    Lavigne Community Centre
    Highway 64 South 
    Lavigne, ON
    P0H 1R0

    Facilities:

    • Kitchen facilities
    • Washroom facilities
    • Non smoking facility
    • Newly Renovated

    To reserve or if you have any questions about the hall please call 705-594-1343 or 705-594-2777.



    Monetville Community Centre
    Highway 64 South
    North Monetville, ON
    P0M 2K0

    Facilities:

    • Seating capacity for 150 people
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Washroom facilities
    • Also used as an indoor gymnasium
    • Non smoking facility

    To reserve or if you have any questions about the hall please call 705-898-3447.



    Public Beaches

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    Lac Clair Road – Washroom facilities

    *Effective October 10th, 2017, the Lac Clair Public Beach site is closed until further notice. The closure is a result of significant erosion damage to the beach area caused by a break in a beaver dam upstream. 

    Sturgeon Falls
    Main Street – Tennis Courts - Beach Volleyball Courts

    Verner
    St-Jean Road

    Please note that all beaches are unsupervised.

    Baseball Fields

    Cache Bay
    Railway Street - Two Fields, fenced and bleachers



    Field
    Hwy 64 – One Field, lighted, fenced, dugouts, picnic area and bleachers

    Springer
    Leblanc Road - One Field – lighted, scoreboard and bleachersbaseball

    Sturgeon Falls
    Richelieu Park - One Field, lighted, fenced, scoreboard, dugouts, washrooms and bleachers
    Exhibition Grounds – Four fields, one lighted, dugouts, fenced and bleachers

    Verner
    Principal Street – One Field, backstop, bleachers
    Avenue Gingras – One Field, backstop, bleachers

    For reservations, rates and league contact information please contact the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at   705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame

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    The main goal and purpose of the West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the name and deeds of those whose athletics prowess brought fame to their community and to themselves; of those whose interest in and for work for sport resulted in a climate which benefited athletes and athletics.

    West Nipissing Sports Hall of Fame Executive for 2013-2015:

    Dan Richard - Chair
    Ron Bégin
    Cal Callaghan
    Marc Cuillerier
    Mike Decaen
    Lynn Duhaime
    Don Fortin
    John Horner
    Julie Labrosse Landry
    Rock Lachance
    Roger Lachance
    Richard Lachance
    Janice Renaud
    Rhéal Rivet
    Martial Rivet

    Next induction dinner scheduled for 2018.

    Previous Sports Hall of Fame Events

     

    Contact person:

    Lynn Duhaime, Coordinator of Community Services
    Tel: (705) 753-2250 ext. 6930
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    Arenas

    Sturgeon Falls Arena

    SCHEDULE
    
219 O'Hara Street

    Tel: (705) 753-0160

    Fax: (705) 753-6636
    Free Wi-Fi FREE Wi-Fi available at the Sturgeon Falls Arena.

    Arena Programming (Monthly Calendars)

    Click on one of the links below to download the monthly programming calendars:

    Verner Arena


    SCHEDULE
    80 Principale Street East

    Tel: (705) 753-0160
    Fax: (705) 753-6636 
    Free Wi-Fi FREE Wi-Fi available at the Verner Arena.

    To book ice please call the West Nipissing Recreation Centre at 705-753-0160 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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    ICE RENTAL FEES*

    *All prices include HST.

    HOURLY RATE 2017-2018

    Adult (*Primetime)

    $135.00

    Youth (*Primetime)
    Local

    $100.00
    Youth (*Primetime)
    Non-local
    $135.00
    Adult and Youth (**Daytime)
    Local
    $80.00
    Adult and Youth (**Daytime)
    Non-local
    $95.00
    Local Schools (**Daytime) $3.00 per student
    or
    $80 per hour
    (whichever is the
    lessor of the two
    amounts)

     *Primetime: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and all day/evening on Saturday and Sunday
    **Daytime: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

    MUNICIPAL PROGRAM FEES*

    *All prices include HST.

    PROGRAMS August 2015 August 2016

    Public Skating (per session)

    $3.00 $3.00
    Public Skating Season Pass $30.00 $30.00
    Shinny Hockey (per session)  $4.00 $4.00 
    Shinny Hockey Season Pass $40.00    $40.00 
    Seniors and Tots (per session) $2.50   $2.50
    Seniors and Tots Season Pass  $25.00 $25.00 

     

    Cache Bay • Crystal Falls • Desaulniers • Field • Kipling • Lavigne • North Monetville • River Valley • Sturgeon Falls • Verner