Family Day activities, Cards for Hayden, warm weekend ahead

Wallaceburg Hometown Bingo Morning Coffee – By Aaron Hall


Let’s take a look at what is going on this weekend in the area, especially on Family Day on Monday:

FREE swimming


FREE skating

free skate

Activities at the Chatham-Kent Public Library:


FREE Movie at the Capitol Theatre


FREE admission to the Wallaceburg Museum


FREE fishing all weekend

Families and fishing enthusiasts across Ontario can fish licence-free from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20th in celebration of “Ontario Family Fishing Weekend.”

Chatham-Kent officials say Ontario Family Fishing Weekend is a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the history and heritage of fishing.

Chatham-Kent has a number of fishing “hot-spots”, providing many different opportunities for fishers and anglers of every age and skill level, Municipal officials said in a press release.

Whether you’re after the top game fishing location in Canada (Lake Erie) or the shallow, open waters and predictable ice coverage of Mitchell’s Bay and Lake St. Clair, Chatham-Kent has a ron of fishing options this upcoming Family Day weekend.

Visit for access to year-round fishing information and opportunities in Chatham-Kent.

More detailed information about Ontario Family Fishing Weekend can be found by visiting:

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A Wallaceburg woman is rallying the community in order to make a local girls birthday extra special.

Krystal Gyuricza is gathering birthday cards for Hayden Foulon, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Hayden will be celebrating her 5th birthday in early March.

The cut-off date to submit a birthday card is February 23, and Krystal said she is planning to surprise Hayden with the cards close to her birthday.

No Frills, McDonald’s, 99.1 and The Instant Print Shoppe in Wallaceburg have all agreed to be drop-off spots for the birthday cards.

For more details and to give a card, people can call 519-365-3506 or email or

Weekend weather forecast from Friday, February 17 to Monday, February 20, 2017

Today – Cloudy. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High 6.

Tonight – A few clouds. Low plus 5.

Saturday, February 18 – A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing early in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 14.

Saturday night – Cloudy periods. Low plus 3.

Sunday, February 19 – A mix of sun and cloud. High 14.

Sunday night – Cloudy periods. Low plus 2.

Monday, February 20 (Family Day) – A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

Night – Cloudy. Low plus 4.

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