It’s been 201 years in the making but Marmora finally gets to celebrate its 200th anniversary this weekend.
The bicentennial celebrations were supposed to be held last year but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Economic Development Coordinator Tammy May says, even a year late, it’s important to celebrate this significant event.
“… celebrates the establishment of the Marmora Iron Works in 1820-21 with us being the first mining town in Upper Canada. And iron ore, gold, copper were all mined in Marmora and surrounding areas as well as a large timber and logging industry.”
May says they have a full day of events planned, starting with a breakfast at the community centre and continuing at the fairgrounds.
“From 10-6 there’s going to be bouncy castles, waterslide, dunk tank, family games area, mining for marbles and a kids’ craft corner. And then we also have Marmora’s Got Talent, a beer tent, variety of food trucks, and finishing it off with the Practically Hip, Canada’s number one tribute band to the Tragically Hip at 8 o’clock.”
There is also a craft show on all day at the arena.
Entry to the fairgrounds is free.
Click here for a full schedule of events.