Events & Activities
Rec Committee Events:
In 2017, the Rec Committee has the following events planned already:
January 21 (Saturday) - Coffee & Cards from 2 - 4 pm at the Municipal Office
February 20 (Monday - Family Day) - Family Fun Day at the Millennium Park & Rink
April 16 (Sunday) - Egg Hunt at the Millennium Park (time to be announced)
A summer community celebration for Canada's & Ontario's 150 birthdays will be added on a date TBA.
Annual Winter Fun Day at the Millennium Skating Rink
The Alberton Recreation Committee plans and sponsors at least outdoor event each winter season at the Township's outdoor rink facility, which is held on Family Day in February. The afternoon event includes family skating, sliding, socializing for people of all ages, a bonfire, weiner and marshmallow roasting, hot coffee or chocolate, and sometimes even sleigh rides or snowmobile rides! It's a perfect way to spend a winter afternoon.
This event goes super-fast so be sure to be on time! The annual egg hunt is held at the Millennium Park, where Rec Committee members hide all kinds of candy and goodies for the kids to find.
The bazaar is organized by the Rec Committee and is held at the Alberton Munciipal Office each November on the same day the Santa Claus Parade takes place in Fort Frances. Vendors from Alberton are welcome to display and sell their homemade crafts, baking, woodworking, artworks, home business retail wares, etc.. The event usually runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Each vendor donates a prize and everyone who attends can enter a draw to win one of them. Everyone is welcome to stop in to browse and buy.
Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail
The Cranberry Peatlands Interpretive Trail is located at the west end of Whitmore Road in Alberton. While the boardwalk is currently only partly complete, this little gem of a trail provides a unique natural experience and educational opportunity to all. The self-directed tour features a boardwalk complete with viewing pavilions and informational signage on the myriad flora and fauna which exist within the bog, which houses some provincially significant species. The project is spearheaded by cooperative efforts of the Rainy River Field Naturalists and the Rainy Lake Conservancy together with other volunteers. Development has been partially funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. To learn more about the Rainy River Valley Field Naturalists or the Rainy Lake Conservancy, click on the highlighted links above.
Annual Area Fishing Tournaments
Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship - Canada's premier bass fishing tournament is held on Rainy Lake in late July every year and is a favourite with anglers and spectators alike, with something for everyone from great fishing, big cash prizes, Daytime Land for the kids and night-time entertainment throughout!
Emo Walleye Classic - live release walleye tournament focuses fishing on the Rainy River and runs annually in Emo, Ontario in late May.
From Atikokan to Rainy River to Nestor Falls, the Rainy River District offers groomed trails and open areas complete with picturesque scenery to enhance your snowmobiling experience and enjoyment of the great outdoors. The groomed snowmachine trail maintained by the Sunset Country Snowmobile Club runs through Alberton.
Rainy River Valley Agricultural Association District Fall Fair
The Emo Fair is held each year at the RRVAA fairgrounds in Emo on the third weekend in August and is a premier event for area residents and their families, who gather to chat with old friends and acquaintances from across the District. The fair includes a midway, competitions at the grandstand, craft and agricultural displays, nightly stock car races, plus a Fair Queen contest. The fair is well-attended. As part of their emergency management programs, Alberton and other district municipalities jointy host a booth to provide free information to the public.
The Borderland Racing Association schedules races throughout the summer at the Emo Speedway. Drivers from Canada and the US compete on the 3/8th of a mile long clay banked track each weekends throughout the season. Alberton's own Steve Arpin , who now drives NASCAR, raced on the Emo Speedway during part of his early career.