Family Day - February 15, 2016  

Looking for ways to have FUN with the whole family on Family Day?  Look no further as the Town of South Bruce Peninsula has spectacular activities planned all day long on Monday, February 15th for Free! 

Billiards anyone?  Try a game of pool at Lloyd's Smoke Shop, Wiarton, 10 am-4 pm.  

Join a horse-drawn sleigh around Bluewater Park from 10 am-12 noon courtesy of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.  Loading and unloading at the pool parking lot across from the arena on George Street. 

Want to enjoy the outdoors?  Strap on your skis or snowshoes and take a tour around the Sauble Cross Country Ski Trails open for free all day.  Then get warmed up in the clubhouse from 11:00 am-1:00 pm with a hot chocolate and a hot dog.  The Clubhouse is located at 931 Sauble Parkway, north of the SaubleFallsBridge. 

The Bruce Peninsula Sportsmen's Association are holding a BBQ and Archery Demonstration from 12-2 pm.  Drop in for a tour of the fish hatchery, try your archery skills and finish off with a BBQ in the club house, located off County Road 13 between Wiarton and Oliphant. 

Looking for a little exercise?  Strap on your skates for a free skate at the Wiarton Arena from 1-3 pm courtesy of RBC. 

Join the Sauble Sandpipers at the Sauble Beach Community Centre for Floor Shuffleboard 1-3 pm.  

Then for the grand finale ... 4:30-6:30 pm at the Wiarton Propeller Club, enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner cooked by Chef Andy and served by special guests.  Dessert is courtesy of Wiarton Foodland and Fretz's ValuMart. 

There are countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, tobogganing or building a snowman!  Want to stay indoors? Play a board game, colour/draw pictures, make a puzzle or build a fort with pillows.  Most important, have fun as a family! 

Family Day is a great opportunity for families to spend time together playing, laughing and having fun together.  We encourage you and your family to play together for Family Day 2016! 

For further information, visit the Town of South Bruce Peninsula website, or contact the Recreation Programmer. 

Karen Neerhof
Recreation Programmer
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
519-534-1400 ext. 103


January 26, 2016 

Greater Metro Hockey League to Establish a Team in Wiarton 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has the great pleasure of announcing they have signed a three year contract with Tina and Joe Ziel to bring a Greater Metro Hockey League (GMHL) Junior A hockey team to Wiarton commencing in the 2016 / 2017 season. 

This is a great news story for South Bruce Peninsula and the Town of Wiarton.  Those who remember enjoying WOAA senior hockey in the Wiarton Arena when the Wiarton Redmen and Wiarton Devils called Wiarton home will once again be able to go to the Wiarton Arena to watch the great Canadian pastime "hockey"! 

The GMHL was established in 2006.  Their website explains that the league had visions of growth and " the league had two clearly articulated goals: to increase the international flavor of Junior Hockey in Central Canada as well as locate and establish teams in the cities and towns passionate about hosting this new brand of Junior Hockey." 

GMHL teams have a history of integrating into the municipality which hosts them. Players are visibly present at municipal events, perform community service and billet with families in their local communities. Some players will attend classes at the local high school. 

Council and Staff are excited about the opportunity to work with an established ownership group of a GMHL franchise and bring competitive hockey back to Wiarton and our Municipality. 

Despite any previous announcements, the owners of the new Wiarton team have not yet chosen a name however they will not revive any previous Wiarton team names.  The team owners are presently giving careful consideration to a new name and we look forward to the announcement once a name has been chosen. 

Mayor Janice Jackson adds "The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is thrilled to welcome a GMHL Junior A hockey team. Our new Wiarton team will be a wonderful addition to this hockey town of ours and I have no doubt our community is more than eager to rally around its very first Junior A hockey club" 

Town of South Bruce Peninsula
PO Box 310, 315 George Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Toll Free 1-877-534-1400