Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whitetail Deer Show Has Come and Gone

What a sight to see the arena parking lot full of vehicles! A large MNR trailer outside the entrance along with a very nice Ram truck sporting the logo 'Canada In The Rough', that could only mean one thing!  Keith Beasley was in giving a lecture on how to get the big buck.

On August 23, 2014 Assiginack held it's first ever Whitetail Deer Show to a crowd of over 250. Keith Beasley started the day off with a 2 hour lecture entertaining a crowd of 130 on how to hunt the big buck.
Keith Beasley presenting his lecture.

 With 40 entries in the photo contest, the winners were Nick Holmes and Mike Cardinal. Mother and son Trish and Aaron Leeson took first place for adult and youth categories in the BB target contest. They tied with Scott Case and Jake Robinson respectively.

Keith Beasley participating in the BB target contest. He got the best score overall!


People from all over brought in head mounts and antlers to hang on the glass for the viewing pleasure of others.


Rylan's Clothing came with a huge assortment of clothing and Perry's Gun and Bow Shop had firearms galore.
Rylan's Clothing

The biggest sheds contest had a winner of Buck Phillips taking home the cash prize.



A huge assortment of door prizes from various donors.  



 Overall it was a great day and we have started plans for next year!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cardboard Boat Races

It's our last kick at summer! Let's close it down with a fun boat race!  A cardboard one no less.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Whitetail Deer Show-August 23rd

The Township of Assiginack’s first ever Whitetail Deer Show is almost upon us- August 23rd! We have so many exciting things happening at the show. 

Keith Beasley

It starts with a lecture at 9 am with Keith Beasley of the hit tv show ‘Canada In The Rough’ and ‘Ontario Monster Whitetails’ magazine. If you want to come and hear from an expert in how to hunt the big buck. Separate tickets for the lecture are $5 each. 

The show starts at 11 am. We just secured a world class archer who will be demonstrating in the ball field adjacent to the arena! We have vendors selling firearms, ammunition, various displays including taxidermy, Manitoulin Gun Club, MNR and more!

Not only that, we have some great contests going on that have cash prizes! We have a BB gun target contest for youth 7 and over, and a separate category for adults. We supply the BB guns, you show us how good your aim and accuracy is! This event runs from 11 am – 2 pm, so make sure you give it a try. Cash prize for each division!
We have a certified FROW measurer coming in to measure shed antlers for the ‘Biggest Shed Antler’ contest. All entries of antlers must be in by noon. The winner of this walks away with a $100 cash prize!
Keith Beasley

Bring in your ‘Best Trail Camera’ photo for a cash prize of $25. Bring in your ‘Best Hunting’ photo of you with your big buck, the gang at the hunt camp or another fun deer hunt photo and enter to win a $25 cash prize!
If you hunt, you have camouflage or blaze orange clothing. Bring in your unwanted hunting clothing and drop it off at our ‘Camo Swap’ table where you can swap it with some other clothing or purchase someone else’s at a cheap price.

Do you have that set of big buck antlers hanging on your wall that you wish others could see your success?  Bring them in and put them on display so that everyone may have viewing pleasure. Please note, they are securely mounted to the wall, have tables in front of them and have barriers 6' out so no one can actually go that close and touch them.

There are refreshments available, ample parking, and guaranteed to be a great time, so be sure to drop by and check out our Whitetail Deer Show.


Show runs from 11 am – 4 pm, admission is adults $5, children 12 and over $3, and children under 12 free. For further information call the municipal office at 705 859-3196.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Our Library Had A Party!

A birthday party that is. Assiginack Public Library turned 75 this year, and librarian Debbie Robinson made sure there was a celebration.


Debbie put in many late nights to ensure that each decade was documented with literature, pictures and fun stories. Last week it all came to fruition with a birthday party in the library.

Did you know that from the library's conception in 1939 until 1956, it was ran all by volunteers?



There was a huge turnout, all there to celebrate what the library means to those in the community.
Debbie gave a great speech in which she hilighted on the decades and how the library came to be where it is today. It has certainly moved throughout the town in various locations.


When it came time to cut the cake, two lovely ladies stepped forward and Debbie explained that their father, Dr. A. Marshall Laverty was the first chairman of the library board, and played a big part in getting the library for the community. 

MaryAnn DeChastelain and Lea Rutherford cut the cake.

There were 6 decades of library board members present.

From left to right: David Smith, Marg Reckahn, Viv Lafraniere, Kay Virtanen, Marie Butler, Marilyn Moggy, Alison Greenhill, Catherine Bassett, sitting-Debbie Robinson.

Debbie made a point of introducing Richard, a guy who has helped her tremendously throughout the last few years doing whatever was asked of him. She stated she will miss him as he and his family move down south, but she made sure she gave him addresses to all seven of the libraries in the area of his new home!


It was a wonderful evening of history, friendship and cake!  As Debbie stated, "It isn't just about the books in this library!"

Here's to 75 more Assiginack Public Library!