Wiarton-Willie- Ground Hog Day 2016
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Groundhog Day

The countdown to the traditional Spring Prediction is upon us. Wiarton Willie 60th Anniversary Groundhog Day February 2nd, 2016.

So far we’re trending toward an early spring according to the votes we’ve received on twitter.

Wiarton Willie was a Canadian groundhog who lived in the community of Wiarton in Bruce County, Ontario. Every February 2, on Groundhog Day, Willie took part in the local Wiarton Willie Festival. His role is to predict whether there will be an early spring. Although the original Wiarton Willie died, the Wiarton Groundhog Day celebrations continue each year with successors of the original Willie, also referred to as “Wiarton Willie.” read more from Wikipedia link

Here is a sample of just a few of the exciting events from January 24th to Groundhog day; February 2nd, 2016

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  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Willie’s 60th Diamond Dinner Gala
  • Will Historical Display
  • Gateway Crowning King & Queen
  • Hockey Tournament
  • Sno-Pitch Tournament
  • Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
  • Snow Hill
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Groundhog Jog
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • Willie Craft Show
  • Zoo Guts
  • Big & Small Igloo
  • Maple Taffy on Snow
  • Local Log Wood Show
  • Willie 60th Parade

For more information visit: www.visitwiarton.ca

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