Mark your calendars for July 21, 22 & 23, 2017!
The 18th annual Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival des bûcherons promises to deliver amazing entertainment and activities that will engage the whole family.
Tickets are available online or by visiting the Kapuskasing Welcome Centre. For more information, please call the festival box office: 705-335-2244 or toll free 1-800-463-6432.
The Trews formed in 1997 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and have released five studio albums, one acoustic album and have just recently released a greatest hits compilation named Time Capsule.
With two achieving Canadian Gold Sales status, seventeen Top-10 singles, (two of them #1) and two Digital Gold sales status, multiple awards for best single, video and live group, and over 1,000 International live shows under their belt, this Canadian rock band never rests.
You will not want to miss out on seeing The Trews live in Kap! It's time to "Sing Your Heart Out"!
Bleeker are steadily building a rock-solid name for themselves across North America. Originally from Orillia, Ontario, the Bleeker boys live to play and play to live.
Musically, Bleeker cross-pollinate the swagger of The Rolling Stones with psych-tinged groove, and therefore they fall among the likes of The Black Keys, Jet, Royal Blood, and The Struts in the alt-rock spectrum.
Their hit single "Highway" from their album Erase You, is gaining lots of air play on rock radio and is included in many Spotify playlists.
Be there as Bleeker open for The Trews on Saturday, July 22!
Those who purchase their tickets before May 1, 2017, will be eligible to win a Meet and Greet with The Trews.
Ten lucky fans, chosen by random draw, will have the exclusive opportunity to socialize with the band backstage. What's more, the ten winners get to bring one guest each for the meet and greet.
Tickets also available at the Welcome Centre. Call 1-800-463-6432 or 705-335-2244 for more information.
Make sure to like the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival Facebook page to stay updated!
|Musical Entertainment in Riverside Park (Friday-Sunday)|
|Here is the musical entertainment line-up for this year's Lumberjack Heritage Festival in Riverside Park:
Friday, July 21, 2017: Party in the Park
Estelle Deschamps & The RoadRyders
Hailing from Cochrane, Smooth Rock Falls, Moonbeam and Iroquois Falls, Estelle Deschamps & The RoadRyders will be kicking things off during the Opening Ceremonies in Riverside Park.
The 5-piece band is comprised of band members: Stephanie and Serge Rivard on guitar and vocals, Denis Haché on drums, John Lemieux on bass, and of course, Estelle Deschamps, lead vocalist.
The group will get you into the party mood with their wide range of French and English songs in the rock, blues, pop and country genres, and original tunes from Estelle's two albums.
Headlining Friday night's Party in the Park is Cochrane's very own Kickback Tracii. The group, formed in 2014, is beginning to make a real big splash on the music scene with the release of their latest single, "Ten Beers Down". We're thrilled to be showcasing this party band as they will be entertaining the crowd until after the fireworks display.
Kickback Tracii is comprised of four band members: Eric Girard and Mitch Jean on vocals and guitar, Chris Burton on bass, and Paul Joanis on drums.
Saturday, July 22: Daytime in Riverside Park
The How Do You Like Me Nows
Freshly-formed band, The How Do You Like Me Nows, are new to the Lumberjack stage. Hailing from Kapuskasing, founding member, Dennis Jr. Habel, has toured across Canada and has shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, Rheostatics, 54/40, Ascot Royals, and Blue Rodeo with his previous band, The Dirty Love Band. His former group holds a hall of fame award for the London, ON, music awards for most popular blues act 3 years in a row from 2008-2010.
The How Do You Like Me Nows' dummer, Dan Tremblay, released 3 records and has toured Canada with his former group, The Alaska Army Band. Also hitting the stage are Junior Thiffeault and Jessie Chimm, as part of a 705 Studios artist showcase. Get ready to enjoy some great original music!
Barrel House Blues Band
Hometown favourites, the Barrel House Blues Band, comprised of band members Kurtis Edwards, Adam Simard, Rolly Desilets and Luke Simard, formed in the spring of 2007. Their music is a blend of R&B, Chicago, Texas and British Blues. With a twist of Outlaw Country and straight forward Rock and Roll, they pay homage to their blue collar roots.
BHBB are a melting pot of high energy, hard working, riping blues rock music. However when called upon can be smooth and stinging. The energy and vibe of their live shows are certain to leave any blues fan satisfied!
James Croteau Jr.
Wrapping up our Saturday music in the park is James Croteau Jr. James has been playing music practically all his life - he self-taught himself "In a Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly on the organ within one hour of hearing it on The Simpsons - he was only 5 years old at the time! James plays a wide range of instruments: the drums, piano, harmonica, organ, guitar and bass, and to top it off, he sings too!
He isn't new to the Kapuskasing music scene - James has performed at past lumberjack shows, community talent showcases, school concerts, fundraisers, and many solo engagements. He's also recorded two solo albums under the pseudonym of John Fog.
Sunday, July 23: Daytime in Riverside Park
Off The Kuff
Returning to the Lumberjack stage is local band Off The Kuff, comprised of band members Mitch Desbiens, Rolly Desilets and Marc Desilets. OTK will be hitting the stage on Sunday afternoon.
These local favourites are sure to entertain groups of all ages by playing everyone's all-time favourites from rock to country and folk to blues songs.
Kieran & Justin
A couple of professional imports to Kapuskasing, Justin Renaud and Kieran Harding spent a few years entertaining the patrons and staff of every establishment that would have them.
They are back together by popular demand and after a 2 year break, their passionate delivery of old favourites and a few surprises are bound to please.
From classic rock to country to your favorite Irish jig, this duo will get your toe tapping in 4/4 time!
The youngest musician to hit the Lumberjack stage this year is Kapuskasing native, Justin Leclair. The 15-year old isn't new to the local music scene - he's performed at many community events fundraisers and weddings, and even opened for Karl Wolf during his passage through town a few years ago.
Justin undoubtedly inherited his passion for music from his large musical family. The multi-instrumentalist started playing music at the young age of 4 years old, and started performing for the public at age 9. Justin is a member of his high school's house band, Les Cité Rockers, and plays the guitar, piano, mandolin and the ukulele. What's more, Justin is a finalist in the St-Jean Festival's singing contest - "La Voix d'chez nous".
|Amateur Lumberjack Competitions|
Live a day in the life of a lumberjack and try your hand at axe-throwing and chainsaw bucking! Register your team to compete in the Amateur Lumberjack Competitions on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
Download the Official Entry Form here.
For more information, call or visit us at the Kapuskasing Welcome Centre at 705-335-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return completed Entry Form either by fax, email or in person at the Welcome Centre.
Address: 25 Millview Road, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X6
|Schedule of Events|
Riverside Park - Opening Hours
Friday, July 21: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stay tuned for the complete schedule of events!
Want to sell or promote your product or service in the Lumberjack Festival Marketplace?
Click here to fill out the Vendor Application form*.
*Food Vendors must also complete the Special Event Application form required by the Porcupine Health Unit.
Are you a non-profit organization searching for the perfect platform to raise awareness?
Click here to fill out the Information Kiosk form.
Lumberjack Heritage Festival concert tickets and park passes are now available for purchase online and at the Kapuskasing Welcome Centre.
Sports Palace concert tickets to see The Trews and Bleeker are $55.00 each.
Individual park passes are available for $5.00 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Welcome Centre or at the gates the day-of.
Call 1-800-463-6432 or 705-335-2244 or email email@example.com for more information.
Can you believe the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival des bûcherons is celebrating its 18th anniversary this year?! This milestone would not have been achieved without the continued support from our sponsors.
The Lumberjack Festival is an important event for Kapuskasing, not only for leisure and tourism purposes, but it also contributes a significant economic impact for the region in the accommodation, transportation, recreation, food and retail industries. Last year, the Festival generated over $1.3 million in visitor spending in the Cochrane District. It's an opportunity to give back to the community and to support Kapuskasing's signature event!
We look forward to creating and building a valuable partnership with you!
Want to be part of something great, and give back to your community? Why not join our team of volunteers!
Click here to sign-up as a volunteer for the Lumberjack Heritage Festival.
|Dry-site camping is offered at La Forge Jos Godin. Cost is $25+HST for the whole weekend. Call 705-335-2244 or 1-800-463-6432 to reserve a campsite or fill out the Reservation Form.|