Catch the Magic – The Countdown is on!

The official countdown to the Festival of Northern Lights is on. In just 3 weeks and 2 days, we will celebrate the kick off of our 27th season with our annual Opening Night Ceremonies. We will hope you will join us on Friday, November 14th. For more information on what will be happening that night, please see the next column.

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Festival of Northern Lights Opening Night Ceremonies

It’s that time of year again and we are getting excited for Opening Night.

This year’s Opening Night will take place on Friday, November 14th, beginning at 5:45 pm. We hope you will join us at the Queen’s Park Bandshell .

Here is a list of what you can expect to see on Opening Night:

- Owen Sound City Band
- The Salvation Army Bany (City Hall Front Plaza)
- The 8th Street Band
- Klash the Clown
- West Hill Secondary School Food Booth
- Owen Sound and North Grey Public Library will be offering some excellent children’s activities
- Owen Sound Farmer’s Market Vendors will be open with their unique offerings
- Spectaclular Fireworks Display

And of course the flip of the switch. This year we are thrilled to have Fay Harshman from Tim Hortons flip the swithc to thank her for her many years of support of the Festival.

This year’s Festival of Northern Lights is dedicated in memory of long-time Festival Volunteer, Margaret Post. We look forward to having Margie’s family with us that evening to honour her.

Don’t forget that downtown merchants are open late for Moonlight Magic. So you can get a headstart on your Christmas Shopping!

Come Catch the Magic!

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Are you looking for an excellent Volunteer Opportunity?

The Festival of Northern Lights is always looking for talented, creative people to join our family. Any and all interests can be accomodated. No experience is necessary and we are happy to train you on your desired tasks.

We currently have 6 committees that you may wish to be a part of:
Board of Directors
Special Events
Set-up & Tear Down

For more information on how you can become part of this one of a kind event, please contact Leah at the Festival Office at 519-376-4440 ext. 1225 or e-mail us at

We look forward to welcoming you to our Festival Family!

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Come See the Lights and Catch the Magic! November 14th 2014 to January 4th 2015

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