The Nipissing Country Music Association would like to let everyone know that as long as possible, we will keep the Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest alive and without an admission charge to the Singing Contest. The Contest is maintaining it's reputation and with the help of our volunteers, our judges, our bands and our executive, it looks like we are here to stay!!!
Our sponsors and donors have really made a difference in keeping us alive as well, so we have to say "hats off to them".
To make a donation, for more information, help out with an event or enter the contest contact Harley at 705-474-0776 or by email at email@example.com
"This Country Singing Contest is known as one of the best in Ontario and we want to keep our reputation. We've had people come here from all parts of Ontario," Renaud said.
The Nipissing Country Music Association will be holding a fund raiser for the contest at the Callander Community Centre in the Spring of 2019 and a golf tournament on June 23, 2019 at Osprey Golf Course as a fund raiser for the Country Singing Contest. Entry is $100.00 per person. For more details, contact Harley @ 705-474-0776.
Some other events planned are as follows:
September 21, 2018 - Wall of Honor at Ramada Pinewood (inducting Chris Renaud with Young Country & Jason Lamoureux)
October 01, 2018 - General meeting including elections at the Voyager (Greenery)
November 17, 2018 - craft show at Callander Community Centre
November 25, 2018 - annual members' Christmas pot luck
Spring of 2019 - Special Fund Raiser at the Callander Community Centre
May 12, 2019 - Pot Luck at the Fraser Tavern
May, 2019 - Branson or Pigeon Forge Bus Trip
June 23, 2019 - Annual Golf Tournament at Osprey Links
August 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2019 - Singing Contest at Callander Community Centre
September, 2019 - another Wall of Honor to be announced.
October 07, 2019 - annual general membership meeting with elections (open to all).
November, 2019 - craft and bake sale at the Callander Community Centre
November 24, 2019 - members only Christmas get together.
January 01, 2020 - New Year's pot luck.
We had a great and successful 2018 so let's make 2019 even greater. If you have any suggestions or ideas for generating more funds, please contact us. Before anyone approaches a merchant or business about a donation or similar, could you please contact us first, so that we can make sure the business has not already been contacted, plus we can keep track of everyone and that way no one will be approached more than once. At this time, we would like to thank everyone for their help and suggestions.
On another note, please check out our brand new location for our "Wall of Honor". We are on the wall near the Hart Store in the North Bay Mall on Lakeshore.