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Come Celebrate the 25th Anniversary
of the Norseman Festival!

Canada  150th -  July 21st – July 23rd  Red Lake, Ontario

Bringing back the true spirit of The Norseman Festival in 2017!

Bush plane Fly-By  |  Entertainment  |  Guest Speakers  |  Local Vendors and Artisans

Community Group Events  |  Family Fun Kid’s Activities  |  Fireworks and More!

Admission: $5 per day / $10 weekend pass / Children 5 and under FREE

Featuring The Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team Air Show and Meet & Greet

“Dynamic and respected aerobatic team flying 4 stunning vintage WWII aircraft. Their tight formations and jaw dropping aerobatic maneuvers will surely wow the crowd!”

 www.canadianharvards.com

Canadian Harvard Tam Photo

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE NORSEMAN FESTIVAL

Take a trip back to the first Norseman Festival in 1992.  Events include the Norseman Fly-by, Float Pumping and Floatplane Loading competitions.

On June 28th, 1992, CF-DRD powered up for it’s last ride, crossing Howey Bay in Red Lake and returning to the maintenance base where it was recently overhauled. Shortly after, it was mounted on a pedestal in the new Norseman Park. It continues to be the symbol of Red Lake, and a nod to our rich aviation history.

This is a home video of that day. We hope friends, pilots, Red Lakers, and Norseman enthusiasts might enjoy the nostalgia of these clips.

Vendor Application Form

The Norseman Festival Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Festival.   The Festival Market will be open to vendors wishing to sell food products and goods that are locally/regionally/Canadian Grown or made, while Takeout Vendors will sell hot foods/ready to eat foods.

Download the application (PDF)

SELECTED EVENTS AT THE 2017 FESTIVAL

DOWNLOAD FULL SCHEDULEFRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND LONG!

AT THE CENTENNIAL PARK STAGE

Friday, July 21 – 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, July 22 - Noon to 9pm

Sunday, July 23 - Noon to 4pm

More Information  |  See Poster

NORSEMAN VENDORS MARKET ALL WEEKEND LONG!

CENTENNIAL PARK 

Friday, July 21 – 5pm to 8pm

Saturday, July 22 - Noon to 8pm

Sunday, July 23 - Noon to 4pm

VENDORS LIST

Asiana | Branstone Financial Strategies | Chukuni Rod & Gun Club | Clever Corvid Art | EC Photography | Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mines | G&O Soap n’ Stuff | Investors Group |  Jimmy It Up Jewelry | JK Apparel | Made by Hand | Meraki Ink | Northern Kriket | NW Ont Aviation Heritage Centre | OPSEU | Patrick Hunter Design | Peru 2 U | RL District Chamber of Commerce | RL Francophone Association | Seesaw Kielbasa Printing | Sun Life Financial | The Kindness Rock Project | Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

FOOD VENDORS

Gropps Meat | Lutheran Church | Penny’s Cakes & Pastries | RL Area Emergency Shelter | The Black Oven  | Ukrainian Church |United Church

HUNGRY – TRY ONE OF THESE FOOD EVENTS

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Royal Canadian Legion – Red Lake
Saturday, July 22 - 8:00am to 10:30am
Adults $10.00 | Children $5.00
Includes: pancakes, sausage, coffee/tea/juice
Prepared by Penny’s Cakes and Pastries

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UKRAINIAN DINNER

Royal Canadian Legion – Red Lake
Saturday, July 22 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
$18.00 per plate
Includes: perogies, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, sausage, beets
Prepared by St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church Ladies

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FOOD BOOTHS

Centennial Park
All Weekend Long
Sample the delicious options at one of the food booths

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – “OZZY”

RED LAKE REGIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Friday, July 21 - 6pm to 8pm

Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There’s only one problem: no dogs allowed! Unable to bring their beloved Ozzy along for the ride, they settle on the next best thing, a top-of-the-line canine spa called Blue Creek. This picture perfect place turns out to be a facade constructed by its villainous owner to capture dogs. Ozzy will soon end up in the real Blue Creek, a prison for dogs, run by dogs. Ozzy will have to avoid danger and find strength in his new friends, Chester, Fronky and Doc to escape the prison and return home safely. The narrative of ‘OZZY’ aims to follow in the footsteps of movies which employs Pixar-like quality and fun. ‘OZZY’ is an animated comedy-adventure movie targeted for kids of all ages and represents family entertainment at its best. The story itself is based, almost entirely, around dogs. ‘OZZY’ falls into the “prison movie” genre with funny tributes to the great prison…

More Information

NORSEMAN SLOW PITCH TOURNAMENT

RED LAKE BALL FIELD

Friday, July 21 – 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, July 22 – 8 am  to 11 pm
Sunday, July 23 – 8 am to 4 pm

BED RACES 2017

HAMMELL ROAD

Saturday, July 22 – 4 to 6 pm

Teams of five (4 pushing & 1 in bed)

Bring your ‘bed’ to the Red Lake Rec Centre Categories: Best Dressed & Most Creative Come out for an afternoon of fun and creativity!

Contact Dale Butterfield at 727-0567 for more information

See Poster

CRAFT BEER TENT 

CENTENNIAL PARK

Friday, July 21 – 5pm to 8pm

Saturday, July 22 - Noon to 8pm

Sunday, July 21 - Noon to 4pm

WINE TASTING SEMINAR 

HERITAGE CENTRE

Sunday, July 21 - 2pm to 4pm

$10 Entry – limited registration – Heritage Centre

See Poster

THE CANADIAN HARVARD ACROBATIC TEAM AIR SHOW

OVER HOWEY BAY

Saturday, July 22 – 8:30pm  &  Sunday, July 23 – 4 pm

More Information

FIREWORKS

HOWEY BAY

Saturday, July 22 – 10pm

Enjoy the fireworks over Howey Bay – approx 10:00pm

NORSEMAN DOG EVENTS

CENTENNIAL PARK | RED LAKE MARINE BOAT LAUNCH

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DOG AGILITY FUN RUN

CENTENNIAL PARK
Sunday, July 23 - 1pm

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DOCK JUMPING

RED LAKE MARINE BOAT LAUNCH
Sunday, July 23- 3pm

See Poster

CHUKUNI ROD AND GUN CLUB GUEST DAY

GUN CLUB – HWY 105 

Sunday, July 23 - 1pm

REGISTER: Saturday, July 22 @ CENTENNIAL PARK  12 Noon to 8pm

OR Sunday, July 23 @ THE GUN GLUB – 9am to 1pm

Come out and learn about handgun safety and actually fire a handgun
Handguns 9am to 11:30am
22 Rimfire and Archery 11:30am to 1pm

See Poster

3RD ANNUAL GREAT RED LAKE BBQ CHALLANGE

OUTDOOR HOCKEY RINK (entrance on park side)

Sunday, July 23 –  5pm

Ribs Served at 5:30pm / Judging at 7pm

NORSEMAN FLYPAST

HOWEY BAY

Sunday, July 23 – 5pm

Forever Green Gift Boutique

OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

GOLDCORP GR LOGO 180
RED LAKE GR LOGO 180
TB AIRPORT GR LOGO 180
STANDARD INSURANCE GR LOGO 180
SLING CHOKER GR LOGO 180
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ckdr logo 180
canada 150 bottom logo
RL SEAPLANE-180

Copyright © Norseman Floatplane Festival 2016 - all rights reserved.
The Norseman Festival Committee – P.O. Box P.O. Box 122, Red Lake, Ontario, P0V 2M0, Canada
Phone: (807) 727-3021  Toll Free: (877) 727-3021

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Norseman Festival Committee, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.