Chi-Cheemaun Weekend Festival Delivers Amazing Weather and Family Entertainment

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By John Francis

Participants in the annual Chi-Cheemaun Weekend Cardboard Boat Races braved the colder-than-usual waters of Tobermory Harbour. In the closest race of the day, “Minions” barely edged out “Ferndale Flyer” in a photo finish. There was glorious, warm weather for all the Saturday events — boat races, bouncy castles, the JP Johnstone Slow-Pitch Tournament and the evening fireworks display.

The “Emerald Ash Borer” finished the course at the Chi-Cheemaun Weekend Cardboard Boat Races. Many other vessels capsized.
Chi-Cheemaun Weekend featured four different bouncy castles plus a dunk tank. Local (and cottager) kids had a blast.