Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Volunteer Registration Now On-line

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Volunteer Registration Now On-line

On June 6, 2016, Sportsnet and Scotiabank announced the City of Kenora as the host community for the 17th annual edition of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. The national live broadcast will take place on Saturday February 18, 2017 from the Whitecap Pavilion on Kenora’s harbourfront.

Kenora’s local organizing committee has been working on the schedule for this six day celebration of our hockey history and traditions. With every major event of this size, the success of the event will be dependent on many volunteers to run the numerous activities planned. A volunteer sign up is now on-line for those who may be interested in being part of this grass roots hockey festival, which will become another important part of Kenora’s hockey history.

“There is no better way to show your pride and love for our community than volunteering”, says Sheelagh Reid, Volunteer Coordinator. “I do believe that it’s the many volunteers behind the scenes that enable us to host events like Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in a way that welcomes all participants into our community.“

Volunteers are needed in several areas, such as set up/clean up, security, swag assistants, entertainment, drivers, food service, information and directions, parking lot attendants, and pond hockey assistants.

People interested in becoming a volunteer are asked to register on

Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk 807-467-2191

Notice to Coney Island Residents

The last day for Coney Island recycling and waste pickup for this year will be Tuesday September 6th (Tuesday after Labour Day). Regular pickup will resume next May!

City Yard Sale

The City of Kenora is holding a yard sale of surplus supplies and equipment.  A silent auction sealed bid format will be used.   Everyone is welcome to stop in at the Operations building on Fourteenth Street North on Saturday August 27 from 8 a.m. until noon to browse through the items.


Vehicle Sale 2016

Bidders List 2016

Surplus List 2016

Lake of the Wood Development Commission Hosting Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Lake of the Woods Development Commission.  The Discovery Centre will be buzzing with good news stories from the past year in economic development, tourism and special events.


Deer Bow Hunt Packages Now Available

The 2016 Deer Bow Hunt packages are now available for pick-up at City Hall reception.  The Bow Hunt is open from September 1 until December 15.

The package includes a copy of the Amendment to Discharge Firearms By-law which permits the Deer Bow Hunt and a detailed map of the hunt area south of the by-pass.

New this year, the survey we ask hunters to complete at the end of the season is now on-line, through Survey Monkey.  The link is in the package.

Also new this year, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has made 250 Additional Deer Seals available for the harvest of white-tailed deer in Wildlife Management Unit 7B. All 250 Additional Deer Seals can be filled through participation in the City of Kenora bow hunt during the bow, rifle, shotgun and muzzle-loading seasons.  Of these 250 Additional Deer Seals, 50 are “restricted to parts of the City of Kenora south of the Highway 17A Bypass” while the remaining 200 are also usable elsewhere in Wildlife Management Unit 7B. In addition, hunters can fill their regular buck or antlerless deer tags for Wildlife Management Unit 7B as part of the City of Kenora bow hunt. Hunters participating in the City of Kenora bow hunt are required to be familiar with locations where harvest can occur and are asked to review the amended Discharge of Firearms By-law 66-2016.

Information on the City of Kenora Bow Hunt can be found on-line in the Hunting section.

Canada Summer Games “One Year Out” Event

Please join the Canada Games Committee this Saturday at Garrow Park to celebrate one year until our HUGE event in 2017!!!

Lots of activities planned for the family and watch the rowing competitors while enjoying a charity barbeque and enjoy the music of the Freaky Green Beatles!


Converting Parking Meters to New Rates

The City of Kenora By-law Enforcement Division is in the process of converting all parking meters to the new rate. There are stickers on the meters to indicate the new rate which is $1 per hour and acceptable coins: $2, $1 and 25¢. Please note that if other coins are deposited, the meter will not register valid parking time. Please ensure the proper coins are deposited to avoid a parking ticket.

To report a problem with a parking meter, please call City Hall 467-2000.



Information and Registration Fair Coming Up

Mass Registration

Tuesday August 30th and Wednesday August 31st

6 – 8 pm

At the Kenora Recreation Centre

From Scouts Registration, to Air Cadets, Competitive Swimming, Martial Arts, Aerialettes and so Much More…

For more information, please call 467-2087

Beaches, Parks & Trails

The City of Kenora,  along with consultants Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc., would like to thank stakeholders, representatives of community organizations, and the public who contributed to the 2016 Kenora Beaches, Parks and Trails project plan through phone interviews, focussed meetings, and the public open house.

Strategic planning ensures that the City of Kenora is best positioned to secure funding,  from other levels of government, local organizations and community donors with shovel-ready projects such as those envisioned in the 2016 Kenora, Beaches Parks and Trails Plan.

The 2016 parks’ conceptual site plans support the City of Kenora Official Plan (2015) and City of Kenora Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan which both identify Kenora’s goals of becoming an “inclusive, sustainable, healthy, four-season lifestyle community with a healthy economy that welcomes all, and respects the Aboriginal peoples and traditions so that generations can thrive, prosper, and contribute to meaningful lives.” Particular focus was placed on the 2016 parks’ conceptual site designs to be fully accessible in order to create park spaces that are inclusive and which will provide equal opportunity for all ages and abilities as identified in ‘The City of Kenora 2014 – 2019 Accessibility Plan’ & ‘Ontarians with Disabilities Act’ (2005).

If you are interested in collaborating with the City of Kenora on one of the projects found within the 2016 Kenora Beaches, Parks & Trails Plan, please contact Andrew Glassco, Manager of Community and Development Services via email:

Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre Closed on August 10th

Please be advised that the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre will be closed to the public on Wednesday August 10th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.

Travel and tourism information will be available at a kiosk outside the Discovery Centre, by visiting the Harbourfront Pavilion, or by contacting Tourism Kenora at 807-467-4637 or