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Roadshow offering free activities while boosting local economy

If you’re looking for a free outing that’s good for all ages, the Great Northern Ontario Roadshow is in Parry Sound this weekend.  

The event is taking place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at Market Square Park at 27 Mary Street.

The tour has taken the organization across 50 communities, and officials boast The Great Northern Ontario Roadshow will attract 70,000 visitors, including Francophone and Indigenous audiences. 

In a previous interview with Vista Radio, Ryan Land, Director of Education and Northern Programs with Science North, said the two-day event features demonstrations and activities.

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“[The tour has activities] for, we like to say, kids of all ages 0-99. There will be food vendors and we have a big stage set up where we’ll have local entertainment.  It’ll be MC’d by northern comedian Ron Kanutski, and we’ll also have local musicians performing,” he said. “It really is all about re-energizing the local economy and tourism, inviting out makers, growers and vendors to just supercharge the local economy a little bit.”

The event will also highlight some of the private and public tourist attractions and natural wonders around the North.

***With files from Richard Coffin

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