It’s that time of year again! Calling all teddy bears and their owners for the annual Teddy Bears Picnic, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on Tuesday, July 10 at Vickers Park. Parents, caretakers, children and their teddy bears are invited for an afternoon of free crafts, activities and entertainment.  

“Our youngest audience members are invited to bring their favourite stuffed friend out for a day of fun,” said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “This year, we are excited to have added a world-class juggler and live children’s musical theatre to entertain this special crowd.”

The picnic begins at 12 pm and runs until 4 pm. Entertainment includesRodney Brown, Edward the Juggler, live musical theatre by All the Daze Productions and a performance by the Lockyer Brothers. Other highlights of the day include the Teddy Bear Parade and the Boo Boo Bear Station where participants will be able to bandage, sew and repair their teddy bears. For those who don’t have time to pack a lunch, numerous concessionaires will be on site.

Admission to this family-oriented event is FREE, but make sure to bring some cash for the food concessions and bouncy castles. The popular event offers plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

2018 Teddy Bears Picnic highlights:

  • Thunder Bay Clown Club              
  • Face painting with Our Kids Count
  • Inflatables with Fun-Tastic Castles
  • Giant Snakes & Ladders and Word Search Games
  • Interactive games and activities
  • Colouring and craft tables
  • Reading Tent for children and youth
  • Photo Booth
  • Gymnastics Try It Zone
  • Food vendors
  • Plus much, much more!

For more information, please visit In the event of rain, the picnic will be moved indoors to the Fort William Gardens.

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Contact: Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor at 625-2487, or