Thessalon Township Community Centre, 4 Little Rapids Road
This facility, the former Little Rapids school house, is available for community events, dances, dinners or private parties and is located next to the Heritage Park Museum. Please contact the municipal office to book your event. Keys to the hall may be picked up at the municipal office a few days prior to your booking but must be returned as soon as possible following your event. For accessibility, capacity, liquor licence requirements, and rental fee details please click on this link, you can view this Little Rapids Hall or Gazebo Hall Rental Information Sheet.
Little Rapids Gazebo and Ballpark, 34 Little Rapids Road
This covered gazebo has a canteen kitchen, washrooms, and in addition to picnic tables, banquet-style tables and chairs to seat 100-plus persons. The gazebo and ballpark are ideal for hosting family/group picnics or reunions, weddings and receptions. The fees and regulations are the same as for the Thessalon Township Community Centre. The gazebo is available from June to mid-September only: please contact the municipal office for schedule availability.
Sowerby Hall, 1410 Basswood Lake Road
This 100-plus year-old building is not only a community hall but was also, for a period of time, prior to amalgamation, the municipal office for the Township of Day and Bright Additional (now Ward 2 of Huron Shores). The hall is a popular venue for quilting groups, painting classes and weekly square dances throughout the year. View the Rental Agreement. For accessibility, capacity, liquor licence requirements and rental fee details, you can view this Sowerby Hall Rental Information Sheet.
To book a date for your event, contact the municipal office.
Historic Cordukes/Weber 12-Sided Barn, adjacent to Sowerby Hall
This renovated and historic structure is available for private and public functions on a seasonal basis. Contact the municipal office for availability. It also hosts a Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, June to September, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For details of the historical significance, and the relocation and renovation of this barn, please visit the Historic 12-sided Barn page on this website.
Iron Bridge Recreation Centre (Arena), 1 Chiblow Lake Road, Iron Bridge
The Iron Bridge Recreation Centre has a full-service kitchen that allows for catered functions such as wedding receptions, dinner/dances or similar private group events. It is the main venue for the Annual Agricultural Society Fall Fair held on the Saturday of Labour Day weekend, as well as flea markets, quilt and craft shows and other large-scale community celebrations. This natural ice facility hosts free public skating sessions from December to March (depending on temperature conditions), school skating classes, hockey games and other seasonal recreation activities. Please click here to view copies of the Arena Rental Agreement and the Rental Fees. For additional information contact the municipal office.
Thompson Hall Community Gym, 23802 Hwy. 17, 1/2 km east of Hwy. 17 intersection and Dean Lake Rd.
The gym is located in the former Thompson Township Community Hall/Municipal Office. Gym membership fees are $10.00/month. Please contact Bonnie at (705) 843-2168 for membership details.