For event bookings, accessibility, capacity, and liquor licence requirements, please contact Kerry Joncas at the Municipal Office via phone (705) 843-2033 or email Keys to all vendors may be picked up at the Municipal Office one day prior to your booking but must be returned the following business day.

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.

Little Rapids Outdoor Pavilion and Ballpark

34 Little Rapids Road
Little Rapids Gazebo and Ballpark

This covered pavilion has a canteen kitchen, washrooms, and in addition to picnic tables, banquet-style tables and chairs to seat 100-plus persons. The pavilion and ballpark are ideal for hosting family/group picnics or reunions, weddings and receptions. The pavilion is available from June to mid-September only.

Sowerby Heritage Centre

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.

Historic 12-Sided Barn

1410 Basswood Lake Road

The Historic Cordukes/Weber 12-Sided Barn is available for private and public functions on a seasonal basis. For more information please see the 2024 Barn and Hall Rental.

It also hosts a Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, June to September, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For details of the historic significance, and the relocation and renovation of this barn, please visit the Historic 12-sided Barn page.

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.

Thompson Recreational Centre

23802 Hwy. 17, 1/2 km east of Hwy. 17 intersection and Dean Lake Rd.

This newly renovated 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 or the Municipal Office (705-843-2033) for membership details.

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