37th annual Teddy Bears Picnic taking place Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Teddy Bear Picnic will go rain or shine.

THUNDER BAY – Calling all teddy bears and their owners for the 37th annual Teddy Bears Picnic taking place Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Parents, caretakers, children and their teddy bears are invited to Vickers Park for an afternoon of free crafts, activities and entertainment. The Teddy Bears Picnic is presented by Ontario Power Generation.

“We are excited to host the 37th Teddy Bears Picnic,” said Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “There are lots of interactive activities to take part in along with entertainment from Rodney Brown and Greg Tarlin’s Comedy & Juggling show. This family event is one not to miss!”

The picnic begins at 12 pm noon and runs until 4 pm. Highlights of the day include the Teddy Bear Parade and the Boo Boo Bear Station where you will be able to bandage, sew and repair your teddy bear. There will be entertainment featuring: Rodney Brown and a Comedy Juggling Show by Greg Tarlin. If you don’t have time to pack a lunch, there will be numerous concessionaires to choose from on-site.

This is a free family-orientated event with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Event admission is FREE. Food concessions and bouncy castles will be on site with applicable fees.

Highlights of the 2019 Teddy Bear’s Picnic include:

  • Teddy Bear Parade
  • Boo Boo Bear Station
  • Performances by Rodney Brown
  • Comedy Juggling Show by Greg Tarlin
  • Face Painting and Ballooning with the Thunder Bay Clown Club
  • Inflatables with Fun-Tastic Castles
  • Bubbles Station
  • Giant Checkers, Connect Four and Jenga
  • Rabbit Petting Zoo – Ashley’s Little Rabbitry
  • Interactive Games and Activities
  • Reading Tent for Children And Youth
  • Gymnastics Try It Zone
  • Arts and Craft Activities
  • Sponsor Booths
  • Community Groups
  • Food Concessions
  • Plus much more!

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