Lillian Belanger's rendition of the two rivers meeting in our township
This is Watercolour Painting Class with Artist Kaija Maki. Kaija generously donates her time and knowledge once month for a $2 drop-in fee in support of the Centre.
Ready for senior's tea
The hall ready for an event
About our Centre
This is to prepare you for what you will observe when entering into the rolling hills of the picturesque Kaministiquia Valley on Highway 102. Just a short drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario, this scenic region is abundant with remarkable sights.
The Dog River meets the Matawin , hence the term "Kaministiquia" meaning, THE MEETING OF TWO RIVERS . You can observe its broad expanse below, as you ascend the overpass. Nestled amongst the stands of birch trees, and the winding Strawberry Creek, is the area's hub for local gatherings, our community centre.
The vision of the ladies of the 1940's "Stitch and Chatter" group, was to create a local Community Centre. The KCC was built in 1960, by the enthusiastic residents of the community. Weddings, socials, memorial services, craft classes, disking, and numerous other events took place at this hall and still do.
Extensive remodeling took place in 1995, which brought this quaint space into its modern state.
Nowadays, the centre is still hustling and bustling with people, anxious to gather their daily mail from the local post office, located in the foyer. It is also, where neighbourhood folks gather for the program or activity of the day. So, next time you are driving through Kam, drop in, say "Hello", take a free book from the library, read about community events on the bulletin boards and of course, don't forget your postage stamps!
Kaministiquia Community Centre, the cordial gathering place, where smiles, conversations, hugs, tears and handshaking can be seen at any given time!
About our Board and By-Laws
The Kaministiquia Community Centre Association Board is:
Eva Paris – President
Irene Britton – Vice President
Gayle Legros – Treasurer
Peter Jabs – Secretary
Liz Innanen – Director and hall bookings
Evening Social: $ 285.00
Daytime Rental: $ 170.00
Child Daytime Party Rental: $ 85.00
Meetings or Recreational Activities: $ 21.00 per hour
Deposit required upon signing of the Rental Agreement
Other specifics included in the Rental Contract
Call Kam Community Centre for more information 933-4020 or contact Liz Innanen 933-0796 & 627-2886 for hall rentals
About the area
Originally, settlers arrived from various areas of Europe, which included a large number of Finnish people. Today, you will find a diversity of nationalities in this community, living alongside some of the original families, thereby forming a colorful assortment of citizens shaping the community of Kaministiquia. Many of the historic farm properties have either been handed down through time or purchased by new inhabitants wishing to settle in the scenic Kam Valley.
Kaministiquia has a vast array of outdoor recreational adventures, such as fishing, hunting and boating on the Dog River, or canoeing in the serenity of Little Dog Lake.
Kayaking the white water of Crooked Rapids is also a popular sport, along with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, ATV exploring and nature walking. The local people enjoy harvest time after a summer of bountiful gardening.
Horse-back riders indulge in the tranquility of the desired trail riding in the Kam area.
At the far end of Silver Falls Road, is the Provincial campground, where you can discover the natural surroundings of Dog Lake, listen for the sounds of wildlife at sunset, and relax around an evening bonfire.
This is Kam Country at its finest, bursting with spectacular views and memorable experiences!