02 Sep 2019

What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in September?

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What’s Happening in Sarnia-Lambton in September?

It’s hard to believe summer is over already. It seems like it just started, but already the weather is starting to cool off, and of course, kids are heading back to school. We hope you had a chance to take in the nice weather, the beaches and events that have been happening around the Sarnia-Lambton area this summer. And if you were in the Sarnia real estate market, hopefully, you found what you were looking for or sold your home. It’s a busy time for real estate in Sarnia, and now with kids off to school, things could slow a little. However, with the market still hot, it’s going to be a busy September as well.

Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean the events in the area go cold. In fact, many great events happen during the fall months, perfect for families in mind. So, as your kids have new experiences in school, check out these experiences across Sarnia-Lambton.

Art in the Park

Over 30 years ago, Art in the Park started as a small, 10 exhibitor event. Today, it’s nearly 80 exhibitors and continues to grow each year. Held this year on Sept. 7 at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove, Art in the Park returns with the help from the Rotary Club of Sarnia. It truly has become one of Sarnia-Lambton’s premier events each year, and a great way to kick off the month of September. All artwork at the event is original, with no resale of items. So, what you see is made by amazing artists, sculptors, weavers, potters and more. Art in the Park runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire Fit Championships

If you’re still in the mood for something hot, then the Fire Fit Championships should do the trick. The competition, which is being held at Lambton College Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence, tasks firefighters to perform common emergency situations. The FireFit competition has made it to television and has been an amazing display of physical strength by the men and women who battle fires for a living. Things like ladder climbing with a heavy pack, pulling a body, pulling up a hose and much more will showcase the amazing abilities these people have. The competition runs from Sept 7-8.

Sarnia-Lambton Hockey Season Starts

September means one thing – hockey season is back! And there are plenty of local junior teams ready to take to the ice.

The Sarnia Legionnaires junior B hockey team will get their season started on Sept. 7-8 at the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League showcase. The first glimpse at home will be on Sept. 12, the team’s home opener, when they take on the Chatham Maroons. Puck drop is at 7:10 p.m. at the Sarnia Arena. The Legionnaires finished last season 23-18-2-5, fourth place in the GOJHL’s Western Conference. However, they fell to LaSalle in the first round of the playoffs.

In Junior C hockey, the two Lambton County teams will start their season against each other, as the Mooretown Flags travel to take on the Petrolia Flyers on Sept. 19 at the Greenwood Recreation Centre. It’s the first game of the season for both teams, while Mooretown will host their home opener on Sept. 21 against Blenheim. Both teams play out of the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference in the Stobbs Division and are still looking for their first division championship.

Finally, the Sarnia Sting will open their season in the Ontario Hockey League on Sept. 20 when they welcome the Hamilton Bulldogs to town. There will be plenty of chances to see the Sting on home ice through the first couple weeks of the season, as the Sting play five home games through their first six games of the season. Sarnia finished 28-33-5-2 last season, seventh place in the Western Conference.

Forest Fall Fair

Fall also means something else – the return of fall fairs! Forest kicks off the fair season at the Forest Fairgrounds with the 2019 fair which will include the midway, a petting zoo, the iFlip acrobatic show, a motorcycle stunt show, a Paw Patrol meet and greet and a demolition derby to finish things up on Sunday. Plus, all the fair food you could ask for! The fair has been a mainstay in Forest since 1870 and has been at its current location since 1909. Admission is $10 per person.

Cars and Racing

If you’re into cars and racing, then September has two events for you to check out. First, the Bruce Redman Antique Car Show in Arkona takes place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show attracts more than 150 classic cars and is a great way to enjoy the last weekend of the summer in Arkona. If you need a little more speed, however, the last drag racing weekend of the year will happen on Sept. 28-29 at the Grand Bend Motorplex. FallFest Weekend will see some fast cars rip down the stretch looking for the fastest times.

Back to School for Sarnia-Lambton

Depending on your child, they could be loving the fact that school is back in, or wishing they were still on summer break. But Sarnia-Lambton is heading back to school and we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe school year. Sarnia-Lambton is an amazing family community and our local schools are a big part of building that community today and in the future.

For those looking to enter that community, Price & Associates Realty would be more than happy to help you find a home located near the school you want your child to attend. Whether you are in Sarnia, Mooretown, Petrolia, Arkona, Lambton Shores, Forest or anywhere in between, Lambton County is a great place to live, grow a family and as seen by this list, have plenty of amazing events and experiences to take your family to. Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, even though school is back on, as we head towards the fall in just a few short weeks.