Rayside-Balfour Days

Thursday (June 9)

We’re in good handsins

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Whitewater Park

  • Demonstrations/Displays
    • EMS
    • Fire and
    • Police Servicese

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    • Music by::
      • Cold Cut
      • PRAM

10:00 pm / 22 h

    • Fireworks Show by Dream Catcher

Productions Café Heritage in planning for its annual Rayside Balfour Heritage Days Festival has taken on a new strategic focus in moving from providing entertainment to education and ultimately leading to experiential opportunities. The purpose of the project is to create an intimate acoustic setting where our performers; both professional and amateur, will be able to create a fun afternoon filled with story telling, jamming, dancing, and connecting with walk-in artists from across North-Eastern Ontario.

Friday (June 10)

$10 or Pay What You Can

Chelmsford Arena

  • 6:00 pm Doors open
  • 7:00 pm Concert
    • Rodney Meilleur (Host)
    • Duncan Cameron (Celtic/Folk/East Coast)
    • Claude Lecuyer (Country/Blue Grass)
    • Paul Lemelin (Chansons a Répondre)
    • Johnny Williams (Rock n Roll)

SATURDAY (June 11)

10 am to 11 am


Ecole Champlain-Errington-Main-Edward-back to École Champlain

  • Blue Saints
  • Imperial Knights
  • Sudbury & District Pipe Band
  • Sudbury Sea Cadets
  • Sudbury Police Pipe Band
  • Community Floats


1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Celtic/Folk/East Coast
    • Duncan Cameron (Host)
    • Lou Hayden
    • Mel Makela
    • Walk-On Artists
  • Chansons a Répondre
    • Patrick Breton (host)
    • Angelo Paquette
    • Jean-Guy Rivard
    • Walk-On Artists
  • Country/Blue Grass
    • Marc Serré (host)
    • Mike Trudell
    • Claude Lecuyer
    • Celine Tellier
    • Walk-On Artists
  • Rock n Roll
    • Gavan Rousseau (host)
    • Cassandra Walli
    • Johnny Williams
    • Walk-On Artists


  • Classic Cars
  • Motorcycles


  • Giant Inflatables
  • Face Painting
  • Crafting


  • City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services (host)
  • Fire Chief for the day
  • Demonstrations
  • Displays


  • Johanne Blais (host)
  • Local crafters


  • Host Mary Ann Christopher
  • Food Galore

Saturday (June 11)

  • 1 pm to 5 pm

We are so pleased to work with Northern Lights Festival Boreal and Sudbury FolkTrad in hosting the first annual event. They have a great afternoon planned which includes:

Propose Itinerary

  • Duncan Cameron (Celtic Set)
  • Lou Hayden (Irish Set Dancing Workshop)
  • Mel Makela (Ottawa Valley Step Dance Workshop)
  • Duncan Cameron & Guests (Sea Shanty Singing Workshop)
  • Lou Haydon (Ceili Dance)
  • Lou Haydon (Maypole Dance)

1 pm to 5 pm

Hosted by Centre franco-ontarien de folklore with an amazing fun group comprised of:

  • Patrick Breton (Host)
  • Angelo Paquette
  • Jean-Guy Rivard

Walk-On Artists welcomed

  • Marc Serré (host)
  • Claude Lecuyer
  • Mike Trudell
  • Celine Tellier
  • Walk-In Artists
  • Gavan Rousseau (host)
  • Cassandra Walli
  • Johnny Williams
  • Walk-On Artists Welcomed

Walk in the footsteps of a Coureur de Bois, experience the taste of Bannock, sing along with our performers, speak with our weapons of the past historian, and be a trapper for the moment are but a few of the wonderful experiences that will experience when you join up our RendezVOUS Whitewater Program.

Bring the Rendez-VOUS Whitewater Program to your school (French/English) or to your next Festival.

  • Métis Rick Meilleur-Host (Métis Nipissing Families)
  • Chantal Boudreau (Singer)
  • Denis Lefebvre-Story Teller (French River Métis Tribe)
  • Marc Hebert-Story Teller (Métis Nipissing Families)
  • Ron Morrison-Story Teller (Voyageur Black Powder Gun Club)
  • Sabastian Dalcourt (Musician)
  • Sharon Gauthier-Singer/Story Teller (French River Métis Tribe)
  • Yvan Dalcourt- Singer/Story Teller (Trapper)

RendezVOUS Whitewater (Fur Trading Era)

  • Story Telling
  • Music
  • Bannock
  • Fur Displays
  • Weapons of the Past
  • Demonstrations

Saturday (June 11)

$35 Tickets Sold in Advance

6:00pm Doors Open

Edgar Leclair Centre (Azilda Arena)

  • Hotel California (Eagles Tribute)
  • Green River (CCR Tribute)
  • Roller Rink Rewind

Licensed Event (permit # 1245426)