The Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour is coming to Midland in the summer of 2019
(MIDLAND, ON) Following the success in 2013, the Town of Midland is thrilled to announce that the Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour will be returning to Midland Harbour August 9-11, 2019, with historic fun and entertainment for the entire family.
“This event was a great success in 2013, and we're eager to welcome them back again next summer," said Mayor Gord McKay. “There are so many historic attractions in our region, having these ships grace our harbour again just adds to that theme."
The three-day visit by the Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour will include:
- A re-enactment of the Battle of Georgian Bay – Attack on the Port of Midland;
- Tours of the Tall Ships (St. Lawrence, Pride of Baltimore II, Playfair, Madeline I and HMCS Oriole);
- Community Captain's Dinner at the Huronia Museum; and
- Live entertainment, vendors, food, a lumberjack competition, buskers, bounce castles and more!
“Over the last few years tourism in our community has really grown thanks to the number of quality events we hold each year," said Mayor-elect Stewart Strathearn. "The Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour is another amazing event that will clearly make Midland the place to be in the summer of 2019."
To prepare for the event, the Town of Midland will be offering sponsorship packages, accepting vendor applications, and looking for volunteers. “An event of this magnitude brings a lot of people to our region, and we know many of our residents and community partners will want to get involved," said Nicole Major, Town of Midland Tourism and Special Events Manager. “We are looking forward to working with all of them, and we are very excited to hold this event again in our harbour!"
For more information on the Tall Ships Challenge Ontario Tour visit tallships.com or midland.ca. Tickets will be available through Snapd magazine in the coming weeks.