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150th Anniversery Events

Lambton Country is the birthplace of the oil industry in Canada. The Village of Oil Springs is home to the site of the first commercial oil well in North America, which was dug in 1858. This area is also home to Canada's first oil gusher, first Oil Exchange and first oil company.

Artwork created for the Anniversery Events Pamphlet The innovations and disoveries in the Oil Heritage district of Lambton County have had a major impact on not only Canada's petroleum industry but also globally. One of Canada's most important industries was developed from this humble beginning. Because of the discovery of oil, we are able to heat homes, drive cars, and build using synthetically created rubbers and plastics.

The Oil Museum of Canada, a National Historic Site, has developed the 2008 Celebrate initiative to welcome guests from around the world who come to learn the stories of Canada's oil pioneers.

June 13th
Spirit Walk & Dramatization
Oil Museam of Canada

June 18th
Chamber of Commerce: Business after 5
Oil Museam of Canada from 5pm – 7 pm

July 1st
Enniskillen Driving Tour/Canada Day
Beginning at Krall Park – BBQ to follow

July 18-20
Oil History & Heritage Weekend
Demonstrations and entertainment at Oil Museam of Canada

July 18-20
Barrel Racing
National Barrel Horse Racing Association Sanctioned Event

July 18th
Drive-In Theater
Starts at dusk, Youth Center

July 19th
Firemen's Fish Dinner
Youth Center

July 19th
Car Show
Youth Center from 8 am – 4 pm

July 26
Lawn Tractor Races
Youth Center, beginning at 1 pm

July & August
Wagon Rides
Times and dates TBA

August 2nd
An educational and fun event for children
10 am – 12:30 pm

August 2nd
Beef Supper
Roast Beef supper sponsored by Oil Springs United Church
Youth Center, 4:30 – 7 pm

August 2nd
Drive in Theater
Starts at dusk, Youth Center

August 9th
Youth Center, starts at noon

August 9th
Anniversary Celebrations
Oil Museum of Canada, starts at 2 pm

August 10th
Anniversary Celebrations
Continue at Oil Museum of Canada

August 10th
Voice of Truth Church, starts at dusk

August 12th – 30th
Oil Rush Play
Victoria Hall, Petrolia

August 12th – 30th
Oil Art and Photography Show
Victoria Hall, Petrolia

September 20
Doors Open Ontario Driving Tour of Oil history

November 1
Murder Mystery
Call Oil Museum of Canada for details

November 1st – December 19th
Christmas Long Ago
Call Oil Museum of Canada for details


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