Mattawa, Ontario

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Mattawa is a town in northeastern Ontario, Canada on Algonquin Nation land at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers in Nipissing District.wikipedia
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Mattawa River

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Mattawa is a town in northeastern Ontario, Canada on Algonquin Nation land at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers in Nipissing District.
It flows east from Trout Lake east of North Bay and enters the Ottawa River at the town of Mattawa.

Nipissing District

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Mattawa is a town in northeastern Ontario, Canada on Algonquin Nation land at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers in Nipissing District.

Ottawa River

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Mattawa is a town in northeastern Ontario, Canada on Algonquin Nation land at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers in Nipissing District.
The main trading posts along the river were: Lachine, Fort Coulonge, Lac des Allumettes, Mattawa House, where west-bound canoes left the river and Fort Témiscamingue.

Témiscaming

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Mattawa is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway Chalk River subdivision, connecting Smiths Falls and North Bay, with an additional connection to Témiscaming, Quebec.
From 1884 on, Long Sault became an important stopover for colonists travelling upstream to Lake Timiskaming, leading to the construction of a hotel, wharves, stores, and a railroad to Mattawa.

Samuel de Champlain

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The first Europeans to pass through this area were Etienne Brulé and Samuel de Champlain.

Canadian Ecology Centre

The park is also home of the Canadian Ecology Centre, an eco-friendly retreat centre that is facilitated to accommodate business retreats.
The Canadian Ecology Centre (CEC) is an outdoor education complex located within Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, near the town of Mattawa, Ontario.

Bonfield, Ontario

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In 2007, Mattawa and the townships of Bonfield, Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Calvin were rebranded as a single Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region, in order to promote the area.
In 2007, Bonfield, along with the town of Mattawa and the townships of Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Calvin cooperated to create a newly branded Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region in order to promote the area.

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Samuel de Champlain
Just west is Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, on the Mattawa River.
It has an area of 25.5 km2 and is about 14 km west of Mattawa, Ontario, Canada.

Mattawan, Ontario

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In 2007, Mattawa and the townships of Bonfield, Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Calvin were rebranded as a single Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region, in order to promote the area.
The township has no named communities within its boundaries; all addresses within the township are rural routes assigned to the neighbouring town of Mattawa.

Firmin Monestime

Mattawa elected Canada's first-ever Black mayor, Firmin Monestime, in 1963.
After upgrading his medical training he planned a move to Timmins, Ontario to set up a medical practice, but when he stopped in Mattawa en route, he was convinced by a restaurant owner to stay in that town and set up practice there instead.

Calvin, Ontario

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In 2007, Mattawa and the townships of Bonfield, Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Calvin were rebranded as a single Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region, in order to promote the area.
In 2007, Calvin, along with the town of Mattawa and the townships of Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Bonfield cooperated to create a newly branded Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region in order to promote the area.

North Bay, Ontario

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The town is otherwise served by radio stations from North Bay.
It then followed a westward route along the Ottawa River passing through places like Cobden, Deux-Rivières, and eventually to Mattawa at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers.

Papineau-Cameron

Papineau-Cameron, OntarioRankinCameron Township
In 2007, Mattawa and the townships of Bonfield, Papineau-Cameron, Mattawan and Calvin were rebranded as a single Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region, in order to promote the area.
In 2007, Papineau-Cameron, along with the town of Mattawa and the townships of Bonfield, Mattawan and Calvin cooperated to create a newly branded Mattawa Voyageur Country tourist region in order to promote the area.

Big Joe Mufferaw (song)

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Mattawa is also mentioned in the Stompin' Tom Connors song "Big Joe Mufferaw", which references a Canadian folk hero named Big Joe Mufferaw who supposedly "paddled into Mattawa, all the way from Ottawa in just one day."

Anahareo

Gertrude Bernard
Gertrude Bernard was born in Mattawa, Ontario, on June 18, 1906.

Ontario Highway 17

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The statues are placed widely throughout Mattawa, and in two locations outside the town on nearby Highway 17.
East of North Bay, Highway 17 meets Highway 94, thereafter travelling alongside the Mattawa River to its confluence with the Ottawa River in Mattawa, where drivers must turn at a junction with Highway 533.

Gilbert Parent

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Parent was born on July 25, 1935, in Mattawa, Ontario and his janitor father moved the young family to Welland, Ontario.

Mauril Bélanger

Mauril Belanger
Bélanger was born the second of five children in Mattawa, Ontario, a small logging town in northeastern Ontario where the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers meet.

John C. Major

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Born in Mattawa, Ontario, Major received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola College in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1957.

Donald Hogarth

Donald McDonald Hogarth
Hogarth was born in Osceola, Ontario in 1879, the son of William Hogarth, and was educated in Mattawa.

Lillian Bilsky Freiman

Lillian Freiman
In 1885, Lillian Freiman was born at Mattawa, Ontario to Pauline Reich, a homemaker, and Moses Bilsky, who was a Jewish-Canadian merchant and community leader, thought to have been the first Jewish settler in Ottawa.

Joseph Montferrand

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Mattawa is also mentioned in the Stompin' Tom Connors song "Big Joe Mufferaw", which references a Canadian folk hero named Big Joe Mufferaw who supposedly "paddled into Mattawa, all the way from Ottawa in just one day." The Mattawa District Museum prominently features a 17 ft statue of Big Joe Mufferaw, a regional folk hero.
A statue of Joe Mufferaw was erected outside of the Mattawa Museum in Mattawa, Ontario, during the spring of 2005.

Chuck Labelle

Live music is a large part of the Festival, and has in the past included such notable Canadian musicians as April Wine, Trooper, Saga, Loverboy, Honeymoon Suite, Chuck Labelle, David Wilcox, Peter Frampton, Heart, Tom Cochrane and as well as Survivor.
He is from Mattawa, Ontario.

Chick Webster

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Webster lived in Richmond Hill, Ontario, during his time with the Stouffville Clippers in 1960s, and afterward lived in Mattawa, Ontario.