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Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats, Johnson Township is located 60 km east of Sault St. Marie on the historic TransCanada highway.  With access to the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, Johnson Township is also home to several freshwater lakes with public beaches and boat ramps; a vibrant agricultural community, including a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local Mennonite community; the wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy; and the Central Algoma Secondary School and the Johnson Township Community Centre, both regional hubs for many recreation activities. The JTCC houses a full-sized  arena that is open to rentals. Johnson Township provides a full range of recreational events and programs including winter and summer community festivals and annual Fishing Derby and Big Buck Contest, as well as soccer, baseball and recreational hockey programs for families. The Voyageur Trail, the Waterfront Trail Cycle Route, and a major Snowmobile Trail pass through the township.

Breakfast Buffet, Saturday, June 01, 9am to noon

Johnson Township Recreation presents its annual Breakfast Buffet, Saturday, June 01, 2019, 9am to noon.

Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, June 22

Johnson Township Recreation and Fire Department presents the FOURTH annual Reg McHale Memorial Big Pike Family Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 22, 2019

Council Meeting at Gordon Lake Hall, May 15

Township of Johnson Council Meeting for Wednesday, May 15, 5:30pm will be at the Gordon Lake Hall, 1800 Gordon Lake Rd.

April/May 2019 Newsletter

Township of Johnson April/May 2019 Newsletter – Township news and notices, council notes, Mayor’s column, recreation events and programs, Fire Department news and tips, local and regional events.

Everything Country Fur and Feather Sale, JTCC, Saturday, May 4

The Everything Country Fur and Feather Sale will occur a the Johnson Township Community Centre, Desbarats, on Satruday, May 4, 9am to 2pm.

Gun and Outdoors Show, JTCC, Desbarats, Sunday, May 5

Johnson Township Recreation is pleased to announce that it is partnering with St. Joseph Island Anglers and Hunters to present their Second Annual Gun and Outdoors Show at the Johnson Township Community Centre in Desbarats on Sunday, May 5, from 9am to 4pm.

Notice of a Public Open House for a New Official Plan for the Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Area

Notice of a Public Open House for a New Official Plan for the Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Area, Tuesday, April 30, 5-7PM, Laird Hall, 3 Pumpkin Point Rd.

Slo-Pitch and Soccer Registration Form and Fees, 2019

Fee information and downloadable registration form for Slo-Pitch and Soccer programs. Registrations Due Monday, April 8!