Bruce Power looking forward to Wiarton Willie’s prognostication for winter

Bruce Power is excited to once again be the Platinum Sponsor for Wiarton Willie, Canada’s pre-eminent weather prognosticating groundhog, to make his annual winter prediction tomorrow, February 2nd.

As a proud Platinum sponsor of the Wiarton Willie 2023 Festival and Prediction Morning, Bruce Power will join the festivities as the crowd waits with bated breath to see if Wiarton Willie will see his shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter, or if he’ll predict an early spring.

Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will once again don hat and coattails as a member of the Wiarton Willie Shadow Cabinet as the community festival returns to in-person after two years of virtual celebration due to COVID-19.

“I’m excited to once again attend the festival in person and to be a part of the Shadow Cabinet for Prediction Morning,” Rencheck said. “Bruce Power is a long-time sponsor of this renowned event that brings some fun to our area and builds on our sense of community.”

Prediction Morning kicks off with fireworks in Bluewater Park at 7 a.m. and fun activities in the Wiarton Arena parking lot, prior to Willie’s prediction at 8:07 a.m. Be sure to find the Bruce Power vehicle to say hello and get a gift that will help keep you warm!

Bruce Power will also be holding a social media photo contest during the festivities. Find the Bruce Power ice sculpture on Wiarton’s waterfront and take a photo and upload it to your Instagram using the hashtags #WiartonWillie and #groundhogday. To be eligible for the grand prize of a GoPro 8, you must also tag Bruce Power on Instagram @brucepowerngs. Entries must be received by Tuesday, February 7th, and the winner will be contacted through Instagram.

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula will be hosting a free community festival on February 4th. Click here for more information.

“We would like to thank Bruce Power for its continued support of the Wiarton Willie Festival,” said Garry Michi, Mayor of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. “This event is important to our vibrant community and it attracts people from all around to our beautiful area.”

Bruce Power is the Platinum sponsor of the Wiarton Willie Festival through 2026.

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