Bruce Power proud Premium and Gold sponsor of 66th annual Wiarton Willie prediction

Bruce Power is excited to once again support the celebration of Wiarton Willie’s annual Groundhog Day prognostication on Feb. 2.

Willie’s prediction of either six more weeks of winter or an early spring will be live-streamed to a worldwide audience.

Bruce Power has signed on as both the Platinum and Gold sponsor from 2022-26. Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, will join the Wiarton Willie Shadow Cabinet as the Minister of Excitement and Energy.

“Bruce Power is proud to be a long-time sponsor of the festival and I am honoured to join the Shadow Cabinet on prediction morning,” Rencheck said. “Although the Wiarton Willie celebrations have looked a little different for the past two years, I look forward to joining the Wiarton community in a virtual celebration of Willie’s annual prediction.”

Janice Jackson, Mayor of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and Warden of Bruce County, welcomed Rencheck to the Shadow Cabinet and invited the community to join in the virtual celebrations.

“We thank Bruce Power for their commitment to this important community event that brings visitors to the area in the winter season”, says Mayor Janice Jackson.

Wiarton Willie’s 66th annual prediction will be livestreamed on the Town of South Bruce Peninsula YouTube channel, beginning at 7:55 a.m. on Feb. 2.

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