VIP Evening with HGTV Star, Paul LaFrance

ID-100143128Come to the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition on Friday, March 28, at 6:30pm and enjoy an incredible evening with HGTV star, Paul Lafrance. This event in support of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation is guaranteed to inspire, motivate and educate attendees with the newest, latest and best in home design, renovations and landscaping.

The evening will involve a VIP reception with cocktails, refreshments and a chance for networking followed by a keynote by HGTV Star, Paul Lafrance. Brought to you by The CANADIAN LAKEHEAD EXHIBITION and SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL.

Styles & Smiles: A tribute to the Society of Excellent Men

ID-100177960Join your community at the the Victorian Inn on Thursday, March 27, from 6-9pm in a fund raiser that benefits the Canadian Mental Health Association and Children’s Centre Foundation. This is an opportunity for a fun and unique night out, while honouring Society members and raising awareness about mental health issues in our community.

Styles & Smiles stands out from other events by providing dignity, community and respect for everyone involved, the same hallmarks with which we would like to see people experiencing mental health issues, be treated in the broader community.

This year the evening includes a symposium and luxury raffle, a delicious 5-course dinner, a fashion show, and entertainment by stand up comedian, Pete Zedlacher, who was born and raised in Wawa and is now doing very well on the national and international stage.

An Afternoon of Board Games and Music Fundraiser

ID-100173869Come out on Wednesday, March 26, for an afternoon of board games and live music at the LU Outpost of Community Clothing Assistance. Admission is $5 at the door and includes refreshments, 16 boardgames/puzzles to choose from, live acoustic music, and raffle draws.

The fundraiser will be running from 12pm-4:50pm. Join us for a great cause!

Tickets are $2 every half hour.

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest

ID-10033408Hosted by Lakehead University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest proves the powress of our young mathematical minds. The Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest held in Thunder Bay on Sunday, March 23 in the University’s Ryan Building. The department has hosted it last year as well and it was received with great enthusiasm by the community.

Registration closed March 10th. The competition features students from grade 1-8. For more information visit

5th Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival

Thunder Bay Film FestivalPlease join us for the 5th Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival! There is Free admission, and great movies that explore important and current environmental topics and issues that humans are facing in Thunder Bay and around the world. These ten film sessions will address such topics as toxins and health in everyday life, resource extraction and human rights, the beauty of the boreal forest from a Finnish perspective, genetically modified food, and threats to fresh water.

The Film Festival runs from Wednesday, March 19th to Sunday, March 23rd at the Paramount Theatre, 24 South Court Street, Waterfront District.
Workshops and post-film discussions with guest experts will help us discover what we can do to make a difference right here in our community.


Wednesday March 19
7:00 pm – “The Human Scale” – A critical view on the way we build and use our cities by Andreas M. Dalsgaard.

Thursday, March 20
7:00 pm – “Defensora”, “There You Go” and “Gold Fever” – Environmental and human rights impacts of Canadian mining in the global south.

*Special Guest – Rights Action Director Grahame Russell, who is featured in Defensora and Gold Fever.

Friday, March 21
7:00 pm – “The Human Experiment” (Canadian Film Festival Premiere) – The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us.

9:30 pm – “Soylent Green” – In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. (This is a festival first, as we introduce fiction into our line-up)

Saturday, March 22
9:30 am – Workshop – “Taking Action 101”

1:00 pm – “GMO OMG” – GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.

3:15 pm – “Burning Water” – Visit a small town in Alberta, Canada where a farming family is living the oil and natural gas boom. Yet there’s a catch: their water can be lit on fire.

7:00 pm – “A Thirsty World” and “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” – Celebrate World Water Day and learn about local and global water issues.

9:30 pm – 5th Anniversary Celebration – Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites.

Sunday, March 23
10:30 am – “Do the Math” – Bill McKibben and hit the road to build a movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

1:00 pm – “Hot Water” – The story of those impacted by uranium contamination that runs through our air, soil and—even more dramatically, our water.

3:15 pm – “Tale of a Forest” – A film for the whole family about the unique Finnish forest and its colourful and diverse life.


ID-100129022Come to the foundry this coming March 14, 2014 10:00 PM – March 15, 2014 2:00 AM for the KISS ME I’M IRISH: ST PATRICK’S DAY BASH. This Shamrock N’ Roll features Canada’s best Irish bands. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great time!

Brought to you by Wiggins Pro-Ductions,  The Foundry will be hosting RM & the Honest Heart Collective (folk rock), Don’t You(,) Mean People? (post-rock), and Abby Dowhos (rock n’ roll).

RM & the Honest Heart Collective was created by brothers Ryan & Nicholas MacDonald (vocals/guitar, bass/vocals respectively) while they tossed demos back and forth over the Internet between Ottawa and Thunder Ba. When Ryan moved back home to Thunder Bay, the brothers enlisted long time friends, Jayden Savage (drums), Alex Robillard (keyboards/vocals), & Michael Medwick (lead guitar). Together they managed to make they’re own brand of folk infused rock n’ roll with a punk rock DIY mentality. The RM & the Honest Heart Collective EP was released in August 2013 and is currently on iTunes. The band brings an intoxicating, inspiring, and energetic live show that is only rivaled by successful touring acts. Currently the band is writing and recording they’re first full length LP at Lionheart Studios in Thunder Bay, while making tour plans for the spring of 2014.

Don’t You(,) Mean People? is a local post-rock trio made up of Mack Davis (bass), Taylor Price (guitar) and Alex Cummins (drums). Since their beginning in 2011, these three gentlemen have released a six-track album, titled EP!!, which is available at their shows. This past summer, the guys toured the southern Ontario circuit and are currently playing making their rounds in the local downtown scene. This spring, DYMP will be gearing up for a new musical release as well as planning another Canadian tour.

Abby Dowhos is a singer/songwriter from Thunder Bay. She has been involved in music and dancing since the age of three and performing has always been her passion, with an emphasis on singing and writing music. Abby plays with many different local musicians, often being asked to sit in to perform a variety of styles ranging from jazz & blues all the way to punk and heavy rock. Her current band is composed of Rob Gallagher (guitar), Ladis Suarez (bass) and Vance Niva (drums), all seasoned musicians that have been around the local music scene for years. Together, they produce an original sound that is primarily rock and roll, however you will find many sub-genres in the mix, including but not limited to blues, pop and ska. There’s no doubt that their music will make you want to get up and dance.

Doors open at 10pm. Cover is $5. Age of majority required. For more information visit


Lakehead University Art Exhibtionn

ID-10010495Come and see what the students of Lakehead University have been up to by visiting their open invitation to the Lakehead University Major Studio Exhibition. This special exhibit runs from March 7 – 30 at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery on 1080 Keewatin St. Viewing times are from 2:33 pm till closing.

You can also visit the Lakehead University Annual Student Juried Exhibition at the same time, this exhibit has an extended running date of March 7 – April 6.

The opening Reception is Friday, March 14 at 7:30 pm.

The Glory of Trumpet and Organ – Consortium Aurora Borealis Concert

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This October 26th at 8pm catch the excitement! Delight your ears!  The Consortium Aurora Borealis proudly presents “The Glory of Trumpet and Organ.” A concert of appealing dance music from the Renaissance and Baroque by Susato and Praetorius. Throughout the night you will also enjoy works by Purcell, Jeremiah Clarke, Cazzati and Telemann.

Revel in the noble sounds of these two kingly instruments. Merrie Klazek  performs on various trumpets, and Elizabeth Ganiatsos plays the magnificent organ of St. Paul’s United Church, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its installation this season.

This concert takes place on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul`s United Church, 349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay, with an informative pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. by Lise Vaugeois. Handicapped-accessible (elevator).

$15 adults
$10 seniors and students, at the door.

For more information please call 683-5673 or 577- 4928, or visit our website at,

Walk for ALS!

WALKforALSlogoSeptember 29, 2012 9:00 AM

All over Canada, people are taking to the streets, pathways, sidewalks and parks to raise money for ALS!

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressively paralyzing condition with a prognosis of 2 to 5 years. By attacking the motor neurons in the body, ALS denies the ability to move, speak, smile and, finally, to breathe. It has no known cause, treatment, or cure.

Join us at the Masonic Temple as we walk to raise funds for vital research, and to provide equipment and support for people living with ALS and their families.

Contact Jon Hansen at or 807-708-3030, or visit for more information. Help make moments matter!

Tailgate Sale Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale

Saturday June 2nd
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Let’s Make a Deal!
Come on out . . . make a deal . . . sell your long-stored “treasures” , “recyclables” !
Outdoor rental space for vehicle- $10.00
(Be sure to bring your own tables if needed)
Indoor table rental – 8 ft. tables – $15.00
To rent space/tables, call Jeanette at 767-1400
Concession Open 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.