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FASD Training Event


Featuring Dan Dubovsky, M.S.W., Fetal Spectrum Disorder Specialist. The Complexities of FASD—Working Towards Successful Outcomes. Monday, September 18th, 2017 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Register and more info:


Date :

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 8:30 am


Event location :

Thunder Bay, ON


Contact :

Cheryl Dunbabin
Phone number: (807) 6268506

Scott Woods – Fiddling in the key of ….eh?

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Fasten your seat belts for some great Canadian step dancing and more!

This fun filled live show explores great Canadian fiddling styles from Cape Breton and Scottish to Acadian and Irish, French Canadian, Metis and Eastern European.  And with great Canadian fiddling comes great Canadian step dancing so fasten your seat belts for a heary dose of this crowd favourite.

If you love old time fiddle music, sensational step dancing, family humor, trick fiddling, inspirational stories and quality entertainment that will get your toes tapping, you won’t want to miss it!

Where: Thunder Bay (at the CLE)

When: Thursday May 7th

Ticket only $25.00 and available at Music world or call 1-855-726-8896

4th Annual Rural Health Fair

Rural Health Fair Poster 2015 with LTB Logo (1)On Thursday, May 7th, come to the Thunder Bay Emergency Preparedness Fair. The fair starts at 1pm at the Norwest Recreation Centre, 40 Highway 588 Kakabeka Falls.

Learn everything you need to know about local emergency services and preparedness. You’ll learn how to build an emergency preparedness kit, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and donate to the local food drive. Speak with over 50 local vendors about services and products that can help you and your family prepare for the worst environmental and weather related disasters.

Come out to the 4th Annual Rural Health Fair, you’ll be glad that you did. You’ll even be registered for door prizes!

See you there May 7th!

Gillies Seed Swap and Social

ID-100204276On Saturday, March 29th, at the Gillies Community Hall, South Gillies, corner of Hwy 595 and 608 from  1– 4pm there will be a seed and gardening swap. Bring seeds to share that you have saved from your garden and swap them for some varieties that have been saved locally and adapted to our growing conditions. Heritage seeds from several Northern companies will also be available for purchase.

There will also be displays from Seeds of Diversity Canada, Pollination Canada, Hymer’s Fair, Thunder Bay Bee Association, Ecosuperior, Old Fort William, and more….
• 1:15 – 2:00 Caring for Fruit Trees – Wendy O’Connor
• 2:15 – 3:00 Using Beneficial Insects to Help Save Your Harvest (and Your Seeds) – JoAnne Henderson
• 3:15 – 4:00 – Garden Talk – a group led discussion on trials and tribulations of gardening over the past year.

Garden Tool Swap Table – bring your gently used, unwanted, surplus garden tools, deco, books etc to the swap table!

Admission is a donation of $2.00
For more information or to book a table call Tina at 623-4778 or email to

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.

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!

Kite Festival 2012 – Come fly with us!

The Kite Festival, first held in 1981, was included in the “Top 50 Ontario Festivals” list for four years in a row. Along with kite workshops, demonstrations and activities, we will be joined by our friends from the Kitchener-Waterloo Windclimbers, Toronto Kite Fliers and the New York Kite Enthusiasts. Members of these clubs wow the audiences with their spectacular demonstrations with their high flying colourful kites. Don’t miss this award-winning day of fun, colour and amazement!

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Hosted By: The City of Thunder Bay and taking place at Chippewa Park located 1735 City Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario. 2012 Kite Festival is taking place Sunday May 27. For more information call (807) 625-2487 or toll-free 1-888-336-7386.

Youth Dragon Boat Festival

The 12th annual Thunder Bay Youth Dragon Boat Festival will once again churn up the waters of Boulevard Lake, on May 26, 2012. Every year we attract between 500 to 700 young paddlers from local and regional schools, youth groups, clubs, and sports teams, ranging in ages 12 through 17.

Each team has three races, to earn honours in either the junior, intermediate, or senior level; along with special challenge divisions. The Lakehead Canoe Club extends an invitation for the young at heart to embrace the team spirit. We make it possible for everyone to compete, where every one wins.

Check out our website at

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Thunder Bay’s Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Tree PlantingOn May 12, 2012 from 1-4pm plant a Tree for the Future! Please join the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council in helping to green our community at Thunder Bay’s Arbor Day tree planting event. Event takes place at Boulevard Lake, Birch Point, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Please bring your own shovel and work gloves, as well as any pails or wheelbarrows you may have. There will be some tools on hand as well as drinking water. The Arbor Day event will present other tree planting opportunities and environmental information. There will be live music and prizes. Also, find out what you can do today to help prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in our region from the Northwestern Ontario Emerald Ash Borer Task Force on site.

Attend this event or plant one of your own. Take action to create a healthy environment by planting a tree in your yard, at camp or on your school grounds. Boulevard trees can be requested through the three options provided by the City’s Parks Division including through the cost-shared, accelerated Tree Stewardship Program.