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CKPR Presented Events

2nd Annual Dirty Girls Thunder Bay

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 2nd Annual Dirty Girls Thunder Bay. This 5k obstacle filled fun run through the mud,  in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, is Saturday August 9th at This Old Barn in Murillo.

The course and obstacles are being designed and manned by members of the Lakehead Superior Scottish Regiment.
This year, the event is 100% just for fun. No timing, just a fantastic time for the girls, all in support of a great cause.

Registration for the 5 lady teams will be Saturday January 18th, 9:30-6 Sunday, January 19th Noon-5pm at Intercity Mall in the Promotions Court. Registration fee is $60 plus HST ($67.80) per person  Please note, last year’s event sold out within 3 hours, so come out early to ensure your team gets a spot.
This is a ladies only event, however anyone is able to come out and watch the event and enjoy the day!  Spectators be sure to come ready to enjoy a great day filled with music, amazing food provided by This Old Barn, a beer and cocktail area, shopping, pampering and more!
Admission to watch the event is $10 per vehicle at the gate.
For more information, registration forms, and training tips visit dirtygirlstbay.com

2014 Motors and Muscles Draw

The 2014 Motors and Muscles Raffle in support of Our Kids Count. This year only 650 tickets will be sold offering a chance to win $33,614 dollars in cash and prizes including the Grand Prize of a 2014 Harley-Davidson Classic FXSB Motorcycle valued at $29,114.
Net proceeds from ticket sales will go to Our Kids Count, A kitchen for the Community at 704 McKenzie Street.
This draw has sold out the past 8 years in a row and has helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

Draw date is August 24th, 2014. Only 650 Tickets to be sold.
Tickets are $100 each and available at:
• Our Kids Count
• Half-Way Motors Nissan
• Equipment World
• Naturally Fit
• Excalibur Motorcycle Works
• Thunder Bay Harley Davidson
• Canadian Tire (Thunder Centre)
• OLG Casino Thunder Bay
• Auto Home Paints

2014 Classic Car Raffle in support of The Thunder Bay Historical Museum

91.5 CKPR is proud to present the 2014 Classic Car Raffle in support of The Thunder Bay Historical Museum

The Thunder Bay Museum’s 1967 Mustang raffle is now sold out!


Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. The money raised will keep our programs and exhibits going for another year.


Come join us as we draw the winning ticket on September 8th at Intercity Shopping Centre.


Good luck to all ticketholders and thanks to all of the Thunder Bay Museum supporters who help us continue to make history!

Beautifully-restored to GT Equipment Group specifications in 2000, this 1967 Mustang Fastback is a joy to drive. Its numbers-matching 289cid V8, complete with a 4-barrel Motorcraft AFB carb, headers, working Boss hood scoop, and dual exhaust gives it superb acceleration, while a new electronic ignition ensures easy starts. Disc brakes help it stop on a dime. An upgraded front suspension, extra leaf springs at the rear and traction bars make this car handle the road like few other Mustangs. The odometer shows just 110,600 miles. A recent appraisal notes that the hood, doors and trunk are properly fitted and fender areas free of obvious imperfections. The metallic paint is in good condition with no signs of rippling or orange peel. A few, very minor, paint flaws on the hood can only be seen on close inspection. The colour is Candy Apple Red. The black hood scoop (fully functional) and front spoiler were not standard on this car, but they look great. Also available for installation, should you wish, is a 1969 rear window louver. It rides on Cooper Cobra G/T white-letter radials (235/60 R14 front and rear) mounted on Rally rims and hubcaps (all in great shape). Inside, a new deluxe black interior was installed when the car was restored a few years ago; a single tear on the front seat is the only obvious flaw. This 1967 Mustang Fastback is a high quality, fully-restored, modern classic that begs to be driven. It’s been well maintained and reconditioned to keep it roadworthy, reliable and stunning to look at.
SPECIFICATONS:
• Candy Apple Red exterior metallic paint
• Deluxe interior (door panels and console shift)
• 289 cid V-8 engine (with original 302 block)
• Big block shock towers (from a 1969 Cougar XR7)
• 10.0:1 Compression ratio
• 4 bbl Motorcraft AFB carburetor
• 225 horsepower @ 4,800 rpm, 305 ft-lbs torque @ 3400 rpm
• Dual exhaust with Thrush Mufflers
• Numbers-matching car
• 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic C-4 automatic transmission with floor shifter
• 2.79:1 Axle Ratio
• Rally rims, hubcaps and beauty rings with Cooper Cobra G/T Radial, white letter tires, 235/60 R14 (front and rear)
• Original radio
• Disc brakes, front and rear
• Mach 1 hood scoop
• Weight: 3,400 lbs
• Wheelbase: 108 inches
• Length: 183.6 inches
• Built in Dearborn, Mich: Factory price in March, 1967: $3,306
• Originally purchased in Ontario, stored for most of the 1980s and 1990s, and restored by the 4th owner in 2000
• Data Plate Code: 63A-T-2A-17C-81-0-W

Easter Seals Drop Zone

91.5 CKPR is proud to present Easter Seals Drop Zone!

The Easter Seals Drop zone will be held Thursday, August 14 at Maple Crest Towers!

Rappel 14 stories down Maple Crest Towers and become a superhero for kids with physical disabilities!  It’s knee shaking, heart pounding fun! Help support children and youth with physical disabilities.  Challenge yourself and change lives!
This year participants are being asked to raise a minimum of $1000 in pledges in order to repel down the 14 stories of Maple Crest Towers.

To register and for more information visit www.thedropzone.ca

Supported by Kelsey's Restaurant, Montana's Cookhouse and new this year Gear Up for Outdoors
 

ROM Exhibit - Fakes & Forgeries: Yesterday & Today

We are proud to present the Royal Ontario Museum Exhibit:  Fakes & Forgeries – Yesterday and Today running from June 1 to August 31, 2014 at the Township of Red Rock Marina Building.  Just an hour and a half from Thunder Bay to Red Rock, it will be the most interesting and interactive exhibit your family will see this summer!

The interactive exhibition presents 115 real and fake objects that run the gamut from historical specimens and cultural artifacts, to household items and designer name brands. Visitors of all ages are invited to guess which objects are real and which are clever fakes. There is also educational information about pirated computer software as well as a section on counterfeit currency. Visitors learn how to tell authentic pieces from sly forgeries and discover the fascinating lengths forgers will take to hoodwink the unwary.

Click here for more information!

Patrick Sharp Hockey Raffle in support of George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Patrick Sharp Hockey Raffle in support of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
Tickets only $5 – Draw Date:  August 8th, 2014
For more information, call (807) 623-6050
Don’t miss your chance to see Thunder Bay’s Hometown Hero and 2014 Olympian in action next season!
Package includes:
2 tickets return Thunder Bay to Chicago, 2 night accommodation & ground transportation, Dinner for 2 at The Signature Room at the 95th (max $300), 2 Chicago Blackhawks home game tickets (Dates October 2014 to December 2014), 2 Blackhawks Jerseys – signed by Patrick, Meet Patrick on game date
(Prize is valued at $5,200) Prize courtesy of MNP & Patrick Sharp.  Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase.
Lottery License M00738074
 

Thunder Bay Country Market, 2014 Season

Thunder Bay Country Market, 2014 Season

The Thunder Bay Country Market is a year-round farmers’ market held Wednesdays from 4-7pm from May long weekend through September, and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm all year-round.

The Market is now open for their mid-week Market, Wednesdays from 4-7pm!  We Make it, Bake it, Grow it.

Over 100 vendors attend every Market day, year-round, with additional farmers attending during the summer months; we’re proud to be the largest producer-based market in Northwestern Ontario.  An average of 6,000 visitors shop for local meats, cheese, eggs, produce, baking, meals and crafts every week.
The Market is a sustainable engine of the Thunder Bay economy, with a real impact of close to $8 million on our community.

For our vendors, the Market represents an opportunity to earn a living doing something they’re great at and that they love.  For many of our customers it’s a place to buy groceries, crafts and gifts from the talented, hard-working people who created them.  For others it’s a meeting-place full of good people where they can get in touch with some of the simpler things in life.

At the Thunder Bay Country Market you’ll always know exactly what you’re buying.  Our producers know that happy, confident customers will tell their friends about the Market; they dedicate themselves to answering your questions.

Visit http://thunderbaycountrymarket.com/ for a full listing of vendors, a calander of events and more information

2014 Lakehead Radio Control Car Club Racing Season.

2014 Lakehead Radio Control Car Club Racing Season.

Lakehead Radio Control Car Club is a nonprofit group that is entirely open to the public for anyone to join &participate. We welcome club members of any age, both male and female, as well as persons with disabilities. Boyfriend’s girlfriend’s husbands and wives and their kids. Etc.

The track is located on North Cumberland near the intersection with Grenville across from the Boulevard Lake dam

Last Year LRCCC completed a driver stand that is fully wheelchair accessible so that there are literally no barriers to joining or participating in the racing.

Race days are Thursdays 7-10PM and Sundays 12-5PM running from the beginning of June until the start of October.

The track is public parkland so it is open for anyone to use at any time even outside of our race days. We encourage the general public to utilize for track /driver stand if they have any interest in radio control cars and trucks

for anyone interested in participating in organized racing on one of the two race days the club offers a “Sportsman Class” open to beginners of all ages and skill level. There's no regulation on what you can drive. It's an opportunity to bring out any RC vehicle you may have, and try organized fun racing.

We have 2 weekend long invitationals this summer on June 20-22 in September 5-7. these events are open to the general public to join if you have a vehicle and would like to participate. They are weekend long events with qualifying racing on Saturday and then main racing on Sunday for trophies and such. We have raffles for various prizes as well as a barbecue going on during both events. Anyone in the general public is welcome to come participate or to spectate during the events. We have several bleachers at our track site and we encourage people to come out and watch us. We love to have visitors and spectators at the track on any racing day.

We also have indoor racing over the winter from November to April. People are welcome to inquire about that as well if they are looking for something to do over the winter time. Racing in the winter runs on Sunday afternoons from 12 noon to 4 PM in the space we went in the old people center behind the casino.

Racing of radio controlled cars for all Ages and Skill Levels.
Come out and see some Racing
Sunday racing will begin May 25, with the point series starting June 1
Signup closes at 12:45 with racing starting at 1:00
Thursday racing will begin May 29, with the point series starting June 5
Signup closes at 6:45 with racing starting at 7:00
Late signups will be allowed, but you will be starting in the next round of qualifiers. If you are going to be late call ahead and let us know. We will try to be accommodating with the race schedule.
Ice-Breaker Invitational June 20, 21 & 22
Antique Car Club Show & Shine June 28
Battle in the Bay Invitational September 5, 6 & 7
More information to come as things develop for the special events.

Teen Challenge Paintball Tournament 2014.

Teen Challenge Paintball Tournament 2014.
September 6th at Paintball Encounters
In support of Teen Challenge
Join us for our annual paintball Big Game in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay! Registration is free if you raise a minimum of $200 in donations, and includes a full day of paintball fun, gun and gear rental, 500 paintballs, lunch and a chance at some awesome prizes!
For those who do not wish to fundraise, but still want to come have a fun day,  registration is $20 (or $15 before Aug 30th) and gets you a free hot dog and drink. For an additional $10 you will get a gun and gear rental. Paintballs are 5 cents each.
Teen Challenge is proud to say the operating and training costs of our students and programs are paid for by private donations and events such as our annual paintball Big Game.
Sign up and get started today!
What is Teen Challenge?
Teen Challenge is a Christian discipleship program aimed at helping people who are struggling with addiction. It was founded in 1958 by the late Rev. David Wilkerson, author of The Cross & The Switchblade. Teen Challenge of Central Canada includes men's centres in Winnipeg, Denare Beach and Thunder Bay, a women's centre in Brandon and a vocational shop. For more info visit www.teenchallenge.tc

2014 First Rider Program.

2014 First Rider Program.

Saturday August 23rd, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
McIntyre Building (Williams St Entrance)
Confederation College


The First Rider Program has been designed for very young first time school bus riders. This fun learning experience helps children answer questions (they get to ride a bus!), and calm concerns they may have about riding the bus to school.
Take advantage of this opportunity that will allow your child to ride the school bus with confidence and teach important school bus safety.
Reserve your special spot at First Riders by contacting the Iron Range office between August 18th and August 22nd @ 345-7387

6th Annual Cruisin' to End MS Day at A&W

Thursday, Aug. 21 is the 6th Annual Cruisin' to End MS Day at A&W where $1 from every Teen Burger® sold that day goes to the MS Society of Canada. Additionally, fun events are planned like car rallies, root beer chugging contests, and appearances by the Great A&W Root Bear® – all to help raise funds for a great cause.

Three locations in Thunder Bay - Memorial Avenue, W. Arthur Street and Harbourview Expressway

Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival 2014

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival 2014, 91.5 CKPR is proud to support this exciting event happening August 28th to September 1, 2014!  Sponsored by Township of Nipigon, Superior North CFDC, BOT Ferrovial Construction.  Visit  here for complete details!

Two Day Family Derby - – Saturday August 30/Sunday August 31. - $25 per ticket – tickets must be purchased by Noon on the Saturday.
Tickets are available at Mannila’s Home Hardware, LCBO (Nipigon), The Great Outdoors, Simcoe Plaza, Terrace Bay and D & R Sporting Goods (Thunder Bay)Two Day Family Derby

One Day Huck Finn Derby – Monday, September 1 – Open to any child 12 and under - $3/entry, payable when entering a fish

Other activities:

Thursday August 28 - Euchre Tournament at the Curling Club
Friday August 29 – 5:30 p Festival 5 km Run/Walk
Nipigon Slo Pitch Tournament
8 p – 10 p – Entertainment on the Arena Floor featuring local talent – BMX Stunt Show preview and performances by Cassidy Belisle, Shy-Anne Hovorka, Terry Bouchard and Jory Zechner.
Saturday August 30 – Nipigon Slo Pitch Tournament, Fastball Tournament, Kids Races and Old Fashioned Family Fun, Giant Penny Auction, Kids inflatable castles, Noon Parade, Classic Car Collection display, Fireman’s Challenge, Spaghetti Supper, Attendance Draw, and more!
Sunday August 31 - Nipigon Slo Pitch Tournament, Fastball Tournament, Giant Penny Auction, Kids Casting Contest, Senior’s Appreciation Day, Crib Tournament, Monster Bingo, Attendance Draw, and more!
Monday September 1 – Nipigon Slo Pitch Tournament, Fast Ball Tournament. Giant Penny Auction, Attendance Draw, Penny Auction Draw, Huck Finn Derby weigh in and prizing
 

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