Fire Fighters 10 mile road race
91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Fire Fighters 10 mile road race. Monday. May 18
Halfway Motors Nissan Proudly Presents the Fire Fighters 10 mile road race. Shift to a new gear for 2015! Make a New Year’s resolution and challenge yourself to the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race.
For over 100 years, the runners of Thunder Bay and beyond have challenged themselves at the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race.
Be a part of the rich history and tradition that makes the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race so special. The race is Monday, May 18th! It’s open for individual runners or relay teams. Remember that Tuesday, May 12 at 5pm registration will close. Don't delay
Take advantage of the Ten Mile training group starting in January out of Fresh Air. The early bird deadline for the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race is quickly approaching. You have until April 30th at midnight.
To Register or for more information, go to www.10mileroadrace.org
Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
In January 2015, Lakehead University will begin a year of celebrations to mark its 50th Anniversary. They are inviting the city to celebrate along with them.
With events planned throughout the year, the whole celebration kicks off Friday Jan 16th, with a winter carnival.
The celebrations continue with:
Thunder Bay Homecoming, October 2-04, 2015
Orillia Homecoming November 12-13, 2015.
Visit 50.lakeheadu.ca to share your LU story, view digitized yearbooks, learn about the school’s major milestones and browse some of their photography archives. Also to keep up to date with upcoming events that are planned throughout the year.
Conquer the Fort MUDRUN
91.5 is proud to support Conquer the Fort MUDRUN. In support of Special Olympics Ontario in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch RunSaturday July 11th, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park.
Conquer the Fort is a funtastic 7km Mud Run complete with tonnes of obstacles to challenge your inner mudder! Open to both men and women, teams or individuals you can expect to Conquer the Fort through muck, madness and mayhem! The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park.
Looking for an extra challenge? You can sign up in the timed/competitive category. This event is limited to the first 1000 registrants.
NEW ADDITION! Little Muckers – A fun filled muddy time for kids with their own course complete with fun obstacles geared for kids 12 years of age and under.
Conquer the Fort is open to spectators and is family friendly! We also invite participants and friends to celebrate with our post-race Mud Bash featuring food, bevies, music and more!
Admission into the event is FREE, so come cheer on your favorite Mudder!
Registration will take place on Saturday, February 21st from 9am until 5pm at Gear Up for Outdoors located at 894 Alloy Place.
Please note the Registration fee based on the category you are registering in:
? Individual Male Competitive/Timed (Reg Fee $70, after February 21 $80)
? Individual Female Competitive/Timed (Reg Fee $70 after February 21 $80)
? Team Competitive/Timed – 4 Min to 6 Max Team Members (Reg Fee $60/pp after February 21 $70/pp)
? Team Just for Fun – 4 Min to 12 Max Team Members (Reg Fee $50/pp after February 21 $60/pp)
? Little Muckers – For Kids 12 and Under (Reg Fee $40 after February 21 $50)
*HST included in the above registration prices
Your registration price includes a souvenir Conquer The Fort Buff and a Finishers “I Conquered the Fort” Dog Tag Medal that can be collected each year!
Father’s Day Dream Draw in support of Kiwanis Thunder Bay
91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor the Father’s Day Dream Draw in support of Kiwanis Thunder Bay
The Father’s Day Dream Draw is back!
Tickets are only $20 for a chance to win a Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide with A.B.S and Security System
Draw will be held on June 21 2015 at 12pm
Tickets available Daytona’s, Thunder Bay Harley Davidson and the Prince Arthur Hotel
St. John Ambulance "Spring into Summer" Draw
91.5 CKPR is proud to support the St. John Ambulance "Spring into Summer" Draw.
Tickets go on sale this weekend at the outdoor show and are $10 each. Grand prize draw taking place on Friday, June 19 at 2pm at St. John Ambulance
1st place : Jayco Jay Flight QBS travel trailer . Valued at $39,715.26(including tax, license, document fees)
2nd place: 2 expression kayaks with paddles and life jackets. Valued at $3,025(including tax)
3rd place : Return trip for 2 to any scheduled Westjet destination. Valued at $2,900
For more info visit : www.10dollartrailer.com
Lottery license # M754574
42nd Annual Folklore Festival
The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 2015, our 42nd Folklore Celebration!
A WORLD TOUR OF NATIONS
For more information, www.folklorefestival.ca
Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children 4-12 $1, Under 4 FREE
"Travel the World in 48 Hours” at the 42nd Folklore Festival 2015, May 2nd and 3rd at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario presented by the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association. Tantalizing international foods, incredible entertainment, “shop-the-world” booths, exhibits, an activity-packed Children’s Area, and local artists on site await you. The largest and most colourful event of the year will take visitors on a “Trip Around the World” in two fun-filled days allowing them to experience the magnificent sights, sounds and flavours which the various ethnocultural and Aboriginal communities bring to our country.
The Festival showcases the diverse cultural heritage of Thunder Bay. More than 20 regions of the world are represented by no less than 40 different ethnocultural and Aboriginal groups. Arriving visitors are greeted by Goodwill Ambassadors in traditional costumes and the majestic fanfare of flags of the World waving above the arena, leading to our Folklore Festival main stage, the largest in Thunder Bay, where culture and traditions will be brought to life in full and intricate colour and excitement. Imagine the spectacle as the Thunder Bay Chinese-Canadian Association opens the Festival with its traditional Lion Dance. In the hours and days that follow, many hearts will be stolen during performances by junior groups like the little Le Stelle Alpine Italian dancers, the Scottish dancers and the Bangladeshi performers. The richness of our First Nations people will be shared with visitors through impressive and meaningful dances. You are sure to feel the rejuvenation of your own youth as you enjoy the presentations by the Celtic Rhythms Irish Dancers, the Chaban, and Zorya Ukrainian Dance companies, the Filipino performers, and the Portuguese Folklore Dancers. The beauty of the Middle Eastern Belly Dancers, and the Kiikurit Finnish Folk Dancers will enchant visitors. Back this year are the popular "Kaminari Wan Taiko", traditional Japanese Drummers. You will marvel at the resounding sounds of The Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay and the MacGillivray Pipe Band. The World Dance Centre will take us on a dancing journey around the world and these are only SOME of the incredible entertainers who will grace the Festival Stage.
Displays and exhibits circle the stage and surrounding areas allowing visitors to “shop the World” and see traditions come alive as they view costumes, artifacts, video displays, visual artists working on site, and meet the people who proudly share Canada’s heritages. Local artists including Kevin Belmore, Greg Zelinski, to name a few, will share their works of art, and exhibitors will have treasures from Africa, India, Ecuador and beyond for visitors to purchase and take home.
Tantalizing aromas call visitors to the Curling Club where the temptations of Filipino shiskababs, Caribbean Jerk chicken, Greek souvlaki, Polish cabbages rolls, Portuguese, Lebanese, Bangladeshi, Indian and Thai cuisine, rich pastries from Italy and beyond, are just a few of the many culinary delights visitors can savour in the Food Booth area. Traditional favourites from The Aboriginal Arts & Heritage of Thunder Bay and Salween (Burmese foods) can be topped off with a glass of imported Italian wine, a Red Stripe beer, an Espresso, or a host of international favourites. There is just time enough to gather together your exotic feast before heading back to the main stage area to experience the amazing leaps of the Ukrainian dance ensembles, the incredible talents of entertainers of all ages and the wonder that is Folklore Festival.
Enjoy international “Dinner and Dancing” Saturday night with “The Imbayakunas” from Ecuador and Toronto playing "Music of the Andes" and "HOT Latin rhythms" for the best prices in town (the Food Court with International Beers and Wines is open until 11pm).
Canada’s wealth lies in the richness that our Aboriginal and ethnic communities bring to our country. The traditions, the dances, the songs, the foods have made the Canadian mosaic a treasure, which will long endure. The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association warmly and proudly invites everyone to be part of this Annual Canadian multicultural celebration.
Festival hours are Saturday, 12 noon to 11 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 7 pm. The Festival is fully accessible. A Pre-Festival display will be at Intercity Shopping Mall on April 4 with the Folklore Festival Press Conference including Entertainment held the week prior to the Festival on April 25 also at Intercity. Programs including the Sponsors, Entertainment Schedule, Food and Exhibit Booths will be distributed. Our website www.folklorefestival.ca operates year round promoting the Festival and our Sponsors. Opening ceremonies, with our “Parade of Nations”, dignitaries, the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association Board of Directors, and Sponsors, will be held at 2 pm Saturday May 2 on the Main Stage.
More than 1,000 volunteers assist in planning, and preparing the site decorations, stage, food and exhibit booths, the Children’s Area, promotion and organization. Because of these special people, Festival visitors have the unique opportunity to experience this exquisite multicultural mosaic, the largest presentation in our Region.
Crash Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt
91.5 CKPR presents Crash Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt benefiting the Canadian Hearing Society
The Crash Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt takes place on Saturday May 9th, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 201 Syndicate Ave N.
CRASH Car Rally aims to raise money for residents of Thunder Bay who are hard of hearing, deafened, orally deaf, or culturally deaf. The money raised will remain in the community to help enhance vital links to one’s safety, independence and engagement. CRASH is an exciting day where teams of four (4) solve a series of clues, travel the city and perform fun challenges.
Get Ready to Rev Your Engines!
9.30-10 a.m.: Team Sign in
10-10.30 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
10.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt
1 – 1.30 p.m. Enjoy Entertainment, lunch and sharing race stories
1.30-2 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and prizes awards
1 – 4 p.m. Additional activities stations for teams or public to participate for small fee
More info: www.chs.ca/crash
Power of one Luncheon
91.5 CKPR presents The Power of One Luncheon
The Victoria Inn – Embassy Ballroom
Friday May 29th 2013
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Power of One Luncheon is brought to you by the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay. This first time annual event is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the amazing gourmet meal showcasing of the in-house chef while enjoying an engaging speaker who will share their story about their experience with Addition and Mental Illness.
“Engaging and partnering with the community help to reduce stigma and isolation. We want our clients to feel safe and supported”
For more information visit: www.sjftb.net
Remax Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic
91.5 CKPR presents Remax Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic
Whitewater Golf Course
Tuesday June 16, 2015
The Remax Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic is a first class event designed for ladies who are looking for a relaxing activity to spend the day with friends. Each year over 140 Queens get together for a day of golf and pampering in supper of the Northern Cardiac Fund. This is a great way to kick back and relax with your fellow queens!
11 a.m. Registration and Lunch
1 p.m. Shot Gun Start
Tickets are $185 per person
You are also able to book a golf lesson with Golf Pro Matt Simmons for an additional $25 (limited space available)
For more information visit: healthsciencesfoundation.ca/queenofhearts
The United Way’s 23rd Annual Great Billboard Rescue
91.5 CKPR support The United Way’s 23rd Annual Great Billboard Rescue
Thursday May 14th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with BBQ from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Investors Group – 1113 Jade Court
Do you enjoy scissors lifts? You know the equipment that lifts you stories into the air! Do you think it is easy to get down? Think again! On May 14th, 2014, The United Way will be lifting groups into the air to makes calls to get rescued! Be sure to bring a cellphone to get those pledges it! This is a fun activity to get donations in support of the United Way! All proceeds raised support the 29 funded agencies to support thousands of local people who are facing struggles and hardship and need help during these challenging times and are supported through 64 programs.
If you think that’s great, don’t forget to eat the BBQ that runs from 11.30 – 2 p.m. sponsored by Re/Max.
Make sure to dress up in your fun costumes and bring all your friends!
More information can be found at or if you would like to donate now visit: http://www.uwaytbay.ca/news-events/news/great-billboard-rescue/
RFDA Stamp Out Hunger
Postal Workers are planning their annual city wide food drive "Stamp Out Hunger" in support of the RFDA on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This will be a curb side food pick up on the same Saturday for the City of Thunder Bay.
Watch for the brightly colored flyer coming to your mailbox. Whether you receive a flyer or not simply place food in a waterproof bag and hang from your mailbox or place outside your front door by 10:00 a.m.
Posties will start pickup at 10am on Sat May 2, 2015 so please have food out in a waterproof bag before that time.
Donations may be dropped off at the Postal Plant on Alloy Drive, or the RFDA on Syndicate Ave. Donations can also be brought to grocery stores throughout the city, monetary donations can be mailed or dropped off to the RFDA at 570 South Syndicate. Thunder Bay ON P7E-1E7.
Postal services in Kaministiquia and Terrace Bay are also having food drives at their local postal outlets. All donations go to local food banks and feeding programs.