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CKPR Presented Events

Thunder Bay Country Market 2016 Season

91.5 CKPR is  proud to support the Thunder Bay Country Market 2016 Season

The Thunder Bay Country Market is a year-round farmers’ market held in the CLE Dove building Saturdays between 8am and 1pm year round until Christmas and Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30pm during Harvest Season.(May-Dec only)

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 for a full listing of vendors, a calendar of events and more information.

91.5 CKPR ONLY:  91.5 CKPR will be LIVE ON LOCATION on Saturday, June 11th from 9am-1pm in support of the Thunder Bay Country Market’s  20th Birthday Party Bash. 91.5 CKPR will be there encouraging people to fill out a ballot to WIN a $100 Thunder Bay Market Gift Basket that will be awarded during the 91.5 CKPR morning show with Danny and Laura on Monday, June 13th


Motors & Muscles Bike Raffle

91.5 CKPR is proud to be Media Partners of the Motors and Muscles Bike Raffle in support of Our Kids Count

This year’s Motor’s and Muscles signature fundraiser for Our Kids Count will be giving away the grand prize of a 2016 Harley Davidson Softail Classic, Valued at $24,770 (including tax). Tickets cost $100 each and only 650 tickets will be sold!

Total Value of Raffle Prizes: $29,370.73 (this includes the bike)

This will be an elimination REVERSE draw held Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm at the OLG Thunder Bay Casino.

cash prizes include:
first ticket out of drum wins $300
every hundredth ticket out of drum wins $100 (100th, 200th, 300th, 400th, 500th, 600th tickets out of drum)
5th last ticket out of drum wins $500
4th last ticket out of drum wins $750
3rd last ticket out of drum wins $1000
2nd ticket out of drum wins $1500

All net proceeds will assist the many programs and services offered at Our Kids Count at 704 McKenzie St.

The draw has sold out the past 10 years in a row so get your ticket NOW! 

Purchase tickets at the Thunder Bay Harley Davidson Store on Arthur St, OLG Casino Thunder Bay, Half-Way Motors Nissan, select weekends at Canadian Tire Stores, or Our Kids Count or call them at 623-0292.

License #: M754803

Please note: They will also have a booth area set up at Ribfest on Sunday, August 28th 11am – 5pm.

Superior Dirt Riders Season 2016

91.5 CKPR is proud to present Superior Dirt Riders Season 2016

Superior Dirt Riders (SDR) is a motocross and ATV racing club in Northwestern Ontario. They work with three local race tracks and the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation (CMRC) to run a 6 event Motocross and ATV race series in Kakabeka Falls, ON (KBMX), Atikokan, ON (AMX) & Emo, ON (EMX).

Admission for Spectators is $10, age 4 and under are free!

Racing classes for ages 4 – 40+

Upcoming Races and Events
Sat May 28 – EMX – Emo ON
Sat June 11 – AMX – Atikokan, ON
Sat June 25 – KBMX – Kakabeka Falls, ON -
Sat July 9 - KBMX – Kakabeka Falls, ON
Sat August 13 - EMX – Emo ON
Sat September 17 – AMX – Atikokan – Final Race

Find ‘Superior Dirt Riders’ on Facebook for all racing rules and membership information.

Have fun and ride responsibly

Interpretive Centre - Red Rock Township

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor the Interpretive Centre – Red Rock Township

A Historical, Biological and geological interpretive exhibit to show the evolution of the Town of Red Rock to create an interactive exhibit with an educational video on Lake Superior at the Red Rock Marina Interpretive Centre.

The exhibit will showcase Lake superiors Lake Superior’s Bio-system, Shipwrecks, Almost Record Taxidermied Bull Moose and observe a jelly mold of its hoof, Prisoner of war camps and so much more. Baby Bear Cub added this year… it passed from natural causes…

Interesting interactive exhibits for everyone, feel touch play and EXPLORE!!

*Note: I have also attached the Power Point slides from their website in case you want to look at some photos, etc. ; as well as additional hot sheet info

Hours of Operation
Open Seasonally May 15 - September 30
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Daily Admission
Rate includes HST
Family (2 adults with 2 or more children) $15
Adults $5
Children (3 years old and under) Free
Children ( 4 - 17 years old) $3
Seniors (55+) $3
Group rate for non-profit groups $2 per person
Group rate for cruise ships/bus tours Gate fee per head

Red Rock Marina Interpretive Center Hot Sheet
1. 9 interactive exhibits that focus on the historical, biological and geological aspects unique to Red Rock.
2. The purpose of the interpretive centre is to provide visitors with background information about Red Rock and encourage them to go out and explore.
3. Exhibits on the proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation area and the soon to be largest fresh water marine protected area in Canada.
4. The centre will connect Red Rock to Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area so visitors will feel an appreciation of, and be inspired to explore, the landscape and the soon to be largest freshwater protected area in the world.
5. The centre tells the story of Red Rock from the beginning of the community to today, including the significance of the mill, prisoner of war camp and evolution of the community.
6. The centre explorers the connection between the forestry industry and the community, interpreting aspects of the industry in a balanced way.
7. The marina centre and adjacent park provides a natural meeting place for visitors coming by land or lake. Visit the splash pad, boardwalk, viewing scopes and the abundance of nature.
8. The centre will be popular with local school groups where they can spend a day enjoying the 9 educational exhibits, critter dipping dock and the splash pad.
9. Red Rock was built as a mill town and has seen many changes as it transitions from a mill town to a destination for amazing scenery and outdoor activities on the shores of incredible Lake Superior.
10. Red Rock was the site of a prisoner of war camp during the early days of World War II, where Nazi and anti-Nazi were imprisoned together.


91.5 CKPR is proud to present MARK OUT ADDICTION PAINTBALL BIG GAME in support of Adult & Teen Challenge Thunder Bay

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 10am-4pm

Paintball Mountain, Thunder Bay

Join teen challenge for their annual paintball big game in support of Adult & 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 $25 (or $20 before August 31st) and gets you a free hot dog and drink. For an additional $10 you will get a gun and gear rental. Paintballs are $25 for 500 or $80 for 2000.

Adult & 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!


Register and get all the details at

Live Free Live Righteous

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Live Free Live Righteous September 4th at FWHP

Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation (LDMLFN) is pleased to announce that Live Free Live Righteous , a non-profit community centered concert will be returning to Thunder Bay on Sunday, September 4th from 3:30pm-11pm at Fort William Historical Park.

Hosted by the Anishinaabe Community of LDMLFN, Live Free Live Righteous will be headlined by the world renowned DJ and producer Laidback Luke. Also taking the stage is House Music producer and DJ Grandtheft.

“Live Free Live Righteous” is a concert event where Thunder Bay and area community members can come together and promote these values. It is the goal of “Live Free Live Righteous” to encourage positive social growth and promote the values of equality, respect and diversity. “Live Free Live Righteous” is envisioned to be a community concert event supporting positive social values such as, anti-racism, anti-hate, anti-bullying and gender and sexual equality.  “Live Free Live Righteous” is meant as an affirmation to those who believe in living a life which advocates positive social growth and values. This declaration acts as a life code by those willing to accept it to Live life Free of the negative constraints placed by others and to Live Righteously, promoting these values for others.

With some of the industry’s top EDM artists, this year’s highly anticipated line up will not disappoint. ‘Live Free Live Righteous’ is fast becoming one of the region’s most popular and most prolific summer events.

You Are Righteous! We Are Righteous!

This is an all ages event. However, individuals under the age of 14 will be required to attend with a parent or guardian over the age of 18. (19+ after party at Rockhouse)

Ticket Pricing: All attendees must purchase a general admission ticket to the concert.
(Lower pricing is available in limited quantities – Get them before they sell out.)

GENERAL ADMISSION (Only 1000 available at this price)
$8.00 (CAD)            

GENERAL ADMISSION (Only 1000 available at this price)
$12.00 (CAD)          

GENERAL ADMISSION (Only 1000 available at this price)
$16.00 (CAD)          

$20.00 (CAD)          

VIP Upgrade (ONLY 800 VIP Upgrade tickets available)
$15.00 (CAD)          

The 19+ after party at Rockhouse nightclub will require you to purchase the VIP Upgrade.(You are welcome to attend solely the VIP after party however a general admission ticket MUST be purchased to attend the festival.)

To maximize the benefits for the community, a portion of the revenue generated from the ticket sales of “Live Free Live Righteous” will go to support the local charity, ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters of Thunder Bay.


91.5 Live on Location - Spadoni Sales & Leasing

Join 91.5 CKPR Live on Location at Spadoni Sales and Leasing, 450 Sifton Avenue, Friday November 25, 2016.  12p.m.-4p.m. See You There!

Live on Location -Authorized Bobcat Dealer Equipment World

Join 91.5 CKPR Live on location at the Grand Opening of authorized Bobcat dealer  Equipment World – on 988 Alloy Drive. Join the celebration and barbeque on Thursday September 22nd. 11a.m. - 3p.m.  Stop on down and say hello to the Bobcat Representative  - check out all the new Bobcat compact equipment on site.  See You There!

The Tbaytel Luncheon Of Hope

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor The Tbaytel Luncheon Of Hope.

Supporting Breast Cancer diagnosis, treatment and research through the Northern Cancer Fund.

Friday, October 7th, 10am-2pm

Victoria Inn and Convention Centre.

The Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope promises an afternoon of good friends, good food, good laughs, and maybe a few tears as hundreds of women (and men, too!) gather to celebrate survivors & remember those we've lost.

The Luncheon is a Northern Cancer Fund fundraiser, and they are proud that every dollar raised will fund research, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer right here in Thunder Bay. Together, we make HOPE possible.

This year’s Keynote speaker will be Becky Olson! Becky is an author, a humourist, and a 3-time breast cancer survivor.

33rd Annual Raag-Rung Music Circle Fundraising Evening

91.5 CKPR is happy to support the 33rd Annual Raag-Rung Music Circle Fundraising Evening.

Saturday October, 22nd
Italian Cultural Center
132 South Algoma St.

Doors open at 5pm
Dinner at 6pm
Entertainment at 8pm

Join Raag-Rung Music Circle for an evening of Fabulous Food and Marvelous Music.
Featuring India’s top maestros Partho Sarothy and Abhijit Banerjee

There will gift package draws for each table.

Tickets are $55 before Oct 15, ($60 after Oct 15th) and are available by calling 577-5641, by emailing  or on-line at

Concert is dedicated to student scholarships

91.5 Live on Location - Esso Station

Join 91.5 CKPR Live on Location at the
John Street Esso Station - 1120 John St.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
11a.m. -3 p.m.
See You There!

Bay Street Film Festival 2016

91.5 is proud to be a presenting sponsor of The Bay Street Film Festival 2016.

September 15th – 18th 2016

25$ For Festival Passes | 8$ per session or pay what you can

Location: 314 Bay St (above the hoito)

for more information about this event you can visit their website or call them at (807)346-0066

Film Makers from around the world will be at this event as well as many Local Film Makers.

More information about the film festival:
40+ Films packed into 1 weekend.
From Thursday to Saturday they will have a total of 5 masterclasses which Is where you can learn from experienced film makers and their tricks of the trade.
360 degree virtual reality station 5$ a session or free with a pass.
Bay Street Shag Friday September 16th  8 pm - 10$ cover charge in support of The Bay Street Film Association.
Sunday September 18th   10 am- you can have a chance to meet with all the local and visiting filmmakers over breakfast for just 10$ at the hoito.
in the past eleven years, Bay Street Film Festival has screened over 400 Films, hosted over 100 visiting filmmakers from Northwestern Ontario, Canada and around the world. The Festival focuses on showcasing the latest films of emerging and established professional independent filmmakers working in remote and isolated circumpolar communities from around the world .

Our Kids Count 20 Years Celebration

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor “Our Kids Count 20th Anniversary.”

Saturday, September 10th  2016
11:00 am – 2 pm

Location: Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club

Our Kids count has been around for 20 years, providing services within our community. Come help them celebrate this amazing milestone.
Come and celebrate with old friends and meet some new friends. There will be presentations and games.
Lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration is required, and can be done on the OKC website. Please register before Sept 8th.
For more information please visit or call 623-0292

Some information about Our Kids Count
Our Kids Count (OKC) is a community development program aimed at fostering the health and development of children ages 6 and under. We  build stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing people’s lives through personal growth and development. OKC involves participants in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Through other funding sources and community partnerships, OKC provides support to individuals of all ages – men, women, youth, teens and families with children.

Pumpkin Mania 2016

91.5 CKPR is proud to present Pumpkin Mania 2016.

Saturday, Sept 24th at Belluz Farms

Presented by Gore Motors Honda and Thunder Bay Giant Pumpkin Growers

Enjoy the action as local growers from the Region bring in their GINAT PUMPKINS for the big weigh off. There is a $1000 prize for First Place!

There is also more cash prizes for the Largest Sunflower and the Largest Tomato.

There will be food, crafts, also fun and Games. Fun for the Whole Family!

Proceeds from select events and activities will support Roots to Harvest and Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riders.

The Thunder Bay District Giant Pumpkin Growers have something to be extremely proud of. The giant pumpkin weigh offs have become an annual event called Pumpkin Mania and each year it is a growing success!

The event is held at Belluz Farm in Slate River, Ontario, just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Last year there were 18 giant pumpkins brought in to be weighed in.

Planning has begun to make next year’s event even more spectacular. (Updates will follow as details are confirmed)


1st annual Valley Harvest Art Festival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 1st annual Valley Harvest Art Festival September 10th at Belluz Farms

Join us for the 1st annual Valley Art Fest Saturday, September 10th from 1pm to 7pm at Belluz Farms in the beautiful Slate River Valley

-Regional Art Show & Sale
-Farm to Table Food Tastings
- Craft Beer, Ontario Wine & Seasonal Cocktails

Tickets are available now at Belluz Farms, Fireweed on Algoma Street, and online at

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door

( This is a 19+ event)

91.5 CKPR Live on Location - Canadian Tire

Join 91.5 CKPR Live on Location at
Canadian Tire - 1221 Arthur St. W. for their "Big Hunting Sale" Saturday September 17th.
11a.m. - 3p.m.
See You There!

Lakehead University Thunderwolves 2016-2017 season

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor the Lakehead University Thunderwolves 2016-2017 season!

The Lakehead University Thunderwolves will start their quest for the Queens Cup with their first game on Friday, September 30th against the Lethbridge Pronghorns at the Fort William Gardens with a GAME TIME of 7:00pm.

Season Tickets on sale now!

2016-2017 Season Tickets Information:

•           Guaranteed seats for all games including the Christmas Challenge
•           Save money versus buying single-game tickets
•           No waiting in long lineups
•           Discount coupon for Thunderwolves apparel sold at the Fort William Gardens
•           First right of refusal for purchasing playoff tickets
•           Option for seat renewal at the end of the season

2016-2017 Season Ticket Prices:

•           Adults - $199.99
•           Seniors $179.99
•           Full time students (w/ID) $79.99
•           Children 12 and under $79.99

* HST extra

2016-2017 Single Game Ticket Prices:

•           Adults - $13
•           Students w/ID $8
•           Children 12 and under $8

For more information regarding tickets please call the Fort William Gardens box office at (807) 625-2929.


Ribfest 2016

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Ribfest 2016 !

Ribfest originated in 2012 we brought in 4 Ribbers from Southern Ontario to compete for Best Ribs. That weekend was a very busy weekend... bringing 20,000 people to the Downtown! Now in its 5th Anniversary, Ribfest 2016 hopes to have 25,000 - 30,000 people to taste the ribs, have some fun and to enjoy the entertainment.

Jack the Ribber
Route 55
Ribs Royal
New this year: Sweet Smoked BBQ

Local Restaurant Ribbers:
Silver Birch
Sushi Bowl
Rooster’s Bistro
Get Away Restaurant- OLG CASINO
Portside Restaurant – Prince Arthur Hotel

Ribfest 2016 Schedule of Events!

Friday August 26
MAIN STAGE - Rock 94 Night
12:00 AM    
  1:00 PM           Opening Ceremonies
  3:00 PM           TBA
  5:00 PM           TBA
  7:00PM            The Hoolies
  8:30 -10 PM     The Sensational Hot Rods
  10PM - 11pm   Valente's DJ Video Street Dance

Saturday August 27
12:00 PM            TBA
  1:00 PM            TBA
  3:00 PM            TBA
  5:00 PM            TBA
  7:00 PM            Chris Krienke and Straw Dawg
  8:30 PM            Scott Skirving Band - Home Coming CD release
  10PM -11PM     Valente's DJ Video Street Dance

Saturday August 27
Red River Road
-TBaytel 3RideBox Competition
- Taranis Training excavator Challenge
- LRCC Radio Controlled Car Races

Sunday August 28
MAIN STAGE - Family Entertainment
11:00 AM - 2:00PM      Applauze Productions
2:00 PM                        Local Rib Contest Sponsored by : 91.5 CKPR & OLG Casino
2:30 - 4:00 PM              Applauze Product
4:00 PM                         Best Ribs and People's Choice Ward    
5:00 PM                         Our Kids Count 50/50 prize draws

Sunday August 28
- Thunder By the Lake
- Auto Home Strong Man Competition

Ryan Evans
Counting Cars Appearance booth days!

I Run and Rock Thunder Bay Featuring David Wilcox in support of United by Trauma

91.5 CKPR is proud to present I Run and Rock Thunder Bay Featuring David Wilcox in support of United by Trauma.

Saturday, September 17 from 10a-5pm at Boulevard Lake.

Register and buy tickets online at

5 km run: $45
10 km run :$45
5 km fun walk: $75

Concert tickets available now!

$15 in advance
$20 Day of event
Children under 14 free

Day of event registration starts at 8:30am
Run starts at 10:30am
Music starts at 11:30am

Events include:

-Food venders
-Local artisan venders
-Beer Gardens
-Guest Speakers
-Kids activities
-Live Local Music


Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 2016 Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival.

September 1st – 5th
Nipigon, Ontario.
Full schedule of events is attached.

Below is info about the two derbies, as well as an overview of the weekend as a whole.

T W O    E X C I T I N G   F I S H I N G   D E R B I E S
LOCAL TICKET DISTRIBUTORS ARE:  Mannila's Home Hardware, LCBO (Nipigon), and D&R Sporting Goods (Thunder Bay).
SATURDAY Sept 3 and SUNDAY Sept 4
Tickets must be purchased prior to 12:00 noon Saturday
Tickets available through local distributors:
Mannila's Home Hardware,
LCBO (Nipigon), and
D&R Sporting Goods (Thunder Bay)

M O N D A Y Sept 5
Open to any child 12 and under
$3/entry, payable upon entering a fish
One entry per child


The Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival is more than a fishing derby.

It is a chance for families, friends and visitors to get together and have an enjoyable time.

What makes the event more than a fishing derby?  Follow the parade that begins in downtown Nipigon and finishes at the arena.  While you’re at the arena, make sure you enjoy the booths, raffles, food, entertainment and prizes.  If you feel like getting some fresh air you can go geocaching, go outside and watch a baseball game, take in the classic car display, participate in races or test your skills in the Firemen’s Challenge.  If you need a chance to relax, come on over to the curling club and see some fish being entered.  Later in the afternoon, you can grab something to eat at several locations and take in the dance if you like.  On Sunday evening don't forget about the entertain-ment and fireworks at the waterfront. 

The Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival has been a family oriented festival since 1965.

The different activities offered are intended to cover all age ranges so everyone can have fun.

Many local volunteer organizations benefit from the festival.  These organizations provide essential services to our community and other larger organizations.  Your participation helps them in their efforts.  For the past number of years the festival has also provided a bursary to a local student who is continuing their post secondary education.  Applications can be made by writing a short letter to the committee.  Our local businesses and merchants also benefit from the festival.

United Way Fall Campaign 2016

91.5 is proud to Sponsor the United Way Fall Campaign.

for more information about this campaign please visit

For the breakfast campaign this event kicks off the fall Campaign as they announce their 2016 Goal, while recognizing the majority of their supporters, and the agencies who United Way supports in our community.

Thursday September 15th

Valhalla Inn Ballroom

7:00 – 8:30 am

Tickets are 28$ each

The united way By collaborating with community partners, we are leading the way to addressing social issues in our community and investing in three critical areas: Poverty, Kids and Strong Communities. Donations to the United Way are strategically invested across Thunder Bay to many vital programs and initiatives in these areas, creating a social safety net that works to achieve lasting change for our neighbours, families and friends.

The major focuses of united way is Kids, Community and Poverty which all information can be found at

Autumn Getaway Raffle 2016

91.5 CKPR is proud to be a major sponsor of the Autumn Getaway Raffle 2016.

Draw Date: October 16th, 2016 at 11:00 am

402 May Street North

1st Prize : Airfare for two anywhere WestJet flies

2nd Prize: Tranquil Spa Experience at A Spa for you (Over 4 hours of “Head-to-Toe” Pampering

3rd Prize: Weekend Retreat at Nor’wester (One night stay at the bester plus Nor’wester & 2 full day lift passes at Loch Lomond)

Tickets are 3 $ Each or 2 for 5$ Only 3000 tickets to be sold

Precious Bundles is a community oriented, non-profit organization in Thunder Bay, Ontario. That recycles quality second-hand children’s clothing, toys, books and baby items.

These items are distributed one a week free of charge for low-income families, they hope to give many children a brighter future.

The Autumn Getaway Raffle is the Primary Fundraising event for Precious Bundles and helps to ensure that their operating costs are funded

Tickets are available at the following:
A spa for you
Carol’s Cakes Café
Carol’s Cakes
Cozy Corner Service
Cressmans North End Variety
Dulux Paints
Espresso Joya
Gear Up For Outdoors
High Variety
Murillo Variety
Oliver Road Can-Op
Perfect fit lingerie
Pinewood Ford Showroom
South Neebing Variety