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CKPR Presented Events

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 for a full listing of vendors, a calander of events and more information

Fort William Male Choir Prelude to Christmas 2014 - The Music of the Beatles

The Fort William Male Choir
Live in Concert at their 87th Annual
Prelude to Christmas
The Music of The Beatles
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of
The Beatles first performance
in North America, the
Fort William Male Choir will be
performing many of Beatles #1 hits.
Featuring Special Guests “Abbey Road Construction”
Friday December 5 – 7:30 p.m. AND Saturday December 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Adults $30 Students/Youth $15
Tickets available at the Community Auditorium Box Office 684-4444
Or order online at

Bowtie Raffle in support of Our Kids count

91.5 CKPR  is proud to support the Bowtie Raffle in support of Our Kids count

You could win a 1938 Antique Chevrolet Sedan AND a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with a cargo mate car hauler
Total prize value $71,914

Tickets are $20 each and are available on line at or at JB Evans, Rollason's, Janzen Pharmacy and ComuniTea and Coffee

Grand Prize draw is December 31st at noon at Badanai Motors.

for more information call 623-0292

License number 6689

Operation Red Nose 2014. (Volunteer Drive)

Operation Red Nose 2014. (Volunteer Drive)

It may seem early, but winter is right around the corner for us. Every year through the holiday season St. John Ambulance offers a wonderful service to allow everyone the chance to go out and enjoy themselves, plus get their vehicle home for the next day. This, of course, is Operation Rednose! A service like this can only run smoothly with the help of volunteers. Orientation session will take place, so everyone is prepared to make each evening safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

The volunteers that we need are as follows:
Designated Driver: Responsible for driving client’s vehicle in a safe manner.
Navigator: Responsible for paperwork associated with each ride, rides along with Designated Driver in client’s vehicle.
Escort Driver: Uses their own vehicle to drive Designated Driver and Navigator from one location to the next. Once client is at desired destination, the Designated Driver and Navigator will once again join the Escort Driver in their vehicle. The escort driver must follow the Designated Driver and Navigator at all times.
Rudy the Reindeer (mascot):  Dress as our mascot Rudy and tour different establishments with a team of volunteers promoting the campaign.

If people would like to sign up as a volunteer they can email or call 345-1712 ext. 2  New volunteers must complete an orientation session.

Volunteer Orientation Schedule: 
October 7th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
October 9th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
October 14th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
October 16th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
October 21st, 2014 - 6:30 pm
October 23rd, 2014 - 2:00 pm
October 28th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
October 30th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
November 4th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
November 6th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
November 10th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
November 13th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
November 18th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
November 20th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
November 25th, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Tbay Tel Men’s Major League of Curling 2014/2015 season

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Tbay Tel Men’s Major League of Curling 2014/2015 season

Tbay Tel proudly presents the Tbay Tel Major League of curling, now in its 39th year! Come out Wednesday nights to the Port Arthur Curling Club and support your favorite local teams.

For more information and the team roster please visit

Thunder Bay Northstars for the 2014/2015 Season

Thunder Bay Northstars for the 2014/2015 Season

The Thunder Bay North Stars Junior A hockey team has roots in local Junior A hockey dating back to the early 1920’s with such teams as the Fort William War Veterans (Memorial Cup champs in 1922) and the Port Arthur North Stars.
After the fall of the mighty Thunder Bay Flyers (who played in the USHL) in 2000, there was a rebirth of Junior A hockey in Thunder Bay and surrounding area with the establishment of the Superior International Junior Hockey League in 2001. The SIJHL originally had 5 teams, including the Thunder Bay Wolves, which in their second year were purchased by the Fort William First Nation and a group of 7 businessmen from the Band, thus becoming the Fort William North Stars. Gerald Bannon eventually became the sole owner and operator of the team from 2003 – 2010.

In October 2010 the Fort William North Stars folded. Their assets, roster, personnel and name were transferred to a new ownership group comprised of local Thunder Bay business people. The team’s name was changed to the Thunder Bay North Stars to reflect that they are the only Thunder Bay team remaining in the now 7 team SIJHL. The North Stars are truly now “Thunder Bay’s team”.

Late summer of 2012, the Thunder Bay North Stars saw new ownership again, with Doug Gunsinger at the helm.

The North Stars are the only team in SIJHL history to have won the Dudley Hewitt Cup and play in the Royal Bank Cup. That was accomplished by the 2005-2006 team which hosted the Dudley that season. They won silver at the RBC that year.

Gear Up for Outdoors & The Keg 8th Annual Winter Coat Drive in support of Precious Bundles and Shelt

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Gear Up for Outdoors & The Keg 8th Annual Winter Coat Drive in support of Precious Bundles and Shelter House

From October 7th –December 18th bring any of your used (clean) winter jackets/coats to Gear Up for Outdoors and they will be donated to Precious Bundles and the Shelter House

Jackets Can be dropped of at Gear Up for Outdoors on 894 Alloy Place.
Once you have donated you will receive a ballot to win 1 of 6 $100 gift cards courtesy of The Keg and 15% off any new winter coat/jacket* at Gear Up for Outdoors.
*Excludes Canada Goose
More info:
Eight years ago, the staff at Gear Up for Outdoors initiated the Winter Coat Drive. The Coat Drive was founded to help those less fortunate in our community overcome the cold winter season. Last year over 1100 gently used coats and winter accessories were donated for Precious Bundles and the Shelter House. We are proud to carry on this tradition again for the eighth year in a row, along with our partners: The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The Chronicle Journal and Dougal Media. This year we aim to collect more with your support!


Grand A Day Draw

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor the Grand A Day Draw in support of St. Josephs foundation of Thunder Bay

GRAND A DAY TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! ! $50,000 to be won this year! Last year tickets sold out, so get your ticket today. ONLY 1500 TICKETS SOLD AT $100 EACH

Tickets available at the St. Joseph's Foundation Office, St. Joseph's Heritage Front Desk and St. Joseph's Hospital, LPH & HRM Business Offices.
When your ticket is drawn, it goes back into the drum for more chances to win - Every ticket has a chance to win multiple times.
All Proceeds To St. Joseph’s Foundation,
License #M738339

(Bonus Prize draws and Grand Prize drawn immediately after the daily draw on November 30th)

Magnus Theatre 2014 2015 Season

Magnus Theatre, The Professional Theatre of Northwestern Ontario
The Dr. S. Penny Petrone Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 10 South Algoma Street
Click here for the 2014/2015 Season Listing.

Dollars for Shelter Raffle 2014

Win up to $30,000 in Cash plus cash and other prizes valued at $50,000

Grand Prize = $30,000
2nd Prize = $10,000
3rd Prize = $5,000

Draws begin November 5.  Early bird prizes include:

Nov 5 - $250., $500, and $1,000 cash
Dec 3 – Authentic Carolina Hurricane’s Jersey autographed by brothers Jordan and Eric Staal = $750 value
Two round trip tickets to anywhere Porter flies = $2,500 value

Tickets are only $20 each – only 7,500 tickets printed
Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase.

Thank you for helping Shelter House support those in need.  Your help goes a long way.

For tickets, call 623-8182 or visit 420 George Street
Tickets also available from – George’s Market, JB Evans, The Lock Shop, Half-way Motors, Fat Guys Auto Parts and Waking Giant

Lottery License #M754448

15th Annual Toy Odyssey Donation Drive

Donate a toy in support of the kids at Faye Peterson Transition House
Together we remain committed to make Christmas a little brighter for children less fortunate.  We welcome your new unwrapped toy donations.  Drop off to Gore Motors Honda at 361 Memorial Avenue, Auto Tool Toy Sense 447 North May Street or Lulu’s Variety Hwy 130.
Children’s Items
Socks Underwear, Slippers, Pajamas, Board Games, Make up for Teens, Fun Pillows, Fleece Throws, Gift Certificates, Movie/Bowling/Swimming Passes
Women’s Items
Slippers, Pajamas, Hair Dryers, Gift Cards (Grocery Stores), Bubble Bath, Journals, Photo Albums/ Picture Frames, Bus Passes/Tickets
Infant/Toddler Items
Play Toys, Wipes, Diapers, Baby Wash, Shampoo, Lotion, Baby Einstein DVD’s

2nd Annual Sled for Eternity 2015 in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay

2nd Annual Sled for Eternity | February 28th 2015 in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay
9AM Start @ Kakabeka Falls Legion Hall
If you ride a sled and live in the Thunder Bay area, you won't want to miss the second annual Sled for Eternity, a snowmobile ride in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay!
ROUTE | The scenic route starts and ends at the Kakabeka Falls Legion Hall, with a lunch checkpoint at Silver Mountain station and other checkpoints along the way.

REGISTRATION | Registration is $60/rider ($30/passenger or child) and includes one-day trail pass, hot lunch, supper, TC shirt and a chance at the checkpoint draw prizes.

ONLINE FUNDRAISING | For those who would like to raise additional funds for Teen Challenge, our online system makes it easy to personalize your campaign and for friends, family and co-workers to support you. Register online today to check it out.

PRIZES | In addition to the checkpoint draw prizes, those who raise more than $250 in extra funds for Teen Challenge are eligible for our awesome line-up of fundraiser prizes. Don't delay - start fundraising today!!

BONUS DRAW | For every $100 you raise for Teen Challenge, you will receive a draw ticket for another great prize TBA.

CONTACT US | If you have any other questions regarding this event, please email or call 807-252-6909. Thanks & Happy Riding!

TBRHSF Save a Heart Car Raffle - February 17, 2015

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation’s
Save a Heart Car Raffle
Presented by Balmoral Park Acura
1st Prize – 2015 Acura ILX – donated by Balmoral Park Acura (value:  $34,043.95)
2nd Prize – Two Return Trips from Thunder Bay to any Porter Airlines scheduled destination donated by Porter Airlines (value:  $2,000)
3rd Prize – Panasonic Entertainment Package – 39” flatscreen smart TV and Blu-ray player (donated by Bob Strachan (value $840)
Early Bird Prize:  $500 Cash (Draw date of January 6, 2015)

$20/Ticket (807) 345-4673 (Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase tickets)
Tickets are available at Balmoral Park Acura, Health Sciences Foundation Donation Centre, and Porter Airlines Counter at the Airport.  All proceeds supporting Cardiac Car at the Health Sciences Centre.  Car Draw is February 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Balmoral Park Acura, 868 Copper Crescent, Thunder Bay.


CONCERT FOR A CAUSE is a concert series that has been put on for the shelter house many years, as well as red cross relief for sylan lake disaster. This year the event will be in support of TOY FOR TOTS.

The concert is taking place DECEMBER 4th, at BLACK PIRATES PUB and features music of a wide variety, from rock, to pop and punk, and even a Florida Georgia Line Cover, it is music for everyone!

Let’s PACK THE PUB to help out as much as we can for those who need the most.

The Cover is $8 at the door or $5 with a toy or non-perishable food item.
Concert starts at 10pm and is 19+ event.



Toys for Tots

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Thunder Bay Fire Fighters' Toys for Tots 2014 campaign!

The Toys for Tots  campaign has officially begun and will wrap up on Friday, December 19.

Toys for Tots is a charitable project of the Thunder Bay Professional Firefighters Association. The mission of Toys for Tots is to ensure that children living in poverty in our community will receive a gift on Christmas Day. This unique and successful initiative on the part of local firefighters is more than 50 years old, and represents a volunteer effort of hundreds of off-duty man hours.

Starting now off-duty firefighters will staff a “toy” fire station in the Food Court of Intercity Shopping Centre. Monetary donations can be presented there until Friday Dec 19.

The Firefighters’ Toys for Tots Committee operates under the umbrella of the Christmas Cheer Fund which is a registered charity. All monetary funds donated are held in trust for Christmas Cheer. Tax receipts are issued. When possible, toys are purchased through local suppliers. Toys are selected to be age appropriate, durable, have lasting play value, and require minimum parental input (e.g., batteries, assembly, accessories, etc.)

Since 1973 the total is more than $2 million.  The age of children receiving gifts ranges from infant to 16 years. Adolescent children might receive presents of clothing or other necessities.

For more information on the campaign visit:

4th annual Boston Pizza/Firefighter's day in support of Toys for Tots

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Thunder Bay Fire Fighters' Toys for Tots 2014 campaign!

The 4th annual Boston Pizza/Firefighter's day in support of Toys for Tots is Wednesday December 3 taking place at both locations.

Uniformed officers come in to serve tables, at lunch (12-2pm) and dinner (5-8pm).

Boston Pizza donates 10 % of sales from this event to Toys for Tots, and guests have the option to "tip" their firefighter with all donations going to Toys for Tots.

This year’s goal $5000 for Toys for Tots.

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