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Magnus Theatre 2018-2019 Season

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Magnus Theatre 2018-2019 Season!

Magnus Theatre’s Artistic Director, Thom Currie, laid out his vision for the upcoming 2018-19 season today. As always, the new season has something for everyone, but the new season will be packing even more entertainment into the mix.
The Main Stage officially starts with BANG BANG, a drama by Kat Sandler. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young Black man by a police officer as a “jumping off point” for his hit play that is soon to be adapted into a major movie. Gripping, controversial and very funny, BANG BANG is a brand new play from an exciting new playwright.
Next up is the theatre hit with a cult-like following; THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Richard O’Brien. The humorous “musical with music” has thrilled audiences around the world since the early 1970s and will have Thunder Bay audiences on their feet to do the Time Warp.
Magnus ends the first half of the season with a Christmas Classic by a northern playwright. Michael Shepherd’s take on Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be holiday fun for the entire family. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future in a heartwarming tale of redemption.
The second half starts with the intriguing one man show HUFF. Written and performed by Cliff Cardinal, Huff is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and at high risk of suicide. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his own fragile psyche.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Magnus Theatre have teamed up to bring Thunder Bay a co-production of BUYING THE FARM, a hilarious comedy by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks. Thom Currie will direct both the Winnipeg and Thunder Bay productions.
The season will conclude with the non-stop comedy BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, this classic 1960’s French farce was a smash hit recent Broadway revival. The story concerns the self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has three fiancées, each one an airline hostess on competing airlines. All is going smoothly until an unexpected schedule change brings all three to the apartment for an overnight at the same time. Chaos ensues, as Bernard enlists his best friend and his cleaning lady to keep his three fiancées from figuring out what is going on.
Magnus will also be including many bonuses in the new season including Theatre For Young Audience Tours, A Community Fundraiser Show involving local lawyers, a series of concerts throughout the year, The 2019 Collective Creation Project, the all new Magnus Theatre Young Company, Magnus Masterclasses and much more.
The new season at Magnus will offer theatre fans more than ever! 
To purchase season tickets or single show tickets visit the box office in person or online at

Bang Bang- by Kat Sandler
Runs Sept 6- Sept 22:
Pay What You Can Performance: Sunday, Sept 16th
Show info: New Canadian Play. A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young Black man by a police officer as a “jumping off point” for his hit play that is soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking for the writer, he makes a surprise visit to the home of the officer involved. With Sandler’s trademark wit, BANG BANG traces the impact of what it means to be inspired by true events.

The Rocky Horror Show- by Richard O’Brien
Runs: Oct 18-Nov 10
Pay what you can Performance: October 28
Show info: On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids run into tire trouble and seek help at the Frankenstein place, where Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Come along for the ride as Brad and Janet meet Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Rocky and more, embarking on a night that they will never forget!

A Christmas Carol- by Michael Shepherd
Runs: December 6-Dec 22
Pay What You Can Performance: December 16th
Show info: It’s Christmas Eve and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is on his own in the world, rich but miserable. Thus begins a ghost story that takes Scrooge on a journey through his life. The Ghost of Christmases Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmases Yet To Come are his guides, offering a final chance at redemption. Spine tingling and heartwarming.

Show dates: TBD
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Buying the Farm
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Boeing Boeing
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St. John Ambulance "Spring into Summer" Draw

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the St. John Ambulance "Spring into Summer" Draw.

Purchase a $10 ticket and you could win a $40,000+ trailer !!!

Tickets are $10 each and are on sale NOW! Get your ticket at :

St John Ambulance ( Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)
Canadian Tire- Thunder Centre & Arthur St locations ( regular business hours at customer service)
Lappe Store
Lakehead Communication
Wilderness Supply Store
D&R Sporting Goods
J&J Sports
Recreation World RV

The trailer will be on site at each location in May/June and will be accepting debit and credit cards at select locations in the trailer.
The Trailer will also be on display at Norm’s Boat Show on the CLE Grounds from Thursday February 21 to Sunday February 24, and at the Home and Garden Show from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7

Grand Prize Draw- Thursday June 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

1st Prize :
2019 Coachmen Catalina 321 BHDS(includes taxes, license and document fees)
Value:  $41,099 (includes taxes)

2nd Prize:
Honda EU3000is Inverter RV Generator with Six Year Warranty
Value:  $3,309.76 (includes taxes)

3rd Prize:
2 Pungo Kayaks with life jackets paddles & bailer buckets
Estimated Retail Value:  $3,089.13 (includes taxes)

Early Bird Draw1- Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00pm
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid with Level A CPR and AED Course & First Aid Kit
$100 Gift Certificate from Exquisite Gold & Gems
$200 Gift Certificate from Chaltrek

Early Bird Draw 2: Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00pm
Kashabowie River Resort Four Night Stay for Four People
Prince Arthur Hotel Date Night Package
St. John Ambulance Family First Aid Kit/ SFA First Aid Course & Atmosphere Gift Card

Lottery License # M807220

St. John Ambulance is springing into summer this year with the launch of the annual "Spring Into Summer" Trailer Draw. All proceeds from the trailer draw will support St. John Ambulance's Community Service Programs which include the Medical First Response Division (MFR), Car Seat Safety Inspection Program, Therapy Dog Program, School Safety and Education Programs, and the Youth Cadet and Crusader Program.

St. John Ambulance, Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario are very proud of our Community Services Programs made up of a variety of eclectic and enthusiastic volunteers; whether it is our Therapy Dog Unit providing comfort and relief, our qualified Car Seat Educators providing education to parents and caregivers, our Medical First Response Unit volunteering at various events throughout our city or our Youth Cadet Program learning basic first aid skills and teamwork on a weekly basis.

When you buy a ticket you support the many ways in which St. John Ambulance helps people throughout Thunder Bay.

For more info visit :

33rd Annual Canada Day Rotary House Lottery

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 33rd Annual Canada Day Rotary House Lottery !

The Grand Prize Draw will take place on CANADA DAY at the Waterfront at approx. 6:30 pm at Marina Park

Come see this fantastic home for yourself at 137 Dogwood Cres Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5 PM

Or take the virtual tour online at :

Tickets are on sale now! $100 per ticket or 3 for $250

This lottery is open to anyone 18 years of age and over. Tickets must be purchased in Ontario.

Ontario Lottery License # 10625
Where to buy tickets:

• Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre (Cash only)
• Balmoral Park Acura
• Best Western Plus Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre
• Finnish Bookstore
• Fort William Rotarians
• George Jeffrey Children's Centre
• George's Market
• J B Evans
• Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
• Wanson Lumber

About the house:

Our Grand Prize Draw this year is a fabulous 1790 square foot (approximately) home built by Lorimar Construction Ltd. (Mario Michieli). The house, valued at $590,489 (includes HST), features three bedrooms on the main floor plus an additional two downstairs (basement), four-piece each in main bathroom, ensuite and basement, engineered hardwood floors main floor, granite counter tops in kitchen, high-efficiency furnace, air conditioning and air exchange system, upgraded trim package, finished basement with wet bar, gas fireplace and comes with a set of 4 Frigidaire Gallery kitchen appliances.

Early Bird Draws:

As always, we are including an additional $50,000 (10 X $5,000) in Early Bird draws. So, for $100 you have the opportunity to win a GRAND TOTAL OF $640,489 IN PRIZES.

The first EARLY BIRD draw will be April 17th, where $5,000 will be given away. Then each Wednesday thereafter, until June 19th, another $5,000 will be awarded. You are welcome to come to BDO, 1095 Barton Street at 4:30 pm on each Early Bird date to view the draw.

All Early Bird draw winners will be contacted by phone following the draw, announced in the Chronical Journal and on our website, two days following the draws.

Date of Draw Prize Value
17 April 2019 $5,000
24 April 2019 $5,000
1 May 2019 $5,000
8 May 2019 $5,000
15 May 2019 $5,000
22 May 2019 $5,000
29 May 2019 $5,000
5 June 2019 $5,000
12 June 2019 $5,000
19 June 2019 $5,000

The proceeds of the lottery go to help many projects, large and small, in Thunder Bay and region. This is your opportunity to help the people of your community. Rest assured your purchase makes a difference.


Gowns for Grads

Gowns for Grads- presented by Hill City Kinettes

Graduation can be an exciting but expensive time for students. By donating your formal dresses, not only will they get a second life, but you will be helping out those in need.

Donations can be dropped off at Blush Boutique until April 18. Located at 232 Red River Road

Then find your perfect dress at Blush Boutique on Sunday, April 28 from 10am-5pm.

Any donations received for the dresses will go towards the Urban Abbey Youth Shelter. (Students receive their dress for free , if they can give a donation it is greatly appreciated, but not expected)

For more info follow the Hill City Kinettes on Facebook or visit the “Gowns for Grads” event page on Facebook.

46th annual Folklore Festival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support The 46th annual Folklore Festival 2019

Folklore Festival 2019

“Travel the World in 48 Hours” at the 46th Folklore Festival May 4th& 5th at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario presented by the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association.

Tantalizing international foods, imported wines and beers, incredible entertainment, “shop-the-world” booths, an activity-packed Children’s Area with all FREE activities (running 12 to 6pm Daily), beautiful exhibits and displays, and local artists on site await you.

Saturday night Feature Entertainers: “Thunder Bay Ceili Band” will take us on “a trip to Ireland” with music and a lively Ceili Dance . Sat. May 4th at 7:30pm

Visitors also have a chance to WIN “a Free Stay-Cation”, courtesy of the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Thunder Bay. 

Get ready for the most colorful Festival our Region has to offer—Folklore Festival 2019!

Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children 4-12 $1, 3 and Under FREE

Saturday May 4th                        12 noon to 11pm
Sunday May 5th                    12 noon to 7pm

Visit for more information

Firefighters 10 mile Road Race

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Firefighters 10 mile Road Race

Get out and experience a Thunder Bay tradition!
Promoting active, healthy lifestyles at the head of the lakes since 1910. A community celebration, for runners at all levels, with a premier sporting event at its core.

Join us on Monday, May 20th for the 86th Annual Fire Fighters Ten Mile Road Race, presented by Fresh Air

Cash prizes awarded to top race finishers.
Register by May 13th at

Online registration for 2019 will be closed May 13th at 11:59 PM***
Anyone still wanting to participate can come to kit pick-up to register in person. Kit pick-ups times are on Thursday, May 16th from 5 - 8 pm. at Fresh Air, and Sunday, May 19th from 4:00 - 8 pm. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. ***NO KITS CAN BE PICKED UP ON RACE DAY***
Race fee is $100. 
See you at the finish line!

Save Our Carousel Project -Thunder Bay Trivia Night

Who: The Save Our Carousel Project (Chippewa Park Carousel Restoration Project)
What: Great Day For Thunder Bay Trivia Night  (Thunder Bay themed trivia night with entertainment, raffle prizes, and food)
When: April 26th - Doors open 6pm, Trivia starts 7pm
Where: Urban Abbey
Why: To raise some funds for the Carousel Restoration and to showcase the wonderful talent that Thunder Bay has to offer.

Whip out your old copies of The Times Journal and take a trip to the museum because this event is all about Thunder Bay! The Save Our Carousel project will be hosting the Great Day for Thunder Bay Trivia Night event on April 26th at Urban Abbey. The event will be loaded with interesting brain tickling questions, local entertainment, and delicious snacks. The trivia will be Thunder Bay themed and will draw on our fascinating history, culture, and stories. This event will give attendees a wide sampling of all the wonderful things that Thunder Bay has to offer. From talented musicians, to weird and wacky trivia questions, to delicious treats and tidbits, this will not be an event that anyone will want to miss. There will also be a cash bar with unique cocktails made of local ingredients and of course, plenty of local brews! Prizes will be awarded for trivia and there will also be a raffle/auction with plenty of incredible local prizes to be won! Tickets are available at The Loop on Court Street or The Hub Bazaar on Victoria Ave. Please visit the event on the Save Our Carousel Facebook page for more information"  Food, entertainment, and trivia included in ticket price. A bar will be available and there will be a silent auction/raffle running.

Vanderwees Mini Golf Tournament - In support of the Northern Cardiac Fund

Vanderwees Mini Golf Tournament - In support of the Northern Cardiac Fund

Thursday, May 23 at Vanderwees Garden Gallery ( 6488 Mapleward Rd)

4pm- Registration
5pm- Start
7pm- Beef on a Bun & Cash Bar

-Silent and Live Auction
-Mystery Envelope Prizes

Individual- $75
Team of 4- $250

Tee Sponsor- $175
Hole Sponsor- $175

For more info or to register please contact:
Moira Byrne, Fundraising Assistant or 684-7003

Stamp Out Hunger

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 4th  in support of the RFDA

Help posties stamp out hunger! 
Canada Post employees are excited to be holding the 10th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive in support of  the R F D A on Saturday, May 4th

Leave non-perishable food items in a water proof bag outside your door or mailbox by 10am on Saturday, May 4th for pick up, ( if missed, items can be placed outside on May 6 by 9am)
Desired Items:
Canned Meats, Vegetables, Fruits, Soups, Sauces, Pork & Beans, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Baby Food, Cereal, etc.

If you prefer you can also make a monetary donation to the RFDA by visiting their website : or donate by cheque in person or by mail to 570 Syndicate Ave S.

Visit and see flyers for more details. 

The Great Billboard Event

91.5 CKPR  is proud to support The Great Billboard Event proudly presented by IG Wealth Management and Lowerys, in support of the United Way of Thunder Bay

IG Wealth Management and Lowerys are excited to present the revitalized Great Billboard Event in support of the United Way of Thunder Bay!
Thursday, May 16th from 9am-4pm.

Billboard participants have been making a positive impact in our community for nearly three decades and with your help, this event has raised nearly $2 million in that time.

This year, we have a creative and fresh new concept!

We feel that everyone has an important role to play in building a strong, vibrant community and we want you to help us create the image of a Thunder Bay we can all be proud of. Be inspired and ignite your fundraising efforts,  Then, on May 16th, get crafty with us by building a mini billboard collage to show what an inclusive, connected community means to you, and the role you play in it. Thanks to Community Arts and Heritage Education Project for their contribution of materials and for providing their creative guidance to help your team let their community spirit shine!

There is no limit on how many fundraising team members you can have and all ages are welcome; more team members = more gifts = more impact. The day of the event, we have room for 4 creative members to participate in the creation of your mini billboard collage!
Together, we will create an image of the Thunder Bay we want to build in the form of one giant billboard.
For more information please contact Erika at (807) 626-1759 or visit
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Team Billboard Building Sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
BBQ Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Proudly sponsored by Superior Foods, Bennett’s Bakery & Deli, Coca-Cola, Superior Propane, and Metro
Location: IG Wealth Management (100-1113 Jade Ct.)
Our Community BBQ lunch will be fired up from 11:30-2:00pm and is open to the public so please come down and join us for lunch at IG Wealth Management -1113 Jade Court. For only $5 you will get a delicious hamburger & drink with 100% of the lunch proceeds being donated to the United Way!