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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.

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Buying the Farm
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Boeing Boeing
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TBSO 2018/2019 Season

91.5 CKPR is  proud to support the TBSO 2018/2019 Season!

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is the only fully professional orchestra between Toronto and Winnipeg. Celebrating over 55 seasons, the Orchestra currently includes 30 full-time musicians, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children’s concerts. The TBSO strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada, appealing to as wide and diverse an audience as possible through excellent performances and original programming.

The Season kicks off on Friday, October 12th and is a FREE Concert!

‘Symphony Virgins’ – Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm at the Da Vinici

Thanks to a generous supporter, TBSO is dropping their $25 ticket price on it’s pre-season Symphony Virgins concert, making it a FREE concert on Friday night at the Da Vinci Centre. 

The concert features Music Director Paul Haas conducting the whole orchestra. The program includes an exciting cross-section of classical music—ranging from John Williams’ Star Wars Suite to music from Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, with a little Beethoven and Mozart mixed in—especially curated for the evening by Haas.  If you haven’t been to a Symphony concert, or haven’t been to one in a long while, this is your chance to rediscover the power of classical music like it’s the ?rst time! There’s never been a better time to relax, have a drink, and enjoy the   ?nest live music Thunder Bay has to o?er.

The concert, sponsored by and 91.5 CKPR starts at 7:30 pm at the Da Vinci. Come early for the best seats and a chance to meet Paul Haas and the musicians. The TBSO promises it will de?nitely be an evening to remember!
Full TBSO Schedule Below:

For full concert information and tickets please visit

Symphony Virgins
Friday, October 12 @ 7:30- 10.00 pm
Da Vinici Centre

Tear Down the Walls!
October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Women’s Concert: Rise & Take Flight
October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church

Spooktacular: When Night Wind Howls
October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grassroots Church

Northern Lights : Rita Chiarelli: On Song
November 9 & 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Italian Cultural Centre

Power Concert: A Taste of Greatness
November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Going Beyond the Martini: Classics & Cocktails
November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chanterelle

Ultrasonic Concert: Led Zeppelin, Jeans ‘n Classics
November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah
November 30 & Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Paul's United Church

Cirque Musica
December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Consortium Aurora Borealis
December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Paul's United Church

Winter Concert: In the Holiday Spirit
December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

December 21 & 22 @ 7:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Northern Lights 2: Noondaagotoon
January 11&12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Italian Cultural Centre

Life Concert: Breathe the Music
January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Of Reds & Whites: A Pairing of Wine & Song
January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn

Conductor’s Concert: Two Rites of Passage
January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church

The Snowman: A Celebration of Friendship
January 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grassroots Church

Northern Lights 3: Matt Sellick: Flamenco Red
February 8 & 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Italian Cultural Centre

Voices Concert: Going for Baroque
February 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church

White-Abbey Concert: Beatles, Jeans ‘n Classics
February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Wired Concert: Can You Hear Us Now?
February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Boys’ & Girls’: I Can Do That!
February 24, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grassroots Church

Northern Lights 4: Nancy, Arley & Zoey Shine
March 8 & 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Italian Cultural Centre

Outsiders Concert: Coming Out of the Cold
March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Brew & Beethoven 7
March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
O'Kelly VC Armoury

Diversity Concert: Tom Jackson & Indian City
April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Players’ Concert: Darkness & the Light
April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church

World Concert: Earth Day 2019
April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 21st annual TBRHSF Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction.

Friday, April 12th at the Valhalla Inn at 6pm

The 21st Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction is getting underway!
Are YOU a bachelor? Or know someone who is? The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation needs YOU!
Get involved, have fun, and raise funds for LOCAL breast cancer care! You’ll get all the support you need to prepare for this highly anticipated event! But we need bachelors like YOU to make it happen. Find out what’s involved, and apply online! Deadline is February 8th.

Go to: for more information.

About the Event: The elegant evening will include a gourmet dinner and entertainment followed by the auction of 10 of Thunder Bay's finest and most eligible bachelors. Each bachelor comes with a fabulous date package including: lunches, a main event, dinner at one of Thunder Bay's finest restaurants, an overnight stay, and a pamper package for the successful bidder. Women have the option of taking the bachelor on the date or taking their significant other!
Event in Support of: 100% of monies raised at this event are dedicated to breast cancer research, education, diagnoses, and treatment, and support the needs of breast cancer patients in Northwestern Ontario.

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 :

16th Annual Easter Seals Celebrity Roast

91.5 CKPR is proud to support The 16th Annual Easter Seals Celebrity Roast

The 16th Annual Easter Seals Celebrity Roast is here and this year we are roasting our dear friend Dave Thomas of Salt & Pepper Private Catering.
Thursday, April 18, from 5:30pm-12pm
At the Victoria Inn

Tickets $125/person.
Individual tickets and tables of 8 & 10 available. Call Rhonda Harrison at 807-345-7622 from Easter Seals Thunder Bay to order your tickets. Or stop by Salt & Pepper in person to purchase tickets. 808 Mckellar St. N (off Northern Ave)

What’s included in your ticket:
Rock Steady Playing LIVE!
Silent & Live Auction
Roast Entertainment
4 Course Dinner: Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad, Chili-Lime Roasted 1/2 Chicken, Strawberry & Chocolate Mousse

Win a Trip for 2 anywhere Westjet flies!

Vince Mirabelli
Damien Gilbert
Johnny De Bakker
Kevin Anderson
Darren Webb
Kevin Cernjul
Chris Sugarman Barstow

Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.

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.


High Tea & Fashion Show in support of Roots to Harvest

91.5 CKPR  is proud to support  The High Tea & Fashion Show in support of Roots to Harvest. Hosted by Community Living Thunder Bay & Perfect Fit Lingerie & Fashion

Sunday, March 31st from  1-4 at the Victoria Inn Embassy Ballroom ( doors open at 12pm)

An Afternoon featuring:
Designer Fashions & High tea with fancy sandwiches and desserts

Fashions provided by:
The Little Mermaid
Perfect Fit Lingerie & Fashion
Mars Clothing
The Loop
Street Legal Clothing

Tickets are $50 ( purchase a table of 10 and the 10th ticket is free) tickets are available at :

The Little Mermaid
Perfect Fit Lingerie & Fashion
Mars Clothing
The Loop
Street Legal Clothing

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.