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Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020

February 25-29, 2020

The Special Olympics Canada Winter Games will be held in Thunder Bay February 25-29, 2020 at various locations throughout the city.

About Special Olympics Canada:
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sport clubs in 12 provincial and territorial Chapters, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 45,000 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 21,000 volunteers, including more than 16,000 trained coaches.

About the Games:
1200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff
800 friends and family
500 volunteers
60 technical officials
50 special Olympics Canada family and sponsors
8 events
5 days

Events:
Alpine Skiing- taking place at Loch Lomand
Cross Country Skiing- taking place at Kamview Nordic Centre
Curling- taking place at Fort William Curling Club
Figure Skating- taking place at Thunder Bay Tournament Centre
Floor Hockey- taking place at Lakehead University C.J Sanders Fieldhouse
Snowshoeing- taking place at Chapples Golf Course
Speed Skating- taking place at Delany Arena
Five-Pin Bowling- taking place at Galaxy Lanes

Schedule:
The Opening Ceremonies of the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at the Fort William Gardens,  where they will kick off the festivities by showcasing the true spirit of the Special Olympics movement.
A full event schedule of each event can be found at www.specialolympics2020.com

Draft an Athlete
Sponsor a special Olympics athlete. Make a dream
The Draft an Athlete program helps support the cost for each and every athlete, one at a time. A $500 donation will draft one athlete to participate in the games, but more importantly nit will let one athlete live their dream of participating
To donate visit www.specialolympics2020.com

Volunteering:
Volunteer registration for the games will open in Fall 2019!
If you are looking for a planning position on a Committee and have time to dedicate to organizing the Games, please email volunteer@specialolympics2020.com and someone will contact you!

 

St. Joseph’s Foundation 28th Annual Grand-A-Day Giveaway

91.5 CKPR is proud to present St. Joseph’s Foundation  28th Annual Grand-A-Day Giveaway!
 

The Grand-a-Day Draw is your chance to win a Grand Prize of $15,000! Plus $1,000 every day in November AND $5,000 in early bird prizes.
 

Tickets are now on sale for the St Joseph’s Foundation Grand a Day Giveaway. With $50,000 to be won make sure you get your ticket! Only 1500 tickets are printed and sell out!
Tickets are $100 each
 

Tickets available at:
The Foundation Office, Heritage Front Desk, and St. Joseph’s Hospital & HRM Business Offices
By Phone: 768-4440
Or online by downloading the order form at www.sjftb.net
Must be at least 18 years of age to buy tickets         
For more information, please visit: http://www.sjftb.net/grand-a-day-draw
 

Prizes/Draw Dates:
 

Early Bird 1 :
2  Winners of $500 Each
Draw date: September 17

Early Bird 2:
2 Winners of $500 Each
Draw Date: September 24

Early Bird 3:
1  Winner of $1,000
Draw Date: October 1

Early Bird 4:
1  Winner of $1,000
Draw Date: October 8

Early Bird 5:
1  Winner of $1,000
Draw Date: October 15

Daily Winners:
30 Winners of $1,000 Each
Draw Dates: November 1- November 30

Grand Prize:
1  Winner of $15,000
Draw Date: November 30
Winner announcements take place on 91.5 CKPR at 4:40 daily
Lottery License: M807366
 

Magnus Theatre 2019/2020 Season

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Magnus Theatre 2019/2020 Season!
September 12, 2019- May 2, 2020
Magnus Theatre is very happy to announce an exciting season of comedy, drama and music for 2019-2020.
“I am absolutely thrilled to present this Mainstage Season to our patrons,” says Thom Currie, now entering his third year as Magnus Theatre’s Artistic Director. “We have assembled a season for everyone, and I guarantee that your next visit to Magnus Theatre will always be a different experience than your last.”
Currie continues, “Magnus Theatre is one of the landmarks of Thunder Bay and one of the great regional theatres of North America.   As such, we have a responsibility to program for everybody, offering a season that delivers different experiences each time a patron walks through the door.  Whether you are a long time subscriber attending our gala evenings or a student coming to a Sunday Pay What You Can for the first time, I encourage you to come and enjoy the Magnus Theatre experience.  There is nothing like it.”
Tickets for the Mainstage Season at Magnus Theatre are available immediately.  Subscriptions and Flexi-Packs can be purchased online at www.magnustheatre.com or by contacting the Box Office at 807-345-5552
 

Show 1: SHOUT! The Mod Musical- September 12-October 5, 2019.
The Mainstage Season kicks off with SHOUT! The Mod Musical, by Phillip George and David Lowenstein.  Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of all time, SHOUT!  takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s, featuring terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir with Love," "Downtown,"  and "Son of a Preacher Man."  SHOUT! The Mod Musical runs from September 12-October 5, 2019.
“This show is a lot of fun,” declares Currie. “Magnus has a great tradition in this style of show,  where a style of music is explored over the course of an evening.  I know that Thunder Bay will be on its feet for SHOUT!”
 

Show 2: This Is How We Got Here- October 24-November 9, 2019.
The second show of the season will be This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker.  A heart wrenching drama about a family dealing with loss and working to maintain the ties that keep them together. Shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for drama, This Is How We Got Here runs October 24-November 9, 2019.
“This Is How We Got Here is an incredibly touching play,” Currie says. “Written by a playwright from our region, I am so happy to be able to bring this work to Thunder Bay.”
 

Show 3: It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play- December 5-21, 2019.
Closing out the year, the Magnus stage will be transformed into a 1940s radio station with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted from the beloved holiday classic movie by Joe Landry. With an ensemble bringing dozens of characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey will delight family audiences for the holiday season, running December 5-21, 2019.
“As a storyteller, I have always loved Christmas movies,” the Artistic Director enthuses. “To be able to bring this one to the stage at Magnus is magical.”
 

Show 4: The Birds And the Bees - January 30-February 15, 2020.
The first play of 2020 will be The Birds And the Bees by Mark Crawford, a laugh out loud comedy about a woman who has  just moved back in with her beekeeper  mother following a failed marriage. Their lives are complicated by beehive troubles, an eccentric neighbor, and a handsome young researcher.  The Birds And The Bees runs January 30-February 15, 2020.
“Mark Crawford is fast becoming one of the great Canadian comedic playwrights. We had a great time with Bed And Breakfast in 2017, and I know that Magnus audiences will love this new play.”
 

Show 5: Cottagers And Indians- March 12-28, 2020
The wit and wisdom of Drew Hayden Taylor returns to the Magnus stage with one of his latest plays, Cottagers And Indians.  An Indigenous man has taken it upon himself to repopulate his local lakes with wild rice, much to the disapproval of the cottagers, many of whom  feel the plant interferes with boating, fishing, swimming, and is generally an eyesore that brings down the property values.  This comedy is produced with Tarragon Theatre from Toronto, and runs March 12-28, 2020.
“Magnus Theatre has a great history with playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor, from Berlin Blues to Crees In The Caribbean,” says Currie. “I am always thrilled to have one  of his plays as part of our season.”
 

Show 6: Screwball Comedy- April 16-May 2, 2020.
The 2019-2020 Mainstage Season ends with Screwball Comedy, from the pen of Norm Foster.  Set in 1938, this fast-paced comedy is the story of a young woman trying to break into the male-dominated world of newspaper journalism.  Homage to the zany screwball comedies of the 1930s, this play is full of snappy dialogue, outrageous characters, and humour that packs a punch, running April 16-May 2, 2020.
“Norm Foster is Canada’s most produced playwright,” Currie says.  “His plays are a delight, and I know that Thunder Bay audiences will enjoy this show.”
 

LU Thunderwolves Hockey 2019-2020 Season

 91.5 CKPR is proud to support the LU Thunderwolves Hockey 2019-2020 Season

With the 2019-2020 season quickly approaching us, LU Thunderwolves Hockey season tickets are on sale now!

Visit or call the gardens box office today at 625 - 2929. 

Visit the Thunderwovles Hockey website or check out their  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for more information.

Season tickets:
• 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
Prices (HST extra):
• Adults $209.99
• Seniors 65 & older $189.99
• Full-time students (with valid student I.D.) $99.99
• Children 16 & under $99.99
Single-game tickets:
Purchase tickets at the Fort William Gardens box office for the regular season and non-conference games.
Prices:
• Adults $14.00
• Full-time students (with valid student I.D.) $9.00
• Children 16 & under $9.00
Call the Fort William Gardens box office at (807) 625-2929 for more information.
Group sales for single-game tickets:

Groups of 15 to 49:
• Adults $11.00
• Students & Children $7.00
Groups of 50 or more:
• Adults $10.00
• Students & Children $7.00
2018-2019 Schedule: ( Home games in bold)
DATE TIME OPPONENT
Fri Sep 20 7:00 PM VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS
Sat Sep 21 7:00 PM VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS***91.5 CKPR NIGHT***
Fri Sep 27 7:00 PM VS GUELPH GRYPHONS
Sat Sep 28 7:00 PM VS GUELPH GRYPHONS
Thu Oct 03 7:00 PM at Waterloo Warriors
Fri Oct 04 7:05 PM at Laurier Golden Hawks
Sat Oct 05 7:05 PM at Laurier Golden Hawks
Fri Oct 11 7:30 PM at Laurentian Voyageurs
Sat Oct 12 7:30 PM at Laurentian Voyageurs
Fri Oct 18 7:00 PM VS WINDSOR LANCERS
Sat Oct 19 7:00 PM VS WINDSOR LANCERS
Fri Oct 25 7:00 PM VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Sat Oct 26 7:00 PM VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Fri Nov 08 7:00 PM VS CONCORDIA STINGERS
Sat Nov 09 7:00 PM VS CONCORDIA STINGERS
Thu Nov 14 7:00 PM at Waterloo Warriors
Fri Nov 15 7:15 PM at Ryerson Rams
Sat Nov 16 7:15 PM at Ryerson Rams
Fri Nov 22 7:00 PM VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sat Nov 23 7:00 PM VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sun Dec 29 7:00 PM VS NIPISSING LAKERS
Mon Dec 30 7:00 PM VS NIPISSING LAKERS
Fri Jan 03 2:00 PM at Guelph Gryphons
Sat Jan 04 7:30 PM at Guelph Gryphons
Fri Jan 10 7:15 PM at York Lions
Sat Jan 11 7:15 PM at York Lions
Fri Jan 17 7:00 PM VS WESTERN MUSTANGS
Sat Jan 18 7:00 PM VS WESTERN MUSTANGS
Fri Jan 24 7:30 PM at Windsor Lancers
Sat Jan 25 7:00 PM at Western Mustangs
Fri Jan 31 7:00 PM VS BROCK BADGERS
Sat Feb 01 7:00 PM VS BROCK BADGERS
Fri Feb 07 7:00 PM VS WATERLOO WARRIORS
Sat Feb 08 7:00 PM VS WATERLOO WARRIORS

LU Athletics Basketball and Volleyball 2019/2020 season

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor LU Athletics Basketball and Volleyball 2019/2020 season.

Come out and cheer on your Men and Women’s LU Thunderwolves Basketball teams and LU Women’s Volleyball Team as they battle for top spot this season!

Basketball
Ticket Prices:
Adults - $10.00
Seniors & Students -$6.00
Kids 5 and under - Free
Adult Season Tickets - $165 (including hst)
Senior Season Tickets - $100 (including hst)
Student Season Tickets - $100 ( including tax)

Schedule:

Women’s Basketball 2019/2020 Season Schedule:

October 3/4/5 - Homecoming –LU Women Basketball vs. Manitoba, Zanatta Alumni Games
October 18/19 – LU Women's Basketball Tournament vs. Memorial, Algoma & Winnipeg
October 25/26 – LU Women Basketball vs McMaster
November- LU Women’s Basketball vs. Waterloo
November 9- LU Woman’s Basketball vs. Laurier
November 29/30 – LU Woman’s Basketball vs. York
January 24-LU Woman’s Basketball vs. Laurentian
January 25-LU Woman’s Basketball & vs. Nipissing
February 14- LU Woman’s Basketball vs. UOIT
February 16 –LU Woman’s Basketball vs. Queens (Seniors night)

Men’s Basketball  201892020 Home Schedule: 

October 3/4/5 - Homecoming – LU Men’s Basketball vs. Winnipeg Zanatta Alumni Games
October 25/26 – LU Men’s Basketball vs McMaster
November 8- LU Men’s Basketball vs. Waterloo
November 9- LU Men’s Basketball vs. Laurier
November 29/30 – LU Men’s Basketball  vs. York
January 24- LU Men’s Basketball vs. Laurentian
Jan 25-LU Men’s Basketball  vs. Nipissing
February 14- LU Men’s Basketball  vs. UOIT
February 15- LU Men’s Basketball vs. Queens (Seniors night)

Volleyball
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Schedule:

Women’s Volleyball 2019/2020 Home Season Schedule:
October 3/4/5 - Homecoming – LU Woman’s Volleyball
November 2 - LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. York
November 9- LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Western
November 10- LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Western
7. November 16 - LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Nipissing
8. November 23 - LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Queens
January 25- LU Woman’s Volleyball vs Windsor
January 26- LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Windsor
February 8 - LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. RMC
February 15-  LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Brock
February 16- LU Woman’s Volleyball vs. Brock (Seniors Night)

Thunder Bay Mitsubishi’s Save-a-Heart Car Raffle in support of the Northern Cardiac Fund

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Thunder Bay Mitsubishi’s Save-a-Heart Car Raffle in support of the Northern Cardiac Fund
 

1st prize: 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, valued at $35,600.
2nd prize: Trip for two to anywhere that Porter Airlines flies
3rd prize: Panasonic entertainment package, from the Power Centre.
Draw date is Jan 9

Tickets are $20 each or three for $50

Available at Thunder Bay Mitsubishi, Balmoral Park Acura, the foundation donation centre at the hospital, J&J Sports, the Porter Airlines counter at the Thunder Bay International Airport and the Power Centre.
 

13th Annual Gear Up for Outdoors Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive in support of the Shelter house

91.5 CKPR is proud to be support the 13th Annual Gear Up for Outdoors Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive in support of the Shelter house Thunder Bay and Precious Bundles

Presented by Gear up for Outdoors and The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
The days are getting shorter and colder…  let’s get ready to "Spread the Warmth"
Living in Thunder Bay you need a winter jacket… no ifs, ands or buts!  Right now, you can help yourself by helping others. 
12 years ago, the staff at Gear Up for Outdoors initiated the Winter Coat Drive, The coat drive being a program to help those less fortunate in our community to overcome the cold winter season.

The Winter Coat Drive has collected over 1014 Jackets for the two local organizations Precious Bundles and Shelter House Thunder Bay.

Between now and December 20 , Bring in a clean, gently used jacket to Gear up for Outdoors and you’ll receive 15% off a new winter jacket. Every donated jacket will also receive a ballot to win 1 of 6, $100 dollar gift certificates from the Keg Steakhouse and Bar.  ( Draw Date for Keg gift cards: Saturday, December 21)

Stand Up Comedy at the Finlandia Club Featuring headliner Jeff McEnery

91.5 CKPR is proud to Present Stand Up Comedy at the Finlandia Club Featuring headliner Jeff McEnery.

Also featuring Tommie Thompson, Opener Lee Noyes and Emcee Chris Holland.

Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th with two hilarious shows each night at 7:00pm and 9:30pm sharp!

Tickets are $22 and are available at The Hoito, The Persian Man, Galaxy Lanes, and The Northern Cancer Fund at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center.

Supporting the Northern Cancer Fund

About Jeff McEnery:
-Nominated for Best Male Stand Up Comedian at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards
-Appeared in all Major Canadian Comedy Festivals including: Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Hubcap Comedy Festival, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, Global Comedy Festival

TBRHSF Our Hearts at Home Campaign

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the TBRHSF Our Hearts at Home Campaign

October 16 through May 2020

The Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign raises funds that are specifically directed to the cardiovascular surgery program at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Where else in Ontario do you need to drive a day (or more) to access cardiac surgery? Nowhere. Thunder Bay is the only major city in Ontario where access to cardiac surgery is a day’s drive away or more. No one else in the province lacks this critical access. No one. Even in comparable cities like Sudbury, people can have cardiac surgery. Immediately. Not ‘in a few hours’. Not ‘in a few weeks’. Immediately.

It’s time for us to create local access for people who have the highest need for both cardiac and vascular surgery. To guarantee that care is unquestionably world-class. It’s time for us to keep families together when faced with an incredibly stressful situation. To help patients be supported as they undergo a life-saving procedure. It’s time for us to ensure patients can choose surgery without having to question whether they can afford to travel or whether their companions can afford to accompany them. To remove long-distance travel from the equation.

It’s our time-  Time to bring a full Cardiovascular Surgery Program to Thunder Bay!

It is the last missing piece of the healthcare puzzle in Northwestern Ontario. You can make the Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign a success so that patients have access to closer-to-home cardiovascular care, shorter recoveries and a much better overall quality of life.

Our hearts are in your hands.

Our Hearts at Home Cardiovascular Campaign Launch Breakfast & Media Conference
Join us as we kickoff the Our Hearts At Home Cardiovascular Campaign with a full buffet breakfast at the Victoria Inn.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 7:30 AM 9:00 AM
Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast available 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Formal remarks 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Ticket Sales for this event are closed

 

29th annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade

91.5 CKPR is proud to support The 29th annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade.

Saturday, November 16th at 10am.

The Port Arthur Rotary Club, Fort William Rotary Club, Lakehead Rotary Club and the Thunder Bay Rotaract Club are proud to host the 29th annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade , Saturday, November 16th at 10am.

Celebrating 29 years of community holiday spirit!

Along with sponsors and partners; they are keeping the tradition and spirit of the season alive and well in the community. The team is working very hard to keep the event safe and accessible.

The Real Canadian Superstore will again be the gathering and starting point for the parade leaving the parking lot, the participants will proceed past Performance Kia on 13th ave, proceed north on Memorial Ave, and end at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium where Santa Claus will greet children as he always does!

Parade organizers are inviting you to register a float for free of charge by visiting www.fwrotary.ca
 

St. John Ambulance Operation Red Nose

91.5 CKPR is proud to sponsor the Annual St. John Ambulance Operation Red Nose

St. John Ambulance is proud to be hosting Operation Red Nose in Thunder Bay for our 11th year! In Thunder Bay, Operation Red Nose is hosted by St. John Ambulance.  With a mission to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service Operation Red Nose is the perfect complement to both achieve that goal and at the same time raise funds for other valuable health and safety programs.

Operation Red Nose is now in the process of recruiting Volunteers!!!!

Operation Red Nose Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers for this is extremely important to the campaign. Operation Red Nose encourages responsible behavior with regard to impaired driving by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members, the financial benefits of which are redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth. This campaign cannot be completed without volunteer support so we are again asking you for your help.
There are many volunteer opportunities available such as: Dispatch, Phone Operators, Headquarters, Mascot, Road Volunteers, and Committee Members. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group. Talk to your company or organization about volunteering, St. John Ambulance would be happy to make a presentation to your office or workplace to get participants to sign up! In order to volunteer for Operation Red Nose, you must first fill out a volunteer application form which can be found on the website: www.rednosetbay.com
How Operation Red Nose Works
You’ve gone to a house party or your office Christmas party or just out to the bar for a drink and it’s time to go home, but you do not feel comfortable driving. Call our Headquarters and a team of 3 will come and drive you home safely in your own car. Two people will get in your car with you and the third person will follow behind. Your car will be parked in your driveway and you will be escorted to your door. We’ll even drive your babysitter home (as long as one parent comes with us). This is a FREE* confidential service provided by hundreds of volunteers whose main concern is the safety of our roads. *Those receiving rides may make a voluntary donation to Operation Red Nose.*

Need a ride home?

If you need a ride home call Operation Red Nose! Dial 683-NOSE (6673) between 9:00pm and 3:00am on the service dates:
November 29, November 30
December 5, 6, 7
December 12, 13, 14
December 19, 20, 21
December 26, 27, 28

This service is free, however donations are gratefully accepted.

Call when you are ready to go home. Rides will be provided in the order in which calls are received. A team of three Red Nose volunteers will pick you up and drive you in your own vehicle to the destination of your choice, for free.

For more information on Operation Red Nose, please visit www.rednosetbay.com

Waggin Whisky in support of Adopt a Mutt and Northern Reach Rescue Network

Adduono’s Sheet Metal & Heating & Jettkey Auction Presents Waggin Whisky in support of Adopt a Mutt and Northern Reach Rescue Network

Whisky Tasting & Whisky’s of the World paired with food Tasting.

Friday, November 22 at 7pm at the Oliver Road Community Centre

Cash Bar
Silent Auction
Chinese Auction- Bring your Toonies

Taster Tickers :$80
Non Taster Tickets:$40

Tickets available at both rescues, Pet Value on Dawson and Golf Links, Dulux Paints on Memorial or call 630-3958

Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

Saturday, December 7th at 10am at the Current River Recreation Centre

Come out and participate in the 1K Elf Walk or 5k Santa Shuffle - Help fight poverty and restore dignity!

RACE LOCATION:
Current River Recreation Centre
450 Dewe Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 2G7
RACE TIME:
8:30 a.m. Site Open
9:55 a.m. Warm-up
10:00 a.m. 1 K Elf Walk & 5 K Santa Shuffle Walkers Start
10:15 a.m. 5 K Santa Shuffle Runners Start
PRE-EVENT:
Santa will greet participants as they arrive. Warm-up led by Lee Vaillant in the Rec Centre.
POST-EVENT:
After the run, prizes will be given for the first three male and female runners, the top fundraisers in various categories as well as for the most festively dress individual, team of 6, and team of 10.
Santa will draw for door prizes all wrapped and waiting under the Christmas tree.
Participants will enjoy soup provided by our Centre kitchen with buns and fruit. Hot and cold beverages available.
PROCEEDS FROM EVENT:
The proceeds for our Santa Shuffle support our community programs including our food bank, St. James School breakfast program, the Soup Van nightly meal program, Red Cap anger management program, and community dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

To participate,  register online at www.santashuffle.ca

REGISTRATION FEES:

Individual – 5K & 1K Elf Walk
Early bird ( until Nov 3) : $25  adults, $15 youths
Regular( until Dec 4) : $30 adults. $20 youths

Family ( Team of 6)- 5K & 1K Elf Walk
Early bird ( until Nov 3) : $70
Regular( until Dec 4) : $90

Group ( Team of 10) – 5K & 1K Elf Walk
Early bird ( until Nov 3) : $175
Regular( until Dec 4) : $225

EVENT PICKUP AND TIMES:
Thursday, December 5- 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Thunder Bay Running Room- Thunder Centre
Friday, December 6- 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Thunder Bay Running Room- Thunder Centre
Saturday, December 7 -8:30 am- 9:55 am on Site Before 10:00 am at the Current River Recreation Centre- Note: Pick up times / location are subject to change. Please check the website closer to race day.

Novemburger- in support of the United Way of Thunder Bay Fall Campaign

Novemburger- in support of the United Way of Thunder Bay Fall Campaign

What is Novemburger?
-For every Novemburger ordered throughout the month of November, $2.00 will be donated to United Way of Thunder Bay.
-Eleven local restaurants are participating in the fundraiser creating their very own signature Novemburger.
-Those that order a signature Novemburger will also be encouraged to head over to the United Way of Thunder Bay website to rate what they ate, and vote for their favourite burger.
-Diners are also encouraged to collect Novemburger passport stamps along the way for a chance to win $25 gift certificates. Passports can be printed at home by visiting uwaytbay.ca.
-At the end of the month, two winners will be announced for the most Novemburgers sold and the Novemburger of the Year.
 

Participating Restaurants: 11
• Beaux Daddy’s  • Beefcake Burger Factory  • Bonobo’s Foods • Daytona’s • Neebing Roadhouse • Portside Restaurant  & Bar• Prospector Burger Barn • Prospector Steak House • Red Lion Smokehouse • Roosters Bistro • The Sal
 

Thunder Bay Police Association Parade of Lights for Children

91.5 CKPR is proud to present the Thunder Bay Police Association Parade of Lights for Children

Saturday, December 7th starting at 7PM.

The 2019 Parade of Lights is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, 2019., at 7:00 p.m., and your participation can go a long way toward making this remarkable evening just that. This event can only take place with the continued support of the Thunder Bay Trucking Community, through companies and people like you.

Children, youth, and young adults with Special Needs in Thunder Bay received $34 422.52 last year because of the Parade of Lights. Autism Ontario - Thunder Bay & District Chapter, George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, Special Olympics - Thunder Bay & Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association children, youth, and young adults benefit from both the donations and the increased awareness the Parade of Lights brings to their causes.

In addition to our parade walkers collecting cash donations the night of the parade online donations can be made at: www.gofunme.com/paradeoflights2019. This will help us reach or exceed our 2019 fundraising goal of $40 000.

We are very excited to be offering a sensory friendly area for a second year. Drivers have been instructed that all music & horn honking be stopped in this area. See Parade Route map for location.

It is clear that the Parade of Lights has turned into a magical evening, a seasonal favorite among young and old alike. Thousands line the streets for an opportunity to be part of the excitement and they truly appreciate the efforts of each entrant in the Parade of Lights.

For everyone's SAFETY we request that ALL Parade of Lights watchers, parents, guardians, & children keep OFF the road while watching the parade.

Also please do NOT leave or exit the Parade of Lights until the school bus followed by a police car has past your location. This is your sign that it is safe to leave. The purpose of this is to ensure the safety of the volunteers who are collecting donations as they are being picked up.
 

Scouts Canada and Hydro One-Head Safe

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Head Safe - Presented by Scouts Canada and Hydro One

Have fun while learning how to be “Head Safe” at a free event for families with Scouts Canada and Hydro One!

Saturday, November 30
9:30am-1:00pm
The Agora at Lakehead University
Agora Lane, 955 Oliver Road

Leaders in safety and injury prevention, Scouts Canada and Hydro One have partnered for the first time to develop Head Safe – a program that gives youth and families the resources to prevent, identify and respond to head injuries.

The event will have fun and engaging Head Safe activities and games where young people will learn key preventative measures, head injury first aid awareness, how to respond to real-life scenarios and steps to take toward recovery.

Free to attend with registration at headsafethunderbay.eventbrite.ca, the event offers a variety of fun, age appropriate, hands-on activities and games with educational foundations designed for youth ages five to 12 and their parents. Interactive activities include a concussion simulation obstacle course, an egg drop game, role playing real-life scenarios and head injury first aid awareness. Participants will discover important safety measures to protect against head injuries, how to recognize the early symptoms of a concussion, what to do if they suspect they have one, and the six steps of when it is safe to return to play, with appropriate medical clearance. A free lunch will also be provided.

Concussions represent more than one in five Ontario student injuries treated by a doctor or nurse, but despite this, half of Canadians have little knowledge of what a concussion is. That’s why Scouts Canada and Hydro One are holding a free head safety awareness event for families to launch Head Safe – an initiative that will provide Canadian youth and families with resources and hands-on instruction to prevent, identify and respond to head injuries like concussions.

TO REGISTER: https://headsafethunderbay.eventbrite.ca

For more info visit: scouts.ca/playsafe

 

Esso Fun Day

Hey girls, moms, ladies !! Ever wanted to try hockey but were too afraid to try because you don’t have equipment, or don’t know the rules, or have never skated in hockey skates before? Well, now’s your chance to try girls and women’s hockey for FREE ! Yes, FREE!

Thunder Bay Women’s Hockey Association (TBWHA) is holding an Esso Fun Day on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 for you to try hockey for free. This program is designed for those girls and women who have never played hockey before and want to try for the first time. We have qualified instructors that will help you with basic skills, on ice and off ice sessions, including basic rules of the game, team building activities and having fun while trying something new. We will also have equipment for you so it’s not necessary to go to all the expense of buying full equipment, or you can borrow your daughter’s or friend’s equipment!

TBWHA is the largest girls and women’s hockey league in Northwestern Ontario with over 400 girls and women playing hockey in the city from ages 6 to 66! Come and see what it’s all about ! TBWHA is a member of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association with over 12,000 girls and women registered in the province playing the game. Come and be one of them!

TBWHA will be hosting three sessions starting with girls 13 years old and under at 2 p.m., 13-17 years old at 3:30 p.m. and 18+ years young starting at 4:30 pm.  Each participant will get a one hour off-ice session, a snack, and an hour on the ice and every skater registered will receive a jersey from Esso.

If you’ve always watched the game from the stands, or just didn’t understand the rules of the game to watch it, this is your opportunity to come and get off the bleachers and try the game that so many girls and women are playing!
For more information or to register for the Esso Fun Day, email Tammy at  tbwhapresident@gmail.com . Registration is limited, so email to reserve your spot! Last day for registering is November 8, 2018 in order to get your jersey size in time.

Come and try it for free and who knows, maybe you’ll like it so much, you’ll want to stay with it and join tbwha for the next season, or stay with it for the skills and drills sessions. It’s about having fun, learning some new skills and being active!

Gore Motors Toy Odyssey in support of the Faye Peterson Transition House

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 20th Annual  Gore Motors Toy Odyssey in support of the Faye Peterson Transition House

Donate a toy in support of the Faye Peterson Transition House. Together we can remain committed to making Christmas a little brighter.

New unwrapped toy donations can be dropped off at Gore Motors Honda from November 1st until December 16th

Other items needed:

Infant/Toddler items:
Play toys, sippy cups, wipes, diapers, baby wash, shampoo, lotion

Children’s items:
Socks, underwear, slippers, pajamas,  board games, craft supplies, fun pillows, fleece throws, Lego Sets, Movie/bowling/swimming passes

Teen items:
Movie/bowling/swimming passes, makeup kits, toiletry kits

Women’s items:
Slippers, pajama’s,  hair dryers, gift certificates ( grocery stores), umbrella, journals, photo albums, picture frames, bus passes/tickets, Tea Towels

Thunder Bay Fire Fighters' Toys for Tots 2019 Campaign

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Thunder Bay Fire Fighters' Toys for Tots 2019 Campaign!

The Toys for Tots  campaign will launch Friday, November 15 at noon at Intercity and will run until Monday, December 23

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 Friday, November 15 at noon off-duty firefighters will staff a “toy” fire station in the Food Court of Intercity Shopping Centre. Monetary donations can be presented there until Monday,  December 23

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.)

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: http://www.tbaytoysfortots.ca/