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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

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

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

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

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 and someone will contact you!


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 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.”

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


St Joseph’s Foundation A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

91.5 CKPR is proud to support  St Joseph’s Foundation A Picture is Worth 1000 Words.

You’ve probably heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words.

But for clients of St. Joseph’s Care Group, their families, and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital a ‘picture’ in diagnostic imaging is worth so much more. St. Joseph’s Hospital is facing a critical and urgent need.
That’s why we’re launching our picture is worth a thousand words campaign to raise funds for new diagnostic imaging tools. With new x-ray and ultrasound equipment, we can perform life changing diagnostic services on-site so our clients can live free from pain, anxiety and distress.

The x-ray and ultrasound machines currently in use at the hospital are over 20 years old. Without up-to-date equipment, staff are unable to perform vital diagnostic services on-site and so, in many cases, it’s necessary to transport clients off-site. For many people, this might not sound so bad. But consider, many clients in care may have cognitive difficulties, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia; or mobility issues, and some may have difficulties communicating. All of which can make it virtually impossible for them to describe their pain or discomfort. Add to that the stress and disorientation of being transported away from the familiar surroundings of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The cost of new ultrasound and X-ray machines is $200,000.00. Donations in support of our campaign will bring us one step closer to purchasing this essential equipment, enabling us to perform vital diagnostic imaging on-site.
You can help. For every dollar donated before December 31st, we’ll donate two.

Visit to give care where it’s needed most.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a diagnostic image worth? To the clients of St. Joseph’s hospital, it’s worth so much more!

Thunder Bay Auto Sport Ice Racing Season

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Thunder Bay Auto Sport Ice Racing Season










The Coldest Night of the Year

Join us in the Fight Against Homelessness and Poverty

Thunder Bay and Grace Place will join thousands of others in over 100 communities across Canada in “The Coldest Night of the Year”, a 2, 5 or 10km walk in support of the homeless, hungry and poor. 

The walk takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5pm at Summit Church – 515 Syndicate Avenue North in support of Grace Place and their Out of the Cold Program.  The Out of the Cold emergency overnight shelter program allows those that are not able to access other shelter opportunities in town for one reason or another.

Grace Place invites you to participate and enter your team by registering on the website,  All participants will receive a free toque and a hot chili supper after the walk.  Each person raising $150 or more will be entered into a draw for great prizes.  Come out and join other walkers, make new friends and experience an evening out doors in Thunder Bay.

Grace place has been operating a street ministry at 235 Simpson St for over 12 years.  They have served over 50,000 meals last year and to-date over $433,000 meals.  They are a safe, clean, warm place to be off the streets.  Grace Place provides free haircuts, thousands of food hampers and connections with housing and other social services needed to better ones situation.  

For more information about Grace Place, the walk and other volunteer opportunities please call 6271833. 620-1833

Dine with Doc in support of “Our Hearts at Home” Cardiovascular Campaign

Dine with Doc in support of “Our Hearts at Home” Cardiovascular Campaign
Thursday, February 27
6:30 pm
At the Chanterelle

Dine with Doc will be an entertaining and heart -warming evening of dining and cooking demonstrations in support of “Our Hearts at Home” cardiovascular campaign.

The 4 course, heart-healthy meal will be prepared by Dr. Chris Lai, a local Cardiologist, along with the award winning chefs of the Chanterelle.  Other local Cardiologists and members of the medical community will be on hand to serve and help prepare the meals for guests. Recipes for all courses will be available for everyone.

Dine with Doc is an initiative of Northern Hearts, a non-profit charity whose mission is to promote and educate the community on healthy lifestyles in an effort to reduce cardiovascular disease.

Tickets are $100 each and tables of 8 are available.

Tickets can be purchased through the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation website:

All proceeds will go to support the “Hearts at Home” cardiovascular campaign.


43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet

Saturday, March 7th at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Online registration for the 2020 Sleeping Giant Loppet is now open!

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities.

The 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you're ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet's flagship event, the 50km Classic, Skate or Skiathlon distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citizen racers looking for a PB.

To register, volunteer at the event or for more information including schedule and registration pricing visit :

Mark Saturday, March 7th, 2020 on your calendar and we'll see you at the start of the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet!

FWHP Voyageur Winter Carnival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the FWHP Voyageur Winter Carnival

Voyageur Winter Carnival- February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2020 • 11:00am-5:00pm, daily

A weekend of winter fun awaits the whole family at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival on Family Day Weekend 2020. Come out and enjoy new outdoor winter Zorb Ball track and human bowling alleys, tubing hills, skating, wagon rides, winter games and activities, live indoor and outdoor entertainment.
The action heats up this February at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival hosts Northern Ontario’s debut Ice Dragon Boat Challenge! Join us as a competitor or come out and show your support for the athletes.

Weekend Pass:
3 days for the price of 2!   Daily Admission 
Adult $20.00   Adult $10.00
Senior $16.00   Senior
$8.00  60+ years of age
Student $16.00    Student $8.00  Valid with Student ID
Youth $16.00    Youth $8.00  Ages 6-12
Children Free!   Children Free! 5 & under
*All prices include HST

Tickets can be purchased by calling 807-473-2344 or in person at the Fort William Historical Park Visitor Centre.
• Ice Dragon Boat Challenge - The thrill of competition will take over the frozen Kaministiquia River as Youth and Adult teams will race in specially designed dragon boats sporting ice blades propelled by up to 10 paddlers with ice pick paddles. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in both the Youth and Adult categories as well as the top fundraising team! Click HERE for more information.
• Explore the Giant Zorb Ball Snow Track
• Human Bowling Alleys
• Bring your skates and go skating along the Kaministiquia River
• Tubing hills
• Visit the cabane à sucre and enjoy francophone culture with the Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay
• Try firing a historic musket provided by the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs
• Outdoor activities including snowshoeing, curling, winter golf and snow graffiti
• Wagon Rides
• Axe Throwing
• Indoor activities including crafts and a science station
• Contests, carnival games and live entertainment

What to Bring:
• Weather appropriate clothing. Voyageur Winter Carnival is an outdoor, all-weather event.
• Ice skates and/or sleds. A skate and sled check location will be available.

Food & Beverage:
• Food and Beverage will be available for purchase at the event. Licensed area will be available (19+). All visitors will be asked for appropriate identification by staff to enter the liquor licensed areas.
• Outside food and beverages are not allowed. In the event of a patron with dietary restrictions (i.e., allergies, etc.), please contact the Visitor Experiences Coordinator at 807-473-2357 prior to the event to make alternate arrangements.

Interested in volunteering for the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge?
Volunteers who meet the expected criteria will be designated a specific role based on their knowledge and experience. Anyone interested in volunteering must complete the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge Volunteer Interest Form and submit via email to by 4:00pm on January 31st, 2020. For further information about volunteering, contact the Lakehead Canoe Club by calling 807-345-8467 or emailing

Activity schedules may be subject to change or cancellation


FamJam 2020

Fun-Tastic Castles presents with help from Thunder Bay Gymnastics

FamJam 2020
Monday, February 17th from 11am-4pm at the CLE Coliseum

The biggest indoor Family Day party in Thunder Bay!

-Tonnes of inflatables
-The Meltdown
-Mini Tumble-Bugs
Balloon Animals
-Face Painting

Lots more fun for all ages!

$10- Children (3-12)
$5- Teen(13-17)
Adults & Children under 3 : Free with non-perishable food donation

In support of the Shelter House Thunder Bay.


54th Annual Port Arthur Rotary Club's Rotary Radio Day

91.5 CKPR is proud to present the 54th Annual Port Arthur Rotary Club's Rotary Radio Day!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Port Arthur Rotary Club is proud to be in its 54th year of partnership with 91.5 CKPR. 
On Monday, February 17th, all the ads you will hear are purchased by local businesses who want to support the great community charity work that Rotary does.  For more than 50 years this fundraiser has raised over one million dollars to help support non-profit organizations in Thunder Bay.  Be sure to listen to the ads of hundreds of businesses who supported Rotary Radio Day on Family Day

Thunder Bay Wedding Show

91.5 CKPR is proud to support The Thunder Bay Wedding Show

Sunday, March 1 at the Victoria Inn, 11-4

Admission is $10.00 per person

Thunder Bay’s Spring Bridal Show of 2020 has everything you need to plan a lavish affair or a quiet intimate wedding. Sample, compare prices and view the hottest trends with Thunder Bay’s best wedding retailers and service providers, all without having to schedule a single appointment or drive all over town!

The Thunder Bay Wedding Show is the ultimate place to experience the very best bridal fashion and beauty shows in the city! Not only are the best bridal gowns on the runway but the latest and greatest in bridal hair and beauty will also grace the stage. Don’t miss the afternoon seminar series – free information and help on planning your perfect day or looking your best. All these great vendors, expert advice and special deals make this the perfect place to plan the perfect wedding!

This amazing Fall bridal event is held only ONCE a year. Be sure not to miss it!

• Wedding Fashion Shows

• Bridal Hair and Makeup Shows

• Expert Seminars Scheduled continuously throughout the afternoon

Come down and watch 91.5 CKPR’s “Last Couple Standing” contest!

Register on-line and be automatically entered to win over $500 in gift certificates from show vendors. Special discount offers will also be available for brides who register on-line before the show.

Prize winners will be contacted by email before the show and prize packages can be picked up at the show.

Thunder Bay Wedding Show Exhibitors

A-1 Sewage

Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre

Alan Dickson Photography

Bellissimo Wedding Décor

Bouquets By Angela

Cascades Photo + Video

Chondon Photography

Dagwoods Bake & Deli

Dave Andrew Photography

Da Vinci Centre

Daydream Event Design

Daytona's & Fuse

Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay

Elegance Medical Aesthetic Clinic

Faux Glo YQT

Freedom 55 Financial

Georges Market & Celebrations

Heirloom Vintage Rentals

Incompass Photography

Irma's Bridal Boutique

Jess Corbett Photography

Kay Lee Photography

Klassik Limosine

Last Flash

Little Details Designs

Luxy Chair Event Rentals

Marriage Rites

Mary Kay

Marie Sharps

Maverick Entertainment Group

Moores Clothing For Men


Perfect Fit Lingerie & Fashions

Pure Salon & Day Spa

Rep Security

Royal Canadian Slovak Legion

Shine Photo Studio

Sweet Cherry Spa

Tents and Events

The Chanterelle

The Kitchen Nook

The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

The Westfort

Thunder Bay Museum

Thunder Bay Olivine

Victoria Inn Hotel

Wine Kitz

2 Tone

For more info visit :