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14th Annual Gear Up For Outdoors Spread the Warmth Contactless Winter Coat Drive

91.5 CKPR, Rock 94, Energy 103 104 are proud to present the 14th Annual Gear Up For Outdoors Spread the Warmth Contactless Winter Coat Drive
Due to the Covid-19 concerns Gear Up For Outdoors has spent many hours with our staff, partners & recipients to ensure we can mitigate any risks & provide protocol that is meaningful & keeps safety top of mind.
We have re-named the event for this Season…
The Spread the Warmth Contactless Winter Coat Drive.
The Need for this community for cold weather jackets & coats during these unprecedented times will be enormous and I’m sure our community will as they have done over the past 14 years… be up to the Challenge to Spread the Warmth. Since we are the City with the Giant Heart.
Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd. COVID-19 Safety Protocol:
• All Coats & Jackets must be washed & clean
• Store them in individual clear plastic bags 1 Jacket per bag
• Gender & Size marked on each bag
• Drop off at Gear Up ~ Right Side Entrance Door
• Laundry Bin Drop Off Site - Ring Buzzer
• Receive Keg Donation Coupon Receipt for Draw
• Jackets are held in quarantine in separate rolling laundry bins
• Separated for Children, Women & Men in Gear Up's back warehouse
• Weekly Pick-Up by Shelter House S.O.S. Van for distribution.

After discussions with Precious Bundles, Shelterhouse & Grace Place they find the following will be critical this season;
• Precious Bundles; larger Kids & Youth sizing
• Shelter House/Grace Place; larger Men's & Women's sizing
• Shelter House will have a Donation Box & Private Envelopes located at Gear Up's Front Counter for any Monetary Donations.

• Coat Drive Dates: Monday October 5th thru to Sunday December 20th, 2020
• Draw Date: Monday December 21st, 2020 all winners will be notified.
• Drop Off Location: Gear Up For Outdoors Ltd. 894 Alloy Place [Off of Central Avenue]

The days are getting shorter and colder let’s get ready to "Spread the Warmth"
Thank you Thunder Bay for supporting our 14th season and our community partnership between Gear Up For Outdoors, Shelter House [Grace Place], Precious Bundles, and The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.
So many in our community are blessed by the donations of your winter coats. There is never trouble finding a warm fit for those in need. The generosity of our community & outlying areas has always left a lasting impression on all those who benefit from your generous donations. 
This Event would not be complete without mentioning our partners; The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, TBaytel as well as our Media Partners; Dougall Media, The Walleye and Shout Media.
Numerous businesses within our community encourage their employees, friends and families to "Spread the Warmth" and give generously for those in need;
A Special thanks for the following businesses and their employees;
Grant Thornton, RBC, Canada BrokerLink, Push Fitness, Maintain Air/Porter and Sleeping Giant Brewery.
With the cold weather upon us we thank the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for their invaluable network of business owners for getting the word out to their employees, friends and families for the 2020 Spread the Warmth Winter Coat Drive Campaign.
The Staff at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center TBRHSC are so deserving.
The North of Superior Health Group "NOSH" [Terrace Bay, Marathon & Schreiber Hospitals] collect donations along the North Shore communities and Courtesy Courier brings them to Thunder Bay.
Public School groups also help in collecting jackets & coats for this annual community event.
A special thanks to Lowery's Thunder Bay for the exposure of the Spread the Warmth Campaign on their digital signboard on Central Avenue.
Supreme Cleaners & Lakehead Cleaners have been gracious in providing Clean Sorting Laundry Bins and the first tranche of 50 coats for the 2020 campaign. Thanks so very much Pinot.
Thanks to Katherine & Gary Sanwald one of our long time customers. During the off season they will purchases clothing & accessories from the local Thrift Stores in Town when their items go on at half price and purchases them for the Coat Drive each and every year. Thank so very much Gary & Katherine.

In Support of Shelter House Thunder Bay & Precious Bundles
The Staff of Gear Up for Outdoors has given their time generously over the past 14 years; a true testament to the success of this community based project.
Gear Up For Outdoors & The Keg Steakhouse, presents the Spread the Warmth Contactless Winter Coat Drive. Be a a part of something great this winter and bring in any of your Clean [Covid-19 Protocol] winter jackets/coats and they will be donated to our friends at Precious Bundles, The Shelter House & Grace Place. Grace Place is the distribution center for all of the jackets & coats collected on behalf of Shelter House Thunder Bay. 
• Precious Bundles [Infants to age 16]  The Need for Kids Clothing is always dire.
• Shelter House [Adult Men/Women]  Grace Place ensures delivery to those in need.

For every donation collected you will receive;
• A chance to win 1 of [5] $100.00 Keg Steakhouse & Bar Gift Certificates.
• Gear Up For Outdoors will give you a 10% Discount on the purchase price of a new winter jacket.
• Draw & Winners will be notified on Monday Dec 21st. Just in time for Christmas Gift Giving.

Thunder Bay Historical Museums Classic Car Raffle

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR and Energy 103 104 are proud to support the Thunder Bay Historical Museums Classic Car Raffle!

Want a chance to win a 1969 Chevy Camaro? Here’s your chance!
Enter Thunder Bay Museum’s Classic Car Raffle and you could drive away in a beautiful Camaro, professionally appraised at $44,500
The winner will be drawn on May 1st, 2021 at Fat Guys Auto parts.
15,000 tickets printed and the prices are:

- 1 for $15
- 2 for $20
- 5 for $40
- 15 for $100
- 80 for $500

Tickets available at:
- Tronsen Automotive
- DC Automotive
- Crystal Beach Variety
- South Neebing Variety
- The Harley Davidson dealership
- Marnics Mobile
- Breeny's Auto
- Caspien Auto

The car parked in front of the Arthur St Canadian Tire Centre from October 16th-22nd, 2020

All proceeds support the operation of the museum.

Lottery License number M835459

Grand A Day 2020 in support of the St Joseph’s Foundation.

91.5 CKPR, Rock 94, Energy 103 104, Global Thunder Bay, CKPR Thunder Bay, and The Thunder Bay Source are proud to support Grand A Day 2020 in support of the St Joseph’s Foundation.

Grand A Day 2020!

Tickets On Sale Monday, August 31

Draws will be taking place every day in December with $1000 being given away every day!

Tickets are $100 each or 3/$250 …. 1800 tickets printed so don’t miss out!

Early bird draws taking place every Friday in November for $1000 each, and 1 additional Early bird draw of $5000 being given away on November 30!!!

Total of $50,000 to be won!!!

For tickets, call 768-4440 or visit St. Joseph’s Heritage
Lottery License #M835526


Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104 are proud to support SHOP. STAY. DINE. PLAY. IN THUNDER BAY

Tourism Thunder Bay is inviting you to shop local this holiday season…and save!
The effects of COVID-19 have been felt across the globe including in Thunder Bay and many of our amazing local businesses have been impacted.
So this fall, Tourism Thunder Bay is asking YOU, the residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding area, to stay home and support local!
Visit for free money saving coupons to local shops, attractions, restaurants and hotels, redeemable for the full months of November and December 2020.
Go to to get your coupons now!!  And don’t forget to keep checking for newly added holiday deals.

anta Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk Virtual Run in support of the Salvation Army

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104, and CFNO are proud to support Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk Virtual Run in support of the Salvation Army

Run, Walk or Shuffle between December 5 - 12 anywhere, anytime

Registration Fees:

FAMILY (MAX 6)-$100 
GROUP (MAX 10)-$180 

For more info and to Register online visit:

Choose Tbay First- Online Mall

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR ,Energy 103 104, CFNO and are proud to support Choose Tbay First- Online Mall
Among the many changes we’ve experienced this year is a marked increase in online shopping.
The chamber of commerce is encouraging shoppers from Thunder Bay and the surrounding region to #ChooseTBayFirst by heading to where they’ll find a virtual mall of local businesses that are offering online shopping, along with opportunities to win prizes from every participating business. (Each participating merchant will perform a random draw on December 14 and contact their winners directly)

Head to now!

Sled for Eternity

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR and Energy 103 104 are proud to present Sled for Eternity

February 6, 2021 - Kakabeka Falls ON
Start/End @ Kakabeka Falls Legion
February 6 2021 | 8:30am-10am Check-in
Rider Registration $100 | Passenger Registration $50
Join us for our annual snowmobile ride in support of Adult & Teen Challenge Thunder Bay. Registration includes ride participation, trail permit, meals, a promo item (if you sign up before online cutoff), a chance at some great checkpoint draw prizes and awesome fundraising prizes! Register and start fundraising for your chance to win the grand prize of a 2020 Polaris 850 Assault 144!

Top Fundraising Prize
2020 Polaris 850 Assault 144
Awarded the rider with the highest fundraising total.
For more info go to:

21st Annual Gore Motors Toy Odyssey Donation Drive In support of The Faye Peterson Transition Hous

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR and Energy 103 104 are proud to support The 21st Annual Gore Motors Toy Odyssey Donation Drive

In support of The Faye Peterson Transition House

It’s that special time of year again, let’s celebrate by giving!

The 21st Annual Gore Motors Toy Odyssey Donation Drive has begun!

COVID has stopped many things in our lives, but COVID is not going to stop us from giving!

Over the past 21 years, with help from the Thunder Bay community, we have filled the Honda Odyssey with donated toys and helped bring smiles to so many children’s faces at Christmas each year.

This year, due to COVID, instead of collecting toys for the children, we are collecting donations online so that toys can be purchased for them.

Make a donation to our go fund me page. All proceeds go to The Faye Peterson Transition House (Crisis Homes Inc.) who provides safe temporary shelter and support to women, youth and children.

If you can't make a donation, please do your part by sharing this page with family and friends.

Support a great cause.

Ends December 22, 2020. Donate today! Let’s help make Christmas a little brighter for children less fortunate...

6th annual Winederful Fundraiser in support of Our Kids Count

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104 are proud to support the 6th annual Winederful Fundraiser in support of Our Kids Count

6th Annual Winederful Fundraiser - Covid style!

Tues, Dec 22 at 1pm at Half-way Motors Nissan

Grand Prize: $1500 LCBO GC
2nd Prize: $300 LCBO GC
3rd Prize: $200 LCBO GC

Only 500 Tickets to be sold
$20 each or 6 for $100

Tickets available at Half Way Motors Nissan ( 940 Memorial ave)

Lottery Licence # M835563

Toys for Tots

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR and energy 103 104 are proud to support Toys for Tots 2020

Toys for Tots is a local charity coordinated by the Thunder Bay Professional Firefighter’s Association.  The volunteer-led initiative has been operating in the community for over 70 years, providing toys for children who are in need that would otherwise go without a gift during the holiday season. 

Over the past seven decades, with the generous help from the community, Toys for Tots has helped thousands of families celebrate Christmas. Back in the earlier years of the campaign, Thunder Bay firefighters actually repaired old wooden toys. The campaign has since evolved into primarily accepting financial contributions, with more than 175 off-duty firefighters volunteering for the campaign annually.

Last year, $134,000 was raised bringing over hundreds toys into homes before Christmas Eve. 

2020 has been a challenging year for many and we understand the need is greater this year, and only continues to rise. This will be one of the most important years in Toys for Tots history.  Thunder Bay Firefighters hope to be among Santa’s biggest helpers, so children can safely receive a gift this December. 

100% of all donations go to children in need in Thunder Bay.

How to donate:

1) Online at: 2) Visit the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Booth at Intercity Shopping Centre (Near the Food Court) 3) Go to any TD Bank Location 4) Text CHEERFORTOTS to 20222 to donate $10 or $25 

Toys for Tots By the Numbers

Since 2010:

• 30,000 Children helped

• Over $1,000,000 raised 

• 175 Off-Duty Firefighters volunteer per year

“We host Toys for Tots every year because we know there are many children and families who don’t have the resources to have a happy holiday. It’s fun helping Santa Claus.”

International Dance Studio- Dance 'N Dash In support of Our Kids Count

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104 are proud to support International Dance Studio- Dance 'N Dash

In support of Our Kids Count

4-7pm on Saturday, December 19-at Half-Way Motors CARSTAR, 545 11th Ave- Come in off of Gorham St (heading away from the Superstore) and off onto 11th (towards Kelsey’s)

Event Details:
-Dancing and entertainment throughout the event
-Santa making a special appearance from Shine Photography Studio
-Apple cider from Bay Village coffee (while supplies last)
-Christmas treat bags handed out (while supplies last)
- First 500 kids get a Santa bag