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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!

 

Superior Dirt Riders 2019 Season

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Superior Dirt Riders 2019 Season

Superior Dirt Riders (SDR) is a motocross and ATV racing club in Northwestern Ontario. We work with three local race tracks and Amateur Motocross Ontario (AMO Motocross) to run a 6 event motocross and ATV race series in Kakabeka (KBMX), Atikokan (AMX) & Emo (EMX), Ontario.
AMO is responsible for setting, implementing, maintaining and developing standards for rules of competition, officiating, organization and promotion of events. AMO will seek to cultivate promotional opportunities, which are intended to be to the benefit of the overall membership.
SDR works with AMO to promote Motocross and ATV racing in Ontario. We follow the rules that AMO has set out in their amateur rule book. Please familiarize yourself with the rules that AMO has set out.

EVENT DAYS:                     

Date(s): June 1st
Location: Atikokan

Date(s): June 22nd & June 23rd
Location: Emo

Date(s): July 6th
Location: Kakabeka

Date(s): Aug 10th
Location: Kakabeka

Date(s): Sept 28th
Location: Atikokan

Admission is $10 per person ( $20 for Emo race- includes both days)
Racing starts at 11am

If you are interested in racing this year , please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/superiordirtriders/home or find Superior Dirt Riders on Facebook

Red Rock Interpretive Centre

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Red Rock Interpretive Centre

Discover the Red Rock Interpretive Centre

Located at 7 Park Road,  Red Rock ON. (Red Rock Marina Building) Phone: 807-886-2862    

Open now until September 30 , 7 days a week

Come experience the exciting new interactive exhibits at the  Red Rock Interpretive Centre this summer.

Take an underwater tour of the Lake Superior NMCA in a virtual submarine to explore the shipwreck and fish!

Learn about “Camp R, Prisoner of War Camp, see the nature exhibit including Milton the Huge Bull Moose and a Black Bear Cub.

Enjoy the splash pad, board walk, kayak park, large wooden outdoor log drive sculpture and viewing scopes!

Visit www.redrocktownship.com for more information.
 

Wake the Giant Music Festival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Wake the Giant Music Festival

Sat, Sept 14 at Marina Park
Metric, July Talk and Thunder Bay’s own Coleman Hell will headline Wake the Giant Music Festival
The one-day event, scheduled for Sept. 14 at Marina Park,
It has been created as a way to help bridge cultural gaps in a city that has hit the national spotlight in a negative way, deemed one of the most racist communities in the country.
It developed out of the Wake the Giant movement, which encourages local businesses to showcase inclusiveness and show the city’s Indigenous population, especially students that they’re welcomed and wanted.
The lineup also includes Crown Lands, an up-and-coming Aboriginal band, Nick Ferrio, Wolf Saga, Ansley Simpson, Luke Warm and the Cold Ones and local favourites, the Battle Nation Drum Group.
The festival will also feature a two-day workshop for Grade 7 and 8 students from remote communities, a chance to work with the artists in an up-close-and-personal setting in the two days leading up to the event.
Tickets go on sale on Saturday and are available at www.wakethegiant.ca

Teen Challenge Paintball Tournament

91.5 CKPR is proud to present the Mark out Addiction Teen Challenge Paintball Tournament

Sunday, September 8th
10am -4pm  at Paintball Mountain
Join us for our annual paintball big game in support of Adult & Teen Challenge Thunder Bay!
Registration is $25 which includes a full day of paintball fun, and lunch (for an additional $10 you will get a gun and gear rental. Paintballs are $25 for 500 or $75 for 2000.)

Get FREE registration plus free gun and gear rental, 500 paintballs, lunch and a chance at some awesome prizes if you raise a minimum of $200 in donations for Adult & Teen Challenge!!
Visit : www.teenchallenge.mb.ca/paintball to register

 

6th Annual Thunder Bay Truck Centre Mosquito Speedway Dirt Track Nationals

91.5 CKPR is proud to present the 6th Annual Thunder Bay Truck Centre Mosquito Speedway Dirt Track Nationals

 Sept 13th-15th 2019
 

Mosquito Speedway presents 6th Annual Thunder Bay Truck Centre
Dirt Track Nationals, Sept 13th-15th 2019
Fun and Excitement the whole family can enjoy! You’ll see fast paced and amazing stock car races featuring a wide variety of classes like modified, supers stocks, street stocks and our local ice racers!
With the Feature B-MOD event being$12,000 to WIN!
This event is cash sales only so make sure you’re well prepared to enjoy these full fun days.
Tickets $10 Friday, $20 Saturday and $25 Sunday per person
For more info find Mosquito Speedway on Facebook

 

First Rider Program

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the First Rider Program.
 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm- Confederation College - TEC Hub/McIntyre Building
 

The First Rider Program has been designed for young, first time school bus riders. This fun learning experience helps children prepare for riding the school bus to and from school as well as while on field trips.
Participation will help alleviate concerns and answer questions you may have regarding the safety of your child while riding on or walking around a school bus. The children even get to ride a school bus!
 

Take advantage of this opportunity that will allow your child to ride the school bus with confidence and learn the importance of school bus safety.
 

Call To Register for your spot by contacting Iron Range Bus Lines During the Week of August 19-23 (807) 345-7387
For more information, please visit: https://www.ststb.ca/en/safety/first-rider

Thunder Bay Ribfest

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Thunder Bay Ribfest

Thunder Bay Ribfest has moved to a new location this year!

August 23, 24 and 25 on the CLE grounds

HOURS:
Friday, August 23- 11AM - 11PM
Saturday, August 24- 11AM - 11PM
Sunday, August 25- 11AM - 8PM

Menu:
Back this year, you will be able to enjoy fabulous ribs, chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket and a variety of combos & sides from each of the Ribbers. Complementing the professional ribbers, you will also find local favorite food vendors all weekend long.

Ribbers:
Ribs Royal
Dinosaur Smokehouse
The Hogfather

Events:
-91.5 CKPR Local Ribbers Contest taking place Saturday, August 24th at 2pm. Where 5 local restaurants will compete on stage to Win the recognition of "Best Ribs in Thunder Bay"
-Saturday will also have three special events: Taranis Excavator Rodeo, from noon until 3:00 p.m., the Strongman Competition and Crossfit Challenge starts off the day.
-This year's Intercity Rumble Car and Motorcycle Show and the Kub Kar Rally will take place on Sunday, August 25th at 11:00.  Meet in person Robby Wolfe from television's American Pickers.
-Artisans and the fabulous Our Kids Count Children’s area.
-Outdoor Show in the CLE buildings

There will be something for everyone so please see the complete schedule of events online for more details!

Entertainment:
Friday, August 23, 2019
Gypsy Moon -4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Private Eyes- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Danny Johnson- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Roosters- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Back Forty- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Hoolies -8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Edla -3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The JB Band- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Headrush- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more info visit: www.ribfesttbay.com

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
 

Hometown Heroes Children’s Charity Golf Classic

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Hometown Heroes Children’s Charity Golf Classic

Thurs, Aug 8

Hosted by Carter Hutton, and presented by Gillons Insurance Brokers and Northbridge Insurance, is a special event that brings together our local hometown hockey heroes with our community for a fun day of golf. This event raises money in support of George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation with a portion of the proceeds being donated to FIREFLY.  We are proud to share that 100% of the proceeds stay in Northwestern Ontario and are dedicated to providing care for those living with special needs.  To date, this event has raised $292,677 for charity.

About George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation: George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation is a registered charity with the goal of raising the necessary funds to support the efforts of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre. The Centre provides a wide range of programs and services to help babies, children and youth in Thunder Bay and throughout Northwestern Ontario living with physical, developmental, and social special needs.  

Battle 4 Valhalla ( B4V) E-Sports Stay and Play Tournament

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Battle 4 Valhalla ( B4V) E-Sports Stay and Play Tournament

August 30 at 3pm- September 1 at 1pm

3 fun filled days of eSports tournament at the Valhalla Inn. Prizes, games, VIP events and more!
Spectator admission fee is $10.00 for the weekend.
Game Selection:
Each participant is required to select a maximum of 3 Tournament games. Tournament entry fee is $65.00. Participants who reserve a guestroom for the duration of the tournament will receive 50% discount on their entry fee.
Games:
Fortnite (solos)
Fortnite (Duos)
Counter Strike GO (5v5)
League of Legends (5v5)
Smash Bros Ultimate
Smash Bros Melee (1v1)
Apex Legends (Trios)
Fifa ’19 (1v1)

Registration:
Register now https://valhallainn.com/Hotel-Thunder-Bay/Specials
All registered participants will receive a welcome package with goodies value of $75.00+.
All participants will need to register before Friday, August 16th by 4:00pm EST..

Guestroom Rates:
1 person/room is $89.00/night, 2 person/room is $44.50 each/night, 3 person/room is $33.00 each/night & 4 person/room is $24.75 each/night.
Guestrooms are regularly priced $139.00/night. Should participants choose to come in a day early or stay an extra day, we are pleased to offer the same rates.
All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reminder that should you reserve a guestroom for this event, all guests registered to the room(s) will receive 50% off their entry fee of $65.00.
 

2019 Outdoor Show

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 2019 Outdoor Show

Coliseum Building

Sat, Aug 24 – 10a-7p
Sun, Aug 25- 10a-6p

Free Admission

Stop in during Ribfest and see what’s new from vendors like:

Recreation World RV
Intercity Power Sports
North Country Cycle & Sports
Half Way Motors Power Sports

In support of Our Kids count.
 

Rockin Recovery 2019

91.5 CKPR is proud to support Rockin Recovery 2019.

Presented by Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Drug Awareness Committee, Fort William First Nation

Wednesday, Sept 4 5:30-8
Marina Park- Prince Arthur’s Landing


BE AN ALLY. JOIN US ON September 4th!!

During the month of September, Canadians in recovery from addiction join with friends and family to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Recovery Day is brought to you by a collaboration between Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, the Drug Awareness Committee, Fort William First Nation, and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

We believe that recovery saves lives.

We are passionate about sharing stories of recovery in the hope of inspiring others to join in on the rewarding yet diverse path to wellness.

Event Features:
Stories of recovery
Local bands ( Greenbank & JC Wilkinson)
#RecoveryAlly contest
Information booths
Food & artisan vendors
Family Fun activities
Free Shuttles
 

Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope 2019

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope 2019

Friday, October 4- 10:30am-2pm at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre

This year's Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope is will be a high tea theme in support of the Northern Cancer Fund!

Tickets are on sale now at https://www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/

Individual tickets : $65
Tables of 8 also available

Funds raised specifically support research, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer right here in Northwestern Ontario.

For more info contact: Karen Wood 807-684-7113
 

55th Annual Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival

91.5 CKPR is proud to support the 55th Annual Nipigon Fall Fishing Festival

Aug 30-Sept 2

5KM Road Race
Friday night dance
Canuck amusement rides
Giant penny auction
Parade
Slo pitch tournament
Food trucks
Vendors

PLUS Fish Derbies

Proceeds from the Festival are distributed to local organizations including Nipigon Legion, Elks, and the Nipigon Curling Club. Funds benefit programs such as minor hockey, youth curling, cadets and high school bursaries
 

Amusement Rides: After 15 years Amusement Rides are making a comeback! Canuck Amusement will be in Nipigon from Friday August 30th to Monday September 2nd and the box office will open every day at noon. Festival goers can purchase wristbands for the day for $25 in advance until August 26th or $30 at the box office. To purchase advance tickets, contact Recreation Director Kristin Dutil at 807-887-3586 or stop by the Nipigon Community Centre. 
 

Fall Fishing Festival Dance: This year’s dance takes place on the FRIDAY at the Nipigon Legion from 8 pm to 1 am and admission is $5 at the door, with DJ music by Dart.  The Legion will be opening its bar with beer and spirits available to purchase throughout the night. This is going to kick off the weekend where everyone can reunite and let loose in preparation for a jam packed weekend.
 

Parade: The Fall Fishing Festival Parade takes place on Saturday August 31st at noon. The Parade begins on Front Street and continues across the railroad tracks onto Railway Street, and ends at the Nipigon Community Centre. People are encouraged to enter floats with unique and original ideas, a place to showcase your creativity! Each year a theme is announced for those building a float and this year’s theme is “anything goes” which makes it even better! Make sure to channel your creative spirit and show some pride in anything you feel passionate about whether that’s your own personal family, the organization you work for, a sports team, etc. For more information on the Fall Fishing Festival Parade or to enter your very own float please contact Amanda Paakkunainen at 807-887-0077.
 

Giant Penny Auction: Tons of great prizes from our sponsors and local businesses in the area. The Penny Auction begins on Saturday August 31st and winners are announced on Monday September 2nd in the Community Centre at approximately 4 pm.
 

Slo-Pitch Tournament: This slo-pitch tournament is the largest along the North Shore and you can always look forward to a nail biter! The tournament starts on Friday August 30th and continues until the Championship games on Monday September 2nd. This is a highly anticipated event every year as teams show their love for slo-pitch – and everyone loves to participate in a little friendly competition. For those of you who are interested in playing or would like to put a team in the tournament, it is $500 per team. This includes admission into the arena, and there is a cash payout. The first 20 paid teams will be the ones to compete. To register contact Tim “Chum” Ruth 807-889-0274 or e-mail him at truth-70@hotmail.com.
 

Food Vendors: Every year you can look forward to great eating! Once you have entered the Community Centre (only $5 for the weekend!) you will have all access to everything food! From poutine to sushi they have it all! You will not walk away with an empty stomach. To indulge your sweet tooth you can look forward to some classics like snow cones, ice cream, and homemade pies
 

Entertainment: The entertainment will take place on the arena stage in the Community Centre. On Saturday from 2-4 pm; on Sunday from noon to 4, and Monday, noon to 4. You can look forward to live music, an ultimate gymnastics demo, an eco-fashion show created with Thrift Shop Clothing, kids talent show, Kids Zumba, Acrobatic performance, and The Model A’s. Details on the days and times will be on the program and the website. NEW THIS YEAR! On Saturday night get ready to LOL at the Legion when Toronto based stand-up sensation Alex Woods hits the stage with opener Nigel Grinstead.  Alex has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Kevin Hart’s LOL, Just for Laughs, CBC Radio, VICE, The Montreal Gazette and The Toronto Star.   This is an age of majority event.  The cost is only $5 at the door with all proceeds to the Fall Fishing Festival. There will also be a cash bar at the event.
 

Beer Gardens: After getting your fill of great food, watching/playing an exciting game of slo-pitch or simply just taking in the experience we are sure you are going to want and sit down with an ice-cold beer. Well don’t worry, we even have a place for you to do just that! But wait! You don’t even have to stop watching the slo-pitch tournament! The beer gardens sit in the field of the Nipigon Community Centre with views of both baseball diamonds. The beer gardens accept cash only and are open from Friday August 30th to Monday September 2nd. The beer gardens will open Friday evening at 6 pm, and Saturday to Monday at noon.
 

Fish Derbies: The Fall Fishing Festival would not be what it is today without the FISHING of course. One of the main things our community likes to celebrate and take pride in being is a world-class fishing destination. You can look forward to the whole family being able to participate in our fish derbies for this weekend which includes a Two-Day Family Derby and One-Day Huck Finn. The Family Derby will allow three categories; pike, pickerel, and salmon. Tickets for this are $25.00 and will include your admission to the arena. Tickets must be purchased before noon on Saturday and are available through Nipigon Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, and D&R Sporting Goods in Thunder Bay. Weigh in will take place in the Nipigon Community Centre lobby from 3-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a weigh-in limit of one fish per category per day. The prizes will be presented in the arena on Sunday at 5 pm. The Huck Finn Derby will take place on Sunday September 1st and is open to any child ages 12 and under. To enter it costs $3 per child, payable when entering a fish with a limit of one entry per child. Prizes will be awarded in the arena on Monday September 2nd at 4:30 pm. This derby is open to all legal species and the largest perch wins the annual trophy and plaque.
 

Kids Activities: One of the best things about the Fall Fishing Festival is there is something for EVERYONE. You can look forward to kids’ activities throughout the weekend for them to participate in. The most anticipated events being the kids races which will take place Sunday September 1st at 10:30 am in the Community Centre Field. For more information on the races please contact the Nipigon’s Recreation Director Kristin Dutil at 807-887-3586 or kristindutil@nipigon.net. There will also be a kid’s baseball game that will begin at 6:30 pm on Sunday September 1st where they can show their baseball skills and more importantly have fun! For information on the kids baseball game please contact Chum Ruth at 807-889-0274 or e-mail him at truth-70@hotmail.com. There will be an outdoor Family Movie on Sunday evening, at dusk, with refreshments available for purchase at Crabby Andy’s Canteen.  Inside the arena be sure to check out the Kids Fishpond, sponsored by the Rowsells.
 

5KM Walk/Run: For those who love a little friendly competition, running/walking, or simply just being active, the 5KM road race is for you! Not only can you crush your personal record but also compete with the whole family while encouraging being active. The race takes place on Friday August 30th and begins at the Nipigon Community Center. You can go to the Community Centre the day prior, to pick up your race kit, or before the race, whichever participants prefer. The course is marked, as a new route has been created this year due to the Midway set up on the roadway. From young ones in strollers, to people aged 65+, community members and visitors of all ages participate. Registration is $25 before Friday or $30 on race day. To register you can visit the Nipigon Community Center or contact the Nipigon Recreation Director Kristin Dutil at kristindutil@nipigon.net or 1-807-887-3586.
 

Home Run Derby: You can look forward to sitting in the beer gardens with a front row seat to watch how many people can “hit it out of the park” or maybe even win the home run derby yourself! This event will take place on Sunday September 1st at 6:30 pm at the “Hydro Field.” If you are interested in signing up you can pick up a signup sheet in the Hydro Field Dugout earlier that day. Participants meet at the ball diamond and then everyone gets a chance at hitting the farthest home run. Spectators in the beer gardens, you may want to bring a glove or helmet as sometimes you could have the opportunity to catch the ball.