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Nominees Announced and Tickets Available for City of Thunder Bay’s Annual Arts & Heritage Awards
Date: January 26, 2018
Time: 10:18 AM
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January 26, 2018 – Over 30 nominees in 13 categories will be celebrated at the City of Thunder Bay’s 8th annual Arts & Heritage Awards Ceremony, presented by Copperfin Credit Union. The nominees represent a wide spectrum of culture in Thunder Bay including lifetime achievement, visual art, music, theatre, literature, heritage, venues, events and supporters.

“The Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards celebrate our dynamic cultural sector and the individuals and organizations that contribute to making Thunder Bay an inspiring place to live, work and play” said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “We are proud to support and congratulate all the nominees.”

The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony at Magnus Theatre on Friday, February 23. The evening will be hosted by CBC’s Lisa Laco and will include performances by Café Paris, Cambrian Players Improv Club, and a special finale featuring the World Dance Collective.

“We’re proud to return as presenting sponsor for the Arts & Heritage Awards,” said Allison Kasper, Senior Vice President, Copperfin Credit Union, “we are committed to giving back to our communities and prioritize local initiatives like these awards that make our communities better for everyone”.

Tickets are $40 each and provide access to the Awards Ceremony, a Pre-Ceremony Reception at Magnus Theatre and the Arts & Heritage Awards After Party at Red Lion Smokehouse.  The After Party will feature exclusive performances by Arley Hughes and Greenbank as well as discounts for ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased at the Magnus Theatre Box Office or online at

More information about the Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards can be viewed at

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Contact:   Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor – Recreation & Culture Division
625-2487 or 
Facebook: Thunder Bay Culture & Events

8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards Nominees

The Roy Coran Big Band
Thunder Bay Community Band
Visual Arts
Vik Wilen
Michel Dumont
Stage Performance
Candi Badanai
Salt Water Moon
The Magical Lamp of Aladdin
Jean E. Pendziwol
Twenty Years on Snowshoes (Anthology – Multiple Authors)
Donna White
World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project
Cultural Organization
Raag Rung Music Circle
Cambrian Players
Magnus Theatre
Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society
Cultural Sponsor of the Year
Copperfin Credit Union
Bay Credit Union
Rollason Flowers Ltd.
Urban Abbey
Fay Gleeson Dance Centre
Cultural Venue of the Year
Maple Tops Paramount Theatre
Panamania Latin Street Dancing
Red Lion Smokehouse

Cultural Festival or Event of the Year
Festival of Colours
Superior Theatre Festival
Vox Popular Media Arts Festival

Cultural Professional of the Year
Tiina Flank
Marcia Arpin

Achievement Awards will be announced at the awards gala in the following categories:
Cultural Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Youth
Lifetime Achievement

All awards will be presented at the Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards gala presented by Copperfin Credit Union at Magnus Theatre on Friday, February 23.