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Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards

Arts & Heritage Awards 

8th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Magnus Theatre

Red Carpet Reception: 6 - 7 pm in the Magnus Theatre 
Awards Show: 7 pm
After Party: 9​ -11 pm at Red Lion Smokehouse

Winners of the 7th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards 

Credit: Epica Pictures

The City of Thunder Bay's 8th Annual Arts & Heritage Awards will be held Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Magnus Theatre, presented by Copperfin Credit Union. Red Carpet Reception in the Magnus Lounge Area begins at 6 pm. The Awards Ceremony begins at 7 pm, After Party to follow. Tickets are $40, available now at the Magnus Theatre Box Office or online at

Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Copperfin Credit Union, we will be offering a limited number of discounted tickets for students and culture sector contributors. Discounts will be offered by random selection, interested parties email - Tickets will be limited, 1 per selected individual. 

Category  Nominee 
sponsored by TBShows

The Roy Coran Big Band

Thunder Bay Community Band

Visual Arts
sponsored by the Public Art Committee

Vik Wilen

Michel Dumont

Stage Performance
sponsored by Magnus Theatre

Candi Badanai

Salt Water Moon

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin

sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay

Jean E. Pendziwol 

Twenty Years on Snowshoes (Anthology - Multiple Authors)

Donna White


sponsored by the Heritage Advisory Committee

World War One Thunder Bay Centennial Project 

Cultural Organization

sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union

Raag Rung Music Circle

Cambrian Players

Magnus Theatre

Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society

Cultural Sponsor of the Year

sponsored by Thunder Bay CEDC

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

sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union

Tiina Flank

Marcia Arpin

Achievement - Lifetime 

sponsored by Weilers Law

Achievement - Cultural Volunteer

Achievement - Outstanding Youth 

sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay

Names of the winners in these three categories will be revealed at the Awards Show


The Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards is an annual gala event organized by the City of Thunder Bay that recognizes and celebrates the influence, achievements, and support of local individuals, groups, and businesses associated with arts and heritage. Award categories represent a wide spectrum of Thunder Bay’s cultural sector from music, film, stage performance, literature, visual arts, photography and heritage to cultural organizations, venues, events, volunteers and supporters.

The Awards Show will feature performances by Café Paris, Cambrian Players' Improv Club, and an original grand finale performance commissioned exclusively for this event.  

For more information:
Ash Young - Cultural Development & Events Supervisor

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

Copperfin Logo

And to our Event Sponsors:   
Magnus Logo

Magnus Theatre Logo

   Previous award winners