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 Celebrating the 5th annual Winter Fundays program at Prince Arthur's Landing!

Every Sunday from January 1 - March 19, 2017, embrace winter by taking part in a different fun outdoor activity for FREE. And after you've enjoyed the Winter Funday activity outside, you can warm up with a creative activity inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre!

Winter Fundays hours are 2:00 - 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change in situations of extreme weather.

Presenting sponsors for Winter Fundays are Rock 94 and 91.5 CKPR.

Here is the full schedule for Winter Fundays 2017:

January 1  Winter Games
Winter Fundays  Ring in the New Year with an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family at the first Winter Funday of the season! There will be games to try out and skating on the rink and you can warm up with a free hot chocolate inside the Lodge. Winter Fundays kick off with an afternoon of fun and adventure! 
**Note that the Baggage Building Arts Centre will be closed on January 1. Creative activities will resume January 8 and continue through all of the other Winter Fundays. 
January 8  Snowshoeing
Snowshoes  Essential winter gear for thousands of years, snowshoes are an iconic part of this area's winter landscape. Try traditional wood-and-leather snowshoes or, for kids, contemporary aluminum-frame snowshoes - and make your way around Prince Arthur's Landing in a whole new way. 
January 15  FIS World Snow Day
World Snow Day 

Created by the Fédération Internationale de Ski/International Ski Federation, World Snow Day is a celebration of all things snow around the world simultaneously. In short, World Snow Day is the biggest day on snow all year! 

The City of Thunder Bay is partnering with Mount Baldy to offer a variety of fun snow activities for all ages. Visit Mount Baldy on January 15th for a special celebration – and come down to Marina Park from 2:00 - 4:00 pm to play snow games and learn about snow safety.

SNOW much fun – don’t miss it!

January 22  Dogsledding                         **Special extended hours: 12-4pm**
Dogsledding 

Join Boreal Journeys Sled Dog Kennel for a scenic dogsled ride along the shores of beautiful Lake Superior! 

**Note that this will be a special extended Winter Funday, running from 12:00 - 4:00 pm instead of the usual 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

January 29  Kicksledding 
Kicksledding  Try out a traditional Scandinavian mode of winter transportation that is still in use today! Kicksleds - 'potkukelkka' in Finnish - are moved by standing on one runner and kicking on the ground with the other foot. Try this fantastic way of getting around for yourself - there will be sleds for kids and sleds for adults to try! 
February 5  Celebrate Canada 150 with Parks Canada! 
Parks Canada  Join Parks Canada for fun winter activities to celebrate Canada 150. Check out the green screen and an exciting scavenger hunt for all ages. Register for your 2017 Discovery Pass for free admission to Parks Canada places! 
February 12  Thunderwolves Day on the Waterfront
Lakehead University Thunderwolves logo  Come for a skate with the Lakehead University Thunderwolves men's hockey team on the rink at Prince Arthur's Landing! Get some hockey tips - then warm up with a drink from the Tim Hortons Coffee Truck and try a creative activity in the Baggage Building Arts Centre! 
February 19  Winter Creation with Willow Springs Creative Centre
Willow Springs Creative Centre  Join the staff of Willow Springs Creative Centre for an Ice Gem Treasure Hunt! Solve clues to discover many bright coloured ice gems hidden throughout the Marina area.
February 26  Fairytale Skate
Fairytale Skate  Come and skate with your favourite magical characters - you never know who you'll meet on the rink at Prince Arthur's Landing! 
March 5 Cabane à sucre (Sugar Shack) 
Club Canadien Français de Thunder Bay 

Come and join the Club Canadien Français de Thunder Bay on March 5 to sample maple syrup toffee at the Sugar Shack.

Le Club canadien-français de Thunder Bay vous invite à vous sucrer le bec avec sa tire d'érable. 

March 12  Sound Walk with Cricket Cave 
Cricket Cave  Discover winter sounds all around Marina Park as you journey with Cricket Cave on a Sound Walk! 
March 19  Crystal Science with Science North
Science North Thunder Bay  Winter is a time of crystals - from icicles to snowflakes to frost on the window. Join Science North to learn how these crystals are formed and even try making some of your own! 

 

contact

For more information, contact the Recreation & Culture Division at (807) 625-2351 or find us on Facebook: Thunder Bay Culture & Events!

Sponsors are welcome to join our 2017 team!

If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for our 12 week Winter Fundays program at Prince Arthur's Landing, contact Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, at (807) 625-2487 or email ayoung@thunderbay.ca.