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Riverfest Celebrates the Kam River Saturday, Sept. 8

September 5, 2007 – Everyone is invited to reconnect, discover and celebrate the Kaministiquia River at Riverfest on Saturday, Sept. 8.  First held in 2002, this year’s event will be held at the Kaministiquia River Heritage Park from 12 noon until 5 pm.

“Riverfest is a great way for families to enjoy the Kam River and the fabulous Kam River Heritage Park,” said Riverfest organizer Doug Henry, Supervisor – Recreation & Culture. “We invite everyone to attend and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities for people of all ages.” 

Riverfest attractions include tours of: the historic James Whalen Tug (built in 1905), the Glenada (of Thunder Bay Tug Services), a Canadian Coast Guard cutter and a 1960s era Via Rail train. Performers scheduled to appear on the Riverfest stage include: The Strum Daddies, Flipper Flanagan, Gibson, Martin & I, Rodney Brown and Jim ’n I. The Thunder Bay Rowing Club will be conducting demonstrations. Face painting and crafts for kids will also be available.

The Thunder Bay Historical Museum and the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame are both offering free admission on Sept. 8 in celebration of Riverfest.

Riverfest will also include a Farmers Market, concessions on site and a Crafters Area featuring: Brian Holden (Local Artist), Sarah Furlotte Custom Sketchbooks, Wojo Originals Handmade Crochet, Early Snows Pottery and more.

Admission to Riverfest is free.  Parking is not allowed on-site in the park for Riverfest. Free on street parking will be available in the downtown south core.

Riverfest is delivered by the Recreation & Culture Division. Sponsors include the Great Refrigerator Round-up, TBayTel, the Chronicle-Journal, Dougall Media and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

For more information, call (807) 625-2487 or visit www.Thunder Bay.ca/riverfest.

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Contact: Doug Henry, Supervisor – Recreation & Culture, 625-2487