Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 3 Issue: 11

In This Issue:

Enter to Win Today!

Come and live the adventure that is Thunder Bay! From an authentic Finnish sauna experience to world-class skiing and a photo safari that will take your breath away – you and a guest will live an unforgettable four-days in one of Canada's Best Outdoor Cities. Contest closes on December 15, 2010. Learn more at

Winter Hours of Operation resume at Thunder Bay's Information Centres
The Terry Fox Information Centre is open between the hours of 9am – 5pm 7 days a week closed on statutory holidays. The Centre will be closed on November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Upcoming Special Events:

Magnus Theatre November Productions
Magnus Theatre will be holding the following plays during the month of November

  • Until Nov 6 –Tempting Providence
  • Nov 25 – Dec 11 – Plaid Tiding

November Events at the Valhalla Inn
The Following events are taking place at the Valhalla Inn during the month of November. For more information, visit

  • Nov 2 & 3 – Forum North
  • Nov 6 – Helping Hands for Haiti
  • Nov 20 & 21 – Artisans Northwest

November Events at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
The Auditorium proudly presents:

  • Nov 5 – Wine Conversation and Song with Jim Cuddy
  • Nov 6 – A Wine Affair
  • Nov 14 – Kenny Loggins
  • Nov 15 – Sylvia Browne
  • Nov 20 - 22 – Momma Mia
  • Nov 24 – Micheal Kaeshammer & Jill Barber
  • Nov 27 – The Canadian Tenors
  • Nov 30 – Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake

Visit or call (807) 684-4444 for more information.

Garthmania on Fire
On Nov 5, enjoy an unforgettable Night of music in support of Aids Thunder Bay. This night features a tribute to Garth Brooks featuring local singer Garrick Sissons live with the No Fences Band. For more information, visit www.aidsthunderbay,org/events.

22nd Annual Wedding Wishes Formal Fair
Planning a wedding or big event? If so you are cordially invited to the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Wedding Wishes Formal Fair on Sunday, November 7th at the Valhalla Inn. Over 90 Wedding and party experts will be showcasing their products and services. See fashion shows with the leading bridal shops, and all brides can enter to win a $10,000 bridal package. Don't miss this one stop shopping extravaganza. For more information, visit

Thunder Bay Symphony November Performances
The Thunder Bay Symphony will be holding the following performances during the month of November. For more information, visit

  • Nov 12 & 13 - TBSO Cabaret Series: Lady Sings the Blues: Tracy K
  • Nov 18 – TBSO Masterworks: Scandinavia
  • Nov 21 - TBSO Family Series: Mo & Jo
  • Nov 26 – TBSO Special Event: Handel’s Messiah
  • Nov 26 – TBSO Special Event: Sing-Along Messiah

20th Annual Christmas Parade
On Nov 20, get into the Christmas spirit as you enjoy numerous floats, including Santa and Mrs Claus. Find a spot on Memorial Avenue and enjoy the 20th annual Christmas Parade as it passes you. The parade starts at 10am at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and travels down Memorial Ave and ends at the CLE Grounds. There is a meet and greet with Santa after the Parade in the Heritage Building. For more information, call Leslie at (807) 343-4765.

Thunder Bay Potters’ Guild 32nd Annual Christmas Pottery Sale
From Nov 20 – 21, the Thunder Bay Potters’ Guild invites you to the Valhalla Inn for their 32nd Annual Christmas Pottery Sale. The Sale will be run on Saturday from 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Fundraising Fashion Show for Special Olympics
On Nov 20, a fundraising fashion show in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held at Nygard Fashion Park. For more information, visit  

Local Art Exhibits

Events at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is holding the following exhibits/Events in November. For more information, visit

  • Until Nov 7 – Thunder Bay IOD Park: Iron Ore Dock
  • Nov 5 – Dec 12 – Christian Chapman: Don’t Eat the Fish
  • Nov 5 - Jan 9 – Ursula A Johnson: O’pltek (It is Not Right
  • Nov 13 – Candlelight Tour
  • Nov 14 – Christmas House Tour

Events at Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Definitely Superior Art Gallery is holding the following exhibits until November 20th. For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • Oct 22 – Nov 20 – 3 new exhibits with Gala Opening Reception on Oct 22.
    • Gallery 1- Nathalie Daoust: "Frozen in Time". Daoust explores the indefinable realm between truth, fantasy and the human desire of escapism. A critically acclaimed Award-winning Quebec photographer who is featured in major galleries and magazines worldwide!
    • Gallery 2 - Janice Andrews: "Minds Eye". A regional Artist who’s First Solo Exhibition of Abstract Paintings who describes his exhibit the following “ I try to capture the essence of that fleeting moment of magical light and colourful forms as they filter through my mind and senses, emerging as an emotional, spiritual and physical journey on canvas.
    • Gallery 3 - Blu: “Big Bang Boom”. An Italian critically acclaimed artist considered to be an “urban surrealist”, Blu’s aesthetic search is motivated by a belief in an open source philosophy, persistent in its revolt against contemporary art conventions – undoubtedly one of the most interesting in our visual culture today!

General Tourist Information

Fort William Historical Park Winter Walking Tours
Throughout the fall and winter, Fort William Historical Park is offering walking tours, Monday to Friday at 11 am and 2 pm. Tours are roughly 90 minutes and start at the Fort’s Administration Building. Please dress accordingly! For more information, visit, e-mail, or call (807) 473-2344.

Thunder Bay Adventure Trail Gets Ready for 2010/11.
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Hold Your Event at Lakehead University
Planning an event or a conference can be an overwhelming task and it takes hard work to ensure it's a success. Lakehead University's attractive and safe location, functional facilities, delicious food and trouble-free planning can make your function a memorable success for all. We provide services including, coordinating meeting space and social functions, arranging special room set-ups, organizing accommodations bookings, ordering catering and performing food checks, handling signage distribution, arranging parking passes, booking A/V equipment and video conferencing, and providing planning, coordination and on-call assistance throughout your event. For more information, visit, or call (807) 343-8799.  

Thunder Bay Country Market
Visit Thunder Bay's largest farmers' market every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm in the Dove Building on the CLE grounds. With over 40 seasonal vendors for the best in locally-produced meats, eggs, seasonal produce, baking, handcrafted essentials, and ready-to-heat meals. For more information on vendors and products, visit

Stay in Touch Via E-mail While in Town
All locations of the Thunder Bay Public Library offer free public internet access computers and wireless (WIFI) service. For more information, including locations and hours of operation, please visit the Virtual Library 24/7 at

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