Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

Volume: 4 Issue: 11



View New Public Art at the Waterfront
Take in the new sculptures at the Waterfront! Traveller’s Return is visible from the road leading to Pier 3. Fabricated by Andy Davies, they depict larger –than life water droplets over 16 feet tall. Their polished aluminum surfaces playfully reflect the outdoor environment. The work celebrates place, wonder, interaction and dialogue. For more information, visit  UPCOMING Octber EVENTS

Fort William Historical Park

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Holiday happenings at Fort William Historical Park feature Rogue Productions’ theatrical presentation of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol”, Dec 9 – 11 and 15-18. Enjoy this theatrical rendition of Charles Dickens’ enduring literacy classic about Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and Students.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic
Come celebrate at the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic, Saturday Dec 31, from 6 to 10pm. Outdoor and indoor fun for the whole family. Exciting fireworks show near 10pm! Admission at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors and Students, $8 for kids 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and under. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are welcome. Advance tickets available at the Visitor Centre. Facilities available for holiday celebrations.

Coming in 2012
Look forward to the Artisan Workshops in February and March, and the annual Voyageur Winter Carnival February 18-20.

For more information on these events or to book your holiday event visit, call (807) 473-2344, or e-mail


Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Proudly Presents

  • Nov 2 – Sam Roberts Band
  • Nov 4 – Jim Cuddy: Special Stage Door Evening
  • Nov 5 – A Wine Affair
  • Nov 10 – Thunder Bay In Concert
  • Nov 12 – Big Sugar
  • Nov 18 – Chantal Kreviazuk with the TBSO
  • Nov 19 – Yuk Yuks On Tour
  • Nov 24 – Scott Skirving: “Here I Am” CD Launch
  • Nov 26 – Rita Chiarelli: Music From The Big House Live

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

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra November Performances
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be holding the following performances in November. For more information, visit

  • Nov 11 &12 – TBSO Cabaret: Shining Moments
  • Nov 17 – TBSO Masterworks: At Home and Abroad

November Performance at Magnus Theatre
Until Nov 12, Magnus Theatre will be holding the production Mesa by Doug Curtis. For more information, visit, or call (807) 345-5552 for tickets.

23rd Annual Wedding Wishes Formal Fair
Sears presents the Thunder Bay Chamber’s 23rd annual Wedding Wishes Formal Fair on Sunday, Nov 6 at the Valhalla Inn. Doors open at 11:30am for a day full of fashion shows and over 100 exhibits. Bridal grand prize package valued at over $10,000 will be awarded at 4:30 upon show closing. For more information, visit or call (807) 624-2622.

Cambrian Players Presents “The Importance of Being Earnest”
On Nov 10-12 and 16-19, Cambrian Players presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Paramount Theatre at 24 S Court St. All shows are at 8pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, in advance at Steepers on May St or Fireweed on Algoma. Preview night Nov 10 $10 (at the door only), and “Two for $20 Wednesday” Nov 16 (at the door only). For more information, visit

21st Annual Christmas Parade
On Nov 19, get into the Christmas spirit as you enjoy numerous floats, including Santa and Mrs. Claus. Find a spot on Memorial Avenue and enjoy the 21st annual Christmas Parade as it passes you. The parade starts at 10am at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and travels down Memorial Ave ending at the CLE Grounds. There is a meet and greet with Santa after the Parade in the Heritage Building.

Artisan Northwest Christmas Art and Fine Craft Show
Between Nov 19-20, Artisans Northwest presents their Christmas Art and Fine Craft Show at the Valhalla Inn. For more information, visit


Local Colour Art Gallery

Local Colour Art Gallery at 33 Cumberland St S welcomes you to their gallery of local art for the following Holiday Season Art Shows and Sales. For more information, visit, or call (807) 768-3232.
  • Nov 12, 11am – 4pm: Small Works – A unique Holiday Fine Art Show & Sale
  • Dec 10, 11am – 4pm: One Day “Holiday” Art Sale

Events at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery are holding the following events and exhibits in November. For more information, visit

  • Until Jan 8: Line by line- Ahmoo Angeconeb, Angelique Merasty, Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas, and Michael Robinson - Permanent Collection Exhibition
  • Until Nov 27: Artist Spotlight – Front Foyer
  • Nov 4 – Mar 4: Mood Valleys – Walter Scott
  • Nov 4 – Jan 8: Red – Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
  • Nov 4 – Jan 8: Voices of Women – From the Permanent Collection
  • Nov 12 @ 7pm: Candle Light Tour
  • Nov 13 10am-4pm: Christmas House Tour

Exhibits at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum
Until November 13, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum will be displaying the following exhibit.  For more information, call (807) 623-0801 or visit

  • Marking our Territory: Milestones of Thunder Bay. Highlighting streets, buildings, landmarks and historic events in Thunder Bay through storyboards and artifacts. Between 2008 and 2010, the Thunder Bay Museum and the City of Thunder Bay produced historic plaques or storyboards that have been posted throughout the city. In this exhibit you can see all of them with several yet to be placed, with artifacts that help illustrate the fascinating stories they tell.

Events at Definitely Superior Art Gallery
In November, Definitely Superior Art Gallery (250 Park Ave presents the following Exhibitions until Nov 19. For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • Gallery 1: Faking It: Recent Paintings - John Kissick. A critically acclaimed, internationally known, multi-award winning abstract painter, educator and writer from Guelph. Kissick has been featured in major galleries/magazines worldwide and is an award winning art critic/contributor for Canadian Art magazine.
  • Gallery 2: Living With Ourselves - Ray Atwood. See new contemporary painting assemblage artworks by Atwood, one of the premiere painters in Thunder Bay/Northwestern Ontario in his first solo exhibition.
  • Gallery 3: 4 Short Films - Philip Barker. A critically acclaimed, award winning, international avante garde filmmaker and installation artist from Toronto. Barker has worked with Ataom Egoyan and collaborated recently at Nuit Blanche Utilizing film projection/installation.


Tourism Thunder Bay Visitor Centres Fall Hours
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to visit the Terry Fox Information Centre using their new entrance, which is 500 metres east of the old entrance, during the fall and upcoming winter months. Their hours of operation are 9am to 5pm, daily, and closed on Statutory Holidays.  The Centre will be closed on November 11th for Remembrance Day.  Terry Fox Information Centre is located on Highway 11/17, 1 kilometer east of Hodder Avenue or 1 kilometre west of Spruce River Road.

Visit One of Eight Local Conservation Areas this Fall
Come out and play in our backyard! The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has eight areas offering a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing and picnicking. Enjoy unlimited access for one year when you purchase a 2012 Explorer Card for just $30. Included with your purchase is a high quality, durable and waterproof map of our Area of Jurisdiction, outlining where our Conservation Areas are and other information. Pre-order your Explorer Card at the Authority office at 130 Conservation Road in Thunder Bay. Call (807) 344-5857 or e-mail us at for more information. Be sure to check out for upcoming events, such as the Lakehead Conservation Foundation annual findraising Dinner & Auction on February 9, 2012.

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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