Tourism Thunder Bay Newsletter

 Volume: 5 Issue: 10


October Events Not to be Missed

Thunder Bay Symphony 2012/13 Season
The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will be holding the following events in October. For more information, visit

  • Oct 13 – TBSO Pops I: Matt Andersen Brings the Blues
  • Oct 18 – TBSO Masterworks I: Epic Tchaikovsky
  • Oct 24 – TBSO Classic Plus I: Basic Bach
  • Oct 28  - TBSO Family I: Return of Count Blacula

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Proudly Presents

  • Oct 19 – Rodney Brown and the TBSO
  • Oct 20 – Down With Webster
  • Oct 21 - The Wiggles Celebration
  • Oct 25 – Thunder Bay In Concert
  • Oct 26 – Black Label Society (With Special Guests)
  • Oct 30 & 31 – Rock of Ages

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

Magnus Theatre 2012/13 Season
Oct 18 – Nov 3, Magnus presents the comedy, Freedom 85. A story of a feisty 85 year old who has just broken out a retirement home who befriends a young lady named Kate. For more information, visit

Fun Events at Gammondale Farm
Gammondale Farm will be holding the following events for the month of October. For more information, visit or call (807) 475-9609.

  • Weekends until Halloween 11am to 5pm: Pumpkinfest
  • Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 17: 10th Annual Haunted Cornfield

Halloween Town 2
On Oct 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26-28 between 7-10pm, the Founders Museum/Pioneer Village invites you to their Halloween Town 2. For more information, visit, or call (807) 475-5114.

October Happenings at Fort William Historical Park
Fort William Historical Park will be holding the following events during the month of October. For more information, visit, or call (807) 473-2344.

  • Oct 19-21 & 26-28 – Haunted Fort Night: The Madness of Dr Mycroft
  • Oct 13-14, 20-12, & 27-28 – Kids Halloween Town

Thunder Bay's Waterfront - Prince Arthur's Landing

Experience Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park with so many new activities now open to the public. In the Baggage Building visitors can admire and purchase works by local artisans in the Gift Shop Gallery. Get ready to learn something new! For more information, call (807) 684-2080.

Experience the City’s outdoor art gallery at the waterfront. Download the Waterfront Public Art Walking Tour Guide from or pick up a copy at the Water Garden Pavilion building (beside the splash pad) or the Community & Emergency Services front desk in the Victoriaville Civic Centre. Hard copies are available in limited quantities. For more information about public art in the city, visit

Visual Arts, Exhibits & Workshops

Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery will also be hosting the following exhibits and events during the month of October. For more information, visit

  • Until Oct 28 - Rosemary Sloot: Immigrant
  • Until Oct 28 – Barbara Sprague: The Dress
  • Until Oct 28 – The Way I remember it ….
  • Until Nov 8 – Clifford Maracle: Permanent Collection Spotlight
  • Until Nov 4 – John Laford: Recent Works
  • Oct 27 – Fall Colours Art Auction

Definitely Superior Art Gallery
In October, Definitely Superior Art Gallery (250 Park Ave) represents the following events & exhibitions.. For more information, visit or call (807) 344-3814.

  • Until Oct 13(Tues-Sat, 12-6pm): Biindigaate Film Festical – Art Exhibition at Definitely Superior Art Gallery: Visual art by contemporary regional aboriginal artists: Mike Anderson, Christian Chapman, Erick & Lisa Hanson, Patricia Ningewance, Candace Twance, Randy Thomas & Kristy Cameron
  • Oct 1-6: Random Acts of Poetry: 30 performances throughout Thunder Bay by 24+ spoken word performers & singer – songwriters to Promote literacy, art & poetry in places where people live their everyday lives! Schedule available 1-6 at the gallery and on & online.
  • Sat Oct 27. 8pm – 2am: “The Hunger 7 – (Rapture)” – Definitely Superior Art Gallery Fundraiser for the contemporary Arts: One night – one Massive Event – 49 performance acts, 42 bands & DJ’s of all genres, 7 bar venues, 200 artists, 2,600 in attendance last year, thousands in raffle & Costume prizes. One cover of $10 gets you into all 7 bar venues (Crock’s, Black Pirates Pub, The Foundry, Soverign Room, Gargoyles, A little to the left & Hell). 19+/ID required, multi-pass program available at the door.


Tourism Thunder Bay Visitor Centre Fall Hours Start
Tourism Thunder Bay invites you to visit one of our two Visitor Information Centres to learn about what there is to see and do in our city. During the month of October the Terry Fox Information Centre will be open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The Centre will be open on Oct 13 as well. The Centre will be closed on October 8 for Thanksgiving Day.

The Terry Fox Information Centre is located on Highway 11/17 - 1 kilometer east of Hodder Avenue or 1 kilometre west of Spruce River Road.

For more information visit or call either (807) 983-2041.

2012 Experience Canadian Heritage Rivers Photography Contest Closes Oct 31st
Here is a fantastic opportunity to feature the six Canadian Heritage Rivers located in our Northern Ontario backyards. Tell all your friends and family so they’ll remember to take their cameras along. And why don’t you do the same? For more information see this website link:
Canadian heritage Rivers in Northern Ontario:

  • Bloodvein
  • Boundary Waters – Voyageur Waterway
  • French
  • Mattawa
  • Missinaibi
  • St Mary’s

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

Fort William Historical Park