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Teddy Bears Picnic Returns to Vickers Park July 11

Posted on Friday, July 07, 2023 11:19 AM

Prepare for a whimsical afternoon of fun as the highly anticipated Teddy Bears Picnic returns to Vickers Park on Tuesday, July 11, from 12 - 4 pm. This cherished community event promises a delightful experience for families and teddy bear enthusiasts of all ages.

The Teddy Bears Picnic has been a tradition in Thunder Bay since the early 1980. Families are invited to bring their favourite cuddly companions and enjoy an afternoon of exciting stage shows, a cozy reading area, tantalizing food...

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Quick Poll Opens for Movie Nights in the Parks Film Line-Up

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2023 12:13 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is seeking community feedback on the proposed movie line-up for this year’s Movie Nights in the Parks series.

Residents are encouraged to fill out a quick poll of movie choices at The poll opens today and closes on July 20.

This year’s four-part series will be held Aug. 10 at Vickers Park, Aug. 17 at Boulevard Lake, Aug. 24 at Vickers Park, and Oct. 15 indoors at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.

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Proposed Budget Amendments Prompt Stakeholder Consultation

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023 03:04 PM

At City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on June 26, City Administration was directed to conduct targeted stakeholder engagement on specified items from the 2024 Budget Amendments Report.

The Report contained 28 items where service levels could be adjusted or cut in order to find $2.2 million in savings for the 2024 Budget. Earlier this year, council directed administration to find savings to reduce the property tax levy, resulting in this report. While City Council approved items from...

Free Canada Day Activities & Entertainment at Marina Park July 1 2023

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 02:29 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is happy to announce the FREE activities and entertainment for Canada Day on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, on Saturday, July 1, at Prince Arthur's Landing, Marina Park.

Canada Day on the Waterfront will start with a Sunrise Ceremony at dawn near the Thai Chi Park. This ceremony is open to everyone. Beginning at 3pm there will be two performance stages featuring dance, improv, and music. The event also includes a variety of food vendors, artisans,...

Outdoor Pools & Beaches Opening June 30

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 02:02 PM

All city outdoor swimming pools and supervised beaches will be open starting Friday, June 30, including Art Widnall Pool, Heath Park Pool, Boulevard Lake and Sandy Beach at Chippewa.

“If you are looking for free and fun options to cool off in the summer months, the City operates a number of outdoor pools and supervised beaches across the community for everyone to enjoy,” said Kim Begin, Supervisors of Aquatics, Wellness, Children and Youth.


  • Supervision of Sandy Beach takes place from June...