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City Announces 2023 Snow Sculpture Competition

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 11:47 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the 2023 Call to Artists for Snow Sculpture submissions. The Recreation & Culture Division will host its annual Snow Sculpture Competition as part of SnowDay on the Waterfront, which takes place on Family Day in February. 

SnowDay on the Waterfront embraces winter with fun outdoor programming designed to get people outside and enjoying the season. The event's main attractions are the snow sculpture creations. This year's competition theme, “Local...

Photo of 2022 Live on the Waterfront Concert in Thunder Bay

Online Survey Opens on City’s Summer Event Series

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022 02:05 PM

Thunder Bay’s Cultural Developments & Events Division is seeking input on their 2022 Summer Events Series.

These events included the Maamawe Festival, Canada Day on the Waterfront, and the Live on the Waterfront evening concert series.

“Our Summer Events Series was very well attended this past summer,” said Karen Bonazzo, Special Events Developer. “We’re looking forward to receiving feedback as we plan for our exciting 2023 season.”

The Survey is available online at,...

New Chief of Superior North EMS Appointed

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 11:06 AM

Shane Muir has been appointed Chief of Superior North Emergency Medical Services for the City and District of Thunder Bay, effective December 19, 2022.

Commander Muir started his career as a paramedic with Superior North EMS in 2007. He was appointed Commander of EMS Operations (Acting) in May 2022. From 2020-2022 he was the Superintendent of Community Paramedicine and led the Superior North EMS COVID-19 Task Force.

“Shane Muir brings exemplary leadership and professional experience to the important...

Photos of Metis Flag Raising outside Thunder Bay City Hall, with Mayor Ken Boshcoff and MNO Region President Wendy Houston

Flag Raising at City Hall for Louis Riel Day

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 02:42 PM

In a ceremony today, Mayor Ken Boshcoff and the Regional President of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Wendy Houston, raised the Métis flag at City Hall in honour of Louis Riel Day. The flag’s infinity symbol represents the immortality of the Métis Nation, and the centre of the symbol, on its blue field, indicates the joining of two cultures.

“Louis Riel played a vital role in Canadian history,” said Mayor Boshcoff. “Today we honour his memory, and acknowledge his positive legacy, while building on it...

art wrap beautifies City of Thunder Bay signal box at intersection

City of Thunder Bay Beautifies Signal Boxes with Art Wraps

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 01:07 PM

Artwork by six local artists is now helping to beautify twelve intersections across the city. Each artist’s design is displayed in two locations as graphic vinyl wraps on traffic signal boxes located at intersections in high-pedestrian-traffic areas along the City’s image routes. The artists were selected through an open Call to Artists by the City of Thunder Bay’s Public Art Program.

Artists and locations of their artwork include:

  • Ryan Newman’s “Makwa (Bear) and Floral”  – Oliver Road at Sanders...