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National Youth Week Returns May 1 - 7

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 10:15 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to once again announce the return of National Youth Week from May 1 to May 7. Youth Week features FREE events and programming targeted towards all youth ages 10 to 24.

Presented by 99.9 The Bay and Country 105. The Recreation and Culture Division, along with other community partners, has arranged different, in-person events encompassing this year’s “Return to Our Roots” theme. 

“We are returning to our roots; returning to our connections with one another, our...

Laura Daniele & Ally Drombolis Support Power to Play

“Power to Play” Launched to Help Kids Access Sport & Activity

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:15 AM

PRO Kids is excited to launch its first annual fundraising campaign, Power to Play. The campaign aims to raise $50,000 to help local children and youth access community activities when families cannot afford the fees. Power to Play, which runs for the month of April, is an opportunity for the public to support local kids in need. 

“We should never underestimate the value that recreation has on a child,” said Laura Daniele, PRO Kids Coordinator. “Our tagline is ‘be the number one fan of a child...

Tenth Annual respect. Awards Presented for Inclusion, Compassion

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:00 AM

The tenth annual respect. Award recipients were announced during the Diversity Thunder Bay Celebration today, with the honour going to one individual and one local organization. Community leader Barbara Cooper and Elevate NWO received a respect. Award for their efforts to promote attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that demonstrate respect.

“We are so pleased to honour two very deserving recipients with this year’s respect. Award for their empowerment of others, and by leading with compassion, dedication...

Boarded Outdoor Rinks in Thunder Bay

City’s Outdoor Skating Rinks Have Closed for the Season

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:45 AM

Due to warmer weather conditions the City’s outdoor skating rinks have now closed, with the exception of the outdoor rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing.

Thunder Bay’s outdoor rinks typically close in early to mid-March. Warm temperatures and rain have significantly degraded ice conditions, signaling the end of the season. The mild weather is expected to continue this week.

“We’ve had a good, cold winter for skating and hockey,” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager – Parks & Open Spaces. “Parks staff will...

Our Way Forward - Advancing Indigenous Relations

City Invites Input to Advance Indigenous Relations in Thunder Bay

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2022 05:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is seeking input to help shape the future of Indigenous Relations in Thunder Bay. Members of the Indigenous community, community partners, service providers, and the general public are asked to get involved as the City plans its way forward.

Community input will be used to help prioritize areas of action such as more Indigenous spaces in the City, increased awareness of Indigenous culture, more responsive City services, additional community supports, and a focus on anti-racism...