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Snow Sculptures at a previous year's SnowDay event

2022 Snow Sculpture Competition Call to Artists

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 10:30 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Snow Sculpture Competition Call to Artists. The City’s Recreation & Culture Division will host the tenth annual Snow Sculpture Competition at the Waterfront on Family Day weekend in February. 

SnowDay embraces winter with fun outdoor programming designed to get people outside and enjoying the season. The event's main attraction is the snow sculpture creations. Professional artists, professional artist-led teams, organizations...

City Issues Weather Alert

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 08:00 AM

As part of the COVID-19 Severe Weather Response Plan, the City is issuing an alert to the community because of recent heavy snowfall Sunday into Monday morning, and forecasted overnight lows over the next two nights that bring risk of frostbite.

During cold weather and times of heavy snowfall, residents are encouraged to check in with vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Populations at greater risk include: infants and...

Citizens Encouraged to Help Guide EarthCare’s Sustainability Plan

Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2021 10:15 AM

EarthCare Thunder Bay invites citizens to get involved and have their say on the renewal of the Sustainability Plan. The Plan is a guiding document which aims to address issues of community sustainability, climate adaptation, and greenhouse gas reduction.

“The renewal of this Plan will provide both the municipality and the community with the action items necessary in order to secure the environmental health of our city,” said Amy Coomes, Sustainability Coordinator for EarthCare Thunder...

Local Artists Turn City Traffic Signal Boxes into Works of Art

Posted on Friday, November 26, 2021 05:30 AM

The first in a series of twelve vinyl-wrapped traffic signal boxes have recently been installed in the city. Designed by local artists, residents will notice the added colour at intersections starting with artist Ryan Newman’s work, entitled Makwa (Bear) and Floral, on display at the intersections of Oliver Road and Sanders Drive and Arthur Street and James Street.

The work of five additional artists—Jordan Danielsson, Natalie Hotson, Rebecca Knight, Vicki Nerion and boy Roland—will pop up in the...

Youth Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Project Reveals Public Art Mural

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 02:00 PM

A public art mural was revealed at a community event today led by the ‘Youth in Solidarity Against Racism and Hate (Solidarity Collective) Project’. The project is the culmination of the work accomplished in the first year of a two-year project funded through the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Led by youth and coordinated by the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, Goods & Co. Lab, Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay, and other community partners, the project was a true collective...