Culture Vibes - Public Open House

Thank you for joining us on March 5th, 2024, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Baggage Building Arts Centre in Marina Park for Culture Vibes – an evening filled with performance, art, and an opportunity to have contributed to guiding the development of the new culture plan for Thunder Bay.

  • Drop-in style engagement on culture plan priorities
  • Cookies and hot chocolate with Healthy Kids
  • Small Canvas / Big Mosaic (art project with CAHEP)
  • Sara Kae (accompanied by Carter Fontaine)
  • Morning Light Acoustic Duo

We appreciate your participation and hope you enjoyed the cultural experiences shared during the event. Thank you once again for being a part of this memorable evening!

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A photo of the art project with participants pointing at the art

A photo of Finished art project


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New Culture Plan

The City is developing a new culture plan for the City of Thunder Bay and its partners with cultural planning consulting agency, Nordicity. The plan's development will span from June 2023 to June 2024 with stakeholder and public engagement helping to inform priorities.

Please check back for details throughout the process. We look forward to shaping the future of arts, heritage, and cultural development with everyone!

Stakeholder and Public Engagement

Thank you to everyone that provided input during the public and stakeholder engagement period. A number of stakeholder roundtables, interviews and community pop-ups took place from August to October.

Input is now being used in addition to sector research and community assessments to help inform the development of the plan.

For more information, contact Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events Supervisor - or (807) 628-5250.


Culture plays an important role in defining and enhancing our quality of life.  Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events oversees and implements the City's Cultural Policy and cultural planning. The section advises City Council on issues, policies and strategies related to cultural enterprises and activity in the city. Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events develops and manages cultural support programs, manages the City's Public Art collection, participates in City planning and undertakes special initiatives approved by Council.

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