The achievements and contributions of local artists and historians, cultural professionals, organizations and supporters will be celebrated at the 9th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards, on April 5, 2019, at Magnus Theatre. The 2019 awards show is sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay and Magnus Theatre.

Nominations are now open in a wide range of categories from music, film and heritage to cultural sponsor and lifetime achievement. In total, there are 16 nomination categories. The awards nomination form can be accessed at or at

For the third year in a row, the City’s Community & Cultural Development Section has partnered with Magnus Theatre to host the awards gala. The awards evening will be packed with performances highlighting a diverse selection of Thunder Bay’s most talented and creative work that has been developed over the past year.

“It will be a fun, celebratory evening,” said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “We are thrilled to be back at Magnus Theatre to showcase the best in Thunder Bay’s cultural sector over the past year. It’s a chance to acknowledge the vital role that the arts, culture and heritage sector plays in Thunder Bay every day.”

Nominations are open now until Feb. 15, 2019.  Ticket information will be released in early February. A complete list of award categories and further information on the awards can be found at