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The City invited everyone to spend some time outside experiencing the best of winter at SnowDay on the Waterfront, Family Day – Monday, February 17, 12 pm - 5 pm, at Prince Arthur’s Landing – Marina Park. SnowDay on the Waterfront was presented by Ontario Power Generation.

This year, we were pleased to have six teams carving all weekend. Each team brought a unique vision of this year’s theme, City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Anniversary and Sports through the Ages. Congratulations to this year's people's choice award winner and honourable mention: ‘Waves of Thunder’ by Chad Charles Kirvan and Mary Jane MacDonald! And congratulations to this year's jury prize award winner: 'Delivering the News', by Willow Springs Creative Centre!

Highlights of SnowDay 2020 included:

  • City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Anniversary and Sports through the Ages themed Snow Sculptures
  • Double Ice Slide, Ice Ring Toss, and Photo Opportunities at the Photobooth and the TBAY Ice Feature from Iceculture Inc.
  • Try Ice Fishing with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Skating Party with 99.9 The Bay and Country 105
  • Bannock over the Fire with the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (limited quantities available)
  • Painted Faces Community Snow Wall Mural with the Community Arts and Heritage Education Project (CAHEP)
  • Campfire, Storytelling and Heritage Hot Chocolate with Parks Canada
  • Space Themed Activities including: Blackhole Experiments, Crater Making, Gravity Demonstrations with Science North
  • Music by Maverick Entertainment Group
  • Face Painting with Our Kids Count inside Mariner's Hall
  • Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Trio performance in Mariners Hall
  • Snow Painting, Outdoor Games and Winter Sports Activities with the City of Thunder Bay’s Children and Youth Section
  • Snow Activities Puzzle Walk with Willow Springs Creative Centre
  • Giant Outdoor Games, Snow Castle Building and Bubble Making
  • Snowshoeing
  • Pottery Demonstrations by the Waterfront Potters inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre
  • Purchase a delicious cup of gourmet hot chocolate topped with all the fixings inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre at “Mugs with Hugs” in support of the Dew Drop Inn
  • Sponsor activations
  • And much, much more…..

Food and beverages will be available at Bight Restaurant, Bight’s Bait Shop and Delta Hotels by Marriott™ Thunder Bay – Anchor & Ore.

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Map of Marina Park showing activities in Festival Area, Tai Chi Park, Pond Pavilion, Baggage Building Arts Centre, Mariner’s Hall, Skating Rink, Green Lawn, Waterfront Plaza and Pier 2


Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation

Signature Sponsors: Subway, Porter Airlines, 99.9 The Bay/Country 105, CBC Thunder Bay

Featured Sponsors: TD Bank, LU Radio

Patron Sponsors: Maverick Entertainment Group, Qwantech, The Waterfront BIA, Hertz, TB Shows, Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Contributing Sponsors: Pepsi, National Car Rental, Destination Thunder Bay, Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay, Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay, Recreation World RV, Best Buy, Tbaytel

Thank you to our sponsors!

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If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this memorable event or others, email our Cultural Development & Events Supervisor or call 807-628-5250.

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