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Spaghetti Supper - Manitouwadge

Saturday, February 29th, Our Lady of Lourdes will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper at Our Lady of Lourdes church basement.  Take out - Pick up between 4:00 to 4:30pm. Open at 4:45pm for dinner at 5:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Friends Bakery, Two Doors Down, Adults $14, Children $8 age 5 to 12, Free for children under 4 yrs. For more information contact Dauphine Campbell at 228-2512.

Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020

February 25-29, 2020

CFNO is proud to support the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020

February 25-29, 2020

The Special Olympics Canada Winter Games will be held in Thunder Bay February 25-29, 2020 at various locations throughout the city.

About Special Olympics Canada:
Established in 1969, the Canadian chapter of this international movement is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sport clubs in 12 provincial and territorial Chapters, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 45,000 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 21,000 volunteers, including more than 16,000 trained coaches.

About the Games:
1200 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff
800 friends and family
500 volunteers
60 technical officials
50 special Olympics Canada family and sponsors
8 events
5 days

Events:
Alpine Skiing- taking place at Loch Lomand
Cross Country Skiing- taking place at Kamview Nordic Centre
Curling- taking place at Fort William Curling Club
Figure Skating- taking place at Thunder Bay Tournament Centre
Floor Hockey- taking place at Lakehead University C.J Sanders Fieldhouse
Snowshoeing- taking place at Chapples Golf Course
Speed Skating- taking place at Delany Arena
Five-Pin Bowling- taking place at Galaxy Lanes

Schedule:
The Opening Ceremonies of the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at the Fort William Gardens,  where they will kick off the festivities by showcasing the true spirit of the Special Olympics movement.
A full event schedule of each event can be found at www.specialolympics2020.com

Draft an Athlete
Sponsor a special Olympics athlete. Make a dream
The Draft an Athlete program helps support the cost for each and every athlete, one at a time. A $500 donation will draft one athlete to participate in the games, but more importantly nit will let one athlete live their dream of participating
To donate visit www.specialolympics2020.com

Volunteering:
Volunteer registration for the games will open in Fall 2019!
If you are looking for a planning position on a Committee and have time to dedicate to organizing the Games, please email volunteer@specialolympics2020.com and someone will contact you!
 

Yard & Make Sale - Hornepayne

The Yard & Make Sale takes place at the Hornepayne Holy Name of Jesus School on March 1 from 1 - 4pm.

There will be clothing, kitchen items, household items, kids toys, shoes. Someone's trash is another man's treasure. There will be homemade items, baked goods, Miranda's bread, cards, cups, clothing, etc.

If you would like a table, please message Erika Taylor. Limited tables available, 1-2 tables per person.

Catch the Ace - Manitouwadge

Sante Manitouwadge Health Auxiliary are hosting Catch the Ace at the Manitouwadge General Hospital, every Tuesday and Wednesday between, 11::30 and 2:30 , Draw is every Wednesday at 4  pm.  It is to purchase a portable cardiac monitoring system.  For more information call Carol at 228-0221 or at c.gionet@shaw.ca or Lynn Szydlowski at 705-923-2040 or lynn.szydlowski@gmail.com

Money Matters - Manitouwadge

Money Matters is being rescheduled for Mar 3-5 from 1 till 4 pm, at the Centre de Formation Manitouwadge Learning Centre , Call Liana at 826-4362 to register.
Learn helpful information and facts to better control your finances.

Catch the Ace - Manitouwadge

Sante Manitouwadge Health Auxiliary are hosting Catch the Ace at the Manitouwadge General Hospital, every Tuesday and Wednesday between, 11::30 and 2:30 , Draw is every Wednesday at 4  pm.  It is to purchase a portable cardiac monitoring system.  For more information call Carol at 228-0221 or at c.gionet@shaw.ca or Lynn Szydlowski at 705-923-2040 or lynn.szydlowski@gmail.com

Marathon Sick Kids Fundraiser

This time honored fundraiser is the biggest and most well know one in our community. All the money raised goes to Marathon Sick Kids!

Donations will be taken at the door instead of a cover. The event takes place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on March 4th and a 50/50 draw will be held at 10 pm.

Wednesday Wing night at Biloxy's Presents.......Jean-Paul De Roover & The Bandaid Solution.

 

 

Biigtigong Nishnabeg Winter Carnival Event-Heron Bay

The Rivalry Continues: Hockey Game - Leafs vs. Canadiens (local players) to kick off Biigtigong Nishnaabeg's Winter Carnival
March 6, 2020
7:00 p.m. doors open at 6:00
Marathon Arena
General Admission - $10.00, children under 12 free
Penny auction and 50/50 in support of Pic River Little NHL
Door prize - 2 tickets to Toronto Maple Leafs game and $500 Visa gift card

Ladies Weekend - Marathon

Ladies Weekend at The Gift Shop, Saturday, March 7th.  Doors open at 11:00 a.m. New spring clothing, specials and much more.

43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet

CFNO is proud to support the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet

Saturday, March 7th at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Online registration for the 2020 Sleeping Giant Loppet is now open!

The Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation ski festival that offers fun for the whole family and challenges competitive athletes. The Loppet takes place in the beautiful wilderness setting of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. It features multiple events with distances for skiers of all levels and abilities.

The 8km Mini-Loppet is perfect for families, children and rookies. If you're ready to increase your distance or work on your speed, then the rolling 20km Marie Louise Lake loop is for you. The popular 35km Tour is a relaxed event that takes in the scenic vistas and challenging terrain of the storied Burma Trail. For the ultimate challenge, register for the Loppet's flagship event, the 50km Classic, Skate or Skiathlon distance. The 50km is perfect for elite skiers vying for one of our generous prize packages or citizen racers looking for a PB.


To register, volunteer at the event or for more information including schedule and registration pricing visit : www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca

Mark Saturday, March 7th, 2020 on your calendar and we'll see you at the start of the 43rd annual Sleeping Giant Loppet!

 

Thunder Bay Auto Sport Ice Racing Season

CFNO is proud to support Thunder Bay Auto Sport Ice Racing Season

THUNDER BAY AUTO SPORT CLUB  PRESENTS  ANOTHER SEASON OF HIGH SPEED ICE RACING!

FEATURING THE CFNO RUBBER TO ICE SERIES AND THE FAT GUYS AUTO PARTS STUDDED SERIES.

WATCH THE AREAS TOP DRIVERS, AS THEY BATTLE ON THE FROZEN WATERS OF MISSION BAY LAKE SUPERIOR

EVERY SUNDAY STARTING JAN 12 UNTIL MARCH 8TH

RACING STARTS AT NOON

ADMISSION IS ONLY $5.00 PER CAR

FOLLOW THE PLAY BY PLAY RACING ACTION WITH OUR ONSITE TRACK ANNOUNCERS ED AND DON.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO ICE RACING THUNDER BAY .COM OR LIKE US ON FACE BOOK

ICE RACING, STILL THE FASTEST  SPORT ON ICE!

Double Jackpot Bingo - Marathon

Mark your calendars our loyal Bingo friends!   WMGH & Marathon Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a “Double Jackpot Bingo” on Sunday March 15th at the Legion in Marathon.   Doors open at 11:30 a.m., calling starts at 1:00 p.m.

Kitchen will be open from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.
2 - $1,000.00 Jackpots/10 regular games valued at $150.00 each, 2-Specials @ $300.00/ mini games, early bird, bonanza & 50/50, prizes worth $3950.  
Entry Fee $50.00,    License M813145

Closing bonspiel

End of season Bonspiel. Dance Saturday night featuring Dantino Duo. Live music 10pm-2am. Come out all weekend and watch some curling Canteen and bar open all weekend.

Spring Music Afternoon - Marathon

The Marathon Senior Friendly Recreation Club will be hosting music event at Peninsula Manor on Sunday, March 28, 2020 from 1 - 3 PM!! ALL are welcome to come to the event to enjoy the live music and light refreshments!

Cultural Awareness Workshop

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg invites you to attend a Cultual Awareness Workshop: The Path, a Full Day Seminar.

AGENDA
What is reconciliation to YOU? National, Personal, or both?

Two Row Wampum, The Learning Curve & The Path

Introduction of Facilitator, Tobacco Offering, Accepted Truths, The Wall Metaphor, The Medicine Wheel as a Template, An Abusive Relationship Quiz, The FOUR Essential Tools, More Accepted Truths, The Goals, The Path (Four Stages) - Where are You?
Let's Reconcile (An Exercise)

Workshop facilitated by: Sandi Boucher
This day long workshop will be offered 3 times. Free Registration. Lunch will be provided.
Dates of Workshops: April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 from 9:00 - 4:30 at the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Community Hall.
For more information, please contact Erin Shaw or Florinda Christianson at (807) 229-8900

Miigwech!

Cultual Awareness Workshop

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg invites you to attend a Cultual Awareness Workshop: The Path, a Full Day Seminar.
AGENDA
What is reconciliation to YOU? National, Personal, or both?
Two Row Wampum, The Learning Curve & The Path
Introduction of Facilitator, Tobacco Offering, Accepted Truths, The Wall Metaphor, The Medicine Wheel as a Template, An Abusive Relationship Quiz, The FOUR Essential Tools, More Accepted Truths, The Goals, The Path (Four Stages) - Where are You?
Let's Reconcile (An Exercise)
Workshop facilitated by: Sandi Boucher
This day long workshop will be offered 3 times. Free Registration. Lunch will be provided.
Dates of Workshops: April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 from 9:00 - 4:30 at the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Community Hall.
For more information, please contact Erin Shaw or Florinda Christianson at (807) 229-8900
Miigwech!

Cultual Awareness Workshop

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg invites you to attend a Cultual Awareness Workshop: The Path, a Full Day Seminar.
AGENDA
What is reconciliation to YOU? National, Personal, or both?
Two Row Wampum, The Learning Curve & The Path
Introduction of Facilitator, Tobacco Offering, Accepted Truths, The Wall Metaphor, The Medicine Wheel as a Template, An Abusive Relationship Quiz, The FOUR Essential Tools, More Accepted Truths, The Goals, The Path (Four Stages) - Where are You?
Let's Reconcile (An Exercise)
Workshop facilitated by: Sandi Boucher
This day long workshop will be offered 3 times. Free Registration. Lunch will be provided.
Dates of Workshops: April 14, 15 and 16, 2020 from 9:00 - 4:30 at the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Community Hall.
For more information, please contact Erin Shaw or Florinda Christianson at (807) 229-8900
Miigwech!

Magnus Theatre 2019/2020 Season

CFNO is proud to support Magnus Theatre 2019/2020 Season!
September 12, 2019- May 2, 2020
Magnus Theatre is very happy to announce an exciting season of comedy, drama and music for 2019-2020.
“I am absolutely thrilled to present this Mainstage Season to our patrons,” says Thom Currie, now entering his third year as Magnus Theatre’s Artistic Director. “We have assembled a season for everyone, and I guarantee that your next visit to Magnus Theatre will always be a different experience than your last.”
Currie continues, “Magnus Theatre is one of the landmarks of Thunder Bay and one of the great regional theatres of North America.   As such, we have a responsibility to program for everybody, offering a season that delivers different experiences each time a patron walks through the door.  Whether you are a long time subscriber attending our gala evenings or a student coming to a Sunday Pay What You Can for the first time, I encourage you to come and enjoy the Magnus Theatre experience.  There is nothing like it.”
Tickets for the Mainstage Season at Magnus Theatre are available immediately.  Subscriptions and Flexi-Packs can be purchased online at www.magnustheatre.com or by contacting the Box Office at 807-345-5552
 

Show 1: SHOUT! The Mod Musical- September 12-October 5, 2019.
The Mainstage Season kicks off with SHOUT! The Mod Musical, by Phillip George and David Lowenstein.  Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of all time, SHOUT!  takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s, featuring terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir with Love," "Downtown,"  and "Son of a Preacher Man."  SHOUT! The Mod Musical runs from September 12-October 5, 2019.
“This show is a lot of fun,” declares Currie. “Magnus has a great tradition in this style of show,  where a style of music is explored over the course of an evening.  I know that Thunder Bay will be on its feet for SHOUT!”
 

Show 2: This Is How We Got Here- October 24-November 9, 2019.
The second show of the season will be This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker.  A heart wrenching drama about a family dealing with loss and working to maintain the ties that keep them together. Shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for drama, This Is How We Got Here runs October 24-November 9, 2019.
“This Is How We Got Here is an incredibly touching play,” Currie says. “Written by a playwright from our region, I am so happy to be able to bring this work to Thunder Bay.”
 

Show 3: It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play- December 5-21, 2019.
Closing out the year, the Magnus stage will be transformed into a 1940s radio station with It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted from the beloved holiday classic movie by Joe Landry. With an ensemble bringing dozens of characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey will delight family audiences for the holiday season, running December 5-21, 2019.
“As a storyteller, I have always loved Christmas movies,” the Artistic Director enthuses. “To be able to bring this one to the stage at Magnus is magical.”
 

Show 4: The Birds And the Bees - January 30-February 15, 2020.
The first play of 2020 will be The Birds And the Bees by Mark Crawford, a laugh out loud comedy about a woman who has  just moved back in with her beekeeper  mother following a failed marriage. Their lives are complicated by beehive troubles, an eccentric neighbor, and a handsome young researcher.  The Birds And The Bees runs January 30-February 15, 2020.
“Mark Crawford is fast becoming one of the great Canadian comedic playwrights. We had a great time with Bed And Breakfast in 2017, and I know that Magnus audiences will love this new play.”
 

Show 5: Cottagers And Indians- March 12-28, 2020
The wit and wisdom of Drew Hayden Taylor returns to the Magnus stage with one of his latest plays, Cottagers And Indians.  An Indigenous man has taken it upon himself to repopulate his local lakes with wild rice, much to the disapproval of the cottagers, many of whom  feel the plant interferes with boating, fishing, swimming, and is generally an eyesore that brings down the property values.  This comedy is produced with Tarragon Theatre from Toronto, and runs March 12-28, 2020.
“Magnus Theatre has a great history with playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor, from Berlin Blues to Crees In The Caribbean,” says Currie. “I am always thrilled to have one  of his plays as part of our season.”
 

Show 6: Screwball Comedy- April 16-May 2, 2020.
The 2019-2020 Mainstage Season ends with Screwball Comedy, from the pen of Norm Foster.  Set in 1938, this fast-paced comedy is the story of a young woman trying to break into the male-dominated world of newspaper journalism.  Homage to the zany screwball comedies of the 1930s, this play is full of snappy dialogue, outrageous characters, and humour that packs a punch, running April 16-May 2, 2020.
“Norm Foster is Canada’s most produced playwright,” Currie says.  “His plays are a delight, and I know that Thunder Bay audiences will enjoy this show.”
 

Read Across Canada - Red Rock, Dorion, Nipigon

Go on a cross-Canada road trip at your library!

The “Read across Canada” Challenge is starting at the Dorion, Nipigon and Red Rock Public Libraries.

Explore Canada 1 province at a time… by reading or listening to one (1) book set in each province or territory.

Grab a ballot and write down the author and title read from each province or territory.

All ages eligible to enter, and it’s free to enter. One (1) completed ballot per person for one (1) draw prize.

The winner announced 1st week of December 2020!