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22nd Annual Scrabble Fundraising Tournament- Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay Literacy Group presents the 22nd Annual Scrabble Fundraiser Tournament taking place on Saturday, February 8th at Intercity Shopping Centre - Promotions Court. Come out to enjoy a fun-filled day of Scrabble while supporting local adult literacy programs in Thunder Bay. You can register for a spot online at www.tblg.org, or you can call the office to sign up, 475-7211. Game play is in the morning and afternoon so register early to get your pick. Registration is $40 and can be collected through pledges. For more information, and to register, visit www.tblg.org

LU Thunderwolves Hockey 2019-2020 Season

CFNO is  proud to support the LU Thunderwolves Hockey 2019-2020 Season

With the 2019-2020 season quickly approaching us, LU Thunderwolves Hockey season tickets are on sale now!

Visit or call the gardens box office today at 625 - 2929. 

Visit the Thunderwovles Hockey website or check out their  Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for more information.

Season tickets:
• Guaranteed seats for all games including the Christmas Challenge
• Save money versus buying single-game tickets
• No waiting in long lineups
• Discount coupon for Thunderwolves apparel sold at the Fort William Gardens
• First right of refusal for purchasing playoff tickets
• Option for seat renewal at the end of the season
Prices (HST extra):
• Adults $209.99
• Seniors 65 & older $189.99
• Full-time students (with valid student I.D.) $99.99
• Children 16 & under $99.99
Single-game tickets:
Purchase tickets at the Fort William Gardens box office for the regular season and non-conference games.
Prices:
• Adults $14.00
• Full-time students (with valid student I.D.) $9.00
• Children 16 & under $9.00
Call the Fort William Gardens box office at (807) 625-2929 for more information.
Group sales for single-game tickets:

Groups of 15 to 49:
• Adults $11.00
• Students & Children $7.00
Groups of 50 or more:
• Adults $10.00
• Students & Children $7.00
2018-2019 Schedule: ( Home games in bold)
DATE TIME OPPONENT
Fri Sep 20 7:00 PM VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS
Sat Sep 21 7:00 PM VS LAURENTIAN VOYAGEURS
Fri Sep 27 7:00 PM VS GUELPH GRYPHONS
Sat Sep 28 7:00 PM VS GUELPH GRYPHONS
Thu Oct 03 7:00 PM at Waterloo Warriors
Fri Oct 04 7:05 PM at Laurier Golden Hawks
Sat Oct 05 7:05 PM at Laurier Golden Hawks
Fri Oct 11 7:30 PM at Laurentian Voyageurs
Sat Oct 12 7:30 PM at Laurentian Voyageurs
Fri Oct 18 7:00 PM VS WINDSOR LANCERS
Sat Oct 19 7:00 PM VS WINDSOR LANCERS
Fri Oct 25 7:00 PM VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Sat Oct 26 7:00 PM VS TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Fri Nov 08 7:00 PM VS CONCORDIA STINGERS
Sat Nov 09 7:00 PM VS CONCORDIA STINGERS
Thu Nov 14 7:00 PM at Waterloo Warriors
Fri Nov 15 7:15 PM at Ryerson Rams
Sat Nov 16 7:15 PM at Ryerson Rams
Fri Nov 22 7:00 PM VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sat Nov 23 7:00 PM VS LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS
Sun Dec 29 7:00 PM VS NIPISSING LAKERS
Mon Dec 30 7:00 PM VS NIPISSING LAKERS
Fri Jan 03 2:00 PM at Guelph Gryphons
Sat Jan 04 7:30 PM at Guelph Gryphons
Fri Jan 10 7:15 PM at York Lions
Sat Jan 11 7:15 PM at York Lions
Fri Jan 17 7:00 PM VS WESTERN MUSTANGS
Sat Jan 18 7:00 PM VS WESTERN MUSTANGS
Fri Jan 24 7:30 PM at Windsor Lancers
Sat Jan 25 7:00 PM at Western Mustangs
Fri Jan 31 7:00 PM VS BROCK BADGERS
Sat Feb 01 7:00 PM VS BROCK BADGERS
Fri Feb 07 7:00 PM VS WATERLOO WARRIORS
Sat Feb 08 7:00 PM VS WATERLOO WARRIORS

Anemki Unity Winter Classic

CFNO is proud to support the Anemki Unity Winter Classic

“Building Brighter Futures for our Communities”

February 13-16 at Fort William First Nation Arenas

The Anemki Unity Winter Classic is a new tournament designed to bring First Nation and Non-First Nation players together during Family Day Weekend. There is an opportunity in Thunder Bay, for a new tournament to provide kids with some great sport and activity during their time off. The tournament will also provide some new economic development to our community.

-Tyke, Novice, Atom & Pee Wee Divisions
-Girls Bantam & Girls Midget
-Boys Bantam & Boys Midget

Online Registration is now open and FREE ( until December 31st)  at : www.anemkiunity.com/winterclassic

Team Registration: $300(after December 31)
Player Registration:$ 25(after December 31)
 

FWHP Voyageur Winter Carnival

CFNO is proud to support the FWHP Voyageur Winter Carnival

Voyageur Winter Carnival- February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2020 • 11:00am-5:00pm, daily

A weekend of winter fun awaits the whole family at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival on Family Day Weekend 2020. Come out and enjoy new outdoor winter Zorb Ball track and human bowling alleys, tubing hills, skating, wagon rides, winter games and activities, live indoor and outdoor entertainment.
The action heats up this February at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival hosts Northern Ontario’s debut Ice Dragon Boat Challenge! Join us as a competitor or come out and show your support for the athletes.

Admission:
Weekend Pass:
3 days for the price of 2!   Daily Admission  
Adult $20.00   Adult $10.00 
Senior $16.00   Senior
$8.00  60+ years of age
Student $16.00    Student $8.00  Valid with Student ID
Youth $16.00    Youth $8.00  Ages 6-12
Children Free!   Children Free! 5 & under
*All prices include HST

Tickets can be purchased by calling 807-473-2344 or in person at the Fort William Historical Park Visitor Centre.
Activities:
• Ice Dragon Boat Challenge - The thrill of competition will take over the frozen Kaministiquia River as Youth and Adult teams will race in specially designed dragon boats sporting ice blades propelled by up to 10 paddlers with ice pick paddles. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in both the Youth and Adult categories as well as the top fundraising team! Click HERE for more information.
• Explore the Giant Zorb Ball Snow Track
• Human Bowling Alleys
• Bring your skates and go skating along the Kaministiquia River
• Tubing hills
• Visit the cabane à sucre and enjoy francophone culture with the Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay
• Try firing a historic musket provided by the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs
• Outdoor activities including snowshoeing, curling, winter golf and snow graffiti
• Wagon Rides
• Axe Throwing
• Indoor activities including crafts and a science station
• Contests, carnival games and live entertainment

What to Bring:
• Weather appropriate clothing. Voyageur Winter Carnival is an outdoor, all-weather event.
• Ice skates and/or sleds. A skate and sled check location will be available.

Food & Beverage:
• Food and Beverage will be available for purchase at the event. Licensed area will be available (19+). All visitors will be asked for appropriate identification by staff to enter the liquor licensed areas.
• Outside food and beverages are not allowed. In the event of a patron with dietary restrictions (i.e., allergies, etc.), please contact the Visitor Experiences Coordinator at 807-473-2357 prior to the event to make alternate arrangements.

Interested in volunteering for the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge?
Volunteers who meet the expected criteria will be designated a specific role based on their knowledge and experience. Anyone interested in volunteering must complete the Ice Dragon Boat Challenge Volunteer Interest Form and submit via email to volunteer@paddlesport.org by 4:00pm on January 31st, 2020. For further information about volunteering, contact the Lakehead Canoe Club by calling 807-345-8467 or emailing volunteer@paddlesport.org.

Activity schedules may be subject to change or cancellation
 

Manitouwadge - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support group that focuses on a healthy diet and lifestyle for women, men and children over the age of 7. Your first meeting is free; Weekly dues are very low and there is nothing extra to buy. We meet every Thursday from 5:15 to 6:30 at the Manitouwadge Learning Centre. Come on down and see if TOPS is for you!

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!
 

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!

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.”
 

Light Up the Night!-Terrace Bay

The Terrace Bay Cemetery Committee invites you to Light up the Night at the
Terrace Bay Cemetery on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Bring your own flowers and lights to place at the site of your loved ones. Gather at the gazebo for hot chocolate and fellowship.

 

Manitouwadge - Grand Re-Opening of the Ski Hill

This Sunday January 26th we are having a Grand re-opening of our downhill ski hill. We have a raffle going on for all skier/snowboarders. The prize includes ski googles, a camera/video camera, free rentals for the rest of this season and much more! There will be lots of little draws going on plus a cake cutting at 2:00. Everyone welcome.

Terrace Bay - Open House Welcome Centre -Centre d'accueil

Come visit us at 29 Simcoe Plaza (Post Office building) to celebrate our open house and learn about the services we offer. Tea, Coffee, Snacks and Give Aways