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Tbay Tel Men’s Major League of Curling 2014/2015 season

Rock 94 is proud to support the Tbay Tel Men’s Major League of Curling 2014/2015 season

Tbay Tel proudly presents the Tbay Tel Major League of curling, now in its 39th year! Come out Wednesday nights to the Port Arthur Curling Club and support your favorite local teams.

For more information and the team roster please visit www.majorleaguecurling.com

Thunder Bay Northstars for the 2014/2015 Season

Thunder Bay Northstars for the 2014/2015 Season

The Thunder Bay North Stars Junior A hockey team has roots in local Junior A hockey dating back to the early 1920’s with such teams as the Fort William War Veterans (Memorial Cup champs in 1922) and the Port Arthur North Stars.
After the fall of the mighty Thunder Bay Flyers (who played in the USHL) in 2000, there was a rebirth of Junior A hockey in Thunder Bay and surrounding area with the establishment of the Superior International Junior Hockey League in 2001. The SIJHL originally had 5 teams, including the Thunder Bay Wolves, which in their second year were purchased by the Fort William First Nation and a group of 7 businessmen from the Band, thus becoming the Fort William North Stars. Gerald Bannon eventually became the sole owner and operator of the team from 2003 – 2010.

In October 2010 the Fort William North Stars folded. Their assets, roster, personnel and name were transferred to a new ownership group comprised of local Thunder Bay business people. The team’s name was changed to the Thunder Bay North Stars to reflect that they are the only Thunder Bay team remaining in the now 7 team SIJHL. The North Stars are truly now “Thunder Bay’s team”.

Late summer of 2012, the Thunder Bay North Stars saw new ownership again, with Doug Gunsinger at the helm.

The North Stars are the only team in SIJHL history to have won the Dudley Hewitt Cup and play in the Royal Bank Cup. That was accomplished by the 2005-2006 team which hosted the Dudley that season. They won silver at the RBC that year.

Magnus Theatre 2014 2015 Season

Magnus Theatre, The Professional Theatre of Northwestern Ontario
The Dr. S. Penny Petrone Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 10 South Algoma Street
Click here for the 2014/2015 Season Listing.
 

2nd Annual Sled for Eternity 2015 in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay

2nd Annual Sled for Eternity | February 28th 2015 in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay
9AM Start @ Kakabeka Falls Legion Hall
If you ride a sled and live in the Thunder Bay area, you won't want to miss the second annual Sled for Eternity, a snowmobile ride in support of Teen Challenge Thunder Bay!
ROUTE | The scenic route starts and ends at the Kakabeka Falls Legion Hall, with a lunch checkpoint at Silver Mountain station and other checkpoints along the way.

REGISTRATION | Registration is $60/rider ($30/passenger or child) and includes one-day trail pass, hot lunch, supper, TC shirt and a chance at the checkpoint draw prizes.

ONLINE FUNDRAISING | For those who would like to raise additional funds for Teen Challenge, our online system makes it easy to personalize your campaign and for friends, family and co-workers to support you. Register online today to check it out.

PRIZES | In addition to the checkpoint draw prizes, those who raise more than $250 in extra funds for Teen Challenge are eligible for our awesome line-up of fundraiser prizes. Don't delay - start fundraising today!!

BONUS DRAW | For every $100 you raise for Teen Challenge, you will receive a draw ticket for another great prize TBA.

CONTACT US | If you have any other questions regarding this event, please email robby@teenchallenge.tc or call 807-252-6909. Thanks & Happy Riding!

TBRHSF Save a Heart Car Raffle - February 17, 2015

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation’s
Save a Heart Car Raffle
Presented by Balmoral Park Acura
1st Prize – 2015 Acura ILX – donated by Balmoral Park Acura (value:  $34,043.95)
2nd Prize – Two Return Trips from Thunder Bay to any Porter Airlines scheduled destination donated by Porter Airlines (value:  $2,000)
3rd Prize – Panasonic Entertainment Package – 39” flatscreen smart TV and Blu-ray player (donated by Bob Strachan (value $840)
Early Bird Prize:  $500 Cash (Draw date of January 6, 2015)

$20/Ticket (807) 345-4673 (Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase tickets)
Tickets are available at Balmoral Park Acura, Health Sciences Foundation Donation Centre, and Porter Airlines Counter at the Airport.  All proceeds supporting Cardiac Car at the Health Sciences Centre.  Car Draw is February 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Balmoral Park Acura, 868 Copper Crescent, Thunder Bay.

Children's Centre Foundation Thunder Bay 6th Annual Thunderwolves Indoor Marathon - Sun Feb 6

The 6th Annual Indoor Marathon in support of Children’s Centre Foundation Thunder Bay will be held on
Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at the LU Hangar.  Pledges go towards supporting public education initiatives to promote the mental wellness of children and youth, and all money raised remains here in Thunder Bay.  These initiatives include the Circle of Wellness, an art-based mental health program delivered in 24 elementary schools in the city, as well as our free Walk-In Counselling Clinic.
Sign up for the 10km, half marathon, full marathon or marathon relay.
Grab your co-workers, sign-up for the relay and challenge others to join you!
Registration closes at 12 midnight on February 5, 2015.
10km Race  Price: $40 (includes fees)
Half Marathon Price: $40 (includes fees)
Individual Full Marathon $75 (includes fees)
The cost covers chip timing, a race kit, and post-race food and refreshments. The event will extend off the track as well with activities available for kids, and other fun events. Food and refreshments, massage tables set up by the LU Athletics Sports Med Clinic, and a post-race award ceremony will also be taking place.
For more information, visit here.
 

Grand Portage Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids

Grand Portage Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino

Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and friends and help kids with physical disabilities succeed!

Snowmobile Trail On Saturday, February 7, snowmobilers from across Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Minnesota are invited to hit the trails for the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids to become part of the most successful winter fundraiser for Easter Seals Ontario. Now in its 12th year, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids has raised more than $290,000 in support of children and youth with physical disabilities in our community.

To celebrate our 12th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, with every $100 in pledges you raise, you will receive a ballot to win 1 of 12 GIFTS OF SNOWARAMA including: $1,200 in cash and weekend vacation packages!

The event includes a bonfire on the trail, a fabulous Portage buffet dinner, and entrance to the dance featuring BED OF ROSES (a Bon Jovi Tribute band) on Saturday night. There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as additional prizes throughout the weekend. A minimum of $100 in pledges is required to participate. The more pledges you bring in, the more chances you have to win one of twelve prizes. This year, participants can also register for the event and collect pledges from friends and family online. By submitting pledge forms before February 2, 2015, your name will be entered into the draw for a prize.

Grand Portage Lodge has reserved rooms for the weekend for Snowarama participants only. Please call Billi at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino at 1-800-543-1384 ext. 2917 to book a room reserved for Snowarama participants. Trail permits will be required for those riders that venture off the Grand Portage Reservation trails for $36 USD. Minnesota trail permits are available at Ryden’s 66.

Snowarama has two routes to choose from at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino – a long ride that is approximately 120 miles to Gunflint and a short ‘local ride’ on the reservation that is approximately 35 miles.

Funds raised at this event help provide financial assistance for children with physical disabilities for essential mobility and communication equipment and fully accessible summer camping opportunities. Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids would not be a success without the support of the snowmobiling community. We sincerely hope we can count on your support and participation again this year.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

For more information please contact Rhonda Harrison at 807-345-7622 or toll free at 1-800-267-3778 or by email at rharrison@easterseals.org.

Love is a Funny Thing

Love is a Funny Thing – A night of improv with Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath, a Keynote Event.

Saturday Feb 14th, 2015 at the Victoria Inn. Dinner at 6pm, show at 8:30pm.

Colin is a Scottish –born Canadian Actor and improv comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of Whose Line is it Anyway? and also his time on This Hour has 22 Minutes.
In 1989, he married Debra McGrath, Canadian actress and Comedian. She started her career at The Second City, in Toronto and has made numerous guest appearances on a variety of Canadian TV series, and had a regular role in the first season of Paradise Falls. She starred with her husband, Colin Mochrie, in two television series, CBC's Getting Along Famously and the children's series Seven Little Monsters. She can also be seen in Little Mosque on the Prairie in which she plays Mayor Popowitcz.

Your choice of show only, or join us pre-show for a wonderful dinner.

Dinner Includes: Deluxe Bread Rolls and Butter, Mediterranean Antipasto Platter , Crisp Vegetable Crudité with House Dip, Fresh Field Greens with Assorted Dressings, Caesar Salad, Herb Focaccia Crisps and Fresh Grated Asiago, Spinach, Strawberry and Cashew Salad Medley of Seasonal Vegetables, Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf, Stuffed Chicken with Proscuitto, Asparagus and Smoked Thunder Oak Gouda, Carved New York Striploin Fresh Sliced Fruit and Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Lemon Tartlets, Crème Brulee, Assorted Mini Parfaits, Red Velvet Cake Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and Premium Teas.

Show only: $50+hst per person
Dinner and Show: $89+hst per person

Visit KeynoteEvents.ca to purchase tickets.

Fire Fighters 10 mile road race

Rock 94 is proud to support the Fire Fighters 10 mile road race. Monday. May 18
Halfway Motors Nissan Proudly Presents the Fire Fighters 10 mile road race. Shift to a new gear for 2015! Make a New Year’s resolution and challenge yourself to the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race.
For over 100 years, the runners of Thunder Bay and beyond have challenged themselves at the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race. 

Be a part of the rich history and tradition that makes the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race so special.  The race is Monday, May 18th!  It’s open for individual runners or relay teams.  Remember that Tuesday, May 12 at 5pm registration will close. Don't delay

Take advantage of the Ten Mile training group starting in January out of Fresh Air. The early bird deadline for the Fire Fighters’ Ten Mile Road Race is quickly approaching. You have until April 30th at midnight.
To Register or for more information, go to www.10mileroadrace.org
 

Grand Portage Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids

Grand Portage Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino

Enjoy a full day of fun with your family and friends and help kids with physical disabilities succeed!

Snowmobile Trail On Saturday, February 7, snowmobilers from across Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Minnesota are invited to hit the trails for the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids to become part of the most successful winter fundraiser for Easter Seals Ontario. Now in its 12th year, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids has raised more than $290,000 in support of children and youth with physical disabilities in our community.

To celebrate our 12th year at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, with every $100 in pledges you raise, you will receive a ballot to win 1 of 12 GIFTS OF SNOWARAMA including: $1,200 in cash and weekend vacation packages!

The event includes a bonfire on the trail, a fabulous Portage buffet dinner, and entrance to the dance featuring BED OF ROSES (a Bon Jovi Tribute band) on Saturday night. There will be prizes for the top fundraisers, as well as additional prizes throughout the weekend. A minimum of $100 in pledges is required to participate. The more pledges you bring in, the more chances you have to win one of twelve prizes. This year, participants can also register for the event and collect pledges from friends and family online. By submitting pledge forms before February 2, 2015, your name will be entered into the draw for a prize.

Grand Portage Lodge has reserved rooms for the weekend for Snowarama participants only. Please call Billi at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino at 1-800-543-1384 ext. 2917 to book a room reserved for Snowarama participants. Trail permits will be required for those riders that venture off the Grand Portage Reservation trails for $36 USD. Minnesota trail permits are available at Ryden’s 66.

Snowarama has two routes to choose from at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino – a long ride that is approximately 120 miles to Gunflint and a short ‘local ride’ on the reservation that is approximately 35 miles.

Funds raised at this event help provide financial assistance for children with physical disabilities for essential mobility and communication equipment and fully accessible summer camping opportunities. Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids would not be a success without the support of the snowmobiling community. We sincerely hope we can count on your support and participation again this year.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

For more information please contact Rhonda Harrison at 807-345-7622 or toll free at 1-800-267-3778 or by email at rharrison@easterseals.org.

Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

In January 2015, Lakehead University will begin a year of celebrations to mark its 50th Anniversary. They are inviting the city to celebrate along with them.

With events planned throughout the year, the whole celebration kicks off Friday Jan 16th, with a winter carnival.

The celebrations continue with:

Thunder Bay Homecoming, October 2-04, 2015
Orillia Homecoming November 12-13, 2015.


Visit 50.lakeheadu.ca to share your LU story, view digitized yearbooks, learn about the school’s major milestones and browse some of their photography archives. Also to keep up to date with upcoming events that are planned throughout the year.

Conquer the Fort MUDRUN

 Rock 94 is proud to support Conquer the Fort MUDRUN. In support of Special Olympics Ontario in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch RunSaturday July 11th, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park.
 

Conquer the Fort is a funtastic 7km Mud Run complete with tonnes of obstacles to challenge your inner mudder!  Open to both men and women, teams or individuals you can expect to Conquer the Fort through muck, madness and mayhem!  The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at Fort William Historical Park.
Looking for an extra challenge?  You can sign up in the timed/competitive category.  This event is limited to the first 1000 registrants.

NEW ADDITION!  Little Muckers – A fun filled muddy time for kids with their own course complete with fun obstacles geared for kids 12 years of age and under. 

Conquer the Fort is open to spectators and is family friendly!  We also invite participants and friends to celebrate with our post-race Mud Bash featuring food, bevies, music and more! 

Admission into the event is FREE, so come cheer on your favorite Mudder!

Registration will take place on Saturday, February 21st from 9am until 5pm at Gear Up for Outdoors located at 894 Alloy Place. 
Please note the Registration fee based on the category you are registering in:
? Individual Male Competitive/Timed  (Reg Fee $70, after February 21 $80)
? Individual Female Competitive/Timed  (Reg Fee $70 after February 21 $80)
? Team Competitive/Timed – 4 Min to 6 Max Team Members  (Reg Fee $60/pp after February 21 $70/pp)
? Team Just for Fun – 4 Min to 12 Max Team Members (Reg Fee $50/pp after February 21 $60/pp)
? Little Muckers – For Kids 12 and Under (Reg Fee $40 after February 21 $50)
*HST included in the above registration prices

Your registration price includes a souvenir Conquer The Fort Buff and a Finishers “I Conquered the Fort” Dog Tag Medal that can be collected each year!

Thunder Bay Auto Sports Club Ice Racing 2015 season

Rock 94 is proud to sponsor the Thunder Bay Auto Sports Club Ice Racing 2015 season!
 

Come out to see the area’s top drivers battle it out every Sunday from January 12th to March 8th on Mission bay, at the end of city road in Rock 94 rubber to ice series and the Napa Auto Parts studded series.
 

Ice racing starts at noon and admission is free!

For more information visit www.iceracingthunderbay.com


 

2015 Haywood Cross Country Ski Nationals

2015 Haywood Cross Country Ski Nationals


The 2015 Haywood Cross Country Ski Nationals are returning to Thunder Bay !
Join us March 14- 21, 2015 at the Lappe Nordic Ski Club to see top racers from across Canada seek the status of becoming a Canadian Champion in the sport of Cross-country skiing. Admission is FREE !

The races will be held at the Lappe Nordic ski center which is approximately a 30 minute drive north of the city of Thunder Bay. This venue is no stranger to big ski events as it has hosted numerous NorAm's and national championships in the past.

Volunteers are Needed!
Many volunteers are needed for this event to be a success. Join our Team and help make this an event to remember.

Please check out www.skinationals2015.com for more information

5th Annual Valhalla Inn-Door Golf Open

Rock 94 is proud to present the 5th Annual Valhalla Inn-Door Golf Open.

Dig out that putter, and get ready for some indoor golf fun! The 5th Annual Valhalla Inn-Door Golf Open in proud support of the United Way, will be held on Friday February 20th, 2015.

With 18 custom made indoor themed holes and great prizes, you are sure to have a good time, while helping support the United Way and their 29 local agencies providing human service programs in our community.
Registration is $300 per team. You can register by contacting the Valhalla Inn at 474-3485. Or online at www.valhallainn.com

Prize for best dressed team!

100% of the proceeds are donated to the United Way Thunder Bay.

The day’s events will begin with registration at 3pm, a shotgun start at 4pm and followed up with a reception, dinner & awards starting at 6pm.

Cineplex's 6th Annual Great Digital Film Festival

Cineplex’s Sixth Annual Great Digital Film Festival
Announces Blockbuster Lineup Press Release

TORONTO, ON – January 7, 2015 – Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events has announced the lineup for its sixth annual Great Digital Film Festival, returning to select Cineplex theatres across the country from January 30 to February 5, 2015.

The festival brings a week of Hollywood’s greatest classics and fan favourites to the big screen, often for the first time in digital format.  Tickets are now on sale at Cineplex.com/DigitalFilmFest and participating theatre box offices.

New this year, film lovers can join the conversation on Twitter about their favourite films in the festival by interacting with noted film expert and reviewer, Richard Crouse.  Tweet your questions to @CineplexMovies, @FRCEvents, or @RichardCrouse using the #GDFF2015 hashtag, and Richard will respond.  Richard will also explore behind-the-scenes and the history of select films as part of the pre-show including a pre-recorded conversation with acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro about his film Pan’s Labyrinth.

“The success of the Great Digital Film Festival demonstrates Canadians’ deep bond with their all-time favourite movies,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “We are delighted to have beloved film critic Richard Crouse share his insights and answer festivalgoers’ burning questions about this year’s films.”

The 2015 Great Digital Film Festival Lineup includes:

• An all-day screening of the X-Men franchise: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men (2000);
• 25th anniversary screenings of Darkman (1990) and Dick Tracy (1990);
• Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007);
• Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004);
• Alien (1979);
• Aliens (1986);
• Hellboy (2004);
• Pan’s Labyrinth (2006);
• The Monster Squad (1987);
• The Rocketeer (1991).

Tickets for the Great Digital Film Festival cost $6.99, with additional discounts available on the purchase of tickets to multiple films. For a complete list of participating theatres, to view showtimes or purchase tickets, visit Cineplex.com/DigitalFilmFest.


About Cineplex Front Row Centre Events (FRCE):
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world-class entertainment to local Cineplex Entertainment theatres and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put guests in the centre of the action on the big screen. Front Row Centre events also serves as a Canadian distributor for select genre titles.  Visit http://www.cineplex.com/Events/ for more information.

About Cineplex:
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world.   A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks, and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices.  Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.

Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 161 theatres with 1,639 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 77 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex VIP Cinemas.  Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands.  Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX.  More information is available at Cineplex.com.