Lake Superior Day – It’s a great family event

Lake Superior
Shoreline along Lake Superior – photo courtesy of Ministry of Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY – Lake Superior Day was launched several years ago by the Lake Superior Binational Program and is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in July in communities all around the lake. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is also hosting a celebration from 1 – 4 pm at Mission Island Marsh, and there are events planned in Terrace Bay, Marathon, Two Harbours and Duluth, among others.

In Thunder Bay, Lake Superior Day is a free, fun family event that takes place at Marina Park on July 15th. Organized by EcoSuperior with funding support from the Ontario Government and sponsors, this year’s festivities take place between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

A really big lake deserves a really big celebration, and it’s happening this Sunday all around the shores of Lake Superior. In Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior has organized events from 4PM to 8PM at Marina Park, including a locally-sourced fish dinner, live entertainment, displays and prizes.

“It’s a great family event,” shares EcoSuperior program coordinator Ashley Priem. “Admission is free, and we are serving a whitefish wrap with potato salad and cake for just $5. Everyone can also enter our prize draws to win a kayak, a sailing tour or a fishing package”.

Family activities include information displays and free tours of the Cape Chaillon, a Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue ship, and the Glenada, a working tugboat. The Royal Astronomical Society will be on hand with a solar telescope to try out, and the Science North Caravan will have a variety of creepy critters and fun activities for kids. Live music includes the Kam Valley Fiddlers, the Baytones Quartet, and singers & musicians from Music Place.

Lake Superior Day is presented by EcoSuperior and the Binational Program with the generous support of the Government of Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Port Authority, Tbaytel, Bay Credit Union, Northern Credit Union, Thunder Bay Insurance, the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council, Canadian Tire and FORM Architecture & Engineering.

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