Saturday Come Hell or High Water!
THUNDER BAY – Supporters for a Downtown Multiplex are set to party. It sounds like a party…and that is what the Citizens for a Waterfront Event Centre hope Thunder Bay Lives: A Rally of Support for the Waterfront Event Centre will feature activities for young and old.
Boot Hockey Games! Music! Food! Clowns! Balloon Animals! Prizes! Guest Speakers! Family Fun Activities! Information Booths! Photo sessions!
The event is being held rain or shine this Saturday, May 10th, 2014, beginning at 1PM EDT in the P.U.C. Parking lot at the corner of Cumberland and Van Norman, the site of the proposed event centre.
Organizers from the Citizens for a Waterfront Event Centre Committee say this ‘celebration’ is meant to draw supporters together to show City Council and other residents that a majority of the public supports this project and Thunder Bay City Council’s due diligence in this matter. The committee is encouraging members of the Facebook site Citizens for a The Downtown North Core Multiplex as well as other supporters to join in the fun.
Saturday’s activities begin at 1 p.m. with a boot hockey tournament. The formal part of the Rally will begin at 2PM with guest speakers Mayor Keith Hobbs, Jim Comuzzi of the Waterfront District BIA, Thunder Bay Lawyer Dave Shannon, Royal Canadian Legion representative Ron Cutbush, along with Jason L. Susin and Rod Bosch of the Citizens for a Waterfront Event Centre Committee.
The highlight of the day happens at 3PM when all participants will gather to form a huge YES for an aerial photograph.