Weekend Action Plan – May 22-24 2014

Preme and Cai Elizabeth in the NNL Studio
Preme and Cai Elizabeth in the NNL Studio

THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – With the weekend looking like the weather should for a weekend there is lots happening in Thunder Bay. From the backyard barbecue, likely delayed from the Victoria Day long weekend, to live music in the clubs across Thunder Bay, the choices are yours.

Preme stopped by the NNL Studio on Thursday to share the latest. The Preme Team will be at Newfie’s Pub on Victoria Avenue on Saturday night for night of fun. Cover is $5, and there are a slew of musical talents that will take the stage.

Earlier on Saturday, at the Victoria Inn, on Arthur Street, you can join with the Walkers from Mishkeegogaming as they host closing ceremonies for their 650 kilometre walk from Mishkeegogaming to Thunder Bay to honour and remember Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women. On Friday the Walkers will journey from the Valhalla Inn through Thunder Bay. From 1PM to 5PM on Saturday the closing ceremonies will be held. You can join in live on NNL. Visit: Mishkeegogaming Walkers Closing Ceremonies.

Friday and Saturday at the Victoriaville Centre the Aboriginal Art show continues. The show features Fine Arts and Crafts from artists and artisans from across the region. Well worth the time invested to check it out.

A Quick One… Over at Shelter House they are looking for one more volunteer to help sell tickets at the Superstore on Saturday, May 22 from 3PM – 6PM. If you are available please call Tessa at 474-4354 or email Tessa.murray@shelterhouse.on.ca.

On Saturday, on May Street in the beautiful Fort William Business District you can also check out the opening of “The Hub”… as The Red Bicycle re-opens this Saturday at 111 May St South. Just a few doors up from the old location. Opening weekend hours Saturday 11-5 and yesssss, we are now open Sundays 11-4. Regular hours starting next week. Thurs – Sat 11-7 and Sundays 11-4. Buskers welcome this Saturday and Sunday to perform on our stage.


The feature films for this year’s Movie Nights in the Park – Late Night Series will be:

  • The Princess Bride – Friday, May 22
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Friday, May 29
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark – Friday, June 5

Join us at the Festival Area for the FREE Late Night Series screenings, proudly presented by Thunder Bay Credit Unions.  Bring a blanket and dress warmly – the films will start after 9:30 pm, once it is dark out.

The City of Thunder Bay is encouraging residents of all ages to take part in the 35th annual Kite Festival at Chippewa Park this Sunday, May 24.

This award-winning family event has provided memorable experiences for kite flyers and watchers alike since 1981, and was recently named one of Ontario’s top 100 festivals by Festival & Events Ontario.

“Its going to be a great day,” says Event Supervisor Doug Henry. “We’re all excited to spend the afternoon with our eyes pointed at the sky watching all the colourful kites our Guest Fliers will be bringing this year. We’re proud to welcome back representatives from the Toronto Kite Fliers and the Kitchener-Waterloo Windclimbers, who will be flying a stunning variety of giant kites at Chippewa Park.”

Kites will be taking flight throughout the event, which runs from 12 noon to 4pm. On-site activities will include kite-building workshops, make and play areas, outdoor games and giant kite displays. Families can also enjoy face-painting and balloon animals by the Giggle of Clownz and musical performances by Jim ‘n’ I.

Admission is free and Thunder Bay Transit has extended its service to Chippewa Park every 40 minutes from Intercity Mall.

For more information, visit www.ThunderBay.ca/KiteFestival

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