Thunder Bay Weekend Update for June 19-21

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National Aboriginal Day in Attawapiskat brought out young and old
National Aboriginal Day in Attawapiskat brought out young and old

National Aboriginal Day – Father’s Day – Splash Pad

THUNDER BAY – It is a busy weekend. Sunday of course is Father’s Day. For many that means a great barbecue in the backyard, or a trip out to Chippewa Park or Prince Arthur’s Landing. Up on the Mountain on the Fort William First Nation it is National Aboriginal Day.

There is a full schedule of events at the Pow Wow Grounds at Mount Mckay.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is Honouring Our Men as National Aboriginal Day happens to fall on a Father’s Day this year.

This year’s grand opening ceremony will include the graduation of a group of youth from a joint training program hosted by Urban Aboriginal Strategy and Leadership Thunder Bay. This event is being held to acknowledge the rich contributions Aboriginal people have made to Canada.

Morgan tuning up for Father's Day in the Fort William downtown neighbourhood.
Morgan tuning up for Father’s Day in the Fort William downtown neighbourhood.

In the downtown Fort William Business District, The Hub is hosting a special day on Sunday with clowns, balloons, Pop’s Kettle Corn, and more happening. The fun starts around 11am on Sunday morning and goes till four.

This weekend at Prince Arthur’s Landing the water park fires up, or rather soaks up for the season. There is always something happening at Marina Park… don’t miss it.

This Saturday there is the ‘Swimming Hole Clean Up’.

P & G Site to Start the Clean Up
P & G Site to Start the Clean Up

Here are the details: Starting from Centennial Park… On Saturday June 20th we will be gathering at P&G to do a massive clean-up using a Spring Up to Clean Up kit from EcoSuperior.

Garbage bags, gloves, cans for butts, and yard tools will be provided.

There will be a sound system and BBQ.

Organizers are hoping to have a couple acoustic acts come out and play so if you would like to play … Bring yer friends. Pick up some Glass. Eat a sausage. Have a drink (out of a can).

We’ve got some great swimming holes in Thunder Bay and we need to instill some pride in these spots.

For More Details visit the Facebook Page.

Fort William Neighbourhood Clean up!

On Saturday, in the Downtown Fort William neighbourhood, the Crime Prevention Council is hosting the neighbourhood clean up.

You have to pre-register at, or call Lee-Ann at 625-2554.

Downtown Fort William Neighbourhood Clean Up
Downtown Fort William Neighbourhood Clean Up
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