Family Day 2020 – What is Open? What to Do Today

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THUNDER BAY – Happy Family Day. For fun, today, bundle up and head down to Marina Park for an afternoon of fun. You can also head down to the Canada Games Complex to wear down the daily dose of energy your youngsters have. The special family day hours are from 12-5.

SnowDay on the Waterfront presented by Ontario Power Generation is Family Day – Monday, February 17 from 12pm – 5pm at Prince Arthur’s Landing – Marina Park. The event features many activities including the much-anticipated Snow Sculptures. This year’s theme for the sculptures is the City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Anniversary and Sports through the Ages.

Highlights of SnowDay on the Waterfront include:

City of Thunder Bay’s 50th Anniversary and Sports through the Ages themed Snow Sculptures

Double Ice Slide, Ice Ring Toss, and Photo Opportunities at the Photobooth and the TBAY Ice Feature from Iceculture Inc.

Try Ice Fishing with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Skating Party with 99.9 The Bay and Country 105

Bannock over the Fire with the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (limited quantities available)

Painted Faces Community Snow Wall Mural with the Community Arts and Heritage Education Project (CAHEP)

Campfire, Storytelling and Heritage Hot Chocolate with Parks Canada

Space-Themed Activities including: Blackhole Experiments, Crater Making, Gravity Demonstrations with Science NorthMusic by Maverick Entertainment Group

Face Painting with Our Kids CountThunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Trio performance in Mariners Hall

Snow Painting, Outdoor Games and Winter Sports Activities with the City of Thunder Bay’s Children and Youth Section

Snow Activities Puzzle Walk with Willow Springs Creative Centre


Pottery Demonstrations by the Waterfront Potters inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre

Purchase a delicious cup of gourmet hot chocolate topped with all the fixings inside the Baggage Building Arts Centre at “Mugs with Hugs” in support of the Dew Drop Inn

Sponsor activations, and much, much more…..

Most stores are closed today. Walmart, Metro, Safeway, Intercity Mall, and Renco Foods are closed for the holiday. Selected Shoppers Drug Mart locations are open. For groceries, Skaf’s in Current River is open as always. As well, George’s Market on River Street is open today from 9-9.

The Hub on Victoria Avenue is closed today.

For those needing their ‘Double-Double,’ the Tim Hortons is open.

Swiss Chalet on Fort William Road is open for dine-in or delivery.

Most fast food places are open. For finer dining, call ahead to your favourite place to make sure they are open.

Ontario Government Offices are closed today. However, Canada Post is delivering today. It is not a federal holiday.

Many restaurants are open. However, some favorite local coffee shops are taking the well deserved time off to enjoy the holiday.

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