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August 7
Paju Mountain Run 11.2k
Red Rock Legion
The race is run up Paju Mountain, a climb
of 715 feet. The fee includes a t-shirt and
a luncheon after the race. This event is
held in conjunction with the Live from the
Rock Folk Festival. There is also a walk at
8:30am along the same course.
www.livefromtherock.com/paju_run.
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886-2284
August 10
27th Annual Alumni Scholarship
Golf Classic Tournament
Whitewater Golf Club
The Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf
Classic Tournament is regarded as one of
the most prestigious golf tournaments in
Thunder Bay, and this year we are striving
to make it better than ever before!
www.lakeheadualumni.ca
(800) 832-8155
alumni@lakeheadu.ca
August 10th
Northwest Senior Games
The Northwest Senior Games is a
competition of many activities, and will
appeal to men and women with a wide
variety of interests and skills.
It's purpose is to promote, friendly
competition, healthy physical and mental
stimulation, a chance to meet new friends,
renewal of past friendships and fun for all.
This is an exciting year for the games, as it
is an Actifest (Provincial Games) year.
807-625-2316
mking@thunderbay.ca
Saturday, August 14 - 2010
Epic Adventures Mountain
Festival
Nipigon
Join Epic Adventures for an 8-Hour
Endurance mountain bike race.
http://www.epicadventures.ca
1-807-887-1008
michael@epicadventures.ca
Saturday, August 14 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Giant Landscapes Photography
Workshop
Join us at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
and learn to capture landscape images.
A one day workshop for beginner and
intermediate photo buffs featuring
local professional photographer Barry
Wojciechowski (LPPO, PPOC) hosted by
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
www.superiorvisits.com
807-344-9208
info@superiorvisits.com
Sunday, August 15 10:00 a.m.
Bluebird Recovery Program &
Nature Hike
Hazelwood Lake Nature Centre
Susan Robinson (member of the Thunder
Bay Field Naturalists) will be giving a hands
on presentation of the Blue Bird Recovery
Program. The presentation will be followed
by a nature hike guided by Susan who will
discuss and identify surrounding wildlife
and shrubs.
807-344-5857
www.lakeheadca.com
Saturday August 21st
12th Annual Conquer the Dog
Triathlon and Relay
Kaministiquia, Ontario
This fun event will provide adults with a 5
km canoe/kayak paddle on the Dog River,
18 km cycle along the river and a 5 km run
on the scenic country backroads. After the
race we will all head to the Kaministiquia
Community Centre for Presentations and
Awards. The Children's event is a shorter
version of the paddle, bike and run.
http://www.conquerthedog.ca/
807-933-4147
August 11-15, noon-midnight daily
Canadian Lakehead Celebration
(CLE)
425 Northern Avenue (Silvercity)
The C.L.E. is an annual family fair. Come
check out the rides, both fun and scary.
There's also a petting zoo, carney food,
tribute bands and a hypnotist.
www.cle.on.ca
807-622-6473
clex@tbaytel.net
August 27-28
Sleeping Giant Writers Festival
Fort William Historical Park
During the Writers Festival, award winning
authors come to Thunder Bay to lead
workshops. This year features: Miriam
Toews - Advanced Fiction: What is a
Novel? Jeanette Lynes - Historical Fiction,
and more. Readings to be held at the Prince
Arthur Waterfront Hotel.
www.sleepinggiantwriters.com
THE ARTS
Until August 8
The Amsterdam Collection
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
7-1500 James Street S.
View a large collection of rare First
Nations Art recently made available from
Amsterdam. Artists featured include Roy
Thomas, Jane Ash Poitras, Susan A. Point
and more.
www.ahnisnabae-art.com
807-577-2656
Until August 14
22nd Anniversary Definitely
Superior Members Exhibition
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
250 Park Ave./Suite 101
Exciting new works by over 50 diverse
multi-disciplinary contemporary regional
artists!
www.definitelysuperior.com
Until August 14
Comment/Critique-Elizabeth
Buset-New Paintings
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
250 Park Ave./Suite 101
Large-scale paintings with high technical
skill/cultural commentary, by one of the
region's premiere contemporary painters in
her first solo exhibition!
www.definitelysuperior.com
Until August 14
Confederation College Film Grad
Screenings-Best Of!
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
250 Park Ave./Suite 101
Enjoy a compilation screening of some of
the best dynamic short graduate Conflix
Films!
www.definitelysuperior.com
Until September 5
ALOFT
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin Street
Inspired by "An Unkindness of Ravens" by
Dryden artist Michele Coslet Goodman,
the gallery has created an exhibition
concentrating on ravens and other birds.
www.theag.ca
807-577-6427
info@theag.ca
Watch in August
Open Call to Artists
There will be an open call to artists in
August (date couldn't be finalized before
going to print) by the City of Thunder
Bay. Opportunities for local artists are
regularly posted on the City's website and
by searching for "Open Calls to Artists."
Navigate the website to view current and
upcoming projects.
www.thunderbay.ca/
Until August 20
Kids Art Classes
Painted Turtle Art Shop
204 Red River Road
In August, Painted Turtle Art shop is
continuing to offer art classes for kids.
Choose from Life Remixed (mixed
media and still life) or Collage Escapes
(landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes),
working with professional artists and art
supplies.
www.paintedturtleart.com
807-344-4636
info@paintedturtleart.com
FESTIVALS
August 1-2
Festa Italiana
The Italian Cultural Centre
132 South Algoma Street
Celebrate Italian culture through live
entertainment, dance, and great authentic
Italian food. Win a free trip to Italy.
Until August 22, 1:30-3:30
Sundays in the Park
Chippewa Park
Local talent performs on the Family Stage
at Chippewa Park every Sunday.
623-5111
chippewa@tbaytel.net
August 4, 12:00 pm. 8:00 p.m.
Pirate's Cove Children's Festival
Heart of the Harbour (St.Paul Street
and Red River Road)
It's a Pirate Festival! Enjoy live
entertainment, face-painters, kids'costume
party and treasure hunt. Shuttle bus service
to and from the Heart of the Harbour and
The Marina.
343-9032
www.heartoftheharbour.ca
heartoftheharbour@shaw.ca
August 3-4; (Public Tours on the 4th,
12:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.)
Tall Ship Bounty
Pier 3, Marina Park
Tall Ship Bounty, star of the silver screen
and ports around the world, makes its first
appearance in Thunder Bay. Admission is
$3.00 per person.
www.thunderbaytallships.com
807-627-7986
bounty@tbaytel.net
August 7, 10:00 am -5:00 pm
True North Community Co-op
Grand Opening
Natural Habit, 279 Bay
A grand opening celebration
including local meat BBQ, live music, live
art, kids activities, and local iced tea. Food
producers will be there to eat and mingle.
www.naturalhabit.ca
345-4423
MUSIC
August Music
Burnz in Hell (Hip-Hop)
Port Arthur Stadium, August 1
Hip-Hop; Part of World Junior
Championships
The Westfort Wedding Crashers
The Westfort Tavern, August 1
Free
The Provincial Archive
Black Pirates Pub, August 2
Indie/Folk, $5
Jude Waldman (contemporary)
The Apollo, August 3
Contemporary, $TBA
Hard Charger, Six Brew Bontha,
d.e.a.d, Generals Gathered,
Morbid Atrophy
Kilroy's, August 5
Metal, $6
Beardyman w/ Jean-Paul
DeRoover (hip-hop/experimental)
The Rock House, August 5
Hip-Hop/Experimental, $20
"Live From the Rock" Folk Festival
201 Concert Hall, Red Rock, August
6-8
Folk, $50 Early Bird Weekend Pass
Bad Fate, Birthday Cakes, Pop
Winds, Grimes
The Apollo, August 6
Alternative, $TBA
Faye Blais
Black Pirates Pub, August 6
Folk, $5
Bay of the Dead 2-Blood
Black Pirates Pub, August 7
Metal, $6
Kate Elliot, Jesse Hill, Sean Burns
The Apollo, August 7
Folk, $TBA
The Afterparty, Blake Berglund
The Apollo, August 8
Alternative, $TBA
Cop Shades, Shadowbox
The Apollo, August 9
Rock, $TBA
Jean-Paul DeRoover
The Paramount Theater, August 10
Experimental/Alternative, Free
Mr. Something Something
The Apollo, August 10
Folk/Alternative, $TBA
Kirby and Trevor Howard
Black Pirates Pub, August 10
Folk, $5
Holly Springs Disaster & The
Architects
The Office/Crocks, August 12
Metal/Hardcore, $15
Dracofest
Delazzer Grove, August 13 - 15
Hip-Hop/Rap/Hardcore/Metal, $10 for
Weekend Pass
Friday The 13th with Camden
Blues
The Office/Crocks, August 13
Blues, $5
The Release of Drives First Album
Black Pirates Pub, August 13
Alternative/Rock/Folk/Experimental,
$5
Wax Mannequin
Black Pirates Pub, August 14
Folk, $8
Celtic Women
Community Auditorium, August 14
Celtic, $85
Alistair Christl Band, Burlap
D.Jack, Son
The Apollo, August 15
Rock, $TBA
Cancer Bats
The Office/Crocks, August 15
Metal/Punk, $10
Buckcherry
The Community Auditorium, August
16
Rock, $49
Punk Rock Night w/ The
Business U.K.
The Office/Crocks, August 18
Punk, $8
Tom Fun Orchestra w/ Guests
Black Pirates Pub, August 19
Soul, Western Swing, $8
Whiskeyface, His Country
Chords
The Apollo, August 20
Country/Folk, $TBA
Mark Ceaser, Fariden
The Apollo, August 24
Country/Folk, $TBA
Sleep For the Nightlife
The Apollo, August 25
Alternative, $TBA
Simon Walls
Black Pirates Pub, August 27
Acoustic Rock, $5
Doug Gorrie
The Madhouse, August 28
Folk/Acoustic/Alternative, Free
Skull Fist
Black Pirates Pub, August 28
Metal, $8
Dave Carmichael, Flora Poste
The Apollo, August 29
Alternative, $TBA