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Festa Italiana
August 1-2
Italian Cultural Centre
(a.k.a. the "I-Tie")
132 South Algoma St.
On the long weekend, join the Italian
Society of Port Arthur in their 20th year
celebration of Italian culture and tradition.
The Festa is a family event that is known for its entertainment, cultural and art exhibitions and
authentic Italian cuisine. Be sure to arrive hungry (and thirsty there will be a beer garden) and
don't miss the chance to win a trip for two to Italy.
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HMS Bounty to
visit Thunder Bay
August 3-4
Board the Bounty at Pier
3, Port Arthur Marina,
$3 per person
Downtown Port Arthur will be overrun
with miniature mutineers when the Heart of
the Harbour business association celebrates
the HMS Bounty's visit to the marina. The
Pirate's Cove Children's Festival will be held
on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 8:00 pm. Activities include a pirate costume party, a
treasure hunt and face painting. The event is free; however, donations for the Dew Drop Inn
would be appreciated.
Known for a maritime mutiny that took place over 200 years ago, you might recognize the
replica from movies, such as Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando, Treasure Island,
starring Charlton Heston and, more recently, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest, star-
ring Johnny Depp.
The Bounty's visit to Thunder Bay is part of a campaign led by Great Lakes United to raise
awareness of threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem. At the ship you'll find information about
what Great Lakes United and local organizations are doing to protect Lake Superior.
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The Wooden Sky
August 6-8
"Live From the Rock"
Red Rock
Folk Festival
"Live From the Rock" is one of the best
summer events in the region for lovers of
music by the lakeshore. Enjoy family camp-
ing, a musical lineup, funky artisan vendors,
a beer tent, and the best-attended campfire
sing-a-long in the region. Don't miss Indie
darling The Wooden Sky, who are sure to be bringing guitars, a melodica, and maybe a string
player or two. Add to the rhythm section with your foot-stomping.
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Tandem Skydiving
Comes to
Thunder Bay
August 10-12
If you are not convinced that the rides at the C.L.E. will provide
the adrenaline rush you're seeking, try skydiving! In the "Tandem
Skydive" the skydiver is attached to an instructor and the two ex-
perience the skydive together. This enables the skydiver to experi-
ence the full magnitude of a skydive, including a 20-45 second
freefall, reaching a terminal vertical velocity of roughly 200-240
kilometres per hour while hurling towards the ground. No prior
knowledge or experience is necessary - call 1-888-339-JUMP or
visit www.339jump.com for more information.
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The C.L.E.
August 11-15
The C.L.E. is a classic summer event that attracts everyone
from thrill-seekers to bingo players. A little known fact: the first
midway appeared at the C.L.E. in 1923 - the admission fee was
10 cents for adults and five cents for children. Eighty-seven years
later, the midway remains the C.L.E.'s main attraction with
ever-popular rides that will turn your stomach while you listen to
some classic heavy metal (the apparent genre of choice for today's
carnies). Don't miss the Northern Ontario Youth Talent Search
from 6-8:00 pm on Sunday, August 15. You can save yourself
some time and money by purchasing advance tickets at any
Metro location.
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