Lake Superior was the topic, and it drew a crowd.  The second Lake Superior Evening, hosted by Lakehead University and the North Shore Remedial Action Plan (RAP), was held at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery on Friday, April 15. The theme of Lake Superior was translated into the food, music, conversation, artistry, and presentations. Thunder Bay’s jazz trio, Mood Indigo, entertained a diverse crowd who mingled and enjoyed appetizers from Ambiance Catering. The beautifully created appetizers included delights from Lake Superior, such as whitefish on pumpernickel, smoked trout cucumber canapes, and pickerel fillets.

Appetizers - featuring Lake Superior fish

Guest presenters Michel Beaulieu and Calvin Brook provided an introspective glimpse into our past and future on the Lakehead. Dr. Beaulieu, from Lakehead University, challenged the audience to look at the development in Thunder Bay over the twentieth century and to acknowledge the significance of our region not only historically, but also in the present and beyond.  Calvin Brook, the principal designer of the Prince Arthur’s Landing project, presented his visions for the Iron Ore Dock.  He illustrated the transformation and integration of this industrialized waterfront structure into the identity of our community.  Overall the evening proved to be invigorating, and by having a chance to look behind and ahead, I left feeling connected and proud of my city.  For more information on future Lake Superior events visit

Story and photo by Tara George