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Hill City Kinsmen - Sportsman Dream Draw 2021

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104 are proud to support the Hill City Kinsmen - Sportsman Dream Draw 2021

Draw Date: September 30, 2021    |    Draw Time: 6:00pm
Ticket Cost: $20.00 (5000 tickets printed)
Lottery Licence #M835580

The Hill City Kinsmen Sportsman Dream Draw allows us to raise money for three local charities: 
• Wilderness Handi-Capable Centre
• Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Thunder Bay
• Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay  

Your purchase also gives you a great chance to win one of these three great prizes:

1st Prize - Yamaha Boat (G3 Guide V150T) & UFORCE 800 Classic Side-by-Side (valued at $38,624.53)
          - Includes Yamaha F30LEHA Motor & Galvanized Trailer
2nd Prize - 1-Week Family Vacation at Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre (valued at $1,800)
3rd Prize - $500 Canadian Tire Gift Card

Tickets available on site , and at Blue Harbor Financial and Speedy Glass.

17th Annual Vox Popular Media Arts Festival

The 17th Annual Vox Popular Media Arts Festival is both online and in person this year from September 16th-26th! This year’s online festival will feature 50+ films from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers, Q&A / panel discussions with filmmakers, 7 part concert series, a virtual art gallery, and an art creation contest titled: #ArtForThePeople.

Our in-person event will be held from 7-11PM, September 16th at Waverly Park. It will feature live music, film screenings, and a projection of our virtual art gallery! Performers include: Rodney Brown, Danielle Polari, and Jean-Paul De Roover. Films include local and Canadian shorts, as well as local director Ryan La Via’s 43min film Cup Confidential.

From September 16-26 our streaming platform will launch featuring 50+ films from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers.

Notable local films include Cup Confidential, by Dir Ryan La Via;  The Gift, by Dir. Rachel Garrick; Always Tomorrow, by Dir. Martin King; And Again, by Dir. Joseph Schlapsi, Wreck by, Dir. Curtis Jensen; and, Happiness by Dir. Jack Belhumeur. Namid, by Dir. Victoria Anderson Gardner

September 17th-19th we will host Q&As and panel discussions with the filmmakers and artists. Times TBA.

Every day from September 20th-26th we will release a concert series performance as a livestream event at 7PM. Artists performing in the concert series are: Danny Johnson, Danielle Polari, Action Cat, Wrong Odds, Rodney Brown, Morning Light Acoustic Quartet, and Jake Vaillant and the Town.

We will host a virtual art gallery on our website for the duration of the festival and there will be a slideshow video of the visual art on our streaming platform.

We are also hosting an art creation contest titled: #ArtForThePeople. Celebrate and recognize your favourite artists and art spaces by creating visual or performance art in their honour. Use the Hashtag #ArtForThePeople and tag @VoxPopTBay on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We will draw prizes from our sponsors: Heart Beat Hot Sauce, Thai Kitchen, and Hooligan Fuel Hot Sauce, on the 21st of September!

More about Concert Series:

Due to the pandemic, we have had to completely reinvent our organization and events. We opted to hold a virtual festival in September 2020, where our audiences could experience films, interviews, and concert performances from their home.

The concert series was a powerful force in the Thunder Bay music community. For all of the musicians involved, it was one of the only opportunities for them to perform during the pandemic. Every music venue has shut down, and some risk never coming back. This is why we knew we needed to make another concert series. It is a lifeline for music in our region.

The series combines filmmaking, audio production, projection art, set decorating, and musical performances, into community driven concert videos that will document a key moment in our region's history.

About Vox Popular Media Arts

Vox Popular Media Arts (previously Bay Street Film Festival) has operated for 17 years in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We have screened over 778 independent films and hosted 175 visiting filmmakers from Canada and around the world. The festival and year round events also include performing artists, concerts, multidisciplinary installations, masterclasses, and workshops.

The annual festival and year-round programming connects professional independent filmmakers and artists with audiences of all ages and interests by showing films, facilitating creative and professional development and multidisciplinary arts performance in accessible, inclusive, friendly environments.

Last year, due to the pandemic, we transitioned to a virtual festival.

Throughout September 2020, we had 15,000+ views on our site, 13,000+ views on Facebook live streams, and 4500+ views of our 50 films. These views represent over 50 straight days of watch time by over 2000 people. Our 2021 multi-arts festival will have filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists to connect to even larger audiences as we continue to grow the scope of our event.


Magnus Theatre

Rock 94, 91.5 CKPR, Energy 103 104 are proud to support Magnus Theatre 50th season!
Magnus Theatre is excited to announce a return to the stage, with a full season of Mainstage programming running from September 16, 2021 until May 14, 2022. 
The theatre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the upcoming season, having brought professional theatre to Northwestern Ontario in 1971. Magnus Theatre is the only fully professional theatre between Sudbury and Winnipeg.
The season will kick off on September 16th with the world premiere of HOME: A BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION, a music revue conceived and written by Jo-Ann Waytowich, well known to local audiences for her iconic Ivanka character. Directed by Thom Currie with musical direction by Danny Johnson, this original play features bluegrass music and takes a hilarious and relatable look at a year in isolation from the point of view of three women at different stages of life. The production features an ensemble of Thunder Bay based actors and musicians, including Jo-Ann Waytowich, Danny Johnson, Fae Alexander, Susie Campbell, Martin Blanchet, Olivia Korkola, Robert Balabuck, and Dan Zadkovich. 
Next up is the romantic adventure comedy LUNENBURG by Canada’s most produced playwright, Norm Foster. It tells the story of Iris, who inherits a house that she didn’t even know existed. She then decides to travel to Nova Scotia with her friend Natalie to take a peek at her new property, leading to a series of surprising and heart-warming transformations. LUNENBURG runs from October 21st to November 6th. 
The holiday season will invite familiar spirits to haunt the stage in JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL by Tom Mula, running from December 2nd to 18th. This play retells Charles Dickens’s classic tale from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner, Jacob Marley, who must free himself from hellish eternity by redeeming the heart of Scrooge. 
The first show of the new year will be Falen Johnson’s modern comedy, SALT BABY. Running from January 27th to February 12th, SALT BABY is the story of a young Indigenous woman whose light skin sets her apart, both in her small community and in the city, and she becomes determined to figure out how she fits into these two very different worlds. 
Comedy continues into the new year with the world premiere of SMARTY PANTS by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks. Linda and her friends break into her ex-husband’s house, a man who has earned millions from a wearable tech invention – smart underwear that can control your home. Running from March 10th to 26th, this hilarious new comedy reminds audiences about the enduring power of relationships…and the power of a good butt clench. 
The Broadway musical MAN OF LA MANCHA by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion will top off the Mainstage season. One of the most enduring works of musical theatre, MAN OF LA MANCHA  was last staged by Magnus Theatre over 40 years ago. Running from April 21st to May 14th, this play within a play is the story of a man who seeks decency and beauty (The Impossible Dream) in an increasingly cynical world. 
Show tickets for HOME: A BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION will be available for purchase on Magnus Theatre’s website starting Tuesday, August 31st. Single ticket prices range from $20 to $45 dollars, with discounted rates for students, preview performances, and matinees. Magnus Theatre will also be offering a Pay-What-You-Can performance on the first Sunday of each show’s run. 
Magnus Theatre will be observing all public health and safety protocols and patrons will be required to wear masks at all times while indoors. The auditorium has been reconfigured into a alley-way arrangement to keep audiences safely distanced from each other. Tickets are limited as performances will be restricted to 50% capacity in accordance with provincial regulations.
*NEW* Proof of Vaccination is Mandatory as of September 22nd
If you are coming to Magnus Theatre on or after September 22, 2021, please bring with you a valid vaccination receipt. Receipts are issued by the Ministry of Health to all fully vaccinated Ontarians here. You can provide either a printed copy of your receipt or a digital version on your smartphone or tablet along with proof of identity. Follow the link below for more information about Magnus Theatre's COVID-19 health and safety plan.