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On the Cover Mike Bizzarrino, hand-tossing pizza at Caesar’s Place Photo by Darren McChristie
There’s Something about September Many of us have mixed feelings about September, myself included. On one hand, it means we’re nearing the end of summer. After months of endlessly long days to squeeze in road trips, camp fires, berry picking, reading by the lake, and chasing after ice cream drips with our tongues, it is time to pack all of that way, including going barefoot. It just seems too soon. But there is no denying the shorter days are here—the air is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the school buses are on the roads. Every time I hear one of those big yellow suckers heave, it takes me back to being under the watchful eye of Mrs. Blaikie as she wondered why me and Leslie Marjerrison were suddenly four inches taller (we thought it would be fun to bounce along on top of our plastic lunch boxes and hang our faces out of the window). On the other hand, even though we have to get a little more serious, there is still plenty of fun to be had. Hymers Fair (which celebrates its 100th year!) is the perfect bridge between summer and school-minded mentality. We always went for the hot turkey dinner and homemade pie, to watch the horses ride around in the ring, sway to bluegrass from the bandstand, to see friends and family, and to ready ourselves for setting our bums into chairs and forcing our hands to hold a pen again. And we can still escape—to the world of film, for instance. The Bay Street Film Festival and Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival will be showing local, national, and international films to take us places we never thought we could go. A new exhibition by painter Rosemary Sloot opens at Thunder Bay Art Gallery, we feature an historic home as part of the Open Doors tour, and when you find yourself too busy to cook, thankfully, there’s always pizza. We fill you in on the best places to fill up on what just might be the perfect food, great hot from the oven, or cold from the fridge. Check out The Walleye Pie—Jim Stadey’s creation using local ingredients— and Marlene Wandel’s Friday night pizza tradition. Working on a magazine about our city makes me excited to face the next month— even if it means bidding farewell to a beloved season. And we hope that you feel the same way after reading this issue. Besides, it’s probably a good thing I dig out that to-do list that I’ve been successfully ignoring all summer. I’m just not happy about having to trade my sandals for socks. -RS
6 CoverStory: Pizza Joints inThe Bay
■ 7 Caesar’s Place ■ 8 Outdoor Pizza Ovens ■ 9 Brule Creek Farms ■ 10 Panzerotti or Calzone? ■ 11 Top 10 Pizza Movies ■ 12 Peartree Bakery FOOD
■ 14 Churrasqueira Galo Inc. ■ 16 The Walleye Pie ■ 17 Think Outside the Pizza Box
■ 18 Biindigaate Film Festival ■ 19 Hard Time ■ 19 Bay Street Film Fest Picks ■ 20 Thunderstone Pictures THE ARTS
■ 22 Satellite Studio ■ 22 Rosemary Sloot ■ 23 Victor Oriecuia CITYSCENE
24 What Do You Think I’m Made Of?
■ 25 Philosophy Society ■ 26 Tara Tries Out... Fly Fishing ■ 27 School Garden Tour
■ 28 Music for the Masses ■ 29 Ojibwe Landscapes ■ 30 Burnin’ to the Sky:
40 Zumba at World Dance Centre
■ 41 Finding the Better Pizza Pie
■ 31 Boy Castle ■ 32 TBSO Chorus Auditions ■ 33 An Extra for An Evening ■ 34 Stone Temple Pilots ■ 35 Radio Waves Music Festival ARCHITECTURE
■ 38 Windrose
■ 42 EcoSuperior Question
of the month: Pizza Boxes
■ 43 Lars on Homes:
■ 16 Drink of the Month ■ 36 Off the Wall Reviews ■ 21 ZYGOTE bop ■ 44 September EVENTS ■ 45 The Wall ■ 46 The Eye
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Hymers Fall Fair September 2–3 Hymers
Any event that can still be thriving after a century is doing something right. The theme for this year’s fair is “celebrate,” and there will be special events to commemorate the 100th anniversary, including a special class of contests. Maybe you can dust off your great-granny’s bread pudding recipe, crochet something using a 100-year-old pattern or enter a 100-year-old kitchen item or farm hand tool. As always, there will be plenty of food, daily contests, a variety of vendors, and hand-crafted treats. Remember to bring plenty of cash and consider taking the fair bus to save gas and ease traffic congestion. hymersfair. com
Bay Street and Biindigaate Film Festivals September 6–9 / September 27–30 314 Bay St. & Magnus Theatre / Paramount Theatre
September is our film month in Thunder Bay, and it starts with the Bay Street Film Festival. The selection committee always does a superb job assembling a lineup of films that is diverse, entertaining, informative, and relevant to our community. Last year’s festival featured 42 films from 12 different countries showcasing the work of international, Canadian, and local filmmakers. Be sure to check out the exhibits, presentations—including those by visiting filmmakers—and panel discussions. This is the place to make connections. baystreetfilmfestival.ca Later in the month, the Biindigaate Film Festival will celebrate indigenous films and filmmakers. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the festival which, among its goals, aims to create access to indigenous films within Northwestern Ontario, share indigenous perspectives from around the world, and increase awareness of indigenous cultures and peoples. biindigaate.ca
First Ever, Right Deadly, Disc Golf Tournament
September 15 Birch Point Park, Boulevard Lake
In the summer of 2010, Thunder Bay had its first public disc golf course built, with the support of the City of Thunder Bay. The course is located at Birch Point Park at Boulevard Lake and by all accounts, the 18-hole, par three course is stellar. If you’re not familiar with the game, drop by the course to take a look—it is basically a flying disc (a.k.a. frisbee) game in which the players throw a disc at a target (basket). Similar to golf, the person to hit the targets in the least number of throws wins. The tournament promises to be fun for spectators and players of all ages and abilities and $25 will get you a custom tournament disc, lunch, prizes for winners, tears for losers, and an after-party. For more information, stop by the Loop or visit the Birch Point Disc Golf group on Facebook.
Music for the Masses V
September 21 Various Locations
If you love live music, look no further than Music for the Masses. This year’s lineup includes 43 local bands covering everything from electronica to folk and everything in between. If you missed the first four years of this event, get off the couch and check it out—you will be amazed at the breadth of local talent and the enthusiastic and huge crowd that flock downtown to take it in. Admission is only $10—check The Walleye and Music for the Masses V on Facebook for updates
September 28–30 Various Locations
Culture Days is a national celebration of culture that encourages cultural discovery for people of all ages. Thunder Bay’s Culture Days include a plethora of free activities to engage the public in the arts, heritage, and cultural life of our community. Here are a few of our favourites: learn to Ukrainian Dance in 90 Minutes, Collaborative Recycled Canvas Paintings (participants get to complete some half-finished paintings on canvas), and Celebrating our History through self-guided tours and displays from the Brodie Street Library’s collection. culturedays.ca
Stuff Yer Pie Hole! We haven’t been able to calculate TBay’s pizza per capita, mostly because our research materials keep disappearing. What we have been able to determine is that our city is obsessed with the round stuff. -RS
Pizza Joint Most Popular Pizza
CJ’s RR1 Hwy 11-17 473-9446 3 Years
Most Exotic Topping
Golden Crown Pizza
386 Cumberland N 13 346-5688
507 Syndicate Ave S 623-4402
Caesar’s Special 15” (pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions) $16.99
Hot Calabrese Italian Sausage Shrimp
Mama Alfa’s Pizzeria
(pepperoni, bacon, ham, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and pineapple) $20.75
Loaded Deluxe 18”
AJ’s Trading Post RR7 Hwy 61 473-8444
(pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and black olives) $20.99
4-135 E Frederica 623-4567
(pepperoni, ham, bacon, salami, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, black Years olives, and pineapple) Deluxe 16” $23.99 (pepperoni, bacon, onions, mushrooms, Feta green peppers, black olives, and pineapple)
(pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions)
New York Subway 110 Brodie St N. 622-0077
Caesar’s Place Pizza to Drive For
By Rebekah Skochinski
Standing kitty-corner to CP Rail on Syndicate Avenue, Caesar’s Place is somewhat of an institution on the south side of town, and is exactly the sort of place that you hope to find when you’re visiting another city—one that all of the locals know about, tucked away in an unassuming location with authenticity stamped all over it. In their open kitchen, they have been simmering sauce, tossing and topping pizza dough, and folding over their infamous panzerottis for nearly 35 years. Mike Bizzarrino (on the cover) owned Caesar’s Place for 25 years before retiring and turning it over to current owners and family friends Rob and Dawn Marshalok about five years ago. While some things have changed in that time—they are no longer open until 3 am—others have stayed the same: red and white checkered tablecloths, the sworn-to-secrecy recipes for sauce and spice mixtures, and a sense of home that comes from a family-run eatery. People will drive across town for their food (that’s right, all the way from P.A.!) with many patrons from across Canada and the United States stopping to dine and others requesting that they pack and ship their beloved panzerottis, something that Caesar’s is more than happy to do. While mum’s the word on their recipes, it’s certainly no secret that they have worked their way into our hearts by satisfying our stomachs. Buon Appetito!
Extras: Caesar’s Place goes through 50 gallons of crushed tomatoes a week, they bake everything in a stone oven, and they sell their sauce and pizza dough to-go.
Donato’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria 161 Court St S. 345-7273 Franki’s Pizzeria 18 Years 109 Regina Ave 768Deluxe 18” 7242 & 1408 Brown (pepperoni, ham, bacon, onions, 10 Years St 285-6914 mushrooms, and red or green peppers)
Franki’s pizza 15”
(pepperoni, mushroom, onion, green peppers, green olives, and bacon)
Alfedo Sauce Hot Calabrese
(pepperoni, ham, bacon, sausage, onion, green peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, and black olives)
(pepperoni, ham, bacon, prosciutto, and hot calabrese)
470 Hodder Ave. 768-8888
Perogie Pizza 16”
(perogies, honey, carmelized onion, and bacon)
Meat Lovers 16”
Angelo’s Pizza & Subs
(pepperoni, bacon, mushroom, green peppers,
401 May St N 623-6877
onion, and tomato)
Golden Bakery & Pizza
1500 S. James St. 475-5688
Eat Local Pizza and Pastry
Papa Piccolino’s Pizza
801 Red River Rd & 2617 Arthur St 767-0000
Outdoor Pizza Ovens A Return to Tradition By Bonnie Schiedel
Two hours to get the oven sizzling, two minutes to cook the pizza—and quite possibly two minutes to devour it. No doubt about it, outdoor pizza ovens are hot in more ways than one. Many pizza lovers swear that it’s the ultimate way to cook your favourite ‘za. A thin crust that’s crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and perfectly grilled toppings infused with a slight smoky flavor—what’s not to love? While some outdoor pizza ovens are of the stainless steel, propane- or gas-fired variety (usually as part of a deluxe outdoor kitchen and featured in a glossy magazine or website catalogue), a true outdoor pizza oven is generally constructed of firebrick or refractory concrete and powered by a hardwood fire. Do-it-yourself kits are available from local suppliers Lockstone Yard and Patio (ranging from about $2700 to $6000), but at least 30 in the area have been handbuilt by Derek Lucchese of Both Hands Bread, who also teaches oven-building courses at North House Folk School in Grand Marais MN. “Traditional pizza ovens feature an arched top and opening, with no door,” says Lucchese. “But most of my customers also want to be able to cook roasts and bread in the oven, so I makes a sheet metal door for the opening.” It takes him about a week to build the oven and costs start at about $10 000. The pizza-making process is actually pretty simple: build a fire in the oven and allow it to reach about 800F, which takes a couple hours. Sweep the coals to one side and allow the oven to cool slightly to 750F or so. Then use one of those oversized wooden pizza paddles, known as a peel, to gently slide the pizza right onto the bricks. After about two minutes, the pizza is cooked and ready to come out, this time using a thin metal peel. The kind of heat generated by a pizza oven is the secret to the uniquely delicious flavor and texture. The walls and actual fire create radiant heat, air circulation creates convective heat, and the oven’s hot floor creates conductive heat, says Lucchese. Clean-up is easy because any drips just burn up and can be swept away with a brass-bristled brush. Cathy Drexler
Want to test-drive a pizza oven? Both Hands Bread rents a lightweight portable model, made from sheet metal, for parties and events. And, food for thought, Thunder Bay: there are community pizza ovens in municipal parks in Toronto and Dartmouth, NS.
A pizza oven at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais MN.
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Brule Creek Farms Story and Photos By Tiffany Jarva
In the township of Conmee, the Brule Creek meanders through farming backfields and eventually flows into the Kam River. After an early morning rain, I pull off Highway 11/17 just outside of Kakabeka—puddles are drying up on the twisting dirt roads as I pull off Pokki Road into the driveway of the aptly named Brule Creek Farms. Andrea Burke comes out to greet me. She brings me to the mill where her husband Jeff, clad in overalls, has a layer of white powder on him. “There is something about being able to work for yourself,” says Jeff, who studied Biology at Lakehead University. “There is a direct response to your efforts.” Growing up on a local dairy farm, Jeff is no stranger to farming life. “You can see some of my parents’ farm from here,” he says, waving his hand to the back of a field of rye. The golden fields of wheat, their largest crop, will be ready to harvest in a couple of days, unusually early. After purchasing a small parcel of land in 2008, the Burkes built the mill in 2009, and today they have three storage bins, a working mill, and access to about 135 acres for growing. Using a sustainable additive-free heritage method (a little bit of technology combined with a lot of tradition to ensure good nutrition and taste), every year the farm produces a little more than the previous year. Last year they were up to about 45,000 kilos of product. Jeff explains that they rotate the crops every two years: from wheat, barley, and rye to buckwheat and red clover. Their farm is one of only a handful of farms in Canada that produces food-grade barley. After harvesting, the flour-making process includes drying and cleaning the grain before running it through two mills: the first mill cracks the grain into a course grinding, and then a second stone mill pulverizes it until the rough flour is ground to a fine consistency. The flour is then sifted, separated, and bagged, controlled by weight for the different types of flour and bag sizes. A number of local bakeries and restaurants, including Sweet Pea’s and European Bakery, regularly use Brule Creek products. Andrea is quick to say that it’s important when farming to be cognizant of opportunities to add value to the product, and thus the launch of their pre-made mixes (including pizza crust!) about a year ago. In September, watch for two new Brule Creek Farms mixes: scones and chocolate cupcakes. Brule Creek Farms bestsellers include the bran mix and partially sifted unbleached flour, but given that this is our pizza issue, we recommend trying the pizza crust mix. Products are available at the Thunder Bay Country Market, Maltese, Bonobo’s Foods, Quality Market and elsewhere. For a complete listing, check out brulecreekfarms.ca. The Walleye
Panzerotti or Calzone? Pockets of Gold By Amy Jones
Before I came to Thunder Bay, I’d never heard of panzerotti. Growing up, we ate calzones—or, at least, what we called calzones in my Kraft-and-Wonderbreadsponsored childhood, which were really just those microwavable pizza pockets oozing with oily cheese and questionable meat product, eaten one-handed in front of Super Mario. Still, they were pizza-filled pockets of dough, and there was only one word for that. Calzone. So what the heck is a panzerotti, then? This is the question I kept asking myself as we drove through Westfort en route to Caesar’s Place during my first visit to the city. What was this thing that was so good, that I just had to try, that I was basically required to love under threat of permanent banishment from Thunder Bay? I peered into the warm paper bag as we walked back to the car. “Oh,” I said, relieved. “It’s just a calzone.” Big mistake.
“A panzerotti,” I was told icily, “is not a calzone.” At the time, I relented. But, later, I wondered. Isn’t it? The internet tells me that panzerotti are smaller, but that monstrosity we took home from Caesar’s has me begging to differ. They are made up of basically the same components—and depending on who you ask, either can have the sauce on the side. A chef friend tells me that locally, the difference is simply that calzones are baked, and panzerotti are fried. And so on. I should, I suppose, be more concerned about terminology—I mean, I am the same person who once nearly came to blows over the difference between an omelette and a frittata. But in the end, it really just comes down to regional semantics. Latin Americans have their empanada, the Scottish have their bridie, the Russians have their chebureki— even my people, 80s suburban cakers, had their pizza pocket. All cultures have their savoury filled pies. The Italians, bless their hearts, just happen to have two. Unless, of course, you’re also counting the stromboli…
Top Ten Movies Featuring Pizza By Amy Jones
Few things in life go together as well as pizza and a movie. Here are a few films that feature the ubiquitous cheese-topped classic. 1. Mystic Pizza - The quintessential coming-of-age-in-a-pizzeria film, starring a young Julia Roberts and a lot of 80s hair.
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Crime-fighting sewer-dwellers scarf pizza, confuse Domino’s delivery boy with their quick wit and searing intellect.
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Iconic slacker Jeff Spicoli gets a sausage and double cheese delivered to his history classroom, girls everywhere swoon.
4. Do The Right Thing – A Brooklyn pizzeria is the setting for Spike Lee’s unflinching and controversial look at race relations in late 1980s America.
5. The Jerk – The movie that brought Pizza in a Cup to the masses, along, of course, with Cup O’ Pizza. 6. Home Alone – A young Macaulay Culkin orders a cheese pizza, just for himself, and foils bumbling would-be robbers Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the process. 7. Saturday Night Fever – John Travolta slaps together two pieces of pizza, and millions of Americans slap their foreheads, wondering why they never thought of that before. 8. Spaceballs – Proving that there is such a thing as too much pizza, Pizza the Hut gets locked in a car and eats himself to death. 9. Loverboy – Before he was McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey lived out the ultimate pizza delivery boy’s dream, delivering pizzas to bored, lonely housewives who ask for “extra anchovies” (wink wink, nudge nudge). 10. Crazy, Stupid, Love – Ryan Gosling eats pizza while wearing a suit. Enough said.
Peartree Bakery Gluten-Free Goodness Meets Pizza By Rebekah Skochinski
Those with a gluten intolerance seeking to satisfy a pizza craving need to look no further than Peartree Bakery. In addition to the balls of pizza dough they sell daily, they now offer takeout pizza by popular request. Every Tuesday through Friday you can choose a 13” regular crust pizza with sauce, mozzarella cheese, and two toppings for $15.99 (additional toppings $2.00, and they also offer lactose and dairy-free cheese options). It is pickup only, but that’s just a great excuse to get a batch of their ginger snaps, which are deliciously chewy with a spicy kick. They are open late on Friday nights, perfect for when that yen for pizza really ramps up.
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Food Traditional Portuguese Takeout By Susan Hagens
Word has been spreading like wildfire about Churrasqueira Galo Inc., the newly opened Portuguese takeout on Red River Road. If you’ve been looking for some new flavours to try, Clara and Eusebio Sousa, owners of this family-run business, will soon satisfy your craving. Greeted with a friendly smile and a warm welcome when I walked in the doors, I was soon taste-tasting foods I have never tried before.
With their family’s secret recipes that have been passed down for generations, the Sousas have turned this Northern Ontario girl into an official fan of Portuguese food.
Many of the dishes at Churrasqueira Galo Inc. originate from the island of São Miguel in Portugal. While I arrived too late to try their Rotisserie Chicken— they had already sold out of the 40 chickens they had made fresh that day—there were many other delicious-looking dishes to choose from. I went with the Bifana, a pork cutlet braised in white wine sauce served traditionally on a bun. The pork was literally melting in my mouth it was so tender and tasty. Cod is also featured in a variety of dishes—one favorite being the
cod cakes—and all of their fish is imported directly from Portugal. If you like your food spicy, be sure to ask for some piri piri, the authentic Portuguese spicy pimento paste, which adds a flavourful heat without being overpowering. For dessert, we tried the pastéis de natas (custard tarts), something I have previously only been able to get once a year at the Folklore Festival. Instead of just getting one each, we bought three each, knowing we would fight over the crumbs.
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FILM . ART . CULTURE SE P TE MB ER
PA R A M O U N T T H E AT R E – 2 4 C O U R T S T S .
ThuRSday, SEPT. 27
SaTuRday, SEPT. 29
11 aM – FOR aLL aGES
Traditional community opening held at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. (open to public)
Horse You See
7 PM – INuIT TaLES
Director: Melissa Henry
Amaqqut Nunaat (The Country of Wolves)
The Report Card
Director: Neil Christopher
People of a Feather Director: Joel Heath
9 PM – GaLa OPENING Gala opening at DefSup Art Gallery with music by Robin Ranger and Classic Roots. Refreshments and food (with a traditional twist) will be provided. Highlighting seven local and regional artists.
FRIday, SEPT. 28 7 PM – STRENGTh aNd STRuGGLE Liar
Director: Michael Bourquin
TICKETS & PaSSES
7 $30 $
Director: Ehren Bearwitness Thomas
Director: Joe E. Ironstand
Director: Jason Asenap
1 PM – ThE uLuIT
Every Emotion Costs
The Uluit: Champions of the North
Director: Darlene Naponse
Always Becoming Director: Nora Naranjo-Morse
3 PM – hEaLING FROM LEGaCy Cowboys, Indians and Education: Regenerating Secwepemc Culture
Director: Ari A. Cohens
9 P.M. FOR MaTuRE audIENCES
Directors: Celia and Helen Haig-Brown
3 PM – LIVE SCRIPT REadING
Director: Kent Monkman
Director: Shelley Niro
A public reading of the feature length script “Wild Medicine” with Metis filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones. (open to public no admission)
Algonquin Director: Travis Shilling
5 PM – COLLISION OF CuLTuRES
Director: Danyel Fortin
Director: Terril Calder
5 PM – EMERGING NIShES
Here I Am
Diez Veces Venceremos (We Shall Overcome Ten Times)
Director: Beck Cole
Director: Jason Hunter
Director: Shaylene Constant
An evening at the Foundry with entertainment by Jason Burnstick and local musician Nick Sherman.
Awena Kena (Who are you)
Directors: Jamie Isaac, Niki Little and Jenny Western
Director: Lisa Jackson
10 PM – ThE FOuNdRy
Director: Tyler Hagan
7 PM – EVERy EMOTION COSTS
Director: Jeff Dorn
Director: David Wilson
Director: James Paschke
Director: Christiana Latham
Director: Adam Garnet Jones
SuNday, SEPT. 30
Director: Christian Jure
7 PM – ON ThE ICE
Director: Leonard Sumner
1 PM – EXPERIMENTaL + aRT
Keeping Part of My Tradition
I Lost My Shadow
Director: Henry Beardy
Director: Nanobah Becker
On the Ice
Director: Andrew Okpeaha Maclean
Director: Henry Beardy
Director: Anna-Celestrya Carr
Director: Curtis Beardy
Director: Caroline Monnet
Awakening Director: Jason Hunter
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The Walleye Pie
Pizza with (Eat) Local Flavour
The Walleye Pie Breakdown: bacon, kielbasa, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic cheese curds, and pickles
By Rebekah Skochinski
In honour of our pizza issue, we wanted to include a recipe for pizza using local ingredients. Who better for the job than Jim Stadey of Eat Local Pizza & Pastry, who has been inventing pizza with locally sourced products since he opened three years ago. Everything is local—from the crust on the bottom to the pickles on top. And it goes a little something like this:
Drink of the Month Thunder Bay Restaurant
Root Beer Float
Taste: Gold medal good Sources: The crust is a milled mix of wheat from Brule Creek Farms and Windy Lake Farms. The sauce consists of caramelized onions, tomatoes, honey, garlic, basil, and cream. It’s topped
with Thunder Oak Cheese Farm curds, tomatoes and basil from DeBruins, and meat from Simpson Street Deli. The pickles are made either in-house or by Jim’s mom at Windy Lake Farms. (They go through 600L of pickles a year!) Eat Local has three popular-selling market pizzas, which you can order from Jim’s place on May Street or by the slice at the Thunder Bay Country Market. We are partial to the perogie pizza—after ours, of course.
By Rebekah Skochinski
There’s a reason why things become classics. At its basic best, a float consists of nothing more than soda and a couple of scoops of ice cream. Seems simple, right? But then you put them together and something practically scientific happens. Fizz. Lots of it. So you have to dive in quickly before the consistency changes. Floats can be served up in a variety of combinations, but we like root beer and vanilla best because it reminds us of roller skates, and how much we want summer to last, and how even though we’re grown up and can have a fun ice cream treat any time we want, we rarely do. If you need yet another reason to visit Thunder Bay Restaurant—besides the retro-diner décor, tasty home cooking, and trip down memory lane—you’ll also get a big squeeze from Denise on your way out the door.
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No longer just the American version of the Italian original, the pizza pie has become an international canvas for every food under the sun. The pepperoni and cheese standby will always exist, but now you can get your pizza with an endless combination of delicious and exotic toppings, from figs to arugula, eggs to artichoke. Enter your beverage options and the combinations are infinite! Granted the pie does hail from Italy, so wine seems a natural fit. However, North American culture has also embraced pizza and beer as a perfect pairing. So think outside the (pizza) box with your next pie and pair it up with a new bevvie!
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Directed by Beck Cole, the Australian dramatic film Here I Am features Karen, fresh out of prison, who finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually she finds a haven at a shelter for women like herself. Here I Am is a moving and hopeful story about the strength and resilience of women.
Keeping Part of My Tradition
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Meet annual spring hunter Zacharais Tait as he shares his story while hunting geese outside of Thunder Bay in the short film Keeping Part of My Tradition by Henry Beardy.
More than just a film festival By Tiffany Jarva
As the autumn colours grasp the city, the fourth annual Biindigaate Film Festival will once again feature a wide range of indigenous films—including Keeping Part of My Tradition, a Northwestern Ontario short about goose hunting, and the dramatic film Here I Am which features an Indigenous Australian woman trying to reconnect with her family after a stint in prison, and her journey to convince everyone she has changed.
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In addition to watching films, check out the festival’s new music event at The Foundry as well as a “Live Script Reading” with visiting Metis filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones, whose film Liar is also being screened at the festival this year. “Biindigaate is not just a film festival,” explains festival founder Michelle Derosier. “It is a unique opportunity for all to share and experience the poignant, powerful and beautiful stories told through film, music and art of indigenous peoples from Northwestern Ontario and around the world. This year we have expanded our festival to four days, therefore providing more opportunities for shining light and telling stories.”
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The Biindigaate Film Festival runs from Sept 27-30 at The Paramount Theatre in Thunder Bay. The Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery Thursday September 27 from 2-4 pm and once again indigenous art will be on display at Definitely Superior Art Gallery. For more info including teasers, trailers, and schedule visit biindigaate.ca or check out Facebook.
There will be a live script reading of Metis filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones, whose film Liar is also being screened at the festival this year
Jeff Dorn’s documentary, Smoke Traders, takes a look at the controversy ignited by the Mohawk Nation’s involvement in the tobacco trade, raising issues of sovereignty, economic independence, and entrepreneurship versus illegal activity.
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A Documentary by ShebaFilms By Hubert O’Hearn
Is to live alone and be to all minds forgotten a fate worse than death? This is the subject of the latest documentary from Kelly Saxberg and Ron Harpelle’s ShebaFilms, Hard Time. Specifically, it is the story of Robert King, a member of the infamous Angola Three who, after being wrongly accused of murder, spent 31 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary (also known as Angola)—29 of them in solitary confinement. Upon his eventual release, King became an advocate for, yes, the dead who yet still live, devoting his life to the plight of political prisoners in the United States. King’s story is one which is wisely told in simple form. The directors allow the atrocious conditions of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to speak, or shriek, for themselves. A film filled with sobering thought, ultimately one is left with with a sense that if justice can make a mistake, should prisoners not be treated with humanity and compassion? Or are they, indeed, the dead and the ignored? See Hard Time on September 9 at 5 pm at the Finnish Labour Temple, as part of the Bay Street Film Festival. Visit baystreetfilmfestival.ca for information.
Robert King spent 29 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.
Bay Street Film Festival Picks Compiled By Betty Carpick
The 8th Annual Bay Street Film Festival takes place this September 6–9 at 314 Bay Street and Magnus Theatre. Here are picks from some of the film selection committee.
This film was an audience favourite at Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival. Expect the unexpected, because these ping pong players show that you’re never too old for gold. Director Hugh Harford will attend the Festival.
The Acute Man
I saw this film at the Northern Character Film Festival in Russia, where the Norwegian director, Knut Erik Jensen, won the grand prize. It’s one of the most shattering films I’ve seen on humanity and inhumanity. The protagonist bears witness to horrors in war zone operating rooms and contrasts it with the almost idyllic world of Norwegian fjords.
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This fascinating documentary film by sociologist and filmmaker Wesley Shrum is about ethnicity and the aftermath of political turbulence in Kenya. It looks at the challenges that face a country where politics are driven by identity and violence is never far away. Wes Shrum will attend the Festival.
The Missing Looks
Argentina’s Dirty War is the setting for this short fictional film playing in festivals around the world. The imagery and story are powerful testaments to what happens when democracy is replaced by authoritarian dictatorship.
I first saw this film on Facebook. The film follows Thunder Bay director, videographer, and comedian Damien Gilbert and his friends as action sports, stunts, and pranks become the framework for something much deeper. Or not!
Rubens of the North
Swamps, housewives, and seamed nylon stockings inspire award-winning Finnish sculptor Kari Tykkyläinen’s video art. He uses YouTube as a platform for over 1,500 videos that have gained him a cult following. He’s a wild man! For the complete program, visit baystreetfilmfestival.ca
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Scene from Eagle vs. Sparrow
Thunderstone Pictures Eagle vs. Sparrow Soars By Rebekah Skochinski
There are exciting things afoot for Thunderstone Pictures. Their film, Eagle vs. Sparrow, which was made by students in their mentoring project with Dryden High School in cooperation with the Community Arts and Heritage Education Project (CAHEP), has been receiving positive feedback ever since premiering last fall. “It’s sort of taken on a life of its own,” says Thunderstone’s Dan Courtney. Based on an Anishnawbe legend about a traditional grandfather who wishes to teach humility, the legend is made modern as a schoolground show-down between the lead characters—the shy but powerful Eagle, and the confident, yet taunting, Sparrow—to see who can fly the highest and the fastest. Colourful (the cast are half-human, half-animal featuring bold make-up and feathers), imaginative, and stark, it’s a humbling lesson handled with just the right touch of heaviness and humour. Eagle vs. Sparrow was an official selection for the 2011 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, where it received an Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Short, and it is currently showing in the New York Museum of Art and Design in an exhibition called Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3. Upcoming screenings are slated for the Agua Caliente Film Festival in Palm Springs, California and The Australian Anthropology Association Conference this fall. And as a follow-up, their film Return to Manomin (which we looked at closely in our September 2011 issue) will be shown at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival this month—one of the biggest film festivals in Canada. Courtney says they are keeping busy on some big projects, a similar collaboration like Eagle vs. Sparrow with students from St. Patrick High School being one of them—and we eagerly look forward to more of their award-winning work.
Shooting a Scene from Eagle vs. Sparrow
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Duo Inspires Each Other and the Community By Michelle Zaph-Bélanger
Open since June, Satellite Studio, an art studio venture and brainchild of Carol Kajorinne and Rachel Vandenassem, has been offering art classes for all ages and working with children through the Community Arts and Heritage Project. As well, the prolific duo has been leading art programs with Summer in the Parks, Willow Springs Creative Centre, and the Baggage Building Arts Centre. The secret to their success? They inspire each other. “We love working together because our approaches are so different. We seem to fill two separate yet necessary roles,” says Kajorinne. “It is great to have someone around to excite you, motivate you... who pushes you into new territory and keeps you inspired.” If you’ve heard about their wildly popular wearable art workshops and showcases, but haven’t had a chance to check them out, never fear. “Satellite Studio is teaming up with local artists John Mackett, Tom White and others to orchestrate a massive, over the top artists’ showcase. This event will take place at the Apollo on September 25, and will include music, red carpets, fashion, and art on the walls. We’re planning to take it to an extreme level, to say the least,” says Vandenassem. The duo will maintain a busy schedule in the fall, including new art classes. Catch them at Thunder Bay’s Culture Days, showcasing their art at the Baggage Building on September 28 and at their own studio the following evening. You can find the Satellite Studio ladies at the Thunder Bay Country Market. To get up-to-date information on all of their projects, find them on Facebook. Rachel Vandenassem, at Summer in the Parks
New paintings by Rosemary Sloot Thunder Bay Art Gallery (September 14-November 2) By Michael Christie
In this brilliant collection of new work, painter Rosemary Sloot examines her own immigrant history by painting, with stunning photographic realism, photographs from her own family album that document the experiences of her parents who came to Canada from Holland in 1952. This exhibit will be of particular interest to the many immigrant families that have found prosperity and community here in Northwestern Ontario. It is both an homage to all those who found the courage to seek a better life in Canada, and Sloot’s attempt to understand her own immigrant identity by wrestling with the fragments of what was left behind.
To emigrate, 2009, Oil on canvas, 61 cm x 61 cm
Final Farewell, May 1952, 2007, Oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm
To create these images, Sloot drew from the glazing techniques of the master painters such as Rembrandt and Michelangelo, while employing the modern techniques of over-painting and focus-shifting, to fashion works of simultaneously modern and classic beauty. In these works, families are often depicted out of focus and pushed into the background, while regular objects like coffee pots and stoves take on huge symbolic importance. Here the new world collides with the old, and the modest hopes of all families are remembered and honoured. In her artist’s statement, Sloot quotes Kierkegaard, “Life must be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward,” stating that she is painting the past in order to understand the present. Where better to ponder your own past, present and even future, than in the presence of such inspiring images? The show opens September 14 at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and you can hear Rosemary Sloot in person discussing her work on Friday, Sept 21, at 7:30 pm. “This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of my courageous parents, who dared to dream and gave up things unimaginable to give us Canada.” – Rosemary Sloot
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A Passion Made Real By Tara George
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Oriecuia is a self-taught sculptor who got his start 20 years ago sculpting ice and pastry lard at the Airlane Hotel. Revealing an innate ability to transform nothing into something, his “hobby” evolved into sculpting stone. Oriecuia’s passion for his art plays a huge part in his life, and in addition to commitments to family and work, he finds the time to complete a few pieces a year, showcasing his efforts in museums and art galleries. Recently, Oriecuia became internationally recognized when he was invited to be one of five featured artists at Arteden, a week-long art event held in Longera, Italy. Arteden marked its tenth year of celebrating the arts by offering a variety of workshops to the public and highlighting the talents of the featured artists. Oriecuia arrived in Italy a week before Arteden to visit family and to search out his medium at a local quarry. His find—a 400 pound piece of Repen Karst marble—would be transformed into Borealis, a piece inspired by his personal connection to both Canada and Italy, the homeland of his parents, with a woman’s body representing Mother Earth, and a pine cone signifying rejuvenation and starting a new life in an unfamiliar place. Oriecuia explains that taking on Borealis was a challenge—he completed a project in a week of 12-hour days that would normally take him three months. But Oriecuia also managed to squeeze in some fun with his fellow featured artists, admitting that they had an “instant connection and bond,” and that he “enjoyed being around people with the same passion and artistic sense.” Being invited to Arteden has motivated Oriecuia to move his artistic career forward with the European market in mind. However, he holds his Northwestern Ontario roots dear, and continues to draw inspiration from the place where it all began. More of Oriecuia’s work can be viewed at artistsincanada.com. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Clothing Show and Sale Wearable Art From the Living World and Beyond
Story and Photos By Marlene Wandel
The Monty Parks Public Garden is a delightful find, made even more fabulous in this case by the parade of wearable art, live music, handmade edibles, and locally made jewelry, art, music, and books for sale that took place on Saturday, August 4.
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A clothing show and sale with the tagline “What Do You Think I’m Made Of?” is bound to be interesting. The Willow Springs show at the Monty Parks Public Garden certainly delivered, with wearable art made from living world around us, such as fur, birch bark, wool, and paper, as well as more esoteric materials—everything from copper wire, latex gloves, and some cigarette packages to a lampshade thrown in for good measure also paraded down the outdoor runway. Satellite Studio was well represented, with both resident artists modeling their creations, as well as young graduates of their recent workshop on wearable art presenting their work. If there had been a competition for most surprising pieces, surely there would be a tie between Rachel Vanderassam for her piece “This Will Be My Last Cigarette, I Swear”, and Thomas White, who dispensed with fabric altogether and painted his work directly on his model’s skin. This parade of wearable art also celebrated a recent award of a three-year Trillium Grant to Willow Springs Creative Centre, for growth and development.
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Many people may find philosophy intimidating, but Joshua de Amicis, president and founder of the Lakehead University Philosophy Academy (LUPA) promises that they are a welcoming group. “The purpose of the group is a medium to discuss philosophical issues, non-discriminatory attitudes towards all belief systems, the condition of applying reason and critical thinking to our own thoughts and those shared by others, a sense of community and welcome, a way to learn how to cultivate well-being, and the development of other skills that are essential when engaging in the type of environment provided,” he says.
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I have a confession: I don’t fish. Blasphemy, I know! While there are aspects of fishing that I enjoy—boating, socializing, feasting—I find sitting still holding a rod a snoozer. However, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the idea of trying fly fishing. My mind paints a peaceful picture of rhythmically casting in a pristine river, the gargling brook washing away any outside worries. The thought alone is hypnotizing—how could I resist? My fly fishing adventure started with Ray Rivard of Nipigon River Adventures in Red Rock, Ontario. Rivard and his business partner, Ginger Randle, cater to those interested in experiencing world-class fishing in the location that holds the record for the largest brook trout ever caught (14 lbs 8 oz)—the Nipigon River. He arranged an afternoon of fly fishing with one of his guides, Alex Strutzenberger of A.M.P.M. Guide Service. Alex and I headed out in the boat to Split Rock Rapids and the lower end of Pine Portage Dam, where he was determined to “get [me] on a brookie.” Honestly, my day was already made when we arrived at Split Rock—it was spectacular! Rock cliffs towered over us and microcosms of brook trout habitat. Alex set me up with a 10 foot Mystic Reaper 8-weight fly rod with an 8-weight forward flying line and a T17 sink tip. My fly of choice was the locally designed Niprock Felon Tube Fly, smelt pattern. At first I was slightly intimidated by the whole process, but eventually I got the feel of it—10 and 2, tip up. I quickly learned that this was a finesse sport of concentration and technique; a break in either almost always resulted in line and hook going AWOL, while a good effort was rewarded with the beauty of a well-placed cast. Despite a day of amazing scenery, good company and instruction, many casts, and two hooks (me, not the fish—fabric wounds only), I did not catch a fish. Trout were actually sighted, but nothing we tried could coax them onto my hook. My only success was breaking my guide’s record of leading 100% of his clients to a catch. Alex figured one more day on the water and I’d have my brookie—he just might be right. Thank you to Alex for a great day on the river. If you are interested in fly fishing the Nipigon River, contact Nipigon River Adventures at nipigonriveradventures.com.
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Education with a Green Thumb By Sarah Kerton
Across the city, gardens are helping students make the connection between farm and fork. Agnew Johnson, Crestview, Franco Superior, McKellar, Sir Winston Churchill CVI, St. Paul, Valley Central, and Woodcrest schools are all growing gardens. Students benefit from the experiential learning the gardens provide, with lessons on food literacy, food systems, and chances to get their hands in the dirt. The gardens also help to create a sense of community around the school, with families adopting the garden throughout the summer, and produce being shared by the students on their return to school in the fall. The gardens have all been established in different waysâ€”some championed by parents, others by teachersâ€”but they are all now receiving a boost from a local working group on school gardens, supported by funding from the Healthy Eating Makes the Grade program at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The group has organized a tour of the school gardens to increase visibility of the gardens, share experiences, and promote them to other schools, teachers and parents who may be interested in how they can start one at their school. The tour will take place on September 22, and people will have a chance to see the different designs and systems for managing everything from compost to water to summer schedules for garden maintenance. Garden champions will be on site to answer questions. The tour starts and ends at Agnew Johnson, and runs from 9am-12:30pm. A free bus will be provided, and refreshments will be served at the end of the tour. For more information or to register for the tour, contact Erin at 709-0418, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music For The Masses Set to Satisfy Thunder Bay’s Aural Fixation By Uko Abara
For over sixty years, the month of September has made Thunder Bay come alive with the hustle and bustle of post-secondary school students. For the last four years, the month has also blessed the city with a night of melodic bliss— and back-to-school partying. Music for the Masses (MFTM), now in its fifth year, is slated to descend upon downtown Port Arthur on September 21. The event had its humble beginnings on the Lakehead University campus back in 2008, when event organizer Franz Masini decided to enlist a lineup of six bands and one DJ to play a night at The Outpost. However, Masini wanted more, and he found that there was a demand for the type of music festival that he envisioned. Sourcing bigger North American festivals such as North by Northeast and South by Southwest for ideas, the event slowly grew, necessitating a move from its original venue to several venues in Port Arthur’s entertainment district. MFTM has come a long way in four years, with this year’s bill comprised of 43 bands and DJs covering a plethora of genres ranging from rock to electronica to folk to funk. Amidst the growth, one important aspect remains: the acts are all local.
One of the main goals in the creation of Music for the Masses was to create exposure for musicians in the Thunder Bay area—especially for those who tend to go under the radar. Another was to bring the potential of the downtown core into the people’s consciousness. With a date that caters to students and an increasingly diverse group of performers, the achievement of these goals is within reach. Relentless local support from LU Radio and other media outlets and organizations has also allowed the event to flourish. Locations for this year include Crocks, The Sovereign Room, The Foundry, Black Pirates Pub, Gargoyles and The Apollo—all within an accessible and walkable one-block radius from each other. A low admission cost of $10 provides unlimited access to each of the venues for the whole evening. For more information, find Music for the Masses V on Facebook.
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Ojibwe Landscapes A Unique Celebration of Anishnawbe Culture By Brenda Reimer
On August 9, Ojibwe Landscapes celebrated Anishnawbe culture with singing, drumming, and storytelling at St. Paul’s United Church in Thunder Bay. /fortwilliamhistoricalpark @FWHPTweets
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The title of the event, Ojibwe Landscapes, was taken from one of the works presented. The composer, Brian Hubelit, a former resident of Thunder Bay, created this piece to honour five sacred spaces surrounding Thunder Bay: Lake Superior, Sleeping Giant, Ouimet Canyon, Mount McKay, and Kakabeka Falls. It is scored for women’s voices, french horn, tympani, rain sticks, tuned Lake Superior rocks, and a narrator. Susan Marrier conducted the ensemble of eight women and the instrumentalists, Damien Rivers- Moore, Taylor Stewart, Alek Wataja, Cyndy Raby, and Bert Rowson. Diana Wilcox provided PowerPoint visuals and narration. The layers of voice, instruments, and legends created a compelling, evocative experience of the power of the natural world which surrounds our city. We heard the water crashing onto rocks, the tumult of the waterfall, the sadness of the legends inspired by this vast landscape, and finally were left with the quietness of water flowing into the lake and the sense of the spiritual and the eternal. You could feel a sigh from the audience as the sounds faded away. It was several moments before the spell was broken by enthusiastic applause. Ojibwe Landscapes was both preceded and followed by drumming, singing, and storytelling by Dave Simard of Thunder Mountain Singers and Alice Sabourin of Beedaubin Arts. Their traditional stories and songs echoed some of the feelings evoked by Ojibwe Landscapes and left audience members hoping for more shared cultural experiences. The Walleye
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Bob Dylan: The Jokerman
Burning to the Sky By Gord Ellis
Writing about Bob Dylan is no easy task. He’s meant so many things to so many people and everyone has an opinion about him. Over his fifty year career, Dylan’s been a protest singer and a country crooner. He made headlines for dumping folk for rock in 1965, and for embracing Jesus—in spite of his Jewish roots—in 1979. He’s been written off as a has-been in every decade except, perhaps, this one. Hundreds of books have already been written about him, his life and music. His songs have been dissected like lab frogs. There are too many awards and honours to count, and yet he remains an enigma. A shadowy figure in a world of neon light. Luckily, Bob Dylan’s songbook is such that you don’t need know everything about him to be moved. It‘s all there in the songs. Dylan’s connection with Northwestern Ontario is both geographical and spiritual. He was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, and was raised in Hibbing, on the Iron Range. While it is well known that he left northern Minnesota for Minneapolis, and then New York, whether he travelled to the Lakehead at any time during his development into the world‘s most famous singer/songwriter is something of a mystery. A relatively reliable source once told me that in the early 1960s, a young Robert Z. showed up at CKPR radio looking for a job. I’ve never read this story anywhere else, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Dylan’s influence on the Thunder Bay music scene is huge. It would hard to imagine a Rodney Brown or Ian Tamblyn without Bob Dylan’s influence. Northwestern Ontario artists as diverse as the Auditor General and Shy Anne Hovorka owe a tip of the hat to Dylan. Paul Shaffer has said that meeting and playing with Dylan (on the David Letterman show) was something he could only have dreamed of as a young musician growing up in Fort William. Bob Dylan was—and is—the big Kahuna. For most of his career Dylan avoided playing Duluth and Thunder Bay, despite a legion of rabid fans in both cities. In 1992, Dylan and his band did finally add Thunder Bay to a tour. During much of that particular year, Dylan was not in a good way. He was apparently fighting both chronic back pain and the bottle. Yet his 1992 show at the Fort William Gardens proved he could still perform with fire when inspired. Despite the boomy sound in the old barn that night, Dylan brought it all back home in fine style. He even stepped out alone in the spotlight, playing his beautiful “Boots of Spanish Leather,” and an ancient gospel song called “Little Moses,” with just voice, guitar and harmonica. It was pure magic. Dylan eventually did play Duluth. In the fall of 1998, my wife and I travelled with a group of Dylan fanatics to see his historic homecoming show. Dylan was back in full fighting form that night, barking out lyrics like a street preacher, channelling the energy he must have felt when he used to pound the keys at the high school talent shows. It was a tremendous performance, and the crowd could not have been more welcoming. He flashed a few of his rare smiles and was truly having a good time. Dylan has continued to play regularly throughout the last two decades on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. This October, Dylan will kick off the latest leg in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opening for him will be another artist who has a lot of Bob Dylan connections and influences, the great Mark Knopfler. Dylan will be touring on a brand new album called Tempest. Obviously, I’m a huge and long time fan of Bob Dylan. Like so many other people, his songs have influenced many aspects of my life. His music has taken me places I never thought I’d go. The name of this column is taken from a Bob Dylan song. See if you can guess which one it is.
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Thunder Bay’s very own Boy Castle are climbing their way to the top of the punk-pop ladder with their fast-paced, angsty riffs and pounding bass kicks. The debut single from their upcoming Gentleman EP, recorded locally at Dining Room Studios, “Whitney! Houston We Have a Problem” is already getting a lot of attention, with the slick accompanying video, filmed by Matt Popowich of Westfort Films, garnering over 5000 views on YouTube. They have also just been invited to play KOI Music Festival, one of the largest music festivals in Canada, alongside such iconic Canadian punk bands as Abandon All Ships, Silverstein, Ill Scarlet, Gob, and The Flatliners. Boy Castle will also embark on a two week tour of southern Ontario leading up to KOI, which takes place in Kitchener from September 14–16. The tour will kick off in Thunder Bay, with an EP release show on August 31 at Black Pirates Pub. Fun-loving, opinionated, and distinctly Thunder Bay, we predict big things are coming for Boy Castle.
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Thunder Bay is very fortunate to have an incredible chorus. The chorus is revving up for a new year and looking for new members to join them. Dan Bartholomew-Poyser tells us all about it. How has your experience been leading the TBSC? The TBSC is, first off, a wonderful group of people. We get together, at the end of the long day, to do what we love and more often than not, leave feeling refreshed and wonderful. In between all the hard work we manage to have a lot of fun and the performances are really quite special. I am honoured to be able to lead this group. Also, the choir is possessed of some truly phenomenal bakers, who, on occasion bless the group with their culinary talent. That and Mozart will undoubtedly make for a good year. What kind of music do you perform? We perform a wide variety of music, but we focus on music that can be sung with Orchestra. This season, in addition to the Christmas Pops, we are performing Mozart’s Requiem with the LU Chorus and, happily, the Elmer Iseler Singers, a chorus of international renown. Later in the season, we will be performing some of Bach’s most cherished choruses. How many performances are in the season? This season, not including flash-mobs, guerilla choirs, and other choral bon-bons TBA, we are performing at least three. Who can audition? Anyone over the age of 18 willing to let us hear them sing and commit to being part of a fun and challenging Wednesday night rehearsal. We are a group of all ages, so you are sure to find people with whom to connect. The ability to read music is necessary, though you do not have to be perfect, as you will have lots of help and practice.
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An Extra for an Evening Behind the Scenes with Jean-Paul De Roover By Rebekah Skochinski
The invitation said it was top secret. “Treat it as if this is Fight Club,” was the thought circling around in my head as I readied myself for what would be anything but an average Monday night. I was ushered to the green room to wait in stuffy quarters with strangers (we would later bond over sweat and tears) until musician Jean-Paul De Roover came in to deliver the goods: we were going to be part of a one-of-a-kind live video recording. Needless to say, we were pumped.
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Jean-Paul De Roover is not only a one-man band, he’s also a daredevil. Live looping— which requires recording samples, playing them back, adding and manipulating layers in an interactive setting—coupled with the intensity of a live recording is exactly the type of high-wire situation that he thrives on. De Roover is heading into studio this month to record his second full-length album, and this new live video EP is just a part of it. The sound is a departure from his earlier work. “The music is much faster and much more upbeat,” he says. “It’s been somewhat inspired by the energy of punk rock, something that I grew up listening to but never had a way of blending it into my material before.” Once we had our places, we were asked to sing and clap on cue. The pressure to perform was on, and no one was under more pressure than De Roover himself. But even playing on an already-steaming set under hot lights with only a few takes to nail it, nothing seemed to faze him: not the intense heat, despite being clad in a snappy long-sleeved red button-up shirt, vest, jeans, and custom Vans (he’s usually barefoot); not even after breaking a guitar string or continually needing to towel down between songs. He delivered a non-stop, high-energy performance, at one point leaping on top of “the pipes” and leading us in an enthusiastic sing-a-long. We completely forgot about how uncomfortable we were and the fact that parts of our body had gone numb. All we felt was excited to be part of this exclusive debut—sweat, tears, and all. De Roover plans to release the videos at a big show at The Study (Lakehead University) on September 14, where he will be joined by Ocean City Defender and Jon Cohen Experimental (who runs the One-Man-Band festival in Montreal), after which he sets out on a western Canada and U.S. tour with the new album set to drop in 2013.
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Few bands have the resilience, fan base, and longevity of Stone Temple Pilots. The band first appeared in the early 90s with the album Core, which spawned such hits as “Sex Type Thing,” “Plush,” and “Creep.” The song titles may not be familiar to you but their melodies and riffs will surely be recognized by almost anyone. Throughout the 90s, the band released hits such as “Vaseline,” “Big Bang Baby,” and “Interstate Love Song.” The band’s style has been described as a mix of alternative rock, hard rock, and grunge, with a little of everything other genre peppered in. Front man Scott Weiland is backed up by Dean DeLeo on guitar, Robert DeLeo on bass, and Eric Kretz on drums. Scott Weiland has also been associated with another Thunder Bay Community Auditorium performer, Slash—Weiland and Slash performed together in 2004 as Velvet Revolver. In 2002, Stone Temple Pilots disbanded, then reunited in 2007 and began touring again in 2008. They released their self-titled album two years later and have been touring ever since. The band is currently on the summer leg of their tour, which brings them across Canada and the United States, and will be performing at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on September 6, 2012. Tickets are on sale now at the TBCA box office.
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The Radio Waves Music Festival A Celebration of Area Talent By Melanie Steele
“With so much talent right here, why not feature it?” That’s what WTIP North Shore Community Radio’s music director Cathy Quinn said when considering how to structure the first Radio Waves Music Festival back in 2008. The independent public radio station was celebrating ten years of service that year and wanted to organize an event that would capture and reflect the culture and personality of the community it serves. Grand Marais is a town that attracts a plethora of talented artists, from musicians to writers to sculptors and painters, and it’s from here that WTIP broadcasts. So it was only natural for them to draw the acts for their annual music festival from the local lineup. “It’s an opportunity to showcase, celebrate and enjoy the wonderful array of talent we have here,” says WTIP’s station manager Deb Benedict. While local musicians are a huge part of the festival, Radio Waves doesn’t exclude folks from outside the area. For instance, West Virginia’s The Carpenter Ants headline this year’s Saturday night lineup. It’s a great mixture that reflects the diverse community it serves, providing a little something for every music fan, including swing, classic country, rock, classic rock, folk, jazz, Americana, alternative country, and more. Radio Waves takes place annually the weekend after Labour Day, with food, children’s activities, and on-site camping. Tickets are only $5 per day, available at the gate. For more information visit wtip.org. The Walleye
OfftheWall Pizza! The Movie
Pizza! The Movie is a documentary that follows a team of pizza makers as they strive for success, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the American pizza industry, including the history of pizza, regional styles, and legendary pizzerias. While a lot of us enjoy pizza, few of us consider how it became such an integral part of North American cuisine, and this film does just that. The film also includes interviews with heavyweights, such as the co-founder of Pizza Hut and the publishers of two rival pizza magazines (who knew?). Pizza aficionados will appreciate the tidbits about the history of the American pizza industry and the choreographed routines featuring dough spinning and tossing (yes—there is a champion acrobatic pizza tosser). Although it is a low-budget film, Pizza! The Movie fills a documentary niche that any pizza-lover will find interesting. -Michelle McChristie
Jimmy Cliff Multi-talented, Grammy award-winning reggae musician Jimmy Cliff recently emerged from a seven-year hiatus with a fresh studio album, aptly entitled Rebirth. The album continues in the Cliff tradition of successfully mixing a collection feel-good tunes with equally important socially conscious and politically aware messages. “World Upside Down” kicks off the album with Cliff lamenting about the pervasive trends of injustice, religious hypocrisy, political tyranity and poverty, eventually posing the questions “What’s wrong with humanity? Have they lost their sanity for the sake of vanity?” Further into the album, “Children’s Bread” carries a curiously happy tune, perhaps with the goal of off-setting the dark reality of the chorus’s lyrics: “They took the children’s bread and gave it to the dogs making so many people’s lives so hard.” My personal favourite tracks were “One More,” “Outsider” and “Bang,” whose bridge seems to unintentionally marry the melodies of Holst’s “Jupiter” and The Village People’s “YMCA” quite beautifully. Rebirth is a great album, perfect for the sunny season, and an excellent reentry into the spotlight for Jimmy Cliff. -Uko Abara
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TBSO: Celebrating 50 Years
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Our Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has been punching above its modest size for several seasons, playing to capacity audiences here in Thunder Bay and around the region. And playing very well, indeed. To honour their first five decades of performances, the TBSO settled down about a year ago in the Community Auditorium and captured some of that superb playing on disc. The result is TBSO: Celebrating 50 Years. Listening to this recording, it is easy to mistakenly imagine you are hearing an orchestra three times the size of this ensemble. There are 12 different orchestral pieces on the disc, ranging from movie scores to those recognizable classics: a little Beethoven, a little Mozart, a little Brahms. Several TBSO principal players are featured soloists, as well as guest soloist Denis Plante who hauntingly plays the bandoneon on Piazella’s “Milonga del Angel.” My favourite, however, is Heather Morrison’s sensitive and powerful rendition of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Under the steady—and, at times, sensual—conducting of Arthur Post, and featuring clear and sharp technical production qualities, TBSO: Celebrating 50 Years is a triumph. A sampler, yes, a teaser even. But it is also the jewel in their golden crown. -Michael Sobota
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by Jarrett Krosoczka Our kids’ graphic novel section is bursting with all sorts of amazingly funny, smart, mysterious, spooky, and of course goofy stories. We’ve got comics about everything—superheroes, dance class, Pokemon, science, friendship, outer space, animals, and even… pizza. Stone Rabbit by Erik Craddock is a popular series full of fantasy, adventure, and extremely absurd humour. Book Five of the series pits Stone Rabbit and his friends against an evil pizza parlour staffed by ninja warriors that is threatening to shut down Grandpa Tortoise’s Homestyle Pizzeria. Will he, his friends, and homestyle pizza triumph? The series is meant for the under-12 crowd, but they won’t mind if you need to come check out the book for yourself. Food plays an important role in another kids’ graphic novel series by Jarrett Krosoczka. His Lunch Lady is not your typical cafeteria cook: she also fights crime. This unconventional hero has a “sidecook,” nifty gadgets like a “Spacu-copter,” and serves up a mean knuckle sandwich when needed. She’ll take down a cyborg substitute, bake sale bandit, or even a crew of mutant mathletes without fear, and she’ll get the sloppy joes made in time for lunch, too. Did you always wonder about what your lunch lady or teachers did when they weren’t at school? Maybe it’s time to read this series and find out! -Laura Prinselaar, Children & Youth Services Librarian
It’s been 17 years since the Shuffle Demons released their last album, and about that long since MuchMusic was featuring their videos for “Spadina Bus” or “Get of my House, Roach.” The interim has seen the Shuffle Demons tour the world and member Richard Underhill develop a Juno-nominated solo career. The band has been writing and recording their latest album, ClusterFunk, for the past year, and it’s a mix of all original vocal and instrumental tracks. The music is familiar—shout choruses, extended close harmony horn blows, and driving rhythms. But while the sound has soul of the Demons, the playing is perhaps tempered; not restrained so much as having some of the rougher corners smoothed down. For afficionados, this is a must-have album; after all, this is the original band playing new tunes. As an introduction to the Shuffle Demons, it’s a mixed bag of message, crazy lyrics, and skilled playing that combines jazz and funk in a way that doesn’t involve the words “remix” or “electronica.” -DMK
Songs for the Dead
The Sum of Random Chance
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Thunder Bay’s Lee Chambers, author of the bestselling YA thriller The Pineville Heist, is back with the The Sum of Random Chance, a modern morality tale and incisive social satire that examines the random nature of relationships, and how we can affect one another’s lives in strange and sometimes incomprehensible ways. The story focuses on the character of Cole Wilkes, a small-town reporter whose life is changed by a chance meeting with a mysterious woman who possesses a unique gift. Combining elements of drama, mystery, romance, and fantasy, this novel will certainly have something for everyone, with Chambers’s addictive prose style and signature plot twists keeping the pages turning. -Amy Jones
Songs For The Dead In Love is the debut EP from Toronto’s The Canadian Shield and they have definitely set the bar high for themselves. With only two members—including TBay’s own Doug Gorrie—they have created an album that is full in sound and full of melodic rock that rivals some of the best rock acts in Canada right now. With a sound similar to Arkells or The Trews, The Canadian Shield show promise to be a long-standing rock outfit, just as their name suggests. On their EP their sound spans from catchy indie rock in “Out Of My Hands,” to the gritty, riff-filled “Bones On The Ground,” and everything in between. They have raw power behind them, playing hard and fast with good songwriting and vocal talent as well. They are a band that should be watched closely, as big things are surely coming for them.
Windrose Restoring an Architectural Gem By Rebekah Skochinski
Liana and Rob Frenette have loved the home that sits majestically on the corner of Ridgeway and Catherine, in a picturesque tree-lined neighbourhood, since they were students in university in the 80s. Originally built for Frederick Morris, a solicitor for the City of Fort William, and his wife Cora in 1910 by architect R.E. Mason (who also designed many other schools and buildings in the area), it was converted into apartments after Morris’s death in 1953 and remained that way until the Frenettes finally purchased their “wildest dreams” home in 2003.
From the outside, one can appreciate the home’s classically inspired columns, the encircling verandas, and Palladian windows. Framing the property is a New Orleans-inspired hand-built fence, its corner posts made with recycled 100-year-old brick from the former McKellar Hospital. The interior features a grand entrance, impressive woodwork throughout, tiled fireplaces, three floors, and a basement with a wine cellar and raised dance floor. No detail was overlooked in the restoration process. A 79-year-old local carver was commissioned to create the replica newel post on the main staircase based on a photograph, and over 25 rads were moved to a local body shop to strip off the old layers of paint to restore them to their original colour. Motivating the Frenettes throughout the project was a love of history and pride in the community. “We believe that we are a part of something larger than ourselves: the community. We wanted to restore something that was original to the city, that was built in a time when things were meant to last for generations. Our hope is that it will last for generations.” Tour this wonderfully restored piece of history for yourself: Windrose is part of the 2012 Open Doors tour taking place on Saturday, September 8. For more information visit thunderbay.ca Special thanks to Lee-Ann Chevrette, heritage researcher with the City of Thunder Bay, and to Liana for graciously opening her home.
By Rachel Globensky
How do I love thee, spinach? Let me count the ways… Labeled a “superfood” for its amazing nutritional prowess, spinach is anything but dreary and bland. Folded into phyllo-wrapped spanakopita, simply sautéed with olive oil & garlic and served up with crusty bread, or as fresh baby leaves tossed in a bowl with strawberries, nuts, red onions, and a balsamic dressing, it can taste downright sinful. My fellow Fernieite chef-friend, Heather, dreamed up this spinach soup up one day, and I have done my best to recreate it here. Enjoy!
Spinach, Feta & Almond Soup Serves 8
6 Tablespoons butter ½ cup finely diced onion 2 cloves minced garlic ½ cup all-purpose flour 3 cups good stock (chicken or veggie) 2 lbs chopped fresh spinach (it’ll cook down a lot!) 2 cups milk 1 cup 35% (whipping) cream Pinch of each: nutmeg, thyme & cayenne Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup toasted slivered almonds ½ cup crumbled feta
In a heavy-bottomed soup pot, melt butter over medium heat; sauté onions till translucent. Add in garlic and stir around for 30 seconds or so. Sprinkle in flour and stir resulting roux with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring constantly, until it gives off a good, almost nutty aroma. Whisk in stock and chopped spinach. It’ll thicken a bit at this point—just make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom! Whisk in milk, cream, and seasonings. Heat through gently and add in almonds and feta. Serve with fresh biscuits or a thick slice of good bread. Rachel Globensky is the chef/owner of Grinning Belly, located in the Thunder Bay Centre for Change, where she serves up tempting culinary classics with a twist.
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“Thunder Bay is a young city and few architectural gems survive. Our goal was to restore one with the intent that it will still be around in five or six hundred years,” says Liana. Following original plans from the builders and relying on Morris’s granddaughter to provide photographs and insight as to the spirit of the house, the Frenettes laid out and orchestrated a fouryear plan to restore the home to its original finish in time for the 100th anniversary of the house, which is this year. “We used local suppliers and contractors, and Canadian supplies where possible. 99.9% of the project was done through local talent,” says Liana.
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So You Think You Can Dance? Prove it in Zumba Class at World Dance Centre By Amy Jones
I have a confession: call it the side-effects of watching too mandy Step Up movies, but secretly, I do. I do think I can dance. Others might disagree, but I don’t care. In my mind, my arms extend gracefully, my footwork is flawless, and my booty-shaking is on par with Beyoncé. But no covert kitchen pirouettes could have prepared me for my first Zumba class at World Dance Centre. Open for just over a year, World Dance Centre offers a variety of ethnic dance classes for everyone from beginner to seasoned pro. Zumba is one of their newest classes, and is quickly becoming extremely popular—likely because of the teacher, World Dance Centre’s charismatic and alarmingly talented owner, Andrea Novoa. Let’s get one thing straight: Zumba is hard. The movements in this trendy, Latin-inspired dance fitness program aren’t necessarily complicated, but they’re fast and sexy and dripping with attitude and if you think you’re going to look good doing them, you can forget it. By the end of my first class, I’m drenched, my hair is plastered to my head, and I can barely breathe. “Don’t watch yourself in the mirror,” Novoa tells us, and we don’t—because we look insane, because we’ll likely break down and cry, and because we’re too busy watching her and imagining that our movements are somehow correlating with hers. (They’re not.)
But—each time I mess up, which is frequently, I do it with a giant grin on my face. When I stumble off the floor between songs in the general direction of my water bottle, I’m laughing hysterically. I don’t even glance at the clock. And after my first class, I sign up for more. And also hip hop. And Bollywood. And who knows what’s next. So no. As it turns out, I can’t dance. But at World Dance Centre, it really doesn’t matter. Whether you think you can or you know you can’t, you’re still going to have a blast. World Dance Centre offers classes in Zumba, belly dance, salsa, and much more. Visit worlddancecentre.com for information.
Sustaining Fat Loss By Paul Hemsworth, Strength and Wellness Coach
Summer brought us warm weather, outdoor parties, and camping, but if you’re like most people, summer also brought poor eating choices and a lot of lying around in the sun, and it can be hard to get back into a healthy lifestyle. The following tips will help you not only lose body fat, but actually gain the confidence that the positive change can be permanent.
Tip # 3 – Move every day and add weight training
Tip #1 – N utrition is the biggest piece of the “pie”
Tip # 4 – Try to get 7–9 hours of quality sleep
The best exercise plan in the world will not budge the scale if you don’t address nutrition. Ask yourself three simple questions at every meal, including snacks: a) Is there at least one fist size portion of vegetables? b) Is there lean protein (i.e. fish, meat, eggs, legumes)? c) Are there good fats like avocado, fish oil, or olive oil?
Tip #2 – SLOW DOWN!
This can be used as a mantra for most things in life. In this case, it is eating that needs to be slowed. The brain takes about 20 minutes to realize it is full, so if you eat too quickly, you are more likely to overeat.
Slow, steady-state cardio is not enough to sustain weight loss and will inevitably plateau. Adding weights and interval training (bursts of high-intensity activity with rest periods) is much more effective in terms of time and results.
From a hormonal perspective, poor sleep can be as bad as having a bunch of sugar right before bed. Also, when you sleep well, you are more likely to feel like exercising!
Tip # 5 – Tackle one habit at a time
Do not try to reinvent the wheel—not even the spokes. Pick one spoke. Have one more serving of vegetables a day, or take the stairs at work. Try one thing for two weeks, and only add something else when you can do that task 90–100% of the time. Otherwise nothing becomes habit, and most likely you’ll want to give up. You can contact Paul at 777-1717 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, go to hemsworthstrength.com.
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Finding the Better Pie— Pizza Pie, That Is! By Karling Zaporzan and Kim McGibbon, Public Health Dietitians The world of pizza has evolved way past pepperoni and cheese— from gluten-free crusts to exotic sauces and toppings, choosing a pizza is now much more complex. And with so many possible pizza combinations to choose from, it may be hard to know how to pick a healthier option. No matter how you slice it, adding whole grains, veggies and fruit while slashing saturated fat and sodium will give you a better pie. Get Grainy Look for pizzas made with whole grain—preferably thin, non-cheesestuffed crusts. This helps boost your fibre intake, and decreases your saturated fat and sodium at the same time. As for multi-grain crusts, although they have more white flour than whole grain, any whole grain is better than none.
Bring on the Veggies and Fruit Think outside the box when it comes to your toppings. Besides your favourite green peppers and pineapple, make room for broccoli, portobello mushrooms, zucchini, or figs! And make sure to give your slice of pizza some company on your plate by filling half of it with a generous side salad loaded with nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit, lightly dressed up in a vinaigrette.
Skip the Extra Meaty and Extra Cheesy Give your arteries a fighting chance by cutting down on fatty toppings like bacon, salami, sausage, and ham. Instead, ask for chicken or seafood, and don’t forget to load up on those veggies. As for cheese, less is better. You probably won’t even miss the extra cheese if you pick more flavourful varieties like feta, romano, or provolone. And your cardiologist will thank you if you skip the cheesy stuffing to avoid the extra 15 grams of saturated fat. The search for the better pie is on, both for your taste buds and your health. Enjoy! The Walleye
Pizza Boxes and Recycling
Q: We have pizza delivered often—can I recycle those cardboard boxes? A: The answer is yes! Just be sure to throw out the liner and any remaining pizza bits (it’s okay if the box is a little bit greasy) then bundle the box, along with any other cardboard you might have, and put it next to your recycling bags for pick up. Some people think that because the boxes sometimes absorb a bit of grease that they can’t be recycled, but ReCool Canada, the company that operates the City of Thunder Bay recycling program, assures us they are fine. While you’re getting your pizza boxes ready for recycling, you should double check that your other recycling is properly sorted. You should have two separate bags: one for paper products (newspaper, magazines, paper egg cartons, boxboard, etc) and another for all other recyclables (this includes pop cans, milk and juice cartons, metal cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastics #1 and #2 bottles with a neck). If you give recyclable containers a quick rinse, you won’t have to put up with any mess or odor while you’re storing them until collection day. If you’re worried about birds and other critters getting into your garbage and recycling bags, some people find that a blanket or sheet foils would-be raiders, but can get soiled and wet and can be yucky to handle after a while. EcoSuperior offers handy garbage nets that are much easier and more attractive to use—they’re sold at the office at 562 Red River Road. Common items that, unfortunately, are not currently accepted for recycling in Thunder Bay include clamshell containers that often hold pastries or produce, and those tubs for yogurt, margarine, and sour cream. BUT! Just because it’s not recyclable doesn’t mean you should throw it out when it’s empty! Remember, in the 3Rs—reduce, reuse and recycle—reuse comes first. Recycling should be done as a last resort. Those containers are perfect to use for storing craft items, leftovers and any odds and ends around the house. Don’t know what your recycling pick up schedule is? You can go to thunderbay.ca to find out your zone, as well as your collection days. In general, however, it will be every second week, along with your weekly garbage collection. By Jennifer Hansen, Youth and Community Outreach Intern
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Lars on Homes Summer Clean-up
Story and Photos By Larry Hogard
Now that the door to summer is starting to close, it is the perfect time to prepare a summer’s end clean-up list for your home and yard. Preventative maintenance and keeping your home and property clean and free of clutter is a regular, ongoing battle. The easy way to win this war is to prepare a checklist of “things to do.” During the summer, yard maintenance such as cutting the lawn, gardening, and pruning is a weekly occurrence, but these tasks start to slow down in September. Consider tuning-up, sharpening, or repairing tools such as lawn mowers, weed cutters, chainsaws, and shears before next summer rolls around (as well as snow blowers before winter). This is also a good time to do minor outdoor repairs that require warmer weather, such as painting and staining, caulking around windows, doors and exterior joints, roof and chimney repairs, and cleaning or re-securing gutters and downspouts. Garages and basements typically suffer when it comes to disorganization. Dedicating a weekend or two can free up a lot of space for storing the things you really need and give you extra room for living. When cleaning your home or garage, try to recycle as much as possible. The City of Thunder Bay has three recycling depots and EcoSuperior’s website (ecosuperior.org) has a list of locations for recycling batteries, electronics, cell phones, fluorescent lighting, and thermostats (for mercury content), as well as information on curbside collection. Consider booking an appointment with an HVAC specialist (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) for a maintenance check on your heating system. It’s better to discover a problem now than to have one when it’s 20 below. At the same time you can have your air conditioner examined and your ductwork cleaned. As well, this is the right time to clean any wood burning chimneys of creosote build-up. A clean home offers a clean piece of mind and healthy living for you and your family. Larry Hogard is a Certified Home Inspector and Energy Advisor with Superior Inspections Inc. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
SeptemberEventsGuide September 2–3
September 8, 9:30 am–4 pm
September 10, 6:30 pm
September 18, 4:30-6:15
September 25, 7 pm
Hymers Fall Fair
Parkinson SuperWalk 2012
Community Gardeners Workshop #8 - Extending the Growing Season
The Inside Ride
NOWW - Author Readings
Hymers Fair Grounds Great music, food, horse, dairy, and beef shows along with free children’s events in the sports area and on the playground. Check out the wonderful exhibits and the special 100th anniversary displays and contests. There’s something for everyone at this true country fair! hymersfair.com September 3, 6–7:30 pm
Yoga for Food
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Radiant Yoga with Colleen is offering a free yoga session in support of The Underground Gym. No experience necessary. Bring a kid-friendly, nonperishable good or donation. radiantyogawithcolleen.com September 5, 8 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium With two Grammy nominations, a gold record, two of the top-rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, and a New York Times best-selling book, Ron White has established himself as a star. Tickets $62, on sale now. tbca.com September 6–9
Bay Street Film Festival
Finnish Labour Temple and Magnus Theatre The Bay Street Film Festival was established in 2005 as an independent film festival in Thunder Bay featuring local, national, and international films with the theme “Films for the People”. The festival is sponsored by Flash Frame Film and Video Production Network for North Ontario. baystreetfilmfestival.ca September 7, 8 am–4:30 pm
The Magic of Connections Attachment and FASD Across the Lifespan
Italian Cultural Centre Presented by NorWest Community Health Centres, this workshop with Kim Barthel will help participants learn to develop helpful environments for children and adults with FASD. Registration is $75 or $25 for students and those with FASD or caring for persons with FASD. norwestchc.org September 7, 11 am–4:30 pm
8th Annual Mayor’s Mulligan Golf Tournament
Strathcona Golf Course A unique tournament hosted by Mayor Keith Hobbs with a strong emphasis on fun! $450 per team. Barbecue, reception, and silent auction to follow play. ) 625-2423 September 7–9
CAN-BIKE Instructor Training
Lakehead University Fieldhouse Would you like to become a certified cycling instructor? Our instructor training is free, all we ask is that you dedicate the time to be taught and teach or participate in at least three courses per year. Application is required. * safecyclingthunderbay.com
Intercity Shopping Centre 2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of Superwalk, Parkinson Society’s annual fundraising event. This is a fun family event with participants ranging from infancy and on! You can even register your family as a team. Everyone is welcome! parkinsonsuperwalk.ca September 8, 11:30 am–5 pm
Fort William Fall Street Festival Fort William Business District Both May Street and Victoria Avenue will be closed and lined with children’s activities, clowns, face painting, balloon animals, exhibitors, vendors, crafters, food booths, retail sales, and a stage full of entertainment. This is a free event open to the whole family!
September 8, 10 am–4 pm
Doors Open Thunder Bay
Get Fresh, Eat Local Workshop Cooking with Local Beef
Superior CVI This workshop will highlight how to cook with different cuts of beef. You will also learn about how beef is raised around Thunder Bay and what cuts of meat are available. Space is limited. )625-8343 September 12, 7 pm
Book Launch - Paddle Guide to the Lake Superior NMCA
Finlandia Club Doors Open Thunder Bay aims to encourage residents and visitors alike to learn about and celebrate Thunder Bay’s rich heritage through tours of numerous sites, including private homes, commercial buildings, places of worship, and other heritage sites that are not normally open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org September 8, 12–5 pm
September 14–October 28
Immigrant - Rosemary Sloot
Music for the Masses V
Crocks/Black Pirates Pub/ Gargoyles/The Foundry/The Sovereign Room/The Apollo This multi-venue, multi-genre annual music festival will be celebrating its 5th year in 2012 with approximately 40+ bands/performers/DJs on the roster. facebook.com/musicformasses September 22, 9 am
School Garden Tour
Agnew H. Johnston School The Healthy Eating Makes the Grade Coalition will host a free School Garden Tour, visiting five unique school gardens in the city. Participants will connect with school gardeners and find out what it takes to start and run a school food garden in Thunder Bay. Free transportation will be provided between school sites. tbdhu.com
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Rosemary Sloot explores the subject of immigrant identity, blending her family’s experience with what is shared by all immigrants. Viewers of her work will superimpose their own experiences, which are different again. Includes an opening reception/artist talk on September 21 at 7:30 pm theag.ca
September 22, 9 am
Grand Marais Recreation Area Two days of music at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio and the North Shore Music Association. A full lineup of North Shore musicians, on-site food vendors, and a children’s activity area. wtip.org
September 14–October 28
Until September 9
September 15–October 24
Kaministiquia River Heritage Park Activities for the whole family and free admission! Featuring youth fishing derby, tours of the historic James Whalen Tug Boat, exploration of a 1960s era Via Rail train, entertainment, concessions, face painting, crafts, and more.
Radio Waves Music Festival
Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Public exhibition tours are available Tuesday through Sunday at 1 pm throughout August. Tours for adult groups, schools, youth groups and community organizations can be prearranged throughout the exhibition. theag.ca September 9, 10 am–4 pm
Giant Digital Photography Workshop
Pigeon River Provincial Park Learn and practice techniques for photographing nature, wildlife, landscapes, and waterfalls with pro photographer Barry Wojciechowski. Cost is $54 plus HST, plus park fee on site. Advanced registration required online. superiorvisits.com
GENERAL FOOD ART SPORTS MUSIC The Walleye
September 11, 6:30 pm
Chapters Paddle Guide to the Lake Superior NMCA highlights some significant places in the area, while leaving many secrets to feed your own curiosity and sense of discovery. Including information on the many stories and aspects of this Great Lake—historical, ecological, cultural, economic, as well as recreational. email@example.com
EVENTS GUIDE KEY
FSRN Campus Garden Facilitator by Dr. Connie Nelson, Lakehead University. Spaces are limited, please register. foodsecurityresearch.ca
Port Arthur Prosvita The Inside Ride is an organized stationary cycling challenge in support of Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario. Each team member rides for ten minutes on a state of the art, stationary road-racing bike. Music and video displays, spectators and teammates keep participants energized. Get your team together and raise money for a great cause! * theinsideride.thunderbay.com
The Dress - Barbara Sprague
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Drawing on the intricate and somewhat fragile nature of this type of art, Sprague weaves together the stories passed from one generation onto the next. Walking tour and reception:September 15 at 2 pm. theag.ca
Fall Art Classes
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Animal Portraits, Finding Relief, Beauty and Art for Girls, and more. theag.ca September 15
Disc Golf Tournament
Birch Point Park This event is open to everyone. The $25 entry fee also includes a customized tournament disc and lunch. An after party will be held later that night at the Hodder Tavern. You can register at the Loop on the corner of Red River Road and Court Street. twitter.com/tbdiscgolf September 16, 2–4 pm
Terry Fox Run
Boulevard Lake It has become a fall tradition in Thunder Bay to gather your friends and family, lace on your shoes, bring your pledge sheets, and attend your favourite Terry Fox Run. The run will consist of the 5 km route around the lake. * firstname.lastname@example.org
Brodie Library Fireside Room Join the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop for an evening of readings featuring writers from the community. The event is free, and all are welcome. nowwwriters.org September 25–26
Business Strategy Fundamentals
Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre These are hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs that offer start-ups the tools, mentoring, and peer feedback to solve specific problems and build essential components of their business. $100 deposit. email@example.com September 27, 9 pm
Biindigaate Film Festival - Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Definitely Superior Art Gallery Featuring visual art by contemporary regional aboriginal artists: Mike Anderson, Christian Chapman, Erick & Lisa Hanson, Patricia Ningewance, Candace Twance, Randy Thomas, and Kristy Cameron, live music, catered food (a twist on traditional snacks), and refreshments. After the opening reception, the exhibit at the gallery runs 12–6pm until October 6. definitelysuperior.com September 27, October 1–6
4th Annual Give the Gift of Life Walk
Churchill High School All are welcome to walk, jog or run in support of The Kidney Foundation of Canada and to raise both funds and awareness for organ and tissue donation. kidney.ca
Speed Challenge, Car Show, and Pumpkin Fest
Murillo Fairgrounds Two kinds of horsepower. Horses, antique and classic cars and trucks, and various pumpkin competitions. Children’s activities, food booths, antique tractors, and the Kakabeka Tired Iron Club. Fun for the entire family! Free admission. Hosted by the Oliver Agricultural Society and the Lakehead Antique Car Club. lakeheadantiquecarclub.com September 22, 7:30 pm
John Pinette: Still Hungry
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium A six-time Just For Laughs Festival veteran, John Pinette has been making audiences laugh for over twenty years. Tickets range from $37–$44 and are available now.
September 23 8 am–5 pm
Thunder Bay Marathon - Miles with the Giant
Red River Road Featuring a half marathon, a full marathon, 10K races, and a series of associated events, the course will combine urban, park, and residential settings combined with the beauty of Lake Superior’s shoreline. The starting line is located on Red River Road at the pedestrian crosswalk between Court St. and Cumberland St. thunderbaymarathon.com
Random Acts of Poetry
Paramount Theatre/City-Wide 8th Annual Random Acts of Poetry: Thunder Bay Performance Project, aka RAP, featuring 30 performances throughout the City of Thunder Bay by 24+ spoken word performers and singersongwriters, wearing their iconic orange poetry construction crew coveralls, to promote literacy, art, and poetry in places where people live their everyday lives! RAP performance schedule available at the gallery. definitelysuperior.com September 27–30
Biindigaate Film Festival
Paramount Theatre Building on the tradition of sharing knowledge and storytelling, the Biindigaate Film Festival is a celebration of indigenous films and filmmakers. We are a diverse, grassroots, not-for-profit group composed of First Nations, Métis, and non-Native people from the community of Thunder Bay. firstname.lastname@example.org September 28–30
Go Green Expo & Fall Into Winter Show
CLE Sports Dome Save the date for the third annual Go Green Expo, this year a featured attraction at the Fall Into Winter Show! A showcase of local green information, products and services, as well as a Local Foods Lunch. Presented by EarthWise®/EcoSuperior. ) 624-2140
theWall September 28–29
September 29, 2–3:30 pm
Celebrating our History
Wire Wrapped Glass Workshop
Brodie Resource Library Thunder Bay Public Library will participate in Culture Days by continuing to celebrate the Centennial year of the Brodie Resource Library. Join in the 100th Anniversary celebrations through self-guided tours, displays from our local history collection (highlighting how the Library is helping to preserve our culture), and attendance draws. tbpl.ca September 28–30
Giant Digital Photography Workshop - Fall Colours Weekend
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Join with pro photographer Barry Wojciechowski in field sessions/shoot locations around the park from sunrise to sunset, including tips for night photography. Cost is $449 plus HST and includes a two night stay in a park cabin or conference centre. Advanced booking required. superiorvisits.com September 28–30
Lakehead University Department of Visual Arts Open Studio
Buset Building, Lakehead University Come and visit Lakehead campus to check out where students create their artworks. A selection of students artworks will be on display, and a number of workshops will be offered by senior students and faculties in different studios. email@example.com
Thunder Bay Museum Ann, the Glass Lady, discusses working with glass while demonstrating an unique, easy to create, but safe and fun project for boys and girls of all ages, using smooth edged glass and a piece of wire that children can take home with them. thunderbaymuseum.com September 29, 3–7 pm
Back to School Open House
Satellite Studio, 12A St. Paul St. Learn new techniques involving collage, painting, cartooning, working with textiles, and pop-up card making. Take advantage of our wide variety of fabrics, paints, print materials, and know-how. Free refreshments will be served, as well as face painting for kids. * firstname.lastname@example.org September 30 9:30 am–9 pm
CIBC Run for the Cure
Legion Track, Fort William Stadium Be part of Canada’s largest single-day event in support of breast cancer research, education, and awareness. We welcome all participants to set their own pace whether you run or walk. All family members are encouraged to participate. cbcf.org September 30, 1–4 pm
Family Art Day
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Art projects for everyone! Come and enjoy an artful afternoon. Admission is $1. theag.ca
The Foundry $TBA, 19+, 10 pm
Jean-Paul De Roover LU Study $TBA, 19+, TBA September 15
Flipper Flanagan’s Flat Footed Four The Foundry $TBA, 19+, 10 pm
Tom Savage Trio The Apollo $TBA, 19+, 10 pm September 18
Tech N9ne with Madchild Crocks $20, 19+, 9 pm
Benefit in Honour of Justin Dubour ADEN $TBA, 19+, 9 pm
LU Study $15/$20, All Ages, 8 pm September 22
Finlandia Hall $TBA, All Ages, 8 pm
Art Demonstrations by Local Artists
Intercity Shopping Centre Presented by Local Colour Art Gallery localcolourartgallery.ca
September 29, 8 am
The Foundry $TBA, 19+, 10 pm
Free Entrance Day
Grand Portage National Monument Nearly 710 acres lying entirely within the boundaries of Grand Portage Indian Reservation, the reconstructed depot celebrates fur trade and Ojibway lifeways. Fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. nps.gov/grpo September 29, 9 am
Walk for ALS
Masonic Temple Walk to raise funds for vital research, and to provide equipment and support for people living with ALS and their families. email@example.com September 29, 10:30–11:30 am
Culture Days Drop-In Art Program for Kids
901 South Edward St. Join Pam Cain of CAHEP as she engages children of all ages in a fun drop-in program based on the Ruby Owens wall mural of the Thunderbird, inspired by the art of Norval Morriseau. * firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Events September 2
Arrowhead Center for the Arts $17/$7, All Ages, 7 pm September 23
Chippewa Park Free, All Ages, 2 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium $40, All Ages, 7 pm
Black Pirates Pub $8, 19+, 9 pm September 6
Stone Temple Pilots
Christa Couture - Redgy Blackout The Apollo $TBA, All Ages, 8 pm
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium $85, All Ages, 8 pm
Pedestrian Lifestyle EP Release
Black Pirates Pub $5, All Ages, 8 pm September 7
The Auditor General The Foundry $TBA, 19+, 10 pm September 8
Frantic Tantric and Geequilibrium The Foundry $5, 19+, 10 pm
Black Pirates Pub $TBA, 19+, 8 pm
For the Love of Life: A Showcase of Award-Winning Musicians Thunder Bay Community Auditorium $20, All Ages, 7 pm September 30
Bend Sinister Crocks $8, 19+, 9 pm
Friday Night Pizza Story and Photo By Marlene Wandel
We thrive on rituals. They give shape and meaning to our days, weeks, years. At our house, we are deeply faithful to our weekly Pizza Night. Friday night, pizza night. Even when I work the weekend, Friday and its attendant festival of carbohydrates and melted cheese is something to anticipate. Pizza Friday at our house is mostly just for four, but somehow, the same crust recipe can feed 12. The dough is kneaded for two minutes or eight minutes, depending on how often the phone rings, with as much as olive oil as either the recipe or the mood calls for on that particular day. Pesto, olive oil, or tomato sauce dress the dough, waiting for the adornments that will turn this flatbread into pizza, after a sojourn in a 500 degree oven. There is always a staple just-cheese-and-tomato-sauce pizza, for the small but vocal minority in our house that thinks variety in texture and colour is a bad thing. Mozzarella is bought in a 3 pound brick that rarely gets a chance to get stinky; sometimes the just-cheese pizza is a serendipitous marriage of remnants of the cheese drawer, and other times it’s a surprise, when yet another bag of unlabeled, grated, white cheese in the freezer turns out to be Swiss. The toppings run the gamut from the standard pepperoni, mushroom, and green pepper arrangement to a symphony of goat cheese, fresh figs, and prosciutto. Sometimes the zucchini that litter the counter in the summer take a trip through the grater and land on a pizza; sometimes pears snuggle under a blanket of caramelized brie. There is a world of possibility waiting to be discovered; we can experiment with new things, all under the comfortable guise of our Pizza Friday ritual. Every party at our house, though not always on a Friday, features a tray of pizza. Pizzas emerge from the oven in cast iron pans, deep dish pizza pans, or straight from the pizza stone. After two years of Pizza Fridays, the surface of our pizza stone is far from pristine—some call it a patina, which makes it seem like something authentic and old-world instead of just bearing the stains of charred cheeses and errant mushrooms. Pizza is the ultimate marriage of slow food and fast food. Made from scratch, yet ready in nine minutes (seven if we’re using the pizza stone). It’s key to listen for the oven timer. An extra minute can make or break your pizza when the oven is maxed out. One of these days, I’m going to brave making pizza on the barbecue, and maybe, just like the first crust I slid onto the piping hot pizza stone, it will be an experiment that turns into ritual. The Walleye
TheEYE - Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
Films 57 Films at 2 Venues
We’re screening 16 films and 7 music videos made in Thunder Bay! Meet local, northern and visiting filmmakers and directors!
Friday, September 7 11:00 p.m. 314 bay Street Join us for an evening on the town. Enjoy 7 music videos made in Thunder Bay. Live and recorded music. Cash bar.
Docs noRth | Docs noRD
master Class with Gunilla bresky
314 bay st & Magnus theatre tiCkets
F EST IVAL PASS
$ 7 SESSIon
“Celluloid dreams” by miChel beaulieu Saturday, September 8, 2012 11:00 a.m. - noon upper mezzanine, baggage building artS Centre, prinCe arthur’S landing, marina park drive
Pay w h at y o u Ca n STUD E nTS, SEnI oRS & UnE M PLoYED
Advance passes are available at Calico Coffee House (316 Bay Street) & Scandinavian Delicatessen (307 Bay Street). During the Festival, passes may be purchased on-site during festival hours at 314 Bay Street and at Magnus Theatre on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7.
All purchAses Are cAsh only.
the Pioneer oF doCumentary Film and direCtor oF “nanook oF the north” Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. upper mezzanine, baggage building artS Centre, prinCe arthur’S landing, marina park drive
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RoBeRt J. FlaheRty exhiBit
Sunday, September 9 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 314 bay Street Free, open to the general publiC Docs North|Docs Nord is a workshop program for emerging and independent film, television and digital media producers.
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For programming information, director’s bio’s and more, visit:
Celebrating 100 years of filM in thunder bay
Published on Aug 31, 2012