The Friends of Chippewa Park
"Bringing Chippewa's Past into the Future"
Chippewa Park & The Friends of Chippewa will be busy this summer. Sundays in the Park Concerts, live theatre with the Rob McLeod's Capital Theatre Melodrama, Tuesday Night Jam Sessions, the Kite Festival, Shelter House Relay, Benny Birch's Birthday Party, and the Bill Beavis Family Fun Day to name a few!
Check out our media release with information about what is happening at the Park. Click here.
Interested in Summer Student Employment at Chippewa Park? Click here.
Check it out on our 2013 Events Calendar
Want to show off your talent and be a part of our Sundays in the Park entertainment? Click here for an application
Highway 61 Revisited...Canadian Style
The Friends of Chippewa Park, with the assistance of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, will be publishing a special 12 page colour newspaper supplement that will be distributed by the Chronicle Journal to 150,000 homes along the Highway 61 corridor and across Northwestern Ontario, including the City of Thunder Bay. From the twin cities of Duluth-Superior to Thunder Bay every home will receive a copy of this special insert which will focus on what the Canadian start to Highway 61 has to offer. From Mink Mountain and the Eagle Ridge Trout Farm to Fort William Historical Park and Chippewa Park, to the Waterfront District and the Blues Festival the supplement will feature the key attractions and events along the northern starting point of Bob Dylan’s famous Highway 61. Through this special supplement we will be inviting Americans and Canadians to revisit it and all that it has to offer. The supplement will include descriptions of our key attractions and events along with a schedule of events that will indicate there is much to do in Thunder Bay.
Please join us by purchasing an ad in the supplement and help support your business and the community.
Click here to get our rate sheet and order form
For more information contact Iain Angus 807.474.0926
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PROVINCE HELPING THUNDER BAY RESIDENTS PROTECT GREAT LAKES
Mauro announces Ontario Government Supporting Lake Superior Restoration
Ontario is helping The Friends of Chippewa Park protect Lake Superior through a Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund $24,300 grant.
The Friends of Chippewa Park will be using this funding grant to plant trees and expand and enhance the current beach trail. Trees Thunder Bay and Union Gas of Thunder Bay will assist with the project by enlisting over 20 community volunteers and some equipment.
The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund grants help grassroots community groups, non-profit organizations and First Nations and Métis communities restore the lakes and their tributaries through local actions such as cleaning up shorelines and protecting and restoring wetlands. This will help protect water quality in the Great Lakes.
Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is part of the Province’s plan to enhance the quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations.
“I am pleased our government is able to support local volunteers with this grant of $24,300. The Great Lakes are important to all of us for many different reasons, and it is important that we ensure their sustainability for future generations.”
— Bill Mauro MPP, Thunder Bay-Atikokan
“The Friends of Chippewa Park appreciates that the Government of Ontario has recognized the opportunity to improve Chippewa Park with these funds. It will allow us to extend the existing trail system to the newly-redeveloped Sandy Beach Park swimming area. The FOCP has now raised and invested over $6.3 million into the park since 2001.”
— Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk, President, The Friends of Chippewa Park
“Planting new trees is crucial to enhancing Chippewa Park’s value to the environment and to the community. Kudos to The Friends of Chippewa Park for leading this initiative that will see up to 34 large caliper trees added to the Park.”
— Rod Seabrook, President, Trees Thunder Bay
• The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund provides grants of up to $25,000 to help non-profit groups restore and protect the Great Lakes.
• Over 4,000 species of plants, fish and wildlife live in the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem – it’s one of the most biologically rich regions in Canada.
• Learn about the proposed Great Lakes Strategy.
For more information:
Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
For Park bookings, hours of operation etc please call the City of Thunder Bay at (807) 625-CHIP
For information about Sundays in the Park or The Friends of Chippewa Park please call 623-5111
Live Web cam from Chippewa Park
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Thunder Bay is being featured as a webisode on CBC's Cross Country Fun Hunt. Check out the video of Jordan visiting Thunder Bay's Amethyst Mine and Chippewa Park! http://www.cbc.ca/kids/games/funhunt/
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There's plenty to do this summer out at Chippewa Park! Stay updated on events by regularly checking our website, facebook page, or twitter account! You can also check The Chronicle Journal's "What To Do" section
The Friends of Chippewa Park would like to thank the following Sponsors for their contributions to Chippewa Fun Day.
Auto trenzz Berni's Pies Bombardier
Brukalmans Carole's Cakes CAW Local 1067
Cheno's Cornell Farms Cycle Path Elks
Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Great Canadian Oil Change H & P Jams and Jellies
HITC Cards JMW Enterprises Little Do Do's
McDonalds Mavis' Peacefully Country Crafts Mountain View Variety
Northern Lights Credit Union Northern Unique Nutrition House
OLG Thunder Bay Casino Paradis Aperies Petries Cycle & Sports
Prospector Quick Lube Simpson's Meats Sturgeon Lake Lodge
Theresa Gilhooly Thunder Bay Bingo Tim Horton's Balmorial Ave
Value Village Watkins (Dennis Bernice) AND Magic 99.9 - CJUK * Thunder Bay
SSpend Spend your summer at Chippewa Park
Join Join us at Chippewa Park again this year for a wide range of public events.
The Friends of Chippewa Park office is closed until sometime in June. If you need to speak with someone regarding the operation of the park please call (807) 625-2351. See you next summer!
Check out some pictures !
If you have any pictures of Chippewa Park that you would like to share, please bring them out to the park and we will scan them into our computer and add them to our growing data base on the history of the park. We want your stories too!
The Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History
Check out the link below!
On July 21, 2010Thunder Bay City Council met at Chippewa Park for the first time in the 89 year history of the park. The meeting was held to coincide with National Aboriginal Day which was celebrated for the first time at Chippewa Park. City Council adopted a Statement of Commitment to the urban Aboriginal people.
There were many games for all ages to play and a prize for everyone at Chippewa Family Fun Day
The Friends of Chippewa Park is a Not-For-Profit organization, founded in 2002, whose aim is to restore Chippewa Park to its full potential. TFOCP have raised and invested over $6.3 million to preserve the Park's rich history, renovate & improve the physical grounds & structures, and enhance its natural beauty for all to enjoy. With a dedicated membership of neighbours, friends, and caring citizens TFOCP work to re-establish Chippewa Park as a destination of choice and a recreational haven. TFOCP is a very active organization that has made great strides in Chippewa’s restoration and continues to work hard planning for Chippewa’s future. Their mission statement is "To provide public amenities and to preserve, protect and promote the public park known as Chippewa Park located in and owned by the City of Thunder Bay with the intention that the park reaches its full potential as a public recreation area to the full benefit of the community."
Chippewa Park has been a favorite with city residents and visitors since it opened in 1921. Located on along the beautiful coast of Lake Superior, Chippewa holds an amazing view of the Sleeping Giant, this is your destination for family fun, scenic beauty and relaxation. With so much to see and do Chippewa is your perfect summer getaway.
Click on the links on the side to see all that Chippewa has to offer, or telephone the Chippewa Hotline at 807-625-CHIP or call Toll Free at 888-711-5094. Above is a live action look at the water at Chippewa Park and Pictures and Details of events here at Chippewa Park!
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