Raise The Roof

Nov 29 - Mar 31

Each year, this national Toque Campaign sees hundreds of volunteers and supporters sell toques across the country, with proceeds benefiting Partner Agencies working directly with people experiencing homelessness.

Since 1997, the annual Toque Campaign has supported over 180 community agencies across Canada, raising more than $7 million to date in support of long-term solutions to homelessness.

Where the Money Goes

50% of the gross proceeds from each Toque Campaign item benefit community Partner Agencies working directly with people experiencing homelessness. Proceeds from toques bought in a community stay in that community (this includes online sales).

Remaining proceeds (after campaign costs) support Raising the Roof’s national homelessness prevention initiatives, such as The Upstream Project.


What is the Toque Campaign?





The Realistic Joneses

Feb 22 - Feb 25

The Realistic Joneses introduces the audience to two couples, Bob and Jennifer Jones, and their new neighbours, John and Pony Jones. Eno’s work invites us to witness and reflect on the depth of everyday conversation; from hilariously awkward moments to striking tenderness, honesty and intimacy. Layered with questions of life, this moving production delivers serious emotion through the everyday subtleties of small talk.

On Stage at École secondaire publique Odyssée 480, avenue Norman North Bay, Ontario  P1B 0A8


Wed  Feb 22nd 7:30 p.m.

Thu  Feb 23rd 7:30 p.m.

Fri   Feb 24th 7:30 p.m.

Sat   Feb 25th 7:30 p.m.


BBall 4 Bullying

Feb 22

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Over the month of February, CKNW aims to raise awareness of these issues through various initiatives centered around our “Pink Shirt Day” campaign.

On February 22, 2017 we encourage everyone to practice kindness, and wear a CKNW Orphans’ Fund Official Pink Shirt, button, or pin to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

In conjunction, the 4th Annual BBALL4BULLYING will be happening at Odyssée on WED FEB 22nd,

Come out and show your support!


Monkeyjunk and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Feb 24

t’s a double bill of swamp-rock roots and the blues starring Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers. Together they create a decades-deep blues style bond. MonkeyJunk’s Steve Marriner, Tony D and Matt Sobb are three musicians who individually had established careers prior to forming MonkeyJunk. They hit us with a new sound and refreshing blend of genres. On Friday, February 24th, they team up to rock the Capitol Centre!


Selling Ice to Northerners!

Feb 25

Join Adam and Country 600 CKAT as we once again raise money for Special Olympics Ontario!

Adam will be taking the Polar Plunge on March 4th. To help him raise funds, he will be Selling Ice to Northerners at Burger World Algonquin on Saturday, February 25th

To support Adam by making a donation, click HERE

If YOU want to take the plunge with Adam, click HERE


Rogers Radio Timmins Job Fair

Mar 1

Looking for a new career? Searching for the right job opportunity? Head to the Rogers Radio Job Fair! One Day – Wednesday, March 1st at the Porcupine Dante Club.


Seniors Helping Seniors: Session 5

Mar 1

During this presentation, on March 1st from 1pm-3pm, you will see how closely interconnected the holding on and letting go can be. Heather McGuinty will be presenting. She is a registered nurse who for 40 years has worked in both the hospital and community sectors.


Laurentian Ski Hill Ski & Pub

Mar 3

Come out for some sliders and suds with live music food and prizes! Free rentals with your event ticket!


GoodLife Spin4Kids

Mar 4

GoodLife Spin4Kids

On Saturday, March 4th – spin, groove and move at Spin4Kids, a fitness fundraiser organized by GoodLife Kids Foundation to support programs that get kids active. What moves YOU? Being a healthy role model? Fond memories of an active childhood? Helping the next generation live their best lives? Then gather a team of friends, family, or coworkers and fundraise for Spin4Kids! No experience needed—everyone is welcome!  Find out more and register your team today at Donations go to community programs that will make a positive impact on the health and quality of life for Canadian children!




Friends of Camp Caritou Pasta Dinner

Mar 4

Support the friends of Camp Caritou with a delicious pasta dinner!


Genetics & Geneology

Mar 7

“Genetics and Genealogy” – On Tuesday, March 7th, the Nipissing District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be having a presentation on the importance of not only knowing your family history but also knowing your family’s medical history.  Our speaker will be Rita Kodida, Genetic Counsellor from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.  “Genetics and Genealogy” will be held in the Auditorium downstairs at the North Bay Public Library, 271 Worthington Street East, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..   All are welcome! 




Harry Potter March Break Camp

Mar 13 - Mar 17

Calling all young witches and wizards: the Capitol Centre is pleased to announce our upcoming March Break Camp for kids ages 6 to 11, with a very special Harry Potter theme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book series’ debut! Children are invited to spend a day or so, or even the whole week, sorted into the four Houses of Hogwarts and attending classes of witchcraft and wizardry at the Capitol Centre’s own Hogwarts, as well as learning a little bit about what goes on behind the scenes to create all those fascinating Harry Potter books, plays and movies.


“It’s going to be an absolute blast,” says Andrew Palangio, one of the facilitators of the camp. “Our Camp Leader has put together a dynamite set of activities that will make even the adults want to stay and join in.”


What day at Hogwarts would be complete without ‘Herbology’ class, ‘Defense Against the Dark Arts’ and of course ‘Potions’ class down in the dungeons? The program ensures ample outdoor time and lots of healthy physical activity every day. There will also be many opportunities to learn about the ‘real’ magic that goes into film and theatre with hands-on workshops on scenic painting, acting, and more. Plus, as a special bonus the camp will incorporate a splash of local history in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


The Capitol Centre’s March Break Camp is a great way for children to build confidence and inspire creativity, invaluable assets for their futures. The camp runs during the March Break, March 13 – 17, from 9 am to 5 pm with an early drop off at 8:30 am. Parents can sign their kids up for single days at $35/day or the full week for $150. There is also an optional Thursday night sleepover on stage, complete with dinner, Astronomy class, and breakfast. Sibling and subsidized rates are available. Inquire at the Box Office to register your child or for more information at 705-474-4747.


Nursing Games 2017

Mar 17 - Mar 19

The Nursing Games is a National event that brings more than 300 nursing students together from all across Canada. This event will provide students the opportunity to network with both their peers and other healthcare professionals. Participants will experience the beauty of North Bay and the surrounding community while being immersed in an inclusive environment that promotes pride in the nursing profession. Over the weekend participants will showcase their academic and athletic abilities using teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills. Typical weekend activities in the past have included clinical skills testing, academic competitions, sporting events, a banquet, awards ceremony, career fair, social events and a charity dinner.

This year Nipissing University has received the honour of hosting this recognized event from March 17th – 19th, 2017. The organizing committee, which is made up of several student volunteers, has been working diligently to create a worthwhile weekend that will allow students to demonstrate their pride for both their school and future profession.

The organizing committee is excited for the chance to showcase our Community to students from diverse areas across the province and country. The city of North Bay has so many unique qualities that students from other regions may have never been exposed to before. We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the benefits that a Northern Living lifestyle has to offer, and we hope to be able to inspire a future generation of northern and rural nurses! We know from experience that many students who attend Nipissing University’s Nursing Program eventually choose to work within the North Bay health care system, and we believe that our event has the potential in inspire students from other institutions in a similar way.

We are proud to announce that our Sporting Events this year will include Bubble Soccer, Archery Tag, and Human Hungry, Hungry Hippos. Our Academic Event will include the Amazing Race – Nurse Edition throughout Nipissing University to showcase our amazing campus and Nursing Faculty. The benefactor of our Charity Dinner will be the Nipissing Serenity Hospice.

The challenge we are facing is hosting a large-scale event while keeping costs affordable to the students attending the Nursing Games. Therefore, we are seeking out fun and innovative ways to raise funds this enjoyable event for Nursing Students! Additionally, our coordination team has been diligently working to procure sponsors and community partners to assist us in making this a successful event. Our fundraising efforts will be a large part of helping to keep the cost of this event affordable for participants.

We appreciate your consideration of Nursing Games 2017. On behalf of the organizing committee and students who will be attending, we would like to forward our sincerest gratitude for your time, consideration, and commitment to Canada’s future nurses!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!


Emily Oldreive,

Nursing Games Head Coordinator



The 15th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters We Own It Bowl For Kids Sake

Mar 24 - Mar 25

The 15th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters We Own It Bowl For Kids Sake is happening at Partners Bowling Alley on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25! The theme this year is Canada’s 150th! You can form a team with your business, and compete to raise money in support of young people in your community. For more information on how to register your team, visit their website at Details

Michael White & The White

Apr 8

The 1975 religious experience that was his first Led Zeppelin concert changed musician Michael White’s life forever. Even though he’s been playing their music in more than 8,000 shows since 1977, however, it was in 2010 that he expanded on that religious aspect and thought how appropriate it might be to perform Led Zeppelin in a church. His choice of venue was inspired by the Led Zeppelin title, Houses of the Holy. Since then Michael White and The White have played in dozens of churches across Ontario. White recalled in a recent interview, “I was thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to play in the Houses of the Holy? Wouldn’t it be cool to sing Stairway to Heaven in a church?” 

On Saturday, April 08, Led Zeppelin’s music will echo through the high ceilings of one of North Bay’s ‘Houses Of The Holy’, when Michael White & The White bring ‘An Evening of Led Zeppelin’ to Trinity United Church. The show will be presented by 101.9 ROCK FM and feature two classic albums (Led Zeppelin 1 & 2) performed in their entirety.


While some people may have connotations of Led Zeppelin being into black magic, the occult and witchcraft, White insists there is a lighter, spiritual side of Led Zeppelin. The lyrics to Stairway to Heaven are a good example. Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant has termed it a song of hope. One line goes, “There’s still time to change the road you’re on”. It’s inspirational,” White declared. “Trinity United Church has such great acoustics. It’s a perfect venue for an old school rock show!”


White’s musical career has ranged beyond Led Zeppelin. In addition to recording both solo and group releases for Atlantic Records he has also recorded and performed with artists such as Nikki Sixx, Alice Cooper, Keith Emerson, Steve Morse, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Lukather Rick Wakeman, and Jeff Healey.


But Zeppelin has always been with him. The Led Zeppelin music he and his band The White play is so true to the spirit of their idols that they have actually been endorsed by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.


‘An Evening of Led Zeppelin – Live in the Houses of the Holy’ is an all ages show. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 (plus applicable charges).


101.9 ROCK FM presents




Featuring two classic albums



SATURDAY, APRIL 08, 2017 – 7:30 PM


111 McIntyre St East, North Bay, P1B1C5

All Ages Welcome / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm


Tickets $30 (+ S.C.)

Available at:


1-705-474-4747 or 1-888-834-4747



TICKETFLY.COM  1-888-732-1682


Gulliver’s Books & Toys – 157 Main St W

Music City – 221 Algonquin


Mattawa Voyageur Days

Jul 28 - Jul 30


Mattawa’s biggest party turns 20 this summer and Voyageur Days is bringing in three of the bands that played at the very first event.

Co-chair Jacques Begin says Trooper, Toronto and the Headpins, which is the Darby Mills Project now will be on stage at Explorers Point in July.

Prism is also part of the Saturday line-up.

As for Friday night, Begin says they have a special event.

“We’re rebuilding Big Joe Mufferaw,” he says, pointing out the re-carving work is underway. “We’ll be doing a dedication that night and we have Stompin’ Tom Connors son come to play, Taw Connors,” Begin added.

The Road Hammers and Dan Davidson are also performing that night.

There will regional and local music Sunday afternoon then at night three tribute acts, Hotel California, Little Bones and Green River will be on stage.

Wristbands are $40 including tax.

The price goes up to $50 after March 10th.

They’re now on sale at all area Scotiabanks and Caisse Populaires, online at as well the Mattawa Travel Information Centre.