AURORAFEST Events


You’re invited to a 10 day party for Canada’s 150th!
Celebrating Canada’s Wildlife & Wilderness


Are you ready for this amazing 10 day event in Thompson to celebrate Canada’s 150 celebration?

You and your family can spectate, participate, host, sponsor, or be a volunteer! Contact us today at info@thompsonaurorafest.ca



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OFFICIAL AURORAFEST EVENTS SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2017:
• Al Simmons music workshops for Schools
• 5pm - Steak, Spuds & Bud supper @ Trappers Tavern. $25
• Canada 150 auction @ Trappers Tavern
• 5-9pm - Official Volunteer Register @ Trappers & MMWT
• 5-9pm - Aurora Photo Wkshp Register @ MMWT & Trappers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th:
• Aurora Borealis Photo Workshop Day 1 @ MMWT
• 10am - FREE Rotary Club Family Breakfast @ Boreal
• 10am - Millennium Tr. Family Bike Ride - 3km & Cookies @ Boreal
• 10am - Millennium Trail Family Walk & Run @ Boreal
• 10am - Pride Parade @ Rec Centre to City Hall
• 12pm - AuroraFest KICK -OFF & GREETINGS @ Boreal
• WOLF WEEK BBQ Lunch - At cost @ Boreal
• Choir Singing of O Canada full version @ Boreal Local musicians. Face painting @ Boreal
• FREE Canada 150 souvenirs @ Boreal & Rec Centre Animal puppet stories @ TBA
• 2:30 pm - AL SIMMONS Family Performance @ Rec Centre
• 5pm - MultiCultural Feast of Nations @ Army & Navy $35
• 7pm - Boreal DC Wild Music Event @ Royal Cdn Legion. $30 Aurora night photo shoot in the field

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th:
• Aurora Borealis Photo Workshop Day 2 @ MMWT
• Aurora Photo Workshop nature field trip
• WOLF WEEK starts!
• 1pm+ Meet movie star wolves from Alberta @ Boreal
• 1pm + 3pm - Birch bark biting workshops P. Bruderer @ MMWT
• 1:30pm - Millennium Tr. Bike Ride - 15k hard core @ Boreal
• 1:30pm - Play GPS wolf art hunt. Prizes. Starts @ Boreal

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th:
• SCHOOLS: Launch AuroraFest art contest all week
• Collegiate YouTube Video Contest starts @ RDPC
• 2pm - Animal story time for 2-5 year olds @ Library
• 4pm+ Meet movie star wolves @ Boreal $5 & $2
• Kids colouring contest all week @ Library & MMWT
• 8pm - FREE Wildlife Film show Cougars Crossing @ TBA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th:
• Art Displays at schools
• 2pm - Animal story time for 2-5 year olds @ Library
• 4pm+ Meet movie star wolves @ Boreal. $5 & $2
• 5pm Painting and punch event for youth @ Library. $5 Indigenous dance & song @ School TBA
• 8pm - SPECIAL Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop @ Boreal

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th:
• 2pm - Animal storytime for 2-5 year olds @ Library
• 4pm - Aurora photo display @ City Centre Mall & Rec Centre
• 4pm - iPhone Photo Workshop @ RDPC.$25
• 4pm - Elders & youth feast with wildlife stories @ MMWT & Wolf stories with Matt Paproski. @ MMWT

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st:
• 1:30pm - Guinness World Book of Records Wolf Howl @ Rec Grounds (Cookies & Canada 150 souvenirs to 900 participants)
• 2pm - Animal storytime for 2-5 year olds @ Library
• 3:30pm+ Meet movie star wolves @ Boreal. $5 & $2
• 4pm - Aurora photo display @ City Centre Mall & Rec Centre
• 6pm - FREE Crafts workshop. Must register. @ MMWT
• 6:30pm - Open House Crafts SALE @ MMWT
• 8pm - SPECIAL - Animal care training workshop @ Boreal

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd:
• 1-8pm - Aurora photo display & sale @ Meridian Hotel
• 4pm - Meet & photograph movie star wolves @ Boreal $2 & $5
• 4pm - Aurora photo display @ City Centre Mall & Rec Centre
• 6pm - Community BBQ Hot Dogs. Hot chocolate. @ Boreal
• 6pm - Bonfire & mascots Rudy the Raven & Timber Wolf @ Boreal
• 6pm - DON AMERO - JUNO Music performance @ RDPC $10 & $5

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
• 1-4pm - Photo display @ City Centre Mall & Rec Centre
• 10-4pm - People’s Choice Awards for favourite photo. Prizes for voting! @ Rec Centre & Mall
• 6-9pm - Aurora Closing Ceremony. Open House @ MMWT

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th:
• 11:30am - WRAP-UP PARTY for registered Volunteers
• 4pm - Adult painting & wine event @ Pub 55. $50 (Register in advance)

VENUES

Library - Cree Road & Thompson Dr. North
MMWT - (Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre). 4 Nelson Rd.
Boreal - (Boreal Discovery Centre) 110 UCN Dr.
Army & Navy - 80 Nelson Rd.
NOTE: Check daily for changes in times or venues at: www.facebook.com/ThompsonAuroraFest

NOTE: All Sponsors & registered volunteers who help at 2 events will be invited to a very special WrapUp Party!




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