Arts & Entertainment

Fred Eaglesmith to Tour Northeastern Ontario & Wawa!

  The Fall 2018 Fred Eaglesmith tour schedule is almost all about small halls.  After Starbuck, Manitoba (not Starbucks, but Starbuck Community Hall), they will reach Winnipeg to play the Park Theatre.  Then begins their return home to Ontario.  About 21 months have passed since Fred Eaglesmith played many shows in this part of the province with his talented wife, ...

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Rock Island Hosts David Archibald August 1st

  David Archibald, the Happiest Camper in Ontario is touring in a 30 park concert tour. He has written five sings to help celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary! David says “I’m thrilled to embark on this grand tour of 30 parks to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks. It’s a fantastic job! I will unleash five new songs ...

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Don’s Doing Art Classes!

    Don has had many passions in his life, fishing, music, painting. Now he has added a new talent to his list, teaching. Don has started teaching art classes at Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park. His classes are held every Tuesday (July and August), and if you wish to attend (there is one today), call The Lake Effect ...

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Zachary Lucky to Play Rock Island – July 24

    Zachary Lucky is coming to Rock Island Tuesday, July 24th for Dinner and a Concert. Zachary is not a stranger to Rock Island. Wawa-news knows of at least three house concerts there, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Each time he was well enjoyed by the crowd. Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice – ...

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Rock Island Presents – Campbell Woods

Campbell Woods released his debut record, “Oxford Street” in the spring of April 2017. He has been on the road ever since, performing everywhere from Vancouver to Halifax to Nashville to Austin. As a songwriter, he’s been compared to the likes of Townes Van Zandt and John K. Sampson. Once again Judy will be cooking tasty food. She is planning: ...

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Wawa Music Festival Begins Today!

The Fifth Annual Wawa Music Festival is set to begin this evening with the Jazz Hats beginning at Woody’s at 6 p.m. The music will continue all weekend long with 30 different musicians/groups playing on seven stages throughout the community. The Music Festival also features a Street Fair on Broadway Avenue, with vendors, busking stages, activities and games for the ...

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Tuesday Morning News – June 19

Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:52 Weather – Sunny. High 22. UV index 9 or very high. Marine – Wind northeast 10 knots becoming light early this morning then becoming northwest 10 Wednesday evening. Waves less than one half metre building to one half metre Wednesday evening. News Tidbits – Rock Island will be hosting a Dinner and a Concert this Saturday. MD Dunn ...

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LDHC Foundation Summer Wine Tasting Event – Get your tickets now!

Jun 18, 2018 @ 15:12 Summer is almost upon us and so is the annual summer wine tasting hosted by the LDHC Foundation.  Board members and staff have been busy planning a great event featuring 5 wines from around the world and 2 Northern Ontario craft beers.  Of course, there will also be tasty morsels to complement each beverage.   ...

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Rock Island Presents – Dinner & Lindsey Walker

May 28, 2018 @ 18:30 Lindsey Walker is embarking on her most ambitious solo tour to date – 15 dates, 19 days, over 11,ooo kms playing in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Tuesday night she will play at the Gore Street Cafe in Sault Ste. Marie, and Wednesday night you can enjoy a lovely dinner and concert with Lindsey at Rock Island Lodge. ...

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The LDHC Foundation Prepares for Annual Wine Tasting Event

May 24, 2018 @ 11:56 Preparations are underway for this year’s Wine Tasting Event. The theme is Summertime, a season we all look forward to celebrating. Five summery wines and two kinds of craft beer from a Thunder Bay brewery will be featured. Tasty complimentary appetizers will be served with each wine or beer. Mary Ciuciura has graciously agreed to ...

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Dance Performance Showcase 2018

Apr 11, 2018 @ 11:28   Defined Movement Dance held their Performance Showcase 2018 featured solos, duets, trios and group dances from the 2017/18 competitive season. This was a fundraiser for the dance students, in order to help with costs for costumes, travel expenses and entry fees for competitions. Instructor Samatha Stewart explained that the nearest place to compete is ...

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Le graffiti embellit les murs de l’école

Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:40   L’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) a eu le privilège d’accueillir Dominique « Mique Michelle » Boisvenue, qui a généreusement fait un don de murales de « graffiti ». Ces murales, qui se retrouvent maintenant sur les murs du corridor de l’école, représentent la culture de la région.    Mique Michelle est artiste métisse originaire de Field (Ontario). Les nombreuses murales ...

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Graffiti brightens up the school

Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:38   École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) was thrilled to welcome Dominique “Mique Michelle” Boisvenue who generously donated graffiti murals to the schools. These murals, that now adorn the hallway walls, are a great representation of the region’s culture.   Mique Michelle is a Métis artist from Field, Ontario. Her beautiful and colorful graffiti art can be found on ...

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Kilotile to release new album Christmas Day

Dec 18, 2017 @ 08:43 On Christmas Day 2017, hometown DJ/producer Kilotile is releasing a new album “Prodigy”. On December 5th, the artist posted a photo on his Facebook page and Instagram that he is at his studio working on his new album. Prodigy will be followed by another new album, featuring featured artists. The Canadian producer said that he is ...

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