Arts & Entertainment

Infinitely More

  Infinitely More is a husband and wife duo, who share the love and light of God through song. Their fusion of folk, pop, hymns, and worship is said to soothe the heart and ignite the soul. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, this full-time nationally touring ministry travels over 40,000km annually, singing in churches o!f all sizes and denominations. ...

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Tom Savage Is Coming To Wawa

Canadian musician Tom Savage is stopping in Wawa on his Western Canadian Tour this weekend. This very talented musician has played to audiences across Canada many times over the last few years and has stopped in Wawa each time he passes to the delight of many fans. His style is uniquely his own, ranging from country to pop to folk ...

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The LDHC Foundation at the Blueberry Fall Fair

The Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation will be at the Blueberry Fall Fair this coming weekend promoting its Dream Vacation Lottery.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.   While you are there, be sure to enter the draw to win this handmade table runner handcrafted by Heidi Trudeau and Lorraine Pihelgas. The winner will be announced at the ...

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Rock Island Presents Midnight Vesta

  Midnight Vesta is a Canadiana band based out of Toronto. Since the release of their debut EP, ‘The Sleight of Hand’, which garnered national airplay on college radio, the band have been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performances. Their 2017 release, ‘Seconds’, sees them progress from a banjo-driven folk band to a guitar-laden quartet ...

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APTN Begins First Contact mini-series tonight

  Did you know… Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. Beginning tonight, APTN will be showing First Contact, narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong ...

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MPP Michael Mantha congratulates local recipients of Ontario Arts Council grants

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha congratulated local recipients of the 2017-18 Ontario Arts Council grants.   “Our region is truly blessed with talented artists and vibrant arts organizations,” said Mantha.  “As a result, 81 projects and programs in Algoma-Manitoulin shared almost $1.3 million in funding from the Ontario Arts Council.  I congratulate this year’s recipients for their extraordinary work, their talent ...

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Dakota House & Scott Ward to Perform at MCCC

Dakota House and Scott Ward will be entertaining everyone at the MMCC from 7 – 9 p.m., tonight and tomorrow evening. Scott Ward is an Ojibway entertainer who is originally from Manitoba, Canada but now calls Victoria, BC his home. Scott Ward travels extensively across North America as a full-time Comedy Hypnotist and Motivational Speaker. Scott is also a certified Teacher and ...

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Rock Island Presents Mimi O’Bonsawin – August 18

  Rock Island is presenting Mimi O’Bonsawin in a house concert tonight. Mimi is a Northern Ontario born Roots Songstress who started performing and writing songs at a young age , putting out her first album in 2014. Mimi is heavily influenced by her roots and celebrates her Abénakis and French-Canadian heritage. She writes songs with the intention to give ...

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Star Gazing – Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend

The weekend of August 11-13 will be a great time for heading out of town to the great outdoors, especially at night. This is the weekend of the annual Perseid meteor shower and during the peak nights of Aug 11/12 and Aug 12/13; more than 100 meteors (shooting stars) can be seen per hour. The shower is the result of ...

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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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