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Thompson Playhouse elects board

Thompson Playhouse elects board

Thompson Playhouse held its annual general meeting Nov.
So long, summer

So long, summer

Aurora Dance Academy, John Ham, Tony Whalen, Kory Wickdahl and Tracey “Smitty” Smith entertained the crowd at the Thompson Regional Community Centre Aug. 31 when the summer swan song Party in the Park was forced inside due to weather.
Wildlife artist's painting raffle raises $900 for Thompson pediatric unit

Wildlife artist's painting raffle raises $900 for Thompson pediatric unit

During his most recent trip to the Hub of the North, former resident Earl McKay set up shop at the Meridian Hotel Aug. 16−25 in order to sell some of his latest wildlife-inspired paintings. However, he set one creation aside for a charity raffle.
Concert (not) in the park

Concert (not) in the park

Despite being banished to the Thompson Regional Community Centre due to unseasonably cold weather , local musicians John Ham (guitar), Tracey “Smitty” Smith (bass) and Kory Wickdahl (drums) performed at the final noon-hour Concert in the Park show of
CBC North Country will soon return to the airwaves with new radio host in Thompson

CBC North Country will soon return to the airwaves with new radio host in Thompson

CBC North Country, the Thompson-based radio show that was last on the air March 31, 2017, former host Mark Szyszlo’s last day on the job after more than 30 years behind the microphone, will soon return to the airwaves.
RDPC theatre students switching from comedy to drama for finals

RDPC theatre students switching from comedy to drama for finals

For the past couple of years , members of the R.D. Parker Collegiate drama program have put together a series of plays instead of writing a traditional exam.
Young musicians close year with concert

Young musicians close year with concert

The School District of Mystery Lake Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 bands performed in concert alongside the R.D. Parker Collegiate Grade 9 band at a year-end concert June 13.
Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

R.D Parker Collegiate’s senior concert band and choir, as well as the VocoMotion vocal jazz group and the Adrenaline jazz ensemble kicked off the end-of-school-year concert season June 5 with the music program’s 33 rd -annual Cabaret.
Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

The organizers behind the 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts took over the C.A. Nesbit Arena May 17−18 to showcase the large smorgasbord of talent that inhabits the local community.
Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck, a band formed in Boston in 1994 by Canadian vocalist and lead guitarist Ian Thornley, have been announced as the headline act at the Nickel Days social June 23 in Thompson.