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TBSO Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

TBSO Linda Penner wins Orchestras Canada’s 2021 Betty Webster Award

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~   September 29, 2021  (LSNews)  Linda Penner is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2021.

Linda Penner was nominated by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. The award announcement,  celebrates her long-time contributions to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, the communities it serves, and the role she has played in sustaining the spirit and resilience of its musicians, staff, and volunteers.

The Betty Webster Award was established in 2002 to honour Orchestras Canada’s founding Executive Director. Past winners include distinguished musicians, volunteers, educators, ensembles, and arts managers: a tribute to Mrs. Webster’s inclusive vision for Canadian orchestras. Starting in 2021, the guidelines for the Award were refined to better celebrate Mrs. Webster’s legacy, by specifically honouring an individual who has made an under-recognized but sustained and significant contribution to the Canadian orchestral community through their work (paid or volunteer) with one or more Canadian orchestras. Additionally, in 2021, the jury focused on the calibre and impact of the nominees’ contributions to the resilience of one or more Canadian orchestras.  

Linda Penner began her association with the TBSO in 1984 by joining the TBS Chorus. In 1999, in the midst of a severe financial crisis, Linda joined the TBSO Board of Directors. In addition to its monetary struggles, the TBSO was searching for both a new Music Director and General Manager. The orchestra was on the verge of collapse. With the assistance of an Interim Music Director, Linda took on governance and administration responsibilities well beyond the volunteer role that she had accepted.

The TBSO persevered, albeit with a long-standing and significant debt. After serving on the board for 17 years, Linda accepted the position of President in 2016. Today, the TBSO is debt-free and poised for the brightest of futures serving Thunder Bay and region - a tribute to Linda’s tireless perseverance, quiet insistence, belief in teamwork, the new initiatives she has championed, and engaging personal style.

In response to receiving the award, Linda Penner said:  
“I am deeply touched and honoured to receive the Betty Webster Award from Orchestras Canada.
The TBSO and other similar organizations would not be here today were it not for the sustaining presence of Orchestras Canada. In concert with determined generous individuals who care deeply and commit to making a difference in communities such as Thunder Bay and across Canada, they help us achieve what we cannot do on our own. I wish to thank all those who throughout the darkest hours of our past and continuing into our present believe in the vision of giving life to music and music to lives. Together we ensure a bright and rich music-filled future with lifted spirits.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!”

The award includes a plaque and a donation to an orchestra of the winner’s choosing. Ms. Penner has asked that this year’s donation be directed to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.

The national jury was chaired by OC board member and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Director of Artistic Operations, Jennifer MacDonald, and included Daniel Mills (Executive Director, Kamloops Symphony); Anna Hewitt (Past President, Oakville Symphony); Eliot Britton (Composer; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto); Allegra Swanson (Executive Director, Music Nova Scotia; Orchestras Canada Board member); plus last year’s laureate and an honorary member of the jury Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Orchestre Métropolitain, Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera).

Speaking about the Award, jury chair Jennifer MacDonald noted, “Linda Penner’s long-time, quiet, determined and effective work on behalf of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra deeply touched members of the jury for this year’s Betty Webster Award. We were unanimous in our appreciation for her accomplishments and for her selfless commitment to the TBSO over so many years.”

OC’s Executive Director, Katherine Carleton commented, “I have been a fan of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra for many years. The TBSO serves Northwestern Ontario with thoughtful education programming, strong community partnerships, and undeniable artistic flair, and it’s such an honour for us to be able to recognize Linda Penner, who has played such an essential role in making this great work possible.”

 

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    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 9, 2021 (LSNews)  Badanai Theatre & Paramount Live have teamed up to light up the Paramount Theatre again with All Together Now!

    A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical revue from shows including Rent, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Once on This Island, Mamma Mia! and many more take to the stage November 12 & 13, 2021.

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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  • Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage
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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  Paramount Live is proud to present Heathers the musical. Heathers is the darkly delicious musical theatre treat to start their season of performances. “Heathers is a show about Veronica Sawyer who is a teenage misfit doing all she can to fit in” said Jessica Smith who plays Veronica in the production. “She ends up getting an opportunity to join the Heathers which is basically the 1980’s version of the well known Mean Girls.  After an incident, Veronica gets kicked out of the group.

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 26, 2021 (LSNews)  ON-With home-ice advantage, and 24 hours to go, the Kam River Fighting Walleye will be facing off on Friday and Saturday night against their cross-town rivals, the Thunder Bay North Stars. After last weekend’s clean record and over-time win against the Red Lake Miners, the Fighting Walleye currently hold first place in the SIJHL, and nevertheless, are looking to defend their position coming out of this weekend’s series.

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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    Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  Paramount Live is proud to present Heathers the musical. Heathers is the darkly delicious musical theatre treat to start their season of performances. “Heathers is a show about Veronica Sawyer who is a teenage misfit doing all she can to fit in” said Jessica Smith who plays Veronica in the production. “She ends up getting an opportunity to join the Heathers which is basically the 1980’s version of the well known Mean Girls.  After an incident, Veronica gets kicked out of the group.

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 26, 2021 (LSNews)  ON-With home-ice advantage, and 24 hours to go, the Kam River Fighting Walleye will be facing off on Friday and Saturday night against their cross-town rivals, the Thunder Bay North Stars. After last weekend’s clean record and over-time win against the Red Lake Miners, the Fighting Walleye currently hold first place in the SIJHL, and nevertheless, are looking to defend their position coming out of this weekend’s series.

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    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA   ~~~  November 17, 2021  (LSNews)    The Hovland area is known for being a little quirky- a little far away from everything - and full of amazing artists. Come see the fun creations of the Hovlandtites

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    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  September 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is proud to support the up-coming virtual Mining the Northwest Expo & Conference hosted by Canadian Trade-Ex. This virtual mining expo and conference to be held November 30th to December 2nd, 2021 and will link mines and the major exploration projects located in Northwestern Ontario with mine service and supply businesses, indigenous businesses, workforce training organizations and individuals seeking mining careers.

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Winners announced for Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Mayor Christian Provenzano wish to thank local students for their entries to the Mayor’s

Christmas Card Competition. Approximately 200 submissions were received from elementary school aged children, and six were selected to be used as the Mayor’s annual Christmas Card.

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WMH & MidMichigan Health Invite Community to Town Hall Meetings

November 30th and December 1st Lake Superior State University’s Anchor Room

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~  November 21, 2021  (LSNews)  Two town hall meetings will be hosted by War Memorial Hospital and MidMichigan Health to discuss War Memorial joining the MidMichigan Health system.  On November 30th and December 1st David Jahn, President & CEO of WMH and Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery, President & CEO of MidMichigan Health will provide information and answer questions regarding the affiliation. “We are happy to be able to work together and provide our community an opportunity to receive additional information about what it means to join the MidMichigan Health system” said David Jahn, WMH President & CEO.

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Agencies Work Together on Preventative COVID-19 Treatment

Region 8 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Coalition

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN ~~~  November 15, 2021  (LSNews)  A healthcare team made up local partners provided numerous local residents with monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 last week. “We were contacted on Tuesday, November 9th by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator, to provide monoclonal antibody treatment to potentially 60 individuals at an assisted living facility the following day” said Renee Gray, Director of Kinross EMS. “After collaboration with Dr. Raycraft and Shelli Arnold at War Memorial, we reviewed and passed protocol to facilitate this process” Gray added.

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Hunters Are Reminded To Help Slow The Spread Of CWD

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~ November 13, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters and the public that they can help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) by following baiting and feeding regulations.

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DNR Welcomes Kimberly-Clark Marinette To Wisconsin's Green Tier Program

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NORTHERN,  WISCONSIN   November 11, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomes Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Marinette manufacturing facility as a Tier 1 participant of the state’s Green Tier program.

As a Tier 1 participant, the facility commits to improving its environmental impacts through implementing an environmental management system. The Marinette facility currently utilizes an EHS Management System that helps location teams oversee all aspects of environmental, health and safety performance on-site.

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DNR Offers Free Tree Seedlings To Wisconsin Fourth Graders

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~   Novemberr10, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering free tree seedlings to every fourth-grade student in Wisconsin as part of the department’s annual Arbor Day tree planting program.

Wisconsin fourth grade principals, teachers and those who homeschool can now place seedling orders and coordinate delivery by completing the 2022 Arbor Day application by March 15, 2022.

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DNR Pheasant Stocking Increases Hunting Opportunities

For This Holiday Season

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~  November 8, 2021  (LSNews )  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will stock pheasant at 25 state properties in central and southern Wisconsin during the week of Dec. 20, 2021, to increase hunting opportunities throughout the holiday season.

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