The Melville Boys

Grade 12 Drama Production in our new theatre space.

Christmas Craft, Bake and Home Business Sale

Christmas Craft, Bake and Home Business Sale
Saturday, November 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Clarion Lakeside Inn and Convention Center
40+ vendors, tons of gifts, new to you and prizes

BIZ Crawl: Business Trick & Treat, Meet & Greet

As a part of Kenora’s Small Business Week, come meet local business owners, learn some tricks of the trade and enjoy a treat on this compact networking tour! *Must RSVP by October 21st

Date: Tuesday October 22nd | 6pm – 8:15pm
Meeting Location: Kenora City Hall | 6:00pm
6:00pm – Meet at Kenora City Hall
6:15pm – King Furniture & Mattresses
6:35pm – Harbourfront Oil & Vinegar
6:55pm – The Hardwear Company Kenora
7:15pm – Sweet Lake of the Woods
7:35pm – Hoolio & Goober
7:55pm – Lake of the Woods Brewing Company

Jennie Ogilvie LIVE IN KENORA

Monday, November 4, 2019
7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Join us on Monday, November 4th, 2019 for an evening with
Jennie Ogilvie – The Comedian Medium.
at the Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, 320 2nd St S, Kenora, Ontario


Live show 7pm to 9pm
Meet & Greet with Jennie to follow
Food & Drinks are available for purchase.

Jennie is dynamic, very down to earth, no frills, no nonsense and definitely has no filter. She is often described as the Comedian Medium – as she believes laughter thru painful situations can be as powerful as tears. She is a cross between Teresa Caputo and Ellen Degeneres.

This event will be a fun and interactive evening of Live Gallery Readings.

Small Business Week 2019

Small Business Week in Canada October 21 – 26, 2019

Small business owners, please join us in celebrating your success during Small Business Week in Kenora! We have partnered with many business services providers to offer you a week full of learning and networking opportunities.  We hope you will attend the events and workshops that are listed below:

  • Hiring, Motivating, and Retaining Your Team
  • Making Your IT and Asset Before it’s a Liability
  • Sole Proprietor vs. Incorporation
  • Business Trick, Treat, Meet & Greet!
  • Speaker Series Breakfast
  • Scary Stories of Business
  • Never a Good Time – But Maybe a Better Way: Best Practices in Terminations
  • City of Kenora Community Improvement Plan Coffee Break
  • Business Appreciation Reception

For more information and to register, visit


Q104 and Tourism Kenora’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest




Meet, Greet & Eat!

Have you been inspired by the MILLIONS of people that took to the streets for the climate? Did you see members of our community down town during the Kenora Climate March?
We want to invite you and offer an opportunity for you to get involved! Join us for chilli, home made artisan bread and inspiring conversations. Come learn about what Climate Action Kenora has been up to and contribute your ideas and passions about community building, sustainability, urban farming, zero waste, composting, cycling and transportation and more!

If you can’t join us for the whole time slot, do come by for whatever time you can afford, this is an informal and friendly group and we are always looking for opportunities to meet other passionate individuals in our community.

Kids are welcome!

Kid’s Pumpkin Painting

Visit the 2nd floor Whiskey Lounge at Lake of the Woods Brewing Company on Sunday October 6th from 2-4pm to paint a pumpkin with your little ones! Pumpkin Painting is available by donation in support of the Kenora Youth Wellness Hub, who will be onsite to lead the activity!

*Space is limited, activity is available while quantities last.

Climate March!

We will march together in support of Canada’s Climate Strike as well as the Global Climate Strike. Meet at 3:45pm at Knox United Church and march through down town to City Hall!

Everyone is Welcome! Last Friday Sept 20th 1.5 MILLION people took to the streets all over the world demanding Climate Justice and a Green New Deal. Kenora may be small and privileged with clean air, water and a diversity of wildlife, but that doesn’t mean we should sit back and watch as the rest of the world takes action. JOIN US!

This is a march, but below are some reasons why we should join this #globalclimatestrike in whatever capacity we can. See you Friday!!!

“Strike, because the people who did the least to cause this crisis suffer first and worst — the people losing their farms to deserts and watching their islands sink beneath the waves aren’t the ones who burned the coal and gas and oil;

Strike, because coral reefs are so gloriously beautiful and complex — and so vulnerable;

Strike, because sun and wind are now the cheapest way to generate power around the world — if we could match the political power of the fossil fuel industry, we could make fast progress;

Strike, because we’ve already lost more than half the animals on the planet since 1970 — the Earth is a lonelier place;

Strike, because our governments move with such painful slowness, treating climate change as, at worst, one problem on a long list;

Strike, because this could be a great opportunity — and maybe the last opportunity — to transform our society towards justice and towards joy. Green New Deals have been proposed around the world; they are a way forward;

Strike, because forests now seem like fires waiting to happen;

Strike, because young people have asked us to. In a well-ordered society, when kids make a reasonable request their elders should say yes — in this case with real pride and hope that the next generations are standing up for what matters;

Strike, because every generation faces some great crisis, and this is ours;

Strike, because half the children in Delhi have irreversible lung damage simply from breathing the air;

Strike, because Exxon and the rest knew all about global warming in the 1980s, and then lied so they could keep cashing in;

Strike, because what we do this decade will matter for hundreds of thousands of years;

Strike, because the temperature has hit as high as 129 F/54 C — in big cities in recent summers. The human body can survive that, but only for a few hours;

Strike, because do we want to be the first generation to leave the planet in worse shape?;”

Under the Autumn Sky Fundraiser Concert for the production of HMS Parliament

This concert features Carrie Hall, soprano, Erika Rsmussen, mezzo-soprano, Lenard Whiting, Tenor/Organ, Edward Franko, tenor/Master of Ceremonies, Julie Husband, flute. Norman Reintamm, organ/piano, and Ruth Girard, piano,

TrypTych Concert and Opera is presenting three fully staged performances in November of H.M.S. Parliament with a 9-piece chamber orchestra from Professional Musicians of Manitoba, solo artists from Toronto, Ottawa, Nova Scotia, Winnipeg and Kenora and a chorus made up of Kenora singers, at the Seven Generations Educational Institute in Kenora.

H.M.S. Parliament , also titled The Lady Who Loved A Government Clerk , is a comic operetta. Published in 1880, it adapts the music of HMS Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan with a new libretto by the Canadian, William H. Fuller. The work satirizes contemporary Canadian politics. It’s thought that Sir John A Macdonald and his government were corrupt. This is a spoof on that political climate.

This is a light hearted yet witty piece and an excellent way to introduce the spectacle of opera to a wider audience in Kenora. The music is familiar and accessible, and coming on the heels of the Canadian 2019 election, it will be a timely production.

Through these 3 shows, we are providing the unique opportunity for Kenora audiences to enjoy an orchestra playing for a live production. Orchestras visit Kenora twice annually through the Lake of the Woods Concert Series (part of a larger rotational series that performs in many rural and remote towns.) This unique opportunity allows the orchestra to perform for and with the people of Kenora. It provides the audience with the excitement of experiencing an opera as it was intended through the interaction and teamwork of being supported by an orchestra. This also allows Kenora’s professional singers, students and emerging artists the experience of performing with an orchestra, honing a very different set of skills.

Since the cast is comprised of professional singers from Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Nova Scotia and Kenora and the small chorus is made up of Kenora choristers and music students, it provides Kenora singers (whether professional, emerging artists or students), an opportunity to experience performing in their hometown, performing with professionals, and in a professional production with union rehearsals.

Lenard Whiting (co-artistic director) is the Music Director. Edward Franko (co-artistic director) is the Stage Director. Both Whiting and Franko have been performing in Kenora for the past 35 summers and bring a wealth of experience and talent to the musical community.

There will be professional sound and lighting technicians on the show, creating opportunities for community volunteering and student mentorships for students interested in pursuing a future in theatre production.

Festival Service of Traditional Evensong

Festival Choral Evensong
Sunday, September 29th at 7pm
St. Alban the Martyr Cathedral, 312 Main Street South, Kenora

St. Alban’s Community Ecumenical Evensong Choir is a mixed choir of women and men open to singers from all denominations, faiths and traditions. The choir rehearses on Sunday evenings, with the exception of the first Sunday of the month, from 7-8:15pm. St. Alban’s presents Choral Evensong on the last Sunday of each month at 7pm in the Sanctuary. We invite any who wish to know more about Choral Evensong or about joining the choir to contact Lenard Whiting, Organist and Choirmaster. Also, we recommend you read the following article on a study published in Church Leader, “Church of England Resurrects Tradition to Attract Millenials”.

This Sunday special music will include Haec Dies (This is the day) for double choir by Jacob Handl Gallus, My eyes for beauty pine by Herbert Howells and Benediction by Jane Wiley and will feature Penelope Cummings, Officiant and Norman Reintamm co-directing the choir with Lenard Whiting.

Special Guest Artist, Norman Reintamm began his musical career as a chorister at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Canada. After his primary musical studies, he went on to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Postgraduate studies were done at the Royal College of Music in London, England, where he studied under Sir David Willcocks and Sir Norman del Mar. While there, he also studied organ with Sir Richard Popplewell and was awarded the Cobbett-Hurlestone and Theodore Stier Conducting Prizes. He also won prestigious apprenticeships to both the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Reintamm worked in Europe for a number of years, working at the Estonian National Opera as Senior Resident Conductor and at the Estonian Academy of Music as Head of the Opera Department. He also taught at the world-renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in its Opera Department as a coach and conductor. He was also associate conductor of the Vanemuine State Academic Theatre in Tartu, Estonia. On his return to Canada, he took the position of Assistant Conductor of the National Ballet of Canada and Interim Conductor of the Orpheus Choir of Toronto. Maestro Reintamm accepted the position of Conductor and Artistic Director of Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, an 80 member symphony orchestra, resident at the P.C. Ho Theatre in Toronto.
Reintamm is very active not only as a conductor, but also as a performing musician. He is the pianist for Trio Estonia, based in Tallinn, Estonia. This past season this ensemble toured Southern Ontario and Estonia, including performance at the Suure-Jaani Music Festival in Estonia. Reintamm believes that to be a successful conductor, one must also be an active instrumental musician. To this end, Trio Estonia performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the CBSO in the 2014-15 season. Norman will continue this association in the 2016/17 season, performing on tour in Canada and Northern Europe with Trio Estonia. Maestro Reintamm has guest conducted with orchestras in Canada and Europe and has over 25 operas and ballets in his repertoire. He has played in recital in both Europe and throughout North America. As a composer, he has numerous choral and symphonic credits to his name. In February of 2015, Norman Reintamm was made a member the “Order of Merit” by the Estonian Consul General for services to the Estonian people in Canada. In January 2016, Norman was a finalist for the position of Professor of Conducting at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, England. He has also been made a director of the Estonian Studies Centre at Tartu College in Toronto.

There is also a good photo of Norman on that site.

Grand Opening of the Douglas Family Art Centre

The Board and Staff of the Muse are pleased to invite you to
The Grand Opening of the Douglas Family Art Centre

224 Main Street South – Kenora

Sunday, October 20, 2019
1 – 4 pm

Formalities at 1 pm
Tours, talks, art activities to follow
Light refreshments

Everyone is welcome to attend