Fall 2021 Lecture Series


View/Download Fall 2021 Series BROCHURE or POSTER

NOTE: Public Health COVID-19 restrictions in effect at the
time of  each cruise/lecture will be strictly  observed.

Lecture #1

As of September 18th, there are no more tickets available the Chief Commanda cruise lecture. There are still plenty of tickets left for the other two lectures.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021   1 – 3 pm

aboard the “Chief Commanda”

  • ticket price includes the cruise
  • please be ready to board by 12:45 pm

History of Lake Nipissing and Area

 Norm Dokis
 Historian & Nature Interpreter

Chief Commanda

Join us for a two-hour cruise aboard the “Chief Commanda” as we sail with local historian Norm Dokis. He will share his knowledge  of Lake Nipissing area history through the lenses of mythology and science.  Stories from the past, and a traditional interpretation of the natural  surroundings will be part of the trip – as we take in the  autumn magnificence of  Lake Nipissing.

Norm Dokis

Norm Dokis is a professional nature interpreter, local historian, and ecotourism/cultural tourism guide with 30+ years of experience in this field. Norm grew up on the land at Dokis First Nation and has a unique education which combines  strong traditional ways of knowing, mixed with western science.  Norm is also an artist, wood carver and is involved with youth education.  

Lecture #2

Thursday, Oct. 7,  2021  at  1 pm
Location: the North Bay Elks Club
325 Elks Lane, NorTH Bay

North Bay in the Rear View Mirror

Dave Dale
Historian & Journalist

It’s an interesting time to be looking at the History of North Bay. The pandemic and recent events have made the past relevant for both young and old as residents chart a personal and collective course forward.  Dave Dale will be drawing upon all facets of his reporting skills, experience and research to connect the dots and expand your understanding of what makes North Bay interesting.

Dave Dale

Dave Dale’s journalism journey spans four decades so far.  Most of the past 35 years have been spent working in the North Bay area, including 18 years as a reporter with The Nugget and seven years as an editor of the Anishinabek News for the Union of Ontario Indians/Anishinabek Nation. Dave, 56, lives in Corbeil and writes a weekly column published by BayToday.ca. For the past two years, he has been the managing editor and publisher of print magazines focusing on the city’s heritage and nostalgia.

lecture #3

Thursday, Oct. 21,  2021  at  1 pm
Location: at the North Bay Elk’s Club
325 Elks Lane, North Bay

My Music and My life as an Artist

Cory Marks
COUNTRY Singer & Songwriter

Before launching his song writing career,and changing the trajectory of his life, Cory Marks  proved himself on the hockey rink.  He strapped on his first pair of skates at 3 years old, eventually earning a spot on the university hockey team at Royal Military College.

Cory Marks

Now an accomplished singer and songwriter, Cory mixes country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll. He is preparing to release new music.

Full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads, his songs are rooted in the influence of Cory’s hometown, where he grew up surrounded by the salt-of-the-earth residents of North Bay, Ontario. It was there where he began playing drums at ten years old. Whenever he wasn’t banging along to songs by Deep Purple and Rush, he was listening to his parents’ country records, developing a deep appreciation for outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. 

How much are the lectures?

  • $15 per single cruise/lecture¨ 
  • $30 for all three lectures in the series when purchased together
  • $25 for Lectures 2 & 3 together

TICKETS are available at

Pinehill Variety & Restaurant
1108 Jane Street West,  North Bay

Royal Lepage North Bay Real Estate
 117 Chippewa St. West, North Bay

Point of Skin
566 Main St. East, North Bay

 for information contact:
Susan Priebe  at 705-476-5717

Third Age Nipissing gratefully acknowledges the support of THE VILLAGE at Canadore