Admission Prices

Adult 18+, Students 13 - 17, Seniors 65+, Children 3 - 12

Day Passes:  Adults $10, Student / Seniors $6, Children $5

Weekend Passes:  Adults $20, Students & Seniors $12, Children $10

 

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It's About You

Its that time of year again where Nickel Days Volunteers are busy putting together the festival for Thompsonites and our surrounding neighbours.  The Nickel Days Committee is looking forward to a great event.

LOCATION: 

VALE REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE

2017 Headliner:  

54-40

Parade Theme:  Happy Birthday Canada!

WHOA!!!  Jr Talent Contest 

Saturday, June 24th - 2:30 pm

Thompson's Got Vocal Talent Contest

Sunday, June 25th - 2pm

ATTENTION ENTERTAINERS!


Nickel Days is currently seeking musicians / bands for the 2017 Stage Show and Nickel Days Concert/Social. Interested parties can submit a proposal via email by 4:30 pm March 31st, 2017 to the Entertainment Chair:
Tamy Burton
Tamy@furtherdetails.ca

Please include basic background on yourself / your band including genre, videos of past gigs if available, quote and travel expenses (if applicable) to play any or all of the following:
Friday Stage Show
Saturday afternoon Stage Show
Nickel Days Concert/Social opening act (band one)
Nickel Days Concert/Social opening act (band two)

The Nickel Days Committee will review and consider estimates factoring in cost, genre and alignment with the Nickel Days brand when choosing entertainers. Preference may be given to local entertainers. Nickel Days reserves the right to decline any and all applicants.

Nickel Days is an annual summer event in Thompson, Mb including a midway, stage show, booths, softball tournament, parade and National King Miner Contest plus many more family friendly events. Nickel Days is run by a volunteer board of directors.


Welcome!

We are pleased to welcome you to the NickelDays.ca website. Please feel free to browse our site, including our Events, Schedule and Sponsors pages.  Check out our Gallery page, where you can share photos from your Nickel Days experience.

  • $16,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in 2017 King Miner Contest!

    Come see Canada's toughest miners do their thing! The National King Miner Contest is back again for Nickel Days! Saturday, June 24th, 2017 (beginning at 9:00 am) watch amazing feats of strength and skill as competitors vie for the coveted title of National King Miner, along with $16,000 of cash prizes! Want in? Registration is $70, drop by and sign up at the USW Local 6166 office at 19 Elizabeth Drive. Contestants and judges are urged to attend a Rules and Regulations meeting at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23 at the Union Hall. Contestants must register before 8:30 am on Saturday. 

  • Thank you to our generous sponsors!

    MAJOR SPONSORS ($2,500+)
    University College of the North, City of Thompson, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, Calm Air, NCI, Greyhound, Gardewine North, 102.9 FM Arctic Radio, Arctic Beverages, United Rentals, Red's Septic, Thompson Citizen, Shaw, Province of Manitoba, Vale, Smooks

    SPONSORS ($1,000 - $2,499)
    MTS/Bell, KNC Electric, Twin Motors, RBC Royal Bank, Manitoba Hydro, Quality Inn & Suites, United Steelworkers Local 6166, Rock Country GM, Waste Management, Settarc Welding, The Brick

    DONORS ($750 - $999)
    Boston Pizza, Home Hardware, MDS Aerotest

    FRIENDS ($500-749)
    Law North, Sapach Trucking

    SUPPORTERS ($100 - $499)
    Best Western Hotel & Suites Thompson, Don Johnson Jewellers, Community Futures North Central Development, Stittco Utilities, Wonton Place, Crazy Pete's, Northland Funeral Services, Thompson Seniors Council, Giant Tiger, Robins Donuts

  • Northern Love on the Nickel Days Stage!

    There is so much talent in the North! Nickel Days is thrilled to have filled our Stage Shows with northern bands! Please come out and show your support, let's fill the CA Nesbit Arena for the Friday Stage Show, Talent Contests and Nickel Days Dancei! Here is the official line up:

    FRIDAY, June 23, 2017
    7:00 - 10:00 pm
    Northern Dysfunktion
    DMP
    Young Ryderz
    Army of the Sun

    SATURDAY, June 24, 2017
    NICKEL DAYS CONCERT AND SOCIAL
    8:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Dreadnaut
    Monolith
    The Richard Farrow Band
    HEADLINER: 54-40

  • Thank You for your Interest!

    Nickel Days was overwhelmed with the positive response received from our Call to Entertainers this year!  We knew there was a lot of talent in the north but didn't anticipate this many quality options! Thank you to all who submitted!

    The Entertainment Committee met recently to make the difficult decision of choosing which individuals and bands will be offered space at the 2017 Nickel Days Stage Shows. We hope to announce the full line up very soon! Please keep an eye on the Nickel Days website and social media for announcements.

    Nickel Days is committed to showcasing northern artists and being a venue for which they can perform (either through Stage Shows or Talent Contests) for years to come.

  • 54-40 to Headline 2017 Nickel Days

    Nickel Days is thrilled to announce our 2017 concert headliner as Canadian rockers and recent Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Inductees 54-40!! Mark your calendars for the Nickel Days social - June 24, 2017! You don't want to miss this great northern event!! Tickets go on sale in May, watch the Nickel Days website for details. 

  • ATTENTION ENTERTAINERS!

    Nickel Days is currently seeking musicians / bands for the 2017 Stage Show and Nickel Days Concert/Social. Interested parties can submit a proposal via email by 4:30 pm March 31st, 2017 to the Entertainment Chair.
    Tamy Burton
    Tamy@furtherdetails.ca

    Please include basic background on yourself / your band including genre, videos of past gigs if available, quote and travel expenses (if applicable) to play any or all of the following:
    Friday Stage Show
    Saturday afternoon Stage Show
    Nickel Days Concert/Social opening act (band one)
    Nickel Days Concert/Social opening act (band two)

    The Nickel Days Committee will review and consider estimates factoring in cost, genre and alignment with the Nickel Days brand when choosing entertainers. Preference may be given to local entertainers. Nickel Days reserves the right to decline any and all applicants.

    Nickel Days is an annual summer event in Thompson, Mb including a midway, stage show, booths, softball tournament, parade and National King Miner Contest plus many more family friendly events. Nickel Days is run by a volunteer board of directors.

  • 2017 Parade Theme: Happy Birthday!!

    This year's Lions Club Parade at Nickel Days will be HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Get your thinking caps on now in preparation for this great event! As always floats will be judged in several categories, so get creative!  We want to see your giant birthday cake float, your float with 150 red balloons, a float depicting the history of Canada! Registration forms will be uploaded to the Nickel Days website very soon!
  • Select Shows looking for workers

    Select Shows is looking for people to staff the midway (operate rides, work at food booths and games) at NIckel Days.  If interested go down to the TRCC / Nickel Days fairgrounds Tuesday morning to see Michelle or Jim Mills.  
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NATIONAL KING MINER CONTEST

Register for the 2017 King Miner Contest at the USW Local 6166 office, 19 Elizabeth Drive by Friday, June 23

Lion's Club PARADE REGISTRATION

2017 Parade Registration Form 

Entries must be on site at 9am.  Late entries may not be judged

Parade begins at 10am

BOOTH REGISTRATION

2017 application

All booth applications must be approved in writing prior to confirmation of participation.

Manitoba Health: Registration Form - Temporary Food Booth

Locate at the Manitoba Health form at the end of the document under: Temporary Food Service Establishment Guideline

CO-ED SLOWPITCH REGISTRATION 2017

ANNUAL CO-ED SLOWPITCH TOURNAMENT POSTER 2017

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