The Heart of Our CityCommunity Involvement
Intercity Shopping Centre is a natural gathering place for the community. People come to shop as well as go for lunch or dinner, meet friends, and even get exercise in our Mall Walk Program.
It's also a great location to promote and support some of the important work non-profit and charitable organizations are doing in our community. Intercity provides a wonderful town square atmosphere for these organizations to connect with donors and supporters, and/or to provide information. In 2014/2015, we hosted many community organizations including the Thunder Bay Professional Firefighters' Association's "Toys for Tots" Christmas toy drive, Thunder Bay Literacy Group's Scrabble Fundraising Tournament, and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation's Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Draw.
Intercity is proud to host booths and events from organizations across Northwestern Ontario. It's an excellent way to help charities and community organizations have face-to-face time with the public, and bring people together.
We support Thunder Bay Border Cats, Staal Foundation, and The charity golf tournament we have(ISC & Moxie’s Charity Golf Tournament).
NON-PROFIT / CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS
Have a fundraiser or information campaign coming up? Intercity Shopping Centre would like to partner with you.
Intercity invites all non-profit organizations (registered charities and incorporated non-profits) to apply for a booth or other area within the mall to promote your upcoming event. Intercity provides the perfect venue:
- High-volume traffic with lots of space
- Temperature controlled
- Close to amenities (food, washrooms, etc.)
- Central location
- Lots of free parking
- Friendly, warm, and inviting
Intercity is the ideal location for your fundraiser, information session, or other event. As a community hub, we give you the exposure and contact with the public to help make your event a success!
How to Apply
- Are you a non-profit group or registered charity?
- Will you be using the space for a minimum of 3 days to a maximum 7 days, from January through to the end of October?
- Have you utilized our space fewer than 2 times in the current year?
- Will you be supplying your own volunteers?
If you can answer yes to all of the above questions, you are eligible to apply to use ISC space for your event. To apply, Download our Not-for-Profit Agreement. A Liability Insurance Certificate must be included with your application.
Cost per event is $40 ($60 if bringing in a display vehicle). Generally, we supply the space and one skirted table (group must supply chairs, etc. if needed). Special arrangements/spaces may be possible, though additional fees may apply.
Space is limited, and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage organizations to apply early and provide as much lead time as possible so as not to be disappointed.
For more information or to confirm available dates, please contact:
Guest Services Supervisor
Intercity Shopping Centre
Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay's Annual Walk for Memories (January/February)
The Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories is a nationwide event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support, and education. All money raised at Intercity Shopping Centre stays local to help the over 2,600 people living with dementia in the District of Thunder Bay.
For more information, please call the Society at (807) 345-9556.
Thunder Bay Literacy Group Scrabble Tournament (February)
Since its inception, the Thunder Bay Literacy Group's annual Scrabble Tournament, hosted at Intercity Shopping Centre, has raised over $100,000 to support its adult literacy programming including the Adult Learning Centre. Through its programming, the group has helped over 5,000 learners, thanks to its generous donors.
For more information, please call the Group at (807) 475-7211.
MS Society Carnation Sales (Early May)
Get Mom a beautiful bouquet for Mother's Day and support the local MS Society! Volunteers sell large and small bouquets at Intercity Shopping Centre, as well as potted carnations.
For more information about time and place or to pre-order, please call the MS Society office at (807) 344-2944. Orders over $50 qualify for free delivery to your home or office.
Deck the Mall (November)
The weather outside may be frightful, but Intercity Shopping Centre is delightful! Ticket sales for this winter wonderland evening are in support of Toys for Tots and include a glass of wine, appetizers, festive workshops, pampering stations, a fashion show, photo booth, amazing sales throughout the stores, games, prizes and so much more. (And let's not forget the fire fighters, who will be on hand to put out any credit card "fires"...).
For more information, please call Intercity at (807) 623-6646.
Toys for Tots (November and December)
Toys for Tots is a charitable project of the Thunder Bay Professional Firefighters Association to ensure that children living in poverty in our community will receive a gift on Christmas Day. This unique and successful initiative on the part of local firefighters is more than 50 years old. Beginning mid-November, off-duty firefighters will staff a "toy" fire station in the Food Court of Intercity Shopping Centre.
For more information, please call (807) 630-3745.
Intercity Shopping Centre Ultimate 50/50 Cash Draw (November and December)
Each year, the Intercity Shopping Centre Ultimate 50/50 Cash Draw for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation raises money to support local, closer-to-home healthcare, so everyone is a winner! Draw includes an Early Bird prize of a $500 Intercity Gift Card and a grand prize of up to $10,000 (if all tickets are sold).
For more information, please call the Foundation at (807) 345-HOPE (4673).
Waste Reduction & Recycling Event (October)
Join the City of Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior, Let's Talk Science, and Confederation College Waste Management students at Intercity Shopping Centre for this information fair and learn what you can do to reduce your "waste-line". Bring your questions, pick up some giveaways, and enter a draw for great prizes.
For more information, please call EcoSuperior at (807) 624-2140.
Dilico Anishinabek Family Care Wish Bag (November)
During the Christmas season, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care helps make the holidays brighter for children and teens in need. Carollers festively walk through Intercity Shopping Centre spreading holiday joy and information about the campaign. Participants are provided with details about the boy or girl and a gift bag to fill with toys and essential items.
For more information, please call the Elf Hotline at (807) 345-3763.