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Ring in the new year with a virtual concert hosted by NORMHC

JoPo, Johnny Williams and Stef Paquette all performing this evening 

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC) will be hosting a Canadian themed New Year’s Eve webcast live on Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. following the COVID-19 guidelines for concert venues and broadcast events.

“Every year, NORMHC invites the public to celebrate Canada Day at the museum on July 1," said Stu Thomas, President of the museum. 

“NORMHC receives funding from Heritage Canada but with social distancing protocols in place this summer, a large gathering was not going to happen. What we have done instead is develop a New Year’s Eve event with a Canadian theme to it, allowing families to enjoy programming from the comfort of their own home.”

The event will include performances by Francophone singer-songwriter Stef Paquette, blues/rock musician Johnny Williams and the soulful sounds of Nashville recording artist Joanne Pollack. 

Following the live performances, there will be a virtual fireworks display by Dreamcatcher Firework, which had to be moved online in order to comply with the current provincial shut down.

In support of the event, the Fire House Bar and Grill and Crusty’s Pizza will be serving up a hot and delicious Canadian themed take-out menu. 

To access the livestream and view the menus of the participating establishments, viewers are encouraged to visit the museum’s website at or follow the links on NORMHC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages @normhc67.