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President’s Message

Welcome to the North Bay Entertainers’ Hall of Recognition. For those who may not know, “the Hall” is a non-profit organization with two primary objectives: (i) to recognize musicians and entertainers from the North Bay area for the enjoyment they have brought and continue to bring, and for their significant artistic contributions locally and beyond; and (ii) to seek ways to encourage and assist up-and-coming or aspiring performers in the region. Every two years or… Read More »President’s Message

2024 Inductees Annouced

The Hall of Recognition is pleased to announce its slate of 2024 inductees: Mitch Belanger On-air personality, actor Rick Blair Actor, director, educator Rob Joanisse Drummer, percussionist, recording artist David Laronde Singer/songwriter, guitarist, recording artist Breen LeBoeuf Singer/songwriter, bassist, recording artist Julie Lynn Country singer, recording artist Brian O’Kane Trumpeter, recording artist, educator Robert Palangio Keyboardist, choir director, arts executive Ron Payne Stage/film/television actor, director Garry White Guitarist, bassist, recording artist Formal presentations will take… Read More »2024 Inductees Annouced

Induction Gala Tickets Can Be Ordered Now!

Tickets for the Hall of Recognition Induction Gala on September 13 are now available to be ordered! In addition to the dinner and presentations, we are working on some very special entertainment which we’re sure you’ll really enjoy! So, it promises to be a wonderful evening! To place your order, please send an email to, stating how many tickets (at $75 each) you wish to purchase. To make things easy, once we respond and… Read More »Induction Gala Tickets Can Be Ordered Now!

2023-24 Board

We’re late posting this photo of our 2023-24 Board, but we’re busy planning for our next Induction Gala in September. We’ll be announcing the 2024 slate of inductees here soon!With this board, the Hall is in great hands!

2022 Inductees Announced

The North Bay Musicians and Entertainers Hall of Recognition is pleased to announce its slate of 2022 inductees: Mark Allen – keyboardist, composer, music director, vocal director Ione Barre – actor, director, Gateway Theatre Guild pioneer Eric Bedard – award-winning and renowned “Magician to the Stars” Shirantha Beddage – jazz saxophonist, composer, Juno nominee Hali Carlson – Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre pioneer, long-time producer Peter Cliche – singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist Norm Critchley – violinist/concertmaster, North… Read More »2022 Inductees Announced

2020 Inductees Announced, Ceremony Postponed

The Hall of Recognition board is pleased to announce its newest slate of inductees! Regrettably, because the future status of the COVID-19 pandemic is unknown, the induction ceremony originally planned for Friday, June 5 at the Grande Event Centre has been postponed until further notice. Contributing factors include uncertainty as to whether a gathering of that size would be permitted by that date, and concerns about endangering or inconveniencing attendees, many of whom are older… Read More »2020 Inductees Announced, Ceremony Postponed

2019-20 Board

This year, for the first time, we introduced “staggered” board terms. Simply put, half of the board was elected to a 1-year term and half to a 2-year term. Going forward, this means that only half of our board positions will come up for election each year, ensuring ongoing year-to-year continuity.

Capitol Centre Agreement Reached!

We’re very excited to announce an agreement between the Hall of Recognition and the Capitol Centre that will see the creation of a rotating display of selected inductee plaques to be located in the Centre’s main corridor, immediately to the left of the theatre entrance. This will significantly raise the overall profile of the Hall and provide us with an important “downtown presence” in North Bay’s music and theatre centre! It will also give additional… Read More »Capitol Centre Agreement Reached!

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New Website

We are refreshing our website, and are really excited with the new tools and modern look. The re-designed site is also ‘responsive’. which means friendly to most tablets and phones and other screens. The site should clean adapt to most environments.