Lois Audrey Voigt-Stockey

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Stockey, wife of the late Charles W. Stockey. Arrangements are being made to place a picture and book of remembrance in the lobby of the Charles W. Stockey Centre.

Lois Audrey Voigt-Stockey

Charles & Lois StockeyBorn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA August 26, 1927. Lois died peacefully at home in Victoria BC on August 16, 2019 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Predeceased by her husband and philanthropist Charles Wilson Stockey on September 17, 2004; and twin sisters Joyce Erenz and Joann Kieser. Survived by stepson Robert (Chris), step-grandchildren Glen & Catherine; brother-in-laws Burton and Donald, step-nephews David Weir and Ronald Stockey, many family members in the USA, and close friends Robin McMillan, Brenda Brambley and Darryl Johnson. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Vizsolyi & Bayshore HealthCare for enabling Lois to keep her independence and live at home as she wished.

Lois graduated as an RN from Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing in 1948, followed by achieving her BSN from Marquette University. Lois treasured her nursing experiences and maintained her nursing registration until very recently. She received and read the American Journal of Nursing until the time of her death.

Lois loved the arts, music in particular, and believed in philanthropy. After Charles’s death, she continued to attend and financially support music events: She was a founding member of The Steinway Family at the University of Victoria, and held music recitals for young musicians in her home – a special passion shared by both her and Charles. Lois attended the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario after Charles passed away, making many new friends amongst fellow music lovers. The Festival continues Lois’s tradition of placing flowers in Charles’s memory for each opening night, and names promising young musicians or ensembles each year as Stockey Young Artists.

Internment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 375 Mount Pleasant Road Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday August 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm. A reception to celebrate Lois’s life will be held at The University Club of Victoria on Friday October 18 (Time TBA). Condolences may be offered at www.sands-funeral.com.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to the Charles & Lois Stockey Endowment Fund in support of the Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, P.O. Box 750, Parry Sound, Ont. P2A 2Z1 or https://festivalofthesound.ca/; or to a charity of your choice.

West Parry Sound Visitor Information Centre 2019

We are very pleased to share the news that the Town of Parry Sound will be continuing to provide Visitor Information Services at our Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame location on Bay Street for the 2019 year!

The Stockey Centre will continue to offer FREE membership for all local West Parry Sound Area Businesses for display of business related brochures, pamphlets, booklets, magazines, and flyers.

The Stockey Centre staff will welcome visitors to the lobby area where information will be available for participating local businesses.  Our goal will be to increase our staff knowledge on what our area has to offer and provide a comfortable spot for visitors to drop in to pick up brochures, use facilities, and get a bit of information.

Materials can be dropped off or mailed to:

Charles W. Stockey Centre 
2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1S3 

We are excited to be able to continue to provide these services that will help to link visitors to our local businesses.  It is important to also clarify what we are not able to provide and is not part of our services:

  • Destination marketing services – We will not be providing destination marketing services and will not be actually promoting any specific business or booking any services on behalf of local businesses.
  • Telephone information – We will be operating as a visitor information location, complete with the directional signage that will bring visitors off the highway and through town right to the waterfront.  We support the position that customers calling for information, should be contacting the businesses directly. Our phone number will not be published for Visitor Information.
  • Website Services – The Town of Parry Sound website currently offers a ‘Visit Us’ section. The Stockey Centre and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Websites will continue to focus on their own lines of business.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Request for Proposals: Art Exhibit

The Town of Parry Sound is accepting proposals for an art exhibit at the Charles W.
Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, up until February
28th, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Proponents are encouraged to attend a site visit which will be held Thursday, February
14th at 11am at the Stockey Centre. Notice of intention to attend must be submitted to
Nicole Mullen, nmullen@stockeycentre.com by February 12th.

Three (3) hard copies of the proposal must be submitted to Nicole Mullen,
Programming & Events Manager, Charles W. Stockey Centre, along with one electronic
Nicole Mullen
Programming & Events Manager
Charles W. Stockey Centre
2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1S3

Any proposals submitted after the above date will be returned unopened.

Faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Any or all proposals may not necessarily be accepted.

For more information or to request a copy of the Terms of Reference, please contact
Nicole Mullen at 1-877-746-4466 x202, or by email: nmullen@stockeycentre.com.

RFP Art Exhibit 2019 [PDF]

RFP Notice – Art Exhibit [PDF]

Bands on the Bay 2019 Sign-Ups

Despite the snow on the ground, we are ramping up for summer here at the Stockey Centre!  We are now seeking bands to feature in our outdoor summer concert series Bands on the Bay for 2019.

We consider entertainers all across the musical spectrum to bring a wide offering of styles and genres to our patrons.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in this summer’s Bands on the Bay line-up, please complete the application form (found below) and submit to Kelsey Norris by no later than Friday March 1st 2019 at 4:00pm.

Electronic applications can be sent to knorris@stockeycentre.com.

Hard copies can be mailed to:
ATTN: Kelsey Norris
2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, ON
P2A 1S3

Bands on the Bay Application Form 2019 [PDF]

Available Bands on the Bay dates include:

Tuesday June 4 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday June 11 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday June 18 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday June 25 from 7pm – 9pm
Monday July 1 (Canada Day) – 4 time slots available
Tuesday July 2 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday July 9 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday July 16 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday August 13 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday August 20 from 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday August 27 from 7pm – 9pm

We are looking forward to your wonderful submissions for this summer’s concerts!


Winter Holiday Hours 2018

The holidays are fast approaching and we’re open regularly scheduled hours until December 22 to accommodate your last minute shopping needs. Make sure to check our Holiday Hours for visits from December 24 to January 2. Happy Holidays from the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame!

Neil Young Text Message Not From The Stockey Centre

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are aware of a text scam that is being sent to cell phone numbers in the Parry Sound area referencing the Stockey Centre’s intention of bringing Neil Young to our stage. THIS TEXT IS NOT FROM THE STOCKEY CENTRE, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. The source is currently being investigated.

Upcoming August Reduced Hours

The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will be closed from 11am to 4pm on Monday August 13, the Hall of Fame Gift Shop and Stockey Centre Box Office will remain open during this time. On Friday August 17, the Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will close at 3pm, with last admission being 2:30pm. Thank you!

Parry Sound 33

The Parry Sound 33 forest fire is located approx. 75km north of the Town of Parry Sound. The Town and the adjacent municipalities have not been affected by the fire which is continuing to move north of the Henvey Inlet area away from the Town of Parry Sound.

For information on Parry Sound Fire 33, please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/forest-fires. There you will find up to date advisories and maps. For information about road closures please visit the Ministry of Transportation website: https://511on.ca/.

The District of Parry Sound is currently a restricted fire zone with the fire danger rating set to extreme, no burning or fireworks are permitted.

Canada Day Festivities

The picturesque waterfront will be the heart of the Canada Day celebrations in 2018!  All events and activities are FREE, so join us for a day filled with entertainment, fun, fireworks, and more!

When: July 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 – 10:00 PM

Location: Stockey Centre and Town Dock

See below for a schedule of entertainment and activities!

Charles W. Stockey Centre

Bands on the Bay Lineup:

  • Terry Little & the Rhythm Boys @ 1 PM
  • Spur of the Moment @ 3 PM
  • Kick Ptarmigan @ 5 PM
  • Evening Performer To Be Announced @ 7:30 PM

Stockey Centre Parking Lot

Kids’ Zone from 3 – 8 PM:

  • Inflatables, face-painting, balloon artists, games, and the Parry Sound Fire Department fire truck!

Town Dock and Band Shell

  • Food trucks from 3 – 10 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 3 PM
  • Goodbye Riverview @ 4 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 5 PM
  • Opening Ceremonies and cupcakes @ 6 PM
  • Trulee Odd Show performance @ 7 PM
  • Goodbye Riverview @ 8:30 PM

Fireworks at 10 PM

The spectacular fireworks display will be set off over the inner harbour.  Please see the map below for the “no boat zone”.  Please note that no boats will be allowed in this area at any time during the fireworks display.

Canada Day Fireworks: No Boat Zone