Aug. 21, 2005: Shania Fans Meet Randall, JD and See Stage, Tourbus and Memorabilia at Third World Wide Fan Convention! The Shania Twain Centre's Third Shania Fan Convention in Timmins, Ontario, took place Aug. 18 to 21, 2005. Shania fans from all over the world visited the Shania Twain Centre, participated in a dinner with Trivia, memorabilia auctions and karaoke contests, and in a dance show. Fans got to meet and spend some time with Randall Waller, one of Shania's guitar players and JD Blair, Shania's tour drummer. To read their stories and see photos from the daily events during the Convention, make sure you check out the Timmins section of the Shania Boards! See you next year at the 2006 Fan Convention!
10, 2004: Shania Fans See Stage, Tourbus and Memorabilia at Second
World Wide Fan Convention! The Second Annual Shania
Fan Convention at the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins, Ontario ended on
August 8 with many Shania fans thrilled by the incredible surprises from
the weekend. Fans got to see new exhibits of Shania's outfits, awards,
and memorabilia at the Shania Centre and were treated to two fantastic
surprises. Shania sent in the stage from her last world tour and donated
her tourbus, so that fans could see how she lives when on the road.
July 31, 2004: Second Shania Fan Convention - Aug. 5-8, 2004! The Shania Twain Centre is getting ready for the Second World Wide Shania Fan Convention that will take place in Timmins from Aug. 5 till Aug. 8. In addition to a series of events that include visits of the Shania Twain Centre and the Gold Mine Tour, a special auction with Shania memorabilia and the special visit to the stage Shania has just sent in after the end of her world tour, Shania fans will have a chance to meet two members from Shania's band: Cory Churko (fiddle and guitar player) and JD Blair, drummer. For more information and to register for this year's convention, go HERE! See you all there!
July 31, 2004: Shania Donates
Stage to Timmins! Shania's hometown of Timmins and the Shania Twain
Centre have now a new Shania memorabilia to show the fans: Shania's tour
stage from her 2003/2004 tour. As announced at her last concert in Sunrise,
FL the stage has now arrived in Timmins ready to be assembled by Shania's
crew so that fans going to the Shania
Fan Convention this August will be able to step on it. According to
an article posted at True North
News.com, "Singing sensation Shania Twain has donated the stage she
used during her Up Tour to the City of Timmins.
Nov. 28, 2003: More Shania Dresses at the Shania Centre! New Shania outfits have arrived to the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins! According to Tracy Hautanen, as posted on True North News, Shania has already sent in "the lace, sequined dress Shania wore to the Canadian Country Music Awards; The black leather pantsuit is on the right and the white evening gown from the CMA awards is on the left. " To read more about the outfits and to see photos, click HERE!
Nov. 28, 2003: Shania Centre
Float at the Parade! The
Aug. 15, 2003: Shania Fan Convention: A lot of FUN! From Aug. 7 till Aug. 10 Shania fans from all over the world were treated like superstars at the First Worldwide Shania Fan Convention held in Timmins, Ontario at the Shania Twain Centre! Tour of the Shania Centre with new Shania outfits from all her recent appearances. Shania memorabilia and new Shania merchandise, as well as trivia and a Much More Music video party made the weekend a memorable one! To read all the fans' comments and see great photos from the convention, go HERE! A HUGE Thanks to all the fans! Don't forget to see the photos posted at the Shania Twain Centre website! THANK YOU SHANIA CENTRE and TIMMINS!
May 2, 2003: Shania Centre Fan
Convention - Pre-Registration Starts! The Shania Twain Centre has posted
information on its official
website on the first Shania Twain Centre Worldwide Fan convention scheduled
from Aug. 7 until Aug. 10, 2003! You can now pre-register
to take part in the convention which will feature: memorabilia swap, trivia
games, tours of the Shania Twain Centre, guided nature walk, tour of sawmill,
music music video social party, and more!
Mar. 21, 2003-Shania Centre Fans
Convention-Aug.7-10! It's now official! The First Shania Fans Convention
organized at the Shania Twain
Centre in Timmins will take place between Aug. 7 to Aug. 10! The Timmins
Daily Press has published today an article on the Convention titled "Shania
likely to return home this summer," the newspaper talks about the plans
for the convention: "The first-ever Shania Twain fan convention set tentatively
for Aug. 7, may have the superstar herself attending.
Mar. 11, 2003-Details on Shania Fans Convention! The Shania Twain Centre in Timmins has released the first details regarding the First Shania Fans Convention that will take place in Timmins this summer. Among the first ideas there are: "Memorabilia Swap, Dance and Social, Nature Walk, Trivia Game / Tour of Timmins High School, Tour of City, Gold Mine Tour, Shania Twain Centre Tour, Shania Twain Amateur Night/Lip-Sync Contest/Fashion Show, Tree Planting on Site. "To read more about the Fans Convention and to make suggestions to the Centre, go HERE!
Feb. 20, 2003-NEW Shania Centre's
Merchandise! "The Shania Twain Centre's official website is now offering
new Shania merchandise: "Shania's Waltz Sheet Music composed by Geoffrey
J. Lee, Commissioned by the City of Timmins, (Only 62 available - collector's
item)." You need to hurry UP!: they have a limited number of copies! Get
Shania Waltz Music Sheet
Shania Centre VIP card
Jan. 27, 2003-First Shania Fans
World Convention! The Shania
Twain Centre and the city of Timmins have announced the very first
Shania Fans Convention in Timmins for August 2003! "- By the time the My
Hometown Campaign gains full momentum, people the world over will have
even more reasons to visit Timmins - including the first ever convention
for Shania Twain fans from around the world." To read the full article
from the Timmins Daily Press, go HERE!
Dec. 30, 2002-The Success of UP! Shania Twain's new album UP! is doing very well in Canada according to an article in the Timmins Daily Press "Shania Twain’s CD Up! is the hottest thing going right now." Joyce Hunter talked with Will Saari of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins about the success of UP!: "“Her CD was released with both pop and country versions as a single-priced package,” he said. “It takes a couple of days to track sales, but she hit No. 1 virtually as soon as her CD came out and has been first for the last three weeks that I’m aware of.” Click HERE to read the full article!
Photo from the Timmins Daily
14, 2002-Shania Twain Centre Postcards! The
Twain Centre in Timmins is now selling a set of 8 exclusive postcards
(click on the image to the right to enlarge) : "8 Postcards - $5.75 + shipping
Call Toll Free 1-800-387-8466 or 1-705-360-8500 for more info email email@example.com"!
Add them to your 5 Shania collection!
20, 2002-UP! Release Party at Shania Centre! The
Twain Centre had an official release party for Shania's new album on
November 18: Timmins radio station EZRock has organized a CD release party
at the Shania Centre on Monday night where 99 lucky winners got a free
copy of "Up!", a free tour of the centre, and were treated to some refreshments!
But the lucky people were also the first ones to see a new outfit on display
in the lobby of the Shania Twain Centre...guess which outfit...yep the
2002 CMAs Outfit is already there on display as shown here on the left!
Thanks Corinna and Dave! Congrats to those 99 winners! For more photos
of the release party, check out the Shania
Twain Centre website!
Nov. 16, 2002-Single on Sale in Timmins! The Timmins Daily Press has posted an article on Shania's new single "I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" being for sale in Timmins: the Shania Twain Centre has also been selling the new single: "It's here! And it's red hot! International country music superstar Shania Twain launched her single Tuesday, and it can now be found at select locations throughout Timmins. "This CD is really worth listening to because of Shania's very unique and catchy style," said Tracy Hautanen, customer service manager for the Shania Twain Centre. "It carries a fresh new sound and is not available in the United States." Read the full article HERE!
26, 2002-Shania's Performance on Fame Academy! The
Daily Press website has posted an article on Shania Twain's participation
in the BBC1 Show Fame Academy: "Shania Twain performs on BBC program. Timmins'
sweetheart is serving more notice to the world she is back. Friday, one
more significant step was taken in quest to top the music charts once again.
Oct. 5, 2002-Shania's New Single & Timmins! The Timmins Daily Press website has posted an article on Shania's new single: "Shania's new tune getting lots of attention. It appears Shania Twain's new tune is one of significant note. Employees at Timmins radio stations and the Shania Twain Centre were busy Friday fielding calls about "I'm Gonna Getcha Good," Twain's first new tune in five years. Both Tim Matheson, program director for Moose FM, and Dave McLaughlan, director of promotions for EZ-Rock/Q92, said the local stations were inundated with calls about the new release. The consensus from the two radio station officials is listeners love the new release." Click HERE to read the full article! Let's them know how we like the song, instead of bombarding them with calls, leave messages in the STC guestbook!
Oct. 3, 2002-Shania Twain Centre Website: New Info! The official website of the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins has just updated its intro image (seen here to the left) as well as the news info! Check out Shania's schedule from the Centre's website news page!
Sep. 1, 2002-New Fall Hours for
Shania Centre! The
Twain Centre and the Timmins GoldMine will switch to Fall opening hours
as of September 3, 2002.
Aug. 28, 2002-Shania Centre Celebrates!! On Aug. 28, 2002 the Shania Twain Centre in Timmins has celebrated Shania's birthday with a party at the Centre. A birthday cake with the Centre logo, a huge birthday card for Shania and games have been prepared for the guests. Here below you can view some of the photos posted at the Shania Centre website, where you can view all the other photos of the event! Thank YOU Shania Centre and Timmins!
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a larger version!
Aug. 17, 2002-Shania's New CD
News Hits Timmins! The website of the Timmins
Daily Press has reported the news on the announcement made by Mercury
Records official website on Aug, 12 (later retracted) that Shania's new
CD will be released on Nov. 12.
July 24, 2002-Shania Center Gets Makeover! The Shania Twain Centre in Timmins has now added new exhibits to the Centre. Among the many dresses worn by Shania the fans can see the ones used for her videos, her last public appearance at the 2000 CMA and her wedding dress! The Timmins Daily Press had this article on the new exhibits: "The Shania Twain Centre has had a make-over dedicated to matrimony. "We have an entire display devoted to (Twain's) wedding, with the actual wedding dress, some wedding photos, and all the accouterments -— like the earrings, shoes, and gloves," said Will Saari, Tourism and Events co-ordinator. Since the centre opened July1, 2001, visitors have relayed one main message — stock up on "Shania memorabilia," Saari said. And that is exactly what the centre employees did. Other developments include an exhibit highlighting the album cover of Twain's first big CD shot in Timmins." Click HERE to read the full article and click HERE to read a detailed description of the new exhibits written by fans who have visited the Centre recently!
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