|l-r: Col. Barry and Valerie Wilson, Thunder Bay, and Ray and Kathy Hansen, Little Canada, Minnesota, look over 30 years of artifacts from our Sister Cities relationship|
In September 2011, a delegation of 10 from Little Canada, Minnesota paid a visit to Thunder Bay to reminisce and document on film our long-standing Sister City relationship for PBS.
The City of Little Canada received a State grant to produce a documentary on its unique relationship with Thunder Bay. The film will be aired on PBS in Minnesota. Past and present members of the Sister City Committees, old friends and a film crew spent a weekend gathering footage and interviews for the production.
It has been 30 years since Col. Barry and Valerie Wilson of Thunder Bay, and Ray (then Mayor of Little Canada) and Kathy Hansen signed the Sister Cities agreement. The couples met when a delegation from Thunder Bay’s Lake Superior Scottish Regiment attended the Little Canada Days celebration in Minnesota. Many friendships and our Sister City relationship that began three decades ago still continue today. Little Canada is our longest-running Sister City. Little Canada Days, held in annually in August, have become an annual tradition for the MacGillvary Pipe Band and many others from Thunder Bay who attend each year.