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Civic Events

City Council is committed to:

  • a stronger and more diversified economy
  • a cleaner, greener, more beautiful and proud Thunder Bay
  • a high quality of life, and making Thunder Bay one of the best-run cities in Canada.

Civic events demonstrate some of the ways we are bringing these priorities to life. Select an event for more information and to see event photos.

Katie Weaterston Lights the Olympic Cauldron on stage at Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

Olympic Spirit Alive in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay welcomed the Olympic Torch on Sunday, Jan. 3. Residents enjoyed  a day of sporting activities and entertainment as the Olympic Flame arrived in the City.

Image of the New City Hall on Nov. 3

City Celebrates Official Reopening of City Hall

On Nov. 3, 2009, the official reopening of City Hall took place with a flag raising and ribbon cutting, as well as a rededication of the Cenotaph in the new Civic Square. more

Council wearing I heart TBay shirts

Council celebrates civic pride

On Oct. 5, 2009, City Council presented the 2nd Annual Civic Pride Awards including the Clean, Green & Beautiful Awards, the Thunder Bay Green Giant Award, the Civic Beautification Awards and the Best Block Award. more

Mayor and Councillors break the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the New Solid Waste & Recycling Facility

Grand Opening of Solid Waste & Recycling Facility

On Sept. 22, 2009, the City of Thunder Bay proudly celebrated the official Grand Opening of the City’s new state-of-the-art Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. more

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, with Mayor Lynn Petersona and Tourism Manager Paul Pepe at Terry Fox Monument

Lieutenant Governor Visits Thunder Bay

On Aug. 26-27, 2009, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, visited Thunder Bay for a city tour and unveilling of a commemorative plaque at the former site of the Port Arthur Isolation Hospital. more