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Mills, Chris

Chris Mills - Spirit Award 2013Chris Mills has been a conscientious and active volunteer at Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) for 35 years. He began as a youth in the Naval Yard assisting the Shipwright. He is a member of the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs (CCV) a local group portraying Canadian Fur Trade and Military History. Presently he serves as President, coordinating their participation in special events and activities, such as the Fort William Historical Park’s Haunted Fort Night, Fort Under Siege events and the recent War of 1812 Bicentennial Salute, his passion for history is reflected in his participation in several commemorative events: Battles of Stoney Creek, Mississewa, Mackinaw Heights; The Great Rendezvous and Canada Day. He volunteers for the annual Cancer Run for the Cure and has participated in the Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth ll in Toronto in 1984, the 200th Anniversary of the Arrival of Selkirk Settlers in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the visit of HMCS Ville De Quebec in Thunder Bay, in 2012. Chris is an ambassador representing CCV, FWHP and the City at numerous events across the continent. His work and dedication embodies the spirit of volunteerism.