The City of Thunder Bay will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, with civic events planned for November 2-4, 2018.  These events will follow four years of activities commemorating Thunder Bay as the ‘City of the Poppy’, where the poppy was officially adopted as Canada’s national symbol of remembrance.

The commemoration will include a stand-up reception, a gala ball, and a civic event consisting of a community parade ending with a public assembly at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. 

Tickets for the gala ball to be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, can be purchased in person at City Hall, 1st Floor or online.

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Event details

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018:

  • Open house - O'Kelly V.C. Armoury and the Thunder Bay Military Museum,  7 - 9 pm - FREE and all are welcome

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018:

  • Gala ball - Embassy Room, Victoria Inn

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018:

  • Parade - 1pm. Parade will start and end at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium - FREE and all are welcome
    • Parade Route: Parade will march east on Beverly Street, north on High Street, East on Queen Street, South on Memorial Ave, west on Beverly Street to the TBCA Parking Lot
  • Civic event - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 2 - 4 pm - FREE and all are welcome
    • WW1 Historical Presentations
    • Music and Military Displays
    • Exclusive Premier of the film: "Where the Poppies Grow: The Lakehead at War"

The Royal Canadian Air Force Band will be performing at all weekend events



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