The City Archives is now accepting nominations for their Women’s History Month exhibit. The exhibit was launched in 2013 to celebrate women who have made a contribution to Thunder Bay’s history. New profiles of women are added to the exhibit during Women’s History Month every October.

“Every year the variety of the contributions these women make to our life changes,” said Matt Szybalski, Manager Archives, Records & Privacy. “For example, last year we added racial and gender equality advocate, author, poet, and educator Annette Pateman; healthcare advocate and politician Grace Ann Biggs Remus; competitive gymnast Jennifer Hunter; educator and community activist (Phyllis) Diane Scott; and National Memorial Silver Cross Mother Rose Alice Louise Bernst.”

Submissions are due by July 1, 2022, and should include a brief biographical sketch highlighting the individual’s significance to Thunder Bay along with some images of the nominee (please include copyright information or attribution notes).  The nominated woman’s contributions to Thunder Bay history should be notable and the facts in the biography must be true and verifiable.

Submissions can be emailed to or submitted by mail to:

City of Thunder Bay Archives
500 Donald St E
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 5V3

The successful additions will be launched on the online exhibit this October, to coincide with the Status of Women Canada’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

The online web exhibit can be viewed at:

To learn more, contact the City of Thunder Bay Archives at 625-2270, or visit the Archives at 235 Vickers St. N., 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

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Contact: Laurie Abthorpe - Heritage Researcher, City Archives - 625-2270,  

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