The City of Thunder Bay’s third annual Neighbour Day, presented by Tbaytel, will take place Saturday, June 18. Neighbour Day provides residents the platform to reach out to their neighbours to develop positive and supportive relationships, while encouraging unity and inclusivity.

“Neighbour Day is the perfect way to celebrate our community,” said the City of Thunder Bay Acting Mayor. “It allows our neighbourhoods to come together, build relationships, make new connections and start new traditions. We have so much to be proud of in our community, let’s celebrate it.”

The public is encouraged to start their own neighbourhood tradition by hosting an activity. A Neighbour Day Toolkit is available online and features ideas, tips and tools for planning events such as neighbourhood barbeques, yard sales and cleans ups.

“We are excited to once again see in-person events throughout the city,” said Jamie Hays, VP Operations and Outside Plant Engineering, Tbaytel. “Tbaytel encourage everyone in Thunder Bay to celebrate our vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods and work together on June 18 to make this the best Neighbour Day yet.” 

The public is also invited to attend Neighbour Day celebrations hosted by Community Centres around the City. Events include:

  • Neighbour Day Clean Up at South Neebing Community Centre | Tuesday, June 14 
  • Neighbour Day Open House at West Arthur Community Centre | Saturday, June 18 
  • Creating Pollinator Friendly Gardens at North McIntyre Recreation Centre | Saturday, June 18 
  • Neighbour Day BBQ at Vickers Heights Community Centre | Saturday, June 18 
  • Youth Move & Youth Inclusion Program BBQ at Kinsmen Youth Centre | Saturday, June 18 

Neighbour Day celebrations can be posted on social media with the hashtag #thanksneighbour for a chance to win prizes.

Neighbour Day is supported by The Chronicle Journal, 99.9 The Bay, Country 105, Rock 94, and 91.5 CKPR.

For more information on how to start a neighbourhood tradition, visit:  

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Contact: Ally Drombolis, Customer Service & Marketing Coordinator, 633-6800

 Kids write "We love our Neighbours" in chalk