Mayor Bill Mauro is pleased to announce that the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario’s New Year’s Levee will take place in Thunder Bay. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell will host the Levee on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the O’Kelly, VC Armoury, 317 Park Ave.

Mayor Mauro and the Lieutenant Governor welcome the community to come out at 10:30 am and celebrate 50 years since the amalgamation of the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur to create one city – Thunder Bay.

The community celebration will include a free pancake breakfast, opening of a time capsule from the amalgamation’s 25th anniversary, and the annual toast to The Queen. Following the Levee, there will be a free skating party at Fort William Gardens from 1- 3 pm. All are welcome to attend. 

Her Honour will be arriving in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, Dec. 31, to tour the city and visit the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic at Fort William Historical Park prior to the Jan. 1, 2020, celebrations. 

“The New Year’s Levee is a wonderful tradition: a chance for our community to come together to celebrate the New Year,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “I look forward to welcoming the Lieutenant Governor to Thunder Bay as residents of our great city gather for this special occasion.”

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Contact: Krista Power, City Clerk, 625-2238