October 8, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay Archives is proud to add profiles of six outstanding women to its online exhibit that recognizes women who have contributed to the history of Thunder Bay.

Betty Kennedy, Gertrude Cornish Knight, Charlotte MacGillivray-Amar, Dorothea Mitchell, Judith Mongrain and Truade Wedding, to the online exhibit that was launched the exhibit in 2013, to celebrate significant contributions of women in the city.

From patriotic songs to pipe bands and filmmaking to contributions to the labour movement and the development of early childhood education, these women are noted for their accomplishments in Thunder Bay.

These additions were selected from community submissions. The community is invited to submit names, profiles and photos to add to the exhibit on an annual basis. The Women's History Month Exhibit is an ongoing, annual project and new women are profiled every October. Submissions from the community are invited with a call for nominations on Mother's Day and a deadline of July 1, in order to be included/considered for Women's History Month.

To view the exhibit, go to www.thunderbay.ca/archives

The Archives is located at 235 Vickers Street North, and open 8:30 am -4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, contact the City of Thunder Bay Archives at 625-2270 or e-mail archives@thunderbay.ca.


Contact:  Matt Szybalski, City Archivist, 625-3390

                Pam Cain, Heritage Researcher, 625-3197