During the month of October, the Status of Women Canada celebrates Women’s History Month and the City of Thunder Bay Archives is re-launching an on-line exhibit to recognize women who have contributed to the history of our city.
“Annually, new women are profiled in the exhibit and the community is invited to submit names, profiles and photos to add to the exhibit on an annual basis,” said city archivist Matt Szybalski. “In 2016, Sister Margaret Smith, Mary Riter Hamilton, Lyn McLeod, Patricia Vervoort, and Victoria McVicar will join the sixteen women previously profiled.”
A woman artist who has a painting at city hall, as well as in the National Archives of Canada, women who have contributed to health, politics and local history are exhibited, as well as the namesake for Victoria Ave.
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.
For more information, and to view the women in the 2016 Women’s History exhibit, visit thunderbay.ca/archives.