The Thunder Bay Museum is proud to present our free lecture series for the 2020-21 Fall/Winter season!
These lectures feature many different experts in their field and cover a wide range of fascinating topics in our history!
UPCOMING LECTURE NOVEMBER 24th:
The Thunder Bay Multicultural Association - ONLINE ONLY
The presentation will focus on the history of the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association from its formation in 1972 under the name The Thunder Bay Council of Ethnic Organizations to the present immigrant service agency located at 17 Court St. N. in the old Court Street fire hall.
The agency has a grassroots history in the community and has grown and evolved over time. Folklore Festival has been a part of the agencies’ activities since day one and began with the celebration of multiculturalism in the early 1970’s. With the Trudeau multiculturalism policy direction of October, 1971 and the increasing dialogue on culture and celebration, the organization began as a collective to foster multiculturalism and diversity.
The history of immigration to Thunder Bay, a history of the organization and building, discussion of diversity and welcoming and a look at emerging groups and cultural/linguistic communities in the city will be touched on. How has Canada moved from an early approach of a “food, folks and fun” celebration of multiculturalism to the later focus on equal opportunity and integration.
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The schedule for topics is as Follows:
October 27 — Ted Glenn: Wolseley Expedition -Remote Only
November 24 — Cathy Woodbeck : Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
January 26 — Student Session-(TBD)
February 23 — CAMAT Partnership- (TBD)
March 23 — Iain Angus: 100th Anniversary of Chippewa Park
More Information for each event is to follow.
These events are sponsored by Lakehead University, Department of History