The effects of World War One could be felt every day in Fort William and Port Arthur communities between 1914 and 1918. The local newspapers printed Victory Loan advertisements, editorial reports, and stories on an almost daily basis. While the impact of World War One is felt differently today, it is no less significant than it was 100 years ago. Over the next four years, the World War One – Thunder Bay Centennial will commemorate this time in history through stories, displays, exhibits, and more. This initiative is a partnership project between the following local organizations: Thunder Bay Public Library, City of Thunder Bay Archives & Records, Thunder Bay Military Museum, Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre.
Keep an eye on the TBPL website for new exhibits and information over the next four years. If you have photos, documents, or items related to World War One please feel free to get in touch with any of the above mentioned organizations to share your history and stories.