(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Each year in October, to coincide with Women’s History Month, new inductees are added to the City of Thunder Bay Women’s History Month online exhibit.


The exhibit recognizes and celebrates women of all ages who played important roles in the history and development of our city.

The original launch of this exhibit was held in 2013. Over the years many new and deserving women have been added. These women are celebrated for their significant contributions to public service, health care, education, community development, women’s rights, military and the war effort, and to the arts.

“This web exhibit is a wonderful way to honour and highlight the remarkable women that have helped shape our city,” says Laurie Abthorpe, Heritage Researcher for the City of Thunder Bay. “Each year we look forward to discovering more about the women from our community and celebrating their accomplishments.”

Four new inductees are being recognized and added to the online exhibit this year: Sheila Burnford, Sister Leila Greco, Elsie MacGill, and West Algoma Equal Suffrage Association.


The exhibit can be viewed at: To learn more, citizens are invited to contact the City of Thunder Bay Archives, or stop by the Archives located at 235 Vickers St. N., from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Source: City of Thunder Bay