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Panel and Discussion - Our Thunder Gay: Belonging in the Bay


History & heritage LGBTQIA2S Museum Storytelling Youth & teens
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Thunder Bay Museum

425 Donald Street East

Thunder Bay, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The Thunder Bay Museum is holding a panel and discussion titled "Our Thunder Gay: Belonging in the Bay". This event is free of charge and will be taking place at 7:00pm on Thursday September 28th.

The evening will start with a storytelling panel of local Queer community members and leaders reflecting on belonging and Queerness in Thunder Bay and include a social hour! This is a free-to-attend event with coffee/tea and light snacks provided.

The panellists' storytelling will take place from 7 PM to 8 PM, followed by an interactive Bingo game social hour from 8 PM to 9 PM. By completing a social Bingo card, attendees will be entered in a draw for a gift bag of goodies from the Thunder Bay Museum's Gift Shop. This will be an in-person event that will be recorded and posted to the Museum's YouTube at a later date


David Belrose

Kris Tonkens

Ellen Chambers

Rachel Mishenene

Collin Graham



Thunder Bay Museum


The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society was created in 1908 to preserve and interpret the history of Northwestern Ontario through lectures, publications, the erection of monuments and plaques, and the preservation of documents.

Among the Society’s many accomplishments in its early years, was the publication of a long series of valuable historical reports and the construction of a monument to the original Fort William fur trading post at the foot of McTavish Street in Thunder Bay. It was unveiled in 1916 by our founding father, Peter McKellar.


The Society’s mandate has always been to serve both the city and district of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, and to preserve the history of the entire region. Today an active, efficient organization has assumed responsibilities far beyond those undertaken by its founders. The Society operates as a museum, an archives, and a historical society, and offers a wide range of programs and services in each area. Feel free to contact us for further information about any of our programs, services, or memberships.


Sarah Silvestri


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