Lakehead University hosting first electric vehicle show in Northwestern Ontario

October 14, 2021 – Thunder Bay, Ont.

On Saturday, Oct. 16 (rain day Sunday, Oct. 17) from 1 to 3 pm, Lakehead University will host the first ever electric vehicle show in Northwestern Ontario at Lot G9 on the Thunder Bay campus (near Lakehead’s ATAC building and the Bike Shack).

As part of Lakehead's Year of Climate Action – a year to make connections and spark climate action – students, staff, faculty and members of the public in Thunder Bay will be able to speak with electric vehicle owners about what it's like to drive an EV in Northwestern Ontario.

“Where do you charge the battery? How much does it cost to drive it? Are there enough charging stations to drive to Toronto or Winnipeg? Do they still work in the winter?”

Who better to ask than our neighbours?

Lakehead is partnering on the event with EVANO, the Electric Vehicle Association of Northern Ontario, a citizens' group who are “EV ambassadors in our communities” - helping citizens understand the benefits to drivers and to the planet of transitioning to electric vehicles.

Other partners include EarthCare, Fridays for Future Thunder Bay, Fossil Free Lakehead, the Lakehead University Student Union Sustainability Initiative, and Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet.

Please note that all attendees must pass COVID screening (questions) and must provide proof of being fully vaccinated. 


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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked, once again, among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s 2022 University Rankings; as well as included in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2022 World Universities Rankings for the third consecutive year, and in the top 100 of 1,115 universities from around the world in THE's 2021 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit