Chippewa Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of the official opening of the park in 1921. The presentation will provide a snapshot of the last 100 years along with a glint into its future. The presentation will also highlight the restoration work undertaken by the organization especially the recent work in the restoration of the 106 year old C.W. Parker Carousel.
Guest speaker Iain Angus is the Secretary and Project Manager for The Friends of Chippewa Park. He has a background in public service including being elected to all three orders of Government as well as working for both the Recreation and Parks departments of the City of Thunder Bay. As a consultant he developed feasibility studies for a number of municipalities and First Nations in the Northwest as well as conducting transportation and forest operation research. He is a founding director of The Friends of Chippewa Park and considers the park his ‘neighbourhood’ as he was raised at the park as his family operated the Tourist Camp from 1945 to 1970.
This lecture session is part of the Society’s long tradition of holding free public lectures. Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April. When the lectures are able to be held in person light refreshments are served after the speaker’s presentation.
2020-2021 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by the Lakehead University Department of History.