Thunder Bay Walks a Mile Toward Our Future

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Thunder Bay Walk a Mile Film Project
A large gathering at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium for The Walk A Mile film project launch.

Thunder Bay Walk a Mile Film Project
A large gathering at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium for The Walk A Mile film project launch.

Thunder Bay Works To the Future

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay came out by the hundreds to the “Walk a Mile Film Project”. Thunder Bay’s Aboriginal Liaison Unit, and Thunderstone Pictures hosted an evening for the city to premiere an educational four-part documentary series focused on filling knowledge gaps about Canada’s indigenous peoples and their histories. The event featured a keynote address by Justice Murray Sinclair of the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Opening the Night


The night was geared toward building better friendships, understandings, and acceptance.

"I don't know what a 'Friendship Centre' is, but it sounds like a great place"
“I don’t know what a ‘Friendship Centre’ is, but it sounds like a great place”

A highlight of the night for many was a young man who stood up, in his bright yellow sweater and shared this was his first social engagement in Thunder Bay. He is new to the city. He shared that he had no idea what the “Friendship Centre was, but it sounds like a great place”.

His openness to listen and seek friendship brought rounds of applause.

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair

Thunderstone Films and the City of Thunder Bay along with a number of sponsors put the films together. They featured dialogue to encourage people to start to look at our relationships in Thunder Bay in new and better ways.

Clyde Moonias shared that as a recent graduate of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, coming from the north for grade nine, he had little knowledge of the city, and was worried and often scared when he moved here. “I wish these films were shown to me when I started grade nine,” shared Moonias.

"I wish these films were shown to me when I started grade nine".
Clyde Moonias – “I wish these films were shown to me when I started grade nine”.

The People Share Their Thoughts

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