THUNDER BAY – The Lake Superior Art Gallery are hosting an exhibition of Noel Ducharme paintings from November 10th to December 1st. The exhibition of Noel Ducharme Paintings will be opened by Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins and Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs at 11 am on Saturday, November 10th, in the gallery.
The Host Drum for the official opening will be the Thunder Mountain Singers.
In the photograph, Walter Bannon and JP Fraser are showing an image featuring Noel Ducharme presenting a picture to Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Thunder Bay in 1973. That image also features former Thunder Bay Mayor Walter Assef.
The former Mayor became a somewhat infamous local figure. The City of Thunder Bay website shares, “Sometimes called “Jolly Wally” (a nickname reportedly invented by Prince Phillip), he made news when photographs appeared to show him exercising a certain familiarity with Queen Elizabeth during her visit in 1973″.
John Belanger, a Boyer of Artisan Buildings, will be in attendance to demonstrate the art of Long Bow Building and local First Nation Artist Francis Esquega will be painting on deer skins.
Location: 605 Victoria Ave E, Victoriaville Centre, 622-7573