“During the war years the need for over-seas relief became very great. Port Arthur was urging the citizens to contribute as much as possible to help meet the needs. St. Paul’s responded by raising sufficient funds to pay for a car-load of flour to be sent to Belgium for relief purposes”.
“From those connected with St. Paul’s, 362 volunteered for service with the armed forces. Of these, 45 made the supreme sacrifice. An Honour Roll, including the names of all who enlisted hangs at the front of the sanctuary."
Nestled in the Shuniah Community of Thunder Bay North, sits the Knox United Church Shuniah. Established in 1909, it has always been an active neighbourhood church with a strong sense of community. This pride for community and country led 52 of the parishioners to enlist in the Great War. Their bravery and commitment is recognized on the Roll of Honor plaque, which is proudly displayed in the sanctuary of the church.
July 26, 1936 was a truly important day for Canadians as His Majesty, King Edward VIII unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. This memorial honoured Canada's contributions to the Great War and the country's fallen soldiers. Over 100,000 people were on hand to witness the ceremony, including more than 6000 Canadian veter-ans and their family members who traveled overseas for the event. Click on the image above to learn more about this historic event.
The Fort William Women's Patriotic Society commissioned a memorial statue to be erected in 1921. Click here to read a full article on the monument and its story. Clicking on the images above will link to further images, and documentation.
In September of 1925, the City of Port Arthur introduced a cenotaph in honour of the local sacrifices made during WWI. Click here to view newspaper articles covering this event.
Mount Mckay Cross Monument