LakeheadFinns.ca

The Lakehead Finns, The Working Class 1867-1962: Hard Work Conquers 

The Lakehead Finns website was created by the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple Board of Directors. Michel Beaulieu and Ron Harpelle led the project with help of Nathan Hatton and Kelly Saxberg. Funding for the project came in the form of generous support of a “Public Outreach Grant” from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The website project began in 2012 as an academic project supported by the Friends and several other local organizations in Thunder Bay, including the Lakehead University Department of History, the Thunder Bay Historical Museum, the Finlandia Association of Thunder Bay and the Finnish-Canadian Historical Society. It can be viewed in English, Finnish or French, and is a work in progress with updates occurring regularly. The website is suitable for elementary school level instruction and above, and it is an ideal means of learning about the Finnish experience in Canada. All photographs used with the website are from the Lakehead University Library and Archives.