Civic Pride

Throughout the month of April, SHIFT is calling on all residents of Thunder Bay to rediscover why you love the city.

Share and post pictures of why you love Thunder Bay.

Places, spaces, neighbourhoods, historical sites, cultural hotspots, people—

Let us know what makes the city so amazing to YOU!


Using the hashtag #TbayLovin, post pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Whether it’s a sleeping giant sunset, THE SNOW, your neighbour, a favourite eatery, or an inspirational person, share WHY you take pride in our city.


A panel of judges will then select the top 46 images, as Thunder Bay is celebrating its 46th birthday this year. The selected submissions will compile a "46 reasons to love Thunder Bay" list. The images will also be featured in a civic pride display that will debut at SHIFT’s first ever Art Affair happening this June. Following the event, the display will travel to various venues across the city.


Other SHIFT civic pride initiatives for Civic Pride Month:

Civic Pride Survey:

SHIFT wants to know what civic pride means to you. Take SHIFT’s short survey and help us define civic pride and what it means to the under 40 demographic.

Community Cleanup:

SHIFT in partnership with Eco Superior & Evergreen United Neighbourhood, will be hosting a neighbourhood clean up event on April 28th, 2016.


Please join us at the Evergreen United Neighbourhood Office (139 Heron Street) at 6:00 pm. We will have all of the cleanup tools.

Board of Directors

The SHIFT Board of Directors is a group of dedicated and hard-working individuals who believe in what's next for Thunder Bay. We encourage members of different industries, organizations, and opinions to participate. Elections are held annually in May at our Annual General Meeting.

Executive Team

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Samantha Mihalus

President (Jones & Associates Insurance)

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Dani Ashley

Vice-President (Canadian Cancer Society)

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Zahid Hasan

Treasurer (Lakehead University)

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David George Noonan

Secretary (Superior Foods)


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Lexie Penko

Director at Large (Community Economic Development Commission)

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Ashleigh Quarrell

Director of Membership Services (Confederation College)

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Madeline Dennhardt

Director of Social Programs (Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce)

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Kateri Banning Skaarup

Director of Diversity and Community Inclusion (Skaarup Construction)

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Hannah Gladstone

Director of Policy & Research (Weiler Maloney Nelson)

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Syed Kabir

Director of Professional & Personal Development (The Chronicle Journal)

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Krishna Mohan Tangilapalli

Director of Communications (Bombardier)

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Jessica Fernandez

Director of Fund Development (Weiler Maloney Nelson)


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