THE KENORA GREAT WAR PROJECT

The Kenora Great War Project began in 2012 as a local heritage project to research and commemorate people from Kenora who were killed in the First World War. With the one hundredth anniversary of the Great War coming up the project very quickly was extended to include every person from Kenora who served in the war.  A massive research effort began— documents, photos, and letters were poured over.  Now entering its seventh year, the work on the Kenora Great War Project continues.  With a database of over 1500 local men and women who served, the project is an amazing work of local history that connects our local story into the story of Canada.

 
The research and the 2014 exhibit Husbands, Sons, and Sweethearts: The Kenora Great War Project can be viewed at www.kenoragreatwarproject.ca

Did you know?

The editor of the local newspaper pushed for Kenora to be named “Tresilva” instead.  He thought the word was excellent because it could be written without lifting the pen off the paper. The name Tresilva was tremendously unpopular with the townsfolk and was quickly abandoned.

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