1935 Jubilee

In 1935, to mark 25 years since the coronation of George V, Flin Flon planned a spectacular festival, with dozens of parade floats, tableaux, people marching in their national dress, booths, music and dances. It was an event of which the town was — and still is — justly proud.

At the time, Flin Flon’s population of 7,000 was composed of people from more than 20 nationalities. Just about everyone in town pitched in to make the Jubilee parade a success. Many of the floats were built by the various ethnic communities in town; they used the Jubilee celebrations as a chance to celebrate their own heritage.

A permanent steel archway decorated with evergreen boughs was erected on a concrete base next to the railway tracks. It features prominently in the many photographs from that day.

Source: Northroots Magazine February/March 2010

1935 Jubilee