During WWII, women across the country stepped forward to fill important roles that were traditionally filled by men. While 1,380 citizens of Flin Flon joined the wartime effort, the women of Flin Flon were called upon to replace the men in the workforce.
A group of the town’s wives, mothers, and daughters kept production going at the local zinc plant while their husbands and fathers were fighting in Europe and the Pacific. In fact, the women produced a record output of zinc in 1943. They are remembered today as local heroes.