Buttons and Grand Marshals History

20222022
Theme: Let's Rendezvous in '22
Artist: Zoe Turcotte
Grand Marshal: George Hanna-Canadian Days sponsor for over 22 years
20212021
Theme: Time for Fun in '21
Artist: Ella Haroldson
Grand Marshal: Curt Loschy-Little Canada History Center
20202020
Theme: A Roaring Good Time
Artist: Anjanu Sheikh 
Grand Marshal: Little Canada Seniors
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, celebrated only 1 day with a car parade, boat parade, medallion hunt and online button drawing.
20192019
Theme: We Are Family
Artist: Anna Howard
Grand Marshal: Don Gagne-Octogenarian and Canadian Days Committee Member
20182018
Theme: Superhero Headquarters
Artist: Nina Faulkner
Grand Marshal: Lee Stecklein-Olympic Gold Medalist
20172017
Theme: The Band's All Here
Artist: Lilly Do
Grand Marshal: The Macgillivray Pipe Band
20162016
Theme: May the 40th be with You!
Artist: Kailey Twiest
Grand Marshal: Whitey and Joan Saiko
20152015
Theme: Making Memories
Artist: Madyson Thao
Grand Marshal: Rocky Waite-Veteran's Memorial Chair
20142014
Theme: Friends, Food, Fun
Artist: Brendan McSherry
Grand Marshal: Jason Hilderman-Porterhouse Restaurant
20132013
Theme: Fire Up for Fun
Artist: Sydney Hackett
Grand Marshal: Little Canada Fire Department
20122012
Theme: Bridging Friendships-36 years
Artist: Hayley Aarsvold
Grand Marshal: Terry McBride-McDonald's Restaurant Owner
20112011
Theme: 35 Years - The Tradition Continues
Artist: Sophia Larson
Grand Marshal: Joe Vitale-Little Venetian Owner; Canadian Days Committee member since 1977
20102010
Theme: Fixin' to Have Fun
Artist: Maria Mariani
Grand Marshal: Jim Schwalbach-North Heights Hardware Hank Owner
20092009
Theme: Canadian Days Brings Us Together
Artist: Tishiah Stampley
Grand Marshal: Patty Coan-Brings Co. President
20082008
Theme: Two Cities-One Heart
Artist: Griffin Malone
Grand Marshal: Dan Starks-St. Jude Medical Chairman-President and CEO
20072007
Theme: Summer Nights, Midway Lights
Artist: Colleen Hielkema
Grand Marshal: Frank & Sherry Frattalone-Founder of Frattalone Excavating & Grading
20062006
Theme: Superior Friendship
Artist: Kayla Paul
Grand Marshal: Elaine & Ken Waring-Thunder Bay Sister Cities Committee
20052005
Theme: Blazing New Trails
Artist: Christian Sundquist
Grand Marshal: Original Park Commissioners: Dick Boss, Jean Donovan, Bill Saunders, Joyce Sarne, Ralph Nardini
20042004
Theme: Let the Games Begin
Artist: Andrew Paul
Grand Marshal: Olympians- Steve Griffith and Jason Hedstrand
20032003
Theme: Blazing New Trails
Artist: Peter Paul
Grand Marshal: 50-year-old, life-long residents: Jackie Durand, Colleen Mechelke, Joe Nash, Greg Schloer
NOTE: 1st Annual Classic Car Show
20022002
Theme: United with you in 2002
Artist: Luke McRaith
Grand Marshal: Annette Freeman-Canadian Days Committee member since 1977
20012001
Theme: 25 years of fun in 2001
Artist: Katie Sellner 
Grand Marshal: Ray & Kathy Hanson; Jack Robertson (Honorary)
20002000
Theme: Old Friends, New Century
Artist: Shelly Paul
Grand Marshal: Richard and Maggie Boss
19991999
Theme: 25 years of fun in 2001
Artist: Katie Sellner 
Grand Marshal: Jean & Don Donovan
19981998
Theme: Celebrate '98
rtist: Megan Manteuffel
Grand Marshal: Eugene Delonais-Gopher Electronics Company Owner
19971997
Theme: Sister City Salute
Artist: Mike Morelan
Grand Marshal: Robert & Leonie Thibault
19961996
Theme: 20 Years of Friendship
Artist: Mandy Gurtin
Grand Marshal: Art Craven-Drum Major, MacGillivray Pipe Band
19951995
Theme: Magical Memories
Artist: Jennifer Krueger
Grand Marshal: Ken Larson-Slumberland Owner and CEO
19941994
Theme: Old Fashioned Family Fun
Artist: Jennifer Blahowski
Grand Marshal: Peg Klenk-Senior Queen
NOTE: 1st Year of the Student Button Design Contest
19931993
Theme: Canadian Days
Artist: Lorrie Bruce
Grand Marshal: Norm & Betty Strohbeen-Norm's Tire Sales
19921992
Theme: Canadian Days
Artist: Lorrie Bruce
Grand Marshal: Unknown
NOTE: Shortened festival to Sat. and Sun. only)
19911991
Theme: Canadian Days is Hot!
Artist: Meg Murphy
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19901990
Theme: Celebrate Minnesota 1990
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19891989
Theme: Canadian Days
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19881988
Theme: Little Canada Canadian Days
Artist: Mike Richie
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19871987
Theme: Canadian Days
Artists: Kathy Hanson/Darlene Richie
Grand Marshal: Slim Frattalone
19861986
Theme: 10th Annual Canadian Days 
Artist: Mike Richie
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19851985
Theme: Summer Fun Days
Artists: Kathy Hanson/Darlene Richie
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19841984
Theme: Little Canada Canadian Days
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19831983
Theme: Friendship
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19821982
Theme: Friendship Between the U.S. and Canada
Artist: Patty Radford
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19811981
Theme: The Longest Undefended Border in the World
Artist: Andrea Olson
Grand Marshal: Walter Assef-Thunder Bay Mayor
19801980
Theme: The Longest Undefended Border in the World
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Dave Sheehan-Radio Personality
19791979
Theme: Geography has made us neighbors, History has made us friends
Artist: Judy Rysavvy (Pieper)
Grand Marshal: Glen Olson-WCCO
19781978
Theme: Little Canada Greets Thunder Bay
Artist: Ken Melchior
Grand Marshal: Unknown
19771977
Theme: Littlest Canada in the World
Artist: Unknown
Grand Marshal: Walter Assef-Thunder Bay Mayor
NOTE: First Little Canada Canadian Days celebration
19761976
City of Little Canada Bicentennial celebration
July 4, 1976
Theme: Let's Celebrate America's Bicentennial
Artist: Virginia Fisher
Grand Marshal: Sal Labaido