Back to the 40's
Small Arms Building
Saturday, May 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Official Ceremony - 1:30 PM
Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Rd. East
Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9
What to wear to the 75th Anniversary:
Dress up in your 1940's finest! Get the look!
Celebrate the Small Arms Ltd. workers and the local community who supported WWII on the home front!
The Small Arms Society (SAS) is hosting a “back to the 40’s” event, to celebrate the 14,000 women and men who worked at the Small Arms Ltd. site from 1940-1946.
Over two-thirds of the workforce were women who played a vital role in supporting the Canadian military efforts during WWII.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress-up in your 1940's finest or as a Small Arms Ltd. factory worker.
Enjoy a 1940's cafe experience at the Brant Street Café with tea, refreshments, homemade baked goodies and more.
Music and dancing were a big part of the social life in the 1940's. Enjoy re-enactments, big band music, dancing, swing dance lessons, singing and more.
Learn about the history of the Small Arms Inspection Building and site along with Victory Bond celebrations and activities of 1944. Exhibits and artifacts will be on display in collaboration with Centennial College – Museum and Culture Management program.
WHAT TO KNOW
Free Parking: Onsite parking adjacent to the Small Arms Inspection Building (south of Lakeshore Road at Dixie Road). Additional parking in the lot on the north west corner of Dixie and Lakeshore Roads.
Accessible parking is available. Please let the parking attendant know your requirements.
Free admission: Wear your 1940’s finest!
Tea and Treats: Cash required.
Photographs: Please be advised that by admission into this event you provide approval for photographers and/or videographers to take and publish your digital or print media images on behalf of the Small Arms Society for marketing purposes.
Accessibility: The main exhibition space and all public facilities are barrier free and include gender neutral washrooms.
Donations: We are pleased to support The Compass Food Bank and welcome your donations.