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Celebrate Laura on Saturday

Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier   By Melinda Cheevers Celebrate Laura on Saturday Laureen Harper (middle), wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was on hand last year for the Laura Secord Walk, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Secord’s historic trek during the … Continue reading

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1812 Legacy Council wins tourism award

By Lisa Rind / Community Editor May 6, 2014 award Share BUFFALO, N.Y. – An award recognizing contribution to travel and tourism in Niagara was presented Monday to the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council by Visit Buffalo Niagara. The council received … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Monument triggers ’round-the-clock work schedule

OTTAWA CITIZEN By Don Butler, OTTAWA CITIZEN April 16, 2014 After a national competition, the government selected a design last year for the War of 1812 Monument by Toronto artist Adrienne Alison, who received an artist’s commission of $787,000. Photograph … Continue reading

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Shilo-based museum opens War of 1812 exhibit

By: Staff Writer Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 he ribbon will snip on Wednesday to officially open a dramatic new exhibit at the RCA Museum located at CFB Shilo. The exhibit, called “1812: One War, Four Perspectives” is a travelling exhibit by … Continue reading

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Horrific battles of 1814 to be commemorated

By John Law, Niagara Falls Review Monday, April 14, 2014 6:06:36 EDT PM Brian Merrett (left), CEO of the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, mingles with re-enactors during a media conference Monday to announce more War of 1812 bicentennial events. The … Continue reading

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History invades Niagara for bicentennial celebrations

By Kris Dube / News Editor April 14, 2014 NIAGARA – The War of 1812 ended 200 years ago but the historic conflict will continue to be celebrated for the next few months. At a ceremony on Monday morning, the … Continue reading

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Residents planning St. Davids bicentennial projects

Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier By Melinda Cheevers NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – While the various events marking the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 planned by the town’s committee may be done, a group of residents in St. Davids are hoping to keep the … Continue reading

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Battle of Lundy’s Lane bicentennial celebrations will be a community event

‘We want to do something a little different,’ museums manager Clark Bernat says Battle of Lundy’s Lane bicentennial celebrations will be a community event Gales Fuels owner Bob Gale, left, and Mayor Jim Diodati unveil the design for a coin … Continue reading

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Plans unveiled for War of 1812 re-enactment

Mar 13, 2014 By Victoria Gray A battle is brewing in Oakland. Bicentennial commemorations of the War of 1812 will bring a major gathering to the village of Oakland this summer. “(The Battle of Malcolm’s Mills) truly was a milestone … Continue reading

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1812 BICENTENNIAL: Symposium examines campaign of final year of War of 1812

Niagara 1812 Legacy Council FORT ERIE – The year 2014 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the final year of the War of 1812 to 1814. Niagara is steeped in the history of this war, with battle sites, artifacts, forts and … Continue reading

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