News from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission
Posted June 13th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Queenston, Ontario – As part of the Queenston Village Fair taking place on Saturday, June 18, The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Heritage Services Department will once again host its Laura Secord Day, in partnership with the Friends of Laura Secord.
This free event at the Laura Secord Homestead is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments of Laura Secord and her contributions to Canadian history. Period activities are planned throughout the day, including demonstrations of life in the early nineteenth century.
The Friends of Laura Secord will also be undertaking their third annual Laura Secord Walk, which celebrates Laura’s famous 1813 trek to warn the British of an impending American invasion. The walk takes place along the 32 kilometre Laura Secord Legacy Trail, a modern-day approximation of the walk from Laura Secord Homestead in picturesque Queenston to historic Decew House Heritage Park in Thorold, Ontario. For more information or to participate in the upcoming walk, please visit http://www.friendsoflaurasecord.com.
NPC’s Niagara-on-the-Lake WEGO shuttle provides service to Laura Secord’s Homestead, departing northbound from the Floral Clock every 60 minutes, from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and from Fort George, southbound every 60 minutes, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information on the Niagara Parks Commission and its many activities and sites for visitors click on – http://www.niagaraparks.com/ .
A Brief Note from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – While visiting friends in Massachusetts earlier this June, I visted the site of the birth home of Laura Secord in the Massachusetts town of Great Barrington and found the following plaque paying tribute to her. You may be able to blow the photo of the plaque up full screen by clicking on it in order to better read the text on it.
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