Battle of Fort George

July 10, 2017  •  1 Comment

 

The Battle of Fort George was a battle fought during the War of 1812, in which the Americans defeated a British force and captured the Fort George in Upper Canada. The troops of the United States Army and vessels of the United States Navy co-operated in a very successful amphibious assault, although most of the opposing British force escaped encirclement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Canada 150

July 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Makery

June 26, 2017  •  2 Comments

 

 

The Makery is a new technology room at the newly renovated library in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  It

allows children access to high- tech computers,  3-D printers,  and hands on help.  They will 

be able to design, create, and innovate. This is a great way of attracting young minds to come to 

the library, to actually learn and become inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re-enactors - Fort George

June 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

Historical re-enactment  is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate 

aspects of a historical event or period. These fine re-enactors spend countless time perfecting their skill 

as educational entertainers. 

 

 

 

 

 


Polish Sunday - Annual Pilgrimage

June 13, 2017  •  1 Comment

 

 The small plot of graves is immediately distinguishable from the others in St. Vincent de Paul cemetery.    

Surrounded by a small iron fence, the 25 graves  bear the emblem of a white eagle, the symbol of a free Poland.  

The soldiers were newly emigrated Polish-Americans when they travelled from the U.S to Niagara-on-the-Lake to train

for an independent Polish army during the First World War.  About 20.000 trainees filed through Niagara from 1917 to 1919,

sleeping in barns, outnumbering the town's residents. The men in the graves died in the Spanish influenza pandemic. 

Each year, local Poles march from downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake to the cemetery plots, commemorating not only the 

spirit of the volunteers but the liberation of the motherland.