Call for Submissions: Welland Canal Workers' Historical Exhibit

May 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EST


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During the building of the Welland Canal from 1914-1932, 124 men tragically lost their lives while working in difficult and dangerous conditions. When the canal opened in 1932, the Federal Minister of Canals and Railways of the time committed to building a memorial to remember the sacrifice of those men. Unfortunately to this day, that memorial still does not exist.

Malcolm Allen, MP for Welland and member of CAW local 199, is organizing an exhibit to promote the need for a permanent memorial.  His office is looking for photographs, letters, artifacts or historical pieces relating to the Canal workers to be a part of the exhibit.   Items loaned by community member and organizations will be displayed in the constituency office in Welland for the month of June.

For more information, please contact Lisa Bastien at 905-788-2204.

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