Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to host reception for 1812 Legacy

TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - On Monday, February 1st, the Honourable David C. Onley will host a reception for the council members and volunteers working on the many events planned to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The 1812 Legacy Council is a cross-border entity with members from Canada, the United States, Six Nations, and Native American communities.

The 1812 council encourages educational initiatives around the events of 1812 and promotes commemorations and celebrations of local 1812 groups on both sides of the Niagara River highlighting both the sacrifices of the War and celebrating 200 years of peace.

His Honour will be presented with a new Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Historical Map which shows an overview of the War of 1812 in the Niagara region and includes the location of 125 historic sites including Brock's Last Ride, Laura Secord's Trek, and the Last American Invasion among many others.

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    Who:      The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
    What:     Reception for the 1812 Legacy Council
    Where:    Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park
    When:     Monday, February 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

                 - Media are asked to arrive by 4:15 p.m. -

SOURCE Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

For further information: For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780,

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