“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 – Member of Parliament for Welland is putting a call out to the community for photographs, letters, artifacts or historical pieces relating to the Canal workers. Items loaned to our office by community members/organizations will be displayed in our constituency office at 60 King St for the month of June in order to promote the need for a permanent memorial.
Your assistance or participation in the upcoming “Welland Canal Workers’ Historical Exhibit” is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Lisa Bastien, Constituency Assistant for Malcolm Allen at 905-788-2204”.
To read about the history of the Welland Canal, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welland_Canal