45th Anniversary of the Twinning Association

President of Brock University, Jack Lightstone, and his wife, Dorothy Markiewicz, and Helen Atteck Vice President of the St. Catharines Twinning Association attending the Civic Reception given by the Mayor and City Council of Port of Spain on occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Twinning of the Cities of Port of Spain and St. Catharines. A Big Celebration! Port of Spain is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Port of Spain. Folks are invited to join in the celebration… Friday, June 20, 2014: A festive parade in Port of Spain Sunday, June 22, 2014: A Church Service Thursday, June 26, 2014: A Civic Reception Plan to be in Trinidad for these events… Let Helen Atteck know so she can arrange for formal invitations. Call 905-935-3087 (St. Catharines, Ontario) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Excerpts from the book by Michael Anthony entitled: The Making of Port of Spain Volume One 1757 -1939 From pages 141 to 142, the following is quoted: “The tussle continued throughout 1911 and 1912 and in June, 1913, appeared a resolution in the Legislative Council, the passing of which stunned everyone. It was very much an anti-climax. Part of the resolution said: ‘That in the opinion of the Council, it is desirable that from 1st April 1914, there should be substituted for the Port of Spain Town Board, a Borough Council having the duties, powers, and jurisdiction of the present Board….’ The resolution was approved by the Legislative Council and sent to the Secretary of State for the Colonies in London. (England.) …. …..After the long and tenacious battle, the drama proved to be even more of an anti-climax than it had seemed heading to be. The Legislative Council’s resolution calling for Port of Spain to be made a borough was approved by the Secretary of State for the Colonies and so the normal process for the restoration of the Borough Council was set in motion. Matters were soon concluded, and the new Council had its first meeting on 26 June, 1914.” Hooray! The P K Hummingbird Steel Orchestra has a new home. P K Hummingbird has been offering free steel drum music lessons to Niagara youth since 1998. If you are 9 to 14 years of age join us at our pan yard at 13084 Lundy's Lane in Thorold. The steel drum is the easiest musical instrument to learn to play when you attend lessons two times a week. The orchestra performs at community events in Niaraga, Windsor and surrounding cities. Some of our past performances are: Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade, Buffalo Canoe Club, Fenwick Summer Parade, Fort Erie and Thorold Christmas Parades as well as the Tecumseh Corn Festival. Call Patrick or Kay at 905-397-9589 for lesson dates and times. Official Opening of 2014 Carnival Season January 31st - Port of Spain City Hall L-R: former Port of Spain Mayor Muchison Brown, Helen Atteck, present Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee. Helen Atteck, Vice-President of the St. Catharines Twinning Association, was vacationing in Port of Spain Trinidad. Scan0036.jpg February 2013 photos on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Twinning of the cities of Port of Spain and St. Catharines. L-R: President of Brock University, Jack Lightstone, and his wife, Dorothy Markiewicz, and Helen Atteck DSC0377.jpg Vice President of the St. Catharines Twinning Association attending the Civic Reception given by the Mayor and City Council of Port of Spain on occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Twinning of the Cities of Port of Spain and St. Catharines. DSC0375.jpg Helen Atteck, Vice-President of the St. Catharines Twinning Association, presented a commemorative plaque to Port of Spain Mayor Louis Lee Sing during the Civic Reception celebrating the 45th anniversary of City Twinning. Mr. Ken Joseph, President of the Port of Spain Twinning Association, making a speech during the Civic Reception in Port of Spain Council Chamber. Twinning luncheon welcoming Brock students. Twinning Scholarship Winners
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