Enjoy and celebrate new historic plaques along shore at Iroquois Waterfront Park on Sunday, Oct. 24


A ship enters the Iroquois Locks, as seen from the village waterfront in 2018. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

The Editor:

The Historical Society of South Dundas, in partnership with the Iroquois Waterfront Committee and the Iroquois Airport Commission, will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the placement of historic plaques along the waterfront within the Iroquois Waterfront Park.

These historic plaques are strategically placed along the Waterfront Park Pathway to tell the story, in words and historic photographs, of the early history of the Village of Iroquois before the St. Lawrence Seaway project.

The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday afternoon on October 24th. Everyone is invited to park at the Iroquois Beach parking lot, stroll along the waterfront pathway, view the historic plaques, and then join us at the John Ross Airport and Campground BuildingĀ to watch the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be provided and many historic photographs will be on display within the building.

The following dignitaries have been invited to celebrate this event with us: Eric Duncan, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry: Jim McDonnell, Member of the Provincial Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry; Mayor Steven Byvelds and the Members of the Municipal Council of South Dundas: and, John Ross, Chair, Iroquois Waterfront Committee & Members.

The Historical Society of South Dundas is very pleased to be hosting this event and we hope to see many people attend.

Anne Presley
Historical Society of South Dundas

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