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Laura Secord Walk 2019 was a great success!

As you know, Laura Secord was an immigrant, a veteran, the wife of a wounded veteran, a victim of war, and the Secord families were refugees.  Because of the parallels to Laura’s story, we decided make a small change for this year and help raise funds for today’s victims of war.  At the end of the day…

…together, we raised $10,000 for War Child Canada!

A special thank you to John Longo from Thorold who raised $610!! And John and his brother Anthony were also the first walkers to arrive at DeCew House Park on Saturday (1:09 PM)! 

 Thank you, too, to Jutta Payne from London who raised $310, and many others – everyone made such a difference. We like to think Laura was proudly clapping for all you as you walked along her trail on the actual anniversary of her courageous trek of 1813.


Response from our walk participants was great!

24th Guelph Pathfinders at Decew House Heritage Park after their 32 km walk

“It was a great day – really a wonderful event. I must say, every single person we encountered was wonderful. You really have the nicest group of volunteers!
– Laura Kellor, Guelph Pathfinders  


“Lee and I really enjoyed ourselves doing the Walk on Saturday. It was very well organized from start to finish. The handout package with the guide, coupon, patch and medal was very nice. I really appreciated the set up at the end of each Stage having Roy and you as well as the wonderful volunteers greeting us with cold water and refreshments. The variety of food and drinks were great at the DeCew House. The entire event was just excellent!
– Danny Quan, Mississauga  


“Thank you Caroline for a great day. I especially liked the bus options. Very much appreciated. You and your group were welcoming and made the event a super experience. Thank you so much.
– Patricia Murenbeeld, NOTL 


“A huge thank-you and shout-out to all the volunteers who made this such an amazing day.  It was my first time on the walk and I’ll be back next year for sure!  Thank you all for what must have been a mountain of hard work and a bees-nest of detail-wrangling.”
–  Kate O’Donnell, Brantford 


 

Why Celebrate
Laura Secord?

Historica Canada produced a brief but informative mini-documentary about Laura Secord as part of their iconic Heritage Minute series.

Watch for a one-minute overview of her importance in the founding of our nation.


News Updates

2017.10.17New Peace Monument unveiled in Decew House Heritage Park – Elizabeth Martin, Brock Press
2017.10.09Straightening out the ‘crooked good’
2017.10.08Indigenous Monument Symbol of Ancient and Enduring Presence: Lt.-Gov. Dowdeswell
2017.10.08First Nations Peace Monument a Hit!
2017.10.07First Nations Peace Monument in Thorold
2017.10.01‘Stunning’ First Nations Peace Monument to be unveiled Oct. 7
25.09.2017You’re invited to the unveiling of First Nations Peace Monument on Oct. 7th!
24.08.2017Official groundbreaking for First Nations Peace Monument at Decew House Heritage Park
22.06.2017204th Anniversary of Laura Secord’s famous walk!
23.06.2016Mayor Darte declares Laura Secord Day 2016 in Queenston
13.09.2016Laura Secord’s 241st Birthday!
08.09.2016Queenston Post Office to celebrate Laura Secord’s birthday with cancellation mark
20.06.2016Queenston Fair on Laura Secord Day
18.06.2016Walking, talking for Laura Secord Day
08.06.2016Village to be beehive of activity during Queenston Fair on Laura Secord Day
20.08.2015 FLS-sponsored Monument to pay homage to ‘pivotal’ role of First Nations
20.06.2015 June 20th, 2015 is Laura Secord Day!
13.09.2014 Google celebrates Laura Secord’s 239th birthday with Google Doodle graphic!!
 
21.06.2014 Laura Secord Day 2014 was a great success!
21.06.2013 H.R.H.Prince Charles sends greetings to the Friends of Laura Secord
01.05.2013 Laureen Harper joined in recreating the Laura Secord trek on its 200th anniversary
01.05.2013 Laura Secord’s historic walk immortalized in wilderness trail and opera
11.04.2013 Bridge will be in place for renowned War of 1812 trek
09.04.2013 Mapping the trek of Secord’s accomplishment
14.03.2013
Valerie Pringle will walk into history to commemorate Laura Secord
 
 

The Friends of Laura Secord is a not-for-profit community group dedicated to sharing the story of our best known national heroine, Laura Ingersoll Secord, whose heroic exploits contributed to the creation of the nation we now know as Canada.
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