We will be enjoying all that the walkway has to offer as we walk to Princes Point and back. There will be members from other groups that will join us thereby giving us the opportunity to meet new friends. This is an easy walk therefore we should still be done before 11:30 am. without rushing.
Seven Canadian Historical Events Which Occurred On Sept. 22nd.:
1653 - Education - Marguerite Bourgeoys lands at Quebec with Pierre de Maisonneuve and 100 soldiers to defend Ville-Marie against the Iroquois; Bourgeoys intends to start a school in Montréal, but finds not enough children of school age because of heavy infant mortality. Quebec, Quebec.
1760 - Lord Amherst divides Canada into the military districts of Québec, Montréal and Three Rivers; Thomas Gage named military governor of Montréal. Montréal, Québec.
1818 - Report of the first regatta on Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland, in a local newspaper; the annual Royal St. John's Regatta is considered the oldest continuing sports event in North America. St. John's, Newfoundland.
1851 - Province of Canada capital moves in rotation to Québec City from Toronto. Québec, Québec.
1866 - New Brunswick and Nova Scotia offer Prince Edward Island $800,000 in support to join Confederation, but are unsuccessful; PEI will finally join Confederation on July 1, 1873. Charlottetown, PEI.
1874 - North West Mounted Police estimate the Plains buffalo herd at one million animals; the last great herd moving south into the United States to be annihilated. Saskatchewan.
1946 - Crime - Evelyn Dick charged with the murder of her husband John Dick, a Hamilton streetcar conductor, whose chopped-up body, minus head and limbs was found, partly concealed by a rocky outcrop, by children playing on Hamilton Mountain. Evelyn, age 25, had deserted Dick because her parents did not approve of their marriage and because he could not support her expensive lifestyle; after her arrest, she will make statements implicating herself, her lover William Bohozuk and her father, Donald Maclean, in the murders. During her trial, she will testifiy she had slept with scores of men, including the son of the presiding judge. The evidence against her is overwhelming, with traces of human bones beneath her driveway and bloodstains in her car, and she is sentenced to be hanged on January 7, 1947, while Maclean is sentenced to 5 years and Bohozuk is acquitted. A young Toronto lawyer, J. J. Robinette, will win an appeal on the grounds that police failed to warn her against making self-incriminating statements, and at her second trial, the jury acquits her. But several weeks later, she will be charged with manslaughter when the body of her infant son is found in a suitcase encased in concrete; this time she will be sentenced to life imprisonment and serves 11 years in jail. Hamilton, Ontario.
• What we'll do
Our experience starts along a wonderful waterfront setting featuring a six metre wide well maintained asphalt pathway providing wonderful views of the waterfront.
Therefore let's get outside for some fresh air, exercise, and friendship with our hiking/walking buddies. Also if you wish we can climb the stairs at the High Level Bridge.
The intention is that this will become a weekly walk and members of other groups will be joining us.
We all need a little extra encouragement and commitment to get out and thereby enjoy a Saturday morning...so here's a great opportunity for you to engage in leisure conversations as we enjoy views of the surrounding harbour area.
• What to bring
Bring water. along with a sense of adventure.
Dogs are welcome if they are accustom to being around people, don`t bark a lot, and are on a fixed-length leash.
• Important to know
Some Local History:
The high level bridge which is a historical feature of the area: This lovely bridge was built in 1932 by the Hamilton Bridge Company. This landmark bridge is one of the most unique and significant bridges in this area.