Historical Society of St. Catharines

Celebrating the history of St. Catharines and its vicinity

Archive for May, 2009

33rd Annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony – May 23

Posted by dsharron on May 10, 2009

Oille Fountain - downtown St. Catharines

The 33rd annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of King and James Streets in St. Catharines.  This event commemorates the contribution to the well being of the citizens of St. Catharines through donation of the City’s first public drinking fountain in 1878 by Dr. Lucius Oille – the second mayor of the city and first chairman of the waterworks.  This gift marks the establishment of the city’s waterworks system in 1875-1876.  Descendants of the Oille family are invited to participate along with City representatives.

There will be a small ceremony followed by the planting of a geranium on the top of the fountain. 

All are cordially welcome to come and take part in this tradition.

Posted in Architecture, Historical Society, Special Events, St. Catharines | Leave a Comment »

Meet the 2009 / 2010 Board of Directors

Posted by dsharron on May 10, 2009

Historical Society Board of Directors 2009-2010

President – John Burtniak
Past President – Bill Stevens
Vice President – Paul Lewis
Secretary – Elizabeth Finnie
Treasurer – Chris Loat
Director – Membership – Mary Leighton
Director – Publicity – David Sharron 
Director – Director – Joe Muskat  
Director – John Calvert 
Director – Gail Benjafield

Posted in Historical Society, St. Catharines | Leave a Comment »