Saturday, 3 November 2012

Rideau Canal Workers Designation a Reality!

A note from Kevin Dooley

Below is an article that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen (on-line) yesterday (2 November 2012). Thank you all for your assistance and interest over the years. We will get an invitation to the unveiling of the plaques and will truly celebrate that occasion in style.

Many thanks again,
On behalf of the Celtic Cross Commemorative Group

OTTAWA — Six years after they were nominated, the workers who built the Rideau Canal will finally be recognized as historically significant.
Environment Minister Peter Kent, the minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced Friday that the thousands of labourers — mostly Irish immigrants and French-Canadians — who carved the 202-kilometre waterway through a wilderness of bush, swamps and lakes will be formally recognized by the government of Canada for their contribution.

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