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Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force

The Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force has been established to develop and implement a strategy to finance, design, build and install a suitable memorial to recognize workers who were killed while building the Welland Ship Canal between 1914 and 1932. The Task Force will make recommendations to St. Catharines City Council with regard to site and design selection, and will undertake project-related activities for the purposes of historic research, community outreach and fundraising across Niagara.

Composition

The Committee will have the following representation: Political Representation (ex officio)

  • City of St. Catharines (Mayor and Councillor)
  • City of Port Colborne (Mayor)
  • City of Welland (Mayor)
  • Town of Thorold (Mayor)
  • Region of Niagara (Regional Councillor)
  • Member of Parliament, St. Catharines Riding (1)
  • Member of Parliament, Welland Riding (1)

Community Representation:

  • The St. Lawrence Seaway Seafarer's International Union (1)
  • UNIFOR Local 4211 (1)
  • IBEW Local 303 (1)
  • Niagara Folk Arts Council (1)
  • Niagara Regional Labour Council (1)
  • The Welland Canal Foundation (1)
  • St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre (1)
  • St. Catharines Cultural Services (1)
  • Canadian Canal Society (1)
  • And up to a maximum of 6 members from the community at large (including Campaign Fundraising Chair)

The Committee will be supported by City of St. Catharines Mayor's Office. Project support will be provided by St. Catharines Cultural Services and Museum staff.

Term of Appointments

The Task Force will operate until the project has been completed.

Reporting Structure

The Task Force will operate with a Chair or Co-Chairs, as selected by the Task Force. Subcommittees will be established to undertake the following functions: Communications, Site Selection, Research, and Fundraising. The Task Force will work with the St. Catharines Public Art Advisory Committee to establish a Design Selection Panel. All Subcommittees will report back to the Task Force through their respective Chairs.

Schedule of Meetings

Meetings will take place monthly unless otherwise determined by the Task Force Chair. Meetings can be held by teleconference

Other

This Task Force shall conduct its meetings in accordance with its own rules of proceedings and is not required to comply with the City of St. Catharines Simplified Meeting Procedures for advisory bodies.
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