CORNWALL, Ontario - Nov. 11 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm and the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Federal Liberal Association will pay tribute to this important date in history when it holds its annual Maple Leaf Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Best Western Parkway Inn, 1515 Vincent Massey Drive, in Cornwall.
“It was one of the key battles fought in the War of 1812-14 and also a battle where English, French and First Nations fought side by side as allies to hand the invading American forces a decisive defeat,” said Liberal association president Del Jones.
The guest speaker for the Maple Leaf Dinner will be Peter Milliken, the former Speaker of the House of Commons and former Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands.
In 2009, Milliken surpassed Lucien Lamoureux who represented Stormont riding and served nine years as the Speaker of the House of Commons from 1965-1974, as the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons.
“Speaker Milliken comes from United Empire Loyalist heritage and is an avid promoter of Canadian awareness. We look forward to his message on the importance of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm and the development of a future nation we now know as Canada,” said Jones. “This should be a very informative and entertaining evening as Mr. Milliken is well known for his story-telling ability and recounting of Canadian events."
Ticket information and reservations for the Maple Leaf Dinner can be obtained from Jones at 613 543 3588, or Denis Sabourin at 613 935 5674.