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Palatine donates to heritage trail committee
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A donation of $550 to help rebuild Niagara-on-the-Lake's heritage trail was made by Palatine Hills winery this week.

The winery teamed up with the Upper Canada Heritage Trail committee for a fundraiser which donated 25 per cent of wine purchases toward rehabilitation of the trail.

In the morning on Sept. 2 the cheque was presented by Palatine Hills to Tony Chisholm, the trail committee's vice-chair.

“This is a great example of support from a local company to beautify and restore this valuable trail for everyone in Niagara-on-the-Lake,” Chisholm said in a media release from the town.

“Thanks to Palatine Hills Estate Winery and Charles Neufeld for their outstanding contribution.”

As efforts grew to rehabilitate and preserve the trail that follows the historic Erie and Ontario Railway line along Con. 1, the committee was formed in 2019 with a group of volunteers.

The railway was one of the first in Ontario and was in use for more than a century.

Donations in support of the project are still being accepted and can be sent to: The Heritage Trail Committee c/o of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, P.O. Box 100, Virgil, ON, L0S 1T0.

Those interested in learning more about the project can visit