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Sunday, September 24, 2023
The Village celebrates 25 years
A view up Samuel Street in the Village. SUPPLIED.

The Village community in Niagara-on-the-Lake turns 25 next Tuesday with a community-wide celebration.

Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa will be in attendance along with Village Community Association president Ardeth Staz and writer Nigel Napier-Andrews, who has written a history of the community. 

First residents Adam and Eleanor Wilkie, who still live in the community, and other originals Sally Harmer, Shirley Rock, Warren and Luba Fraser will be honoured during the celebration.

John Hawley, the original developer of the Village, will speak about his vision for the community and how it remains alive in the neighbourhood. 

Staz said there also will be a donation presented to Rising Angels charity in honour of Hawley’s late wife Liz, who was “instrumental in keeping the development true to its vision.”

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Dietsch Park and include cake for all guests and live music from Jessica Wilson.

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