200 years ago Niagara was occupied by American troops.
And they weren't happy camper-occupiers either.Most were farm boys doing their stint in the militia
and not happy to be away from mom and homeAND in a foreign land.
And the Canadians weren't happy about being occupied.
So the whole thing made for some nasty business.
But out of the smoke of battle a heroine aroseand this week the people of Niagara are honouring
Saturday is the 200th anniversary of LauraSecord's walk through enemy lines to warn
Lieutenant Fitzgibbon of the impending attackby the Americans.
You can read about her here.
I'm going to be retracing her route with an awfullot of other people on Saturday and I thought I'd
take this opportunity to show off my swag bag.
Okay, forget the bag - I really wanted to show youthe big fricken Laura Secord chocolate bar that was
in the bag!!!! (Black rectangle, bottom left).
I know, I know.
Laura didn't have a chocolate bar to give her energyon her long trek through a wilderness filled with
rattlesnakes, bears and enemies.
But hey, I won't either!
I already ate it.