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This day in our history

Provided by the Fort Erie Museum


1892 - The village of Fort Erie passes By-law 240 “to raise by loan the sum of $10,000.00 to build a town hall.” (Ernest Cruikshank, Municipal History Part II (1841–1893), Welland, Ont.: By the County Council, 1893, p. 69)


1919 - Leslie Leroy Irvin becomes the first man to make a premeditated free-fall parachute descent although medical experts refused to give their permission. The doctors said that he would not be able to open his parachute because anyone falling through the sky would either be suffocated, ripped apart by the wind or rendered unconscious by shock. Mr. Irvin went on to establish Irvin Industries in Fort Erie. (Many Voices II, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Historical Museum, 2004, p. 61; Irvin Industries Inc. brochure.)


1954 - The East Bertie Firettes, an auxiliary group meets for the first time. (Times-Review, Apr. 19, 1954)

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  • Lions Trivia Night (4/29)
  • Art Show and Sale (4/29)
  • Fort Erie Lions Trivia Night Fundraiser (4/29)
  • Quit Smoking Group (5/2)
  • Bridges CHC Social Group (5/2)
  • Diabetes Hot Topics (5/4)
  • Zonta Club of Fort Erie Trivia Night (5/5)
  • Ridgeway Farmers’ Market / Ridgeway Art by the Market (5/6)
  • CNPI Residential Free Clothesline Event (5/6)
  • BCSC 2017 Mothers Day Walk - Fort Erie (5/7)
  • Keeping Diabetes Away (5/10)
  • Fund Raising Dinner - Fort Erie Lions (5/12)
  • 25th Anniversary Gala (5/12)
  • Ridgeway Farmers’ Market / Ridgeway Art by the Market (5/13)
  • Mother’s Day Brunch (5/14)