NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE LEADS THE WAY
WITH MANY FIRSTS IN UPPER CANADA
First Census taken in 1792.
First Grist Mill 1782 — Peter and John Secord
First Parliament 1792.
First Masonic Lodge 1792.
First Laws of British Freedom passed here:
Abolition of Slavery and Trial by Jury.
First Printing Press 1792.
First Newspaper 1793 — Upper Canada Gazette
Two of the First Churches:
St. Mark's 1804-1808.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 1794—Rebuilt 1831.
First Agricultural Society 1792:
Governor Simcoe, President,
D. W. Smith, Vice-President.
First Brick Building 1795
First Public Library 1800.
First Fire Brigade 1825.
First Bank of Upper Canada 1820.
First Copyright in Ontario—granted to Alex. Davidson 1840. First Fruit Grower's Association 1853.
Some of the First Public and Grammar Schools met here.
John Lowe, former resident of Niagara, designed the engine and machinery for "The Royal William," the first boat to cross the Atlantic under her own steam in 1833. It was also the first steam transport in Portugal. The first steam man-of-war in Spain and the first naval steamer that ever fired a shot in action.
First World-wide Boy Scout Jamboree in North America, 1955.
8th WORLD-WIDE BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE - 1955
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18th . . .
Contingents arrive and set up camp. Evening, get acquainted visits.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th . . .
Settling in, inter-group visits and camp fires in the evening.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th . . .
a.m.—rehearsal for opening ceremonies. 2.30 p.m.—March past of con¬tingents on the "Queen's Parade"; followed by opening ceremonies in the Arena; 8.00 p.m.—massed band concert in the Arena.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st . . .
Church services throughout the morning. Afternoon activities include an "At Home" by Niagara-on-the-Lake for Jamboree Scouts; visits to historic sites in the town; a pageant at Fort George at 4.00 p.m. At 7.30 p.m. there will be special gatherings for services of worship which will include a Scouts' Own in the Arena.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd . . .
a.m.—first swim period; rehearsals for evening displays; 2.00 p.m.—tours to Niagara Falls; 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.—variety show in the Arena by visiting artists; 7.30 p.m.—band concert in Arena; 8.00 p.m.—Scouts of France and other contingents to present displays in Arena.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23rd . . .
a.m.—swim period; rehearsals for evening displays; 2.00 p.m.—tours to Niagara Falls, etc.; 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.—contingent displays on Sub-Camp sites; 4.00 p.m.—pageant in Fort George; 7.30 p.m.—band concert in Arena; 8.00 p.m.—Scouts of United Kingdom and other contingents to present displays in Arena.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24th . . .
a.m.—swim period; rehearsals for displays; 2.00 p.m.—tours to Niagara, etc.; 2.30 to 4.00 p.m.—variety show in Arena by visiting artists; 7.30 p.m.— band concert in Arena; 8.00 p.m.—Boy Scouts of America and other contingents to present displays in the Arena.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th . . .
a.m.—swim period; rehearsals; 2.00 p.m.—displays and demonstrations in sub-camps; 4.00 p.m.—pageant in Fort George; 7.30 p.m.—band concert in Arena; 8.00 p.m.—Canadian display in Arena.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th . . .
Selected groups to visit Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th . . .
a.m.—preparations for closing ceremonies; 2.30 p.m.—closing ceremonies in Arena; 7.30 p.m.—band concert in Arena.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th . . .
a.m.—Church services; p.m.—breaking camp — homeward bound.