Niagara Catholic Receives George and Olive Seibel Award from Heritage Niagara



Niagara Catholic played a lead role in the Region’s 1812 bicentennial celebrations, which began last year and will conclude in 2014.

One of the main initiatives of the bicentennial celebrations was Heritage Niagara’s Passport Niagara program, through which 10,000 Niagara Catholic students received backpacks filled with information about the War of 1812, and a passport to historic sites across the area, which they were encouraged to visit with their families.

Niagara Catholic was recently recognized with the George and Olive Seibel Award by Heritage Niagara, which recognizes a “significant contribution to the promotion of heritage in the educational community.”

Janice Barretto-Mendonca, Niagara Catholic’s Equity and Student Leadership Consultant, was Chair of the Historic Niagara 1812 Education Committee, which ran the Passport Niagara program. She and Niagara Catholic Director of Education John Crocco were presented with the Board’s certificate on November 19th.


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