July 12, 2005
- Al Agar
- Lou Cahill, OEB International
- Ted Claxton
- Bill Lindsay
- Willard Miller
- Liam Morland
- George Repar
- Tony Roberts
Al, Willard, and Tony will work on contacting local WJ'55 participants.
Lou advised the development of a media plan including weekly stories starting in mid-August. CJRN Radio in Niagara Falls and CKTB Radio in St. Catharines both have community event listings that could be used. The committee should not overlook the Buffalo newspapers. There will need to be an on-site media desk where members of the media can get background information and ask questions. As well, there will need to be a media contact in the week leading up to the event to handle questions.
The Foster Hewitt Foundation has approved a grant of $2000 to pay for the commemorative plaque. Ted will send a thank you note.
Bands for Parade
The Preston Scout House Band has agreed to participate in the parade. They require $1000 to cover their costs. Bill C. will speak with Doug F. about finding a sponsor. The band could be lead by a banner with the sponsor's logo. The committee agreed to book the band. Ted will see if the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is willing to help fund the band.
Tony will investigate the possibility of an appearance by the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Band.
The Navy Hall has been double booked with another event and will not be available on the Saturday for the SOSSI display. The Hall is available on Friday and Sunday. Bill L. will search for another venue.
Ted will contact the Niagara Regional and Niagara Park Police to inform them of the event. It is best if they have heard of it beforehand if they are contacted, for example, by officials on behalf of the Governor General.
—Minutes by Liam Morland.