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Heroines of Lake Erie

March 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, on International Women’s Day to celebrate Heroines of Lake Erie.  On Wednesday, March 8th at 2 p.m. Annaleise Carr, Paula Jongerden, Tia McGraff and Abigail Becker will all be on site for this memorable event!


Historic heroine, Abigail Becker will rise from the past to tell the story of her adventures saving sailors off of Long Point.  Earning a medal for her bravery, Abigail became known as the Angel of Long Point.  Fifteen years ago, Paula Jongerden braved Lake Erie to raise awareness and funds for the Long Point Biosphere Reserve.  During her 23 hour swim, Paula who was 49, became to oldest woman to have a Solo Swim Ontario ratified swim in any of the Great Lakes.   Five years ago, at the mere age of 14, Walsh’s Annaleise Carr decided to swim Lake Ontario to fundraise for Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer.  She became the youngest person to swim Lake Ontario.  Annaleise, an extraordinary youth, then set her mind upon Lake Erie.  In 2014 she undertook her “Radical Crossing” of the Lake to raise funds for Camp Trillium. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these remarkable women share their exceptional stories.


Special guest Tia McGraff will join them for a live performance of her songs “Abigail” and “Crazy Beautiful,” both celebrating strong women.


Tickets are $10 and are on sale now.  Donations will be accepted for Camp Trillium during the event and at the museum throughout the month of March.

For tickets or more information, call 519-583-2660 or email: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca


March 8, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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