Friends of Laura Secord
The Friends of Laura Secord (FLS) is a non-profit community group which was formally established in October 2010 to preserve, strengthen and perpetuate the legacy of Canadian heroine Laura Secord, who was designated a 'Person of National Historic Significance' by the Minister of Canadian Heritage for her heroic actions during the War of 1812.
FLS brings together individuals and groups from all walks of life who share an interest in the Laura Secord story, fostering collaborative relationships amongst community members, institutions, government departments, organizations, service clubs, municipalities, and the public and private sector. Its members exchange expertise and information, conduct original research, and promote public awareness and appreciation of the legacy of Laura Secord and her contemporaries.
Since its inception in October 2010, the group has:
- researched the genealogy of the Secord and Ingersoll families;
- connected with more than 200 Direct Descendants, and hundreds of related Secords and Ingersolls;
- published periodic newsletters;
- registered as a not-for-profit organization;
- developed an ambitious plan to honour Laura Secord, commencing with the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebrations, and developed working partnerships with several dozen relevant jurisdictions, agencies, and groups involved in this initiative;
- undertaken field research to determine safest, most authentic pedestrian trail to emulate Laura Secord's historic trek;
- initiated work on enhancing existing pedestrian trails throughout Niagara;
- promoted the group's activities through print and electronic media;
- networked with relevant government officials at municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels; and
- recruited dozens of volunteers to the cause.
Visit the official Friends of Laura Secord website for more information