ELECTRIC CITY – NIKOLA TESLA – Unveiling Ceremonies EMPOWER
November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
November 12th, 2023
Two events to mark 125 Years of Hydro Power in Hamilton
Nikola Tesla Educational has spearheaded this joint initiative with the City of Hamilton through the Public Art Process.
The sculpture by Lilly Otasevic was designed to tell the story of Hamilton, the first major city in Canada to have Hydropower. Power came from the DeCew I Power Generating Station, which has been referred to as;
“The Cradle of Canadian Hydro Electric Industry.”
The grand opening of the station, it was observed;
“Saturday November 12th (1898) will go down, in the electrical annals of Canada, a red letter day, as it will chronicle the formal opening of the electric power plant of the Cataract Power Company of Hamilton.”
The unveiling of the Sculpture will be exactly 125 years from the above noted milestone.
Right after the Unveiling, head over to the Cataract Power Building for a Wine Tasting featuring wines from Leaning Post Winery of Stoney Creek. While you enjoy sampling the wine, hors d’oeuvres & cheese will be served. Enjoy the music and good company of friends.
Discover and tour this UNIQUE historic building that served as the initial power sub-station for the City of Hamilton in the early 1900s. This is a rare opportunity to check out this building that is now used in the film industry, and has been part of a number of TV shows & commercials including Murdock Mysteries.
During the event discover the history and how Nikola Tesla helped to make all this possible.
Tickets for the Wine & Cheese can be purchased by clicking link below.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to awards and scholarships for students. Your attendance will help to raise the funds necessary to inspire students.