The Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council was created in August of 2007 as a cross-border non-profit organization to increase public awareness and participation in the Bicentennial. The Bicentennial marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States that followed.
The Legacy Council is made up of bi-national Board of Directors
composed of persons associated with leading Niagara institutions. A
number of sub-committees have also been created including an Education
Committee, Operations Committee, Marketing Committee and
Fundraising/Sponsorship Committee. Each of these groups meets quarterly
to discuss and act upon relevant issues.