Port-of-Spain and St. Catharines Celebrate 40 years as Twins

Port-of-Spain and St. Catharines Celebrate 40 years as Twins

The week of Sept 27th to October 4th is Twinning Week in honour of the official twinning between two cities - Port-of-Spain and our City of St. Catharines on October 4, 1968. On that day the then Mayor of St. Catharines, Mayor Mackenzie A. Chown and the then Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Mayor J. Hamilton Holder, declared the Mundialization of St.Catharines and the Twinning of our two cities, so that, we shared a mutual respect for the principles of the United Nations, and wished to further the cause of "goodwill among nations of the world".

Over the years Brock University has maintained an interest in the Twinning. In honour of the 25th anniversary, Brock awarded a 4-year Honours Scholarship to a student from Trinidad. The recipient Miss Toni Isidore Smart, received her Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree.

This year, in honour of our 40th Anniversary Brock established a new four year scholarship for an eligible undergraduate student from Trinidad. The recipient of the 40th Anniversary Twinning Scholarship is Ms. Stella-Marie Chong Sing who has already begun her studies this year at Brock in English Literature.

This Twinning Weeks brings a delegation of 16 representatives from Port of Spain including their Mayor Murchison Brown, Kenneth Joseph - President of the Port-of-Spain Twinning Association, Port-of-Spain City Councillors and other important City representatives.