Top hat ceremonies kick off Welland Canal opening

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A beaver fur top hat will be presented to the captain of the first downbound vessel on the Welland Canal when the 2023 shipping season kicks off in Port Colborne, Ontario, this week. The city’s annual top hat ceremony takes place Wednesday in the pavilion at Lock 8 Gateway Park with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the event at 8:30 a.m. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.

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