Refurbished WWI howitzer to make debut today in St. Catharines

A trophy from World War One will be unveiled this morning in St. Catharines.

After a fundraising campaign launched in 2009, to pay for its restoration, the old German howitzer, which used to sit at The Commons in Niagara on the Lake, is ready to make its debut.

The gun was captured in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a key battle considered to be a Canadian triumph for the allies.

Today's unveiling is in time for the 100th anniversary of the April 9th battle.

The howitzer will debut at the Lake Street Armoury in St. Catharines at 11 this morning where details of a new Niagara Military Heritage Centre, the future home of the gun, will be announced.