On August 12, 2022 on a sunny afternoon, President Lillian Beltaos, Dr. Angela Beltaos, Director, and members Andrew and Dr. Spyros Beltaos, visited Niagara Falls and viewed the spectacular statute of Nikola Tesla, which was appropriately positioned on a hill overlooking the Falls. It was a truly impressive sight. Unfortunately, the access from the main road up the hill was not convenient and, there was also no parking nearby. Many folks passing by could have missed the monument altogether. Lillian will be writing to Parks Niagara pointing to this concern. This was her second visit to the site, having attended the official unveiling of the monument in 2006. At that time, Lillian met with Nikola Tesla’s grandnephew, Dr. William Terbo, who passed away in 2018.
Another exciting development from the trip was Lillian’s meetings with Vic Djurdjevic, President of NTEC and Dr. Majda Djordjevic, Director of CTS. (See last photo) Their discussions resulted in a partnership to pursue a Mitacs project with Athabasca University to include Nikola Tesla’s name and inventions into science textbooks wherever these might be missing. This is a key research project that should correct some historical facts!