Canada Friendship Exchange

Canada Friendship Exchange

image of US and Canadian flags

PORTSource Great Lake Ontario network connects American and Canadian municipalities and entities along the shorelines of Great Lake Ontario from Niagara River to St. Lawrence River. Members create community and cultural relationships in southern and eastern Province of Ontario, and western and northern New York State. Cultural exchanges and historical touring initiatives have continued the centuries-old connection of life within the Community of Great Lake Ontario.

The Friendship Mission

Strengthen cultural connections in the community of Great Lake Ontario by building bridges of friendship to span the Lake’s waters bringing our shorelines closer together.

photo of plaque with stylized beaver sculpture

“Beaver – Sculpture in Aluminum.” Honorarium for Keynote Speech by American James A Termotto Sr, Royal Canadian Legion Honorary Lifetime Member Cobourg Branch 133 Ontario. Rememberance Day, November 11, 2000. Artist – Carl J Hoselton, Canadian,1929-1998.

Our Friendship Objectives

  • Establish a means of communication with other ports of call on Great Lake Ontario.
  • Establish a means of communication with other centers of major population on GLO.
  • Join existing international organizations to develop commercial and social opportunities.
  • Develop social participatory relationships and opportunities.
  • Develop commercial relationships between American and Canadian enterprises.
  • Capitalize on existing exchanges such as cultural, historical, environmental, tourism,
    sports, agriculture, electronic media, and the nautical connection.

Canada Friendship Exchanges