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Each pre-registration will guarantee up to 2 back to school gift packages free for elementary school age children, that attend event.  Additional gift packages may be available, while supplies last, for a  total of 1,000.
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Nikola Tesla Presentation go to the Elementary Schools, educating and inspiring Kilbride Elementary School 

Kilbride Elementary school Students learned about our own local history.  How the 5 Johns from Hamilton consulted Nikola Tesla and using his inventions, they brought Hydro-Electric power to Hamilton in 1898.  They were elated and inspired when they participated in holding florescent lights as the lights lit up in their hands.  It was like magic.  The students learned why Tesla seemed like a  magician in his era.  No one knew how he did it.  Today the students realized that it was all done using his  scientific inventions.
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Principal, Mr. Rob Iannuzzi ,principal
had encouraging  and inspiring message to the students and NTEC for the presentation.  He said:

“Vic and Nick, on behalf of the students, staff, parents of Kilbride, I want to thank you for inspiring us today.  There are Nikola Teslas in this room, there are creative, critical, innovative thinkers right in front of us.  You have inspired us to continue to make a difference.  You talked about Tesla’s impact and legacy, each one of these,” pointing to the students, “on Tuesday our grade eights will be graduating, they will be the legacy here,   our grade sevens will be inspiring and leave a legacy as well.  So thank you so much.”

The Nikola Tesla Educational Corp. (NTEC)

Located in Hamilton, Ontario, NTEC is a Not For Profit charity  -  815431374 RR0001   NTEC’s mission is to promote Nikola Tesla as an inspiration to students of all  ages.  Most of our efforts are dedicated to support primary, high school and university students. NTEC operates by awarding Nikola Tesla Awards to schools,  and science fairs, and an annual $10,000.00 Nikola Tesla Scholarship at McMaster University.

Progress to name new school after Nikola Tesla


The HWDSB trustees met  June 11, 2018, to consider the recommendation from the Name Selection Committee established to evaluate the submission.  The HWDSB trustee rejected by a vote of 6-5 the proposed name Shannon Koostachin.  The Trustees voted on a new round of consulting, this time with the students.  The Trustees, are consulting on the following 5 names:

  1. Bernie Custis (a football player with Hamilton Tiger cats, coach and principal)
  2. Nikola Tesla ( scientist, inventor, humanitarian, visionary, linked to Hamilton by fact of Hamilton was 1st major City to receive Hydro Power in Canada)
  3. Scott Park (Old school name, that was on property, Scott family donated land)
  4. Shannen Koostachin (Indigenous young lady who advocated for school to be build on her reserve, died before school was built)
  5. Trillium ( symbolic  of 3 school coming together, flower emblem of Ontario)



Two delegations spoke, one for the NTEC  Directors,  backed by the 11,700 petition signatures and letters of support such as the one from Maria Pearson, Ward 10 Councilor, city of Hamilton. The second delegation, will be made up of 2 students, who will explain the importance of Nikola Tesla as an inspiration from a students perspective.  

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Above, hand written petitions part of the over 11,700, which included over 4,900 from the City of Hamilton. 




Next Steps:
  1. voting-consultation has been done in June prior to school year end.  
  2. Trustees to meet in September to decide.

Actions:  Local media print & TV are supporting Bernie Custis

Shannen Koostachin - is from Attawapiska - Northern media supporting her name.


It is possible for Tesla to WIN. 

  1. School that Bernie Custis was principal is being rebuild to replace 2 school, coupled with fact that the school name needs to be replace to resolve same names in school board, will be an excellent name for that school.  
  2. 4900 petition signature are from Hamilton and letters of support are in the package.  DO NOT COUNT ON THIS DOING THE JOB.
  3. Supports MUST call or e-mail/write your school board Trustee in Hamilton - (note:  Custis supporters are doing this already)

It is possible, we can WIN. NTEC directors  have done all we can.  A lot of effort has gone into producing the petition and trustee binders, that were withheld from them for 6 weeks.  The name selection committee did not have adequate knowledge about Tesla, not to mention that their efforts were very narrow focused.  Clear focus was to select an Indigenous name, which was not explained when the name selection process was started.  

HAMILTON residence - YOU are the only ones that can make a difference.  ACT NOW.

HWDSB  current Board Chair Todd White and Board Vice-Chair Alex Johnstone.

Trustee, Wards 1 & 2

Christine Bingham

Trustee, Ward 3          

Larry Pattison

Trustee, Ward 4           

Ray Mulholland


Trustee, Ward 5 (Chair)             

Todd White


Trustee, Ward 6        

Kathy Archer


Trustee, Ward 7         

Dawn Danko

Trustee, Ward 8    

Wes Hicks

Phone: 905.383.2222 

 Trustee, Wards 9 & 10       

Jeff Beattie


Trustee, Wards 11 & 12 (Vice-Chair)      

Alex Johnstone

Trustee, Wards 13 & 14

Greg Van Geffen 289.339.6328

Trustee, Ward 15

Penny Deathe









Nikola Tesla & Hamilton as the Electric City in 1898

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, an engineer, a humanitarian, and a visionary. He worked on, and contributed to some of the most paramount feats in human history including: AC induction motors, X-ray imaging, radio communication, remote control, and phosphorescent lighting. His most notable work was that in the design of alternating current (AC) electricity supply systems. Nikola Tesla's AC generating system was utilized at the Niagara Falls and eventually extended to Hamilton, Ontario. Researches continue to find new   Tesla's Patents around the world. The number has grown over the years as new ones are discovered, currently over 300 have been identified. Over the past decade, Tesla has been discovered and inspired a lot of new products. One of the best known is the Electric Vehicles (EV) that are powered by Nikola Tesla's AC induction motor. Tesla has started to gain recognition for the contribution he has made to society. In Canada, the City of Hamilton has discovered its own past, and the impact that Tesla's technology played in its development. Hamilton has renamed one of its main arteries to Nikola Tesla Boulevard. An iconic roadway which leads into the industrial heart of the City. The sector that gained the most from the arrival of Electricity to the City in 1898.

The city of Hamilton was the 1st major city in Canada to receive AC electrical power which was received from Decew Falls, Generating Station No. 1. Built in 1898, DeCew Falls 1 is the oldest continuously running hydroelectric power generating station in Canada. The station was build by the “Five Johns” of Hamilton (Dickenson, Gibson, Moodie, Patterson, and Sutherland). The Cataract Power Company, assembled the hydro-electric generating plant  35 miles from Hamilton in 1898. Electricity flowed to the city for the first time on August 25, 1898.

NTEC Objectives

Education: To advance education by conducting research, creating educational materials and curriculum on topics relating to Nikola Tesla.   To distribute these materials to elementary and secondary schools.

Grant Awards and  Scholarships: To advance education by issuing   awards and scholarships to elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students who demonstrate academic excellence and interest in topics related to scientific fields and/or other areas relating to Nikola Tesla and his works.

Public Art Project: To provide a public amenity to a municipal, provincial or federal government in Canada by erecting and maintaining a statue of Nikola Tesla.  The City of Hamilton has approved the project "Hamilton, the Electric City, Nikola Tesla and the Five Johns."  The project will be build along the Waterfront Trail between Lakeland Pool and Huth's on the Beach.  The City of Hamilton will match donation collected by Nikola Tesla Education, each worth $100,000.00  for a total project value of $200,000.00  

About Us

Our organization was incorporated in April 2014. On May 15, 2014 our organization held its inaugural meeting where we adopted a set of bylaws, a mission statement and appointed our first board of directors and officers. As of April 17, 2015 the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation is a Canadian Registered Charity in support of schools and education. Our organization has been working hard to increase the members, and to promote both our organization and Nikola Tesla. We welcome anyone who shares our vision and wants to contribute both financially and with your time to make our vision a reality.


Nikola Tesla has a direct link to Hamilton's Power 

 In 1896, the Five Johns consulted and received Nikola Tesla Approval for their plan to build a hydroelectric power generation station at Decew Falls and to send power to Hamilton.  Tesla reviewed the plants, and gave his approval.  Two years later, power arrived in Hamilton on August 25, 1898. 

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Nikola Tesla Scholarship - Awarded  - $10,000.00

McMaster University awards 1st Nikola Tesla Scholarship to Malcolm Hodgins.  The scholarship valued at $10,000.00 is paid out over 3 years.  Congratulation to Malcolm.  McMaster winner Vic @ Mcmaster Award

Congratulation to Michael Wolfe, BASEF 2018 Gold Medal Winner of the Nikola Tesla Innovation Award

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Michael represented BASEF and Canada at ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair). ISEF had exhibitors from 81 countries around the world. Congratulation to Michael as he finished 4th in Category of   ENGINEERING MECHANICS.  

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  • Michael Wolfe, King's Christian Collegiate, Ontario, Canada



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Congratulation to ALL Nikola Tesla Award Winners

  • One Nikola Tesla Scholarship ( McMaster University)
  • Ten Nikola Tesla Innovation awards - BASEF
  • 60 Honourable mention Nikola Tesla Awards - BASEF
  • 107 Nikola Tesla Awards to grade 8 graduates in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
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