1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7L 6B4, Canada

(905) 541-3469

February 29 - March 1, 2020

February 29 - March 1, 2020

February 29 - March 1, 2020 February 29 - March 1, 2020

February 29 - March 1, 2020

February 29 - March 1, 2020

February 29 - March 1, 2020 February 29 - March 1, 2020 February 29 - March 1, 2020

Date :  Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

over 500 Guest 

  info@teslaeducational.ca , or call: 905-541-3469


Date :  Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time:  6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

over 500 Guest 

  info@teslaeducational.ca , or call: 905-541-3469

Register for Hydro Power Tour



With your Gala Ticket purchase you receive a BONUS - EXCLUSIVE  

Take the Tour and Visit historic location From Hamilton, St Catharines & Niagara Falls.

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Preview the Rankine Tour


Rankine Hydro-Electric Power Station inaugurated on January 1, 1905 and produced power until 2006.  

Gala Guest now have an opportunity to walk through history.

Enjoy late Lunch



A day of touring ends with the greatest view of Niagara Falls from a top of the Skylon Tower.

For guest who are looking for a special way to end your great weekend.  The  Skylon  will set aside a special area for the Tesla Gala Guests who wish to enjoy one of the best spots to enjoy a great meal.  

Live Entertainment



Live entertainment all night long by the talented band BOEMI playing all Serbian favorite and a wide selection  of international melodies to entertain all of our guest.



SOFIJA PERIC, the youngest of the finalist of the of BEOVIZIJA 2019 , will be making her first humanitarian guest appearance in Canada at the TESLA GALA. The Tesla Gala Weekend is dedicated to celebrating Nikola Tesla and our efforts to INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION.
Full details about the Tesla Gala Weekend, 

Sofija Peric, our special guest, will be accompanied by Sasa Peric and the BOEMI band. We invite you to come, and welcome the rising Serbian singing sensation.


SOFIJA PEric will be accompanied by SASA PERIC.

This is only opportunity to see Serbia's rising singing sensation.  

Sofija performs in a number of languages not only Serbian, Among her performances are in , 


Our Host



The Burlington Convention Centre will host the Tesla Electric City Gala

1120 Burloak Drive 

Burlington ON

Guest wishing to spend the night will be able to book a special night stay at the 

Courtyard by Marriott, next door

1100 Burloak Drive 

Burlington ON

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The Gala will feature a great dinner meal and live band entertainment will be provided by BOEMI with a special guest.  The guest will be announced soon, once travel arrangements have been finalized


Inspiring the Next Generation

Gala is a fundraiser for Inspiring the next generation

Nikola Tesla Educational's mission is to educate and inspire using Nikola Tesla.

NTEC Accomplishments

1.  Put Tesla on the Map with the Nikola Tesla Blvd in Hamilton.  

2. Nikola Tesla Scholarship at McMaster University in the amount of $10,000 per annual  winner.

3. Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair sponsor

4. Nikola Tesla awards at  BASEF  over 70 award winners

5 Hamilton Public School, introduced Nikola Tesla Awards - over 125 presented to date

6.  Hamilton the Electric City, Nikola Tesla  & the 5 Johns have been presented to schools assemblies, classrooms, BASEF, EV societies, inventors clubs, school boards, city council and historical society.

7. Public Art Project approved with Co-funding ($100,000 from City of Hamilton)

8. Tesla Electric City Festivals - largest event at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

9 Media coverage of work and Nikola Tesla - TV Radio, Print and social media

10 Nikola Tesla name frequently mentioned as part of traffic reports 

11. Submission to Name museum in honour of Nikola Tesla

Plans in place for Tesla Electric City Festival September 20, 2020


Learn More

NTEC is a constantly evolving with new initiatives to reach the targeted audience.  But we need your help to make it happen.  Attending the Gala is one way to support the cause.  Make a donation.  All donations in Canada are tax credits via the Charity Receipt process.  

Hydro Power Tour

Exclusive for Gala Guests


The Hydro power tour is a special attraction for our Gala Guests.  Guest will pre-register for this FREE  private  tour.

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Start of the Hydro Power tour


 Breakfast will be available at the hotel.  Brief introduction to the program will be shared at the Hotel along with full details of the tour. 

Cataract Building - Hamilton


Power arrived on August 25, 1898  This was the first building to receive power in Hamilton 

Decew I Power Generating Station


Completed in 1898, and in continuous operation ever since.  This is the oldest Hydro Power Generating station in production in Canada

Rankine Hydro Electric power Station


Opened on January 1, 1905, this station is a replica of the Adams Power Station in Niagara Falls NY  build using Nikola Tesla patents.  Adams was the first power plant to transmit power over long distance.  Rankine is the last of the station still in tact.  Walk trough history.

Nikola tesla statue


The Tesla Statue was dedicated in 2006 on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 150th Birthday

Rankine Station

William BIRCH Rankine Hydro Power station


station was renamed to honour the man who was president and a key member during the construction of this and the Adams station in Niagara Falls NY

main entrance to station

The original doors withstood over a century will welcome visitors

11 Generators


The 11 generators produced power for a century.  They have been preserved in their original state since being decommissioned over a decade ago.

Clock used to sink the generators


The clock that was used to sink the 11 generators stood the test of time.

close up view of the switching


Switches and controls installed over a century ago are still there.

Control room


The control room built to the best available technology on the early 1900.  Check out the marble wall.  




 Nikola Tesla had a major impact on the development of HydroElectric power in Canada.  The first major Hydro Electric Power Generation Station in Canada was Decew Power Generating Station.  First power transmission was on August 25, 1898.  Nikola Tesla personally reviewed and approved the plans.    Hamilton became to be known as the Electric City.  This presentation was the the EV society in Mississauga/Etobicoke and examined further developments leading up to 1914 when King George V, knighted Adam Beck for this promotion and distribution of Electric Power in Ontario via the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario of which he was the commissioner.  The arrival of  HydroElectric power defined Canada as an advance nation. 

FREE Presentation to your school, or organization

We offer FREE presentation to you school or organization.

The presentations are tailored to age group, level of knowledge and location.  City of Hamilton presentation the local Hamilton connection in greater details.

School presentation are geared to age and grade appropriate.

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Your Opportunity

Hamilton this is your opportunity to Celebrate your history and inspire your kids.

Have you wondered why a portion of Burlington  Street was renamed?

Who is Nikola Tesla?

Why did Hamilton  council recognize Nikola Tesla? 

Who paid the costs for Nikola Tesla Blvd?

McMaste University offers a $10,000 Nikola Tesla Scholarship  annually.  How does a student apply for the scholarship?

Who funds the McMaster University Scholarship,the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) Nikola Tesla Awards and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board grade 8 Nikola Tesla Awards?

How can we do more to educate and inspire students?

Do your want to have a fun filled day with both FREE ADMISSION and even gifts for students?  

All of the above can be answered in one day.  Join us at FESTIVAL  and you will learn answers to all of the above.

What to Expect

Hamilton's 2nd industrial revolution Defined both Hamilton & Canada as an advanced society


History  - The greatest development in Hamilton's History was about to unfold, but would it work?  Only one person knew for sure.  Tesla had patented the complete system in 1888.

Prior to Nikola Tesla, In Edison's DC electric micro systems, electricity    traveled only a  few miles.  The Five Johns plans called for a transmission that was 35 miles (54 Km) long.  

They consulted the great inventor, Nikola Tesla, who assured them that it was possible. John Patterson's dream would come true on August 25, 1898, when power arrived in Hamilton over the 2nd longest power transmission in the world.

Tesla Science Fair & Awards


New for 2019 - The Festival will feature the TESLA SCIENCE FAIR


Building on our experience as a strong supporter of the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair, and our awards at BASEF, HWDSB and McMaster University Scholarship, 

This year we take the next logical step and invite students grade 6 -12 to present their project that have a direct Tesla linkage or are inspired by Tesla, his inventions  and body of knowledge.

Register https://tinyurl.com/NTECproject

Discover Nikola Tesla


Nikola Tesla has given us some of the most important patents of all time.  His patents are the foundation of much of yesterday's, today's and even future technology.  Few know of him, yet we use his inventions every day in countless applications.  You would be hard pressed to avoid his inventions  and would be living in the days of horse buggies, and candle light.  Night would be dark, and you would be using a telegraph or a letter to communicate.  you would not enjoy wireless communications from around the world.  He harness Niagara Falls and turned night into day.  He was a dreamer and a visionary. He visualized and invented the 20th Century.

Tesla is a True GENIUS.  

 "Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. "   Nikola Tesla.

BROUGHT to you by: Nikola Tesla Education corporation


NIkola Tesla Educational Corp (NTEC) is a not for profit organization that is registered Charity for income Tax Purposes.  

NTEC mission is to educate the public about Nikola Tesla, his inventions and his contribution to society.  

The goal is to educate the students and to inspire them to pursue higher education and to innovate.

Established in 2014, the NTEC has successfully spearheaded and raised the fund to "Put Tesla on the MAP"

Excess funds from this has been dedicated to awards & scholarships for students.

The history and how it is used to inspire.

BAsef project winners


NTEC has presented Nikola Tesla awards at the Bay Area Science and Engineering fair since 2015.  There are over 100 recipients  of the Nikola Tesla Award.  Awards are presented to Project that demonstrate elements of Nikola Tesla's inventions.

Awards are used to inspire the students.  Many o the students are unaware that their project actually displayed Nikola Tesla elements.  

The Top 3 projects, generally, are fully aware of Nikola Tesla and that their project are inspired by his inventions.

Plasma Ball


The plasma ball is built using a small tesla coil.  

This plasma ball,  16 inches in size,  is used in presentation to demonstrate how a tesla coil can illuminate the plasma inside a ball.

This Plasma Ball capability to light up florescent lights was demonstrated by students  at BASEF 2019.

This Plasma Ball will be on display at the Festival.  Kids will have an opportunity to experience first hand.  

This is a form of Tesla Magic.

Tesla Coil


The Tesla Coil was critical component in the wireless communication of the early 1900's.  The coil was first demonstrated by Nikola Tesla in 1898.

This coil is used in presentation to duplicate Tesla's magical demonstration in 1898.   Students get an opportunity to see if a florescent light will light up in their hands.

This coil will be demonstrated at the Festival.  It plays music and produces spark that 2 feet long.  

Learn more about the Tesla Coil and how it can inspire kids of all ages.

Nikola tesla Blvd


Put Tesla on the Map was the rally behind this internationally  funded campaign.  Donation were received from as far away as India, and Australia.  

The City of Hamilton linkage to Nikola Tesla is well documented in history.

Nikola Tesla Blvd is the most prominent display of Nikola  Tesla outside of  Serbia that has the Nikola Tesla Museum, Nikola Tesla Streets, Nikola Tesla Airport and the Nikola Tesla Power Station.  These signs are seen by over a quarter million daily on the QEW.  You can not miss these signs.  There are a total of 20 sings ranging in size from 10 to 80 square feet.

366 Victoria Ave hamilton


The Cataract Power Company building plans above show the layout of the site located at 366 Victoria Ave, Hamilton, Just north of the General Hospital.

The original building is still standing, as a testimony to Hamilton's history as the first Major City in Canada to be powered using Nikola Tesla's AC power system.

The company later became the Dominion Power and Transmission Co. Ltd.  

new discovery


John Patterson learned about Nikola Telsa's AC Polyphase System as early as 1890.  In 1894 he traveled to Niagara Falls to view the Adams Power Generation Station under construction.  Patterson quickly confirmed his knowledge when the Five Johns used Tesla's inventions to deliver power to Hamilton.  Decew PGS  today is the oldest continuously functioning power generation station around.  Decew I Power Generating Station commenced producing of hydroelectric power on August  25, 1898.  

This development sparked a whole new age.  It is referred to as the 2nd industrial revolution.

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Tesla Gala Weekend

1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7L 6B4, Canada

(905) 541-3469

School, Science Fair & General public presentation



NTEC volunteer will attend to make presentation titled Hamilton the Electric City, Nikola Tesla and the Five Johns

These presentation are also geared to the age group and knowledge of the audience.

if you wold like to see a complete presentation visit    https://tinyurl.com/NTEC-Videos  


Package is available for Elementary students grade 4-8.  We can modify for  younger students.

High school presentation

we have presented to grade 9 science class and grade 11 business.

School boards

Presentation made to the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, programs committee, and interaction with the 

  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustees
  • Waterloo Region School Board Trustees,
  • Halton District School Board - Superintendents , principals and teachers
  • Toronto District School Board - Superintendent


Presented to an over capacity attendance at the Dundas Valley historical Society..  Numerous appearance before City of Hamilton Council and on Cable 14 talk show.

Future presentation

Invite us and we will present to your school or group.  Our request is for only our cost to get to your location if not local.