The Story of Victory Cigars
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Victory Cigars opened its doors for business in Oshawa!
A Victorious History
There is a reason for selecting the name Victory Cigars. The shop has adopted Admiral Horatio Nelson as its patron and there is a portrait of Nelson in the store. In 1759, two hundred and fifty years before Victory Cigars opened, the keel of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory was laid. As commander, Nelson went on to defeat the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This victory, during which Nelson was killed, prevented the invasion of Britain by Napoleon; had Nelson been defeated, the course of history would have been altered, and Canada may not have become the country it is today. Our immediate family includes a great Uncle who was a submariner in the Royal Navy; legend has it that one of his relatives was a gunner on the HMS Victory. So that’s the story behind the shop’s name. (As a side note, during 2010 we celebrated our first year of operation, the same year Canada’s Navy celebrated its centenary).