Donate to the Friends of Fort George
The Friends of Niagara National Historic Sites, o/a The Friends of Fort George is a non-profit, charitable organization, which works in cooperation with our partner, Parks Canada, to preserve, promote and protect the historical importance of Niagara's National Historic Sites. The Board of Directors, with the support of its members, raise revenue through the operation of on-site gift shops, special events, donations and fundraising activities. Our endeavours support student summer employment and stewardship programs.
Throughout 2013 over 100,000 visitors experienced the hardships of soldiers and officers stationed at Fort George during the War of 1812. Summer programs include musket and artillery demonstrations, period cooking & tasting, Fife and Drum Corps and Band of Music presentations, as well as infantry drill tactics from the early 19th century. Costumed interpreters offered various presentations including War on the Niagara, the Garrison Garden, the Life of a Lady, Military Uniforms of the War of 1812 and Surgical Procedures of the Early 19th Century.
Help us keep these programs alive! Your donations help to preserve Niagara's Unique History.
Become a Member
Being a member of the Friends of Fort George is a great way to stay connected with Niagara's National Historic Sites. Benefits include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, On Parade, a 15% discount in our gift shops and advance notice of upcoming events. Join today!
Visit our Membership page for more information.
Make a Donation to the Music Program
Over the past 25 years, the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps has become an icon of Fort George National Historic Site. The Fife and Drum Corps program has been created for youth, starting at the age of ten, and offers them instruction in drill, music and music ensemble.
In 2012, Corps musicians also began practicing as the 41st Regiment of Foot Band of Music. This is a unique program to Fort George which highlights the social music of the early 19th Century, using period instruments—flutes, clarinets, serpent and percussion.
Donations to the music program will help the Fife and Drum Corps' and Band of Music's programs buy the necessary instruments and materials needed to continue preserving and promoting the role of music in military and civilian life in Upper Canada.
See our Music page for more information about these programs.
The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with Parks Canada, work to provide an interpretive program at Brock's Monument throughout the summer. Your donation to the Brock's Monument Fund will help support student summer employment opportunities, and the up-keep of displays in the museum.
Learn more about Brock's Monument.
The Friends of Fort George, with partial funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program and Young Canada Works, hire between 20-30 students annually for positions at Fort George and Brock's Monument. Donations to General Funds will be used to support employment opportunities and special events at Fort George.
How to Donate
Donations can be made online through Canada Helps:
Cheques made out to The Friends of Fort George can be mailed to:
The Friends of Fort George
P.O. Box 1283
Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0
The Friends of Niagara National Historic Sites is a registered charitable organization (Reg. # 11923 4086 RR0001).