Upcoming Events

Be a witness to history! Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada for special events that celebrate the history of Niagara. New events are listed frequently throughout the year, so be sure to check back often. You can also stay up to date about events by joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about any of these events, please contact us.



Annual General Meeting

May 14, 2014

Join us for our Annual General Meeting at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall. The evening includes the election of new board members, the Executive Directors annual report, and an outline of upcoming events for 2014. Ron Dale, local historian, will also be presenting on Fort Mississauga's role in the Niagara 1814 campaign, in a lecture titled "When Fort Mississauga's Guns Fired in Anger".

Call the Friends of Fort George, 905-468-6621 for more information.

 

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Canada Day

July 1, 2014

Come celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast put on by the Friends of Fort George in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.

Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join us for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!

Call 905-468-6621 for more information.

 

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Celtic Festival at Fort George

July 12, 2014

Fort George comes alive with the sounds of Pipes and Drums. In partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band, Fort George will host the First Annual Celtic Festival at the Fort. Hundreds of professional musicians will be in attendance for this premier event that will include Celtic Dancing, a Cheer Tent, a kids "Heavy" event zone, individual Pipe Band performances and of course the "Mass Band"! Let your kilts fly at the Fort next July!

For more information contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.

 

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War of 1812 & World War I Trivia Night

July 22, 2014

Test your knowledge of the War of 1812 and World War I at the fifth annual Trivia Night, hosted by the Friends of Fort George. The evening will include a silent auction, door prizes, treats and refreshments. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Fort George, with all proceeds helping to support ongoing heritage projects.

Cost: $25.00/person or $180/table of eight. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Call the Friends at 905-468-6621 to reserve your spot, or for more information.

 

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A Garden Party on the Eve of the Great War: Commemorating the Declaration of WW1

July 26, 2014

Join us for an early 20th Century style garden party to commemorate the declaration of the Great War! Come in your best Downton Abbey attire for an evening of games, food and merriment!

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $35.00/ticket

Proceeds from this event will help to support the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, The Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada.

Call the Museum at 905-468-3912 or the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 for more information

 

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Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day

August 16 - 17, 2014

Fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across Canada and the United States will converge on Fort George National Historic Site, showcasing the military music and drills of the early 19th century. This weekend-long event has become an annual tradition at Fort George, and is packed with firepower demonstrations, music and entertainment.

Call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 or the Friends at 905-468-6621 for more information.

 

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Pride & Prejudice Tea Party

August 20, 2014

Join us for a fun and entertaining discussion of Jane Austen's most beloved book, Pride and Prejudice. This Regency evening will include tea, lemonade and treats from the early 19th century! At the end of the discussion, the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop will be open for an exclusive shopping experience. All participants that come dressed in Regency fashion will receive a 10% discount in the store!

Cost: $15.00/person (this includes a copy of the book Pride and Prejudice).

Space is limited, so call 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to register today!

 

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Echoes of Niagara

August 23 - 24, 2014

Join us as Fort George and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's Military History. The Fort will come alive as Interpreters, Animators and Veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from the War of 1812, WWI, WWII and many more. Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of The Great War (World War I) when the grounds of Fort George where used to train Canadian Soldiers that were sent to Europe. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside the imposing walls of Fort George.

Regular admission rates to the Fort apply. Please check the website for updates.

 

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Polo Niagara

September 6, 2014

The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with The Toronto Polo Club, will present two four-chukker games plus a half-time show on the Common. Join us for an entertaining afternoon of the "King's sport". Funds raised will benefit the Friends of Fort George, supporting student summer heritage positions at Fort George and Brock's Monument National Historic Sites.

General Admission: $10

Visit our Polo Niagara page for more details.

 

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Fort George Garrison Christmas

December 13 - 14, 2014

Fort George will the be site of a family holiday event that will include activities, crafts and games for all to enjoy! Hot beverages and treats, as well as scheduled musket demonstrations will be provided. General admission rates apply.

Call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 for more information.

 

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Top photo courtesy of Tony Chisholm.

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