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.

Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration

October 13, 2013

Join the Friends of Fort George and the Niagara Parks Commission as we commemorate the 160th anniversary of the building of Brock's Monument. The afternoon will include a number of speakers, tea, coffee and light fare. The event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Laura Secord Church in Queenston Ontario.

List of Speakers:

The Battle of Queenston Heights by Jim Hill, Superintendent of Heritage, Niagara Parks Commission

The Life of Major General Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley Turner, author of Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

The Significance of Brock's Monument by Ronald Dale, Superintendent (1992-2007), Fort George National Historic Site

Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca for more information.

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Beefsteak Society Dinner

November 19, 2016

Join the Friends of Fort George for a special fundraiser dinner, which will be fashioned after the popular Sublime Beefsteak Society of England. Started in the 1700's, the Beefsteak Society came to symbolize patriotic and liberal concepts of prosperity. Throughout the 19th century, the club included royalty, statesmen and military leaders.

The evening will include a steak dinner, live music, an auction and great entertainment. All proceeds from the evening will help to support student employment opportunities at Fort George and Brock's Monument.

Cost: $75 for members; $85 for non-members.

For more information, contact the Friends of Fort George.

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Fort George Garrison Christmas

December 10 & 11, 2016

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and delectable aromas of a Regency Christmas during Fort George National Historic Site's weekend-long Garrison Christmas program.

Admire the period decorations in the Officers' Quarters while making a traditional decoration to take home. Play games with the soldiers and their families in the barracks, and find inspiration for last-minute gifts as you browse through the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop. Finish your afternoon with a bang at a musket demonstration. Regular admission rates apply.

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

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New Year's Day Levee

January 1, 2017

Join us at Navy Hall on January 1, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm as we ring in the New Year! This community celebration carries on an old tradition of citizens gathering together to pledge allegiance to our Sovereign, to renew old acquaintances and raise a toast to the continued prosperity of our nation.

Light refreshments will be offered to all in attendance, with an official toast at 4:00 pm, followed by the firing of a cannon and music presentation by the Fort George 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps.

For more information, contact the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621.

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Top photo courtesy of Tony Chisholm.

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