Let The Cannons Roar! - Battle of Fort William
Let The Cannons Roar!
Thunder Bay, ON, August 4, 2015 – Once again, it's time for the blast, smoke and fire from cannons and muskets as British and American forces clash at the intriguing, hypothetical Battle of Fort William. This exciting event will demonstrate the colourful military uniforms, equipment and tactics of the early 19th century.
Opposing forces will take to the field at Fort William Historical Park on August 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Besides the battle re-enactments, the event will feature dramas, demonstrations, and children's activities.
The action will also illustrate how the North West Company and their rivals were affected by the War of 1812 and the role the fur traders and Aboriginals played during the conflict. During the war, the NWC's Chief Director, William McGillivray, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, in charge of overseeing the Company's Corps of Canadian Voyageurs. He saw action assisting the British for roughly six months.
"Our Battle of Fort William is a colourful and thrilling experience for the public as well as a great educational opportunity," says the Fort's General Manager, Sergio Buonocore.
Everyone is invited to attend this entertaining event that includes free parking and will be held rain or shine. Admission prices: adults, $14; seniors (60+), $12; students (13+ with ID), $12; youth (6 to 12 years old), $12; children (5 years and under), free. Prices do not include HST.
Campers and RVs are welcome. Please call 807 473-2344 for reservations or more information.
Contact: Sergio Buonocore, General Manager (807) 473-2341.