Fort Erie, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce the return of its annual Soldiers’ Field Day competition, to be held at Old Fort Erie, on Saturday, August 26. Come cheer on the soldiers and settlers of the day, as they compete in various military drill competitions, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Soldiers’ Field Day is an annual event that allows for some friendly competition amongst Niagara Parks’ Heritage team. Throughout the summer, staff are required to learn War of 1812 military drill, cooking techniques, as well as have an in-depth knowledge of the war. During the Soldiers’ Field Day, Heritage staff will be put to the test, as they are placed into teams and compete throughout the day in five separate events, including: Manual of Arms Drill, Trivia, Perfect Volley, Speed Load and Seneca Run. The winning team will be announced during the 4:30 p.m. historical demonstration. Entry to the event is included with your paid admission of $12.50 for adults and $8.15 for children ages 6 to 12 (taxes excluded). Children under 5 are free.
Old Fort Erie is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mile) or a scenic 20-minute drive south of Niagara Falls and is located close to the Peace Bridge, across from Buffalo, New York. The Visitors Centre, grounds and main floor rooms of the Old Fort are wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call (905) 871-0540.
Old Fort Erie is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario's Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information, please visit www.niagaraparks.com