Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The NEW Fort Henry Experience

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Sunset Ceremony Mascot

St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Director of Corporate Marketing & Development
Bryan Mercer & Ontario Visited Gary McWilliams
The NEW Fort Henry Experience ~ Ontario Visited was fortunate to travel back to Fort Henry to meet the St. Lawrence Parks Commission's Director of Corporate Marketing & Development, Bryan Mercer. We were at the Fort to learn more about the great changes that had been made. This was our first experience of Fort Henry’s new TRADE SQUARE”. All the artisans "displaying" in the Trade Square were extremely talented and were quite willing to share their knowledge and experiences with us. Of course, we needed sustenance, and we were serenaded by Tourism of Kingston’s Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism Marketing & Development while we enjoyed a delicious BBQ on the patio at the Fort. As quoted by Bryan Mercer … “Put Fort Henry on your plate… 200 seat patio with a million dollar view”. After a fabulous diner, we were treated new "SUNSET CEREMONY". I must say that the new version is quite spectacular! There is still time to enjoy the amazing Sunset Ceremony at Fort Henry in Kingston … it is definitely a “must see”! You will be completely amazed by the 3D video wall projection during the “drills” of the soldiers. It really takes your breath away, moves your heart and soul.
Battle of Crysler's Farm ~ we had stayed overnight in Brockville and travelled the next morning to Morrisburg and Upper Canada Village. It was time for the Battle of Crysler's Farm! Our visit to Upper Canada Village and The Battle of Crysler’s Farm was outstanding! We were surprised to discover their new “Discovery Centre”. It is interactive, informative, and fun! It is so unique and we feel all that “kids” young and old will really enjoy! The battle re-enactment was amazing! Hundreds of re-enactors portrayed what happened at one of the many skirmishes that place of the farm between the British and Canadians and the Americans. This year's re-enactment included one of the Tall Ships. More about the battle, with photos, will be posted soon. To discover more about the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, please check out their website at http://www.parks.on.ca/index.cfm/en/home. Enjoy your travels!

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