Special Performance: Fort Henry Guard & Ottawa’s Ceremonial Guard

By Visit Kingston

Joined by the Ceremonial Guard from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, Kingston’s Fort Henry Guard will perform in a world famous joint venture starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This joint performance is one of the season highlights and celebrates Fort Henry’s long standing relationship with the Ceremonial Guard.
The Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad and Artillery Detachment band will meet the Foot Guards and Bandsmen of the Ceremonial Guard to present a professional, precise and rarely viewed event celebrating Kingston’s military culture and traditions. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale.
The Ceremonial Guard is a unit of the Canadian Forces that performs a variety of public duties in Ottawa between late June and the end of August. All the members of the Ceremonial Guard are fully-trained members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), many with deployments on international operations. Soldiers from more than 70 Canadian Army regiments make up the 2015 Ceremonial Guard. The Band of the Ceremonial Guard is part of the CAF Primary Reserves. It forms each year to provide musical support for the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill.
Relax and Dine before the show at Fort Henry’s new Battery Bistro Patio overlooking Lake Ontario and the City of Kingston. For more information or to book your package, call the Customer Service Team at 800-437-2233.
Event admission is $25 Adult (13-64 yrs); $20 Senior (65 yrs +); Youth (6-12 yrs) $20. Children 5 years and under are free. All prices are plus HST. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchase online at www.FortHenry.com.

Quick Facts

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 12 campgrounds and day-use areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkways.
Located at the junction of Highways 2 and 15 (Exit 623 off Highway 401 then south on Highway 15), Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada is managed by The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
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