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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Annual Jane Austen tea party goes virtual

Cara Nickerson
Special to The Lake Report

The Friends of Fort George is hosting its seventh annual Jane Austen Tea Party on Sunday, Aug. 23. 

The 2 p.m. event is a fundraiser for the organization, which aims to recognize and promote the historical value of the fort.

Executive director Amanda Gamble said the tea party is important because “Jane Austen is a contemporary writer for the time period that we portray at Fort George.” 

“Officers stationed at Fort George, that’s what their lives would have been like,” she said.

This year the tea party will be an online virtual event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group is selling take-home packages for $25 that include a home tea party kit, equipped with tea, treats, craft ideas and other Regency-inspired goodies.

Attendees can also join along in a three-round trivia game while enjoying their tea and treats from the comfort of their own homes.

“I think this year with a lot of stuff cancelled it’s nice for people to have something that they can join in on and look forward to,” Gamble said.

The funds raised will go toward programs offered at the Friends of Fort George.

The Friends of Fort George is offering delivery in NOTL or in-store pick up at the gift shop. Anyone wishing to attend can order their package through the friendsoffortgeorge.square.site website.

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