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A special party for Brock's 252nd birthday bash
Brock's Monument in Queenston. (File photo)

Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock is turning 252 and the Friends of Fort George are celebrating in style.

Brock’s Birthday Bash, on Oct. 6 at Brock's Monument in Queenston, is a special celebration of the life of the hero of Upper Canada.

“This event provides us with a unique opportunity to focus on the life of Brock, and the contributions that he made as head of the civil government and military, leading up to the War of 1812, as well as his legacy after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights,” said Amanda Gamble, executive director of the Friends of Fort George.

The Friends also are running a special donation drive in honour of Brock and hope to raise $1,769 to commemorate his birthday (Oct. 6, 1769).

All money raised will support employment and educational programs at Brock’s Monument for the 2022 season, Gamble said. You can follow the fundraising at www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/64588

The party will include special presentations highlighting the life of Brock, and birthday treats, which are being generously donated by one of the Friends' members.

The day includes a featured talk on the life and times of Brock at 10 a.m. (featuring Scott Finlay as Brock), cupcakes at the monument at 10:45 and a featured talk at 11 a.m. called "After the Battle of Queenston Heights: What happened to Brock After the Smoke Cleared."

Admission is $10 per person and space is limited. Book online at friendsoffortgeorge.square.site.

 

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