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Queenston Heights hosts party for Brock’s birthday
The Friends of Fort George will celebrate Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock’s birthday on Oct. 6. FILE PHOTO

The team at Brock’s Monument is inviting everyone to join them on Oct. 6 to celebrate the life of the hero of Upper Canada: Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, born 254 years ago.

“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,” said said Amanda Gamble, executive director of the Friends of Fort George in a media release.

This will cover the history leading up to the War of 1812 and Brock’s legacy after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights.

The event, to be hosted at Queenston Heights, will start at 10 a.m. with a special presentation on Brock’s life with a feature talk by Scott Finlay, birthday cupcakes at 10:45 a.m. (provided by one of the Friends of Fort George’s members) and lesson in the history of Brock’s Monument and the mark Brock left after his death, with a feature talk by Gamble.

Entrance to this birthday celebration is $10 per person. Space is limited, so those interested are asked to book their spot online at friendsoffortgeorge.square.site.

The Friends of Fort George are also running a special donation drive in honour of the late hero: they’re looking to raise $1,769 to honour Brock’s birthday, as Brock was born on Oct. 6, 1769.

All the proceeds will help support student employment opportunities. Those interested can follow along and help them reach them goal at canadahelps.org/en/dn/64588.

The Queenston Heights National Historic Site is located at 14184 Niagara River Pkwy.

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