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FORT HENRY SUNSET CEREMONY "CANADA 150 EDITION" LAUNCHES JULY 5


Starring Selina Chiarelli as Charlotte Sinclair and Calvin Rea as Michael McCauly
 
KINGSTON, Ontario – What would it be like to travel through time back to 1867?  Find out this summer at Fort Henry’s re-imagined Sunset Ceremonies running Wednesday evenings in July and August.
 
It’s the year of Canada’s confederation and the Fort Henry Guard are preparing for battle when suddenly the enemy approaches!  Action ensues, the cannons are loaded and the volley begins.  The ferociously brave Fort Henry Guard are victorious and once again have ensured the country-to-be will not fall.
 
The Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill and Artillery are main features of the show and present a taste of 1860s military music, drills, exciting artillery manoeuvres and beautiful vocal performances.  All are experienced through the compelling story of a young man who hopes to one day join the Guard.  See how the main characters learn to appreciate the changes and advances that have been made over the last 150 years.  Everyone will experience Fort Henry’s history and the culture, commitment and pride that drives the modern day Guard in a style that is engaging for all audiences.
 
Sunset Ceremonies are performed on Wednesday evenings during July (5, 12, 19 & 26) and August (2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) with pre-show entertainment by the Kings Town Players beginning at 7:15 p.m.  Recognized eleven times as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Events by Festivals and Events Ontario, the World Famous Sunset Ceremonies is a show unlike any other in Canada.  
 
The 2017 Fort Henry Sunset Ceremonies is sponsored by Ontario 150, Tourism Kingston and Ontario Power Generation.
 
Tickets are on sale now, advance purchase is recommended as there is limited seating available.  Call 800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 (locally) to reserve or purchase tickets online www.FortHenry.com
 
Ticket prices:  adult (6-64 yrs) $20; senior (65 yrs+) $18 and youth (6-12 yrs) $18.  Balcony seating $40. Upgrade your day program ticket to include Sunset Ceremonies for just $5!  All prices are plus tax.  Children 5 years and younger are free. 
 
COMING UP:
July 8               Chill on the Hill with Rascal Flatts and special guests Aaron Pritchett and Meghan Patrick
July 22             Fort Henry Annual Tattoo
 
QUICK FACTS
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission 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), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 13 campgrounds and day-use areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkways.

CONTACT
Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 ext. 2496   
CELL 613-362-4243   
MAIL:  susan.leclair@parks.on.ca
 
 

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
getaway@parks.on.ca

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