FORT HENRY & UPPER CANADA VILLAGE RECEIVE TOP 100 EVENT HONOURS
FEO recognizes Sunset Ceremonies, Fort Fright, Pumpkinferno and Alight at Night
Morrisburg, Ontario – The SLPC has been honoured with four events recognized by Festival & Events Ontario (FEO) as Top 100 Events in Ontario for 2015. FEO Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry.
Fort Henry’s iconic World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies, the highly acclaimed Fort Fright, and at Upper Canada Village fall event Pumpkinferno and family holiday favourite Alight at Night were recognized by FEO at their annual conference recently.
“Our teams at Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village are honoured to receive this recognition. Events continue to be an important part of our business strategy and they are significant drivers of visitors to the region. In 2015, combined these events hosted more than 100,000 visitors and generated an estimated economic impact of more than $10M.” – Darren Dalgleish, General Manager / CEO, St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
“I’ve been witness to the high level of time, energy and creativity that goes into the crafting and redesigning of each event. The annual challenges of keeping these important community events aligned with the customer’s desires is obviously paying off. This will be a very positive beginning to our 2016 event season.” Geoff Waycik, Manager, Historic Sites.
Fort Henry’s Sunset Ceremonies is performed on Wednesday evenings during July and August.
Fort Fright is open on select nights from September 29 to October 30
Upper Canada Village’s Pumpkinferno is open on select nights from September 30 to October 30.
Alight at Night is open on select nights from December2 to December 31
The SLPC is leading the way in the development of new events and attractions. In June, SLPC will launch Skywood Eco Adventure Park on the 1000 Islands Parkway between Brockville and Gananoque. Skywood will be Ontario’s largest zipline and canopy adventure park in Ontario. And in December Fort Henry will celebrate winter with a new winter festival Fort Frost. Blending traditional and modern holiday themes in a magical world of ice, snow and frost, Fort Frost promises to be one of Ontario’s most exceptional winter festivals.
Upper Canada Village will open for the 2016 season on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada will open on Saturday, May 21, 201