Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brock's Monument Will Re-Open in May !!!

As you know, I served onthe Board of Directors of the Friends of Fort George for three years and have been a supporter for many more. Over the past few years, Brock's Monument has been closed, first because of worry about the structure and later due to budget reasons it waited closed before any work could be tendered. Last summer we were able to get a visitor's reception centre open at the old Burger Shack at Queenston Heights Park. 

Here is a letter that I would like to share from the Friends.

Hello Firends and Supporters,

We are pleased to announce that Brock's Monument at Queenston Heights will re-open in May, 2009, after a long 4 year closure. Restoration work will be complete and The Friends of Fort George will again offer an interpretive program for the season. (May to September).  Attached is a flyer for school tours and the same information applies for independent non-school groups and individuals who visit the site. 
The Friends of Fort George would appreciate your passing this information along to schools and others who will once again have the opportunity to take guided tours of the Queenston Heights battlefield, learn more about Brock's Monument and enjoy the spectacular view from the top.  As the bicentennial of the War of 1812 quickly approaches, we are pleased to be able to once again offer tours and stir the interest of students and the general public about this significant historic site and our Canadian hero - General Sir Isaac Brock.
We would also appreciate your displaying the attached poster at your workplace or a public bulletin board, if appropriate.
Please visit our website at to stay in touch about our 2009 events and activities.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Erika Alexander, Executive Director
Friends of Fort George
P.O. Box 1283
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0
Phone/fax 905-468-7681
Friends' gift shop 905-468-6621

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