150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway Celebrations on June 4

150th logo marketingThis year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway. The Battle of Ridgeway was a critical event in our nation’s history. In fact, many leading historians believe that the battle was a catalyst resulting in the confederation of Canada one year later. On June 4th, the Town will be welcoming back the descendants of the regiments who fought at that battle.

When: June 4, 2016 from 10am to 6:30pm
Where: Crystal Ridge Arena and Ridgeway Battlefield Park (Bus shuttles will be available between locations starting at 10am)
What: A parade (noon), ceremony (1pm) and festival (3pm)
Who: The Town of Fort Erie, Fort Erie Museum Services, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

For more details about the day’s events, please visit forterie.ca/150thAnnBattleofRidgeway

Road Closures and Bus Shuttles

  • Live streaming of the parade and ceremony will be available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBR_isre7Ck
  • Highway #3 will be closed between Gorham and Ridgemount roads from 9am – 3pm. And, portions of Ridge Road between Rebstock Road and Highway #3 will be closed from 10:30am to 1pm.
  • Free regular and accessible parking and shuttle bus services will be available at Crystal Ridge Arena starting at 10am.
  • Transportation to Ceremony (Crystal Ridge Arena to Ridgeway Battlefield Park) will begin at 10am. The last bus will depart at 11:50am.
  • Transportation following the ceremony (Ridgeway Battlefield Park to Crystal Ridge Arena) will start departing around 2:30pm.
  • Bicycles are encouraged and can be parked and locked to the fence surrounding the All Nations Fellowship Church across from Ridgeway Battlefield Park.

Questions? Please contact the Fort Erie Historical Museum at 905-894-5322 or museum@forterie.ca.

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