The St. John River Society is having an event this Saturday, February 16th in Officers’ Square to commemorate the War of 1812 and the epic winter march of 600 soldiers who left Officers’ Square and marched to Kingston Ontario to fight in the war. They left on February 16th, 1813, so it will be exactly 200 years ago.
To remember this, we’re having an event in Officers’ Square. There are lots of family fun activities, starting at 11am-3pm that day, including:
-Hot apple cider and try the biscuits the soldiers ate on their march
-Demonstrations of stuff from 1812 including a replica of the snow hut soldiers built and the guns or muskets they fired in the war
-The Fredericton Region Museum is free admission all day.
12:15pm: Come and snowshoe with the Lieutenant Governor. We have snowshoes to borrow if you don’t have any.
2:00pm- Dignitaries ceremony: The Premier will be there along with Keith Ashfield and the Mayor to honour the soldiers and this amazing story.
For more information, visit http://www.stjohnriver.org/. Thanks to our partners the Provincial War of 1812 Committee and the City of Fredericton!!