The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent took place on February 17, 1815. This was re-enacted on the exact 200th anniversary at the same time of day-- in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Battle of Cook's Mills was re-enacted for the first time, with close to 1,000 re-enactors. It was the final battle in Niagara during the bicentennial.
Canada's largest annual War of 1812 re-enactment was nothing short of spectacular as it was commemorated for its 200th anniversary in 2014.
The public were invited to participate in marching for the British or American militia, in red and blue t-shirts, and then converged on the battlefield to witness a theatrical performance, commemorating one of the bloodiest battles during the War of 1812.
The Legacy Council hosted a delegation from Ghent, Belgium from July 15 - 18, where they had ceremonial plantings of Ghent's official Peace Rose.
At Canada's most pristine War of 1812 battlefield, the American victory of the Battle of Chippawa was re-enacted at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 5th.
Re-enacted on the exact day, 200 years later, at the exact time... roughly 5:30am. British troops marched 7 miles to invade and capture the fort, making this a truly unique event.
This binational event featured simultaneous bonfires across the river in Buffalo and Fort Erie; while down the river in Niagara-on-the-Lake they commemorated the burning downtown.
Presented by the Legacy Council, this musical performance featured songs from David and Ginger Hilldebrand. It told the story behind Francis Scott Key’s creation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and explores the role of music and patriotism during the War of 1812.