Re: Chippawa Memorial Ceremony
- JG - I suspect that your last visit to Ft York must have been prior
to 1990. Since then funds have dried up, as they have for most other
historical sites. Most forts' guards have atrophied. In the case of
Ft York, limited gov't funding has been allocated to building
preservation. Operational funding is zip.
The Friends of Fort York (of which I am a peripheral member) do what
they can, but it is a volunteer organization with limited funds. At
the moment its primary focus is to develop the Drums of a Fencible
reg't. Several permanent people have been hired, and a recruiting
programme initiated for summer trainees. I must admit that I haven't
been there since May, so I don't know how it's progressing.
--- In WarOf1812@y..., JGIL1812@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 7/6/01 7:00:36 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> ray.hobbs@s... writes:
> << The Niagara Parks Commission and their partners have done a
> in preserving the site, a small park to the side of the Parkway is
> entry to the battlefield which has remained undeveloped since
> probably looks much the same as it did then. >>
> Thank you for making me feel a little bit better about my trip to
> past weekend. It is nice to see that someone values our heritage.
> I happened to be in Toronto (yes, the den of all sin) and stopped
> York to show two of my traveling companions what use to be a fine
> history site devoted to the War of 1812.
> I was greeted by two large tents (not period), an expanded Junior
> Quarters building (also not period) and a meager display of 1812
> Now, I am an open minded person (I think), can somebody explain to
> the "Friends of Fort York" are up to and what happened to the
> Waiting with an open mind.