December 7th, 2013, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
An outdoor sound and light show, dramatic film premiere and fireworks commemorated the 200th anniversary of the burning of Niagara, an event that shaped the destiny of Canada. Thousands of Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, visitors and local businesses participated in this once-in-a-lifetime community event.
The movie premiere of a professionally-made 15 minute docudrama, NIAGARA ON FIRE, shown outdoors on a giant screen in Market Square, depicts the burning of Niagara in 1813 and its consequences. Also featured was a spectacular Sound and Light show on the front of the Courthouse. Fireworks lit up the sky. Several thousand people came to Market Square in Old Town to mark this important anniversary.
See the video trailer for a preview [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7c1rOrjRE0&feature=youtu.be] of the movie.
The video is now available for sale for $10.00 from these locations:
- Niagara Historical Society and Museum
- Friends of Fort George Gift Shop
- Niagara-on-the-Lake Town Offices
- Shaw Festival Gift Shop
The film will also be distributed to schools in the Niagara region, as a legacy from the Niagara-on-the-Lake War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee’s efforts to the commemoration of this significant part of Canada’s history.
VOLUNTEERS contributing their time, energy and ideas include:
Rick Meloen, 1812 NOTL Bicentennial Committee
Tony Chisholm, 1812 NOTL Bicentennial Committee, Director, Friends of Ft George
Rob Mackenzie, President Quartek Group
Doug Ferguson, Niagara on the lake resident
Barbara Worthy, Sound and Light concept planner; CBC Associate
Vanessa Groeneveld, Dir of Marketing -Whirlpool Jetboats
Jim Alexander, Comms Committee Chair, 1812 Bicentennial and Dir, Friends of Fort George
Mario Iaizzo, Videographer for the 1812 Bicentennial
Susan Hawes, Resident of Niagara on the Lake
Sandra MacDonald, Resident of Niagara on the Lake
Al Whitehead, Resident of Niagara on the Lake
Shirley Gibson, Resident of Niagara on the Lake