1932 Ambassador Dr(519) 250-6998 www.abikes.com
Belle RiverSource for Sports
481 Notre Dame St(519) 728-3717
1267 Grand Marais Rd W(519) 966-7985 www.bicycleworld.ca
3154 Sandwich St W(519) 252-0080 www.courtesybicycles.ca
3100 Howard Ave(519) 972-8379 www.sportchek.ca
Two centuries ago, on the shores of Lake Erie, British troops andFirst Nations tribes joined forces against the American military in anaggressive battle to ght the Americans’ desire to expand into Upperand Lower Canada. South West Ontario was home to some of the mostimportant stories during the War of 1812 and we will host some ofthe most exciting commemorations in the coming years.
Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada
100 Laird Ave., Amherstburg, ON519-736-5416 www.pc.gc.ca/maldenFort Malden stood guard during the War of 1812, a time when thethreat of American invasion was very real. The Americans took overthis fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it followingtheir defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie.
Windsor’s Community Museum
254 Pitt St. West, Windsor, ON519-253-1812 www.windsormuseum.caLocated in the historic Francois Baby house, c. 1812, the museumfeatures exhibitions on the history of the Windsor area. Childrencan enjoy a Hands-On-History room with activities, crafts and old-fashioned games.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Events
Take a guided bus tour with Mackenzie Hall experts through variousWar of 1812 sites with a special focus on Olde Sandwich Towne.Living history re-enactments happen at the Maidstone MuseumEncampment. Learn about the War of 1812 from the waters, where many stories made a splash in our history, by enjoying theMacassa Bay Cruise through the Detroit River and the mouth ofLake Erie. Windsor’s signature event, “The Capture of Detroit,”on August 25, 2012 features a march from Sandwich Towne todowntown Windsor followed by an exciting riverfront WindsorSymphony Orchestra performance that will debut new musiccommemorating the War of 1812.For more information: www.visitwindsoressex.com1-800-265-3633