Eight days of celebrations from Toronto to Port Dover
Sunday August 5 – Sunday August 12 2012
The Brock’s Walk celebrates a historically significant and pivotal event during the debut of the 1812 war highlighting one of the most important elements of Sir Isaac Brock’s legacy. Join Brock himself and follow the footsteps he had taken 200 years ago over a period of 8 days, starting off at the Toronto Harbour Front on August 5th and retracing his footsteps all the way through Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford, Simcoe and ending on August 12th at the Port Dover Harbour Front.
Shortly after the message reached Sir Isaac Brock (in command of the entire British army in Canada) that an American Army had advanced straight into Canadian territory at Sandwich (Windsor Ontario), Brock prorogued parliament and immediately set sail towards Burlington Bay and mounted the highly successful invasion and capture of Fort Detroit and Michigan Territory which further delayed the US from any other invasions for almost a year.
The 8 Day Brock’s Walk will include:
Sunday August 5 – Sail with Brock on the Kajama schooner at the Toronto Harbour front
Monday August 6 – Witness Brock meeting John Brant at LaSalle Park in Burlington, in partnership with the John Brant Festival
Tuesday August 7 – Join Brock on a special 1812 tour of Burlington Heights – Dundurn Castle area; in the evening enjoy dinner at the Scottish Rite with Brock and the Loyalists and Masons.
Wednesday August 8 – Join Brock for a special afternoon at the Mohawk Chapel – The oldest church in Ontario, built in 1785, in Brantford.
Thursday August 9 – Break bread with Brock for an evening picnic including 1812 ice cream and children’s activities at the Mount Pleasant Nature Park in Mount Pleasant.
Friday August 10 – Witness Brock rally the Norfolk Militia at a picnic lunch in Lynwood Park in Historic Downtown Simcoe and ending the day with dinner at the Blue Elephant across from the Eva Brook Donly Museum.
Saturday August 11 and 12 – Take part in the festivities at the Lion on the Lake event at Port Dover Harbour Front – Visitors will be able to sail with Brock on the St. Lawrence II Tall Ship.
Bob Rennie’s uniform, as Major General Isaac Brock, has been supplied through funding from Manulife.