Visit Fort Henry: Summer of 2019

Entrance to the lower fort at Fort Henry

In the summer of 2019 we visited Fort Henry several times. Here is a collection of my favourite images. When you visit Fort Henry have a tour but also make sure you enjoy the other programs they offer. Such as the history of music in the British Army.

Music in the British Milirary
Fife demonstration at Fort Henry

The fort is an interesting place with lots to look at so make sure you take the time to explore.

Doors of Fort Henry
The Barrack Store is off limits to the public but other rooms are there to explore.

Behind one of those doors at the fort you will find David the Goat’s pen. David is the garrison’s mascot and he has a friend Henrietta. If the goats are not in their pen then you might find them on the grass near the entrance to the lower fort. There is often other things to see near the entrance.

Period dress
Three of domestic staff at Fort Henry and David the goat in the background.

Spend the day and watch some of the programming during the day such as the drill practice and the musical performances.

Bayonet drills
One of the many performances at the Fort includes bayonet drills.
Music at Fort Henry
An afternoon performance at Fort Henry

Each time we visit Fort Henry we always have a tour (usually from our daughter) but we also spend time reviewing the program for the day to find other interesting things that are happening.

Past visits to Special Events at the Fort include Lumina Borealis.

Brain Cancer Research – 2018 Cocktails for Cancer Fundraiser

The annual gala fund-raiser Cocktails for Cancer was held last Saturday night to raise funds for brain cancer research in Ottawa. These wonderful people came together to help raise money for brain cancer research after brain cancer effected one of their friends, Heather Geddie. You can learn more about their fund-raising, become involved and donate at their website: Race for Research.

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I have had the pleasure of photographing this fun event again this year.

 

Last Night’s Fun

The evening consisted of a silent auction, live auction, raffle, dancing, food and drinks and a short speech from the head of the Ottawa Cancer Foundation.

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The Volunteers

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Having Fun

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A night out to Lumina Borealis at Fort Henry

At the end of January we travelled to Kingston ON to visit family and we took in the Lumina Borealis show at Fort Henry. The weather was not ideal, it rained and we were pretty damp by the end. However the show was well done and we enjoyed it. The show is a series of art created by light and sound displayed along a path through Fort Henry. In some installations, sound from the viewers changes the display. In other cases you walk through the art itself.

Interactive display

There were several installations where microphone allowed the viewers to change the light show. As you sing (well or otherwise) the projected picture changes.

In another location there was a supply of balls you could throw at the picture projected on the wall that changed the image and the music.

 

Brain Cancer Research – 2017 Cocktails for Cancer Fundraiser

The annual gala fund raiser Cocktails for Cancer was held last Saturday night to raise funds for Brain Cancer research in Ottawa. Cocktails for Cancer traditionally has been the sister event for the South Ottawa Race Day which is held in the fall.  Things are changing this year and South Ottawa Race Day will be replaced with a new event Race for Research. I have had the pleasure of photographing this fun event again this year.  

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These wonderful people came together to help raise money for Brain Cancer research after Brain Cancer effected one of their friends, Heather Geddie. You can learn more about their fund raising, become involved and donate at their website: Race for Research.

Last Night’s Fun

The evening consisted of a silent auction, live auction, raffle, dancing, food and drinks and the presentation of a check representing the amount of money raised by this group.

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Also part of the evening was the introduction of the new race event Race for Research.

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The Volunteers

Working Hard

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Having Fun

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Cocktails for Cancer 2016 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2015 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2014 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2013 Volunteers

Brain Cancer Research – 2016 Cocktails for Cancer Fundraiser

The annual gala fund raiser Cocktails for Cancer was held last night.  This event helps to raise funds for Brain Cancer research.  I have had the pleasure of photographing this fun event for a few years now.  Cocktails for Cancer is the sister event for the South Ottawa Race Day which is held in the fall.  These two events are spear headed by a hand full of dedicated women from our community.

2016 Coctails for Cancer Volunteers

These wonderful people came together to help raise money for Brain Cancer research after Brain Cancer effected one of their friends, Heather Geddie.  You can learn more about their fund raising, become involved and donate at their website: http://www.southottawaraceday.ca.

Last night’s fun

Last night members of the Riverside South community and beyond got together to help raise money through a silent and live auction.

Live Auction for Brain Cancer Research Winner Bidding in the live auction to raise money for brain cancer resaerch Winner of the Tragically Hip tickets

The evening also included some food, drinks and dancing to live music.  I spent the first part of the evening photographing many of the guests on the red carpet as they arrived.

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Later in the evening I recorded some of the fun and fundraising that went on.

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The volunteers

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Having fun
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Cocktails for Cancer 2016 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2015 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2014 Volunteers

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Cocktails for Cancer 2013 Volunteers