Calendar of Events 2017

Gananoque Remember the Raid 2012

Gananoque's 'Remember the Raid' weekend commemorated the American Forsyth Raid where 70 US Riflemen attacked Gananoque in September 1812.
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F&D Muster 2008: A favourite event at a favourite site

The weekend of August 16th and 17th saw LFD return for its third Fife & Drum Muster at Fort George. Also in attendance: two new members, one bugler and zero ghosts.
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Loyalist Days Return to Prescott

After a decade-and-a-half hiatus, the King's Royal Yorkers and other Crown Forces units (including the Loyalist Fifes & Drums) returned to the historic city on the St. Lawrence.
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Fort George Regulars Return

July 19th and 20th, LFD appeared at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Fort George once again. This time however, with some new blood! It was a solid weekend at a favourite site with friends both new and old.
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Leading the Parade, Canada Day 2008

July 1st, The Loyalist Fifes and Drums joined the celebrations on our nation's birthday. Marching in the popular Bath Canada Day Parade once again, The Drums led the way with the same tunes that led the Loyalists over two centuries ago.
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News - Canadian Forces Army Ball Performance


The Loyalist Fifes & Drums, flanked by the Governor General's Foot Guard Band prepare to march off. Fife Major Andrea Putnam rocks the solo.
The theme for the 2013 Army Ball was "1812", so the natural course of action was to include historical reenactors representing that time period. Organizers approached Canadian Fencible C/Sgt Baker, and he in turn contacted LFD Cpl Lindsey to coordinate the period music for the event (ie: asking LFD if they wanted to go on a road trip to Ottawa and play with the Governor General's Foot Guard Band). Clearly it was a tough sell!

All Fencibles and LFDers performed admirably, and if you're interested in seeing what exactly happened, we've just got our hands on the video! It's not the whole thing (there were some bits we aren't allowed to show), but they didn't involve the entire unit, and you could likely ask us about it sometime.

Special thanks (from the author) to Charles for setting it all up and asking us to take part in a unique gig, Andrea for champing the Maple Leaf Forever solo (and making friends in high places in the CF), Mike for being drum majorly and letting Andrea lead us, Christine for showing up and yelling into a phone, Neil for actually practicing and bringing two other people, Rori for rolling well and marching in step, Kate for not polishing my boots OR brass, and Leisha for standing to my left and all the pain and suffering that may have caused.

If YOUR Army has a ball with a theme of 1812, why not contact LFD?

LFD. For all your 1812-themed Army Ball needs.

Cpl G. Lindsey