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Online Event, Niagara Parks

Old Fort Erie Speaker Series: Life Beyond the Fort

Dive into Niagara’s fascinating history and look past the daily mundane to see the power of our stories in the good times and the bad.
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Old Fort Erie Speaker Series: Life Beyond the Fort

Dive into Niagara’s fascinating history and look past the daily mundane to see the power of our stories in the good times and the bad. Join three notable speakers as they reflect on their time at Old Fort Erie and share how their time at the Fort ultimately impacted their interests, studies, papers, dissertations and doctorates.

The Old Fort Erie Speaker Series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. Tickets are $15 per event, or $35 for the series. Tickets grant access using any computer, tablet or mobile device for these live, interactive sessions that begin at 7:00 p.m.

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Featured Speaker: Adam Shoalts

Featured Speaker: Adam Shoalts

Adam Shoalts is a professional adventurer, explorer-in-residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and bestselling author. His expeditions have taken him everywhere from the jungles of the Amazon to the tundra of the High Arctic. A trained cartographer, historian and archaeologist, Adam holds a PhD from McMaster University and has done archaeological work in four countries, including at Old Fort Erie National Historic Site. In 2017, he completed a nearly 4,000-kilometre solo journey across Canada's Arctic, a story he recounts in his national bestselling book Beyond the Trees. Adam is also the author of A History of Canada in 10 Maps and Alone Against the North.

Speakers and Topics

Check back to see more of this year’s guest speakers and discussion topics!

  • Adam Shoalts - April 13, 2022
  • Jesse Abbott - May 11, 2022
  • Kathy Powell - June 8, 2022

Speakers and Topics

In compliance with the latest public health measures issued by the Government of Ontario, some Niagara Parks sites, including all attractions and indoor dining facilities are closed effective January 5, 2022.

Conformément aux dernières mesures de santé publique du gouvernement de l'Ontario, certains sites de Niagara Parks, y compris toutes les attractions et les restaurants intérieurs, sont fermés à compter du 5 janvier 2022.