War games

Reenacting Canada’s Battle of Stoney Creek

Photos by Annie Sakkab
Intro by Danielle Castonzo

The date is June 5, 1813.

British troops have just discovered the presence of American troops in Stoney Creek, and they approach their enemy silently. When the American soldiers wake, they scramble for their weapons. Soon, the sky fills with shouts and musket fire.

It is a turning point in the War of 1812, allowing the British to reestablish their dominance in Niagara.


Today, the Battle of Stoney Creek Reenactment draws hundreds of community members every June to this community on the western shore of Lake Ontario. The annual weekend event is organized by the Battlefield House Museum and features historical demonstrations, period costumes, food, games and battle reenactments.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, run the concession stands and raise funds for the community during the reenactment.

Meet drum major Ross Flowers

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Kiwanis magazine.

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