It’s almost the end of the year, which means it must be time for a Boxing Week sale. Until December 31, you can get 15% your order of FHG clothing and other merchandise on our online store. Use promo code BOXINGWEEK to get your discount. And just a reminder that shipping is free for orders over $75.
It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting colder, and the holidays are just around the corner. From now until November 30th, you can get 15% off your purchase of FHG merchandise on our online store – just use promo code 15FRIDAY.
There’s a great range of clothing available, including sweatshirts, hoodies, and jackets, and it’s all customizable. And best of all, a portion of the sales support Guard Club activities.
As many of us know, Fort Henry opened as a museum and historic site on August 1, 1938. A crowd of more than 5,000 people gathered to see Prime Minster William Lyon Mackenzie King review the first Fort Henry Guard, followed by a keynote address. Mackenzie King was deeply moved by the visit, and he later wrote, “The visit to Fort Henry itself was of exceptional interest. Indeed I shall recall it always as one of the greatest and most significant events of my life”.
The Prime Minister’s speech was carried live across the country on CBC Radio. Thanks to extensive research and outreach by Club Archivist Daniel Rose, CBC’s licensing division authorized Library and Archives Canada to make the recording available. It’s a wonderful speech, and stands as one of the most notable moments in the Guard’s 80+ year history.
With cooler weather ahead, now is a great time to check out some of the new Fort Henry Guard clothing that’s available online at our Entripy shop. In addition to hats, hoodies, t-shirts and jackets, we’ve just added some classic sweatshirts in a variety of colours, and with different logo options. And just a reminder that shipping in Canada is free for orders over $75.00.
We are saddened by the news that Richard Wilder, FHG 625, passed away on August 10, 2020 at the age of 76. After a long and successful career in medicine, he had spent the last 10 years dividing his time between Florida and Howe Island.
Fort Henry has a new podcast that profiles the people who make history come alive at the Fort, featuring stories that are both new and familiar. Hilltop History is co-hosted by JJ and Alex McLean, Fort Henry’s Curator and Program Support Officer (and one of the Guard Club’s board members).
The first two episodes of Hilltop History are now available here.