(CANCELLED) Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretive Event

Saturday, May 23, 2020 -
09:30 to 14:00
Where: Macaulay Point Park
Address: Macaulay Point Park
When: May 23, 2020 -
9:30AM to 2:00PM

***CANCELLED***

 

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Learn about local military history and enjoy one of the best viewing points for the Swiftsure Yacht Race in one spectacular event! The seventh annual Fort Macaulay Historic Interpretation event will take place at Macaulay Point Park. The buildings will all be numbered and indexed to a handout with brief historical references to each, along with site photographs and three main interpretive sign boards. Guided tours will take place at 10:30 am and 12:45 pm led by local historian Jack Bates. The event will also feature members of the Victoria – Esquimalt Military Re – enactors Association (VEMRA) with their encampment, the Esquimalt Archives, numerous displays by the Greater Victoria Military Museums Group (GVMMG) and the PPCLI Army Cadet Corps. St. John Ambulance will also be in attendance. The Esquimalt Lions Club will provide a cash only BBQ, serving up their famous hamburgers and hot dogs with proceeds going back into the community.

6 inch mk. 7 No. 2 gun. When this picture was taken the Magslip cables were being installed from the Battery Plotting Room to the guns. (In front Gnr. Hardisty D.F., Gnr. White, R.W (in rear). Jack Stevens Collection, c. 1940