Hon. Trevor Holder
The War of 1812 marked an important moment in New Brunswick’s history; it brought together English and French-speaking militias, Aboriginal Canadians and the British military as one entity, acting as one of the catalysts for the formation of our country in the face of American threat.
The province of New Brunswick played a significant role in this formation. The unforgettable march of the 104th Regiment from Fredericton to Kingston, Ontario is just one story, among others, that we will continue to share.
Throughout 2012 and 2013, we will hold commemorative events that enable us to highlight New Brunswick’s contribution and demonstrate pride in our heritage. These events will be organized by many provincial associations, historic and heritage sites and museums. I encourage you to check the calendar that is part of this web page for updates to this list of province-wide events.
Over the coming months, we look forward to celebrating New Brunswick’s contribution to the War of 1812. I encourage New Brunswickers and visitors to our province to participate in this celebration of our history.
Hon. Trevor A. Holder, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture