May 16, 2016
Robertson's Amusements

Opening Thursday July 12 @  4pm-11pm: $ 2 per ride (Thursday only)
Fri. 11am- 11pm $30.00 to ride ALL DAY
Sat. 11am–11pm
Sun.11am- 6 pm


Single coupon $1.75

16 coupon sheet $25.00

26 coupon sheet $40.00

Coming to the Festival!! More pictures and information to follow when set-up is completed.


Canine Watersports Canada

Coming to Friendship Festival  2017

Watch as site is transformed on Friday 14
Competitions run Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th
Thrilled to be welcoming back Karen and all her friends “two and four legged.”
Registration is now open! Go to the link below



Aboriginal Area- FENFC

Coming to the Festival  July 15th & 16th


Come out and join the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre in making a craft. They will be offering smudging and giving away Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre guide books.

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre festival flyer

Click here to check out their website 

Fort Erie Multicultural Centre | Cultural & Local Diversity Exhibit and Historic Displays

Coming to the Festival July 14 -16

A gateway organization at one of Canada’s largest entry points – The Fort Erie Multicultural Centre provides a continuum of services to support newcomers from their first steps in Canada until their long-term integration into local communities.  In addition, the FEMC is an active agent in community building initiatives to improve access to citizen engagement activities, sport and recreation opportunities to children and families, and provide community education and practices on such topics as social inclusion and diversity.   Services at our 62 Jarvis Street location include Settlement assistance, from booking immigration medicals and arranging for transportation,  to providing advice on community services, connecting newcomers with legal services and advice, as well as helping them with their integration into the community when they pass their immigration hearing.  Services may also include employment related help, youth services and education assistance.  Language Training is a main component of services that are offered through our organization as well.  A long term partnership with Niagara Catholic District School Board, we offer language classes at St Johns Adult Learning Centre.

Click here for to check out their website

Canadian Cuban Friendship Association

Coming to the Festival Sunday July 16th

Joining the Festival will be the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association. They will be at the Festival to provide information on Cuban tradition, art, music and tourism.


Canadian Volunteers Encampment


Weekend encampment THREE day event – Friday, Saturday & Sunday –
Marching, Musket, Soldiers Encampment, Ladies Cooking DemosCanadian Volunteers in the war of 1812
A band of Americans and pro-American Canadians living in Upper Canada, the Canadian Volunteers were a company-sized regiment that fought on the American side during the War of 1812. Their leader was a controversial traitor to Britain,

Joseph Willcocks, who carried the Volunteers through a streak of violent campaigns that eventually secured his own death.

Saturday 11 am – Site opens to public

11:30 – Morning Parade ( musket inspection ) March through the Arch and parade through the festival

12:00 – Lunch ( Cider & Stew )

1: 00 – 1812 Fashion Show & Military Fire Power Musket Demo

2:00 – 95 Cal – Wall Gun Demo

3:00 – Iron Man Musket & Bayonet Demo

4:00 – Parade through the festival

5- 6 – Dinner – Pot Luck


Crazy Bikes- Matt Stuffels

Coming to the Festival on Saturday July 15th & Sunday July 16th from 12-4pm

A Personal Note from Matt Stuffels:

“I have always been passionate about creating new contraptions but I have always preferred to design bikes. I have been designing them for years but it has not been until recently that a friend of mine had started helping me put these ideas into reality, his name is Will Martin (Redneck Kustoms). I would like to extend my thanks to him for all he has done and for helping my ideas succeed. I have always wanted my sons to know that even if something seems unrealistic, it can still be accomplished. Always put your best foot forward. I love riding my bikes around Fort Erie and especially enjoy seeing how much everyone else loves them too!”

London Reptiles - Reptile Kingdom

July 14 – 16 ,2017

12pm to 6pm

interact with a variety of “cool” reptiles


Contact information:               905-892-7100         

Located at : 1874 Hwy 20 E, Unit 6, Fonthill,ON


Play Plinko with the Crime Stoppers of Niagara

 Coming to the Festival July 14th-July 16th

11am – 6pm

Crime Stoppers of Niagara is a community run program involving a partnership of law enforcement, the media and the community working together to help solve crime. It is a registered charity run by volunteers from the community. Crime Stoppers’ guarantee of anonymity, promise not to be a witness in court, and offer of a reward for information that helps to solve a crime has been proven to be effective.

They will be providing information on who they are, and what they do, along with information on how to become a valued volunteer of Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

Those who stop by will be given a chance to play a game of Plinko and win a prize!

Click here to check out their website

Storytelling with Lee Trotta

Coming to the Festival July 15-16!

Children’s author of two books, Lee Trotta, will be with us at the Friendship Festival to share his books “Florida Cheese” and “Wisconsin Cheese.”  Come see him at the Fun Zone!

Click here to check out the author’s official Facebook page



Caroline's Caricatures

Caroline will be on site throughout the weekend.

Caroline has been drawing as long as she can remember, beginning in grade one… horses, students and teachers were her favourite targets. She studied Graphic Design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Fine Arts as part-time student at York University in Toronto, Ontario and Digital Media Arts at Seneca College in Toronto. Her career as a professional caricaturist began around 1995. She provides entertainment and keepsakes for private, corporate and community events… Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Company Picnics, Conventions, Weddings, Grad Parties, Hospitality Suites, Fairs, Birthday Parties, Business Meetings. Now a resident of Niagara Falls, Caroline enjoys drawing caricatures at local events.

British Car Club

Come check out the British Car Club at the Festival on Sunday  July 16th 11AM- 4PM! Join us in admiring these classic beauties!

For more information about the club, check out their website:

Photo by Linda Collacutt, British Car Club at Friendship Festival 2016

Niagara Region Model Planes

Come check out the Niagara Region Model Flying Club at the Festival on Sunday July 16th (weather permitting)! There will be a static display of the model aircrafts as well as demonstrations. For more information on the club, check out their brochure.


The Niagara Region Model Flying Club at the Festival 2016

Skybolt plane


Create Your Own Pokémon Bookmark

Create your very own Pokémon bookmark!! Come to the Festival to make your own origami bookmark with Theodora. She will be with us Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The craft takes a half hour and will be offered at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

Theodora and her brothers with their origami bookmarks

Friends of the Fort Erie Public Library

Make and Take Craft!

Coming to the Festival on Sunday July 16th 12-4PM!

Make a pompom bookmark in your favourite colours!

The Friends of the Fort Erie Public
Library will have everything you need and lots of info about summer reading activities for all ages.

Fort Erie SPCA

The Friendship Festival is pleased to be partnering with FE SPCA .

Fort Erie SPCA will be out in full force the weekend providing information on Animal Welfare and if the weather permits a few furry creatures will visit.

We are always looking for committed and reliable volunteers to join our organization.

Our goal is to prevent cruelty and to encourage consideration for animals by encouraging and assisting in the enforcement of all laws which are now, and may hereafter, be enacted for the protection of animals; by securing by lawful means the prosecution of all persons violating such laws; and by means of literature, addresses and other forms of publicity to create and sustain interest in animal welfare.

We provide animal rescue and control as a means of protecting all animals and as a necessary service to our community.

1st Fort Erie Girl Guides

Welcome to the  “1st Fort Erie Girl Guides”

  • camp setting
  • volunteering in Festival – craft area Friday July 14

Today’s Guiding program helps girls learn about global and cultural awareness, career exploration, science and technology, and the arts. Girls in Guiding participate in environmental projects and explore important issues such as bullying, self-esteem and body image. They develop the skills needed to speak out and take action on issues that are important to them. Guiding gives girls the tools and resources they need to achieve greatness.

Girl Guides of Canada’s core programming allows girls and young women to develop life and career skills in age-appropriate groups. They participate in a number of standard activities to earn badges.

For girls ages 9 to 11
Guide Units meet once a week, usually for two hours

In Guides, girls strengthen their leadership skills by taking the lead in Unit activities, learning to organize events and teaching each other new skills, all while having fun with girls their own age. The Guide program includes activities that deal with cyber safety, anti-bullying, self-esteem, health and fitness and environmental sustainability. Guides also have opportunities to take action on issues important to them and to make an impact on their community through service projects such tree planting and volunteering at local food banks.

Sample activities may include:

  • Making gift baskets for women’s shelters
  • Starting a book club
  • Planning a tree planting project
  • Learning about online safety
  • Developing an anti-bullying code
  • Planning a celebration event for younger girls
  • Camping under the stars
  • Creating a digital photo gallery
Decorate our 150th Memory Tent

Come to the Festival to Decorate our 150th Memory Tent!!

Each participant gets a ballot to take home the tent. Award will be drawn July 16th.

The feathers denote the entrance of the tent, their meaning is:

A Blue Jay feather as the “Grey Jay or Whiskey Jack” is the national bird of Canada according to National Geographic.

    The Grey Jay is predominant in Western Canada but the Blue Jay feather is of the same family and common in Eastern Canada. In animal symbolism, the blue jay resonates truth, faithfulness, and solidarity because they are vigilant in their tasks. They also keep the same mate for life, which is symbolic of endurance, patience and loyalty.

The Dove feather for Peace,

The Hawk feather for vigilance (standing on guard)

and the Ermine fur symbolizes valor, justice and dignity and is often present in the Headdresses worn by Chiefs.


Boys & Girls Club of Fort Erie

The Friendship Festival welcomes the Fort Erie Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp

Friday, July 14

Click here to visit their website

Michael’s Arts & Crafts Niagara Falls

Craft- Tent- Provided By Festival and Micheal’s Arts & Crafts Niagara Falls
Supplies provided by Micheals in Niagara Falls – long time supporter of Friendship Festival craft area. Thanks from all the children . – free

Miss All Canadian Pageant

Miss All Canadian Pageant

Sunday July 16

Click here to see their website

The All Canadian Pageant system gives every contestant a chance to shine on stage. The idea is to come out for fun meet friends, while increasing your confidence and developing an outgoing personality. Many of our contestants have done T.V. commercials, and paid print work just by stepping on our stage.


Category Ages Times
Baby Girls 0-23 months 12:00 pm
Baby Boys 0-23 months 12:00 pm
Little Girls 2-3 years 12:00 pm
Little Boys 2-4 years 12:00 pm
Boys 5+ years 12:00 pm


Category Ages Times
Girls 4-7 years 2:00 pm
Girls 7-9 years 1:30 pm
Pre-Teen Girls 8-12 years 2:00 pm
Miss Teen 13-19 years 2:00 pm

FORMAT: Attire should be cute & casual, summer dress – save your formal wear for the finals. The MC will bring out each age group for a   group line up, then followed by individual introductions  (ages 4 & up) will be asked to introduce themselves by  stating Name, Age, Hobbies . & may be asked a couple of simple questions.

ALL CONTESTANTS: Please Arrive at least 30 minutes before stage time, you must confirm your spot at our  registration table and receive your contestant number. If you are in photogenic, portfolio or fun photo you will  leave your photos at the registration table to be judged.  Photos are returned same day, following awards.

You can email Joanne at or call 416-621-1956 for details and she will email you a form

Regional recycling

setting up during the festival

Selling recycling totes


details to follow

Sun Hut- Niagara Region

Coming to the Festival on Friday July 14th

Community Outreach Booth providing information on the topics of Sun and Concussion Safety.


Niagara Militaries Drum Corp

Coming to the Festival Sunday July 16th at 12:45 pm!

The Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps are active in local celebrations, parades, and Veteran Memorial services participating in such events as Canada Day Parade, Christmas Parades, Park Dedications, Legion Memorial Services etc. throughout the Region of Niagara. The Corps is an ‘’all age’’ precision marching Drum and Bugle Corps of more than 50 members including our Colour Guard and is available for participation in community celebratory events.

Click here to check website for more information and pictures.

Canada Speakers' Corner

Coming to the Festival July 13th-16th!

Fort Erie’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee is responsible for discussing, planning and advising the Town Council about issues concerning youth of Greater Fort Erie.  In addition, the Youth Advisory Committee has authority to act as appropriate to their overall mandate. They will be joining us at the Festival in front of the arches at Mather Park to discuss topics important to Canada’s 150th anniversary.

For more information, click here to check out  their website


Canada/Denmark Hockey Team

The Euro Hockey Team is coming to the Festival on Saturday July 15 & Sunday July 16

  • Shoot Out Challenge – Net with radar Gun
  • ” Touch a Truck” fundraiser – Zamboni will be in the park for pictures and donations
  • Raffle tickets


Since 1993 hockey players from Fort Erie have participated in a hockey exchange program with players from Vojens, Denmark. This year on December 26th, or 27th a record number of players(30) aged 13 and 14 years old (major peewee/minor bantam) will travel to Vojens for a series of “goodwill games” and exposure to a brand new and exciting culture. Our players will billet with the Danish players for the duration of their 10-12 day experience, and in 2018 the Danish players will be hosted here in Fort Erie.

The backbone of the Team Euro project is support from the community, all proceeds for the trip will be a result of continuous fundraising throughout the 2 year program.



you will be

“a – Mazed”

July 13, 14, 15 & 16

Come out to the Festival to compete! People with the correct answers and fastest times will be awarded on July 16th @ 4PM


What is Shakermaze??

We use them every day, without thinking much about them but there is a huge and diverse history to Salt and Pepper shakers! Everything from novelty items to advertised products to beloved cartoon characters, animals, wonders of the world, famous people and thousands of other subjects all presented as condiments. The Shaker Maze is interesting and unique, holding thousands of beautiful, funny, intricately designed, valuable and quirky duos. Come see for yourself what thousands of Salt and Pepper shakers look like standing side by side. Get lost for a little while in the miniature maze where every pair tells a story, shows a point in time and grabs your attention. Before you know it you will be smiling reminiscing about Grandmas dining room table, or your Mothers pantry or a beloved Disney figure from when you were little! This maze will make you feel good, make you remember things from your past and make you marvel at the intricate set up that displays all of these interesting tiny pieces of art.

Delta Bingo & Gaming

Coming to the Festival July 15th!

The Delta Bingo & Gaming team is looking forward in spending Saturday at the festival.  Come on over and give our Spin Wheel a go for your chance to win instant prizes.

Must be 18 years or older to spin.  PlaySmart.

Click here to check out their website

Job Gym

Coming to the Festival July 14th!

Job Gym is a division of the John Howard Society of Niagara. We provide employment services to help clients reach their employment goals. From earning certificates to building resumes, we have a variety of services available to clients at little to no cost at all. Anyone is welcome to drop in (no appointments necessary) to meet with an employment counsellor today.

Stop by our booth on July 14th for games, drinks, candy, and free gift baskets!