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Trews to headline Fort Erie’s Canada Summer Games event

Trews to headline Fort Erie’s Canada Summer Games event
The Trews will headline the 13 For 13 Cultural Event Aug. 12 at Old Fort Erie. The event is being held in conjunction with the Canada Summer Games.

Old Fort Erie will be rockin’ when the Trews come to town.

The Juno Award-winning band is a part of the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival taking place at the Old Fort on Aug. 12 as a part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

The festival, which runs from 3 to 10 p.m. that day is Fort Erie’s contribution to a series of events taking place during the games. All 12 municipalities and Niagara Region are collaborating with all 13 provinces/territories to showcase the unique cultural heritage, entertainment, art, and culinary experiences of each pairing during their assigned special night. The 13 For 13 Cultural Festival will rotate, changing from one municipality to another over 13 days in August.

For the purposes of the festival, Fort Erie has been paired with Nova Scotia. This one-of-a-kind initiative has never been done before by any other Canada Games host. Admission to each of the 13 municipality events will be free. 

In partnership with host sponsor Niagara Parks and provincial partner Tourism Nova Scotia, the Fort Erie event will offer food trucks, local vendors, a liquor licensed area, children’s programming, Scottish heavy sports demonstrations, the Creator’s Game, musical entertainment culminating with the Trews concert.

“What an amazing opportunity for our community to celebrate athletic excellence, cultural heritage, arts, and entertainment on the historically significant grounds of Old Fort Erie,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “The history of our nation unfolded here.”

On July 2, the Games torch will be coming to Fort Erie from 9 to 11 a.m., starting with a pep rally at the Crystal Ridge Arena at 99 Ridge Rd. South and conclude with an end-of-run party at the Fort Erie Leisureplex at 3 Municipal Centre Dr.

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games take place Aug. 6 to 21 at sites across the region.

For event details, visit