2012: Bicentennial of the War of 1812

In 2012, Canada, and the United States will celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The War of 1812 took place over three years between 1812 and 1814, with Wardsville and Woodgreen area being the focal points of the Battle of the Longwoods at Battle Hill.This war ushered in 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States and provided a crucial chapter in Canada’s nation-building process.Wardsville has an opportunity to provide leadership in the celebration of the Bicentennial. To successfully identify the opportunities and translate them into action, Wardsville and area needs to develop a plan to highlight the importance of the Battle of the Longwoods.

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