A holiday tradition
Pictured during the evening, front from left, Phil Bury, Dave Connors, Jim Mullin, Danielle Payne and Lester McInnes. Back from left, Kim McInnes, Melanie Stubbs, Father Christmas, Mark Stubbs and Bob Irvine.
Thompson Goddard photo

Carolyn Thompson Goddard
Record Correspondent

MORRISBURG – The Friends of the Crysler Farm Battlefield are a local organization that strives to preserve and promote the story of this pivotal battle during the War of 1812-14. Among the many accomplishments of this group is the bi-yearly re-enactment which provides an opportunity for the public to learn from period artisans and re-enactment groups about life in Regency Era–Ontario. The group won the prestigious Scadding Award of Excellence from the Ontario Historical Society in 2017. 

For the past few years, members of the board of directors of the Friends of the Crysler Farm Battlefield organization have enjoyed a Christmas dinner at Willard’s Hotel in Upper Canada Village followed by an opportunity to view Alight at Night which sees a selection of historic village buildings decorated with seasonal lights. On Dec. 20 they once again met in Willard’s Hotel for a Yuletide gathering and during the stroll around the village, took a few minutes to have their photo taken with Father Christmas in Crysler Hall.