Thunderous booms of cannons will echo across Fort Rodd Hill national historic site Sunday afternoon.
Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th anniversary with firing demonstrations from a 105 mm cannon from the 5th B.C. Field Regiment, and a 12-pound field gun.
The fort will also host demonstrations of small arms fire from Second World War weaponry, as well as music and kids events.
A Sea King helicopter is scheduled to be on site for public display on main field of the fort — Parks Canada staff say it’s “95 per cent” certain the military will authorize the helicopter to attend.
Events kick off at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21. Firing demos start at 2:45 p.m. Free entry at Fort Rodd Hill for military members, veterans and families from Aug. 19 to 21.