The inaugural event of the Colonial Sailors Program took place July 13th - July 15th, 2012, near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Some 550 naval and military re-enactors staged an historic land and sea battle demonstration at the Fort George National Historic Site (Queen's Royal Park).
The naval contingent consisted of four brigantines, two schooners, and fifteen longboats. Together they created a scene on Lake Ontario and the Niagara River not witnessed for two centuries.
The event was a collaborative effort organised by Parks Canada, The Directorate of Naval History, and Heritage of the Royal Canadian Navy.