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Home > Leadership > Mayor > News Room > Mayor Brown and Mayor Redekop Celebrate Buffalo and Fort Erie Friendship

Mayor Brown and Mayor Redekop Celebrate Friendship Between Buffalo and Fort Erie

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Fort Erie Mayor Wayne H. Redekop kick off festivities for the 31st annual Fort Erie Friendship Festival

July 13 - As part of the kick-off to the annual Fort Erie Friendship Festival, Mayor Byron W. Brown and Mayor Wayne H. Redekop gathered on the steps of Buffalo City Hall to recognize the strong and continued friendship between the two cities, as well as between the United States and Canada. The Mayors celebrated the relationship between Buffalo and Southern Niagara, particularly the cultural and economic trade that both regions have established and continue to further strengthen year after year.

“We are thankful that we have such a great relationship with our neighbors to the North,” said Mayor Brown. “Our friendship continues to strengthen and enrich both of our regions, and we can only foresee more economic growth and progress as a result of our very strong relationship.”
“Our two countries have a relationship that is the envy of the world. Not only are Canada and the United States great neighbors and friends, but in many instances we are family,” Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop said. “It is fitting that we should celebrate together in friendship.”

The 30 year old Fort Erie Friendship Festival was created to help celebrate the strong bond between the United States and Canada since the end of the War of 1812. The popular summer-time festival is intended to highlight the cultural and economic trade between the two countries, as well as the tourism taking place in both regions.
This year’s festival is scheduled to take place from July 13th through July 16th at its usual venue in Mather Arch Park in Fort Erie, Ontario. Entry to the festival is free, however there will be costs to participate in some of the attractions like rides, food, beverages and merchandise.