Kite-flying festival at Fort Amherst Sunday

Kite fliers of all ages invited to come out to enjoy “Come Fly a Kite” from 2-4 p.m.

Published on June 27, 2014

Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst by MTLskyline at en.wikipedia

The skies above Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site are about to be filled with bright, colourful tails and foils as kite fliers of all ages come out to enjoy “Come Fly a Kite”.

Hosted by Parks Canada’s cooperating association, Parks & People Association, this event is held annually at the national historic site and draws everyone from the excited first-time flier to the highly experienced kite enthusiast.

The event takes place Sunday, June 29 from 2-4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and to make a day of their visit.

Located across the harbour from Charlottetown, Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst is the site of the first permanent European settlement on Prince Edward Island.

“For over 30 years, the association has been hosting fun and engaging public events that promote the support, enjoyment and use of Parks Canada sites on Prince Edward Island. We are so pleased to be offering ‘Come Fly a Kite’ again this year,” said Gerard Watts, chairman of Parks & People Association, P.E.I.

“We get kite fliers from all over the Island and even some from out-of-province. It’s one of our most enjoyed events of the season.”