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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE
Calendar Event
Event Date:
Apr 04/2019
Weapons of War

Start Time:
06:00 PM
End Time:
08:00 PM

Thursday, April 4 from 6pm – 8 pm.


Join the Museum on Thursday, April 4 from 6 pm – 8 pm, for an evening all about firearms! The Museum is pleased to host the knowledgeable Major (Ret’d) John Fisher, who served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 43 years and is currently acting Curator of the Base Borden Military Museum.


The lecture will focus on weaponry used within the First and Second World Wars, highlighting the differences and similarities between firearms used over the three decades. It will explore artillery used on submarines and aircrafts, and allow individuals to get up close and personal with a small collection of unique firearms that you may not normally see!


This lecture correlates with From Vimy to Juno: Canada in France 1914-45, a travelling exhibition from the Juno Beach Centre that explores Canada’s involvement in the Frist and Second World Wars. On display from March 29 – April 26.


Admission is by donation. For the latest updates, visit our Facebook event page.


RSVP by emailing Amy at to reserve your seat.



Major (Ret’d) John Fisher


Fisher was born in Barrie, Ontario and followed in his family’s footsteps of military service being the fourth consecutive member in uniform. Fisher has five family members who served in the First World War, with four being named on the Vimy Memorial in France. One of his uncles even won the Distinguished Flying Cross as tail-gunner with 419 Squadron, RCAF, during the Second World War.


In 1974, Fisher joined The Grey and Simcoe Foresters as a rifleman. His military career took him to a variety of locations, including Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France and Germany.

Fisher studied applied science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston and furthered his education at Queen’s University, Wilfred Laurier University, the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces College and the University of Toronto.

During the early 2000s, Fisher was responsible for relocating and creating a new weapons exhibition for the Base Borden Military Museum, becoming a qualified RCMP firearms verifier for the project. He was also apart of the conservation of the Worthington Memorial Collections of armoured fighting vehicles at Borden. When Fisher retried from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2017, he completed the Georgian College post-graduation program in museum and gallery studies, interning at the Tank Museum in Bovington, England. Fisher became the Curator of the Base Borden Military Museum in February of this year, attaining his dream job.



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