Partnering with the Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site
PROUSE CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC, AND CADILLAC
Prouse is a retailer of new and used Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and has been in operation in Sault Ste. Marie since 1962. A proud Canadian retailer, the company strives to provide outstanding service and great prices to its valued customers. Parks Canada and Prouse wish to share their pride in Canada's treasured historic places with others, so they may gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the essence of being Canadian. To increase participation and improve accessibility for individuals without vehicles, Prouse provided a shuttle bus between Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Fort St. Joseph for the 2013 Ghost Walk.
Joe's Sports & Surplus has been an outdoor supplies retailer at the same location in downtown Sault Ste. Marie since 1956. Joe's Sports & Surplus is about quality outdoor adventure gear, community support, service after the sale, and high quality customer outfitting assistance and information. The Live Like a Soldier Campout at Fort St. Joseph is a learn-to-camp initiative allowing people to (re-)connect with nature and some of northern Ontario’s noteworthy history. This is a unique opportunity to camp and discover the heritage charms of Fort St. Joseph, while learning and having fun with staff from Parks Canada and Joe’s Sports.
Friends of the Fort and Canal
The Friends of the Fort and Canal is a not-for-profit incorporated Cooperating Association. In June 2011, the Friends of the Sault Ste. Marie Canal was revived, the original cooperating association had been active for a number of years and dormant for nine years. The new Friends of the Fort and Canal are committed to enhancing and complementing Parks Canada’s interpretive, educational and research programs at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. The Friends and Parks Canada look forward to developing and implementing programs which encourage community involvement and public awareness, understanding and appreciation of both sites’ historical importance to the Algoma region.