The Battle of the Boyne and its significance were celebrated in Carleton Place Saturday.
Members of the Orange Lodge from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec marched to mark the 1690 battle in which James VII of Scotland and James II of England were defeated by William III.
The battle, marked by marches on July 12 and known simply as "the Twelfth," is now recognized by the Orange Institution as a major turning point in religious freedom for Protestants.
"It's all about religious freedom, and that's what we stand for. Be proud of your country, be proud of your Protestant faith," said Kevin Bradley, Twelfth of July Committee Chairman.