Bonjour everyone! I have been on the list for the past month or so after my colleagues John MacLeod and Dave Webb have mentioned its existence. Let meMessage 1 of 171 , Dec 1 4:54 AMView SourceBonjour everyone!
I have been on the list for the past month or so after my colleagues
John MacLeod and Dave Webb have mentioned its existence. Let me
My name is André Gousse. I have been re-enacting since the early
1980s, first with the King's Royal Regiment of New York (Rev War) and
then as a founding member of the 'Compagnie de milice de Chambly'
(Seven Years War aka F&I War). My day job is at Parks Canada as the
Manager of Interpretive Products at our National Office in Gatineau,
QC. I am also the chair of the Parks Canada's Historic Weapons
Advisory Committee and have been involved in our policies and
regulations in that domain since 1989. Part of my career was also
spent learning the ropes of military curatorship under René Chartrand
as a Military/Fur Trade Curator.
With the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 looming large on the
horizon, I am being tempted to do something for the special
anniversaries coming along. But I am not quite decided about what to
do, although I know it will have to be related to events in "la belle
province" (Chateauguay is a no-brainer). I have been involved ages
ago in one of the first winter events at Ogdensburg, NY.
I am looking forward to participating in the discussions and debates
on this list.
Votre humble et dévoué serviteur,
Milice sédentaire du Bas-Canada
Welcome Eamonn! It s good to see more of us young people getting into the reenacting scene. :) Amanda Nebel 1st Baltimore Sharp ShootersMessage 171 of 171 , Jun 26View SourceWelcome Eamonn! It's good to see more of us young people getting into the reenacting scene. :)
1st Baltimore Sharp Shooters
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "eamonnokeeffe1812" <eamonnokeeffe96@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> My name is Eamonn O'Keeffe and I'm a new member of this forum.
> I am sixteen-year-old drummer of the Fort York Fife and Drum Corps in Toronto, Canada. We portray the Canadian Fencibles c. 1814-16 and perform in daily music and artillery demonstrations throughout July and August. I began volunteering at Fort York at age 9 and have been employed for the past couple of summers. I couldn't ask for a better summer job.
> Some of you may have seen the short film, "The Winter March", that I wrote and co-produced in partnership with my high school friend Patrick Y. Lee. Our sixty-second "Heritage Minute" dramatizes the winter march of the 104th Regiment in 1813. I used the wartime diary of Lieutenant John Le Couteur as the basis for the script. See our film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8mWYjPHbVw
> My co-workers in Guard graciously volunteered their time to act in this film. This project benefitted from the help and support of the Friends of Fort York and the Fort York staff, especially Ewan Wardle, for their help and support.
> "The Winter March" has won the Historica-Dominion Institute's Heritage Minute contest and was a Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave finalist. Our project has received coverage from the CBC and the Huffington Post as well as on TV with the Global News Morning Show and the Sun News Charles Adler Show.
> As Le Couteur was a native of the Channel Island of Jersey in the UK, Patrick and I were interviewed by BBC Radio Jersey and an article about the film was published in the Jersey Evening Post.
> I plan on getting into reenacting in the not-too-distant future so I hope to learn about different reenacting groups through this forum.
> I look forward to being a member of this group and learning from people who share my passion for the War of 1812.
> Kind regards,