Reposting by request.
This event is on a Tuesday.
I suggest you contact Mike at the numbers provided if you can be of
> From: "McAllister, Michael" <Michael.McAllister@...>
> Greetings All:
> Just to let everyone know that we are getting some good coverage
> from the media on theHamilton & Scourge events occurring in
> September. We have at least one more major media appearance on
> September 17th which will be a final shout-out on CHCH before the
> day. CHCH has requested that we have footage or a trailer for the
> film to show during the tv spot and perhaps on-line.
> On September 4th the City of Hamilton and the Canadian Coast Guard
> are hosting the On the Water memorial event which will be held near
> to the site of the sinking on August 8th 1813. As most of you know
> the ceremony will form the centerpiece of a film that will be shown
> on a large LED screen in the Dundurn National Historic site parking
> lot September 21st . The film will be followed by a male chorus
> drawn from the Bach Elgar choir and an artistic response to the
> storm, the sinking and the loss of 53 sailors by the Hamilton Aerial
> Group. The day is meant to be commemorative but also a celebration
> of peace between what we think of as Canada and the United States
> over the last two hundred years and, therefore much of the day will
> be about family fun, free tours, hands on activities
> Any other musical acts would be great. Let me know.
> So far the Castle and Military Museum will be open and FREE which is
> guaranteed to attract at least 1,000 people to the site alone
> despite the other publicity. There will be a special military
> discovery gallery and puppet shows by Studio Babette in the Coach
> House. Ian Bell and his giant puppets will be also be on hand.
> I have asked Gill Bibby to put out the call to the reenactment
> community but any help we can get with that would be awesome. Fritz
> Steele and Andre Reed are definitely coming on the day, but I would
> say the more the merrier. Ideally we would like the re-enactors to
> create a small encampment, provide demonstrations of drill and teach
> the public. Any other suggestions as to what might be possible will
> also be received with open ears.
> It would also be great to have some merchants come out for the day.
> We will be inviting a host of Hamilton food trucks to join us in the
> parking lot.
> It should be a great day that will go rain or shine. Please let me
> know whether you can join us on the day or help with rounding up
> reenactors, merchants, or musicians.
> Cheers, Mike
> Michael McAllister B.A., M.A.
> Curatorial Assistant
> Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
> Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site
> Tourism & Culture
> Planning & Economic Development
> City of Hamilton
> (905) 546-2424 ext 4797
> Cell (905) 973-0436
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