37979Fanshawe thank you
- Oct 8, 2008Thank you everyone for your kind words and attendance at Fanshawe 1812
The Invasion of Upper Canada this past weekend.
Seeing and hearing the joy everyone had makes all the hard work of
preparation worthwhile. It all starts again now for next year. There
are still a few bugs to work out but we listened to what you all said
during the weekend and the few frustrations that were evident to make
it that much better in years to come.
It's amazing to see Tecumseh field come to life and fill with canvas
within a matter of hours. Because of crop rotation we needed to move
the battlefield but it worked out great. Next year we are thinking of
something different and lots of fun. As well, we will be suggesting
some improvements the site can do to improve, but once again we are
only advisers and cannot make them do anything.
I would like to thank all the units that put up and took down colours,
individuals who assisted with mini-militia and would like also to
point out a few individuals who worked tirelessly to bring it all
All the members of the Royal Scots Grenadier Company for supporting
the event and doing little things to help make the work easier.
Hal Dennison for sharing a vision, pushing the event and
offering advice and logistical support.
Kevin Garrett, our pioneer, for helping with site setup, making sure
our flag poles were ready and helping with the skirmish plus a
multitude of other tasks including a wonderful rum ration. (He
particularly enjoyed chopping down the flag poles to recover the
hardware for use next year)
Ron Zboril for helpful advice and mini-militia detail.
The ladies of our unit for running the background detail and keeping
us fed so well (the skull on our website photo album is from our roast
Glyn and Linda Parsons for all the other background work to bring it
together. Linda works in the village store and was there for all our
meetings. Glyn worked with me from Wednesday in the rain for 2 days to
bring it all together and was the other person who did so much and
deserves praise from all for a wonderful event.
Thank you all for coming and see you there next year and at all the
events along the way.
Dave Westhouse, Sgt.
1st Royal Scots Grenadiers.
Fanshawe 1812 - The Invasion of Upper Canada.
Photos from the event can be seen at;
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn't do than by the ones that you did. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your
sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
--- Mark Twain
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