40956Re: Fanshaw Special Guest
- Sep 28, 2009Rick Mercer is a funny guy.
Ah... Another film crew making fun of reenactors. We had two sets at Fort Erie who had little regard for the hardwork, research and dollars many participants spend.
This will certainly raise awareness, in Canada, but as earlier posts have mentioned - beware the film dude with nothing but good intentions.
From: Calvin Arnt <americantory@...>
> Date: September 27, 2009 11:41:50 PM EDT (CA)
> To: TheWarof1812@yahoogroups.com
> Cc: 1812AndNow@yahoogroups.com, Authentic1812er@yahoogroups.com, 1812Civilian@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [TheWarOf1812] Special Guest at Fanshawe
> Reply-To: TheWarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> Dear List,
> With great pleasure I have the honour to advise you all that there
> will be a special guest at this year's Fanshawe 1812 re-enactment
> Oct. 3,4. Popular Canadian comedian, Rick Mercer of the Mercer Report
> (www.cbc.ca/mercerreport/ or www.rickmercer.com/) will be in
> attendance Saturday and Sunday. This is an initiative I personally
> arranged beginning two years ago thinking it would be a way of
> promoting our time period leading up to the bicentennial. Rick will
> be falling in for the weekend as a guest of our unit, 1st Reg't,
> Lincoln Militia, and joining our ranks to hold off an American
> invasion of this proud colony. Rick will be participating in military
> battles, helping our ladies cook in camp, posting guard duty among
> other things. Our desire is that he experiences what it was really
> like to be a militia soldier during the War of 1812. Though most of
> the gags will be shot with our unit, we fully understand that others
> will want to be in on the filming and wherever that is possible we
> will certainly do so. We absolutely will need the input of the
> American forces. We will incorporate others whenever possible. Video
> and still pictures with Rick are completely welcome during his stay
> with us and you may use those photos for promotional purposes if
> you'd like.
> Rick will not be sleeping on site and will exit camp each day. If
> you're wondering his whereabouts, the best would be to stop by our
> camp, 1st Lincoln Militia, and see what's happening there.
> On a related note, if anyone has an extra stovetop shako for Rick to
> use, we could use one as back up in case the one we have won't fit.
> Rick's head size is:
> hat: 7 3/4 (25" head circumference)
> Look forward to seeing many of you there. It will be a once in a
> lifetime opportunity, provided to you courtesy of the 1st Lincolns.
> Calvin Arnt, Captain.
> 1st Reg't, Lincoln Militia.
> Capt. James Crooks Light Coy.
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