46832Beaver Dams - June 22-23 2013 UPDATE and Registration
- Jun 12, 2013Hey folks,
I am passing this along on behalf of Mr Rittner.
Please contact him if you are interested in joining in.
So far I believe he has had no indicated interest from the native/
first nations reenactors, which would greatly enhance this event. It
is their victory after all.
This event looks to be a great way to connect with the public, tell
the story and have some fun!
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> I finally have more particulars regarding the Beaver Dams
> Commemoration Weekend. June 22-23, 2013.
> As mentioned before the Thorold 1812 Bicentennial Committee asked
> myself and the 49th to help with the event. We are not organising
> the entire event just helping with re-enactors our displays.
> As of before, there is NO full scale re-enactment. This event is in
> conjunction with other local events and is the rendezvous point for
> the Laura Secord Walk and the 200th Anniversary commemoration of the
> Battle of Beaver Dams. It is expected to be very well attended by
> The plan is to portray the 50 man British Outpost on the original
> Decew House where the James Fitzgibbon commanded the infamous
> company of the 49th Regiment of Foot and the attached native
> We anticipated a smaller event amongst other events that mimics the
> on goings of running a proper military HQ and outpost. The
> organizers whole heartedly support us.
> The Decew Heritage Park has been nicely rehabilitated and there is
> ample room for all activities and our military bivouac. There will
> be on site portable toilets and potable water supply, There are
> several nice trails along a picturesque water shed area. The other
> half of the park will host a festival like atmosphere and stage.
> There is also field for parade activities. See attached map and
> schedule of events.
> In addition to the schedule, Our role is act as the military
> presence and throughout the day impressions of a military camp,
> posting sentries, send off patrols, musket line demos, commemorative
> ceremony, etc.
> They will be providing a cord of firewood, toilets, potable water,
> local transport if needed, and on-site parking.
> Breakfasts (Sat/Sun) is provided as well as a Saturday night pasta
> dinner at a local church facility. I did not ask for straw as that
> is usually just a mess for someone else to clean up. If I have
> forgotten anything please let me know.
> At this point I am asking you to forward this accompanying
> information to your unit members and please return a registration or
> email to let me know how many are coming.
> Our goal is to have approximately 50 redcoats from various units
> that will act as one company for the weekend.
> Adrian Rittner
> 49th Regiment of Foot (recreated)
> Canadian Military Heritage Society
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