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  • David J. Brunelle
    ... From: David J. Brunelle To: Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:33 AM Subject: Fort Willow Event - Looking
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 30, 2004
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David J. Brunelle" <brunelle@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:33 AM
      Subject: Fort Willow Event - Looking for Participants / Wasaga under Siege

      > Nine Mile Portage Trail/Fort Willow Depot Event - September 18th/04
      > Dear Re-enactors and Friends,
      > I have been approached by the Nine Mile Portage Trail Committee which
      > is made up of representatives from the City of Barrie, Fort Willow Depot,
      > Springwater Township, Friends of Fort Willow, the Rotary Club and the
      > Nottawasaga Conservation Authority. They are looking for re-enactors,
      > demonstrators and artisans, canoes and long boats to participate in the
      > official opening of the Nine Mile Portage Trail that linked Kempenfelt Bay
      > to Fort Willow Depot and eventually on to Lake Huron. This was a vital
      > alternate land supply route during the War of 1812 and kept the Upper
      > Lakes supplied and from falling totally into American hands. This event
      > would take place on Saturday, September 18th/04 and would be just the one
      > day to around 5:00pm. Re-enactors would set-up their encampments at Fort
      > Willow Depot with an opening ceremony located in downtown Barrie at
      > where re-enactors and participants would be bussed to and from.
      > Re-enactors and participants would have the option of setting up on Friday
      > evening or arriving early Saturday morning. We are looking for
      > to participate in this event and if you are available we are asking that
      > please submit a proposal of what you have to offer and any compensation
      > would like for your time and effort. We especially need some longboats
      > voyageur canoes for the re-enactment of the landing in downtown Barrie.
      > This event has been given the green light and I should be contacting
      > re-enactors, groups and units very soon to confirm participation. If you
      > have already submitted a proposal for this event I do have it on file and
      > will be in touch shortly. I have included a tentative schedule for the
      > event and if you have any questions let me know!
      > Thanks!
      > David Brunelle
      > Friday, Sept 17th/04
      > 4:00pm till Dusk - Re-enactors set-up encampment at Fort Willow
      > Saturday, Sept 18th/04
      > 7:00am to 9:00am - Re-enactors set-up encampment at Fort Willow
      > 7:30am to 9:00am - Breakfast for Participants provided
      > 9:00am - Re-enactors board buses for Downtown Barrie
      > 10:00am to 11:00am - Portage Trail/Re-enactment of Landing and Official
      > Portage Trail
      > Opening - Participants and public are invited to walk the Portage Trail
      > Fort Willow.
      > 11:00am - Re-enactors board buses for Fort Willow
      > 12:00pm - Lunch provided for all participants
      > 12:30pm to 5:00pm - All re-enactors are actively presenting to the
      > 2:00pm - Ceremony/Official letters arrive from earlier ceremony after
      > running the entire length of the trail.
      > 5:00pm - Re-enactors can begin to pack up and leave. No overnight
      > encampments on Saturday evening.
      > __________________________________________________________
      > Wasaga under Siege 2004 a Great Success
      > Dear Re-enactors & Friends,
      > On behalf of the Town of Wasaga Beach, Nancy Island Historic Site -
      > Ministry of Natural Resources and the Historic Military Establishment of
      > Upper Canada, I would like to thank all the re-enactors, volunteers and
      > participants who made this event a great success. We had close to 600
      > participants and combined with great weather and great people it was
      > certainly an enjoyable event to host. I would also like to thank all the
      > re-enactors, groups and units who donated prizes for the participants draw
      > on Sunday morning they were greatly appreciated. The winners of the Iron
      > Man and Iron Women contest on Sunday morning were Neil Hurlbut, 25th U.S.
      > Infantry and Judy Glen from Glen Farms Sutlery. The winner of the 50/50
      > draw was Chris Winger of the Glengarry Light Infantry who claimed $350.00
      > cash. Thanks to all who supported the 50/50 draw as well. I would also
      > to thank all the entertainment on the weekend as well and they included:
      > Gopher Baroque, Tanglefoot, Hardtack and Harmony, Periwinkle Rose, Dr.
      > Quimby and Paul Haslem. Finally I would like to thank everyone for your
      > patience in loading and unloading as the Island does cause some
      > logistical problems at times. Everyone put on a great show and look
      > to
      > hosting everyone again next year!!!
      > David J. Brunelle
      > Co-ordinator
      > Wasaga under Siege 2004
      > Mark your calendar for next year - July 22nd - 24th, 2005
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