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  • DAVID BRUNELLE
    ... From: DAVID BRUNELLE To: David Brunelle Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 11:39 AM Subject: Fw: Wasaga
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "DAVID BRUNELLE" <davidbrunelle@...>
      To: "David Brunelle" <davidbrunelle@...>
      Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 11:39 AM
      Subject: Fw: Wasaga under Siege Update 2007 & Paid Event Looking for
      Re-enactors, Artisans & Musical Entertainment


      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "DAVID BRUNELLE" <davidbrunelle@...>
      > To: "David Brunelle" <davidbrunelle@...>
      > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 11:33 AM
      > Subject: Wasaga under Siege Update 2007 & Paid Event Looking for
      > Re-enactors, Artisans & Musical Entertainment
      >
      >
      >> Wasaga under Siege 2007 - Update
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> We are less then a month away from the 5th annual Wasaga under Siege
      >> "A War of 1812 Experience" taking place July 27th, 28th & 29th, 2007. We
      >> look forward to hosting you once again on the beautiful shores of Wasaga
      >> Beach and Nancy Island Historic Site. To date we have 300 people
      >> registered and if you are planning to attend please visit our website at
      >> www.wasagaundersiege1812.com to register online. This year we have many
      >> new components and activities for you to partake in and enjoy, they
      >> include:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Tanglefoot returns once again for our Saturday evening concert:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> A big, full-throttle sound, huge vocal harmonies and a truckload of some
      >> of the most listenable songs you'll ever hear. Over the past half-dozen
      >> years Tanglefoot has made headlines throughout the world of folk and
      >> acoustic music, attracting a large and rabidly enthusiastic horde of
      >> friends, fans and Foot Heads throughout Canada, the United States and
      >> Britain. Combining tradition, innovation, humour, pathos, fury and
      >> passion, these five engaging and colourful performers deliver their music
      >> with rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Hardtack and Harmony, Caber Toss, Backroads and the Crown Forces Drums
      >> will also be returning to provide great musical entertainment throughout
      >> the weekend as well. For more information on musical entertainment visit
      >> our website at www.wasagaundersiege1812.com
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Re-enactment of the Relief of Michilimackinac 1814
      >>
      >> Nottawasaga River - Edenvale, ON (Glengarry Landing) to the mouth of the
      >> Nottawasaga River (Nancy Island Historic Site) - 25 - 30 km River Run
      >>
      >> Friday, July 27th - Starting at 9:00am and ending the latest by 5:00pm.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Wasaga under Siege 2007 is excited to announce that a re-enactment of a
      >> portion of the Relief of Michilimackinac, February to April 1814 will be
      >> added to the list of great activities taking place this year. The Upper
      >> Nottawasaga River is basically the same way it looked like in 1814 and is
      >> a great opportunity for those hearty re-enactors to experience the
      >> environment and hardships soldiers and sailors experienced first hand on
      >> this historical journey. This river excursion will not be a leisurely
      >> float down the river as all participants will be expected to pull their
      >> weight on an oar, potentially cut paths through fallen trees and log jams
      >> and getting your feet wet as low fast running water may dictate guiding
      >> the boat by hand and feet.
      >>
      >> For those naval groups who would like to get some real first
      >> hand river negotiating experience this is your opportunity. To date we
      >> have three bateaux that have confirmed to take part in this great
      >> historical re-enactment and we are looking for more boats and crews to
      >> take part. We are also looking for voyageur canoes and crews to take
      >> part in this great event as well. If you or your group is interested in
      >> participating as many boats/canoes will need extra rowers and crew,
      >> please contact me anytime at wasagaundersiege1812@... or Tom
      >> Hurlbut, river commander for the event at hurlbut8646@... .
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Mill Street Brewery - Hospitality Tent
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> For those of you who have enjoyed the legendary hospitality tent over the
      >> past few years you are in for a special treat this year as Mill Street
      >> Brewery from downtown Toronto has become a partner and will be officially
      >> sponsoring the hospitality tent open only to re-enactors, participants
      >> and VIPs. Don't miss this great opportunity to sample the great beers
      >> Mill Street has to offer while enjoying the great atmosphere and
      >> camaraderie of the only tent on the island with sentries, a hidden
      >> entrance and a secret password. For more information on Mill Street
      >> Brewery products please visit there website at www.millstreetbrewery.com
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Book Promotion and Signing - "Freshwater Heritage"
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Author Don Bamford and Editor Paul Carroll of "Freshwater Heritage" A
      >> History of Sail on the Great Lakes 1670 to 1918" will be in attendance
      >> during Wasaga under Siege 2007 to promote and sign copies of there new
      >> book. Don't miss this opportunity to get your copy and interact with and
      >> discuss historical facts surrounding shipping and shipwrecks of the Great
      >> Lakes.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Units and Merchants registered to date include:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> British Units
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> 1st Royal Scots Grenadiers
      >>
      >> 4th Lincoln Militia
      >>
      >> 19th Light Dragoons
      >>
      >> Caldwell Rangers
      >>
      >> Glengarry Light Infantry
      >>
      >> HMS Charwell
      >>
      >> HMS Ferret
      >>
      >> Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
      >>
      >> Provincial Marine
      >>
      >> Rocket Troop/Royal Horse Artillery
      >>
      >> Royal Artillery
      >>
      >> Royal George Landing Party
      >>
      >> Royal Newfoundland Regiment - Bulger's Coy
      >>
      >> The Drums Crown Forces 1812
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> American Units
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> 10th New York Militia
      >>
      >> 13th Kentucky Militia
      >>
      >> 17th US Infantry
      >>
      >> 21st New York Militia
      >>
      >> 22nd Oxford Rifles
      >>
      >> 22nd US Infantry
      >>
      >> 25th US Infantry
      >>
      >> Donaldsonville Artillery
      >>
      >> Kentucky Militia
      >>
      >> Merchants
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Blacksmith- Les Stanley
      >>
      >> Faire Tyme Fashions
      >>
      >> Flintnapper - Jebidiah Grizzly
      >>
      >> Glen Farms Past Times
      >>
      >> Lions Den Arms & Antiques
      >>
      >> Merchant - Pauline Grondin
      >>
      >> Norfolk Mercantile
      >>
      >> RHL General Store
      >>
      >> Rif - Raf Trading
      >>
      >> Sanderson Leather
      >>
      >> Sutler Cyrus
      >>
      >> The Seamstress Miller
      >>
      >> La Culotte du Patriote Merchant
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Native & Voyageurs
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Antler River Voyageurs
      >>
      >> British Indian Department
      >>
      >> On-gwe-ho-way
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> We would also like to thank all our great sponsors and partners who help
      >> make this event possible:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Town of Wasaga Beach
      >> Friends of Nancy Island
      >> Ontario Parks
      >> Meridian Credit Union
      >> The Peak 95.1 FM
      >> Perfect Pint Draught Services
      >> Parkwood Plumbing
      >> The Beach 97.7 FM
      >> Mill St. Brewery
      >> Major's Guardian Pharmacy
      >> Lion's Club
      >> Enrique Photo Art
      >> Saga Resort
      >> Hooters Restaurant
      >> Mc Donald's Restaurant
      >> John Mc Tavish Plumbing
      >> Giant Tiger
      >> Kinnette Club
      >> Dairy Queen
      >> Studs Lonigans Restaurant & Pub
      >> Grandma's Beach Treats
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> We look forward to seeing everyone and if you have any questions please
      >> visit our website or forward me an e-mail! www.wasagaundersiege1812.com
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> David J. Brunelle
      >>
      >> WUS 2007 Co-ordinator
      >>
      >> Business Administrator - HMEUC
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival
      >>
      >> PAID EVENT LOOKING FOR RE-ENACTORS, ARTISANS, ENTERTAINERS, ETC.
      >>
      >> September 21st & 22nd/2007
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> On September 21st & 22nd, 2007, the City of Barrie, the Township of
      >> Springwater and the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority will once again be
      >> celebrating the significance of the historic Nine Mile Portage and Fort
      >> Willow Depot by retracing the steps of our forefathers in the development
      >> of our communities and to the history of Canada.
      >>
      >> The Nine Mile Portage, an ancient native trail, once formed a land bridge
      >> between Kempenfelt Bay and the Nottawasaga River enabling a continuous
      >> trade and transportation route from Lake Ontario through to Georgian Bay
      >> for many centuries. During the War of 1812, the British military improved
      >> the route for the transport of supplies and personnel as the lower lakes
      >> were occupied by the Americans. Following the War, the route remained
      >> active and, what was known as "the portage landing", grew into the
      >> community we know as Barrie. Today, you can follow the portage route by
      >> starting at Heritage Park in downtown Barrie to its terminus at the
      >> resurrected British supply depot, Fort Willow, located in Springwater
      >> Township. The City of Barrie and The Township of Springwater have
      >> partnered to develop an annual fall event, which will celebrate the
      >> significance of the historic Nine Mile Portage in the development of our
      >> two communities and to the history of Canada.
      >>
      >> We are looking for re-enactors to partake in this two day event at
      >> Heritage Park in downtown Barrie, various locations along the Nine-Mile
      >> Portage trail and Fort Willow Depot. We are specifically looking for the
      >> following:
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Fife and Drum Groups
      >>
      >> Period Musicians, Performers and Singers
      >>
      >> Period Demonstrators, Artisans, Entertainers and Merchants
      >>
      >> Native, Voyageur, Buckskinner Units, Individuals & Encampments
      >>
      >> British & American Military Units, Individuals & Encampments
      >>
      >> Artillery Crews and Cannons/Artillery Encampments
      >>
      >> Long Boat Crews and Boats with Cannons/Naval Encampments
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> If you have a special unique 19th century talent not listed above we
      >> would also like to here from you!!!
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> This is a paid event for and all participants and you will be
      >> compensated for attending and providing wholesome education and public
      >> orientated programming. A reminder that this event is a little different
      >> from normal re-enactments as all participants are being compensated for
      >> attending and during education and public hours you are required to cater
      >> and interact with the public. First person interpretations and
      >> historical portrayals are stressed and encouraged as much as possible.
      >>
      >> This is a two day event beginning on Friday morning with an
      >> education day for local schools to attend, similar to Chatham's Faire at
      >> the Forks. There will be hundreds of local students attending on Friday
      >> with the day being split into two groups, one in the morning and one in
      >> the afternoon. Saturday will focus on public programming from 10:00am to
      >> 5:00pm.
      >>
      >> If you are available to attend the event please submit a
      >> proposal with the following information from you or your unit/group:
      >>
      >> 1. Name, Address, Postal Code, Phone Number and E-mail address
      >>
      >> 2. A description of what you have to offer in regards to talent,
      >> demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment, encampments etc.
      >>
      >> 3. Any promotional materials, pictures, website addresses, flyers,
      >> cd's, etc. promoting yourself or your group
      >>
      >> 4. How many performances, interpretations, and presentations you
      >> would perform if applicable.
      >>
      >> 5. How much it would cost for participating in the two day event.
      >>
      >> 6. Please submit your proposals to David J. Brunelle at:
      >>
      >> Email - davidbrunelle@...
      >>
      >> Phone/Fax: 705-549-0463
      >>
      >> Mail - 23 Byrnes Cres, Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, L9M 1W4
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> Please submit proposals as soon as possible as the Nine Mile
      >> Portage Heritage Festival Committee will be making decisions on an on
      >> going basis as to which proposals we will be accepting for the event. I
      >> thank you all in advance for submitting your proposals as you are more
      >> than aware that all proposals submitted may not be selected for the
      >> event.
      >>
      >> We look forward to receiving everyone's proposals and if you have any
      >> questions feel free to contact me anytime via davidbrunelle@... or
      >> phone at 705-549-0463.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> David J. Brunelle
      >>
      >> Heritage Co-ordinator
      >>
      >> Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival
      >>
      >>
      >>
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