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  • DAVID BRUNELLE
    ... From: DAVID BRUNELLE To: David Brunelle Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 2:20 PM Subject: Celebrate
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      From: "DAVID BRUNELLE" <davidbrunelle@...>
      To: "David Brunelle" <davidbrunelle@...>
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 2:20 PM
      Subject: Celebrate Barrie/Wasaga under Siege/Nine Mile Portage Festival


      > Celebrate Barrie Festival, June 7th/08
      >
      > Barrie, Ontario, Canada
      >
      > PAID EVENT LOOKING FOR RE-ENACTORS, ARTISANS, ENTERTAINERS, ETC.
      >
      >
      >
      > The City of Barrie received excellent feedback from the public last year
      > in regards to its 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment and historical
      > displays that were set-up during there Celebrate Barrie Festival. They
      > are looking to expand the 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment this year to
      > include more presenters, displays, period musicians and a tactical arms
      > and drill demonstration including period watercraft. We are looking for
      > re-enactors to partake in this one day event at Heritage Park in downtown
      > Barrie and 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 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.
      >
      > 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 this one day event.
      >
      > 6. Please submit your proposals to David J. Brunelle at:
      >
      > Email - davidbrunelle@...
      >
      > Phone/Fax: 705-549-0463
      >
      > Mailing - 23 Byrnes Crescent, Penetanguishene, Ontario,
      >
      > Canada, L9M 1W4
      >
      >
      >
      > Please submit proposals as soon as possible as the Celebrate
      > Barrie 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 Brunelle - 705-549-0463
      >
      > Co-ordinator Historical Displays/Exhibits
      >
      > Celebrate Barrie Festival
      >
      >
      >
      > Wasaga under Siege "A War of 1812 Experience"
      >
      > July 25th, 26th, 27th/2008, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
      >
      >
      >
      > Dear Re-enactors and Participants,
      >
      > Building on the huge success of past Wasaga under Siege events,
      > the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada in partnership with
      > the Town of Wasaga Beach and Nancy Island Historic Site look forward to
      > hosting you once again from July 25th to the 27th/2008. Wasaga under Siege
      > "A War of 1812 Experience" will once again come to life as over 400
      > re-enactors will take part echoing history once again through the streets
      > and waters of Wasaga Beach and Nancy Island Historic Site.
      >
      > We have put together a great weekend for re-enactors and
      > spectators alike! Re-enactors will enjoy a safe Grand Encampment area on
      > Historic Nancy Island, water, food, entertainment, drinks, souvenir and 4
      > different battles on 2 different battlefields with a river battle and a
      > re-enactment of a portion of the "Relief of Michilimackinac 1814 component
      > all provided. Battles will be fought all over the town of Wasaga Beach
      > with parading, pillaging, cannons, muskets, fife and drums, longboats and
      > skiffs. We will be using all our talents and proven Wasaga under Siege
      > 1812 hospitality to make sure all re-enactors & participants feel welcomed
      > and satisfied that it was worth the trip.
      >
      > Wasaga Beach, Ontario as many of you already know host the
      > longest fresh water beach in the world and attracts thousands of tourist
      > each day to its beaches and attractions. Re-enactors and there families
      > will have the opportunity to enjoy the historical components of the event
      > as well as the beach and modern attractions such as shopping, restaurants,
      > waterslides, midway, paintball and other attractions to numerous to
      > mention.
      >
      > Merchants, blanket traders and artisans are welcomed free of
      > charge and the Saturday evening concert for the re-enactors and public
      > this year features Hardtack & Harmony, Backroads, Caber Toss and Gopher
      > Baroque.
      >
      > The Grand Encampment will also feature a Saturday evening self guided
      > lantern tour with snacks and drinks on sale as well. The self guided
      > lantern tour will feature musket and cannon demonstrations, period music,
      > merchants, sentries and much more!! We will be looking for volunteers to
      > help with all aspects of this self-guided lantern tour, if interested
      > please contact me anytime or sign up at the registration tent. We will
      > also be looking for sentries to guard the bridge during regular historic
      > site hours to add some colour and interact with the public.
      >
      > All re-enactors who portray any aspect of the War of 1812 are
      > welcomed to participate. They can include - British and American Regulars
      > or Militia including Civil War re-enactors portraying American Militia,
      > Navy Personnel, Cannon Crews, Natives, Voyageurs, Rendezvous, Buckskinners
      > and Men, Women & Children civilians. Re-enactors who wish to bring
      > cannons, bateaus, canoes and cavalry can negotiate with me for travel,
      > haulage or powder compensation.
      >
      > Sunday morning will also feature the Redcoat Iron-man and
      > Iron-women contest that has proven to be a popular event not only to
      > participate in, but to watch as well, with prizes going out to the
      > winners.
      >
      > If you are registering on-line please register individually
      > or as an immediate family unit. No group registrations will be accepted
      > unless pre-approved. This gives us a more accurate number for logistics,
      > food and actual people attending and camping on the island as many of you
      > already know is limited. For more information regarding the event and to
      > register on-line please visit our website at www.wasagaundersiege1812.com
      >
      >
      >
      > David J. Brunelle
      >
      > Event Co-ordinator
      >
      > 6th Annual Wasaga under Siege "A War of 1812 Experience"
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival
      >
      > PAID EVENT LOOKING FOR RE-ENACTORS, ARTISANS, ENTERTAINERS, ETC.
      >
      > September 19th & 20th/2008
      >
      >
      >
      > 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 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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