Bachus Mills and Fanshawe Pioneer Village
- Dear List,
The British Native Allies extends to the organizers and site personell of these two events our heartfelt thanks for excellent weekends. We felt for the first time in a long time that we were in our element and that the scenarios were supurb. The element of tactical manoeuvers, even while doing "set pieces" adds excitement to both participants and audience; the field is charged with possibilities. And everyone responds! The addition of some hand weapon use adds to the visual excitemant also for all concerned. Perhaps we all could think of ways to bolster this element for all the sites and show Parks Canada that the weapons we use are foam rubber--no one gets hurt. If any one would like to see drawings or descriptions on how to make said weapons, I would be delighted to share what we have done. ...Now, if only we could make bayonets.....hmmmm...ideas? This all, of course would require careful rehearsal before hand...unscripted can be unsettling and dangerous, particularly where caonons are involved. A small addition to weapons check before going onto the field might be in order also.
Both sites' and organizers' preparations were very well done, making the weekend even more enjoyable for all. Thankyou.
If only the weather were better.....
Kim Lundberg (British Native Allies)
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