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RE: Colonial Sailor Program 1812 Bicentennial Planning: Update

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  • David Brunelle
    Looks Great! Anything I can do to help please let me know! David J. Brunelle, OCT Project Director Southern Georgian Bay War of 1812 Committee 705-716-7124
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      Looks Great! Anything I can do to help please let me know!



      David J. Brunelle, OCT

      Project Director

      Southern Georgian Bay

      War of 1812 Committee

      705-716-7124



      From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Victor Suthren
      Sent: September-16-10 4:18 PM
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: navalestablishments@...; GRAEME.ARBUCKLE@...
      Subject: Colonial Sailor Program 1812 Bicentennial Planning: Update





      To: 1812 Naval and Military Re-enactors
      From: Captain (Navy) Victor Suthren, Project Head, Colonial Sailor Program,
      Directorate of Naval History and Heritage, Ottawa.
      Subject: 1812 Bicentennial Planning: Update

      "Canada's Navy Then: Canada's Navy Now"

      On behalf of the Director, Naval History and Heritage (DNHH), I am pleased
      to report that the Colonial Sailor Program (CSP) of the Directorate of Naval
      History and Heritage of the Canadian Navy, is now developing adjusted plans
      for the likely events it proposes to initiate, design and carry out in
      support of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, under the theme 'Canada's
      Navy Then: Canada's Navy Now'. These financially supported activities (as
      per Halifax in 2009, involving rations, quarters and other amenities
      including contracts for unit/boat/gun appearances), involving support for
      both individual and unit sea and land re-enactors and replica vessels of
      various types, will compliment or supplement participation that may occur of
      modern Canadian naval assets and personnel in the Bicentennial, as and when
      consistent with budget needs and operational requirements. The general dates
      (if now known) and locations for these are listed below. Events marked with
      an asterisk (*) are the major focus events. Canadian, British, and American
      re-enactors, boats, crews, units and guns of sufficient merit and
      suitability will be invited to participate.

      2011

      The School of the Sailor*, Kingston, Ontario (June 10-12). Weekend event,
      heavily focused on the seamanship skills the Bicentennial events will
      require. Boats, boats' crews, and individual re-enactors will be involved.

      2012

      Salute to the King's Port*, Kingston, Ontario (June; date TBD). Weekend
      event, with sea and shore operations, naval boats' crews, invited military
      units, encampment, tactical maneuvering scenario involving US and
      British-flagged small craft and larger vessels, assault landing and
      US-British land skirmish. Parade and ceremonial presentation to Kingston
      civic dignitaries, "Up Spirits!" and a range of social activities. Planned
      cooperation with Fort Henry National Historic Site (TBD). Leads into "Escape
      of the Royal George" later event at the beginning of July.

      The International 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration, Toronto Harbour, Ontario
      (Labour Day weekend). Weekend event. Participation level to be determined

      2013

      The William Howe Mulcaster Voyage* to the Battle of Crysler's Farm, Kingston
      to Morrisburg (week-long event, mid-July). Departure of longboats and crews,
      with escorting schooner, from Kingston to carry out week-long descent of the
      St Lawrence, visiting communities on the way, ending at (and participating
      in) the 200th anniversary Battle of Crysler's Farm re-enactment, Morrisburg,
      Ontario.

      2014

      The Miller Worsley Voyage* to Wasaga Under Siege, Penetanguishene to Wasaga
      beach (week-long event, midsummer date TBD). Departure of longboats and
      crews, with escorting schooner, from an encampment at Discovery Harbour,
      Pednetanguishene, via encampments on Christian Island First Nations
      Reservation (TBD) and the mainland, to Wasaga Beach/Nancy Island, ending at
      (and participating in) the Wasaga Under Siege event, Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

      Yours aye

      Victor Suthren

      Captain(Navy)
      Project Head
      Colonial Sailor Program
      DNHH

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