St. Joseph Island Gathering: A Festival of Cultural Alliances - Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site & Richards Landing, ON. - Looking for Participants
- Hi Everyone,
I was asked to forward this information on to the list and if
you are interested in attending please contact Carol Trainor event organizer
directly at stjoeadmin@... .
David J. Brunelle, OCT
The Township of St. Joseph and Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site
welcome you to a historical, musical, cultural and military
extravaganzacalled Island Gathering: A Festival of Cultural Alliances.
Over two days and at two locations, enjoy massed pipe bands, highland
dancing, period music, British soldier re-enactments, a Metis encampment,
Voyageur demonstrations, paddling competitions, military displays, food, fun
and festivities all done up in 1812 style.
Proposed Saturday, August 24, 2013
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site, 11 - 5 and Richards Landing
Centennial Grounds 4 - 10
Gathering of mass pipe bands, opening parade to Chimney and welcome with the
cannon. Wreath laying and moment of silence following pipe parade around
the access road. Canoes in the harbour / backdrop.
Metis camp set up with dancing, fiddling, music. First Nations singers and
drummers (invited) performing throughout the day.
Highland dancers, merchandise vendors, military muster / drills, cannon
ongoing, food booths.
Alexander MacKenzie character portrayal by 1812 Animated.
Talks / presentations throughout the day in the theatre: Alexander
MacKenzie and the role of the 49th of Foot at the Fort.
Historic Canoe contingent to paddle to the WI Park, Richards Landing.
Move to Richards Landing in afternoon, events taking place from 4 to 10 p.m.
- Pipe band performances, highland dancing, 1812 encampment, Metis
- 49th Field Regiment demonstration of current activities
- Historic military vehicle display
- Concert: Muddy York and O'Schraves play on small stage at 8 p.m.
- Beer gardens and Scotch nosing
Canoe races and demonstrations at Richards Landing WI Park.
Overnight encampment for re-enactors, courier du bois and voyageurs.
Sunday, August 25: Richards Landing 10 - 3: 1812 British encampment,
military exhibits, drill and musters, voyageur and Metis demonstrations,
period vendors and music. Food booths open.
Carol O. Trainor, A.M.C.T.
The Township of St. Joseph
1669 Arthur Street, Box 187
Richards Landing, Ontario
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