Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wasaga Under Siege Update

Wasaga under Siege - “A War of 1812 Experience”
July 22nd, 23rd, 24th /2011
2011 Highlights

·        Nancy Island Historic Site New Welcome Centre.
·        Website Update
·        Battle Location Changes
·        River Run Event – Looking for Boats, Canoes & Participants.
·        New Coordinator of Naval Activities
·        Book Releases and Signings
·        Invitation to Tea

Just a quick reminder that Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” is approaching fast.   Please review the information that has been provided and if you have not registered yet I encourage you all to do so ASAP.  Visit our website at .  There are also some changes and new things happening this year and if you have any questions please let me know. 
          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, Ontario Parks and Nancy Island Historic Site look forward to hosting you once again from July 22nd to the 24th/2011. Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” will once again come to life as over 300 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 battles scenarios.  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.
          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, Navy Personnel, Cannon Crews, Natives, Voyageurs and Men, Women & Children civilians.  Re-enactors who wish to bring cannons, bateaus and canoes can negotiate with me for travel, haulage or powder compensation.  Merchants, blanket traders and artisans are welcomed to attend free of charge.
          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 numbers for logistics, food and actual people attending and camping on the island.

New Welcome Centre – Nancy Island Welcome Centre

Ontario Parks is excited to announce that Nancy Island Historic Site will have a brand new 3000+ square foot Welcome Centre opening this summer. This new building will become a focal point for Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and certainly help draw visitors to Nancy Island as we gear up for the bicentennial.

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