WASAGA UNDER SIEGE
 

Re-enactors Overview
Wednesday, July 21st/10 - Re-enactors Agenda
Thursday, July 22nd/10 - Re-enactors Agenda
Friday, July 23rd/10 - Re-enactors Agenda
Saturday, July 24th/10 - Re-enactors Agenda
Sunday, July 25th/10 - Re-enactors Agenda

Re-enactors Overview & Agenda – WUS 2010

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 23rd to the 25th/2010. 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 battles on 3 different battlefields including river battles.  Battles will be fought all over the town of Wasaga Beach with parading, pillaging, cannons, muskets, longboats and voyageur canoes.  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 their 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 musical line-up for weekend features Tamarack, Backroads, Caber Toss, the Zoom Daddys & On-gwe-ho-way.

            The Grand Encampment will also feature a Friday and Saturday evening self guided tour with snacks and drinks on sale as well.  The self guided tour will feature musket and cannon demonstrations, Dr. Quimby’s Medicine Show, Shaymus the Storyteller, Sutler Cyrus, Laura Secord, War of 1812 Surgeon, period music, merchants, sentries and much more!!  We will be looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of this self-guided 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, 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.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

David Brunelle
Co-ordinator
WUS 2010

 

Re-enactors Agenda - Wasaga under Siege 2010

   

Wednesday, July 21st 

·         12:00 noon - 9:00pm - Early Registration & set-up of period encampment. Location: Nancy Island Historical Site, Registration Tent. 

·         10:00am - 6:00pm - Nancy Island Historic Site open to the public.

Thursday, July 22nd     

·         12:00 noon – 11:00pm - Early Registration & set-up of period encampment. Location: Nancy Island Historical Site, Registration Tent.

·         9:00am to 12:00pm - Re-enactors Paintball Challenge

·         10:00am - 9:00pm - Nancy Island Historic Site open to the public. 

Friday, July 23rd 

·         10:00am – 11:00pm - Registration & set-up of period encampment.
Location: Nancy Island Historical Site, Registration Tent.

·         10:00am - 10:00pm - Nancy Island Historic Site open to the public.

·         2:00pm - 4:00pm - Re-enactment of River Trek Voyageur Canoes and Longboats from Schooner Town Park to Nancy Island Historic Site.

·         5:00pm - Officers meeting to review the battle tactics for the Skirmish in the Woods. Location: Hospitality Tent

·         6:15pm - American & British Troops & Allies prepare for battle.

·         6:30pm - Form up & Musket Safety Inspection - Safety Officer

·         7:00pm - 8:00pm - Skirmish in the Woods begins.

·         8:00pm to 10:00pm  - Battle Aftermath Grand Encampment

·         8:00pm - Open Stage Caber Toss & Guest

·         9:00pm  - Hospitality Tent Open

  Saturday, July 24th

·          8:00am - 9:00am - Breakfast Served - (Meal Tickets Needed)

·         8:00am - 12:00pm - Registration & set-up of period encampment. 
Location: Nancy Island Historic Site, Registration Tent.

·         10:00am - 11:00pm - Nancy Island Historic Site open to the public

·         11:00am - Officers meeting to review the battle tactics for the River Battle, the Americans have Landed Battle and Defending H.M.S. Nancy Battle. Location: Hospitality Tent

·         12:30pm - Longboats, canoes, cannons and other vessels prepare for Naval Battle

·         1:00pm - All vessels & cannon crews leave Nancy Island to set-up for the Gunboats on the River Battle. Vessels with masts will depart from marina.

·         1:00pm - American & British Troops & Allies prepare for battle.

·         1:15pm - Form up & Musket Safety Inspection - Safety Officer

·         1:30pm - American & British troops march through town to battlefield.

·         1:30pm - Gunboats on the River battle begins.

·         2:00pm - 3:00pm - The Americans have Landed Battle begins.  All gunboat vessels may continue to fight during the land portion of the battle.  Land troops if possible.

·         3:15pm - Invitation to Tea - Hospitality Tent - Hosted by I.M.U.C.

·         4:15pm - 6:00pm - Saturday Evening Feast - (Meal Tickets Needed)

·         6:00pm- Longboats, canoes, cannons and other vessels prepare for battle

·         6:15pm - All vessels & cannon crews leave Nancy Island to set-up for the battle. Vessels with masts will depart from marina.

·         6:15pm - American & British Troops prepare for battle.

·         6:30pm - American & British troops march through town to battlefield.

·         7:00-8:00pm - Defending H.M.S. Nancy Battle begins. 

·         8:00pm to 10:00pm  - Battle Aftermath Grand Encampment

·         8:00pm to 10:00pm Tamarack - Main Stage - Nancy Island Historic Site.  

·         9:00pm  - Hospitality Tent Open

Sunday, July 25th

·          8:00am - 9:00am - Breakfast Served - (Meal Tickets Needed)

·         9:00am - Re-enactors appreciation draw.  Must be present to claim prize.

·         10:00am - 6:00pm - Nancy Island Historic Site open to the public

·         10:30am - Redcoat Iron man & Iron women Competition.

·         11:30am - Officers meeting to review the battle tactics for Avenging H.M.S. Nancy Battle. Location: Hospitality Tent

·         1:00pm - American & British Troops & Allies prepare for battle.

·         2:00pm - 3:00pm - Avenging H.M.S. Nancy Battle begins.

·         4:30pm - Clean up and wrap-up begins. Vehicles are allowed on the historic site at this time. No exceptions will be made!!! Golf cars available to transport equipment for those wishing to leave earlier. Re-enactors wishing to stay over until Monday are welcomed; however have to be off the site by 10:00am.  Regular parking lot shuttles to and from Wasaga Nordic Trails Centre will begin at 4:00pm.

 

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