Wasaga under Siege 2010 Registration
Please read carefully the
following information as new information has been added and updated.
Please print off a copy of what you feel is relevant including your
registration and take it with you to the event. We are trying
to cut down on the amount of paper you receive at registration, and save
some trees as well!! Also,
if you know of people that are coming and do not have e-mail please pass
this information along to them!
Also if you have
pre-registered online and are no longer attending please inform me
in order to better plan for logistical items especially provided meals.
– When you arrive please park your vehicle temporarily in the parking
lot and inform the park staff or volunteers manning the gate or the
front desk that you are a re-enactor and are looking for the
registration tent. They
will instruct you to proceed over the bridge to the island and the first
large marquee tent you see should be the registration tent. If
you have pre-registered and filled out your form completely you will be
instructed to work down the table and receive your registration package
and kit. If you have not
pre-registered you will have to fill out a registration form.
make sure you provide documentation of your 3rd person
liability insurance coverage information as no re-enactor will be
allowed to participate in the event without it.
Whether you are in the battles or just a camp follower (including
children), you must have coverage.
House or car insurance is not 3rd person liability
insurance and you are taking a big risk if you are relying on the fact
that it is. For those
re-enactors who do not have 3rd person liability insurance,
temporary coverage for the event is available for $5.00 a person or
$20.00 per immediate family.
We are asking that every
re-enactor, group or unit bring a gift for the re-enactors appreciation
draw that will take place on Sunday morning.
We are asking that the gift/prize reflect the history of your
hometown, re-enactment group/unit or just historical in general.
Each re-enactor will receive a complimentary draw ticket at
registration and tickets will be drawn starting at 9:00am at the main
stage. You must be present
with your ticket to claim your prize.
Those who donate prizes please make sure you mark somewhere on
the item who donated it and where it came from.
Prize items may be dropped off at the registration tent anytime
before Sunday morning at 9:00am.
are not allowed on the island during the Wasaga under Siege encampment
and event for both re-enactors and public.
We have had to deal with many situations over the past few years
regarding pets and have decided the liability risk is too high.
Please make other arrangements for your pets if you were
intending on bringing them to the Wasaga under Siege and apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause.
We will once again be
asking re-enactors to volunteer some time to act as sentries on the
bridge to interact with the public.
Sentry duty is open to any male or female adult re-enactor who is
in period clothing. We will
also have some redcoats, headgear and muskets available for those who
wish to look more official during sentry duty.
Times for sentry duty will be Friday – 10am-9pm, Saturday
10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Men and women dressed in civilian clothing are encouraged to
participate especially during battle event times.
The sign up sheet will be located in the registration tent for
minimum one hour blocks. I
would also like to thank everyone who volunteered their time last year
as sentries, it was greatly appreciated.
Please review our new Black
Powder, Tactical and Encampment Safety Guidelines as there have been
many changes and updates. All
firearms and artillery pieces will be inspected and approved prior to
participating in any tactical or demonstration.
Our new safety guidelines are available on-line via our website
and everyone including non-combatants are required to be familiar with
participants are reminded that only proper period attire is to be worn
at all times when the historic site is open to the public.
Re-enactors that are taking advantage of the beach area are
encouraged to minimize beach attire while on the island. We are also
asking everyone to refrain from drying beach attire including towels and
other non-period clothing on the fences or in other areas in clear view
of the public. Nancy Island is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm,
Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm during the
Over the past seven years
our committee has noticed that there has been an increase in re-enactors
bringing friends and family members who are not normally re-enactors or
belong to any re-enactment group. Many
of these potential re-enactors come as they are interested in perhaps
joining the hobby. However,
we have noticed that some have come strictly for the free accommodations
and use of the beach and the attractions it offers.
If you are planning on bringing friends and family who are not
re-enactors and who have no intention of dressing in period clothing or
participating in the event in some meaningful way, please have them find
other accommodations for the weekend.
Also all participants that are staying on the Island for the
weekend including non-re-enactor friends and family must have 3rd person
liability insurance coverage.
This year the
Friends of Nancy Island will once again be running a BBQ selling
sausages on a bun and hot dogs at the concession stand located at
Jacks’ Nasty Face Stage area. Help
support our event as all proceeds from the concession stand help offset
the expenses of Wasaga under Siege 2010. Pepsi is our official beverage sponsor for the event and we
will also have Pepsi products available for sale.
The concession stand will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
We are also asking
participants who are attending to save and bring in tabs off any
beverage cans to help raise dollars for wheelchairs.
They can be dropped of at the registration desk.
Wasaga under Siege 2010 is excited to announce that
a re-enactment of a convoy of voyageur canoes and longboats will be
re-enacting a trek of the Lower Nottawasaga River from Schooner Town
Park to Nancy Island Historic Site.
Local residents and spectators alike will have a great
opportunity to watch as hearty re-enactors experience the environment
and hardships that original native, voyageurs, sailors and soldiers
experienced firsthand as they paddled and rowed down this historic
waterway. Wasaga Beach residents, especially those who reside
along the river and other public spectators who show their loyalty to
King George III by cheering on our hearty crews, flying the British
colours or showing their loyalty in other forms will receive a token of
the King's appreciation in the form of a musket or cannon salute.
The flotilla will leave Schooner Town Park on Friday, July 23rd
at 2:00pm and make their down river to Nancy Island Historic Site for
who are interested in taking part in this river excursion should contact
David Brunelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
and specify whether you would like to take part as a paddler in the
canoes or a rower in the longboats.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own life jacket and
paddle if you have them as there will only be a limited amount of
As many of you are already aware, Wasaga Beach
offers a huge variety of attractions, activities, entertainment and
restaurants on top of the longest freshwater beach in the world.
For those participants who plan on arriving as early as Wednesday
and take advantage of these attractions, Wasaga Beach Paintball
Adventure Park has put together a great deal for you.
All participants who would like to attend Wasaga Paintball during
the event will receive free passes which include:
Full Day Field Admission
those who are interested, the committee is organizing a paintball war
amongst the re-eanctors and participants who would like to take part
Thursday. Team organized
play will go from 1:00pm till 4:00pm and for those who would like to
stay afterwards you are certainly free to do so.
Please contact David Brunelle via e-mail or at the event to sign
up for the organized paintball activities on Thursday and to reserve a
free pass. For more
information visit: www.wasagapaintball.com
Wasaga under Siege 2010 invites the ladies &
gentlemen of the Nancy Island Historic Site Grand Encampment to take tea
on Saturday, July 24th at 3:15pm in the hospitality tent hosted by the
ladies of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Please bring
your own tea cup, plate, spoon and chair.
To satisfy the appetites of our guests, we shall be serving
treats from the Georgian Period, baked by the finest camp followers of
the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. The afternoon will also
include a special presentation on a specific topic.
you would be attending, please send your compliments to Darlene
Kingstone at email@example.com
at your convenience. Children accompanied by an adult are also
welcome to attend as well.
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated
ceremony known as afternoon tea." (Henry James)
For those that have
requested and received permission to stay on the Island on Sunday night,
you must be packed up and off the Island by 10:00am on Monday before the
will not be provided anymore at Wasaga under Siege events as Ontario
Provincial Park by-laws have ruled straw as an extreme fire hazard.
Please make other arrangements for bedding if you planned on
50/50 tickets will also be
sold for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 to help offset cost of entertainment
and food for the event. The
50/50 ticket draw will be held at the end of the day on Sunday. Names,
addresses and phone numbers will be on the tickets and therefore you do
not have to be present to claim your prize.
Please check out who the
official sponsors of Wasaga under Siege 2010 are and where possible
support them by purchasing there products or services.
Also please inform them that you are part of Wasaga under Siege
in order to acknowledge that they are benefiting from sponsoring this
Once you have arrived and
officially registered the encampment co-ordinator will escort you and
show you where you will be setting up your tents.
Please try and use as minimal space as possible as it is an
island and space is at a prime. Spaces
will be filled on a first come first serve basis and saving or reserving
spots will not be tolerated if the space is needed.
No specific areas have been set up for different unit types,
however we will do our best to keep unit types together as best as
possible. Please try and
minimize your encampment as much as possible and sharing fly’s is also
Once you have familiarized
yourself to where you are setting up camp you may proceed back to your
vehicle and the loading and unloading area. Depending on the time of day, we are trying to reduce the
amount of vehicles and congestion on the island as there is only one
small bridge leading to it. All
re-enactors will be asked to unload your vehicles on the mainland and
flat top golf cars will be available to transport your equipment to your
camp site. In the case of sutlers, artisans and re-enactors with a huge
amount of equipment, exceptions will be made but must be pre-arranged or
approved by David Brunelle. Re-enactors
who are allowed to drive over to the island are ask to unload your
vehicle quickly and completely before beginning to set-up camp as only a
set number of vehicles will be allowed on the island at one time. Patience and co-operation are asked of all re-enactors as
this logistical component of the event will be very hectic, especially
during peak times.
and volunteers will once again be asked to park there vehicles at Wasaga
Plains Nordic Centre which is located on the other side of the river in
order to allow for more public parking during the weekend. Shuttle vans will be running back and forth on a regular
basis starting Thursday morning and running until Saturday at noon and
commencing once again at 4:00pm on Sunday.
Re-enactors and participants may also arrange transport to and
from Nancy Island Historic Site at the registration tent 24 hours a day
however emergencies will take precedence.
Those re-enactors and participants arriving prior to Thursday
will be asked to park your vehicles in the Nancy Island Parking lot and
then move them to Wasaga Nordic Centre before 10:00am Thursday morning.
Security will be provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Wasaga
Nordic Centre and the Nancy Island parking lots.
Any special arrangements for parking your vehicle the entire
weekend in the Nancy Island parking lot must be pre-arranged and
approved by David Brunelle.
ask that once you have parked your vehicle for the weekend that you try
and leave it parked for the weekend especially during the day. You
will be provided with large florescent parking passes that should be
kept on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times so park staff and
by-law officers know that your vehicle is part of Wasaga under Siege.
Make sure you fill out the parking pass and include your name and
this rule: If you have parked your vehicle on a paved surface you have
parked in the wrong place. Parking
tickets and towing may occur and there is nothing the Wasaga under Siege
committee can do to help you!
and Water are provided.
bags will also be given out at registration with the garbage drop off
area being at the foot of the bridge.
Garbage will be picked up each morning around 9:00am. Please have
any garbage materials dropped off before this time.
try and keep fire pits to a minimum and sharing fire pits with other
re-enactors is greatly encouraged.
Please save and replace the grass sod as to help lower the lawn
impact on the site. Please
remove garbage and metal before replacing the sod.
Also remember that no fires should be left unattended. Any fires left unattended will be immediately extinguished by
park staff or event volunteers.
& Sunday morning breakfast are provided as well as Saturday
evening’s dinner. Tickets
are needed for all meals.
no modern camping will be allowed on the historic property of Nancy
Island. Campgrounds may be located at www.wasagainfo.com
facilities are not available; however the world’s largest fresh water
beach is located only seconds away for a refreshing swim.
will be modern washroom facilities available on the mainland just inside
Nancy Island’s Gatehouse/Store with plenty of old reliable portable
toilets located on the island just behind the main stage area.
information, questions, directions and emergencies, the registration
tent or Nancy Island Gatehouse/Store is the place to go.
first aid station will be on-site 24 hours a day starting Friday at
12:00pm and they will have a tent located beside the main stage near the
merchants, blanket traders, craftsman and artisans will be setup along
the main walkway and special events area.
Over 20 period merchants/blanket traders/demonstrators are
expected and shopping for period goods & services should be
10:30am the famous Redcoat Iron Man and Iron Women contest will take
place. Re-enactors wishing
to participate can sign up at registration and receive the guidelines
for the competition. Prizes
will be awarded to the top competitors in the men and women categories.
David J. Brunelle
Wasaga under Siege 2010