Bicentennial Military Re-enactment Weekend - July 13-14, 2013
Bicentennial Military Re-enactment Weekend
July 13-14, 2013
To commemorate the Bicentennial of the historic "Battle that Saved Canada" -- when Lt.Col Joseph W. Morrison's 1200-man "Corps of Observation" defeated an American army three times its size -- we invite you to take part in a spectacular weekend reliving these momentous times near Upper Canada Village on 13-14 July 2013.
Over 500 living history reenactors representing naval, artillery, band and infantry units from across Canada and the US will converge on the Crysler's Farm Battlefield Memorial grounds to take part in 3 battle reenactments, a regency ball, and historically accurate portrayals of crafts, sports, military, merchants and civilian life of the War of 1812-1815 period.
A signature Eastern Ontario bicentennial event in 2013, the event will provide families, children and history enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to experience the attitudes and spirit of the times by attending expert presentations, participating in militia musters, learning the rules of period cricket and taking part in English country dancing. Visit a military surgeon's tent where he operates on wounded soldiers between the battle re-enactments. Hear the piercing notes of First Nations battle cries, the roar of cannons and the sounds of a victory parade, as you too ,will step back into these turbulent times.
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The Bicentennial Commemorative Ceremony on 11 November
On November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm, on the actual 200th anniversary date of the historic Battle of Crysler's Farm, we will hold a sombre service of remembrance at the Battlefield Memorial to mark the events that turned aside the largest American invasion of the Canadas during the war. Join us, 1812 re-enactors and modern day reserve regiments in preserving the memory of our forefathers who fought for our homeland.