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Early in the War of 1812, it became apparent that the existing militia system was woefully inadequate for the defense of Upper Canada. To rectify this situation, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada passed an Act creating the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Volunteers from throughout the Province were to be formed into Battalions, and to serve for the duration of the war. The men received...
This past weekend, 2 small War of 1812 events occurred! Social distancing, and Covid protocols were in place. The Glengarry Pioneer Museum hosted in the east with members of The Incorporated Militia conducting displays and 684 km to the west in Wallacetown Ontario, Backus Paige Museum hosted light infantry style opposing lines! Both were small, well loved, local events, but it is a start! Hopefully more will follow in 2022!
Pictures c/o Steve Zronik, Darlene, Kate, Jacquie and Sabrina can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157719916798121
IMUC, IMAC, Campfollowers and The Nancy at Fort Willow Sept 11&12, 2021
Usually around the end of September we participate in The Festival at Fort Willow. It is organized by the Friends of Fort Willow. About 800 – 1000 grade 7 & 8 students participate in the 20 plus stations which have an 1812 theme! 2020 and 2021’s Festivals were put on hold due to COVID.
The Friends of Fort Willow have organized several weekends where different festival participants can come and set up. This was done to allow filming for a video presentation for the students this year.
This weekend was our turn as well as the Nancy’s! Boy was it good to get back under canvas with friends we have only seen on ZOOM for the last year!!
We won’t mention the Royal Newfoundland Regimental “chair incident”!
Photos c/o of the Campfollower Cams can be found at; http://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157719822057494
Thanks Jacquie, Carol, Darlene, Kate for the pictures!