1812 event seeking re-enactors

David J. Brunelle, Co-ordinator Historical Displays/Exhibits for Tall Ships 1812 in Midland and Penetanguishene Ontario is seeking re-enactors, artisans, entertainers, and historical displays for the event to be held August 24-25, 2013.

David J. Brunelle writes:


The Southern Georgian Bay region will play host to a vast array of events, activities and projects from 2013 to 2014 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, focusing on our region’s rich military and marine heritage. The highlight for 2013 will be the return of Tall Ships® to the Southern Georgian Bay region as part of the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour. The ports of Penetanguishene and Midland will be hosting up to as many as 10 Tall Ships® on August 24th and 25th as part of a Pan Provincial event that will travel throughout Ontario during the summer of 2013, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

The Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene are looking to host an early 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment in conjunction with this two day TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour event and are looking specifically looking for the following:

British & American Military Units, Individuals & Encampments

Long Boat Crews and Boats with Cannons/Naval Encampments

Fife and Drum Groups
Period Demonstrators, Artisans, Entertainers and Merchants
Native, Voyageur, Buckskinner Units, Individuals & Encampments
Artillery Crews and Cannons/Artillery Encampments

If you have a special unique 19th century talent not listed above we would also like to hear from you!

This is a paid event for all participants and you will be compensated for attending and providing wholesome education and public orientated programming. A reminder that this event is a little different from normal re-enactments as all participants are being compensated for attending and during the event you are required to cater and interact with the public. First person interpretations and historical portrayals are stressed and encouraged as much as possible.

If you are available to attend the event please submit a proposal with the following information from you or your unit/group:

  1. Name, Address, Postal Code, Phone Number and E-mail address
  2. A description of what you have to offer in regards to talent, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment, encampments etc.
  3. Any promotional materials, pictures, website addresses, flyers, cd, etc. promoting yourself or your group
  4. How many performances, interpretations, and presentations you would perform if applicable.
  5. How much it would cost for participating in this two day event.

Please submit your proposals to David J. Brunelle at:

Email - davidbrunelle@rogers.com

Please submit proposals as soon as possible the Committee will be making decisions on an ongoing basis as to which proposals we will be accepting for the event. I thank you all in advance for submitting your proposals as you are more than aware that all  proposals submitted may not be selected for the event.

We look forward to receiving everyone's proposals and if you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime!

David J. Brunelle
Co-ordinator Historical Displays/Exhibits
TALL SHIPS® 1812 – Midland & Penetanguishene