Saturday, August 04, 2012

War of 1812 Great Lakes Ontario Waterways

Roots To Boots Amherstberg (Aug 3, 4) 

Step back in time as Amherstburg transforms into an 1812 setting with a modern twist! Military Heritage Days, Contemporary Concerts, First Nations presentations, Genealogy & Ancestry, Children’s Pavilion, Period costumed re-enactors on every corner! Catch a glimpse of Chief Tecumseh, General Brock or a one of the gallant women who cooked up a storm for the soldiers on an open hearth. Your 1812 weekend comes to life! Wear your period dress to all the events. See Roots to Boots, Stay in Windsor Ontario hotels for best deals


Pariliament Hill Commemorates War of 1812 Aug 9-11

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 3, 2012) – From August 9 to 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. on Parliament Hill, the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard will host the 16th annual Fortissimo celebration. The theme of this year’s show is the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  See more on Ceremonial Guard.  Book Ottawa Hotels Best Deals

Flight of the the Royal George Re-enactment June 29-July 1

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In November of 1812 a fleet of American ships pursued the mighty Royal George.  At 96 feet in length, the Royal George was Lake Ontario's flagship for the Provincial Marines. Built in Kingston three years before, the Royal George was armed with 22 32-pounder artillery guns.This featured re-enactment takes place over the 2012 Canada Day Weekend between Bath located on Lake Ontario in the Land of Lakes and Kingston (once the capital of Canada) Land of Lakes-Bath to Kingston. Stay in Kingston area hotels



Kingston Ontario War of 1812 Quilt Competition June 8-10

As part of Quilts Kingston 2012, The Limestone Quilters Guild and The Kingston Heirloom Quilters have challenged their members to  interpret " 1812 "  in  a small wallhanging ( no larger than 100 inches in perimeter)  These will be displayed and judged by viewers at the Quilt Show and Sale.
The Show will also featured hundreds of quilts and wallhangings, showcase artist Kathy Wylie , a large Quilters' Boutique, Merchant's Mall and a Lunchroom  There will be embroidery, rughooking and quilting displays as well as advice on the Care and Repair of quilts and a Lunchroom. Stay in Kingston area hotels
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