Voyageur Winter Carnival – Almost 500 Shots Fired!

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The CCV was pleased, once again to participate in FWHP’s Voyageur Winter Carnival.  Our shooting booth was well attended by almost 1 out of every 10 of the over 5000 visitors to the Fort over the three days the carnival was held, February 16th to 18th, 2013.

It’s hard to find a better place to spend time in the out of doors on the Family Day Weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides getting to shoot a musket, guests were also invited in to the Armour’s Shop to see our display and enjoy the fire.

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Lakehead University Visit

CCV members delivered a ‘hands on’ session about the War of 1812 for Professor David Ratz’s Canadian History Class at Lakehead University on February 15th 2013. Professor Ratz did a brief introduction and a question and answer session took place for 1 1/2 hours. We had an enthusiastic reception.

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Living Canada’s history today – it’s a thrill!

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2013 Mess Dinner

On February 9th 2013, members of the CCV and honoured guests assembled for our (sometimes) annual Mess Dinner.  With all customs and traditions observed, procedures were followed before, during and after dinner to ensure the enjoyment of all present.

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Things done with intention and purpose take time, but they are worth it.  The CCV extends our thanks to all who participated.

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December 2012 Issue of Kayak takes a look at the War of 1812

Kayak is the version of Canada’s History Magazine (formerly, “The Beaver”) for kids.  The historic Canadian Corps of Voyageurs gets honourable mention of page 27 – check it out here.

Lovers of history should visit Canada’s History website often, and the CCV suggests we all especially check out the War of 1812 Special Features where several articles, and links to reading lists as well as other informative resources may be found.

Read about it and celebrate – it’s your history, Canada.