The weekend of May 11th and 12th was a training weekend at FWHP for 15 members of Canadian Corps of Voyageurs and 11 local Militia Lake Superior Scottish Regiment and Thunder Bay garrison personal. The weather was wet and cold but was endured by all that attended. This event was in preparation for Stony Greek and Fort George battle re-enactments at the end of May and first part of June.
See our gallery for more pictures taken over the weekend.
As indicated on the Canadian Government’s War of 1812 website, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces have developed several War of 1812-themed initiatives to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. One of the key activities is the presentation of a War of 1812 Commemorative Banner, approved by Queen Elizabeth II, to CF units, formations and establishments whose heritage embraces service in the War of 1812, as well as First Nations and Métis communities identified by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
The banner was received locally by the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR) at the annual St Andrew’s Day Regimental Ball on 16 November 2012.
Members of the CCV were invited and honoured to attend this special and unique occasion.