1. Corps des Voyageurs: Soldiers in Capotes


    from Virginia Barter / Added

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    Written by Virginia Barter Performed by actor John Huston with original music and performance by the Métis Fiddler Quartet Commissioned for the City of Toronto's Bicentennial Commemoration. World Premiere performance June 21, 2013 at Fort York Historic Site in Toronto. Filmed by Virginia Barter (All rights reserved.) Synopsis: In 1812, the North West Company had a great deal at stake, with hostilities looming between Britain and the United States. Mackinac Island, the US island fortress guarding the entrance from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, was the key to controlling the upper Great Lakes fur trade country. In General Isaac Brock's own words, "Unless Detroit and Michilimackinac be both in our possession at the commencement of hostilities, not only Amherstburg but mostly probably the whole country, must be evacuated as far as Kingston." With the support of William McGillivray, governor of the NWC, the Métis Corps des Voyageurs was created to capture and defend this vital strategic outpost. This story is told from the perspective of a voyageur. Along with British soldiers and First Nations allies, it would be the voyageurs who would play one of the most "unsung" and important roles, in this vital war effort.

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    • The Loxleys and the War of 1812 motion comic English language version


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      The best selling graphic novel has been adapted into a motion comic. America has declared war on Great Britain and launched an invasion of the Canadas. One family, peacefully farming in the Niagara region are caught up in the war. Historically accurate and a wonderful introduction to this chapter of history.

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      • The Loxleys and the War of 1812 motion comic, French language version.


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        The story of one Canadian family caught up in America's invasion of Canada.

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        • War Vet. Dedication Cermony


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          • Christopher T. George on the War of 1812


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            Local author Christopher T. George spoke to the Annapolis Chapter meeting of the Maryland Writers’ Association on May 15, 2013 on his life and successes as a writer, particularly his book Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay. His talk was at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD. For more information on the MWA, please visit: http://www.marylandwriters.org, http://annapolismwa.wordpress.com/ About the author: Christopher T. George was born in Liverpool, England in 1948. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near Johns Hopkins University with his wife Donna. Chris is the editor of the Journal of the War of 1812 and a co-editor of Loch Raven Review, an on-line quarterly literary magazine (http://www.lochravenreview.net/). He is featured in the History Channel’s “First Invasion: The War of 1812.” He is working with Dr. John McCavitt on a biography of Major General Robert Ross. See the website The Man Who Captured Washington – General Robert Ross (http://www.themanwhocapturedwashington.com/). He is historian for the Havre de Grace Bicentennial project and is an advisor to both the Maryland and Baltimore County Bicentennial projects. He regularly gives talks on the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region. Chris tweets at hashtag @cthompsongeorge This video captures most of the talk. I'm sorry but there were some technical problems, so the last 10-15 minutes or so was not captured. Video and editing by me.

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            • Save farmland and heritage sites from being destroyed by the Bradford Bypass and the 404!!!


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              About 1300 acres of prime farmland and some wetland will be destroyed by the Bradford Bypass (500 acres) and the 404 extension (800 acres). In addition the Lower Landing historic site rated in the upper 5% of national importance will be destroyed by the Bradford Bypass. This is also the site of a 6000 year old First Nations meeting and trading site known once as the Toronto Meeting Place. The eastern section of a 10,000 year old Paleo site is currently being destroyed by the 404. The destruction caused by these infrastructure projects is unnecessary and should be stopped by Premier Kathleen Wynne who is also the Minister of agriculture.

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              • The War of 1812


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                The show that captured Stratford now sets Toronto on fire.

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                • 1st Grenville Militia


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                  A number of residents of Leeds & Grenville Counties came together in Fall 2011 to form a re-enactment militia unit, The Grenville Militia. What started as a one-off amusement activity planned for celebrating the Bicentennial of the Spencerville Mill and commemoration of the War of 1812 has quickly turned into a new hobby for all members involved. Although they take Grenville Militia for their title, they can portray, as an event and the historical record require, any Upper Canada Militia unit for which they have the necessary clothing, equipment and narrative. For more info: http://www.grenvillemilitia.ca/recruiting/

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                  • Jean Baptiste Rousseau: First European in Oshawa


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                    Grant tells the story about Jean Baptiste Rousseau, Oshawa first visiter of European ancestry who fought and died at Queenston Heights in Canada during War of 1812

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                    • Battle of Lake Erie 2013 "Some Nights" Promo #BOLE2013 encoded Rev 4


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                      This promo is for the Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment that will be August 29-September 2 (www.battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com) part of the #battleoflakeerie celebration that spans August 28-September 10th in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. This video was shot late August of 2012 as part of Navy Week by Tom Whaley. The video was directed by Peter Huston, produced by FilmAffects and edited by Green Door Media.

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