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Wasaga Under Siege 2011 (Posted On: Saturday, July 09, 2011)

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Building on the huge success of past Wasaga under Siege events, the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada in partnership with the Town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario Parks and Nancy Island Historic Site look forward to hosting you once again from July 22nd to the 24th/2011. Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” will once again come to life as over 300 re-enactors will take part echoing history once again through the streets and waters of Wasaga Beach and Nancy Island Historic Site.

We have put together a great weekend for re-enactors and spectators alike!  Re-enactors will enjoy a safe Grand Encampment area on Historic Nancy Island, water, food, entertainment, drinks, souvenir and 4 battles including river battles will take place.  Activities and events will take place throughout the town of Wasaga Beach with parading, pillaging, cannons, muskets, longboats and voyageur canoes.  We will be using all our talents and proven Wasaga under Siege 1812 hospitality to make sure all re-enactors & participants feel welcomed and satisfied that it was worth the trip.

Wasaga Beach, Ontario as many of you already know host the longest fresh water beach in the world and attracts thousands of tourist each day to its beaches and attractions.  Re-enactors and their families will have the opportunity to enjoy the historical components of the event as well as the beach and modern attractions such as shopping, restaurants, waterslides, midway, paintball and other attractions to numerous to mention.

Merchants, blanket traders and artisans are welcomed free of charge and the musical line-up for the evening hospitality features Backroads, and Caber Toss.

All re-enactors who portray any aspect of the War of 1812 are welcomed to participate.  They can include – British and American Regulars or Militia including Civil War re-enactors portraying American Militia, Navy Personnel, Cannon Crews, Natives, Voyageurs and Men, Women & Children civilians. 

Sunday morning will also feature the Redcoat Iron-man and Iron-women contest that has proven to be a popular event not only to participate in, but to watch as well, with prizes going out to the winners.

If you are registering on-line please register individually or as an immediate family unit.  No group registrations will be accepted unless pre-approved.  This gives us a more accurate number for logistics, food and actual people attending and camping on the island. For more information visit our website

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