Toronto APUG August Meetup(s)

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  1. CGW

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    OK, after July's series of great meet-ups(edit, guess they're weren't any, right?), maybe we can try for something this month. C'mon not everybody's at the bloody cottage or in London at the Olympics!
     
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    Gary, my problem is not to attend but to find a place worth the effort. Count on me.
     
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    Thanks, Mihai. I'm sure we can come up with something interesting.
     
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    August 12th - the Seige of Fort Erie
    All this takes place at Old Fort Erie ( http://goo.gl/maps/QH9VF ), 350 Lakeside Road, Fort Erie, ON

    If you stay outside the fort, and just wander the camps/watch the demos, it's free! I'll be there, but shooting in a different capacity as a soldier in the Crown Forces (60th Regiment of the foot). Lots of see, and photograph, large format shooters (or even wet-plate) will probably be able to get some fantastic portraits of people in period dress.

    10am - Fort and Camp open to the public
    11am - Major Buck's Surrender - Stars and Strips Run Up (the 60th doesn't usually participate in this battle, but that could change this year, we usually just drill).
    12 noon - Uniforms of the War of 1812 (Inside the Fort)
    1pm - British Artillery demo
    2pm - Battle - Tactical demonstration, using techniques from the Battle of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane
    3pm - Camp Displays
    4pm - US Artillery Demo
    6pm - Fort and Camps closed to public
    8pm - Battle - Drummond's Night Assault - this is the big one, lots of pyro and action. Mostly we'll die like dogs.