The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Living History Association (RNRLHA) portrays soldiers and civilians involved in the War of 1812. The portrayal is a form of “living history”, by which we reproduce the past in appearance and behavior in order to better understand history. Our primary impression is a company in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (Skinner’s Company) within the Crown Forces, but we also portray a detachment of the U.S Marines (Niagara Detachment), as well as non-military civilians of the period. Members of the group attend a wide range of activities pertaining to the War of 1812 period:
• Battle Reenactments
• Commemoration ceremonies
• Community education events
• Period-themed social activities, such as dances.
I'm Interested. What's My First Step?Please email us at email@example.com or fill out the contact form below. We’re happy to hear from you.
What about women and/or families?We are gender inclusive, happy to welcome women in our firing line and/or in our camping activities. We can arrange roles for children.
What Will It Cost?We are happy to loan you a uniform, kit, and musket, to give you a chance to try out the hobby. Members can then offer advice about purchase costs.
But I don’t know anything.We’ll teach you the necessary field training, including musket maintenance and firing, and ensure you will be safe on the field.
What’s the time commitment?This will vary with your own schedules and what you can manage. In the summer months, there is a major event, one weekend a month. Attendance is voluntary, and good group representation is encouraged.
Where do members live?We are primarily from Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, and the Niagara Peninsula.
Uniform and KitIf you are interested, we will loan you a group uniform, kit and musket while you try out the hobby. When you are ready, we will happily consult with you on any items you wish to purchase.
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