The 100th Regiment of Foot provides a unique opportunity to experience history in Ottawa. We are always looking for talented men and women looking who are for a challenge to interested in being a part of recreating the regiment.
Who Can Enlist?
All able-bodied men and women with a positive attitude and willing to take on the challenge may enlist portraying either a soldier or musician.
No previous military or historical interpretation experience necessary and no equipment needed to start.
Types of Enlistment
- Regular Member: Open to adults of all ages.
- Youth Member: Open to both men and women between 12 and 25 years of age. See the Young Interpreters Program.
- Student Member: Summer enlistment for a period of between 6 weeks and 16 weeks for students between 15 and 30 years of age. See paid summer position.
The regiment currently has members ranging in age between 13 and 65.
Members who are at least 18 years of age may participate fully in regimental activities. Those between 12 to 17 years of age have some restrictions and must have parental approval to join.
What Role Can I Take?
We are primarily recruiting soldiers and musicians however please let us know if you are interested in taking on another sort of role such as a surgeon, craftsman, or camp follower.
Soldier: You wear a red coat with deep yellow facings on the collar and cuffs and are equiped with a 3rd Land Pattern Musket and a bayonet. You will learn the British foot and arms drill of the Napoleonic period and how to handle and safely fire a musket.
Fifer or Drummer: You wear a deep yellow coat with red facings on the collar and cuffs and carry a sword. You will play a variety of music including military marches and line infantry duty calls.
Bugler: You wear the same red coat as the rest of the soldiers and carry a sword. You play light infantry duty calls and military bugle marches.
As a musician you will play the regiment’s duty calls and a variety of popular music from the period.
Training and Activities
The regiment is active from February to the end of November.
Training is scheduled on a regular basis mostly on Saturday afternoon 1:30pm to 4pm.
Summer activities for members are normally held on Saturdays on Parliament Hill and at the Rideau Canal's Ottawa Locks from 1pm to 4pm. Members are always welcome to join the summer student interpreters between 930am to 5pm on any day they are working.