Re-enacting is a fun hobby in which you can leave your modern life and its stresses behind while you take on the role of a soldier from over 200 years ago.
You do not need any previous military or historical interpretation experience and you do not need to own any equipment to join us. We will teach you everything you need to know and have spare uniforms and equipment to loan you to start.
Membership is open to adults of all ages. Anyone under 18 years of age must have parental approval to join. Generally we ask for at least 12 years old to be a musician and 15 years old to portray a soldier.
The first step is to contact us and we will invite you to attend a training session where you will have the opportunity to meet members of the regiment and learn some of the basics to see if this activity and the regiment is for you.
Student looking to volunteer to gain experience and to put what you learned in the classroom to use can apply to the Student Interpreter Program. Those looking for a paid summer job can apply on the Summer Enlistment page.
Training and Activities
The regiment is active from February to the end of November with training and events normally held on Saturdays 1pm to 4pm. Some events may occasionally fall on another day and can at times be a full weekend.
A $40.00 registration fee that covers insurance and other costs is due upon acceptance.
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.
As a regular member protraying a soldier, you will need to be able to take part in at least two training sessions from February to May and three events from June to September. Other members are required to attend more training essions and events. The corps of drums should expect to attend a pratice at least every two weeks, practice on their own several hours a week, and attend a good number of event days.
You will be assigned to either the grenadier or light infantry company depending on your interests, availability, and experience.
As a 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.
Corps of Drums
You portray a musician playing either a drum, fife, or bugle and play a variety of music including military marches and duty calls.
As a Fifer or Drummer, you wear a deep yellow coat with red facings on the collar and cuffs and carry a sword. During battle reenactments, you are assigned to either the grenadier or battalion company.
As a Bugler, you wear the same red coat as the rest of the soldiers and carry a sword. During battle reenactments, you are assigned to the light infantry company.