Immediate Release

Ottawa, Ontario – February 9, 2016 Parliament Hill War of 1812 Monument.

We are pleased to announce that for 2016, the Recreated 100th Regiment has been authorised to conduct interpretation activities on Parliament Hill at the War of 1812 Monument.

On Saturdays from mid-May to end of August, visitors to the monument will be greeted by members of the 100thRegiment dressed and equipped in a manner that accurately reflects the original regiment that fought during the War of 1812.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for the regiment.” says William Sinka 100th Regt. Historical Society President “It’s a great privilege for us to be at the War of 1812 Monument on Parliament Hill and to be able to share our love of history with visitors from all over the world.”

Along with information on the War of 1812, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the figures represented on the monument and the war’s influence on both Confederation and the development of Ottawa. There will also be demonstrations of early 19thcentury military drill and music.

“It will be a very busy summer for us as we are also continuing our musket firing demonstrations and lectures at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa Locks just like last year” Sinka said.

About the 100th Regiment of Foot: Established in 2013, the 100th Regiment of Foot is an historical interpretation program based in Ottawa, Ontario that recreates the 100th (H.R.H. The Prince Regent’s County of Dublin) Regiment. The regiment was raised in Ireland and served in Canada from 1805 to 1818 playing an important role during the War of 1812. The recreated regiment is composed of volunteers that take part in a variety of community events throughout the year with much of the summer spent at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa Locks.

Connection with Ottawa: In 1818, many of the disbanded members of the 100thRegiment chose to stay in Canada. Of those who decided to stay, a large portion took their land grants in a new military settlement establishing the Village of Richmond which is now part of the City of Ottawa. These new settlers landed near the area where the Canadian War Museum now stands and setup camp. There they left their families and proceeded towards their new settlement cutting the Richmond Road.