Re: Re: The War of 1812 Bicentennial

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brian_toronto
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Brian: As a Canadian and a historian, I'd love to see some pics if you manage to make it out to the events! Out here in AB, the 1812 celebrations aren't very big. In fact I don't think there are any, which makes sense because the war wasn't fought out west! I'll be in Ottawa for Sept. but unable to make it south to Toronto-area, so if you get any pics please post them!Mick: "The Americans think they won it, the Canadians think they won it, and we didn't know we fought it" HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA ... very true!!! But the Canadians (with British help) did win the war of 1812... just so we're clear! ;)

Will do Diane!  Links to a bunch of things as below, in advance:http://war1812celebrations.ontariofestivalsvisited.ca/And it wouldn't be fair if we did not acknowledge the help of Tecumseth and the native peoples in winning the war.  Michigan was so close to becoming their home territory.  History, and the modern day, could have been very different...!

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