The Plains of Abraham are in New York?

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The Plains of Abraham are in New York?

I'm putting this in activism, because this is fucking ridiculous, and demands responses, imo!

 McGuinty nixes Ontario as site for Plains battle February 27, 2009

The Canadian Press
MONTREAL (Feb 27, 2009)

The organizer of this year's all-but-defunct Plains of Abraham battle re-enactment is infuriated with the premier of Ontario and blames him for having to move the event to the United States.

Cancelled amid angry calls from sovereigntists, who felt the planned re-enactment marking the historic Quebec City battle's 250th anniversary was an insult, the event was poised to be moved to Ontario. That's until Premier Dalton McGuinty told Radio Canada last week that he disapproved of having the battle take place in his province.

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Efforts are now under way to stage the event in upstate New York in the summer.

 

Yah, right! Can't disappoint the Brit tourists who want to see the redcoats win!

Even if no one in Canada wants to see it or hear about it.Yell

Why don't they friggen do it in Britain!

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Webgear

As of last night, the event was cancelled for this year. The event is not going to be held in New York State due coordinating issues at other sites.

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Webgear wrote:

As of last night, the event was cancelled for this year. The event is not going to be held in New York State due coordinating issues at other sites.

______________________________________________________________________________________________ We are like cloaks, one thinks of us only when it rains.

Good! Thanks for the info.

 

Webgear

Do believe other re-entactement events will now be protested?

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Webgear wrote:

Do believe other re-entactement events will now be protested?

______________________________________________________________________________________________ We are like cloaks, one thinks of us only when it rains.

I was wondering if the US reenacts the last Civil War battle, and the surrender, and I found out they did in 2001, but stopped a few years ago.

http://www.appomattox.com/html/reenactment.html

"Living history" is the trend now, without the battles. In fact, no battle reenactments are allowed in US national parks.

 This is what they do now:

April 04, 2009 – April 04, 2009
Appomattox History Week-end at Clover Hill Village

Rt. 627 River Ridge Road
Appomattox, VA 24522
434-352-8999
www.appomattoxhistory.org

Step back in time and enjoy living history at Clover Hill History Village. All buildings will be open and living history actors will be on site including General Robert E.Lee's Lieutenants. There will also be authors holding book signings, civil war reenactors, as well as representatives on site from the Museum of the Confederacy with a display. On Sunday April 5th there will be the 143rd annual memorial service held at the Confederate Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. including music, poetry, along with a speaker.

Reenactors are there, but there isn't the hype there was in 2001.


Appomattox Reenactment

There were no brass bands or drum rolls, no high-pitched rebel yells, only the shuffling of feet and the clinking of sabers and bayonets as crimson battle flags fluttered overhead at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

Marching together, an army of somber men in gray tramped down the gravel road of this tiny rural village in between long, blue ranks of federal troops. Though it was only a reenactment, some wept as Confederate soldiers did 125 years ago when they surrendered to Union forces, thus sealing the outcome of the Civil War.

I can see why they lost their taste for it. 

I can appreciate 'Living history' as a better approach than reenacting battles.

 Here's the juicy stuff from parliament ...

http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/article-308656-The-Plains-of-Abraham-c...

 

And the NP weighs in ...

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1329495

But the clincher was the 150 threats received by the 101-year-old commission, ranging from those plotting to throw golf balls at participants to warnings they would set fire to tents on the field. Good grief. The last thing you want in a mock re-enactment of a bloodfest is actual casualties.

 

And the Globe adds ... something ...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090227.wcomurph28/B...