The Rick Mercer Report

Monday, July 12, 2010

MIlitary Muster August 14-15 2010

The 2010 Southern Ontario Military Muster!
The Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village has scheduled a two-day military event to be held 14 -15 August 2010. This public two-day event will showcase the tools that past and current generations have used to protect our freedom. Although this focus is on WW2 and later, there will no doubt be reinactors from 1812 and WW1 as well. Planned events are drive-bys to exhibit the various vehicles with an MC describing the vehicle to the public. There will be tactical demonstrations from section to platoon to joint attacks. There will be an encampment for both allied and axis participants an opportunity to advertise your organization and there will be an active flea market. This is the first event of this kind in the area and with the proximity of our US allies it will prove to be quite an experience.
The CTMHV location is ideal for such an event. Situated on a 100 acre property with all the amenities to accommodate large crowds, the museum actually hosts a big Harley Owners' Group (HOG) weekend gathering, two car shows each year which draw up to 600 show vehicles and 3,500 plus spectators, in addition to flea markets, antique shows, auctions, rock 'n' roll outdoor shows and weekly cruise-ins. The site has a 50's Diner, gift shop, museum, historic village, stand alone bathroom facilities with hot showers, a village kitchen and a large covered pavillion, BBQ and bond fire facilities and a great camping site bounded by 14 wineries and many quaint bed and breakfast locations. The most recent car show in September 2009, included for the first time a host of WW2, Korea and modern military vehicles. The response was outstanding. It is as a result of the feedback received that we are organizing this international event.
The planning of this event and the choice of dates is no coincidence. Just one week after this event, just 15 miles away, the Windsor International Air Show will take place on August 21 and 22 and is expected to draw up to 40,000 spectators and showcase many aircraft from WW2 up to the present along with several other world class performers. This will be another opportunity to showcase hardware.
It is hoped that you will plan to participate in this event. If you require any further information please feel free to contact myself or Mickey Moulder.
Mike Timoshyk
The Windsor International Air Show will be there selling tickets for the Air Show.
See you soon.
Sounds of Freedom are all over the place!