Unlike in previous years, this year the Lantern Tour did not end up being our last official event of the season, we added one more event to the calendar to commemorate Remembrance Day out at Fort Rodd Hill.
Puttees, also known as leg wraps, have been worn in various forms since antiquity. Every possible manner of wrapping them has already been invented. However, those re-enactors that don't have somebody to show them how to do it, end up having to figure it out for themselves with varying degrees of success...
For all who might be interested...
The Western Front Association - Pacific Coast Branch, an organization dedicated to educating the public and maintaining an interest in the history of the Great War (WW1), is holding their annual series of seminars in early March 2017 at the Bay Street Armoury.
For more information, either follow the link to their website above, or you can click on the image below to be taken directly to their pdf registration form as well as all the information about the upcoming seminar program.
VEMRA once again held it's annual, and very popular, one night only fundraiser of amateur dramatics on the last Saturday of September.
This year, as with most years there were four skits presented. Each was stationed in a different area of Fort Rodd Hill.
And despite facing stiff competition from the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Victoria, and less than ideal weather conditions, it still ended up being a very successful night.