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The Re-enactors

More than 200 re-enactors and other individuals helped bring history to life in Canada: A People's History.

Groups including the Butler's Rangers (based in Ontario), the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Montreal's Fraser Highlanders participated in recreations from 1680's New France to the Fenian Raids of 1866. These groups and others specialize in re-enacting the exploits of different military regiments, reproducing exact uniforms and acquiring muskets, tents and other period equipment -- much of which appears in the series.

Re-enactment groups and other organizations participating in the series include:

  • Butler�s Rangers
  • The Canadian Volunteers
  • Compagnies franches de la marine
  • The 41st Regiment of Foot
  • The Fraser Highlanders
  • The Glengarry Light Infantry
  • The Grenadier Company of the 40th Foot
  • The Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
  • The King�s Regiment in the Canadas
  • King's Royal Regiment of New York
  • The Norfolk Militia
  • Queen�s Cowboys
  • Roger�s Rangers
  • The Royal Fusiliers
  • The Royal George
  • The Royal Newfoundland Regiment
  • The Royal Scots
  • 16th US Infantry
  • Société de reconstitution historique du Québec:
  • Milice de Chambly and
  • Garnison du Fort de Chambly
  • 25th US Infantry
  • Shooting the Battle of the Plains of Abraham
    Shooting the Battle of the Plains of Abraham

    About 100 re-enactors participated in reconstructing the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, playing both English and French soldiers.

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For director Laine Drewery the re-enactors contributed a great deal to the making of the series.

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