Monday, July 1, 2013

Wasaga Beach ..Breakfast at the Beach July 11th ...Tall Ships Are Coming

Speaker –David Brunelle, Wasaga Under Siege 1812, Local Heritage & Community Partnerships
The Networking Committee for the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the speaker for our next ‘Breakfast at the Beach’ on Thursday July 11th at 7:00am-8:30am will be Dave Brunelle, Project Director Southern Georgian Bay War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee. The breakfast will be held at Wasaga Sands Golf Club, 10 Club Court, Wasaga Beach.
2013 will not only mark the 11th year that Wasaga under Siege has been entertaining and promoting heritage in the Wasaga Beach area, but it also marks the 2nd year of the 1812 Bicentennial. Dave will be informing the business community of the Bicentennial events taking place over the August 16th-18th week-end and the impact that these events have on the business community. The TALL SHIPS will be returning to the shores of Nottawasaga Bay as part of Wasaga under Siege 2013; they will be sailing past Beach Area 1&2 on the Friday evening. Wasaga under Siege “A War of 1812 Experience” allows the local community the opportunity to come together and commemorate its rich local history and in turn creates long-lasting sustainable community bonds through the promotion and preservation of local history. Wasaga under Siege brings culture and heritage alive in the Town of Wasaga Beach and its surrounding communities and brings thousands of tourists to the area each year.
Dave Brunelle is contracted as the Project Director for the Southern Georgian Bay War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee through the Ministry of Tourism and currently planning capital and special events for our region for 2012 to 2015. Dave is a certified occasional teacher with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School board and the Simcoe County School. He graduated from the University of Waterloo St. Jerome’s College, with a BA in history and attended teachers college at the University of Ottawa. He is also involved with living history and founded and operates the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada which is a not-for-profit registered charity.
The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Networking Committee are delighted to welcome Dave as our speaker for what we believe will be a very interesting and informative talk on the Bicentennial and the Tall Ships.
To confirm your attendance for this breakfast and to obtain more information, contact Trudie McCrea at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247.

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