1. Race The Air Force In Winnipeg
Canadians of every age and every speed are welcome to make the journey to Winnipeg this May to take part in the Royal Canadian Air Force run. There are several different distances and competitive options available, from half marathons to five-kilometre family fun runs and the best part is all of them take place on the 17 Wing Flight Line. In addition, the Canadian Snowbirds aerobatic team will be there to put on a show.
Royal Canadian Air Force Run
2. See The Canadian International Military Tattoo
Travel to Hamilton, Ont., early this summer to watch a stirring bicentennial-themed show based around military music, dancing, pipes and drums and displays. The tattoo will feature a commemoration of the Battle of Stoney Creek which took place in 1813. The show will also feature, all the way from England, The Anglian Regiment Band.
The 2013 Canadian International Military Tattoo
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ont.
3. Visit Halifax For A D-Day Commemoration
To mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Halifax Citadel will this year be staging a living history display featuring uniformed re-enactors, dioramas, models and authentic period vehicles. The event will last two days and is a must-see if you are in the area.
World War II D-Day Commemorative Display
4. See The Tall Ships On The St. Lawrence
As a part of the War of 1812 commemorations the riverside town of Brockville will be hosting 13 tall ships in its harbour this June. Not only will the historic ships be available for boarding, but they will be making afternoon sailings and evening dinner cruises during the festival.
Tall Ships Brockville
5. Don A Costume And Help Break A World Record
Why just watch the action when you can be a part of it? This year in Spencerville, Ont., there will be a heritage fair with a twist—an attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the most people in Regency and Napoleonic clothing. In addition, there will be workshops on various related topics, such as Duelling, Dying in Battle and What Honour Meant in 1812. For the Regency ladies, try Period Cooking or How to Become an Accomplished Lady.
Spencerville Heritage Fair