Local red-tunic soldiers still on the move 20 years later

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Five re-enactors from the Brockville Infantry Company (1862) were honored for twenty (plus) years of service with the Infantry Company

On Monday, June 27th, five re-enactors from the Brockville Infantry Company (1862) were presented by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Service Awards for 20-plus years of volunteer activity with the Company: Michael Johnston, Bruno Pépin, Brian Porter, Don Ruston and Denis Savage received the awards. All have been active with the Company since 1990.

When the Company began its activities in 1990, some people “in the know” predicted the group would not last any more than three years. How wrong they were! We are now in our 22nd second year of activities and, so far this year, our members have participated in eleven community events, ten in the area and one in the U.S.

In the photo, from left to right: Company Clerk Paul Cosgrove, Brian Porter, Colour-Sarjeant Bruno Pépin, M.P.P. Steve Clark, (ret’d) Company Clerk Denis Savage and Gord McFarlane (organizer of the event). Absent from the photo: Sarjeant Michael Johnston and Don Ruston.

The Brockville Infantry Company (1862) re-enacts the Canadian Volunteer Militia of the 1860’s.

The Brockville Infantry Company (1862) is always looking for new recruits, especially history buffs who would like to bring history to life in our area, as well as musicians (flute/fife players). We also have female members within our ranks. Please contact Paul Cosgrove at 613-345-2010, Gord McFarlane at 613-342-9797, or Denis Savage at 613-345-4042.

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