Members attended one day of instruction in January and one day of instruction in February to prepare for the year's activities. Again, the organization was not able to procure access to a site to host a Civil War Encampment in the province of Ontario despite our best efforts. However, members did attend several events in the province that were hosted by other reenacting units. On Saturday Mar 18th, the organization hosted a Spring Cotillion in Cambridge, Ontario to which the general public was invited to attend.
To further the public's interest in and understanding of Canadian involvement in the American Civil War, members eagerly participate in demonstrations (as noted above) and presentations/discussions including the following: 1)a Civil War Night with Navy League Cadets in Brantford, ON in Jan; 2)twice during the year (in Mar and Oct), with two grade 10 classes at Pauline Johnston Collegiate in Brantford, ON; 3)with a church group in Kitchener, ON inJan; and 4)with a ProBus (PROfessinoal and BuSiness) Club in Waterloo, ON in Sept. With the completion, in 2017, of the mounment dedicated to Canadians who fought in the Civil War, donations collected by the ACWHRS over a period of almost three years for this very purpose, were released to Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault, ON the weekend ACWHRS attended and participated in the unveiling and dedication ofthe monument at Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault, ON the weekend of Sept 15-17.