Our 2015 Annual Conference was held in Toronto August 28-30
We had an exciting conference! Toronto is a great destination city with an amazing amount of history, culture and culinary opportunities, as well as a beautiful location on Lake Ontario. We met at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the same one the Queen uses on her visits. It is right across the street from the beautifully refurbished Union Station.
On Sunday we visited historic Fort York, scene of a rare, and short-lived, American victory in the War of 1812. Their brand new visitor’s center is now up and running. We also visited several other battle sites. Past NHS president and current INS president David Markham hosted several receptions that allowed us to see his impressive Napoleonic collection in his Empire Palace in the Sky! From his 33rd floor condo we also got stunning views of the city, the harbor and the lake!
As usual, we had excellent speakers, great food, and a chance to visit old friends and make new ones.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1:00 pm Directors meeting.
2:00 pm Registration begins.
Afternoon Tour Fort York.
7:00 pm Dinner at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
Speaker: David Markham.
9:00 am Richard Feltoe on the War of 1812.
Richard has had a half dozen books on the subject published.
10:00 am Speaker: Bengt Lindvall on Napoleonic firepower.
11:00 am Speaker: J.P. Miquel on Napoleon II.
Noon Lunch on your own.
1:30 pm Speaker: Chris Franke.
2:30 pm Speaker: David Stefancic.
3.30 pm Speaker: Alfonso Alejo.
7:30 pm Banquet at the Royal Canadian Military Institute.
Speaker: Ed Wimble on Waterloo.
Uniform or Formal Dress encouraged.
At 9:00 am, there will be a bus tour of the 1812 sites with Richard Feltoe. Chippewa, Lundy’s Lane, and Queenston Heights are the battlefields, with Fort Erie and perhaps Fort George if we have time. The lunch break will be at Niagara Falls, as we’re so close.
Back by 6 p.m.