Benefits of Membership

HMEUC is a not for profit corporation with registered charity status.  This benefit allows our group and its members to qualify and apply for government grants and loans.  Also, we are recognized as a viable entity and can enter into contracts and legal agreements.  Our organization can also give out official income tax receipts for donations made to the HMEUC.

HMEUC has period historical equipment that is available to its members upon request and approval.  Including tents, cannons, flags, accouterments and other historic period goods and wares.

HMEUC has a great liability insurance policy through the National Firearms Association that covers its members and volunteers for up to 5 million.  Members are insured as individuals and are not governed by group sanctioned events or which uniform they are wearing.  Members can attend any historical event they wish in any time period and will always be covered.

HMEUC has many opportunities to employ members and re-enactors through education programs, interpretive, public events, special events and the movie industry.  We also co-ordinate and organize re-enactment events in partnership with historic sites, organizations and municipalities.

Organizational Breakdown

Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada

Not-For-Profit Registered Corporation/Charity

Board of Directors

4 Directors, 1 Business Administrator

Members/Bingo Volunteers


Past & Present

Penetanguishene Centennial MuseumDiscovery Harbour
Sainte Marie Among the HuronsFort Willow Historic Site
Nottawasaga Conservation AuthorityNancy Island Historic Site
City of BarrieTown of Midland
Town of PenetanguisheneTown of Wasaga Beach
Township of TinyTownship of Tay
Wildfire Outdoor Education CentreCity of Sault Ste. Marie
Township of SpringwaterTown of Collingwood
Town of MeafordVillage of Thornbury
Ramara TownshipTown of Innisfil

Community & Special Event Management Projects

Past & Present

  • War of 1812 Grand Tactical 2019
  • War of 1812 Veteran Grave marker Legacy Project (Graveside Project)
  • Wasaga Under Siege — A War of 1812 Experience
  • Battle of Georgian Bay War of 1812 Re-enactments
  • Tall Ships 2013 & 2019
  • 1812 Rendezvous
  • Winterama Cardboard Toggan Race
  • Halloween and Christmas Events
  • Lantern Tours & Ghost Tours
  • Living History Conference & Trade Shows
  • Nine Mile Portage Festival
  • Education and Community Programming

Movie Industry

  • Historical Equipment Rentals & Leases
  • Special Skills Personnel Recruitment