After Action Timeline

Canada’s Finest Miniature Wargame Convention

AT THE ARDEN PARK HOTEL
MARCH 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Year to date $23,519 raised!

2018

Attendees: History junkies, Nerds, Board game geeks, Miniature painters, Terrain builders, Game masters, Guys, Gals, Old timers, Younglings, and the like. Humans of all shapes and sizes, really. 
Game Masters: 23 running 42 registered games, and counting. Keep ’em coming, GMs! 
Vendors: 11

All funds raised this year will be going to: 

LOCAL

  • #19 Stratford Air Cadets
  • #2884 West Elgin Army Cadets
  • 3rd Stratford (Avondale) Cub Group

NATIONAL

  • Wounded Warriors Canada
  • Doctors Without Borders

Come on out and show your support. Great games, great company, all for a great cause. 

2017

Attendees: 303 (291 adults & 12 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 57
Vendors: 12

$2,000 raised for: 

  • #19 Stratford Air Cadets
  • #2884 West Elgin Army Cadets
  • Lord Elgin Public School Lunch Program
  • 3rd Stratford (Avondale) Cub Group

Hotlead’s been at The Arden Park Hotel for a decade! 

Click to see more pictures from 2017.

2016

Attendees: 278 (261 adults & 17 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 49
Vendors: 9

After Action Report

$3,000 raised for: 

  • Wounded Warriors Canada
  • Canadian Red Cross – Fort McMurray Relief Fund (aid after forest fires that turned into the May 4, 2016-August 2, 2017 wildfires)
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Mercy Ships

2015

Attendees: 265 (251 adults & 14 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 40
Vendors: 11

$2,000 raised for: 

  • #11 Strathroy Army Cadets
  • Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp & Retreat Centre in memory of Noah Barratt

2014

Attendees: 231 (217 adults & 14 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 43
Vendors: 9

After Action Report

$2,500 raised for: 

  • #11 Strathroy Army Cadets
  • 3rd Central Scouts
  • #2884 West Elgin Army Cadets

2013

Attendees: 248 (229 adults & 19 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 41+
Vendors: 10

$1,500 raised for: 

  • Girl Guides of Canada – 5th Stratford Unit (Europe Trip)
  • Girl Guides of Canada – 1st Bryanston Pathfinders
  • #11 Strathroy Army Cadets

2012

Attendees: 248 (243 adults & 5 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 35+
Vendors: 7

After Action Report

$2,000 raised for: 

  • Canadian Heart & Stroke Association
  • West Lorne Army Cadets
  • #11 Strathroy Army Cadets
  • 3rd Central Scouts

2011

Attendees: 222 (217 adults & 5 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 46
Vendors: 8

After Action Report

$2,000 raised for: 

  • Canadian Forces Hospital Comforts Fund
  • Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Red Cross – Japan (aid after the 9.0–9.1 undersea earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011)

2010

Attendees: 252 (237 adults & 15 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 36
Vendors: 8

After Action Report

$2,120 raised for: 

  • Canadian Forces Hospital Comforts Fund
  • Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund
  • Red Cross – Haiti (aid after the 7.0 Mw earthquake on January 12, 2010)

Raffle held at Hotlead to raise additional funds for Canadian Forces charities!

2009

Attendees: 210 (195 adults & 15 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 27+
Vendors: 7

After Action Report

$1,000 raised for: 

  • Canadian Forces Hospital Comforts Fund
  • Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund

2008

Attendees: 221 (193 adults & 28 junior gamers)
Game Masters: 44
Vendors: 8

After Action Report

$1,145 raised for: 

  • Canadian Forces Hospital Comforts Fund
  • Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund
  • Sick Kids Hospital in memory of Ryan Price

Hotlead moved locations to The Arden Park Hotel

2007

Attendees: 276
Game Masters: 43
Vendors: 9

$800 raised for: 

  • Canadian Forces Hospital Comforts Fund
  • Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund

2006

Attendees: 235
Game Masters: 41
Vendors: 8

$500 raised for: 

  • Doctors Without Borders

2005

Attendees: 223
Game Masters: 40
Vendors: 8

$404 raised for: 

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 233 in memory of Andy Farqhuar

Our always booming Bring & Buy was introduced!

2004

Attendees: 164
Game Masters: 41
Vendors: 9

Hotlead’s 10th Anniversary!

2003

Attendees: 153
Game Masters: 33
Vendors: 8

$500 raised for: 

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Juno Beach Centre

2002

Attendees: 169
Game Masters: 19
Vendors: 7

2001

Attendees: 162
Game Masters: 23
Vendors: 6

$50 raised for: 

  • Canadian War Museum
  • Battlefields Trust

Hotlead became a weekend-long convention (3 days)!

2000

Attendees: 121
Game Masters: 30
Vendors: 6

1999

Attendees: 161
Game Masters: 22
Vendors: 8

1998

Attendees: 162
Game Masters: 18
Vendors: 7 

1997

Attendees: 105
Game Masters: 21
Vendors: 7 

1996

Game Masters: 17

1995

Attendees: 56
Vendors: 7 

First ever Hotlead!