After Action Timeline

Year to date $25,119 raised!

2019

Attendees: We’re expecting to see some new faces. 
Game Masters: It’s going to be one crazy reunion. 
Vendors: Looking to bring out our best dealers for this anniversary. 

We’ll be announcing in the New Year where funds will be donated. Until then, mark your calendars and celebrate 25 years of Hotlead’s great games and great company, all for a great cause. 

2018

Attendees: 300+ 
Game Masters: 50+ 
Vendors: 15

After Action Report

$1,600 raised for: 

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!