March Break at Fort Malden
Date: Monday March 10th through Friday March 14th, 2014.
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drop off at 09:20. Pick up no later than 3:45.
Fee: $24.20 per child each day for Monday through Thursday. Friday fees are $30.25 per child.
Registration by Friday March 7th is required. Maximum of 40 children per day. Please bring a lunch for each day except Friday. Dress appropriately, as programmes are both indoors and outdoors.
A different workshop is offered each day:
Monday: A Day in the Life of a Soldier
Join the British Army for the day! Take the Queen’s Shilling and put on the redcoat of a British soldier, and then learn the military exercises of the British Army. Learning the fundamentals of marching, arms exercises, and platoon loading, you will be ready to defend Upper Canada from the Rebels.
Tuesday: Steady the Drums and Fifes
Children can learn how music was played in a nineteenth century fort by the soldiers; hear the sounds of a fife, drum, bugle, and other 1812 instruments. They will learn songs and dances from the time period and participate in games both indoors and outside.
Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt
Fort Malden needs your help. Somebody has made off with our orders from General Brock. Help us find them and we will reward you. Follow clues laid around the Fort and be the first to find the secret orders that will help us stop the invading Americans!
Thursday: “Man the Guns”
Prepare yourselves for battle, the Americans are about to attack. You will learn all about forts and cannons, how they built for defence. Learn how to load and fire the big cannons at Fort Malden. Kids will also play various games that the kids in 1837-38 played. At the end of the programme, Fort Malden staff will fire one of the cannons.
Friday: Roast Beef of Ol’ England
Roll up your sleeves and spend the morning preparing a soldier’s stew, bread, and butter in the 1840s cookhouse just like the soldiers at Fort Malden. Eat the Beef Stew in the Soldier’s Barracks. After lunch, kids will play several nineteenth century games.
Do you need more information?
Register without delay! For more information and to register, please call 519-736-5416 or email Alexander.firstname.lastname@example.org