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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dominion Day at Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ont.

MEDIA RELEASE - For Immediate Release: 26-Jun-12

June 26th, 2012, London Ontario - Join Fanshawe Pioneer Village on  
Canada Day to celebrate the birth of the Dominion of Canada! 
On the 1st of July, 1867, Canada became a self-governing colony within the  
British Empire.
Relive the past and discover the events surrounding the first Canada Day.
Historical debates, patriotic speeches, and vintage baseball are a few of
the activities that bring the past to  life at this historic Dominion Day event.

Feature Activities:

Dominion Day Celebrations at 1:00 p.m. with cake and lemonade.

Old fashioned Base Ball Game between vintage London Tecumseh and  
current London Tecumseh teams will begin at 1:00 pm.

The Pioneer Village Café will feature BBQ ribs and chicken.

Sponsored by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada

Visit our new website: www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca
Buy your tickets on-line at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

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Don’t miss these upcoming events…

Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic - Sunday, July 8th
All the bears are gathering today for a Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic.   
Bring out your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of games,  
storytelling, a parade, and afternoon tea.

Time Travelers Summer Day camps

July 10 - 13 Ages 9 - 12
July 17 – 20 Ages  6 - 8
July 24  - 27 Ages  6 – 8

August 7 – 10    Ages 9 - 12
August 14 – 17    Ages 6 - 8
August 21 – 24    Ages 6 – 8

It's the ultimate summer adventure - travel back in time! Fanshawe  
Pioneer Village offers a new summer day camp experience for children 6  
- 12 who will become part of Village life.  Campers will engage in  
farm and household chores, become apprentices in our Print,  
Woodworking and Blacksmith shops, play 19th century games, create  
Victorian crafts and celebrate the end of their week with a proper  
19th century social.

The Donnelly Sideshow, a play by Jeff Culbert

Tuesday to Thursday July 10 - 12
Tuesday to Friday July 17 – 19

Playwright: Jeff Culbert
Featuring: Jeff Culbert
Storytelling and songs

Johnny O’Connor was the boy who hid under the bed during the Donnelly  
murders of 1880. Now he’s back, all grown up, packing a guitar and  
ready to set the record straight.
Performance at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:  $15.00 each, admission included.
Book on-line at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca.  Advance booking is required.

For more information, contact:
Sheila Johnson
Executive Director

Fanshawe Pioneer Village                                        FPVMuseum

Hayley Clarke
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Fanshawe Pioneer Village
2609 Fanshawe Park Rd. E.
London, ON  N5X 4A1
Ph:  519-457-1296  Fax:  519-457-3364

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