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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fun on the farm at Fanshawe Pioneer Village this season

June 11, 2013, London Ontario - Urban folk will have the chance to connect with the rural heritage of London and Middlesex County on Saturday June 15th  and Sunday, June 16th

Come meet the sheep, pigs, ducks and poultry who will live at Fanshawe Pioneer Village this season. Join us as we announce the winning names for the pigs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

See heavy horse teams planting spring crops in the farm fields. Meet the horses and their owners and learn about their history and the role of a heavy horse on a farm.

Watch demonstrations of sheep shearing and herding as well as bee-keeping at the London Brewery. Join us for weaving and blacksmith demonstrations, as well as children’s crafts at the Little Log School House.

 Bring dad for a Father's Day brunch fit for a King at the Pioneer Village Café on Saturday or Sunday.  This year's buffet will feature roast beef and horseradish, baked potato, seasonal vegetables and fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert.

This event is presented in partnership with Bee-Magic, Glen Erran Kennels, Oxford Spinners & Weavers Guild and The Southern Ontario Draft Horse Club.

Sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited

Visit our new Spriet Family Visitor Center - open year round!
Don’t miss these upcoming events…

Dominion Day - Monday, July 1
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 Dominion Day (now Canada Day).  Patriotic speeches, cake and lemonade and vintage baseball are a few of the activities that will bring the past to life.

Sponsored by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada

Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic - Sunday, July 7th
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. 

Sponsored by Build A-Bear Workshops INC.

Vintage Base Ball
Saturday, July 13

Watch a fine exhibition of 19th century base ball.  London Tecumsehs vs Northville Eclipse from noon to 2:00 pm and Northville Eclipse vs Woodstock Actives from 2:30 to 4:30.

Choose, But Choose Wisely, an 1812 play by Jeff Culbert
Tuesday to Thursday July 16,17,18
Tuesday to Friday July 23,24, 25

Performance at 7:30 p.m.

This original play follows the life of ordinary settlers in London Township during the War of 1812, desperately trying to eke out a living while caught between two giant military powers.  As British Subjects, they are expected to fight with the local militia. The invading American General promises to do Upper Canadians no harm, as long as they don't take up arms against the US army. And if they do, US soldiers will take no prisoners. What choice will they make? What choice will they have....

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

Sponsored by Lerners LLP

For more information, contact:
Sheila Johnson
Executive Director

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