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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

June 25, 2013, London, Ontario - On Sunday, July 7th, all the bears are gathering for a Victorian Teddy Bear Picnic at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Bring out your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun!

Watch a puppet show and make your very own teddy bear puppet.  Join Victorian Bear for a parade and enjoy a picnic of lemonade and cookies served in a real china tea cup.
Children and teddies alike can expect a day of fun activities including wagon rides, 19th century crafts and games and storytelling.

The musical parades start at 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m followed by picnic in the park.

Sponsored by McCormick Canada

Visit our new Spriet Family Visitor Center - open year round!

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Fanshawe Frolic presents…

The Glorious Reign Ball

Dances from Queen Victoria’s era: 1819-1901    
Saturday August 3rd & Sunday, August 4th

This year’s special Frolic theme focuses on the British Empire in the 19th century and the reign of Queen Victoria. Our 19th century ball program will include dances and music from the years of Queen Victoria’s lifetime; from the late regency period to 1901.

The whole Village is coming to the Ball!
Come learn the social dances of the 19th century with Dance Mistress, Mme. Cathy Stephens, on Saturday. Enjoy a country supper in the evening, followed by the period ball with live music provided by Childgrove of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Period costumes are encouraged but not required.
This theme offers a wide choice of costume for participants who can dress in any 19th century costume: Regency, mid 19th century or late Victorian. Or come as a "visitor" from the far reaches of Queen Victoria's Empire…from the British Isles to Australia, from India to Hong Kong.

Bring the whole family to the Village on Sunday for Family Frolic!
Live music and more dancing with Mme. Stephens, followed by an afternoon tea.

10:30 – 12:30pm            Set Dances and Etiquette - to prepare for the ball.

2:00-3:30pm                  Late Victorian “round” dance sequences featuring basic waltz, polka
                                     and schottische steps.

6:00-7:00pm                  Period country supper
7:30 – 11:00pm             The Glorious Reign Ball

1:00 – 3:00pm               Family Frolic dance

3:00 – 3:30pm               Victorian Tea

Tickets:  $50.00 + HST per person for the Victorian Ball and supper. Family Frolic on Sunday with regular admission.  Book on-line at www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca.  Advance booking is required.

Presented in partnership with Cathy Stephens, Itinerant Dance Mistress, London, Ontario.

Fanshawe Agricultural Fair - Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th
Experience all the pleasures of a 19th century rural fair with threshing demonstrations, exhibits and musical entertainment.

Presented in partnership with the Tri-County Heritage Club
Sponsored by Ingredion Canada Incorporated, Dupont Pioneer Canada and Libro Financial Group

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