Monday, 04 August 2014 17:24

Historic Trades Day at Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Aug. 2, 2014

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The annual Historic Trades Day at Fort Walsh National Historic Site on Aug. 2 provided a day of historic fun for families. The event provided visitors a glimpse into daily life at the fort during the 1880s with demonstrations of different historical trades and cultural activities, wagon rides and children's activities. The Medicine Hat Desjarlais Métis Dancers entertained visitors with traditional dances at the Métis cabins. There were also military displays throughout the day, including the firing of  cannons and rifles from the era and skirmishes. The military displays were under the command of the Parks Canada Military Curator from Winnipeg, Inspector Grant Tyler, and participants included members of the North West Mounted Police Commemorative Association out of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Horse Artillery from Medicine Hat as well as Parks Canada staff from Fort Walsh, Fort Battleford and Batoche.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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