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Fort Malden allows area children to “March into March Break” 


Fort Malden allows area children to “March into March Break” 

The weather didn’t always co-operate, but those who attended the “March into March Break” still had a good time learning about local history.


The March Break camp at Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada ended up only occurring two days due to weather and/or not enough children between the ages of 6-12 attending.


“We ended up running programming Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon,” said Fort Malden interpretation officer Alex Dale. “The children that came had a really good time.”


Dale said there were a lot of activities for children and youth from cooking to crafts as they learned about eras such as the War of 1812. Students dressed up as soldiers as they got a look of what would have occurred at the site in days gone by.


Rain played a negative factor on some days, but Dale said they did what they could.



Fort Malden allows area children to “March into March Break” 

“We made do with what we had,” said Dale. “Everyone had a great time.”

Upcoming events at Fort Malden National Historic Site include the site opening for the 2024 season May 18.


“Stay tuned for everything happening this year,” said Dale. “We’re still finalizing everything.”


Dale indicated the event over the first week in August, usually called the Military Heritage Days weekend, will be getting a new title but it is expected that event will still feature the same type of theme including re-enactors from various points in history.


Fort Malden allows area children to “March into March Break” 

“We’ll have more information as we move along,” said Dale.


For more information on Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada, call 519-736-5416 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/malden.


Fort Malden allows area children to “March into March Break”

By Ron Giofu

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