A Summer of Discovery begins at Black Creek Pioneer Village

TORONTO, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The school year may have ended for students across the GTA, but the learning has just begun at Black Creek Pioneer Village. With a host of fun and educational programming for visitors of all ages, this summer is sure to be a memorable one.

To start the season off right, children get in for free on weekdays, (Monday to Friday), during the months of July and August, making a trip to the Village even more economical. It's a great way to engage young minds as they travel back in time and take part in a host of activities designed just for them.

Celebrating Canada Day at the Village is a unique way to mark the country's birthday. On July 1, watch as 40 individuals become Canadian citizens July 1 in a special Ministry of Citizenship ceremony. There will be traditional games and horse-drawn wagon rides as well as tours of the Village and a performance by Time Songs in the Town Hall.

The Village will be cloaked in colour during the annual Quilts at the Creek, July 18 and 19. Held in partnership with the York Heritage Quilters' Guild, this event quite literally drapes the Village in stunningly vibrant and intricate quilts, harkening back to the time-honoured pastime of quilting.

Visitors can view the vast array of quilts, learn how quilts are made, take part in advanced workshops, have their own quilts appraised, or even purchase a quilt of their own. Trunk shows take place each day, with quilt makers discussing the journey of the quilts they've made. As well, Quilts of Valour feature those made especially for injured Canadian soldiers. On the Pioneer Patio, finished quilts and other items will be available for purchase.

New this year to Black Creek Pioneer Village is the chance for hands-on interaction with the Village's many heritage farm animals as well as the opportunity to dress up in period costumes that bring the 1860's to life. Spend your summer at the Village and step back in time.

SOURCE Black Creek Pioneer Village

For further information: Media Contact: Elizabeth Oakley,Toronto and Region Conservation, (416) 274-2036, eoakley@trca.on.ca

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