- Experience the life of an 18th century soldier complete with Ginger Beer, a new limited edition beer from Black Creek Historic Brewery -
TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - On Father's Day weekend, Black Creek Pioneer Village will become the site of a battle scene between Loyalist forces and American Revolutionaries in the annual Battle of Black Creek. Visitors can step into the past with more than 200 re-enactors, including over 100 soldiers. Dads and their families can enjoy the spectacle, speak with the soldiers in their encampments, and watch them drill before the battle. Afterwards, the whole family can enjoy a special Father's Day feast of barbecued ribs and adults can enjoy authentic Black Creek Ale. This Father's Day weekend Black Creek Historic Brewery will have Ginger Beer available for the first time, as the newest addition to its speciality seasonal ales.
The Battle of Black Creek is organized by Reg James, Lt. Col. of the King's Royal Yorkers, a re-enactment group that researches 18th century life in North America and stages dramatic mock battles with other re-enactors in Ontario and the northern U.S.
There is something for everyone on this special weekend at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Explore Revolutionary War military encampments, try your hand at the Rubber Band Shooting Gallery, witness the ceremonial changing of the guard, view a musket demonstration, and of course watch the grand battle itself!
Also be sure to visit the Black Creek Historic Brewery and try the new Ginger Beer brewed specially for the Battle of Black Creek. In the 1700s and 1800s, beer was a popular drink with soldiers in Europe and North America. Ginger beer is a variety of beer that originated in England in the 1700s and spread to North America. Today, ginger beer is more commonly known as a refreshing soft drink, rather than its alcoholic (and equally refreshing!) cousin.
The Black Creek Historic Brewery Ginger Beer, a limited edition specialty ale, is a mild amber ale with notes of ginger. It pairs well with curries and stir-fried dishes.
Visitors can tour the Black Creek Historic Brewery, where period ales are brewed the old-fashioned way. Adults can even sample beers aged in oak barrels or purchase a growler of their favourite brew to take home.
For a complete list of Battle of Black Creek Activities please visit: http://www.blackcreek.ca/v2/events/battle-of-black-creek.dot
• Adults (ages 15 - 59) $15
• Children (ages 5-14) $11
• Seniors (ages 60+) $14
• Students (15+ with ID) $14
• Children 4 years and under (when accompanied with a parent) are FREE
• Members Free
• Parking $7 per car/day
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
About Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is Toronto's premier outdoor living history museum. Visitors can explore heritage homes and buildings restored to re-create an 1860s Ontario village. Historic interpreters in period dress demonstrate how villagers lived, worked and played. The Village hosts learning programs and special events that highlight local heritage and culture. The tranquil setting, rural landscapes, heritage gardens and period farm animal breeds make Black Creek Pioneer Village the perfect place to break out of the modern world and journey into the past. Located in north Toronto, Black Creek Pioneer Village is owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). For more information please visit www.blackcreek.ca.
Black Creek Pioneer Village acknowledges support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, The Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, and the public.
SOURCE: Black Creek Pioneer Village
For further information: Media Contact: Rowena Calpito, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 416.661.6600 ext 5632, [email protected]