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FREE, FUN & DYNAMIC ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!

Saturday June 29, 2013 and Sunday June 30, 2013

THEATRE

  • The Wharf – Photo credit Catherine Bacque

    Interactive theatrical interpretation of the War of 1812 in 18 Minutes 12 Seconds

  • THE WHARF: where folklore gets interactive – an immersion theatre experience bringing the 1813 wharf to life

FILM & PERFORMANCE

  • Inside the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre theatre, viewers enjoyed films, Shipwreck documentaries, 1812 movie trailers, artist talks, and heritage storytelling that edified and entertained!  Click here for a full schedule.
  • Hamilton & Scourge documentary, artist talks, and historical storytelling by Pauline Grondin in the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre indoor theatre

ARTS

  • Art Battle PosterArt Battle 60:  Twelve artists competed in a live painting exhibition; the audience voted to decide who represented Hamilton at the Art Battle National Championship at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
  • Craft Fair with a nautical and heritage twist (Friday – Sunday)
  • Nautical landscape printmaking activity led by Centre[3]
  • Flotilla Parade instrument making led by Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
  • Sound Cannon Exhibition

    Bicentennial Quilt Show telling War of 1812 stories

  • Matthew Walker’s Sound Cannon installation. 
  • Heritage natural dye demonstration by textile artist Thea Haines

HISTORICAL

  • The Amazing 1812 Race Game led by historical interpreters on a giant 1812 map
  • Six Nations Legacy Consortium display of historical Six Nations artifacts
  • Parks Canada’s 1812 on Tour Exhibit, showcasing key figures in 1812 history

NAUTICAL

  • Naval history came alive in the Naval Encampment featuring a Ship Carpenter, Firearms display, Doctor, Chandlery and a Coopersmith
  • Confederation Marine Modelers of Hamilton model boat display
  • A display of reproduction historical longboats
  • International Guild of Knot Tyers demonstrating knot tying techniques
  • HMCS STAR Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Display
  • Rowing demonstration by Leander Rowing Club
  • Outreach by community groups including the Missionary of the Seafarers and the Hamilton Power & Sail Squadron

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