|Look Who's Coming in 2021!
Sons of Fenrir Vikings | Dragons Own Medieval Combat | Yankee Valley Yankees | Victorian Society | Edmonton House Brigade
Guns of the Golden West | 10th Battalion WWI | WWII First Special Service Force | Prairie Motor Brigade
The YANKEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY are another group returning by popular demand. They bring the history of one of the United States' most defining conflicts to life, complete with era-inspired uniforms, muskets and cannons.
The American Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, and laid the groundwork to free an entire race of people.
They will field two pieces of artillery and all their guns.
With this group, you'll turn up the volume with Matthew and Mark the Howitzers!
And, they promise to be twice as big as last year and a thousand times louder!
The VICTORIAN SOCIETY OF ALBERTA love to live the life from the Victorian and Edwardian-era - focusing on 1880 - 1914, which is Alberta settlement.
The distinctly 19th century Victorian era was a time of locomotives and steam travel, gas lighting, horse-drawn carriages and the telegraph.
The Edwardian era witnessed the development of the automobile industry, the introduction of electric lighting and, thanks to the 1899 Telegraph Act, the first local telephone systems.
They will entertain us with a rousing game of croquet or bocce ball, demonstrate needlework and crocheting, and show you the Victorian Internet!
The EDMONTON HOUSE BRIGADE were a highlight during our Canada 150 tribute, and are returning in 2019 for another great show. Its members have chosen to bring back to life the days of the great fur brigades in western Canada at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries.
You will learn all about Canada's Fur Trade, see them start a fire with flint and steel, handling wild meat, learn about Trading Post history, maybe even learn about some edible plants and herbs. Oh yes, and see their proficient use of Black Powder Firearms!
And crafts! A perfect chance to celebrate Canada is to learn old-time skills such as tufting, embroidery, quill work, beading, weaving, knitting, spinning, woodworking, and maybe even a little blacksmithing.
The Edmonton House Brigade represents the period of 1805. They are "Freemen" who have finished their service with the North West Fur Company or the Hudson Bay Company and have decided to stay in country. They are great storytellers, played music, sang songs - all great fun for you at Days of Yore!
GUNS OF THE GOLDEN WEST are new at our 2021 Days of Yore, and we are very excited to provide these re-enactment shootout shows - they might even include mock arresting or bounty-capturing of the birthday boy or girl!
Y'all settle down while we school ya on how Gunslingers, Townfolk, Buckaroos and Fallen Doves lived in the last half of the 1800s. First and foremost, the Guns gang will make y'all laugh while teaching them thar young'uns (and a few of those young'uns at heart) about what the Ol' West was all about.
They might just host some shootouts to prove with no doubt who the fastest gun in the West is! Official-like reenactments of history (or maybe that was her story, as she recalls it!). Heck, they'll show y'all how they spin them irons and hog-tie them thar cattle rustlers.
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations.
We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.
Finally, we acknowledge all Nations, indigenous and non, who live, work and play and help us steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory.
This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to join our team on the lands of Treaty 7 territory.