Days of Yore
Haven't seen the SONS OF FENRIR before? Then you're in for a real treat! Sons of Fenrir are reenactors that portray the Scandinavian peoples and culture from circa 800-950. They bring to life what it was like to fight and live in a roving Norse Warband. You'll see everything from a huge variety of period crafting to authentic cooking to intense live steel combat. The Sons of Fenrir are fierce, battle-ready, and primed to give Didsbury another fantastic taste of Norse living history!
The original 78th FRASER HIGHLANDERS was a Highland Regiment, raised in Scotland to fight in Canada during the Seven Years' War. At the conclusion of the war the Regiment was disbanded in Canada and many members of the Regiment settled here and have become an important part of our nation's history. Dressed in period costume, the Senior Squad will carry the Regimental Colours at Days of Yore. Walk through their historical display portraying life in an 18th century military encampment, including 18th century foot and musket drills and historical cooking displays!
Bringing us more from the 18th Century are the CANNONEERS, fabulous recreators of a 1700s Royal Artillery Battalion. The 18th Century 2nd Battalion Royal Artillery Crew will demonstrate the loading and firing of light field artillery pieces.
Step back in time ... back to the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. That's what you'll find when you see the heroic knights of the DRAGONS'S OWN MEDIEVAL COMBAT GROUP. By combining historical realism with a touch of fantasy, and just a little poetic license, Dragon's Own provides a show that will thrill and entertain young and old alike. They even use real weapons in battle, relying on extensive training and skills to bring medieval combat and tournament to life!
The FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE were among the hand-picked best, selected for their rugged, outdoor backgrounds from throughout North America ... a group of volunteer, elite soldiers from both the U.S. and Canada. They received intense training as paratroopers, ski troops, mountain fighters, demolition experts, amphibious forces and hand-to-hand combat experts. You will get a real sense of what life was like in the field as the 1st SSF implements actual combat tactics! It's as close as you can get to war without actual combat.
The VICTORIAN SOCIETY OF ALBERTA love to live the life from the Victorian and Edwardian-era ... the late 1830s through Queen Victoria's reign, and including the reign of King Edward VII, ending at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. They will entertain you with a rousing game of croquet or bocce ball, demonstrate needlework and crocheting, and maybe even invite you for a glass of lemonade!
The YANKEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 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 a 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!
Rosebud Park Hwy 582
East entrance to Didsbury
South side of the road
Watch for signs
AUGUST 5 & 6, 2017
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 am - 5 pm