School Theatre Show

Marching into History: The Road to Canada Road·show

Calithumpians will be touring New Brunswick schools through February and March with a heritage theatre show commemorating the important legacy of New Brunswick’s role in the War of 1812. The troupe has been contracted by the St. John River Society to deliver the production, which is funded by the Government of Canada. The show is offered free of charge to participating schools.

The main focus of the show is the famous March of New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot who marched from Fredericton to Kingston in Upper Canada during the winter of 1813, one of the worst winters on record. This amazing feat is seen as one of the key heroic acts of the war and will be the subject of a major re-enactment beginning on the bicentennial of their original journey, Feb 16, 2013.

The St. John River Society is co-ordinating the commemoration in partnership with a number of organizations including the Royal New Brunswick Regiment, CFB Gagetown and the New Brunswick Museum, as well as many towns and cities along the route. The theatre show is seen as a key element in an educational campaign, which includes online teaching tools available on the St. John River Society’s website plus education trunks available for circulation and tied to Grade 5 Social Studies Curriculum.

It is our intention to be able to perform the same basic show to late elementary, middle school or high school audiences. The show is done in English with some French content. We are looking for schools to host our production, which will run approximately 45 to 50 minutes.

To book a show or for further information contact:
Peter Pacey, Producer
The Calithumpians.
(A division of Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre)

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