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2018 Gananoque Pirate Invasion

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2018 Gananoque Pirate Invasion


Yaarrrr!!!
Pirates are returning to the 1000 Islands and the fair town of Gananoque to host the 2017 Gananoque Pirate Invasion!

Festival dates:
July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Schedule of Events:

Friday July 6th 6pm to 9am
Tall Ships Youth Sleep-Over with Pirates in Joel Stone Park ( Open to Youth 11-13 years old and a parent that wish to rent an accommodation tent overnight on the Friday). Join Youth arriving from a sail on The Black Jack Tall Ship mooring at the Festival in a Treasure Hunt with Compass, play a Ships Signalling Game, Dress as a Pirate, Sing Sea Shanties around the fire and sleep under the stars! Breakfast in the morning and then a full day of fun at the festival! Go to pirateinvasion.ca for details regarding the Accommodation Tents or email: Z2FucGlyYXRlaW52YXNpb24gfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== for details.

Saturday Festival Gates open - 10am-5:30pm

Letters of Mark with Treasure Maps are purchased for $2 at the gate for admission, and can be used to enter to win a fabulous prize if ye follows the map!

Horse drawn trolley will take festival goers between downtown and the festival site all day, while being entertained by a tall-tale telling and singing Pirate!

All Day enjoy pirate-inspired tasty foods, non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beers and grog in the Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub (licensed - onsite) - All ages welcome until festival close (5:30pm) and then Pub re-opens for 19+ visitors for night time show.

All day - pirate activities, games, and interactive exhibits to participate in across the encampment. Visit the Mermaid Grotto, Learn about Ship to Ship Battles and Armaments, Send a Secret Message by Ship to Ship Signals across the Encampment and get a reply back!, Interact with a crew of scallywag pirate characters - both French and English Speaking - will interact with and tell ye about their fine selves and life as a pirate on the high seas and Canada!

10:00-10:15 @ Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal - How Ships communicate using flags - first message!

10:15-11:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Swashbuckling Master performers Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster's Mate Rakish Justice, and Heinrich Rumbold

10:30-11:00 @ Blacksmithing Shop - Demo - Knife-making in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

11:15-11:45 @ Main Stage
Capt'n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

12:00 - 12:45 @ Main Stage
La Ferraille (Mainly French, some English) Musical-Theatrical Show for all ages from Quebec

12:45-13:00 @ Mermaid Grotto - Learn about the Real History of Mermaids & about mermaids actually alive today!

13:00 - 13:45 @ French Cooking Demonstration by the Bouchan Pirates in the French Quarter

14:00-14:30 @ Main Stage
Women in Piracy Stage Show - Learn the amazing history of some of the most successful pirates in history - Women!

14:00-14:30 @ Blacksmithing Shop - Demo - Knife-making in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

14:45-15:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal - How Ships communicate using flags - 2nd message!

15:00 -15:45 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster's Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

15:45 - 16:15 @ Main Stage
Capt'n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

16:30 -17:30 @ Joel Stone Beach
Swim with Mermaids - bring yer swim suit or yer tail and swim with our beautiful mermaids and get your picture with them on the shore!

5:30pm Festival Closed till 7:30pm Adult Show starts in Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub

7:30pm -12:00am @ Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub (Licensed - on-site)
19+ Bawdy Buccaneers Ball - $5.00 admission
Come enjoy local brewery pints or a cup o'grog & join the rabble as they celebrate living another day with their pockets stuffed with booty and a song in their hearts! Wear yer pirate finery and join in the shenanigans - there be Many!!!!!!
The evening's craziness......
Performances by 2 of Canada's top Pirate Recording Artists:
La Ferraille, a high energy French-Canadian pirate troupe from Quebec City that gives no quarter! They will leave ye breathless!
Capt'n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion, putting the Nauti in Nautical - will have ye gasping, clutching yerself, in stitches on the floor!
Also.....with fabulous prizes by local sponsors!!!!!
Pirate of the Year Competition
Naughty Limerick Contest,
Pickle-Eating Contest
Sexy Leg Competition
Pirate Limbo!
If you do not wish ta sail home after the evening revels - you can pre-book a nights stay in an onsite Pirate Accommodation Tent!
Go to pirateinvasion.ca for details regarding the Accommodation Tents or email: Z2FucGlyYXRlaW52YXNpb24gfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== for details.


Sunday Festival Gates open - 10am-3pm

10:00-10:15 @ Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal - How Ships communicate using flags - first message!

10:15-11:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster's Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

11:00-11:30 @ Main Stage
Capt'n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

11:45 - 12:30 @ Main Stage
La Ferraille (Mainly French, some English) Musical-Theatrical Show for all ages from Quebec

12:30-12:45 @ Mermaid Grotto - Learn about the Real History of Mermaids & about mermaids actually alive today!

13:00 - 13:45 @ French Cooking Demonstration by the Bouchan Pirates in the French Quarter

13:00-13:30 @ Blacksmithing Shop - Demo - Knife-making in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

13:45-14:00 @ Mermaid Grotto - Learn about the Real History of Mermaids & about mermaids actually alive today!

14:00-14:15 @ Main Stage
Children's Pirate Costume Contest

14:15-15:30 @ Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal - How Ships communicate using flags - 2nd message!

14:30-15:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster's Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

Festival Closes at 3pm


Come join the Pirate Invasion and lets go back in time together to 1691 - the Golden Era of Pirates!

All Day Continuous Activities include:
- Mermaid Grotto
- A French Quarter, with old-fashioned card and board games, open-fire French Bread cooking, stories of French Pirates, French Pirate Music and More!
- Cannon Ball Run Game
- Save The Ship game
- Tug-A-War with the pirates
- Swashbuckling story telling
- Fortune Telling
- Capt'n Tor's Cooperative Mercantile
- Walk-the-plank
- Knot Tying
- Pirate Face painting
- Krakens & Rigging game
- Digging for treasure
- Local Merchants & Vendors
- Speciality Pirate and Period-historical Vendors

Send a message bottle fer additional details if ye be itchin' ta sign up fer a higher level of participation as a volunteer in this event : Z2FucGlyYXRlaW52YXNpb24gfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==

Businesses wishing to contribute to the festival's fundraising efforts and/or be a vendor at the festival please contact the festival committee at Z2FucGlyYXRlaW52YXNpb24gfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== or with a personal message bottle on the Book of Faces (Facebook)

Set up of the Encampment will occur Wednesday 2pm onward, Thursday, and Friday (August 16-18) Pirate Society and Volunteer folks are a huge help in getting the tents raised and ready! Make yer mark below ta let us know if ye can assist even fer a couple hours ta help set up!



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