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									                              Monday, October 12th 2009                                                                       “BLAST TO THE PAST”
                                                                                                                             Thanksgiving Weekend 2009
9:00-10:00        The Great Heritage Scavenger Race               Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
Each participant will be given a list of items to look for within our backyard boundaries. The first                            Friday, October 9th–
scavenger to successfully find all the items will win a great prize.
                                                                                                                             Monday, October 12th, 2009
10:30-11:30       Mini Scarecrow Making                           Explorer Room
This adorable scarecrow makes a great decoration for any room of your house.

13:00-14:00       Campfire Cooking                                Toboggan Hill Fire Pit
Before the days of electricity, campfires were often used for cooking meals. Join the pioneer friends to
learn simple ways of making your own delicious campfire snacks.




                                                                                                                                    Welcome to “Blast to the Past” at the
                                                                                                                         Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, October 9th -12th 2009!!!
 Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving Weekend at the Delta Lodge                                        For your enjoyment we have designed a program suitable for all ages in your
                                                                                                             family. Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied
       at Kananaskis. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
                                                                                                           by a parent/guardian while attending all activities. Most activities are on a “first
                                                                                                               come, first serve, basis”; however; due to limited spacing, several of our
                                                                                                                activities require pre-registration. In fairness to all, registration can be
                                                                                                            completed upon arrival at the hotel only. Please be sure to arrive on time for
                                                                                                                    all activities, and consider the age restrictions for each activity.
                                                                                                                               On behalf of the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis,
                                                                                                                            we wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving Weekend !
        The Guest Activities Desk will be open Friday from 10AM-6:30PM and Saturday and Sunday from                                                                                     Saturday, October 10th 2009 (Continued)
        9AM-5:30PM to sign up for activities and for general inquiries. The desk will be closed daily from
 12PM-1PM so be sure to plan ahead. Activities not requiring pre-registration are available on a “first come, first                                            15:00 - 17:00           Old Fashioned Pumpkin Carving                                               Explorer Room
                     service basis”. Be sure to arrive on time to avoid disappointment!                                                                        This tradition began in Europe, as a “superstition”. Pilgrims carved and lit turnips on their doorstep to prevent evil sprits from entering their
                                                                                                                                                               home. Upon arriving in North America, they discovered “the pumpkin” was much easier to carve than squash. Join us today to carve your
                                                                                                                                                               pumpkin, and keep the tradition alive!
                                                   Friday, October 9th 2009                                                                                    19:00 - 20:00            Traditional Story Telling                                                       Main Lodge Lobby
                                                                                                                                                               Expect the traditional art of story telling at its finest! You’ll experience original stories by Lana Skauge, along with musical accompaniment.
16:00-17:00              Potato Sack Races                                                                 Ball Field
Join your fellow guests for this classic race. All ages are welcome to participate. A prize will be awarded for the winner of each age category.               19:30 - 22:00             Pioneer Pillow Time                                                           Individual Guest Room
                                                                                                                                                               Children can have the pleasure of being turned in for bed by one of our friendly pioneer visitors. Complete with hot apple
18:00-19:00              Clothespin Doll                                                                Explorer Room                                          cider, jelly and peanut butter smothered biscuits, and of course bedtime stories told in candle light; this is a perfect ending to a great day!
In the past, children didn’t have the same toys to play with that many children enjoy today. Toys were often made with household objects. Join us to           Please be sure to sign up for a time slot at the Guest Activities Desk for this activity, due to limited spacing.
make your own clothespin doll.
                                                                                                                                                               20:00 - 21:00         The Ultimate Pioneer Pumpkin Show                                       Lodge Lobby Terrace
19:00-20:00            Popcorn Kernel Mosaic                                                                 Explorer Room                                     Enjoy a cup of complimentary hot chocolate and watch as the pumpkins made earlier today light up the night!
Use popcorn kernels to create a beautiful and unique mosaic coaster.

20:00-22:00              Pioneer Pillow Time                                                              Individual Guest Rooms
Your children can have the pleasure of being turned in for bed by one of our friendly pioneer visitors. Complete with hot apple cider, jelly and                                                              Sunday, October 11th 2009
peanut butter smothered biscuits, and of course bedtime stories told in candle light, this is a perfect ending to a great day! Please be sure to sign up for
a time slot at our Guest Activities Desk, due to limited spacing.
                                                                                                                                                               9:00-10:00              Modernized Exploration                                                    Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
 20:00-21:00             Old Fashioned Apple Roast                                                      Toboggan Hill Fire Pit                                 Families/small groups will be given a GPS unit to test their skills on a wilderness GPS route. Groups of 8 or less are ideal for this activity.
 Join our Pioneer friends to learn the ways of apple roasting over an open campfire. A roasted apple, finished with a dusting of brown sugar and               Due to limited spacing, please pre-register for this activity at the Guest Activities Desk.
cinnamon will add a delicious flavor to your evening!
                                                                                                                                                               9:30-10:00                 Medicine Pouch Making                                                            Explorer Room
                                               Saturday, October 10th 2009                                                                                     Traditionally, medicine pouches were used to hold herbs, crystals or stones as well as other items that might be a part of a native person’s spiritual beliefs
                                                                                                                                                               and that a native person knows has power. Medicine pouches can actually come in all shapes and sizes, and can be used to carry anything meaningful to
                                                                                                                                                               you. Children will love designing their very own special pouch, to keep precious items close to them!
09:00 - 10:15               Kananaskis Heritage Stroll                                                       Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
Enjoy a fall stroll in the beautiful Kananaskis Valley, while learning interesting facts about it’s history. This hike is best suited for adults.              11:00-12:00             Native Jewelry Making                                                               Explorer Room
Due to limited spacing, please pre-register for this activity at the Guest Activities Desk.                                                                    Learn the techniques of native bead art while creating you own fashionable jewelry!

09:30 - 10:30           Homemade Butter Making                                                   Explorer Room                                                 11:00-12:00            Teen GPS Challenge                                                           Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
In days when butter wasn't unwrapped from foil, our ancestors spent many an hour churning cream into butter. Join our pioneer ladies to make your              Make new friends while learning the methods and uses of a Global Positioning Unit. You can register as a team or sign up individually and be
very own creamy butter!                                                                                                                                        placed in a group. You must be at least 12 years of age to participate. Due to limited spacing, please pre-register for this activity at the Guest
                                                                                                                                                               Activities Desk.
10:00 - 16:00            Heritage Family Photos                                                     Main Lodge Lobby
A picture is worth a thousand words… and preserves memories for a lifetime! Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have a                             13:00-17:00             Gold Panning                                                               DLAK Tent
complimentary “Olde Tyme” family portrait taken. These photos are limited to one per family, on a first come, first serve, basis! Please note that             Feel the rush of excitement as you try your luck panning for gold. Drop in any time during this time slot to see if you can make it rich!
photographers will be taking a lunch break from Noon until 1PM.
                                                                                                                                                               13:00 - 14:00           Modernized Exploration                                                    Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
10:00 - 11:00            Nature Journaling Our Heritage                                               Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby                             Families/small groups will be given a GPS unit to test their skills on a wilderness GPS route. Groups of 8 or less are ideal for this activity.
Not having cameras in the past, pioneers would record the memories of their surroundings by keeping journals. Participants of all ages can join Lisa           Due to limited spacing, please pre-register for this activity at the Guest Activities Desk.
Roth, to learn basic techniques for keeping their own personal nature journal! Please be sure to sign up at the Guest Activities Desk for this activity,
due to limited spacing.                                                                                                                                        13:30-14:30              Bannock Baking                                                                     Toboggan Hill Fire Pit
                                                                                                                                                               This is a delicious Native American snack cooked over an open campfire.
13:00– 15:00            Troll Falls Guided Nature Hike                                                Meet in the Main Lodge Lobby
This hike is well known as one of the best interpretive walks in the Canadian Rockies. The minimum age for this hike is 5 years old, due to its                15:00 - 17:00            Old Fashioned Pumpkin Carving                                          Explorer Room
duration. Due to limited spacing, please pre-register for this activity at the Guest Activities Desk.                                                          If you did not have the opportunity to carve a pumpkin on Saturday, here is your second chance!

13:00-14:00            Candy Filled Thanksgiving Cornucopias                                     Explorer Room                                                 19:00 - 20:00             Traditional Story Telling                                               Main Lodge Lobby
The cornucopia is a popular Thanksgiving symbol. You can enjoy making and eating your own edible horn of plenty.                                               Enjoy original tales told by Lana Skauge! This will not be the same show as the previous evening.

13:30-16:30             Live Sheep Sheering, Wool Spinning, and Natural Dying Demonstrations           DLAK Tent                                               19:30 - 22:00           Pioneer Pillow Time                                                         Individual Guest Room
Join Dave and Connie Carlson for an afternoon to learn about the heritage bestowed upon us by our ancestors! At the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis                  One last chance to take advantage of this personalized service! Spacing is limited, sign up at the Guest Activities Desk.
Tent throughout this time frame, they will be hosting interesting demonstrations on the techniques used to sheer, spin, and dye wool into
beautiful yarn!                                                                                                                                                20:00 - 21:00           The Ultimate Pioneer Pumpkin Show                                      Lodge Lobby Terrace
                                                                                                                                                               Grab yourself a cup of complimentary hot chocolate and watch as the pumpkins from earlier light up the night!

								
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