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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