Fort Malden’s March Break program branded as a success

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The March Break program at Fort Malden National Historic Site is being labeled as a success this year.

Alex Dale, interpretive officer at Fort Malden, noted there were “really good numbers” for this year’s program.

“The weather turned out beautifully,” he stated. “All the kids had a really good time.”

Fort Malden interpretive officer Alex Dale (left) marches his "troops" around the parade square during the March Break program. (Submitted photo)

Fort Malden interpretive officer Alex Dale (left) marches his “troops” around the parade square during the March Break program. (Submitted photo)

The hands-on history component proved to be a drawing card, with Dale noting there were such activities as a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, and cooking.

Sandra Kozij, who had one of her two children in the program, was thrilled on how it was presented.

“It was amazing,” said Kozij. “Alex Dale is the perfect guy for the job. He was always happy, always involved.”

Kozij praised the entire team at Fort Malden for the week.

“They were just fantastic,” she said. “They were well educated. It was so informative.”

Stating “the history was rich,” Kozij added the March Break program presented live history and gave great insight into the past. She believed schools from in and around the area should use Fort Malden as part of their history curriculum.

“All schools should be going there,” she said.

The March Break program also gave children a chance to learn through doing, a method she endorsed.

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