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MINE! True Stories and Legends of the Porcupine Gold Rush

June 9 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


A live, outdoor, immersive theatrical experience, a gallery exhibit and a full-band album release concert!

A free, all-ages event!

Come along on musical journey back in time to a lost world of prospectors, pioneers, high-graders, dog-sledders, and moonshiners!

As this lost chapter of Canadian history is brought back to vivid life! Through Music, storytelling, Theatre, Art, historical photos and MORE!

There are a lot of famous stories about the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon and the California Gold Rush of 1849. Another, even bigger gold rush happened right here in Ontario, up North in the Porcupine Camp...

You can spend an afternoon there in New Ontario, in the year 1909

at beautiful Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster.

Sunday June 9. Event begins at 1:00pm runs until 5:00pm. Concert at 3:30pm.

Guided tours along the trail around the grounds of Fieldcote with storytelling actors at 1:15, 2:00 and 2:45.

The Band: Will Gillespie on Lead Vocal, Guitars and Harmonica, Chris Cracknell on Accordion, Piano, Banjo and Vocal Harmony, Tyrone Ramsey on Upright Bass, Vincent Waters on Drums, Percussion and Vocal Harmony, Ryan Barwin on Dobro, Jimmy Hayes III on Mandolin, Banjo and Vocal Harmony and Matt Coleman on Violin and Fiddle.

The cast: Liz Buchanan as Elsie, the Guide; Susan Robinson as a traveller; Luis Arrojo as Old Chef; Jay Shand as Peter, the prospector; Will Gillespie as Jean-Guy DuBois; Chris Cracknell as Jean-Pierre Du Bois.

The Exhibit: Historical Photos of the real people, places and events featured in the songs and stories from the collection at the Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre, a silent film of a dog race from the time and region of the Porcupine Gold Rush and original landscape paintings by local Hamiltonian visual Artist Susan Robinson.


June 9
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wheelchair accessible, Gender-neutral washrooms


Fieldcote Memorial Museum and Park
64 Sulfur Springs Rd.
Ancaster, L9G 1L8
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(905) 521-3168
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