Medieval fair produces modern day egg

Eric McCarthy newsroom@journalpioneer.com
Published on May 30, 2014
Medieval Fair

Published on 30 May 2014

King Henry, Taylor Cooke, gathers his wives, in front from left, Brooke Pineau, Alissa Ford, back row, Morgan McPhee, Megan Chant, Bailey Bulger and Emily Dunville. They attended the Westisle Composite High School Medieval Fair Friday in Bloomfield Park.

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Medieval farmers, Marissa Wedge, left, and Chesea Culleton hold some of their livestock while participating in Friday's Medieval Fair. Because of an earlier escape, they were keeping their chicken in its cage. 

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Baker Jonathan Voigt confides the modern day bricks don't hold the heat like the clay bricks of medieval times. He was demonstrating cooking in an outdoor oven during Friday's Medieval Fair.

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Jake Rennie guards the family name while participating Friday in Westisle Composite High School's annual Medieval Fair.

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Medieval musician Tyler Gallant kept the music flowing during the fair.

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Adam Bernard, from second left, John Labobe, Brandon Ramsay and Dylan Allain watch the target as Tristan Morrison fires an arrow from the Ballista they were demonstrating during the fair.

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Peasant girl Emily Wallace sneaks fellow peasant Brianna Ramsay out of the stockade.

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Musketeers, from left, Parker Thomson, Badley Boyle, Davey Peters and Dylan Gallant demonstrate they mean business as they stand guard at the Medieval Fair.

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Justin Buchanan, left, and Matthew LeClair work up a sweat while demonstrating medieval combat.

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Michael MacWilliam packs a potato cannon prior to setting off a medieval boom.

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Bloomfield Elementary student Mary Anne Gard joins medieval dancers MVictoria Slaunwhite, left, and Samantha Milligan in 'ring around a rosie.'

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Customers Hailey Wilson, left and Martina McRae sample the offerings of medieval candy-maker Dakota Costain.

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Hannah MacMillan, right, as Queen Mary, supervises as Hannah Arsenault, left, and Sophie Rix guard her prisenor, Kendra Rayner, in their re-enactment of Bloody Mary.

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Medieval artist Laura Hardy works on a sketch.

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BLOOMFIELD -- It wasn’t scripted, but the Medieval Fair Westisle Composite High School students presented Friday at Bloomfield Provincial Park suddenly had a cast of medieval hunters.

That’s because a chicken from the medieval farm escaped into the woods.

As it turns out, the knights, fair maidens and other characters from medieval times were true hunters and they soon had the chicken back in its cage. A modern day egg was the students’ reward for the capture.

Students were graded on their projects for their research and presentation, explained English teacher Dana Gard. “Kids enjoy it,” Gard said of the project, “They get into it.’

Even royalty from medieval times made their presence known.

About 120 students from four English classes and three History classes, most of them dressed in period costume, acted out their roles and explained their props. A stockade, guillotine, cannons fueled by body spray or hair spray to fire potatoes, swords, stone oven and other weapons and implements were demonstrated for students who visited from local elementary schools.