Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

EDUTAINMENT ~ Looking towards the Future ~ St. Lawrence Parks Commission ~ Fort Henry ~ Will Baird


Will Baird, Manager, Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission


“EDUTAINMENT” … Looking towards the future …
Ontario Visited is extremely excited to be working this year the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, including Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry. For me, this past week was truly enlightening and encouraging, as I had the privilege of interview Mr. Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry - St. Lawrence Parks Commission who shared some of his “Edutainment... Educating while Entertaining"!
Edutainment business” as Mr. Will Baird, Manager of Fort Henry tell men is what visitors will take away from their experience of this 1860’s historical representation. The hopes are that visitors will take away some excitement from the past. Exciting messages help will ingrain the learning experience into an entertaining experience providing knowledge and insight along the way. Fort Henry will be present in a more realistic re-enactment, recreating history in the first person. Mr. Baird tells me …The more realistic to your audience the more they will take away.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Blogs, Articles and Newsletters. In the meantime, please check out Fort Henry website at (LINK) for the Sunset Ceremony details; Upper Canada Village at (LINK) and the St. Lawrence Parks Commission at (LINK).

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