Kings Landing Historical Settlement

Kings Landing to celebrate Canada Day (10/06/30)

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June 30, 2010

PRINCE WILLIAM (CNB) - Canada Day will be celebrated at Kings Landing Historical Settlement from Thursday, July 1, to Sunday, July 4, with an event called "Roll Out the Barrel - Fine Wines and Tempestuous Times."

This weekend at Kings Landing, the year is 1855 and New Brunswick is in the midst of political controversy and heated debate - should the sale of liquor be prohibited? Samuel Leonard Tilley and the Sons and Daughters of Temperance are promoting a ban on the "demon rum." Owners of local taverns, led by Simeon Jones, are opposed and are looking for support because their livelihoods are at stake. Visitors can meet these historical figures during the event.

"At temperance rallies and confrontations in front of the village pub, families visiting Kings Landing will be invited to sign and circulate petitions and join in the debate," said Michelle Daigle, artistic director.

Kings Landing is located 20 minutes west of Fredericton on the Trans-Canada Highway, Exit 253. For more information, call 506-363-4999 or go online

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MEDIA CONTACT: Krista Rae, public relations, Kings Landing Historical Settlement, 506-363-4952, krista.rae@kingslanding.nb.ca.

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