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Them Pirates were Here!
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 at Midday

Pickering Village in Ajax, ON hosted a fun frolic through the Village with a decidedly pirate theme. Coinciding with International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Pillage the Village, on Sunday, September 19th, 2010,  was an afternoon of entertainment, food and drink, and a fun-filled Amazing Race style treasure hunt for both the competitive and family-fun oriented.

Other entertainments included costumed actors and actresses from local theatre groups strolling through the village, speaking in pirate period tongue and interacting with the Festival goers, as well as pirate music, a raffle for swag from local businesses frequently, throughout the day. A special presentation by the Pirate, Zoltan The Adequate was be held twice in the afternoon. Zoltan, a renowned magician throughout North America as a featured entertainer at renaissance festivals was an overwhelming crowd pleaser!

Entertainment, Treasure Hunt Registrations and Opening/Closing Ceremonies (Cast Off/Weigh Anchor) were held in the Pickering Village Courtyards, at the corners of Elizabeth Street and Kingston Road (click here for a map of Pickering Village).

In a unique component to this event, local restaurants and pubs held Happy Arrr!, with one local food and beverage establishment featured every hour throughout the day, offering specials on their various faire.

Next year, Pillage the Village will be expanded with even more fun-filled and exciting events, treasure, pirates and activities for all ages!

So next year - come one, come all and fill yer gobs, yer ears and yer treasure chests at Pillage the Village.



Next Year's Treasure Hunt Prize Estimate*








300 Doubleloons



* Total prize money + non-cash prize value to be awarded in the Treasure Hunt

◊ 1 Doubleloon = $2 or 1 toonie


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