Did you know Fort Rouillé was a tiny French trading fort which stood at the foot of what is now Dufferin street in Toronto, from 1750-1759?
The French inhabitants (12 people for most of the year), and local First Nations, traded furs for hatchets, blankets and silver. Fort Rouillé was the first permanent European settlement in Toronto and a monument still stands, beside Scadding Cabin on the CNE grounds.
Learn about Fort Rouillé at the CNE this summer, on Kid's Toonie Monday! Travel back in time, learn about Toronto's history, and enjoy a reading from my children's book in a chapter about the fort, Carter and the Curious Maze...
... Carter enters a curious maze at the fair, only to discover that he has travelled back in time! He visits three time periods, 1903, 1813 and 1750, all on the same spot on the CNE grounds!
Hosted by the York Pioneer and Historical Society, the event will include historical children's games, a scavenger hunt, prizes, a reading, book signing and more. Come join us for Time Travel in Toronto:
When: Monday, August 21 & Monday, August 28
Time: 1-3 pm
Where: CNE Grounds, Scadding Cabin
Cost: $2 CNE admission for kids 13 and under
More About Carter and the Curious Maze, book 3 in the award-winning middle-grade series, Weird Stories Gone Wrong:
Book Trailer, Carter and the Curious Maze
Blog Posts, Carter and the Curious Maze
CM Magazine Review (4/4 stars)
NEW BOOK COMING MARCH 2018!
The Weird Stories Gone Wrong series, for kids 8-12, has a new little brother coming in 2018: Alex and The Other.