Package: Soldier for a Day

Soldier for a Day

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Sat, May 7, 2016 to Mon, Oct 31, 2016

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You will be an impressive sight in the MacKenzie tartan kilt, bright red doublet, and Glengarry bonnet. The skirl of the bagpipes and the crack of your rifle will transport you to 1869 where you will learn the skills needed to defend this important port. It may be hot, it may be dusty, or it may be foggy and raining, but this is the life of a soldier!

The Queen's army provides soldiers with an authentic uniform, foot drills, firearms training (or drum training for soldiers under 16), an in-depth tour of your new home - the Halifax Citadel, and light refreshments.

Duration: Three hours

Prices: Adults $199; Children (8-15) $175; Couple/Group of 2 $250; Family/Group of 3 $275; Family/Group of 4 $300

Taxes extra.

Contact the Orderly Room at (902) 426-1990 or to become a soldier today.

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Conditions: Offered twice daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00p.m. Maximum 4 participants/session. Minimum age requirement: 8 years. Program involves moderate physical activity. Uniforms are wool and you may come in contact with dust or pollen. The handling of firearms is restricted to those who are 16 years of age or older.