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Learn how to make fire using traditional skills on September 28 at Crawford Lake

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Join Crawford Lake staff on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a truly unique experience and learn a traditional skill, how to start a fire.

Led by skilled guides, you will partake in a fascinating tour of Crawford Lake’s 15th century Longhouse village. Fire making workshop participants will learn about the importance of fire and fire making, and practice various traditional fire starting techniques. As part of the workshop, each person will build their very own Fire Bow kit to take home.

Register early to ensure your participation – spots are limited. You can register online, if you go to the events calendar and click on the Fire Making Workshop event listing. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children under 15, plus HST. This workshop is not recommended for children under 10.

For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the events calendar; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to the Halton Park website.

About Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Crawford Lake is located at the corner of Guelph Line and Conservation Road (formerly Steeles Avenue) 15 km north of the QEW, and 5 km south of the 401 in Milton. The pristine waters of Crawford Lake have drawn people to its shores for hundreds of years. The rare lake, with surrounding boardwalk, is nestled in lush forests atop the stunning Niagara Escarpment where visitors can watch soaring turkey vultures glide through the Nassagaweya Canyon.

You can step back in time and explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village that has been reconstructed on its original site at Crawford Lake. The spirits still sing in the longhouses where tools, animal hides and the smell of smoke let you experience the rich history of Ontario’s First Peoples. Crawford Lake’s Customer Service staff can be reached by telephone at 905-854-0234, ext. 3200, or by e-mail,