Led by Mr. van Bemmel, a heritage day trip was organized for the first time in September 2003 for the Grade 10s to discover what life was like in Southern Ontario back in the mid-1800s. Among other locations, the trip consists of visits to old pioneer houses and a meat shop, where Mr. van Bemmel provides a demonstration of sausage making.
Students explore the charming interiors of the old pioneer houses and discover the various household items used in early times such as a butter churn. They also learn about the milk industry and the fruit industry with a special emphasis on honey bees. They also see a demonstration of plowing and get to go to a pioneer school. It is a change for boys to learn some chivalry, and for all to consider the lives of the people who built our country.