Gotta getta galimoto!

July 24, 2007

Gotta getta galimoto!

Gatineau, Quebec, July 24, 2007 — Would you like to build your own set of wiry wheels? Then come to the Canadian Children’s Museum on July 31, August 14 and August 21 to make a galimoto!

You’ll learn to twist and bend special supplies into a unique galimoto — a traditional African toy vehicle made of metal and other recycled materials. Special guest Elage Mbaye will be there to share his skills and memories of his childhood pastime.

Galimoto means “car” in Chichewa, the language of Malawi, which is one of several African countries where children fashion the handmade toy vehicles out of bits of wire, tin cans, sticks, string and even vegetables. Galimotos can take the shape of cars, trucks, bikes, insects and other animals, and come with a long wire to help push them along the ground.

Galimotos: Handmade Toy Vehicles
Tuesdays, July 31, August 14 and August 21, 2007
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (bilingual)
Canadian Children’s Museum
Free with Museum admission
Maximum of 25 participants per workshop
(ca A proud supporter of Canadian Children’s Museum programming)

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

2007-07-24 00:00:00.000