Holiday Activities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 24, 2007 to January 6, 2008

December 19, 2007

Holiday Activities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 24, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Gatineau (Quebec), December 19, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Music of the Andes
Friday, December 28, 2007
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Grand Hall

Enjoy a live performance by Peru Mestizo, featuring a blend of traditional and contemporary music of the Andes. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed.

Jazzy Afternoon
Saturday, December 29, 2007
2 p.m.
River View Salon

Celebrate the holiday season with the Steve Berndt Quartet.

1857: The Grand Finale
Monday, December 31, 2007
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Grand Hall

Museum is open and general admission is free (special exhibition fee applies to Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed). On December 31, 1857, Ottawa was named Canada’s Capital. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this milestone during this evening, with music by Celtic North, a special countdown activity and anniversary fireworks presented by the National Capital Commission at 18:57 (6:57 p.m.).
In partnership with the National Capital Commission. For more information: .

Twelfth Night
Sunday, January 6, 2008
2 p.m.
Grand Hall

Celebrate the end of the holiday season as you dance the quadrille with Le Diable aux Corsets and sample some Galette des Rois (Kings’ Cake). If you find the hidden bean in your piece of cake, you’ll be king or queen for the day!

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Workshop: Improv at the Theatre
From Wednesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 30, 2007
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Join us for a series of challenging, fun and zany games. With support from a pair of experienced improv players and a wacky host, you’ll take part in a series of humorous exercises, with only your own spontaneity and imagination as tools. A rewarding and frenzied time is guaranteed! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Storytelling Without Words
Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4, 2008
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join local mime Christiane Claude and learn how to tell a story with only your facial expressions and body movements.

Oshogatsu: Japanese New Year
Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find out how children in Japan celebrate the New Year in this Kids Celebrate! activity. Make a hagoita, a traditional paddle used to play the game of hanestsuki, and play fukuwari by creating an amusing facial expression. And don’t forget to make your New Year wish come true by slurping a soba noodle!

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Holiday Thank-You Notes
Wednesday, December 26 and Thursday, December 27, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be prepared this year and make some unique and beautiful thank-you cards with guest artist Marie-Pierre Kroetsch. Sponsored by Canada Post.


Monday, December 24: closing at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25: closed
Wednesday, December 26 and