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Have a ball with Poi

Have a ball with Poi

Gatineau, Quebec, July 3, 2007 — Poi, the street-performance art that originated in Maori culture, is coming to the Canadian Children’s Museum! Join us on Mondays July 9, 16 and 23 for Glow in the Dark Poi in Action! You’ll get to watch a Poi performance and give it a try yourself!

Discover how much fun you can have with a flick of your wrist and some juggling balls. Poi is a great activity with some strings attached — literally, since it’s a form of juggling with balls connected to ropes that you spin and swing in circular patterns.

Poi is a traditional performance art invented by the Maori people of New Zealand to increase flexibility, strength and coordination. Modern Poi has evolved with lots of variations — including the dramatic glow-in-the-dark version.

Glow in the Dark Poi in Action!
Mondays July 9, 16 and 23, 2007
1:30 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum
Free with Museum admission

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

2007-07-04 00:00:00.000

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