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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – April 14 to 20, 2008



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – April 14 to 20, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, April 9, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Give blood: It’s the gift of life
Thursday, April 17, 2008
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grand Hall

Héma-Québec, in association with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Grand Hall. Free admission and parking for donors only.

The Stories of Nanabush
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2008
Noon to 4 p.m.
Gallery A and Northern Salon

Listen to Jo Maple’s stories about Nanabush, and be inspired by Daphne Odjig’s illustrations of this legend when you meet artist Simon Brascoupé for a painting workshop. In conjunction with the Daphne Odjig exhibit.

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Children’s Day in Turkey
Friday, April 18, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, such as Japan, Korea and Turkey. These celebrations recognize the value and importance of children. Today, we celebrate with the Turkish community through music, dance and food. Ages 5 and under.

Earth Day
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for an environmental art adventure in the Studio! Express your creativity and love of nature as you work with others to create a work of art using organic materials such as branches, stones and flowers. At the Theatre, explore the four seasons with Tante Caroline and Noisette the squirrel in an interactive bilingual performance at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., or stop by The Factory, where you can decorate an environmentally friendly bag to go shopping.

CANADIAN POSTAL MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Earth Day Rocks
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This Earth Day, show your appreciation to Mother Earth by painting your very own pictograph message on a piece of stone. Sponsored by Canada Post.

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


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