at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
January 19 to 25, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.
Ancient Globalization in Canada’s Arctic
Presented as part of the Out of the Cold – The Roy Koerner Lectures
Thursday, January 22
7:30 p.m. (English with French simultaneous translation)
Archaeologist Dr. Patricia Sutherland, Canadian Museum of Civilization, presents the evidence for a European presence in Arctic Canada during the centuries around 1000 CE, and examines the nature and extent of contact between the Norse and the Aboriginal occupants of the Eastern Arctic. In partnership with Polar Continental Shelf Project, Natural Resources Canada.
Sunday at the Shanty
Sunday, January 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s Sunday and the hardworking men of the nineteenth-century Ottawa Valley have hung up their tools for the day. Join them to sample authentic food, enjoy period music and learn more about our region’s past.
Awaken the Artist Within!
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Draw inspiration from original folk art pieces and create your own unique work of art in the exhibition’s activity space. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition
Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art.
2009 Valentine’s Day Ball
For Love, Children, Youth
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tickets on sale now
All proceeds go to the children’s and youth programs of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. Dinner and dancing…an enchanting and romantic setting…a memorable Valentine’s Day.
For more information, call 819-7767183.
Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Making Memories – Celebrate Family Literacy Day (ABC Canada)
Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Before you begin your journey through the Children’s Museum, stop at the Studio to make and decorate your own special journal. Then fill it with stories of your day at the Museum as you travel through the International Village.
Ages 6 and up.
Ottawa International Children’s Festival
Head in the Clouds
Sunday, January 25
1 and 3 p.m. (In English)
Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Festival office
by calling 613 241-0999 or at the door
Michael Trautman has his Head in the Clouds! How else could he come up with the inspired looniness of his solo theatre performance? Through skits developed in performances all over the world — from street corners to schools to festivals and theatres — Michael brings a delightful array of eccentric characters to life in a performance you won’t want to miss! Ages 3 and up. In partnership with the Ottawa International Children’s Festival.