at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
July 20 to 26, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.
Mythical Creatures in the Backyard
Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lend artist Marc Walter a hand as he uses natural elements to create giant outdoor sculptures of mythical creatures, turning the Museum’s Waterfall Court into a fantasy garden guarded by creatures of the land, sea and sky. This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mythic Beasts: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.
On the Lookout for Bigfoot
Friday, July 24
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (French)
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (English)
A Sasquatch knows when people are looking for it… and chooses who will be allowed to see it. Storyteller Joe Maple saw one back in 1808 and is here to tell you about it. Who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of Bigfoot! This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mythic Beasts: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids.
Stories and Legends of Mythic Beasts!
Saturday, July 25
The entire family will enjoy these original tales from some of our most creative storytellers.
11:30 a.m. (French) — Laurent Glaude talks about his trip to Scotland’s magical, elf-inhabited island of Orcas, and his encounters with some unusual mythical creatures.
1 p.m. (English) — Ruth Stewart-Verger transports you to the mountains of Tibet, the great plains of China and the raging North Sea, where 2,000-year-old tales of mythical beasts are formed out of thin air!
2 p.m. (French) — Michel Farant brings the adventures of his character Ti-Jean to life as he faces imaginary monsters!
3:30 p.m. (English) — Tom Lips presents traditional stories from Europe, Asia and Africa, featuring mythical creatures of the land, sea and sky.
Thursday, July 23
Experience a musical journey back in time to Ancient Egypt with a performance by the Mushfiq Arts Company.
Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company
No Power Greater by Lib Spry
Wednesday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English) and 2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (English) and 5:30 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall, “Labor Temple” Union Hall
No Power Greater will take you to the front line of the 1919 Winnipeg general strike. Meet strike leader Mrs. Helen Armstrong and three young men with very different opinions on the strike.