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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 26-December 2, 2007



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 26-December 2, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), November 21, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

A Victorian Christmas
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2007
Noon to 4 p.m.
Canada Hall and Level 4 – Multi-Purpose Room

Can you really do all your Christmas shopping for under $5? Come see and handle a variety of Christmas artifacts from the late 1800s and try guessing their original retail price, then make your own Victorian ornament.

PERFORMANCES & CELEBRATIONS

The Third Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards
Saturday, December 1, 2007
8 p.m.
Grand Hall

Celebrate Canadian folk music in all its forms during an evening of award presentations and entertainment. $40. Cocktails at 7 p.m.
http://www.canadianfolkmusicawards.ca.
In partnership with The Canadian Folk Music Awards

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

Festival of Light
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Performances at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Theatre

Many cultures have special festivals of light. Join our cultural guests for some special celebrations of light and hope and make a farolito (lantern) in the Mexican home, a Filipino parol star (lantern) in the studio and Chinese lanterns in the Market Bazaar. Don’t miss the special presentation of glow in the dark Poi and hula hoops by Fireweavers.

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

Santa’s Longest Letter
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to help us write the longest letter ever written to Santa and listen to a dramatic reading of the cherished Christmas classic Letters from Father Christmas (English: noon, 2 p.m.; French: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.)
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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