Posted on: 30/09/2010
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
October 4 to 10, 2010
Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Films to launch the 40th anniversary of China – Canada diplomatic relations
Wednesday, October 6
7 p.m. (English)
This innovative and moving short film was seen by millions of people visiting the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China — but what did visitors learn about this country? Ask filmmaker Jean-Francois Pouliot how he captured everyday life in Canada in this specially commissioned film, which features thousands of vibrant images of urban Canadians. Glimpses will be immediately followed by a newly released feature-length commercial film from China, Way of the Snowstorm, presented with English subtitles. Filmed on location in the beautiful plateaus of Xinjiang, Way of the Snowstorm is the most expensive film ever made in the region. Offered in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
An Evening with Haida Artist Robert Davidson
Friday, October 8
7 p.m. (English)
Robert Davidson is one of Canada’s most respected and important contemporary artists. A Northwest Coast native of Haida descent, he is a master carver, printmaker, painter and jeweler, and is a leading figure in the renaissance of Haida art and culture. Mr. Davidson is internationally known for his outstanding art, and is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. During this special presentation, Davidson will share his sources of inspiration and love of art with the audience. $15; $10 for Members. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges).
Public Guided Tours
First Peoples Hall
October 4 to 10
In English and French, depending on start time
Tickets: $3 with Museum admission. For more information, please inquire at the Museum Information Desk.
In the Time of the Voyageurs
October 5 to 8
Sunday, October 10
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, we are pleased to offer lively interactions with visitors while they explore different aspects of life as a voyageur more than 200 years ago.
October 5 to 9
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.