NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

January 15, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
January 10 to 18, 2009

Upcoming Activities
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.

Face to Face with…Brother André
Sunday, January 11
2 p.m. (in French)
Level 4 – Multi-purpose Room
Historian Xavier Gélinas discusses the life and achievements of the beloved founder of Saint-Joseph Oratory in Montréal.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon
Explore the mysteries of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt.

Pyramids and Pharaohs: Adapting Architecture to Concepts of the Afterlife
Sunday, January 18
2 p.m. (French)
Tickets: $5
Jean Revez of the Université de Québec à Montréal discusses the Great Pyramids of the Giza Plateau, and how they evolved from religious concepts rooted in earlier times.

Great Blessing of the Waters Ceremony
Sunday, January 18
3 p.m.
Waterfall Court
Take part in this traditional blessing, held by the Ukrainian Church during the Feast of Theophany, in a special ceremony near the Ottawa River. Presented in partnership with the Sheptytsky Institute, St. Paul University.

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
Grand Hall
Tickets on sale now
Tickets: $250
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)

Welcoming the New Year
Just for You and Your Preschooler (Ages 5 and under)
Friday, January 16
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join our special guest as we ring in the New Year. Explore how families in Japan, Austria, China and Mexico celebrate this special day of the year.

Snacks Fit for a Pharaoh
Presented as part of the Kids in the Kitchen series
Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18