NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization August 17 to 23, 2009

August 13, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
August 17 to 23, 2009

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

On the Lookout for Bigfoot
Tuesday, August 18

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (English)
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (French)
Special Exhibitions Gallery C: Mythic Beasts

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 he is here to tell you all about it. You may even catch a glimpse of Bigfoot yourself!

Mythic Bash!
Saturday, August 22

8:00 p.m. to midnight
Grand Hall
Step into myths and legends for a fun, whimsical evening of music, magic, psychic readings, medieval-style combat demonstrations, fanciful foods and much more. Come as Beauty, Beast or even as a valiant knight, and invade the Museum. Tickets ($10) may be purchased at the box office. 

Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company

 No Power Greater, by Lib Spry
Wednesday, August 19
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday, August 20
 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (English)
5:30 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall, The Union Hall “Labour Temple”
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.
Duration: 25 minutes

Beaveriffic, by Stephanie Burchell and Dramamuse
Every day except Wednesday
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
Special Exhibitions Gallery D: Her Majesty’s Stamps
In this Dramamuse play for families, you’ll meet Castor Canadensis, the famous beaver that appears on the first Canadian postage stamp. Join this Three Penny Beaver for exciting stories about the stamps displayed in the exhibition Her Majesty’s Stamps, presented by Canada Post. Duration: 20 minutes


Canadian Children’s Museum
(located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Building Mania!
August 19, 22 and 23
10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grab your hard hats and get ready to build! A truckload of bricks and blocks has just been delivered to the Studio, and construction is about to begin! Our building team needs your help to design buildings and other structures for the community. It’s a construction site you won’t want to miss!

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization