Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 3-9, 2007

November 29, 2007

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 3-9, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), November 29, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Concert: An Evening Inspired by Genius
Thursday, December 6, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Free tickets at the Museum Box Office: 819 776-7000,
Discover the genius of Glenn Gould by visiting the exhibition and listen to the Ottawa Bach Choir perform a concert of seasonal favourites. This concert is presented in conjunction with the Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius multimedia exhibition, where Gould is the main feature. He speaks through his taped interviews, writings, media productions and, of course, his music. Come admire a remarkable, rich and varied collection of the artist’s artifacts.
In partnership with Library and Archives Canada, in honour of Glenn Gould’s 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death.

A Victorian Christmas
Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 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.

Traditional Swedish Santa Lucia Celebration
Sunday, December 9, 2007
8 p.m.
Grand Hall

Adults $20, Seniors, students and children $18 (max. 6 tickets/person)
Museum Box Office: 819 776-7000 (service charges may apply)
Celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice with a candlelight procession, a choral concert and a reception featuring traditional Swedish foods. Tickets will sell quickly!
In partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and IKEA Ottawa.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Santa’s Kitchen
Friday, December 7, 2007
Cookie baking: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Storytelling: 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. (French); 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. (English)

Santa’s elves need your help to bake cookies in preparation for Santa’s long journey on December 24. Meet Santa Claus and listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel at the Theatre. This activity is presented as part of Just for You and Your Preschooler.

Giant Gingerbread House
Saturdays, December 8-15 and Sundays, December 9-16, 2007
Workshops at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Help us create a giant gingerbread house, complete with some well-known storybook characters. This activity is presented in conjunction with Kids in the Kitchen, inviting kids to enjoy cooking experiences that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

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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