NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – October 1 to 7, 2007

October 2, 2007

NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
October 1 to 7, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), October 2, 2007

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Coffee and Conversation: Making an exhibition about a Genius
Saturday, October 6, 2007

1 p.m. (English)
3 p.m. (French)
Gallery E
Join Sam Cronk, Canadian Music curator and Anne Newlands, Senior Interpretive Planner for a special visit of the Museum’s newest exhibition Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius. The exhibition traces Gould’s development from child prodigy to international concert star to recording and media artist pioneer. It also recalls Gould’s surprising departure from the concert scene, and examines the personal charisma and idiosyncrasies that helped make him a cultural icon.

Giving Thanks to Mother Earth
Sunday, October 7, 2007

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Hall
Explore aboriginal seasonal traditions that celebrate harvest time and Mother Earth’s gifts. Taste traditional corn cakes. Interpreters from the La Maison des cultures amérindiennes will be available to answer questions about these festivities. Don’t miss the 2 p.m. presentation of the “Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers”.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Kids Celebrate!
Opens October 6, 2007

Kids Celebrate! is an activity-packed exhibition about celebrations and how kids — and their families — celebrate special events throughout the year.

To celebrate this new temporary exhibition three days of events await you. Come and meet special guests and their families in the Mexican, Japanese and Indian homes. A special party will be held in the Studio where you can create a unique party hat, a parade will take place each day at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., family dance sessions will keep you on your toes on Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.. There will be storytelling every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in French and from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in English. Much more awaits you and your family in the exhilarating new exhibition.

National Family Week
October 1 to 7, 2007
Celebrating the Diversity of Families in Canada

This is a week to celebrate families and reflect on their importance in our lives. Mark National Family Week with a visit to the Canadian Children’s Museum Explore how families around the world work and play together and reflect upon what makes your family unique. To find out more about National Family Week, check the National Family Week website at

ca A proud supporter of Canadian Children’s Museum programming

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Stamp Mania
Saturday, October 6, 2007

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In celebration of Stamp Collecting Month, join us for postal games, guest speakers, workshops and other fun activities. Find out about local stamp clubs and start your own collection!

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169