22 July 2010

New Brunswick Day 2010!
Celebrate at the New Brunswick Museum, Monday, August 2
Free admission for everyone!


Celebrate all things New Brunswick at the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John this New Brunswick Day, Monday, August 2.  The Calithumpians will be here to provide lots of great fun and entertainment through their engaging theatrical performances. Enjoy traditional fiddle tunes, historic skits, crafting and more throughout the many galleries of the New Brunswick Museum.  Admission is FREE for EVERYONE – ALL DAY - from 10 am to 5 pm. (Bilingual) Come join the celebration!  Happy New Brunswick Day!

The Calithumpians, the popular Fredericton based theatre troupe, will entertain you with two performances in the Hall of the Great Whales in the afternoon at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.

1:30 pm – Little Hall of Heroes (45 minutes) – Join Chip and Daisy on their quest to defeat a strange epidemic sweeping the city.  With a little help from some New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame heroes, kids learn about the athletic spirit of excellence.

3:00 pm – Poet’s Corner, Writer’s Block (30 minutes) – Poems are sung and performed as the show explores different varieties of poetry from slam, to confederacy poets. Poet’s Corner explores how generations of poets inspire each other and how poetry needs to be celebrated as part of our larger culture.

There are several temporary exhibitions for all to enjoy including:

Canada's Waterscapes — Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect:  Explore some of Canada’s beautiful waterscapes and discover the amazing diversity of life that depends on our aquatic ecosystems. You can follow an imaginary whooping crane’s ‘diary’, listen to frog calls, and even create your own ocean sounds!

Caillou and the Innu:  Children are invited to follow Caillou, the popular character created by Éditions Chouette, in his adventures through the pages of a giant interactive book read to them in English, French or Innu. A play area with a replica of an Innu camp, including an Innu tent, costumes, games, and authentic objects will carry children off to a fascinating world full of Innu traditions.

Stroll through the galleries and discover the riches of New Brunswick; whale skeletons from the Bay of Fundy; fossils of giant trilobites, scorpions and mastodons; and creations by New Brunswick's distinguished artists. Listen to traditional fiddle tunes along the river in the New Brunswick Industry Gallery. Visit the Discovery Gallery - a special place for children to discover the stories of New Brunswick.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome for a day filled with activities and entertainment celebrating New Brunswick!

New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John. For more information: 1 888 268 9595

Canada's Waterscapes — Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect, is produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in partnership with Parks Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), RBC and the Canadian Water Network, with support from Canadian Geographic.

Caillou and the Innu is produced by the Montréal Biodôme in collaboration with Éditions Chouette, the Ekuanitshit Innu community, the Institut Culturel et Éducatif Montagnais (ICEM), and Friends of the Montréal Biodôme (SABM); with the support of Heritage Canada.

For further information:

Vita Kipping
Community Relations
New Brunswick Museum
Tel: (506) 643-2358
Toll-free: 1-888-268-9595
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