6 February 2008

From Hawks to Hockey – Celebrate Heritage Week with the New Brunswick Museum

During Heritage Week, February 11 to 18, the New Brunswick Museum celebrates the music and sounds of our province with “Sounds Like New Brunswick”. Throughout the week visitors can enjoy discovery-filled adventures focusing on music and sounds. Enjoy the sounds of the outdoors with whales or birds; discover the music of a variety of cultures with flutes and fiddles; explore the sounds of workers at sea or in a factory.

Drop by the New Brunswick Museum for Explorer Saturdays on February 9 and 16. A day full of “Sounds like New Brunswick” themed activities includes experiments, art instruction, educational craft production, and hands-on discovery tours. It's a chance to celebrate the heritage of New Brunswick by discovering music of the people and sounds of the animals that call New Brunswick home.

On Sunday, February 17 at 2:30 pm , join artist Peggy Smith while she “paints music”. You'll discover how a blank canvas can become the visual expression of a musical experience. Smith's work brings the viewer into the colour and motion of music.

Later that afternoon, the New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Sea Dogs Hockey Club join in celebrating New Brunswick's Heritage Week. Great fun awaits the estimated 4000 fans before and during the game between the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Acadie Bathurst Titans on Sunday at 4 pm. Fans are invited to visit the New Brunswick Museum's Heritage Week display on the concourse level of Harbour Station. They will receive free admission tickets to the Museum and a chance to win a special Museum prize package, with the winner to be announced during the third period.

In celebration of Heritage Week 2008, a special curriculum linked “Sounds like New Brunswick!” program is available to interested school and youth groups. This one-hour interactive tour for pre-registered groups is offered from February 12 to March 30; please book two weeks in advance by calling (506) 643-2349. Teachers can check the Museum website www.nbm-mnb.ca for further details.

The New Brunswick Museum offers a unique and interesting opportunity to investigate the rich cultural and natural history of our province. There is something for everyone to explore, discover and enjoy during Heritage Week 2008.

Media contact:

Rose Poirier

(506) 643-2339

Wendy Martindale

(506) 643-2338