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Media Release
January 15, 2018
Halifax, NS

Winter Games Fun Day!

The Olympic Winter Games are just around the corner and we’re here to help you get ready. Join us at the Museum on Saturday, January 20th from 10 am to 4 pm for a day of hands-on activities to celebrate Korean culture and revisit magical moments in Canadian sports history. Learn to curl with the NS Curling Association, enjoy a Korean martial art demonstration by Gumdo Halifax, explore sports memorabilia from the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, view past CBC Olympic highlights and more. You’ll be excited to cheer on Canada at PyeongChang 2018 after your day of Winter Games Fun.

Special guests include CBC, the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, the Nova Scotia Curling Association, Gumdo Halifax, the Nova Scotian Korean Language School and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). Cost is included with admission. Presented in English and French.

Winter Games Fun Day!
Saturday, January 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Schedule:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Olympic medal craft table, ongoing Olympic highlights on screen and distribution of PyeongChang 2018 materials with CBC.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Nova Scotia Olympians display of items from the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame collection
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Learn to curl with the Nova Scotia Curling Association.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Hot chocolate break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Korean culture activities with The Nova Scotia Korean Language School
1:00 pm -1:30 pm: Haidong Gumdo demonstration by Gumdo Halifax

Quotes:

Winter Games Fun Day is a great way for families to get excited for the upcoming Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea! There will be a variety of hands-on activities and we’re very excited to welcome all of our special guests, including CBC, the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, and the Nova Scotia Korean School. Displays and activities will highlight the intersection between sports, culture and immigration. It will be fun for the whole family, and a perfect excuse to rediscover the Museum! - Alexandra Cherry, Acting Public Programs Manager, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. The Museum is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the stories and experiences of all immigrants to Canada, past to present day. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.

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Media Contact
Beatrice Houston-Gilfoy, Communications Specialist
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264
bhouston-gilfoy@pier21.ca