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Media Advisory
June 28, 2016
Halifax, NS

Make Canada Day a Historic One!
Celebrate at the Canadian Museum of Immigration
at Pier 21

On Friday, July 1st celebrate Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The Museum is a must-visit venue to celebrate Canada. Join us for fun-filled activities for the entire family. Admission is free all day, so you can explore our new permanent exhibitions as well as our temporary exhibitions, Canada’s Titanic – Empress of Ireland and Canada’s Self Portrait.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., all are welcome to attend the official Citizenship Ceremony followed by our Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair features live multicultural music, family friendly activities, crafting activities, sweet treats and much more!

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is partnering with Jason Skinner, Freddie Mujica, Kyle Jackson, Karyn’s Cookies and Treats, Aquil Virani, Chinese Culture and Arts Club, The Greene School, Free to Move, Halifax Multicultural Drummers, Flamenco Dance School, La Zona Latina Dance Company, Russian Cultural Society, Confucius Centre, The Ikebana Shop, and the Discovery Centre and Alliance Française.
  • Canada’s Self Portrait, a participatory art project about who we are and what we stand for as Canadians will be on display from July 1 to 11, 2016. On July 1st, come meet artist, Aquil Virani, and Rebecca Jones, and participate in their newest collaborative project, My Canada, by writing about what your Canada looks like. Can’t make it on Canada Day? Drop by on Sunday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to chat with the artist.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Chalk Art with Artist Jason Skinner
Paint a tile with Artist in Residence Kyle Jackson
My Canada - Collaborative Art with Aquil Virani
Photobooth

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cuban Music from Freddie Mujica
Face Painting
Balloon Animals
History Quiz
Games Train
Family Fun Zone

Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre:

10:30 a.m. - Canada’s Self Portrait (Film)
11 a.m. - In Canada (Film)
11:30 a.m. - Canada’s Self Portrait (Film)
12 p.m. - In Canada (Film)
12:30 p.m - Under Pressure (Discovery Centre Demo)
1 p.m. - In Canada (Film)
1:30 p.m. - Hocus Focus (Discovery Centre Demo)
2 p.m. - In Canada (Film)
2:30 p.m. - Ecstatic Electricity (Discovery Centre Demo)

Hall of Tribute Performance Stage:

11:30 a.m. - Chinese Music and Dancing (Chinese Culture and Arts Club)
12:05 p.m. - Irish Dancing (The Greene School)
12:20 p.m. - Cuban Salsa Dancing (Free to Move)
1:30 p.m. - African Drumming (Halifax Multicultural Drummers)
1:45 p.m. - Flamenco Dancing Presentation and Clapping Workshop (Flamenco Dance School)
2:10 p.m. - Bachata Dancing (La Zona Latina Dance Company)
2:25 p.m. - Russian/Ukrainian Costume Presentation and Music (Russian Cultural Society)

This event is open to media. Please contact Stéphanie Comeau in advance to schedule interviews.

Media Contact

Stéphanie Comeau
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 264
scomeau@pier21.ca