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Seek and Find!

Installation of a new heating and ventilation system is a funny process because it starts off uncomfortably, as temperatures are prone to spike (hello bikinis in January!) and fall (where is my sweater?!), with the whole process finishing as though nothing happened at all.

I thought I would share with you the illusive process of installing a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit visually. One of my favorite things to do when I was growing up was play Seek and Find. A variation of Hide and Seek, Seek and Find is a game where you look for something located in the open. As the Museum undergoes installation of a new HVAC system, our visitors, volunteers and staff are often presented with a Seek and Find of their own and I would like to challenge you to spot the differences!

Is a picture really worth 1,000 words?

Here at the Museum, we get excited about sharing and preserving stories—namely the individual immigration stories that span Canada chronologically and geographically, that together make up our collective Canadian story.

Often, stories are shared through written first-hand accounts, through research compiled from historical documents or through oral histories. All of which can be extremely moving and thought-provoking. But what about the power of a story shared through a photograph?

Put ‘Em Up: Museums vs. The Gym

Recently, we hosted a Zumba Fitness class with instructor Amy Marshall as part of our Discover Culture program. The energy was wild and fun. The music drew in those who had planned to attend as well as those who wandered by and wanted to join the party. We started with a small handful of somewhat tentative people and before we knew it, more had joined and the place was hoppin’!