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Media Release
December 10, 2018
Halifax, NS

Canadian Museum of Immigration invites you to “Pier” through the eyes of a child

This year, the Museum’s Winter Family Fun Day features a magical opportunity to explore the unique perspectives of the children of Pier 21. Our new, special tour of the Pier 21 exhibit highlights real stories and memories of children who took their first steps in Canada here. Throughout Winter Family Fun Day, families will be guided through the exhibit and historical spaces providing a chance to understand Canada’s immigration history from a different viewpoint. In addition, we invite visitors to join us for art making, film screenings, cookie decorating and a visit with our mascot, Fenton.

Winter Family Fun Day
Saturday, December 15
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Schedule of Pier through the Eyes of a Child tours:
10:30, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00

Schedule of Activities:
10:00 - 2:00: Stamp art activity with Carloe Liu
10:00 - 2:00: Screenings of NFP Talespinners: Kids' Cartoons from Around the World (English and French screenings)
10:00 - 2:00: Book Nook Quiet Area
11:30 - 12:00: Laughter Yoga with Helen Fong
12:30 - 1:30: Cookie decorating (and eating)

Quotes:

“Winter Family Fun Day is great way to spend quality time with the family while exploring Canada’s fascinating immigration history. There will be a film screening, art-making, and we can’t wait for people to explore Pier 21 through the eyes of a child during our new, special tours. All of these activities are fun for the whole family. We hope that Family Fun Day will introduce children to the concept of immigration, and will help build understanding and empathy about immigration as they keep growing and learning. We want Family Fun day to change the way people think about Museums; they aren’t always quiet spaces! They are also places to play, and learn new and unexpected things.” - Rebecca MacKenzie-Hopkins, Public Programs Manager, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Media Contact
Beatrice Houston Gilfoy, Communications Specialist
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264 C : (902) 430-3986 
bhouston-gilfoy@pier21.ca

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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 nearly 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.