Guelph Civic Museum Closed July 1 – Join us at McCrae House for Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada Day at McCrae House on Sunday, July 1stfrom noon until 4 p.m.  “Our Canada Day festivities offer fun for the entire family,” says Val Harrison, Coordinator of Public Programs. “Visitors can enjoy a variety of heritage military displays and demonstrations, musical entertainment, Highland and Irish dancing, outdoor games, and, of course, birthday cake!” 

 Well known local musician James Gordon will serenade the crowd while students from the Mary Ellen Cann School of Highland Dance and The Royal City Academy of Irish Dance kick up their heels to demonstrate traditional dances. Military artefacts and uniforms of the Civil War, First World War and Second World War will be on display, including a War of 1812 encampment. The afternoon program also includes a musketry demonstration and members of the John McCrae Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the local Cadet corps will be on hand to answer questions.

 For hands-on experiences, visitors can create Home Front crafts with the Canadian Embroiderers Guild of Guelph, browse through the selection of Canadian military books at the Laurier Centre for Military and Strategic Disarmament Studies table, meet author Doug Larson, or try out some historic games like quoits and stilt walking.

Admission to the Canada Day event is by donation.

Posted by Dawn Owen on June 19, 2012