Family Day 2016
Since the first Family Day was observed on February 18, 2008, many Ontarians have enjoyed taking advantage of the holiday to spend time with their family and explore their communities. Family Day 2016 falls on February 15th and you don’t have to look any further than MOA for something fun to do as we continue our tradition of hosting a Family Fun Day filled with wonderful indoor family activities.
Families will be able to listen to and share stories with Mi’kmaq storyteller Nina Antoine-Ogilvie as well as explore and shop at First Nations Craft Vendors throughout the day! Children can discover the secrets to archaeological digs by uncovering and mapping chocolate chips in our Cookie excavation and explore the importance of First Nations Wampum as a means of communication through our wampum activity.
In the morning, Dr. Chris Ellis from Western University will be on hand to identify artifacts, and Dana Poulton, Archaeologist and President of D.R. Poulton and Associates (a key contributor to our Changing Landscapes exhibition in the temporary gallery) will share London’s rich archaeological heritage and his experiences excavating Victoria Park in the afternoon.
We are also excited to be hosting a Medicine Wheel Teachings and Art Workshop facilitated by Hugh Hill, Laka’tos, from the Oneida Nation on Family Day. Mr. Hill will share the teachings he has learned from the elders, teachings he continues to learn and pass along.
The Medicine Wheel represents all creation, harmony and connections. Come and learn about the teachings and significance of the Medicine Wheel in Aboriginal culture in this interactive and family fun workshop. Participants will paint their own Medicine Wheel art piece to take home.
So put on your warm woolies, gather up your family, and join us this Family Day!
FAMILY DAY 2016 SCHEDULE
- Storytelling with Nina Antoine-Ogilvie
- Cookie Excavations
- Wampum Activity
- First Nation Craft Vendors
- 10:00 – 1:00 Artifact Identification with Dr. Chris Ellis
- 1:30 – 3:30 London Archaeology with Dana Poulton
Medicine Wheel Workshop
Cost: $15 for adults and $13 for youth (5-17 years old) and includes admission to the museum.
Times: 11:00-12:00 and 2:00-3:00
To register for the workshop, or for more information about the event, please contact the museum by phone at 519-473-1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.