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Family Sundays

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Make time to see Profit & Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779-1821, the exhibition that brings the history of the Canadian fur trade to life. Then join a guest presenter every Sunday in the Discovery Studio starting at 2:00 pm. A new adventure every week!

Programs are included with regular admission. A small additional supply fee applies to some hands-on activates. Advance tickets will be sold for The David Thompson Puppet Show.

Thank you to all of our speakers and instructors who were a part of our Family Sundays program this fall. This series has wrapped up for 2012. 

Our last Family Sundays Program of 2012!

December 2nd, 2012 - Fiddling Around

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Lacombe teacher and fiddler, Laurie Maetche, will entertain with a variety of fiddling styles including Scottish, Quebecois, and Métis. Sure to keep your toes tapping.

Included with admission or MAG membership





Past Programs

October 7 - A Wilderness Walk

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Take a walk with Peter through Barrett Park. Peter will show you some of what First Nations, then the Courier de bois, and Voyageurs used to survive on in the woods. Wear suitable clothing for the weather. Participants are required to sign a waiver.

Included with admission.


October 14 - Make a Dreamcatcher

2:00 - 4:00 pm

The dream catcher is of Ojibwe origin and is thought to only let positive dreams pass through to the sleeper. The web was made by Asibikaashi (spider woman) to protect all of her children.

Included with admission + supply fee $5.00

First Nation Elder Bertha Poor and her grand daughter Jennifer Poor will share their traditional knowledge and help you create this craft. Activities require adult supervision. Scissors and hot glue will be used.


October 21 - Whittling in Wood

2:00 - 4:00 pm

 Peter will demonstrate some of the techniques and safety rules for whittling in wood.

Bring your own pocket knife if you want to participate. Adults must accompany children 12 and under. Participants are required to sign a waiver.

Included with admission


October 28 - Make a Small Medicine Bag

2:00 - 4:00 pm

The natural remedies held by respected members in differentIncluded with admission + supply fee.
First Nations’ communities are highly sacred and kept protected. Made of leather, small medicine pouches are commonly used to hold sacred herbs and plants.

Activities require adult supervision. Scissors and hot glue will be used.

Included with admission + $5.00 supply fee


November 4th - Pemmican Making

2:00 - 4:00 pm

It fueled the Canadian fur trade. But what was it? Peter will demonstrate the method, and then let you try your hand at making pemmican. Supply fee: $2.00

Included with admission + supply fee.

November 11th, 2012 - Remembrance Day 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attend Remembrance Day Ceremonies in your community, then come to the MAG to hear Major Jason Snider speak about his time served in Afghanistan. Jason, from the 20th Field Regiment of the 78th Field Battery in Red Deer, served an eight-month tour of duty with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan from February to September in 2008. Snider was a liaison officer who helped train members of the Afghan military.

Included with admission

November 18th, 2012 - The David Thompson Puppet Show
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Music!             Laughter!            Romance!            Adventure!

Two voyageurs, French and English, with the help of David Thompson tell the story of this explorer, mapmaker and fur trader. Also stars Charlotte Small and Kootenay Appae.

Presented by the Friends of the Rocky Mountain House Historic Site. Enjoy the animated stories of explorer David  Thompson and other famous characters told through theatre and music. Advance tickets available at the reception desk.

Member: $5.00 each (adults, seniors & children under 17); $10.00 (Family); Non-member: $10 each; $20.00 (Family)

Click here to learn more about the Puppet Show. Show length: Approx. 20-25 Minutes. For all ages but recommended for 6 & up!

November 25th, 2012 - Beaver Tales

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What do Beavers do when no one is watching? The Ellis Bird Farm had a webcam on a beaver lodge this summer. Myrna Pearman, educator and conservationist, will share some highlights of the 2012 beaver activity.

Included with admission or membership.

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