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Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is making the most of July 17th, with a ‘Welcome to Red Deer’ party and the official unveiling of the new murals on the building exterior
Date: Sunday, July 17th, 2016, 1 – 4 pm
The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is hosting a party to welcome all newcomers to our city. As part of the programming activities for the exhibition, Canada: Day 1 that comes to Red Deer from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax, this exhibition focuses on the first day experiences of Canadian immigrants; from first encounters to finding your way and reflecting on shared experiences. We are extending a warm invitation to all new immigrants to our community and ask that Red Deer’s more seasoned locals join us in giving them a warm western welcome. There will be pancakes, local western band ‘Country Friends’, games, crafts and handkerchief tying at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. There are a limited number of handkerchiefs so get there early. “Red Deer has a history of welcoming new comers to our community. We wanted to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to those families who have made Red Deer home this past year.” Kim Verrier, Coordinator of Visitor Experience. Admission is free, donations are encouraged.
In addition to the party the Red Deer MAG will officially unveil the refreshed building exterior, including the newly installed murals. Lorna Johnson, executive director for the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery says, “We are very pleased with the photo murals on the building exterior. They give a glimpse of some of the wonderful artefacts that are on display inside the MAG. We hope that they will encourage everyone to come and explore our exhibits. Our staff will be happy to show you where you can see the actual artefacts and images.” now welcomes visitors with a bright and modern exterior.
For more information, please contact
Coordinator of Visitor Services