Kids celebrate multiculturalism in Canada

Dominic (left) and Julien Benoit play the dreidel game at the new Kids Celebrate! exhibition at the Galt Museum and Archives.

Dominic (left) and Julien Benoit play the dreidel game at the new Kids Celebrate! exhibition at the Galt Museum and Archives.

Crash, by Heather MacDonald Sarochan, displayed at the Galt Museum and Archives on Sunday, October 2nd.

Crash, by Heather MacDonald Sarochan, displayed at the Galt Museum and Archives on Sunday, October 2nd.

Museums are old, museums are boring.

While some may think this, the Galt’s latest exhibit Kids Celebrate! hopes to change that.

The Galt Museum boasts many wonderful exhibits for everyone to enjoy, the young and the old alike.

Recently, the Galt Museum unveiled its latest exhibition, Kids Celebrate!

On Oct. 2, the ribbon was cut for the new exhibition, Kids Celebrate! by kids in attendance.

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The aim of Kids Celebrate! is to be a place where children can learn and celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism in Canada.

The exhibition allows children to learn about different cultures, as well as learn through play.

“The work of childhood is play,” said Kerri Davis, the curator of the exhibition, Kids Celebrate!

The exhibition is aimed at children 5 to 12, but those of all ages can benefit.

Interacting and fun exhibitions don’t just stop at 12-years-old.

Everybody can interact at the Galt, whether it be with part of the Kids Celebrate! exhibition, or other exhibitions offered at the Galt Museum.

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, the Galt Museum also hosted a Three Dimensional Sculpture Exhibition.

The variety of mediums used, from water colour, to clay, to wool, the sculptures allowed for everyone’s senses to flow.

Submissions for the Three Dimensional Sculpture exhibition is not just for renowned local artists, it is for all artists, even those just starting out.

“The Call for submission is usually near the end of August”, said Wendy Aitkens, curator at the Galt Museum.

The submissions are then evaluated by community members.

The Galt Museum, as stated by their website, “is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs”.

Kids Celebrate! runs from now until January 15, 2017.

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