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June 27, 2011

Come and horse around this Canada Day Weekend!

Come and horse around this Canada Day Weekend!

Celebrate Canada Day at the Canada Agriculture Museum with some very special "Canadians" on July 1st and 2nd. These special Canadians are horses – the Canadian breed which is this country's national horse. Canadian horses will show their versatility with jumping and agility demonstrations organized by the Upper Canada District (Ontario) Canadian Horse Breeders.

In addition to Canadian horses, the Museum will offer activities such as muffin and ice cream making, milking demonstrations, and craft-making. Admission is free on Friday, July 1st in honour of Canada Day.

On Sunday, July 3rd at 11:30 a.m., the Museum is hosting a retirement party for King, the 15-year old Clydesdale who has been a perennial favourite with visitors of all ages, complete with a horse-sized card, and a custom cake made of oats, apples, carrots, and molasses.


July 1 – 3 , 2011
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

General information

For more information, please visit our Visitor Information page or call 613-991-3053.

Parking is free.

Media contact:

Kelly Ray

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