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October 6, 2016

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

OTTAWA, Thursday October 6, 2016. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum invites you to celebrate Thanksgiving on the farm from October 8 to October 10, 2016! Come learn how simple it is to prepare a heart healthy soup made with corn, squash and beans—known as the Three Sisters. The Aboriginal legend of the Three Sisters will be told in the Museum’s Demonstration Kitchen and an Indigenous chef will feature an Algonquin cuisine workshop in the Learning Centre. 

The weekend activities include:

  • Algonquin Cuisine Workshop (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Chef Cezin Nottaway from Wawatay Catering presents a workshop featuring Algonquin cuisine. Come discover how she prepares bannock, moose stew, wild rice stuffed mushroom caps and Pikoodinigan, a maple reduction dessert using Awazibi maple syrup.
  • Apple Cider Making and Tasting (10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30): What happens to all the apples that are bumped and bruised and not perfect to eat out of hand? They are pressed and turned into cider! At this demonstration, visitors can make good use of their energy to help operate the press and will of course be able to taste the fruits of their labour at the end.
  • Three Sisters Soup (11:00 and 1:30): Join us in the Demonstration Kitchen and learn about the First Nations traditions of cultivating corn, squash and beans. Hear the First Nations story about the Three Sisters (corn, squash and beans). Our youngest visitors are invited to help prepare a delicious soup made with these ingredients. All visitors are invited to sample the soup.

The full list of events, and the timing for the events, can be found here. The programming is included in the museum admission fee.


“Thanksgiving at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum presents another wonderful opportunity for us to offer farm to table programming. We are eager to connect Museum visitors with the origins of their meals, and open their minds to new tastes.”
- Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation



Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car and steps from the Rideau Canal, and the Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum. For more information, please visit

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