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December 13, 2013

Come enjoy a Winter Frolic on the Farm

OTTAWA, December 13, 2013 – This Holiday Season, rediscover your pioneering spirit at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM), from December 21 to January 5.

How would our pioneering ancestors have prepared for the Holidays, and how would they have fared and prepared for the long cold months of Winter? You will find out by walking through a pioneer homestead in the CAFM’s new Learning Centre. See what kind of decorations they would have put up, what fuels they would have used for heat and light. You’ll discover how they prepared wool to make warm clothes, and craft homemade toys to be given as presents. You can even make your own wooden toy to take home.

To keep them going through all the hard work our ancestors had to do to keep warm through the winter, they had to keep a full stomach as well. Don’t be surprised if your nostrils pick up scents of fresh-baked gingerbread wafting through the air when you visit the Learning Centre’s interactive kitchen. Throughout the Holiday period, there will be cookies to be baked and decorated, butter to be churned, and bread to be kneaded the old-fashioned way at the CAFM. You’re welcome to try your hand and grab a bite as well.

The CAFM will be open on Mondays throughout the Holiday programming period, but closed on December 25. Admission fees are half-price until January 31.

For the daily demonstrations schedule and more information, visit:



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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