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May 10, 2012

Sheep Shearing Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum

Spring is a special time at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where lambs are born and sheep are shorn. Visit the Museum during the May long weekend, and discover the amazing world of wool! Enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations given by an expert shearer several times each day and see how, by carding, spinning and knitting the wool, many different objects can be made.

Watch border collies take part in agility competitions, and try knitting with the help of experts. Children can get creative making a fun sheep-themed craft, while also helping Little Bo Peep to find her sheep. It’s “shear” fun at the Canada Agriculture Museum this Victoria Day weekend.


May 19 to 21, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa


  • Sheep Shearing: With summer fast approaching, it’s time to shear the sheep’s winter wool. Watch a professional sheep shearer at work!
  • Sheep Herding with Sheepdogs: See a shepherd and his dogs working together to herd a flock of sheep.
  • Sheepdog Agility: Be amazed at the agility of border collies as they race through an obstacle course.
  • Wool Carding: Learn about an important step in the transformation of wool, and try it for yourself with a pair of carding combs.
  • Felt Making: Make felt from sheep’s wool while discovering the history of the world’s oldest fabric.

General information

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

Watch this video for a sneak peek of shearing in action:



Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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