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November 13, 2014

Real heroes celebrate National Child Day at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum; why wouldn’t you?

OTTAWA, November 13, 2014 – Children of all ages will have the opportunity to meet with their heroes, both real and fictional, as the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) and the Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region (MFRC-NRC) celebrate National Child Day on Sunday, November 16.

Real-life heroes, such as the members of the Canadian Forces Military Police, the Ottawa Fire Service, Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais – Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue, as well as the Ottawa Tactical Unit, who will be rappelling from the Museum’s catwalk will be on hand to showcase their skills and gear for the children to enjoy. (Appearances by emergency service team members may be cancelled in case of an emergency)

Fictional superheroes and villains in full costume will also be on hand to delight children with their amazing powers and costumes. Members of Ottawa’s 501st Legion will be on hand portraying crowd-pleasing characters of George Lucas’ Star Wars universe, while members of the League of Superheroes will also be appearing wearing their awesome comic book and movie superhero attire.

Fun activities for children will allow them to use their imagination to create their own superhero, and to design their own superhero masks, as well as face-painting, and making and flying superhero gliders. All visitors are invited to come dressed as their favourite superhero.

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Olivier Bouffard
Media relations

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