Celtic pride to shine at the Surrey Museum
Wear some green to the Surrey Museum’s Celtic Fest this Saturday, where you can experience all things Celtic.
This family-friendly lead up to St. Patrick’s Day features music, dancing, history and more.
Explore this rich culture with Celtic-inspired games and take-home crafts such as Loch Ness monster puppets, and Celtic knot decorating.
The Westcoast Calligraphy Society will be using Celtic calligraphy and lettering to put visitor’s names on souvenir bookmarks.
Children who arrive dressed in green will be entered into a special St. Patrick’s Day draw.
A lively Irish Céilí, a traditional celebration of music and dance, kicks off in the lobby at 2 p.m. Enjoy performances by the White Rock Scottish Country Dancing Club, followed by the Steel School of Dance at 2:30 p.m., and fiddle and whistle tunes by musicians Gerry Bradley and Sasha Pawliuk starting at 3 p.m.
Community groups with Celtic connections will share their culture and heritage with museum visitors. Participants include the Vancouver Welsh Society, Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, Irish Heritage Society of Canada, Ireland Canada Monument Society and Scoil Ghaeilge Vancouver (Irish School Vancouver).
Celtic Fest runs from 1 to 4 p.m. March 16. It’s open to all ages. The event is part of the museum’s Discovery Saturdays series of drop in afternoon family programs, held on the third Saturday of the month.
The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Avenue, Surrey. Admission in 2013 is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum and Archives Society. For more information call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.