The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery was a popular spot for families on Heritage Day.
“We try to make our activities accessible for everybody, and we try to have a variety of activities for families and people of all ages,” said Lynn LeCorre, education co-ordinator at the MAG, which hosted its annual Heritage Day celebration on Monday.
“In the museum, people can see the exhibits. There is also a scavenger hunt with prizes for people. There are indoor games for preschool-age children and there are old-fashioned games for older kids, like sack races, three-legged races and those kinds of things. … Our highlight today is Sabrina Samuel, who is a Henna tattoo artist.”
There were interactive art-themed activities as well, including a section where people could paint art rocks, which would then become a part of an exhibit in the garden in front of the building.
The Heritage Day celebration is a great way to get people to experience the MAG, said LeCorre.
“We want to bring people here and engage them into doing something fun with their family and their friends. We want them to see museums and galleries as fun places to learn,” she said.
“It’s been very busy today. I’m not sure what the numbers are yet, but it’s been a steady stream of people coming in. There have been a lot of people coming who have never been here before – that’s really nice to see.”
At Monday’s event, attendees were encouraged to experience symbolism in a variety of cultural mediums, including through the Indigenous tattooing exhibit Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest.
For more information on the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, visit www.reddeermuseum.com.