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Winter holiday programming Youth 12 and under receive free admission from December 22, 2018 to January 5, 2019

December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019

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Photo: CMHR, Colin Corneau

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Come celebrate the holiday season at the Museum! Join in our activities for all ages and explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in playful and fun ways. 

Family-friendly daily activities

Activities are offered daily from December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019 and all are free with admission.

I Stand Up for Human Rights: Images+Words

Participate in this engaging activity matching dozens of photos with the 30 articles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Explore what the Declaration means to you. Match a photo to a right and then post online if you like!

Share your thoughts on social media using these hashtags:
#AtCMHR
#UDHR70
#StandUp4HumanRights

When: Monday to Friday – December 26, 2018 to January 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Turning Points for Humanity gallery on Level 4

Human Rights Heroes: Self-Portraits

Create a collage with your own photo. Add qualities that make up a human rights defender: wings to fly, powerful legs to run, big eyes to see injustice. Also add kindness, empathy and understanding. Take your self-portrait home and show it off.

When: Monday to Friday – December 26, 2018 to January 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

Animated National Film Board Films: Ready, Set, Action!

Discover children’s rights in inspiring stories. Share your thoughts with friends and family. Then, see what they think and imagine what you might do to defend these rights. Children’s rights are human rights!

When: Daily – December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Inspiring Change gallery on Level 7

Performances

All performances are free with admission.

Winnipeg Youth Chorus

Celebrate the season with the Winnipeg Youth Chorus (WYC)! Don’t miss hearing these talented young voices on the first Saturday in the New Year! 

In 2011, the WYC recorded with local R&B singer FLO on her anti-bullying song “Hateless” and performed with her at the Rockin’ For Choices concert. 

The WYC, founded in 1989 for students from grades 4 to 12, has produced seven full-length musicals, won several awards at the Winnipeg Music Festival, and spent 10 years supporting the Children’s Miracle Telethon on CBC as the resident choir.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

Photo: CMHR, Ruth Bonneville
Photo: Leif Norman

TiBert Le Voyageur 

Rob Malo’s high-energy, fast-paced interactive storytelling as TiBert Le Voyageur invites children encourages children of all ages to have fun, use their imaginations and learn at the same time! 

This performance is bilingual (English and French). 

Malo has been awarded multiple certificates of excellence from Interpretation Canada for his performances as TiBert le Voyageur. 

When: Friday, January 4, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

Photo: Leif Norman
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Coffieman!

Try your hand at drumming or dance to Coffieman’s rhythms! This interactive program is for all ages!

Evans Coffie, originally from Ghana, West Africa, went from his small village to train with the National Dance Company, where he was a principal dancer for more than 11 years. 

Coffieman now tours the country, entertaining families wherever he goes. From his calypso, reggae, and highlife music from Ghana, to his animal calls and fancifully fast fingers on the drum, there is something for everyone. 

When: Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 

Where: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3

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Youth 12 and under receive free admission from December 22, 2018 to January 5, 2019.