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55 & Better: Cards, Cookies, and Kris Kringle

Posted on: December 3, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Come enjoy some Holiday fun with us this December! Create a homemade holiday card for a loved one, friend, or just something merry for your mantle! Pair this with a chance to get creative and eat something sweet with our Christmas cookie decorating kits! We encourage participants to show that festive spirit and wear holiday […]

55 & Better Thursdays: Snow Globes

Posted on: November 18, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Let it snow!   We’re getting ready for the cold weather by bringing the outdoors in this winter! Join THEMUSEUM at Chartwell Retirement Residences to make your own DIY snowglobe. You’ll receive all the materials you need to customize your own winter scene.   Participants must RSVP in advance; walk-ins will not be accepted.   […]

55 & Better: Rememberance Day Brooch

Posted on: October 22, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Join THEMUSEUM to create a re-useable poppy brooch before Remembrance Day! During this 55 & Better workshop, participants will use fabric, beads, pins and their new found sewing skills to create a beautiful memento to honour this Day.   This workshop will take place in person at Chartwell Retirement Residences – Terrace on the Square […]

55 & Better: Bloody Berlin – Kitchener’s Horrible History

Posted on: September 24, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

This spooky season join local historian and owner-operator of Badass Berlin Tours, Kyle Smith for a Zoom lecture through the back alleys and side streets of downtown Kitchener as we talk about some of the scary characters that have called our town home. Murders, executions, grave robbing, shootouts, villainous doctors, and even pandemics of the […]

55 & Better: Oktoberfest Cuckoo Clocks

Posted on: September 20, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Prosit! It’s Oktoberfest in KW and THEMUSEUM has a unique maker activity for those 55 & Better! Join us virtually on October 7 to make your very own clock inspired by the German Cuckoo clocks we see all around us this time of year! Sign up now to get everything you need to create this […]

Goudies Sticky Buns

Posted on: May 27, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

The Original Secret Family Recipe!   THEMUSEUM is paying tribute to the iconic landmark by offering authentic Goudies Department Store sticky buns on 55 & Better Fridays! Pre-order your Goudies Sticky Buns and pick up on the first and third Friday of every month!   Order by Tuesday, July 13 for pick up on Friday, July 16!  

55 & Better: Fit Minds with Chartwell Retirement Residences

Posted on: April 14, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

We’re joined by Chartwell Retirement Residence as they teach us how to keep our minds active. Their program ‘Fit Minds’ is the premier cognitive stimulation coaching program that supports brain health and improves the quality of life for those 55 & Better. The program builds up cognitive resilience and creates a healthy brain fitness routine […]

55 & Better: Find Silence with Kanika Gupta

Posted on: April 14, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Join us on Friday, May 7 for a special behind-the-scenes demonstration about one of the art pieces featured in SONICA: The Sound Experience. You’ll learn all about Find Silence an art installation created by Kanika Gupta, plus find out how she used our laser cutter to create this piece. Kanika Gupta is a multidisciplinary artist […]

55 & Better Beyond the Badlands: Palaeontology in the Grande Prairie Region

Posted on: March 1, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

Join Nicholas Carter from the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum as he shares some of the amazing and unexpected fossil discoveries of northwestern Alberta, and discusses why this region is exciting and important as a new fossil frontier in Canada’s dinosaur province. Date: March 19, 2021 Time: 11 am

55 & Better Fridays: Behind the Mask Quilt Making Workshop

Posted on: January 28, 2021 by THEMUSEUM

From Behind the Mask organizers are creating a community quilt based on the form of a mask. The project is an opportunity to come together – while apart – and make something that will remain as a memorial, acknowledge inequality, and act as a starting point for healing. During this workshop, Brenda, from From Behind […]

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