This month – get involved in the Canada 150 Mosaic project! To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Mural Mosaic team is launching a bold undertaking – over a two-year span, they plan to create a mural including all provinces and territories, over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that when combined will form one gigantic mural mosaic. Click here to learn more about the project and submit your own paintings!
If you’re planning for March Break this month, visit local CAP attractions with your family! Many attractions have special March Break programming to keep kids busy and parents happy.
Here’s a few of many CAP attractions that will be hosting March Break activities – visit the CAP directory to find out if your favourite attractions have March Break programming:
Prince Albert Historical Museum, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa, Ontario
The Aga Khan Musuem (AKM) is exhibiting private collector Mohammed Afkami’s trove of contemporary Iranian art. The world-premier of this important exhibit seeks to confront and counter Western perceptions of Iran. Visit the AKM to view the works of 23 artists who have chosen self-expression over silence.
It may be winter, but sunny beaches are only a click away. Thanks to Google Maps, you can explore more than 100 Parks Canada Places from the comfort of your own home. Just pick your dream destination and use Street View to start exploring – there’s so much to discover! Click here to find out more.
Visit the Western Development Museum (WDM) to show off your digital prowess while learning about the history of video games. Game Changers features interactive booths where visitors can play classic games like Mario Bros., Pac-Man and Tetris using giant controllers. Head to the WDM with the entire family and find something for everyone.
This ground-breaking exhibit created in partnership between The Military Museums and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame explores the relationship between sports and military service dating back to the First World War. Over 200 artefacts across fourteen sports will be featured, as well as personal stories.
Give the Cultural Access Pass a new name
The Cultural Access Pass is doing a bit of research for an exciting new project we are working on. We need your help! If you could rename CAP what would you name it? Share your ideas with us by filling out this form!
Meet CAP member, Zvika Rimalt
Zvika Rimalt is a current CAP member living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He moved to Canada from London, U.K. in May 2010 for what was initially a short term work transfer, but once in Vancouver he realized he liked the city too much to leave. During the summer of 2016, Zvika finally became Canadian citizen. Although he obtained his CAP membership shortly after, he was travelling for work and only had a chance to start taking advantage of the card in January. Since then, he’s been using his CAP membership in Vancouver and Toronto. While in Toronto, he wandered the halls at the Art Gallery of Ontario, enjoyed some delicious tea at the Roedde House Museum and explored the unique Bata Shoe Museum. Zvika is also planning to use his exclusive VIA Rail discount to take a trip from his hometown Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON. Zvika’s recommendations to CAP members – use your Cultural Access Pass as soon as you get it!
Follow Zvika for his CAP adventures on Twitter at @ZvikaRimalt
If you want to be featured in next month’s newsletter – email us your story and photo by March 22nd!