MONTRÉAL, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, February 7, Secondaire II students from l'école Cavalier-De Lasalle will join The Historica-Dominion Institute at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to create a "snow art " installation using snow bricks and natural materials. The installation, which will be facilitated by celebrated Montréal artist, Scott MacLeod, seeks to explore the history of the Lachine Canal and to raise awareness forthe My Parks Pass program, a national program which works to connect youth to Canada's natural and historical heritage. Parka, the Parks Canada mascot will also be at the event to cheer students on!
The My Parks Pass Program is offered in three-way partnership by The Historica-Dominion Institute, Parks Canada and Nature Canada. Designed to help students explore and learn at Parks Canada's natural and cultural heritage places, this multi-faceted program includes learning tools, national contests and a My Parks Pass which grants all Secondaire II/Grade 8 students free access for one full year to any of Parks Canada's 42 National Parks, 167 National Historic Sites, and 4 National Marine Conservation Areas.
A representative of the My Parks Pass Program, a representative of the Historica-Dominion Institute, and student representatives from l'école Cavalier-De Lasal will be available to speak with the media.
|What:||My Parks Pass student "Art Mob"|
|| The Historica-Dominion Institute
Students from l'école Cavalier-De Lasal
Artist Scott MacLeod
Parka, the Parks Canada mascot, Parks Canada
|| The Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Ilot Charlevoix, corner of Saint-Patrick and Charlevoix
The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Visit www.historica-dominion.ca.
Image with caption: "The My Parks Pass program gives all Secondaire II/Grade 8 students in Canada free access to any of Parks Canada's 42 National Parks, 167 National Historic Sites, and 4 National Marine Conservation Areas for one full year. www.myparkspass.ca (CNW Group/The Historica Dominion Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120203_C9277_PHOTO_EN_9615.jpg
For further information:
The Historica-Dominion Institute
(416) 506-1867 ext 222, cell (416) 460-3284