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 for the 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 Lasalle will be available to speak with the media.
|What:||My Parks Pass student "Art Mob"|
|Who:||The Historica-Dominion Institute|
|Students from l'école Cavalier-De Lasalle|
|Artist Scott MacLeod|
|Parka, the Parks Canada mascot, Parks Canada|
|Where:||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.
For further information:
The Historica-Dominion Institute
(416) 506-1867 ext 222, cell (416) 460-3284