CURATORS CORNER: Meet your maker at Burnaby Village
This coming holiday Monday, why not meet your makers at the Burnaby Village Museum?
Market Mondays, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3, feature the makers of hand-made crafts and food in the heritage village setting of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Vendors scheduled for B.C. Day on Aug. 6 will be selling everything from pottery and leather, to pesto and plants. Visitors can meet local crafters and food producers, and learn more about how they make their products.
More opportunities to learn about how things are made are offered throughout the village, where costumed interpreters offer demonstrations in a replica 1920s blacksmith shop and the museum’s working print shop.
To celebrate the B.C. Day holiday, old-fashioned games will be offered in the village meadow.
Visitors can try out a variety of schoolyard games, including stilts and marbles.
A treat at the Ice Cream Parlour and a ride on the restored 1912 carousel are also must-dos for visitors.
Family entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m., and includes a jazz trio, Punch and Judy puppets, and “the amazing Yo Yo Man.” Footlight Theatre’s family friendly Vaudeville Varieties show is featured at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
The interactive performances encourage audience participation, and are fun for people of all ages.
There is no admission fee for the museum this year, and free parking is offered.
Visitors can also take advantage of nearby activities, including pedal boat rentals at Deer Lake (www.deerlakeboatrentals.com), and access to a 5.6-km walking trail that circles the entire lake, where you can spot turtles and tadpoles, as well as several impressive heritage buildings. See the City of Burnaby website for maps and information, www.burnaby.ca.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until Sept. 3. For more information, visit www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca, or call 604-297-4565.
• Lisa Codd is the curator at the Burnaby Village Museum.