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irish danceMembers of Celtic Academy Canada, directed by instructor Mary Foley, taught interested participants a few steps during the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre’s (BCM&CC) Family Heritage Day February 19 in Southampton.

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Families and a variety of skilled vendors spent Family Day exploring, teaching and learning Bruce County history at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s (BCM&CC) annual Family Heritage Day February 19.

BCM&CC Program Coordinator Adrienne Mason noted a variety among the 17 local vendors happy to teach new generations the skills and stories that make up Bruce County’s past. “I definitely appreciate all the vendors being here,” said Mason, highlighting the Celtic Dance workshops presented by Celtic Academy Canada, the fiddle making exhibit and Anishinaabe storytelling.

“One of the highlights is the Chinese Heritage display that we have in celebration of Chinese New Year,” said Mason, who noted informative displays by May Ip of the Grey Bruce Chinese Heritage & Culture Association.

“It’s kind of a new take on our event to highlight the multicultural aspect of Bruce County and to certainly highlight the contribution of the Chinese people in Bruce County,” added Mason.

Attendees of BCM&CC’s Family Heritage event could contribute artistically to the Chinese New Year celebration by adding scales to a dragon that was on display.

leungTaking a break from painting was Lincoln (left) and Ripley Leung who spent some time Family Day at Bruce County Museum.

trainJayden Cripps of Port Elgin learned the switches as she engineered her way around Railway Modellers Switching Challenge at BCM&CC, February 19.

eliottIn their matching onesies, sisters Brooklyn and Alexa Elliott explored what the museum had to offer on Family Day February 19.

woolThe top floor of the Museum showcased the marvellous talents of many wool-workers, during BCM&CC’s Family Heritage Day February 19.

dragonThe Year of the Dog and Bruce County’s Chinese Heritage was celebrated at BCM&CC’s Family Heritage Day.