For immediate release
May 11, 2011
Sheep-Shearing Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum
Spring is a special time at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where lambs are born and sheep are shorn. Visit the Museum during the May long weekend, and discover the amazing world of wool! Enjoy
Watch border collies take part in agility competitions, and try knitting with the help of experts. Children can get creative making a fun
May 21 to 23, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to shear the sheep’s winter wool Watch a professional sheep shearer at work as a Museum interpreter describes the procedure.
Be amazed at the agility of border collies as they race through an obstacle course.
Learn about an important step in the transformation of wool, and try it for yourself with a pair of carding combs.
Make felt from sheep’s wool while discovering the history of the world’s oldest fabric.
For more information, please visit our Visitor Information page or call 613-991-3053.
Parking is free.