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May 14, 2013

Sheep Shearing Weekend at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

OTTAWA, May 14, 2013 – Spring is a special time at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM), where lambs are born and sheep are shorn.

Discover the amazing world of wool! Enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations given by an expert shearer several times each day and see how, by carding, spinning and knitting the wool, many different objects can be made. Watch border collies take part in agility competitions, and try knitting with the help of experts.

When:
May 18 to 20, 2012 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum 861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sheep Shearing: With summer fast approaching, it’s time to shear the sheep’s winter wool. Watch a professional sheep shearer at work!
  • Sheep Herding with Sheepdogs: See a shepherd and his dogs working together to herd a flock of sheep.
  • Sheepdog Agility: Be amazed at the agility of border collies as they race through an obstacle course.
  • Wool Carding: Learn about an important step in the transformation of wool, and try it for yourself with a pair of carding combs.
  • Felt Making: Make felt from sheep’s wool while discovering the history of the world’s oldest fabric.

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Information:
Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

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