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Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Festival

Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II With the exhibition Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton on view, the McMichael is set for a very special two-day Diamond Jubilee celebration. On Saturday, Peter Trepanier’s talk, Sixty Years a Queen, inaugurates our new speaker series, Royal Subjects.

On Sunday, we swing into full celebration. Formal remarks are at 2:00 p.m. commemorating the unique relationship between the Crown and Canada’s Aboriginal peoples with a smudging ceremony, as well as the opening of two special exhibitions: Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians from Library & Archives Canada. Festive exhibition tours and other activities are offered on both days.

9:00 a.m. Fall Colours Hike co-organized with Humber Valley Heritage Trails Association

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Dream Catcher Art Workshop for children in the Artists’ Studio

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Traditional Salmon, Bannock and Native Tea Sampling in the Grand Hall – First Come, First Served

2:00 p.m. Smudging Ceremony & Opening Remarks

2:30 p.m.Native Teaching by Professor & Elder James Dumont

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eagle Thunder, The Story of Hope by Tsimshian Elder, Shannon Thunderbird and singer/songwriter Sandy Horne


general public: Included with gallery admission
McMichael members: Free

Reservation: Not required

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Sixty Years a Queen by Peter Trepanier

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