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Canada Is

Canadiana artifacts from the Surrey Museum collection and community members will be featured.

With the country’s 150th birthday coming, Historic Stewart Farm is asking Surrey residents to share their personal symbols of what Canada means to them. The South Surrey historic site plans to gather these personal artifacts to help shape an exhibit celebrating Canada. Given the diversity and uniqueness of Canada, staff are interested in collecting and displaying a vast array of Canadiana artifacts from hockey sticks, memorabilia, photos or anything else that may represent Canada to the people of Surrey.

“We’re so excited to see how this exhibit takes shapes as the community shares objects with us,” explains Curator Jerrilin Spence. “We are curious to see what Canada means to people when they begin contributing items to the exhibit. I expect true North strong and free type artifacts but also a solid dose of humour – as one would expect in Canada,” she laughs.
 
Spence emphasizes that people should not be intimidated by the term ‘artifact,’ noting anything of Canadian significance to an individual has a place in the exhibit. She is seeking both collections and single artifacts for the exhibit.
 
The exhibit will debut on April 22nd and remain on display until early September. In addition to community supplied artifacts, it will also include pieces from the Surrey Museum collection.

Lend an artifact for the Exhibit

Please contact Jerrilin Spence at stewartfarm@surrey.ca or 604-591-4798 by April 1, 2017. Artifacts suitable for the exhibit can be dropped off or picked up.