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BUBBLE FUN: Martin Dean blows a huge bubble that headed directly for our photographer as Dean’s son Ethan looks on during Children’s Day at the Qualicum Beach Museum on Saturday.  - Neil Horner Photo
BUBBLE FUN: Martin Dean blows a huge bubble that headed directly for our photographer as Dean’s son Ethan looks on during Children’s Day at the Qualicum Beach Museum on Saturday.
— image credit: Neil Horner Photo

Children from across the region converged on the Qualicum Beach Museum Saturday to get a hands-on taste of local history.

The Children’s Day at the Museum, said museum manager Netanja Waddell, was an annual event held to expose young people to the museum in a fun, informal and informative manner.

“It’s our opportunity to let people know what the museum is about and show it through different activities,” she said. “It’s based on a pioneer theme, so the kids get to make old-fashioned toys, like a whirlygig or a wooden boat.”

Entertainment for the day was provided by Kumbana Marimba, while Tiger Lily Farm was on hand to take youngsters and their parents on a short wagon ride. Inside, the local HAM radio group showed off some of the historical modes of pre-Internet communication and paleontologist Graham Beard showed off not only his fossils, but also a selection of minerals, which glowed under an ultraviolet light.

Waddell, clearly pleased with the turnout, said the event is more than just a chance to teach local history to children.

 

“It’s also an opportunity for the community to come together, too,” she said.

 

 

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