If you like kids and you love history, Netanja Waddell wants to talk to you.
The manager of the Qualicum Beach Museum is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s edition of Children’s Museum Day memorable.
The event, slated for Sat., Sept. 24, will be somewhat smaller than in recent years, partly because of funding cuts but also because organizers want to get back to the grassroots of what the event is supposed to be all about.
“Basically, we really want to bring back the heritage idea,” Waddell said. “We are a museum and we want to tie the activities back to the type of activities and games and fun that would have occurred back in those times.
“We were doing a petting zoo, for instance, which children love, but maybe that was taking away from the fact that we are a museum and we really want to create interest in a historical museum.”
While there won’t be llamas or miniature ponies to pet, children will be able to try their hand at shake-cutting, flint-knapping and even totem pole-making. As well, Waddell said, there will be wagon rides and face-painting.
To volunteer or to get more information, call Waddell at 250-752-5533.