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November 25, 2003
Media Advisory: Opening reception for Spadina Museum's Sharing our Traditions: Cultural Holidays in Toronto
City of Toronto Culture is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Sharing Our
Traditions: Cultural Holidays in Toronto. Please join us at an opening
reception, as Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens-the restored 19th
century home of Toronto's prominent Austin family-becomes the stage for
exploring the city's rich cultural history.

Date: Friday, November 28
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens
285 Spadina Rd. (next to Casa Loma)

This year, Spadina Museum has partnered with the Chinese Cultural Centre of
Greater Toronto (CCC) to meld Chinese seasonal celebrations and Edwardian
Toronto Christmas traditions.

Activities at the festively-decorated home include: gas and candlelit tours,
cooking demonstrations, sweet and savoury treats, special exhibits and sounds
of the season by the Taffanel Trio and Dunhuang Music Ensemble. In addition,
special guest speaker, the Honourable Vivienne Poy, Senator, will share Chinese
New Year experiences of immigrants in Canada.

One of the City's 11 historic museums, Spadina Museum offers engaging and
enriching, public education and special event programming. With a mission to
foster Chinese culture and racial harmony, the CCC is one of the largest
Chinese cultural organizations in Canada. The 23,000 square-foot Chinese
cultural centre consists of: a library/resource centre, art gallery, teahouse,
arts and crafts studios and other supportive facilities. The centre is building
a $11-million theatre and multi-purpose hall.

Media contact:
Kristen Juschkewitsch, Culture Division, 416-338-0495



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