Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Our big Bruce is officially 80 000 040 years old!


Guests from all over the world came to visit Bruce on Saturday, July 26th for his special day, and the staff at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre couldn't have been happier with the turnout!

The day kicked off at 10, with multiple families coming in to check out the activities early. Outside we had chalk drawings, face painting and a water balloon toss for the kids. Inside the museum, there was lots of opportunities to make some crafts, and play some fun games!

At 12, everyone gathered in Bruce's room to sing "Happy Birthday" and cut the cake. We also awarded Bruce his medal for being the largest mosasaur on display in the world! After singing to Bruce and putting on his party hat, guests were served cake, and sent to a refreshments room to enjoy some chips and pop donated by Giant Tiger.

Kids were able to enjoy multiple games that CFDC staff had set up for the day. These games included; Pin the Tail on Bruce, Duck-Duck-Bruce, and Feed Bruce! After lunch, there was a chance for kids to take a swing at some piñatas, and swing they did!
One of our guests taking his shot at the piñata! 

The aftermath..
And of course throughout the day there was a photo booth, where we got many pictures of families (and staff) enjoying themselves!

Myself (right) and a CFDC volunteer getting silly in the booth!
Overall, it was a great day had by all, with over 130 visitors coming to see the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. CFDC staff have already started planning our next event: SHARK WEEK!

Shark Week is kicking off on Saturday, August 9 with a Beach Blast at the Morden Beach. There will be lots of activities running from 10-4 for kids to enjoy, so be sure to check out that!

Next up is a Waffle Breakfast being served at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, which will be a "by donation" event. Waffles will be served from 8-10 in the morning, and then will be back up from 11:30-1:30 for an early lunch. If you're just wanting to enjoy the waffles, there is no need to pay the entrance fee. However if you'd like to enter the gallery (and I encourage you to check it out!) regular admission rates will apply.

And finally to end the week, the CFDC will be hosting a FREE movie night on Friday, August 15. Doors will open at 6 and "Finding Nemo" is playing at 7. At 9, the second movie, "Sharknado", will be shown. "Finding Nemo" is rated G and "Sharknado" is unrated, but not suitable for children under the age of 14.

And of course throughout the week stop in to check out the museum. We will have new exhibits, displays and fun facts all in a shark theme, so it should be a fun week!

We hope that you come to check out these events, we would love to have you! It's a great chance to have fun and #DiscoverFossils!

Paige Ready

Museum Assistant


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