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Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel Offers Complimentary Gate Admission for 2011 Season

BURNABY, British Columbia (March 22, 2011) – The Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel has much to celebrate this year — a special anniversary, new themed exhibits, new programs and complimentary gate admission!

This year, the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel celebrates its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, the City of Burnaby invites everyone to enjoy complimentary gate admission for the 2011 season starting in May. Gate admission rates were scheduled to range from $6.00- $12.00. (Carousel rides continue to be $2.01 plus tax each.)

“Burnaby Village Museum is a wonderful heritage resource,” said Mayor Derek Corrigan. “This year, in recognition of its 40th Anniversary, all residents and visitors can enjoy complimentary village experiences. We are extremely pleased to be leaders in protecting our cultural heritage and we look forward to offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy complimentary gate admission to this unique Burnaby attraction.”

2011 Exhibits

This summer, visitors can take a virtual journey through the museum’s 40-year history, using photography and images. Follow the photo-stories of many of the heritage buildings now on site and the restoration projects that keep them in good repair. To acknowledge the 1970s museum launch, visitors should bring their cameras to take their picture in a 1971 Living Room, complete with shag rug and favourite 1971 LPs.

Also, a special travelling exhibit, CPR Magic Lantern Slides: 1885-1930, is presented in Stride Studios. For more than 50 years, the Canadian Pacific Railroad made Magic Lantern slides to encourage immigration and tourism. The exhibit presents a Canada full of promise: bountiful land, providing hunting, fishing, and mountain climbing for tourists, and offering great potential for immigrants to create a rich life for themselves and their families.

New to the Village is a series of guided tours. Learn fascinating facts and background information that brings history to life. Pre- registration is available for these theme walks in the village and/or surrounding area by calling 604.297.4565. Space permitting, tickets may be available at the gate.

2011 Hours

Summer season: May 7-September 5, Tuesday-Sunday plus holiday Monday (11am-4:30pm) Heritage Christmas: November 26-January 1, daily (hours vary)

About Burnaby Village Museum Transport yourself – stroll down the streets of our 1920s tram-stop community. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include a chat with the blacksmith, a demonstration in the print shop and a visit with the clerk at the General store. The restored Interurban #1223 is a must see and a whirl on the historic 1912 CW Parker Carousel is a thrill. Amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop and an ice-cream parlour offering light meals and snacks. For more information visit Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel, our website, or call 604-297-4565.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nancy Stagg, Marketing Coordinator (T) 604-297-4565 (E) nancy.stagg@burnaby.ca

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T6

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