Family Event Celebrates Filipino Culture
Learn Tinikling, try lumpia, and bring the kids for a Tagalog and English storytelling session
Surrey, BC – A free family friendly celebration of Filipino culture is coming to Museum of Surrey on Saturday, September 24 from 1-4 p.m. Visitors of all ages are welcome to experience dance performances in the lobby, music, colourful costumes, a Tagalog and English storytelling session, textile displays and so much more.
“Here in Surrey, we have an incredible range of diversity, which includes the growing Filipino community,” said Museum of Surrey Manager Lynn Saffery. “We are honoured that we have this space to showcase and celebrate their rich culture and heritage so that it isn’t forgotten.”
While at the museum, head upstairs to the Indigenous Hall to experience ‘Our Living Languages,’ which opened Sept. 13. The traveling exhibit from the Royal BC Museum explores what First Nations communities throughout the province are doing to help their languages survive and flourish
Through interactive stations, original First Nations artwork, video, audio, and live engagement, visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the history of disrupted languages in BC, the complexity of these languages, and the people – and entire communities – that are working tirelessly to document and revitalize them. The exhibit runs until April 9, 2023.
About the Museum of Surrey
Museum of Surrey is a people museum that showcases Surrey’s communities and cultures using dynamic storytelling in changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family-friendly, and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall, and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, connect with each other, and be engaged. Two relocated heritage buildings, the 1891 Anniedale Schoolhouse and the 1881 Town Hall, are currently under renovation and will be open for programming and community spaces in Spring 2020.
The Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/museum.