Shawnigan Lake celebrating 150th on Family Day

If you’re ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, head to the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre on Feb. 13 for Family Heritage Day.

If you’re ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a journey into history, make your way to the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre on Feb. 13 for Family Heritage Day.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there are a variety of activities for families to enjoy.

Called “Passport to Canada 150”, it’s sponsored by the Shawnigan Lake Museum where friendly guides will enhance your visit by providing interesting anecdotes and details about the many artifacts and exhibits on display.

You can watch historical slide shows on the eight-foot screen from the plush seats of the facility’s old time theatre, which actually includes surround-sound.

If you’re already a fan of famous painter E.J. Hughes, or even if you’ve never heard of him before, you can enrich your knowledge of this local artist by visiting the museum’s special gallery.

You can also check out the authentic three-foot and 10-foot models of the Kinsol Trestle and learn everything you ever wanted to know about the famous wooden structure.