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The Aging Dialogues exhibition to connect multiple generations

New exhibition and dialogue series will feature Hazel McCallion, former Mayor of Mississauga

Kitchener – On Saturday, March 5, THEMUSEUM’s newest exhibition – The Aging Dialogues: Sharing Wisdom, Preserving our Legacies – will open to the public. The exhibition will focus on human connections, and showcase diverse voices and creativity that span generations through shared memories, relationships, and personal belongings. The Aging Dialogues – developed by THEMUSEUM staff and guest curator Zana Kozomora – will also highlight how humans remember their past, and shape their future.

A dialogue series, showcasing THEMUSEUM’s festival strategy, will run concurrently and feature prominent speakers, lectures, and film screenings. On Thursday, April 21, former Mayor of Mississauga and Revera’s first Chief Elder Officer, Hazel McCallion, will speak at THEMUSEUM.

“We are thrilled at Victoria Place by Revera to present Hazel McCallion at The Aging Dialogues with THEMUSEUM,” said Kerry Chartrand, Executive Director of Victoria Place – Revera. “It’s easy to find yourself in awe of the spirit and energy she brings with her everywhere she goes. This is definitely a dialogue to attend.”

“The Aging Dialogues once again showcases the calibre of THEMUSEUM’s public programming and exhibitions,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “As with all of our dialogue series, including Science of Sexuality, Havana and Sustainable Food Systems, we wish to spark high-level community discussion and engagement, while showcasing creative diversity within our region.”

The official opening will take place Sunday, March 6, at THEMUSEUM followed by the first dialogue Your Digital Legacy, presented by Jocelyn Veith at 2:30pm. The Quality Living Show, hosted by Grand River shows, will also take place all day with special discounted admission for all guests visiting THEMUSEUM.

The Aging Dialogues is being supported by the Government of Canada’s program New Horizons for Seniors, and The Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation. Exhibition partners include the department of Knowledge Integration from the University of Waterloo, Opening Minds through Art with Trinity Village, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Grand River Council on Aging, and Your Digital Legacy.

The Aging Dialogues will be on display from Saturday, March 5 until Monday, May 23. More information and tickets are available online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca.

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