“This is one holiday tradition we never want to miss, no one should ever go cold over winter.” – Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and St. Catharines Museum Curator.
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Posted December 2nd, 2021 on Niagara At Large
St. Catharines/Niagara — Giving the gift of winter warmth is a holiday tradition worth keeping at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.
This Saturday, Dec. 4, the museum will kick off its Annual Mitten Tree Campaign, inviting the public to come out and donate new, or gently-used winter wear such as mittens, gloves, scarves and toques.
The donated items will be used to decorate the Mitten Tree set up in the museum lobby, and ultimately will help those in need through Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold; and Start Me Up Niagara’s Out of the Cold Program. Guests can stop by the museum during open hours from Dec. 4 to Jan 8 to make their donation.
As in years past the museum will kick off the campaign with a launch event offering a host of family-fun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
“This is one holiday tradition we never want to miss, no one should ever go cold over winter,” said Supervisor of Historical Services and Museum Curator Kathleen Powell. “This year will be extra special for us as we return to an in-person launch, once again welcoming families in for a day of fun as we all give back.”
This Saturday, after dropping off their donations, guests can enjoy a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery; a reading of Candace Christiansen’s book The Mitten Tree; the chance to create use a cardboard French knitting spool to French knit a chord; and demonstrations from the Stick ‘n’ Needle Guild fiber artists.
For more information on the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre visit stcatharines.ca/Museum .
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