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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Leacock Children’s Day to feature Ode to Harry Potter July 30, highlighting Wizarding World

(News Release)

ORILLIA, Ontario -- The Leacock Museum has announced the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be this year’s theme for the annual Children’s Day staged during the museum’s Leacock Summer Festival.

The Ode to Harry Potter takes place on Saturday,  July 30th, 2016 on the grounds of the Leacock Museum National Historic Site from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Visitors and guests will be placed in the very heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World complete with activities, set pieces, costumes and a Quidditch Pitch.

“Every year we try to find a children’s book or some aspect of children’s literature that we can adapt for our Children’s Day event,” said the museum’s Jenny Martynyshyn. “It has to be engaging, with lots of things for kids to do, and it has to be fun. Harry Potter is all of that and more.”

Ode to Harry Potter is presented in association with the Orillia Public Library and the Orillia Youth Centre and is supported by a host of volunteers. Previous Children’s Days have included tributes to Dr. Seuss, Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Robert Munsch. The event has grown in size and stature as part of the Leacock Summer Festival and will now be presented  on its own weekend.

Pre-registration for this free event is recommended as students will have the opportunity to participate in contests leading up to the big day.  Registrants will receive an acceptance letter in the mail confirming their place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

Parents/guardians and children 5 and under need not register. To register, please visit www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca. This event is Free.
 leacockmuseum.com or call the museum at 705-329-1908.

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In partnership with the Orillia Public Library and the Orillia Youth Centre

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