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Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre


Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre
Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre


Neilson Store Museum & Cultural Centre
5220 Front Rd, Stella, ON K0H 2S0


Feb 16 2020


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Free will donation.



True Canadian Stories!

The Old Woman and the Wishing Tree and The Tibetans of Belleville

At 2 pm on Sunday, February 16 (Family Day Weekend), join us at the Neilson Store Museum for a bit of story-telling and song with Suzanne Pasternak.

The Wishing Tree was the oldest Sugar Maple in the world at 731 years. Considered a powerfully magic tree by both the first nations peoples and the white settlers in West Lake, she had the ability to grant wishes. This is her story.

In 1972, the United Nations asked Canada to allow the gentle followers of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan refugees from the Tibetan Himalayas, to immigrate to Belleville and Lindsay, Ontario. This is the story of their remarkable journey and how the good people of Belleville embraced them.

Bring your children to listen to Suzanne. Refreshments will be served after the performance.

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