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Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

Glanmore Heads to the National Dance Off Championships

Local museum Glanmore National Historic Site’s dance video entry “Glanmore Loves Cats” beat out three other museums to win the Eastern Canada Division of the Museum Dance Off 4 competition on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

The competition is organized by www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com to show that museums are fun and exciting places full of “…talented, creative people who love what they do.” A record 41 museums from around the world have produced dance videos to highlight their museums, artifact collections, staff and volunteers.

Glanmore received over 9144 votes, equaling 39% all of the votes received for their division, to become Eastern Canada champs. Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator, was astounded by the level of community support. “We received so many messages of encouragement, and just kept watching our vote numbers climb with amazement.”

Glanmore will now have to face the Western Canada divisional winner on May 5, 2017 for the National Championships to determine which museum will represent Canada. Voting for the National competition will take place at www.whenyouworkatamuseum.com   on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8 am until Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:59 am. Your votes are needed to send Glanmore into the International “Thunderdome” finals on May 8, 2017.

 

 

Melissa Wakeling has a Bachelor of Arts from Trent University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. Melissa works as Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville, Ontario.