Together exhibition finishes its first touring year
Together: An exhibition on global development has finished the eastern leg of its cross-Canada tour, traveling to six provinces and reaching close to 15,000 people since it launched in Ottawa in April! During the six month tour, the exhibit made 42 stops in close to 30 communities.
Together is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, highlighting Canadian contributions to positive change around the world. The exhibition is traveling coast-to-coast over the next two years.
Throughout the six month tour, the exhibit travelled to many public events and festivals including AKFC’s World Partnership Walks, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Charlottetown’s Summer Solstice Festival, and Festiblues Montreal. Over 2,000 high school students visited the exhibit in seven schools across eastern Canada. Once universities were back in session in the fall, Together made appearances at eight campuses, including Humber College, University of Windsor, and University of Toronto.
“The Together exhibit was an interactive and innovative display of what it means to be a globally connected citizen," said a teacher at Ridley College. “Increasingly we live in an interconnected world, and this multimedia museum on wheels demonstrated how Canadians have an important role in shaping the world around us…and a commitment to global citizenship.”
For highlights from the Together tour this year, check out this Storify of our 14,000 km journey.
Though the exhibit has finished touring for the year, plans are underway to visit western and central provinces in 2016. The exhibit will start in British Columbia in the spring and then travel to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.