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Press Release: 2011-04-25


Local Federal Candidates Invited to an Exchange on Arts and Culture
In Association with 570NEWS

KITCHENER, ON – On April 27th, THEMUSEUM will host A Cultural Exchange 2.0 with Federal Candidates from Kitchener – Centre, Kitchener-Waterloo and Kitchener-Conestoga for an informal discussion of arts and culture in Waterloo Region. 

Each candidate will be randomly chosen to share their position on arts and culture for three and a half minutes before taking part in a four minute discussion with visitors at their table. Candidates will then rotate to another table and the next candidate will be selected. 

THEMUSEUM hosted Cultural Exchange 1 during last fall’s Municipal Election and the informal gathering which takes place in a pub like, licensed setting is fun and informative 

David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM will host the event with Mike Farwell, 570 News, acting as moderator for the evening to facilitate a discussion with the candidates and the general public. 

Confirmed candidates include:
    Kitchener-Center: Karen Redman, Peter Thurley and Byron Williston
    Kitchener-Conestoga: Albert Ashley, Robert Rosehart
    Kitchener-Waterloo: Cathy MacLellan

This “Cultural Exchange” is meant to raise awareness and encourage an exchange, not a debate, about the importance of arts and culture prior to the approaching federal election. 

A Cultural Exchange 2.0 will begin at 6pm sharp but doors will open at 4pm for those wishing to enjoy a meal at THEMUSEUM Café or experience SEARCHING FROM TOM l Man, Myth and Masterworks prior to the exchange.  

THEMUSEUM will also have a projected Twitter wall and live blogging allowing one to follow along and post comments at  If tweeting please use the hashtag #culturalexchange2.

Admission to the A Cultural Exchange 2.0 is FREE with a suggested donation of $5 to THEMUSEUM or $10 to experience SEARCHING FROM TOM l Man, Myth and Masterworks. These donations will help fund THEMUSEUM operations.

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