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Human Rights Museum Summer Tours Starting Up

May 15, 2013 7:26 AM | Entertainment

CMHR Summer Tours

CMHR summer interpretive guides Brigitte Savard and Javier Torres. (HANDOUT)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will launch a new summer program of free outdoor tours this weekend.

Visitors will be given two different themed tours in English and French that reflect on the human rights rooted in the lives of Canadians and the local history.

“Our exciting new tours will raise awareness that human rights stories are found everywhere we look, in everything we do — including our food,” said CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray. “Each tour will be a human rights journey intended to provoke discussion about various themes the Museum will present when it opens, while showcasing its stunning architecture from different vantage points.”

The hour-long tours touch on themes ranging from Indigenous issues to French-language rights to labour rights and immigration.

The guided “Rights Around Us” tours leave at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, starting May 17. The family-oriented “Growing a Better Future” tours leave at 7 p.m. every Thursday, starting May 23. Both start from Via Rail Union Station. No reservations are necessary, but tour sizes will be limited. Special group tours (five to 15 people) and ASL can be arranged by phoning (204) 289-2123 or e-mailing info@museumforhumanrights.ca.