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Posted: May 17, 2012 - 23:34 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I used to walk through the halls of my high school (yes, high school – I don’t know what was wrong with me either) making animal noises. Not the normal ones like “moo” and “oink”, but the more obscure ones (I guess it’s the hipster in me). For instance, my impression of the Komodo dragon had a sort of snake and bark sound, and the giraffe, since I had no idea what sound they make (do you?) was just, “giraffe, giraffe!”. I pretty much made the sounds up as I went along.

Posted: May 17, 2012 - 09:10 , by Deepali Dewan
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Artist Talk on Saturday May 19th at 2pm. Free with museum admission. Seating is a on a first come basis!

UK-based contemporary artists, The Singh Twins, will be spending Victoria Day weekend in Toronto to unveil their newest creation, a painting on the theme of the Sikh Diaspora in Canada.

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 16:16 , by Laura Comerford
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Pacific Ocean beach landscape

The Pacific Ocean. © 2009.

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 12:47 , by Patti McCabe
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What has become of satire in Canada in the post Mordecai Richler era?

If you google Canadian humour one of the main forms of humour this country is known for is satire. Since the passing of our satiric elder statesman Mordecai Richler who but perhaps Rick Mercer has taken up the flag?

Find out what the state of satire is in this country on Thursday May 17 as New York Times raconteur Calvin Trillin dukes it out with stream of conscience absurdist Seán Cullen on the ROM stage in what could only be a LMAO night moderated by Charlie Foran.

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 09:48 , by Patti McCabe
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Submitted Schmog, resident bearded dragon in the ROM’s live animal room

This weekend the ROM will be hopping with live animals and those who study them!! The Animals are out for you to see and touch and there will be some of my buddies from ROM’s very own Live Room. Come to the ROM for Awesome Animal Weekend and it will be like your very own Discovery program, right in front of your eyes! Get up and close to my bud Java, the respectable Bob the ball python, and crazy Zip!! and many more!!

Posted: May 10, 2012 - 22:40 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I started volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum when I was 14. After a few summers of being a camper at Summer Club, I was old enough to start volunteering. Volunteering at Summer Club turned out to be an incredibly magical experience for me, and eventually led to me to where I am today!

Posted: May 8, 2012 - 11:15 , by admin
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By Regina Virgo, ROMWalk Volunteer

Did you know that South Rosedale is a Heritage Conservation District (HCD)? It is protected because its buildings are considered to be historically or culturally significant and require special care and attention to ensure that they are conserved. The application for the HCD designation was due, in part, to the loss of a number ofRosedalehomes to demolition or unsympathetic alterations.

Every building in South Rosedalehas been evaluated and given a rating.

Posted: May 7, 2012 - 10:29 , by admin
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By Ian Morrison, Technician, Vertebrate Palaeontology

Posted: May 5, 2012 - 19:30 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Space has always been pretty important to me. In fact, my 3rd memory in LIFE is watching an episode of Star Trek The Original Series.

Kiron holds a rock from Mars!

I love the unknown of space, how everything is so distant, and special and new. From the Asteroid Belt, sorry little Pluto, space travel of the final frontier and Vulcan, I love space!

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 15:57 , by admin
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It’s an elite group of people that have walked on the moon, but this weekend you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the experience with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (or at least the image of them – Neil is reflected in Buzz’s space helmet).  Space Weekend, May 5 – 6 only, is shaping up to be out of this world!