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CTMHV flea market helps shoppers hunt for rare finds, tour the museum

by Sylene Argent, Local Journalism Initiative

With the warmer weather finally here, the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village took advantage of the opportunity to host its annual Spring Outdoor Flea Market over the weekend.

  The event was held ahead of Mother’s Day, giving visitors a chance to look for the perfect gift for their mum.

  Vendor tables set up along the walking trail that winds through the Heritage Village offered an array of items for sale, from homemade gifts to antiques, giving visitors a prime opportunity to hunt for unique treasurers. Some of the vendors onsite also took the opportunity to connect with shoppers about the home improvement services they provide.

  In addition, shoppers had a chance to grab some lunch from one of the food vendors onsite, giving them more opportunity to explore the venue for deals.

  The event also allowed individual and visiting families a chance to tour some of the heritage homes and buildings onsite, which had an interpreter to explain the building’s connection to the area’s rich history.

  Events at the CTMHV often support its Children's Education program, which connects hundreds of youths to a hands-on history lesson every year.

  Coming up, the CTMHV will celebrate International Museum Day as it reopens Heritage Village for the season on May 18.

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