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Celebrate Museum Month with My Life is a Museum exciting Contest!

Posted on Tuesday April 29, 2014

Pickering Museum Village wants you to share what makes your life unique. Post photos and videos of your favourite things on social media and have a chance to win amazing prizes.

May is the month that Ontario celebrates its museums. Pickering Museum Village is Durham Region’s largest living history museum open from June to September. So during May, museum staff want you to add your piece to their online exhibit “My Life is a Museum”.  The photo and video contest will run on Facebook, Twitter and their website pickering.ca/museum . The exhibit opens May 1, and ends on June 30. 

From May 1 to May 31, the public will be able to upload a photo, along with a short description, or a video of their most treasured item. On June 1, everybody will be invited to vote for their favourite entry, until the contest ends on June 30.

Amazing prizes will be awarded to the top 5 entries (based on votes):

  • 1st prize - iPad Air 16 GB
  • 2nd prize - Kindle Paper White
  • 3rd prize - Pickering Town Centre gift card
  • 4th prize - The Keg Steakhouse gift card
  • 5th prize - Anytime Tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium (2 adults + 3 children)

Details and the contest rules are available at pickering.ca/museum, and on the museum’s Facebook page by searching PickeringMuse.


As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet.  Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer.  The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents.  Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award. 

Media Contact:
Katrina Pyke
Coordinator, Museum Operations | Pickering Museum Village, Cultural Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3714 |  1.866.683.2760  TTY 905.420.1739