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Aaron Sirota - Chesley District Community School Student

Growing up at Grey Roots – My Top Ten Favourite Things

Aaron Sirota - Chesley District Community School Student

My name is Aaron Sirota, and I’m here today at Grey Roots for the annual Take Your Kids to Work Day. I’ve been to KidsCamp for many summers and school visits.  As my mom works at Grey Roots, I have known and visited Grey Roots for about 8 years. I’m currently in Grade 9 and I attend Chesley District Community School.

Grey Roots is a great place to visit, whether it’s your first time or 10th time. Here is a Top 10 list of my favourite things at Grey Roots.

10. The interesting design and feel of the building. Grey Roots has an excellent building design that makes it stand out from all other museums in the area. 

9. It has lots of interesting artifacts. Grey Roots is home to many great artifacts, such as the original goalie pad of Harry Lumley, famous NHL goalie.

8. The surplus of amazing exhibits. Grey Roots never fails to excite both young minds and old, with many interesting exhibits that have taken place through the years. Some of my personal favourites over the years have been the Dragon exhibit, the LEGO exhibit, and the Mayan exhibit.

7. The Theatre. Grey Roots has a theatre that will educate you in many different aspects of history. It also shows fun movies that will give your mind a break from all of the learning you will experience.

6. Moreston by Candlelight. Moreston by Candlelight is one of my favourite Grey Roots events. You enjoy hot apple cider by the fire while listening to fun and educational stories from staff at Grey Roots. It is cold outside during the event, but nice and warm inside the Village buildings.

5. The Extreme Deep exhibit. The Extreme Deep exhibit that ran during the summer this year was really cool. The interactive features of the exhibit were really interesting and it was very educational. I learned that it is really hard to manipulate robots under water.

4. The Maple Syrup Festival. Taste Maple Syrup like never before, with pancakes and breakfast for the whole family. This is my favourite event of the year.

3. The Multi-Purpose Room. Lots of the programs and events go on in there including the Sydenham Fall Fair and all the school programming.

2. Moreston Heritage Village. Grey Roots has a very extensive outdoor region. You can tour authentic houses and buildings in the historical village Moreston. Guided tours are also available in the summer.

1. Grey Roots KidsCamp. Having been to KidsCamp for many summers now, I can honestly say that it’s an awesome camp. I can’t wait to volunteer next year at KidsCamp 2015!

By Aaron Sirota, student at Chesley District Community School

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