Blais strikes while the iron is hot at the Cumberland Museum

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Stephen Blais blacksmith

Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais got a crash course in forging from the village blacksmith to help promote upcoming events at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.

“Now that I have mastered the art of cow milking, I felt I should take up a new challenge,” says Blais – referring to his recent success against Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau.

The village blacksmith will present a beginners’ blacksmithing workshop to guests of the Cumberland Heritage Village museum on Saturday, June 25. New blacksmiths will turn unremarkable pieces of metal into unique usable works of art to take home.

Three sessions will be offered: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The cost to participate in the Blacksmith Workshops is $10 / person for each program.

Registration is required by calling 613-833-3059.

“This workshop is one of the many unique attractions taking place this month at the Cumberland Museum,” adds Blais. “It’s a wonderful resource for the whole family.”

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is Ottawa’s only museum focused on the 1920’s and 1930’s. It offers a fun and educational environment just 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa.