Glanmore going national with dancing cats video

Glanmore National Historic Site is going national.

The local museum's dance video entitled "Glanmore Loves Cats" beat out three other museums to win the Eastern Canada Division of Museum Dance-Off 4: A New Hope. 

The Museum Dance Off, hosted by the blog site When You Work At A Museum, was started in 2014 to show that "...museums aren't dusty, dingy hallways full of creaky old nerds in orthopedic shoes and bowties. They are vibrant, lively places full of talented, creative people who love what they do."

According to Education and Marketing Coordinator Melissa Wakeling, "The video was a lot of fun to produce and is quite funny to watch."

Glanmore received over 9,144 votes, equaling 39 per cent of all the votes received for their division, to become Eastern Canada champs.   

“We received so many messages of encouragement, and just kept watching our vote numbers climb with amazement,” Wakeling stated.

More public votes will be needed in the coming weeks.  Glanmore will now have to face the Western Canada divisional winner on May 5 for the National Championships to determine which museum will represent Canada in the international “Thunderdome” finals on May 8, 2017.  Online votes will determine which museum video will receive all the bragging rights. 

Glanmore's entry into the competition features museum staff, volunteers and students from the Student Leadership Program at Queen Elizabeth Public School dancing to the 1980s song "The Love Cats" by The Cure.

A record 41 museums from around the world have produced dance videos to highlight their museums, artifact collections, staff and volunteers.

Glanmore's entry competed against three others in the Eastern Canada division: Museums Mississauga; Black Creek Pioneer Village and Pier 21.

All the videos entered into the competition are available to be viewed in advance.

For more on the online voting process visit

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