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Canadian Canoe Museum

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910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
(705) 748-9153

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August 2018

ORCKA Level 1&2 Basic Canoeing – Adult Tandem

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$130
Couple paddling canoe

This one-day course provides an introduction to tandem canoeing and skill development. Participants will learn safe canoeing practices, basic theory and an introduction to strokes and maneuvers.

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Woodburning a Decorative Paddle

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$190

/**/ Learn the art of woodburning while decorating a paddle! The day will begin with a discussion of safety, materials, and how to use the wood-burning tool. You will plan your graphics and spend the day creating a decorative design on your 3', 3.5' or 4' long paddle. Experienced instructor, Cara Jordan* will guide you through the process giving you tricks and tips to feel confident with your woodburning tool. No experience is necessary! *Cara Jordan has no formal training,…

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Drop In Craft: Back to School

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Keychain Craft

Drop by the museum for our monthly craft and get ready for back to school at the same time!  Make a cute leather canoe keychain to decorate your backpack.  

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Waitlist – End of Summer Day Camp

August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$300
Kids in canoe on river

This high-energy, multi-activity day camp is the perfect way to wrap up the summer! 

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September 2018

Celebrate Labour Day!

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Canoe Keychain craft

Stop by the Canoe Museum for a special craft!  Celebrate back to school by make a leather canoe keychain to decorate your backpack.  Great for kids of all ages!

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Learn the Basics of Fingerweaving

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$110
Small finger woven sample

/**/ Finger weaving is a traditional type of hand weaving used to create the celebrated ceinture fléchée, colourful sashes historically worn by voyageurs during the fur trade.  This type of weaving is unique because it does not require a loom, or any bulky, expensive equipment. You will learn several basic techniques and weave at least 2 samples to practice your new skills. Our instructor and Museum volunteer Jo Harris* will guide you in selecting colours, laying out and planning your design and…

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The Flying Canoe

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 2 shows, 1 night only! 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Canadian Canoe Museum FREE admission!! As part of Artsweek Peterborough 2018, the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts will present their rendition of famous French-Canadian folktale Chasse-galerie or the Flying Canoe, brought to life through circus theatre and live fiddle music, set atop the Grand Portage at the Canadian Canoe Museum. Four lonely woodcutters strike a deal with the devil to fly home to their…

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1 SPOT LEFT – Carve a Canoe Paddle – September 29th & 30th

September 29 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$290
Two young men smiling and holding their paddles

Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly!  Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker.* This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! *Russ Parker is a Canoe Museum volunteer and supporter who retired to the Peterborough area. Not…

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Harvest Handtowels Craft

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

Drop-in between 10:30 and 4:00pm to make stamped autumn tea towels, ready for your Thanksgiving gatherings. While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free…

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October 2018

Drop In Craft – October

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

Weave a coaster to decorate your thanksgiving table- make yours in the style of an HBC blanket, or use your own creativity. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free admission, discounts on programs and merchandise, special event invitation and more! Please contact 705-748-9153 ext. 218 if you have any questions.

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Make a Trail Toboggan

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$270
Train of people pulling toboggans

/**/ Make your own trail toboggan in this awesome, one-day workshop! Toboggans will be constructed by using a very durable and low-friction plastic to easily glide over snow and ice. The toboggans can roll up for easy transportation and storage and will be completely ready to take to the trails! Learn how to tie and adjust the running and tow lines, install brass rings for lashing loops, install a break line, and your own leather hauling “tump.” Your instructors for…

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Weave a Pair of Snowshoes

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$320
Hands weaving a snowshoe

Create your very own pair of hand-woven snowshoes in this popular two day workshop. This workshop begins with a large selection of the best frames on the market (high quality white ash) and incredibly durable and functional 400 pound test fishing line (monoline) from Vancouver Island. The monoline is lighter, stronger and more abrasion-resistant than traditional rawhide. Plus, it doesn't require varnish or annual maintenance and it is much less likely to stick to wet snow. Lure of the North has…

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Make a Pair of Snowshoe Bindings

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$90
Leather snowshoe binding attached to a snowshoe with someones foot in it

/**/ Create a pair of leather snowshoe bindings for use with traditional snowshoes in this half-day workshop! We start by using 10oz vegetable tanned leather, dyed to a colour of your choosing and joined with hand-hammered copper rivets. A leather strap and steel buckle secures the binding around your heel, while a simple cord-lock secures it over your foot. Throughout the course we'll discuss the tying and use of traditional lamp-wick bindings, and the difference between various traditional snowshoe styles.…

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Halloween Craft at the Museum

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

Come to the museum for some Halloween fun!  Make a fall or a spooky light scene. While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free…

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November 2018

Make a Pair of Leather & Wool Mittens

November 1 @ 9:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$200
A mitten liner and leather outer

/**/ Make your own pair of mittens that you will want to wear all winter! These mittens are made of 100% felted duffle wool and genuine deerskin buckskin, designed to cut the wind and protect your wool from abrasion. This workshop includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of deerskin mittens. Using a cozy double layer of wool these mittens are guaranteed to keep your hands toasty this winter! Spend a fun and informative…

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Make Your Own Anorak

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$280
Woman wearing anorak

/**/ Join our expert instructors for this awesome two-day workshop! Create your own anorak out of modern, waterproof fabrics to wick moisture away and keep you warm all winter. The anoraks are designed to cover your thighs and to accommodate many layers underneath. Complete the anorak with a hood with an (optional) coyote fur ruff* to trap warm air inside the hood that creates a micro-climate in front of your face. Create a beautiful, durable and windproof outer layer- no sewing…

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Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$280
Class of people showing off their winter moccasins

/**/ Create your very own pair of hand-crafted, traditional winter moccasins in this fun and engaging two day workshop. This workshop includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of knee-high winter moccasins. Spend a fun and informative weekend learning from the best in the business, ending with a beautiful pair of highly functional, hand-made moccasins. No experience is necessary and this workshop always sells out quickly. Don't miss out on one of the Canoe…

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Sold Out! – Make a Hudson’s Bay Blanket Coat

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$360
Three people wearing HBC blanket coats

/**/ Handcraft a traditional Capote using an authentic Hudson's Bay Company Point Blanket (a blanket who's value alone makes this workshop an unbelievable bargain). Spend the day immersed in the history of these blankets, following traditional pattern and hand-sewing the seams of your one-of-a-kind coat.  Experienced instructors show you traditional techniques, modern twists and ways to personalize your coat with unique embellishments. All materials, including a Point Blanket, 100% wool for sewing and patterns to fit all sizes are supplied…

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Nail & String Art

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission

What do cedar strip canoes and this craft have in common?  Nails!!! Join us at the museum from 10:30-4 to make a beautiful piece of string art. While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember,…

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December 2018

Carve a Canoe Paddle – December 1st & 2nd

December 1 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$290
Man carving a paddle

/**/ About the Event Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker.* This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! *Russ Parker is a Canoe Museum volunteer and supporter who retired to…

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