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910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
705-748-9153 canoemuseum.ca

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September 2018

Artsweek at the Museum Presents The Flying Canoe & The Wailing!

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Woodcutters: Jennifer Elchuk, Kayla Stanistreet, Jeff Cadence and Victoria Kopf

2 shows, 1 night only! The Flying Canoe Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to building capacity this performance has limited space for viewing. Please dress accordingly in the case that you're outside until the second showing. 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…

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Waitlist – Carve a Canoe Paddle – September 29th & 30th

September 29 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
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 Rd.
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

Homeschool Wednesday – Junior Curator

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$28

Age 9+ Discover what goes into creating a Museum exhibit - and make one of your own. A fun, hands-on curator-for-a-day experience that will take you behind the scenes at the Museum and include woodworking and the creation of a mini-exhibit shadow box to take home. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety during the wood-working part of this workshop! Please bring a photo of yourself featuring water (or nature).

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Drop In Craft – October

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
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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Beaver Club Gala

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$225

  The museum is delighted to welcome Adam van Koeverden, one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, as guest host of the 2018 Beaver Club Gala. This October, decked out in his fur trade finery, Adam will be joining us to propose the classic toasts and to regale us with an after-dinner story in the fine traditions of the Beaver Club of yore. Adam van Koeverden Adam is a three-time Olympian winning gold in the K-500 and silver in the K-1…

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Make a Trail Toboggan

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
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 Rd.
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 Rd.
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 at the Museum

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

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 Rd.
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 Rd.
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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Homeschool Wednesday – Canoe Print and Paper

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$25

Age 8+ Printmaking, origami, book-making and more! Explore a variety of paper arts with our Gallery spaces as inspiration.  Note: Please wear clothes appropriate for using inks!

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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 Rd.
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 Rd.
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 Rd.
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

WAITLIST – Carve a Canoe Paddle – December 1st & 2nd

December 1 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
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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Homeschool Wednesday – Loom Building and Beading

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$38
Three girls wearing bracelets

Age 9+ Follow a scavenger hunt through the Museum to find all the parts of your loom kit. Learn woodworking skills as you build a pine beading loom with the patient, friendly guidance of our experienced education staff. You’ll end up with a loom and work on a 3-row beaded bracelet. Learn about wampum and indigenous beading traditions.

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Winter Break Activities

December 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Visit Us for Winter Break Activities

Don't be stuck at home!  Stop by the museum for extra activities free with your admission.  Create beautiful crafts to take home!  Ornament crafts, northern lights art, card making along with all the other hands-on areas of the museum!

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February 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – So you want to be a Knot Star?

February 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$18

Age 9+ Explore the worlds of paracord and knot tying. Leave with finished take-homes.

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April 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – Wanigans

April 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$26

Age 8+ Try your hand at wood-working and create a 12”x8”x8” wanigan. Start with a scavenger hunt in the Museum to find the necessary pieces to build a wanigan. Kids encounter many styles of wanigan, ex. a traditional canoe-tripping equipment box. No previous wood-working experience required. Experienced and patient Museum staff teach each step. Participants come away with hands-on building experience (hammers, screwdrivers, sanding). Plus a box to keep any kind of treasure in to take home!

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May 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – Tarps and Shelters

May 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$25
Kids pulling tarp to set up

Age 8+ Shelter is one of the five basic human needs. Explore different shelter-building techniques with us and go home with your own tarp and the skills to set it up!

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June 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – Paddle and Paint

June 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$20

Spend a day out paddling together in our 36 foot canoe, a replica of the bark canoes used during the fur trade era. Learn watercolour techniques while out on the water.  You’ll be inspired by the nature around you and practise plein air painting. Note: Parents are welcome to participate but will be subject to full program fees.

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