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The Kawartha Credit Union Great Canadian Family Day! The Canadian Canoe Museum is hosting its 5th annual Great Canadian Family Day, this year generously sponsored by the Kawartha Credit Union! We’ve got lots of activity stations and high-quality take home crafts planned for you and your family, along with discounted family memberships, the day holds something for everyone. Back by popular demand - our Voyageur canoe zip line! Watch as your hand-crafted paddler flies through the galleries. Try your hand…Find out more »
/**/ Create a one of a kind wet-felted scarf in this one-day workshop! Learn from the talented Christianna Ferguson.* This workshop is an introduction to the wet felting technique. We begin with merino wool roving and create our own unique textile by adding water, soap and friction. Participants will learn how to layer, attach cords, and how to mix fibres to create different colour effects. We also explore the use of pre-felts to achieve distinct patterns in our felted pieces. Spend…Find out more »
/**/ 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! Contact Victoria for more information, or call 1-866-342-2663 x218Find out more »
Age 9+ Explore the worlds of paracord and knot tying. Leave with finished take-homes.Find out more »
/**/ Join Amanda Harrison* for an interactive workshop dedicated to menu preparation for canoe trips. In the Canoe Museum kitchen, we will prepare delicious roasted eggplant baba ghanouj. We will learn how to make cous cous stuffed bell peppers that can also be prepared over hot coals of a fire. Next, we will make some za’atar (middle eastern spice) and yogurt marinated chicken skewers and homemade pita bread. For dessert, how about peanut butter and chocolate truffles? We will travel to the…Find out more »
MUSEUM on the move
In the future, visitors will explore the canoe’s leading role in Canada’s past, present and future alongside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock on one of the country’s most celebrated waterways.