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February 2019

Waitlist – Make a Wet-Felted Scarf

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$100

/**/ 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…

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March 2019

Carve a Black Cherry Paddle

March 2 @ 9:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$298

/**/ 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 x218

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

March 6 @ 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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Canoe Trip Menu Planning

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada

/**/ 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…

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Mini Paddle Painting

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$18

Inspired by an exploration of the paddles in our collection from around the world, kids will design and paint their own unique 14-inch (35 cm) basswood paddle to take home. Age 6+ Notes: Please come prepared in painting clothes.  Smocks will be provided. Register at this Link  

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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.