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October 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

One event on October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
Vaness Coplan laying her head on a multicoloured blanket

Join us for a drop-in textile arts workshop brought to the Museum by Vanessa Coplan, an Ottawa-based fibre and mixed media artist with a background in collaborative community arts. As a participant, and will weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next month, culminating in a temporary exhibit in the Museum. Coplan has used the wire and textile sculpture techniques in other community projects - but this is the…

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Make a Trail Toboggan

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$280

/**/ You will construct your trail toboggan 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 this course are Kielyn and Dave Marrone, husband and…

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Weave a Pair of Snowshoes

October 9 @ 8:30 am - October 10 @ 5:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$325

/**/ 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. Your instructors for…

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Drop In Activity: Celebrate Thanksgiving

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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leaf decoration craft

Celebrate thanksgiving in a different way this year!  Come check out the museum and make a leaf decoration while you're here.  These leaves make a great thanksgiving decoration, place setting, or small pendant.  Use a variety of textures, letters, and shapes to create a custom decoration.  This craft is great for the young and folks willing to try something new! While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe,…

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12th Annual Beaver Club Gala

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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THE BEAVER CLUB GALAThe Beaver Club, founded in 1785 by Montreal-based members of the North West Company, was an annual gathering of seasoned fur traders. Today, it recognizes the significance of the fur trade and is an opportunity to gather in support of the museum. Since its inception, the Beaver Club Gala has raised more than $860,000 to support the museum’s educational programming, which is inspired by its world-class collectionEducation at The Canadian Canoe MuseumThe museum’s programs for children and…

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Books and Brunch: Joanie and Gary McGuffin

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Elmhirst’s Resort, 1045 Settlers Line
Keene, Ontario K0L 2G0 Canada
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$75

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at Elmhirst's Resort on Rice Lake followed by conversation with Joanie & Gary McGuffin, authors of Great Lakes Journey: Exploring the Heritage Coast, Paddle Your Own Canoe: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing, and many more. Joanie and Gary are explorers, writers, documentarians, and conservationists. Their most documented adventures have been about canoeing waterways throughout North America. Your ticket includes: brunch, conversation with Joanie & Gary McGuffin, meet the authors and book signing. For more information on Joanie…

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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.