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Canadian Canoe Museum

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

August 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

August 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

One event on September 2, 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 the very beginning of the creative process for our textile canoe sculpture! Thursday, August 22 is our kickoff workshop, facilitated 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…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

One event on September 2, 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 the very beginning of the creative process for our textile canoe sculpture! Thursday, August 22 is our kickoff workshop, facilitated 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…

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Wapikoni Cinema On Wheels

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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SCREENING AND FILMMAKER Q&A TAKES PLACE AUGUST 29: DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM, EVENT BEGINS AT 8 PM As part of its 2019 tour, Wapikoni’s Cinema on Wheels will make a stop at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. Members of the public are invited to the museum on August 29 at 7:30 pm for a free screening of a one-hour showcase of Indigenous short films and a Q&A session with filmmaker Keith Whiteduck. In its third year, the…

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Drop In Activity: Cross Stitch Bookmark

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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cross stitch bookmark

This month's activity will have you searching our canoes for hidden patterns.  Make a bookmark using these patterns and your own creative flair.  This activity has a variety of levels of difficulty and is great for adults too! 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.  They…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

One event on September 2, 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 the very beginning of the creative process for our textile canoe sculpture! Thursday, August 22 is our kickoff workshop, facilitated 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…

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September 2019

Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

One event on September 2, 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 the very beginning of the creative process for our textile canoe sculpture! Thursday, August 22 is our kickoff workshop, facilitated 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…

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Celebrate Labour Day!

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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cross stitch bookmark

Get ready for back to school by searching our canoes for hidden patterns.  Make a bookmark inspired by our collection using a basic cross stitch.  This activity has a variety of levels of difficulty and is great for adults too! 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…

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Textile Canoe: A Participatory Art Project with Vanessa Coplan

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

One event on September 2, 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 the very beginning of the creative process for our textile canoe sculpture! Thursday, August 22 is our kickoff workshop, facilitated 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…

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Make a Rustic Sign

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$40

/**/ Enjoy an evening at the museum making a rustic sign! You don't need to be artistic to make a gorgeous sign - you'll start this class by choosing a design, tracing it onto your wood, and taking your time painting it to match your home decor. This class is great for any skill level and would be fun to do with a friend!

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Learn the Basics of Fingerweaving

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$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…

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Carve a Black Cherry Paddle

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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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!

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Drop In Craft: Water Art

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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tile water art

What is your favourite type of water to paddle in?  This month create a beautiful work of art on a tile mimicking the movement of water.  This craft is endlessly creative and rewarding for people of all artistic abilities! 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.…

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October 2019

Make a Coiled Basket

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$110

/**/ Join us for a hands-on class to learn both the basics of woodburning and making a coiled basket. First, we’ll discuss some of the materials and techniques used in making coiled baskets. Then, you'll learn the basics of woodburning (also known as pyrography) that will help you create a lovely insert for your basket on a basswood plaque. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of simple designs featuring nature and wildlife. Next, we’ll move on to making…

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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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Drop In Craft: Fall Leaves

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Fall leaves craft

Dive into fall with October's craft of the month.  Use a variety of textures, letters, and shapes to create a beautiful leaf.  These leaves will get you in the mood for the hot chocolate, sweaters, and campfires that come with fall. 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…

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Make a Pair of Wool and Leather Mittens

October 31 @ 8:30 am - November 1 @ 5:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$180

/**/ 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 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 double layer of wool for the lining these are guaranteed to keep your hands toasty this winter! Spend a fun and informative…

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November 2019

Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins

November 2 @ 8:30 am - November 3 @ 5:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$285

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

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Make Your Own Anorak

November 4 @ 8:30 am - November 5 @ 5:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$320

/**/ Create your own anorak out of 100% cotton, tightly woven, waterproof fabric 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 experience is required and all necessary…

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Drop In Activity: Snow Globes

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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snow globe

When the weather outside is frightful the museum is extra delightful!  This month join us and make custom snow globe!  Choose from glitters and sequins to make a winter wonderland. 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. They are parent supervised activities. These drop-ins are always…

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December 2019

Carve a Black Cherry Paddle

December 7 @ 9:00 am - December 8 @ 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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Make a Selection of Holiday Ornaments

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$40

/**/ Enjoy an evening at the museum getting crafty and making a selection of holiday ornaments! Choose from a woven birch bark heart, wooden canoe ornament, wooden paddle ornament, log slice, or make all four. You will be able to customize your ornaments to your taste and style while having the opportunity to use a woodburning pen, paint, bark, ribbon, twine and more. No experience is necessary, this is a great class to take with a friend!

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