Free Canoe City Walking Tour
Jul
22
to Aug 26

Free Canoe City Walking Tour

Celebrate Canada's 150th by joining our tour guides on the sites of Canada's most iconic canoe manufacturers. Guided tours are available every Saturday from July 22 through Aug. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.

See the birthplace of the board canoe and reimagine downtown Peterborough in the mid to late 1800's on this outdoor tour. Learn interesting, little known facts about Peterborough's canoe manufacturing history, and enjoy a beer tasting at Publican House.

Register for this free event by emailing walkingtours@canoemuseum.ca or calling 866-342-2663, extension 206.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
22
11:00am11:00am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Family Drop-in Activities: Bug Bracelets
Aug
26
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop-in Activities: Bug Bracelets

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make an all-natural mosquito repellent bracelet to ward off the last critters of the summer. 

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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun
Sep
4
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make a magnetic fishing rod, and use it to catch a fish in our pond for a fish to take home with you.  

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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Chapters Canoe FUNdraiser
Sep
16
9:30am 9:30am

Chapters Canoe FUNdraiser

Visit Chapters Peterborough (873 Lansdowne St.) on Sept. 16, 2017, to support the museum and participate in family friendly activities. 

For one day only, 15% of your purchase on regular-priced items will support the museum. Museum volunteers will be onsite handing out bookmarks to allow you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Enjoy the chance to view a 16-foot cedar strip canoe from the museum's collection. Children can participate in wearable canoe races, a canoe craft, and story time lead by the Chapters education team!

Print the image below to take advantage of the opportunity!

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Plein Air Painting and Paddling
Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting and Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Drop In Activities: Harvest Hand Towel
Sep
30
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Harvest Hand Towel

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm 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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Plein Air Painting and Paddling
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting and Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Plein Air Painting and Paddling
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting and Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun
Aug
7
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make a magnetic fishing rod, and use it to catch a fish in our pond for a fish to take home with you.  

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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
6
11:30am11:30am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Choose between a tour leaving at 11:30 a.m. or a tour leaving at 1:30 p.m.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Choose between a tour leaving at 11:30 a.m. or a tour leaving at 1:30 p.m.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705-748-9153 ext. 210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Family Paddling Day
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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 Family Drop In Activities: Make a Tic Tac Toe-in-a-bag
Jul
29
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Make a Tic Tac Toe-in-a-bag

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make your own tic-tac-toe in a bag, ready to take on your summer canoe trips, road trips, or just out in the back yard. All ages. 

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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Plein Air Painting & Paddling
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting & Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Paddling Day
Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca.

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Jun
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lock n' Paddle - Celebrate National Canoe Day!

Lock 'n Paddle 2016

Lock 'n Paddle 2016

Can we fill both tubs of the Peterborough Lift Lock at this year’s “Lock’n Paddle” event in celebration of National Canoe Day and Canada 150? That is what Parks Canada, The Canadian Canoe Museum, and the Land Canadian Adventures will attempt to answer on June 24th. Grab your paddles and venture to the Peterborough Lift Lock Historic Site of Canada, the count will take place at 1 PM!

FREE Lockage in Celebration of Canada 150

Skip the portage and enjoy a paddle in the lock with FREE lockage. While a lockage permit will not be required for Lock ‘n Paddle, you will need a FREE lockage permit to continue your Trent-Severn Waterway adventure. It’s easy to get yours by ordering online at parksorders.ca or go to any lock station on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Launch Options

Our goal is to have as many paddlers as possible at this event, so it’s important to know your best options to get your canoe or kayak into the water and on the way to the Peterborough Lift Lock. It is recommended that avid paddlers plan to paddle to the Peterborough Lift Lock from one of the first four options in order to allow those with less experience or accessibility concerns the ability to enter the Waterway at the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre.

NOTE: When paddling to Lock 20 allow an extra 45-60 minutes to transfer and paddle to the Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       Beavermead Campground - 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough - 5 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Rogers Cove – 131 Maria Street, Peterborough - 5 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Millennium Park - 130 King Street, Peterborough – 20 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Del Crary Park - 100 George Street, Peterborough - 35 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Warsaw Swing Bridge – Parkhill Road E and Canal Road, Peterborough – 20 Minute Paddle to Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       McFarlane Bridge – McFarlane Street and Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough – 10 Minute Paddle to Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       Trent-Severn Waterway Headquarters – 2155 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough – Launch at the top, west side of Lock 20 – Ashburnham

·       Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre – 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough

Paddle Pool

Have extra space in your canoe? Looking to take part in the event but need a canoe? Meet Paddle Pool! The Paddle Pool Facebook Group will be used to help paddlers connect and to achieve our ultimate goal of filling the Peterborough Lift Lock with as many paddlers as possible. Post early and start connecting paddlers!

Gear & Rental Options

Don’t have your own boat or gear but still want to make a splash?  Check out these local rental options:

·       Pedal and Paddle - Millennium Park at the Silver Bean, 100 King Street and Water Street, Peterborough

·       Wild Rock Outfitters – 169 Charlotte Street, Peterborough

·       Adventure Outfitters – 1828 8th Line, Lakefield

·       Beavermead Campground - 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough

·       Cottage Toys – 180 Charlotte Street, Peterborough or 96 Clementi Street, Lakefield

If you're looking for an all-inclusive guided paddling experience for Lock’n Paddle, join the Land Canadian Adventures' Lock’n Paddle Adventure!

Event Requirements

·       Personal Floatation Device worn by each paddler.

·       Sound signalling device, buoyant heaving line, and bailer for each boat.

·       Due to safety concerns stand up paddle boards will not be permitted.

·       By participating in this event you agree to be photographed and/or filmed. We want to capture and share this event with the world and we hope you do too!

A Few Guidelines:

In honour of Canada 150 the staff wants to make sure we get an accurate number of boats per tub. This means that each paddlecraft needs to be counted as they enter the Peterborough Lift Lock. We ask that you please wait patiently and paddle into the lock one at a time. There will be staff there to help instruct you once we open the gates, but all paddlers should line up and enter in single file.

Secondly, there will be 3 safety boats per tub. This is to ensure the safety of all participants and it is extremely important that they enter the tub when they need to. This means that every few lines of boats, the staff will instruct a safety boat to cut the line and enter the tub. We ask for your understanding during this process, it is mandatory that the safety boats are staggered throughout each tub.

Additionally, this event will run on a first-come, first-served basis. Although the final count of boats will not be happening until 1 PM we suggest that you arrive early to help ensure your spot in the tub. We will make every effort to include every boat and everyone in the event, but once the tubs are full, we will have no other choice but to close the gates.

Finally, don’t forget your sunscreen, a hat and, your water bottle and a smile!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Event Organized in Association With

Parks Canada                         The Canadian Canoe Museum                         The Land Canadian Adventures   

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Family Drop-In Activities: Watercolour Painting
Jun
24
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop-In Activities: Watercolour Painting

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to try your hand at watercolour painting, using artist-quality paints and paper. Make and take home a unique watercolour bookmark for your summer reading! All ages - though watercolour techniques are most easily achieved by ages 7+. 

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, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership. 

Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here

Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153. 

 

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New Exhibit Now Open - Artisan and Industry
Jun
23
to Jul 28

New Exhibit Now Open - Artisan and Industry

  • The Candian Canoe Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The exhibit's full title will be Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Manufacturing Age. The exhibit will represent the idea that what began as a localized cottage industry in the Peterborough area would eventually become an iconic Canadian industry with international reach. The exhibit will be made public on June 23, and it will be on display until the museum moves in 2021.

This year is a celebration of Canada’s 150th as well as the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Canoe Museum located in Peterborough. As momentum builds for the museum’s redevelopment at a new site located adjacent to the Peterborough Lift Lock, it is preparing a salute to the rich heritage of wooden canoe manufacturing in this community through its latest exhibit called “Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Age of Manufacturing.

150 years ago, a few settler craftsmen in the Peterborough area were reimagining the way canoes could be fashioned. Their innovative methods launched a golden age for wooden canoe manufacturing in both Canada and the United States that would last a century, garner world-wide renown and link regional names such as Peterborough, Ontario and Canadian with the word canoe.

The exhibit will feature a selection of locally-made canoes, some never exhibited before, as well as canoe making forms, patterns and tools. The exhibit also draws upon a highly significant collection of archival materials related to Canadian Canoe Manufacture, which will be featured in an interactive digital kiosk. A canoe making workshop.

 Other artifacts featured in this exhibit will range from gleaming varnished watercraft hulls to rough canoe-making tools, patterns and original graphic materials.  Several interactive stations will welcome guests for hands-on experience.

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National Aboriginal Day Celebrations with Miawpukek First Nation
Jun
21
9:30am 9:30am

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations with Miawpukek First Nation

We are honoured to welcome Sagamaw Mi'sel Joe and members of Miawpukek First Nation from Newfoundland for National Aboriginal Day celebrations at the Canadian Canoe Museum. 

Free admission all day! 

9:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony: Welcome from Chief Phyllis Williams (Curve Lake), Chief Mi'sel Joe (Miawpukek), and others. Honour and Reconciliation songs performed by Sipuji'j Drummers and Eastern Owl. 

10:30-2:00 Participatory workshops and demonstrations for school groups and the public with artists and artisans from Miawpukek First Nation. Canoe building, traditional food, Mi'kmaw language, drumming and song. 

Please note: we have registered our maximum number of school groups for this event.

3:30-5:00 Ceremonial paddle of the birch bark canoe made by Mi'kmaw master builders and youth, which is to be presented to the Canadian Canoe Museum.  The public is invited to join this paddling experience - bring your own canoe or contact Stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca to register for a (free) space in our Voyageur Canoe. Location: Peterborough Lift Lock. 

6:00-8:00 Workshops, demonstrations and performance with  Miawpukek First Nation singers, drummers, dancers and canoe builders. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

For more information, please contact Jessica Fleury, Media and Marketing Relations, 705 748 9153 or jessica.fleury@canoemuseum.ca

Artists

Eastern Owl is known throughout Newfoundland and nationally as a unique group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. A powerful ensemble of seven vocalists, they have been captivating audiences at festivals and concerts across Canada. With deep roots in community, Eastern Owl has committed to deepening their connection with their traditional practices while helping to educate indigenous and non-indigenous audiences alike. They are recent recipients of the 2016 ArtsNL CBC Emerging Artist award and have taken the national stage during Canadian Music Week, Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, and Petapan. The women have been making waves following the release of their celebrated debut album “Not Quite Like You” and are currently one of the most in-demand groups in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sipuji’j Drummers is a Traditional men’s “big drum” drum group that have been learning the traditional ways of Mi’kmaq heritage, more specifically, through drumming and chanting.  The group originally started in 1995 with a group of seven men and have changed many faces over the years. At present, there are a mix of men and youth that practice their culture of drumming and chanting and often share the culture, as well as the spiritual aspects of the drum by attending functions within the community and afar.  The Big Drum is often called upon for gatherings of communal, celebratory, and honourary events usually opening such events with the Mi’kmaw Honour Song.  

Célébration de la Journée nationale des Autochtones avec la Première Nation Miawpukek

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir le chef Mi'sel Joe et des membres de la Première Nation Miawpukek de Terre-Neuve pour célébrer la Journée nationale des Autochtones au Musée canadien du canot. 

 

L’entrée est libre toute la journée! 

 

9 h 30 à 10 h Cérémonie d’ouverture : Mots de bienvenue de la chef Phyllis Williams (Curve Lake), du chef Mi'sel Joe (Miawpukek) et d’autres personnalités. Des chants d’honneur et de réconciliation seront joués au tambour par les Sipuji'j Drummers et Eastern Owl. 

 

10 h 30 à 14 h Ateliers participatifs et démonstrations à l’intention des groupes scolaires et du public avec des artistes et des artisans de la Première Nation Miawpukek. Fabrication de canots, nourriture traditionnelle, langue micmaque, tambour et chant. 

Veuillez prendre note que nous avons déjà inscrit notre nombre maximal de groupes scolaires pour cet événement.

 

15 h 30 à 17 h Randonnée cérémoniale dans le canot d’écorce fabriqué par les maîtres artisans micmacs et des jeunes, avant sa remise au Musée canadien du canot. Le public est invité à participer à cette randonnée – apportez votre propre canot ou écrivez à Stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca pour réserver (gratuitement) une place à bord de notre canot voyageur. Endroit : l’écluse-ascenseur de Peterborough. 

 

18 h à 20 h Ateliers, démonstrations et spectacles des chanteurs, joueurs de tambour, danseurs et concepteurs de canots de la Première Nation Miawpukek. Un goûter léger sera servi. Gratuit.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Jessica Fleury, relations avec les médias et marketing, au 705 748 9153 ou par courriel à jessica.fleury@canoemuseum.ca

 

ARTISTES

Eastern Owl est réputé à Terre-Neuve et partout au pays comme groupe de femmes exclusif qui maîtrisent à la fois la musique du tambour des Premières Nations et la musique folklorique contemporaine, qu’elles mélangent pour créer leur propre style novateur. Ensemble de sept voix puissantes, elles ont fasciné leur auditoire au gré des festivals et des concerts partout au Canada. Profondément enraciné dans sa collectivité, le groupe Eastern Owl cherche avec ferveur à approfondir ses liens avec ses pratiques traditionnelles tout en éduquant son auditoire, tant autochtone que non autochtone. Ce groupe a reçu le prix ArtsNL 2016 accordé par la CBC aux artistes de la relève et s’est produit sur scène à travers le Canada à l’occasion de la Semaine canadienne de la musique, du festival de danse des Premières Nations côtières et du Symposium d'arts autochtones Petapan. Ces femmes ont créé des remous après la sortie bien accueillie de leur premier album « Not Quite Like You » et leur groupe est actuellement l’un des groupes les plus en demande à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

Sipuji’j Drummers est un groupe masculin de « gros tambour » traditionnel qui obéit aux manières héréditaires des Micmacs, plus particulièrement grâce au tambour et au chant. Créé en 1995 par sept joueurs de tambour, le groupe a connu une abondante relève. Il se compose actuellement d’hommes et de jeunes gens qui pratiquent la culture du chant et du tambour et la partagent souvent, de même que l’aspect spirituel du tambour, en participant aux cérémonies de leur collectivité et dans des lieux éloignés. On fait souvent appel aux gros tambours pour animer des rassemblements communautaires, cérémoniaux et honoraires qui s’ouvrent généralement par le chant d’honneur des Micmacs.

 

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Paddling PA Day!
Jun
9
9:00am 9:00am

Paddling PA Day!

JUNE 9, 2016, 9-3:30
UMIAK PADDLE! AGES 8-14

$42 (NON-MEMBER), $38 (MEMBER)

Paddle  our 26 foot Umiak (the community boat from the Inuit tradition)! We'll journey through the Liftlocks and beyond, picnic on the shores of the Otonobee, create a mini-qulliq (soapstone lamp), and make smores around the fire! No previous paddling experience necessary. PFDs worn at all times within 15 ft of water's edge. ORCKA, First Aid and NLS (Lifeguard) certified staff.

We paddle rain or shine! 

Call x218 705 748 9153 to register, or online registration here.

Drop-off Location: 8:45-9:00 at Liftlock National Historic Site. Click here for map.

Pick-up Location: 3:30 at Peterborough Rowing Club. Click here for map.

Downloads for registered participants:

Liability Waiver

Info page

Camper Health/Emergency Contact Form

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Touch a Truck
May
28
10:00am10:00am

Touch a Truck

The Canadian Canoe Museum is hosting it's 4th annual Touch A Truck event on Sunday, May 28th.

This is the perfect event for young families who love to learn and explore! Kids, young and old, have the opportunity to climb, explore and touch over 15 different vehicles such as a fire a truck, a school bus, and a mobile production truck!

Your $5.00 admission for the event includes admission to the Museum. Harvey’s will also be on site again this year flipping burgers! It’s bound to be an amazing day.

Location: Canadian Canoe Museum Parking Lot, 910 Monaghan Rd.

Admission: $5.00/person (2 years of age and older)

Proceeds from this event support the initiatives of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Interested in bringing a truck? Click here

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May
6
10:00am10:00am

Doors Open Peterborough

The Canadian Canoe Museum will be a featured site on Doors Open Peterborough this year. 

Take in a guided tour, learn some techniques from our artisan demonstrators, try your hand at paddle carving, and more! All activities are free and open to the public.

Tour times: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm & 1:30pm.

For more information, keep your eye on the Doors Open Ontario website, found here.

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Get ready for Mother's Day
Apr
29
10:30am10:30am

Get ready for Mother's Day

Drop in for some Mother's Day and springtime activities this Saturday!

Get your hands into the earth: roll up clay seed balls and decorate a package to take home for planting or a gift for mom! 
Plus, craft a Mother's Day or spring-time card. 

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.

Drop-in Activities are free with Museum admission or Family Membership. 

Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

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Apr
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to The Canadian Canoe Museum's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 26th at 6pm. 

2016 was an exceptional year for the Canadian Canoe Museum, in which all of our supporters and staff members worked together to meet the goals we had set for ourselves and to propel the organization forward. 

We look forward to updating AGM attendees with our successes in 2016, and initiatives and projects for 2017, some of which include:

  • A refreshed Strategic Plan and Business Plan

  • Our redevelopment project that will see a new home built for the museum, beside the Peterborough Lift Lock, on the Trent-Severn Waterway 

  • New outreach initiatives from coast to coast to coast to ensure our national relevance.

  • Advancement and expansion of our programming assisting to improve the fiscal health of operating the museum.

We hope you can join us to celebrate what has been accomplished in 2016 and be part of the plans for 2017.

For more information please contact info@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x205.

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Easter Egg Hunt and more!
Apr
15
10:00am10:00am

Easter Egg Hunt and more!

Go on a search for Easter eggs throughout the Museum's Galleries and trade them in for candy or toy prizes! Make a bunny sachet, a cottontail rabbit and more! 

10:00-11:00 Egg hunt and craft activities. Bring your own basket!

11-1:00 Craft activities continued

1:00+ Enjoy the Museum's family friendly areas: puppet theatre, rocking canoe, canoe cutouts, link-n-log fun and many touchable artifacts!

All activities included with regular Museum admission.

FREE for Museum Members

The Museum is open regular hours over Easter Weekend, so hop on by!

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Family drop-in fun!
Mar
25
10:30am10:30am

Family drop-in fun!

Hop into Spring on March 25th for our Last-Saturday-of-the-Month Family Drop-in

Make a lavender-scented felt bunny sachet to tuck under your pillow for sweet dreams, or give as a gift! (Recommended 7+, or younger with plenty of parent/guardian help). Plus, 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.

Drop-in Activities are free with Museum admission or Family Membership. 

Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

 

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March Break Workshops
Mar
13
to Mar 16

March Break Workshops

Register today for our great line-up of March Break workshops! Come for a half, full, or multiple day(s)! Hands-on learning, fun and high quality take-homes!

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For full program descriptions, and to register please click here or call Victoria at x218, 705 748 9153

MONDAY, MARCH 13-SOLD OUT

1:00-3:30 Arctic Adventures (ages 6-12) $17: Carve a soapstone sculpture!

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

9:30-12:00 Arctic Adventures (ages 6-12), $17: Carve a Soapstone sculpture! 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

1:00-3:30 Woodworking with Wanigans (ages 6-12), $22 WANIGAN WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15

9:30-12:00  Make a Leather Bag!   (ages 9-12) $17 Make your own mini-bag from real leather with authentic leatherwork tools, beads and more.

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving (ages 9-12), $22 Make a souvenir sized (2 foot) poplar paddle using traditional paddle-carving tools

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

9:30-12:00 Canoe Paper Arts (ages 8-12), $17  Start from scratch to discover and play with the paper-making process. Make your own unique shapes, bookmarks and stationary, using recycled and natural materials.

 

Members receive 10% off on all March Break programs. For more about membership benefits, please click here

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

Wilderness and Canoe Symposium

The 32nd annual Wilderness and Canoe Symposium is taking place in Toronto at Monarch Park Collegiate on February 24th and 25th. This annual symposium is a mid-winter gathering of kindred spirits looking to get informed and inspired for their next wilderness adventure. The Museum’s Curator, Jeremy Ward, will be a speaking at the Symposium on the morning of Saturday February 25th. For more information or to register please visit www.wcsymposium.com.

The Wilderness Canoe Symposium is presented by the Wilderness Canoe Association

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Connected by Canoe: An evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing programs
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Connected by Canoe: An evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing programs

Join us for an evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing and paddling programs!

The evening's events include:

  • a film screening of Makwa Jiimaan: Deep Waters, Deep Roots 
  • a presentation of youth canoe program Adventure in Understanding
  • a presentation of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce and Carol Hodgins of Camp Wanapitei in Temagami!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7:00pm

This event is by-donation to The Canadian Canoe Museum

Watch the trailer for Makwa Jiiman: Deep Water, Deep Roots

Watch Cogeco TV's coverage of the Adventures in Understanding program

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3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day
Feb
20
10:00am10:00am

3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day

Join us at The Canadian Canoe Museum for our 3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day! 

  • 10 pop-up activity stations throughout the galleries for kids of all ages including crafts, games, water-table and photo booth!
  • Kawartha Marine Modellers, model boat display 
  • Artisan demonstrations
  • Morse Telegraph Club demonstrations
  • And more!

$25 per family (up to 2 adults and 4 kids) or free with Museum Family Membership

Special offer on Family Membership for Family Day only! Purchase your Family Membership for 2016 pricing ($45) Members receive free admission to the museum all year long, discounts on programs and in the store, special event invitations and more!

Visit our Membership page for more information

Download your membership form, print, and fill-out ahead of time so that you can spend more time having Family Day fun! Click here to Download.

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PA DAY - SH'KODE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FIRE
Feb
3
9:30am 9:30am

PA DAY - SH'KODE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FIRE

Explore traditional fire-making with flint and steel, bow drills and char cloth, make a mini-quilliq (Soapstone lamp) to take home, immerse yourself in storytelling and Indigenous teachings from around the world, and conduct fun hands-on science experiments on the properties of fire and water. 

 

 

Co-presented by TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) and The Canadian Canoe Museum

Location: The Canadian Canoe Museum

Info & Registration: x218 705 748 9153, or online registration here

$35 (member) $39 (non-member)

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Feb
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lecture by Aaju Peter: 2017 Jack Matthews Fellow

The Canoe Museum will be welcoming Aaju Peter to deliver our 2017 Jack Matthews Fellowship talk on the evening of Wednesday February 1st from 7-8pm.

Aaju Peter is an Inuit lawyer, sealskin clothes designer, and the subject of the documentary film Angry Inuk. She is an ardent defender of the rights of Canada's northern Indigenous people and committed to preserving Inuit culture and language. Aaju has raised global awareness of the challenges confronting Canada's most northern inhabitants, speaking about issues related to sustainability and resources, and their impact on the traditional way of life. In 2012, she received the Order of Canada.

This is a free public talk beginning at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm

Contact stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca for more information.

This event is generously sponsored by Adventure Canada.

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Family Drop-in Activities
Dec
29
to Jan 8

Family Drop-in Activities

Drop in over the holidays with the family for extra pop-up activities for all ages throughout the Museum, starting Thursday December 29 at 5pm.

Create one-of-a-kind snowflakes, make unique thank-you cards, play at the lift-lock water table and more! 

Drop-in Activities are free with Museum admission or Family Membership

Stay tuned for details about our January 28 last-Saturday-of-the-month activities, and the 3rd Annual Great Canadian Family Day, February 20!

Remember, family membership is only $45/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

Please note that the Museum is closed for a private event at 2pm on December 31.

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