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If you happened by the Canoe Museum on Saturday you know what I’m talking about! The Museum was humming with energy and excitement as visitors, vendors, boat enthusiasts and Museum supporters took part in the day’s activities.

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Aerial view of the parking lot.

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Enjoying the sites.

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americanCraftPress01Join us SATURDAY JUNE 22nd at The Canadian Canoe Museum for the Small Craft Rendezvous, a day devoted to all things watercraft.  Take in live demonstrations of canoe canvassing (Carlisle Canoes), back-country cooking (ORCKA), tool sharpening (Lee Valley Tools) and wood bending (Michael Fortune) to name just a few.  There will be family-friendly crafts, activities and a special presentation by Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.  A BBQ lunch will be available on-site as well as Kawartha Dairy ice cream!  See the Rendezvous‘ webpage for a more thorough listing.  It’s still not too late to register. Registration for exhibitors, vendors and participants is still open, so if you would like to bring something to display or demonstrate, please click here to register.

To make the day even better, NICK OFFERMAN will be at the Museum to take in the various demonstrations and exhibits.  Joan Barrett and Ted Moores’ of Bear Mountain Boats‘ invited Nick, their colleague, friend and Bear Mountain boat builder, to attend the day and he said YES!!  Nick Offerman currently stars as Ron Swanson on NBC’s wildly popular show, Parks and Recreation.  Nick will be hosting a special dinner at the Canoe Museum for Bear Mountain Boats and Ted Moores’ 40th anniversary. Tickets are sold out for this.

Nick Offerman Q&A posterIf you are a fan of Nick Offerman, then this is the event for you.  An informal, intimate and likely hilarious Q&A with Nick Offerman will be from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the Education Room at the Canoe Museum on Saturday June 22nd.  Appetizers and 2 drinks are provided with your ticket. Tickets are $30 and seating is limited.  To purchase a ticket, click here.

What do Varcroft & Bianco Wooden Creations, Bear Mountain Boats, Rapid Media, Camp Ponacka, FOCA (Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations), Camp Wanapitei, and Elmhirst’s Resort all have in common?

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Answer: they represent the first Corporate Members of The Canadian Canoe Museum. What could a Corporate Membership do for your business? What’s in it for you…

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Did you know that 63% of Canadians say they prefer to conduct business with companies that support not-for-profits and worthy causes? With your Museum Corporate Membership, you demonstrate to your customers, employees, and friends that you support the preservation and celebration of the rich traditions of Canadian and paddling history, character, and spirit. Read the rest of this entry »