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Les Stroud at Canoe Museum June 21Les Stroud aka Survivorman is coming to The Canadian Canoe Museum on Saturday June 21st at 3:00pm.  Don’t miss an interactive and intimate 90 minutes of music and conversation. A fantastic opportunity to share space and time with Survivorman!

Doors Open to the Education Room at 2:30pm. Show starts at 3:00pm and finishes at 4:30pm.  Cash bar and light snacks available.

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It’s springtime here in Peterborough, Ontario and although this may seem hard to believe right now with most of the ground still covered in large snowbanks – it’s here. Pretty soon we’ll be enjoying watching the flowers bloom, the relief of ditching the extra winter layers, and for many the joys of dipping our paddles again. Because the snow (hopefully) will be melted sooner rather than later, it’s a great time to start planning for your spring.

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Here are 5 cool things to do this spring:

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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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Store booksIn anticipation of the Small Craft Rendezvous on June 22nd, the Museum’s Gift Store has stocked up on books for small craft enthusiasts!  Whether you are a skilled craftsman or a beginner we are sure to have material to assist you with your project.

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One of our most popular books is “Building a Strip Canoe” by Gil Gilpatrick. This brand new second edition of Building A Strip Canoe includes full-size plans and patterns for eight well-proven designs, most of which are Gil’s own adaptations. Step-by-step directions are accompanied by more than 100 full color photographs, plus illustrations.

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Ted Moores is also one of our featured authors.  Known internationally as “the Bible of canoe building,” Canoecraft is back!   Whether your goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, an efficient modern tripping canoe or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft can help you make it happen.  Another great book by Ted is Kayaks You Can Build which enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.

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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.

National Canoe Day?! Perhaps you are in the know about this national holiday and are wondering when it will become an official statutory holiday.  Perhaps you have never heard of this ‘Day’ and are wondering why I am taking up valuable space in your inbox for such silliness as a national day for canoeing. Well, let me elaborate.

It is not a secret in Canada that the canoe is indeed a national icon.  It became known as such and was officially declared so by over 1 million voters, in 2007.  In 2007, the CBC launched a nation-wide project to unearth what Canadians thought were the country’s Seven Wonders. After many weeks and millions of votes, the canoe was named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada.  In celebration of this, The Canadian Canoe Museum declared June 26th as National Canoe Day with the aim of increasing participation in paddlesports in Canada, engaging new paddlers and reaching across generational and cultural divides to introduce the canoe to those who haven’t had the opportunity to experience this great national heritage. Read the rest of this entry »