Birch Bark Canoe Build, Kingston’s Inner Harbour

Our September canoe build project is planned for this September 7-27, 2020 in Kingston’s Inner Harbour, and I thought this might be of interest to many fellow NSOLA members.

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We are now partnering with Pytor Hodgson of Indigenous consulting and his Facebook event page Come Walk With Us… Following the Saturday, September 26 programming, he will host a two-hour live-streamed Facebook event in the evening highlighting the days events.  It will also include pre-recorded video segments of the build, interviews, teachings, a panel of Algonquin knowledge keepers and entertainment. It will also be available afterwards for those who couldn’t make either the event or the live-streamed show.  He has an audience of over 850,000 across Canada!

The Saturday event itself will include some programming (tbd), a free venison chili feast, a blessing and launch of the canoe and the chance for visitors to get out on the water in one of three authentic birch bark canoes.

In addition, on the Sunday, we are partnering with TruNorthAid to do a Reconciliation Walk in addition to programming and getting out on the water in birch bark canoes.

As it will be World Rivers Day we are thinking of programming related to the water. Despite COVID, things are coming together nicely.

Please feel free to share with family, friends, colleagues and cottagers and anyone else you think might be interested. Hope you can come too.

Mary Farrar,
President, Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour