Traditional birch-bark canoe workshop

July 20, 2007

Traditional birch-bark canoe workshop

Gatineau, Quebec, July 20, 2007 — On July 28 and 29, join accomplished traditional canoe-builder, artist and craftsman Daniel “Pinock” Smith at the Canadian Museum of Civilization for an interesting workshop on building birch-bark canoes. Pinock will demonstrate Anishinabeg techniques for making canoes with natural materials taken from the environment, and participants will have the opportunity to create their own canoe using these traditional methods.

Daniel Smith was born and resides in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community near Maniwaki, Quebec. For the last 21 years, he has been sharing his knowledge of traditional techniques through his work, which includes masks, sleds, paddles, assorted drums, snowshoes and totem poles.

Model Canoe Workshop
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2007
Noon to 4 p.m.
Southern Salon
Free with Museum admission
Workshops begin on the hour and are limited to 12 participants.
Registration is not required.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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