september, 2020

08sepAll Day27Algonquiin Birch Bark Canoe Build in Kingstons Inner HarbourActivity filled Celebration Weekend, Sept 26/27Discipline:MultidisciplinaryType of event:Arts Workshop / Class,Exhibition,FestivalEvent details:Accessible venue,All ages,Free,Outdoors

Event Details

The build will take place in Douglas R. Fluhrer Park in Kingston’s Inner Harbour with set up Sept 7.

It will continue daily from 9-5 pm from Sept 8 to a celebration weekend Sept 26/27.

Indigenous inmates will be coming to help in the mornings. Students are welcome in the afternoons.

Visitors are welcome anytime. COVID restrictions in place: masks and physical distancing.

Media release forms available as there may be photography.  If anyone doesn’t want to be photographed they can just say so.

Very exciting Celebration Weekend- Sept 26/27..

On Saturday, Pytor Hodgson of Indigenous Consulting, will be Master of Ceremonies.  The day will include  a free venison chili feast, display tables by an Algonquin writer and crafts people, a monitor showing some of the work done over the three weeks, Sisters of the Drum and Two Feather Drum, and a blessing and launch of the canoe – along with the opportunity for visitors to get out on the water in one of three genuine birch bark canoes under the supervision of students with training from the Ontario Recreational Canoeing Association.  In the evening from 7-9 pm, Pytor will host a two hour recap of the event on his Facebook show Come Walk With Us…

On Sunday we are partnering with TrueNorthAid to organize a “Reconciliation Walk”.  As it is World Rivers Day, we are also planning some Indigenous activities associated with the water.   Lorie Young and Brodrick Gabriel will be Masters of Ceremony for the Sunday..

Plans change almost daily due to COVID.

Up-to-date information is at

or Mary Farrar at, 613-544-1246



september 8 (Tuesday) - 27 (Sunday)


Douglas R. Fluhrer Park

Wellington St. Kingston

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