The Canoe

Screen Shot 2020-08-29 at 3.05.29 PMThis summer our Friends students worked hard to bring interpretative programming to our park visitors. One of the most successful interpretive roving programs centred on the birchbark canoe built at the park in 2018 by Chuck Commanda and Coleman Williams. Pictured here are our 2020 Friends students — Rachel, Peter, and Emma — with the canoe, and two beautifully crafted Gray Ratsnake paddles by Robin Tinney. If you didn’t have the chance to see the canoe and are interested in learning more about the canoes built at the park, be sure to check out the Friends of Murphys Point Park website. There you will find video footage of the harvesting process and the construction of our 2018 birchbark canoe from start to finish. Be sure to check our social media accounts for upcoming Indigenous programming in the park.

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