Join us on Saturday, January 23 to learn about the importance of the canoe on display at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.
Fabricated by Algonquin Elder William Commanda, this birchbark canoe was gifted to the Friends of Gatineau Park by the Waddell family in October 2014.
The crafting of this type of canoe requires a great deal of skill and patience. Through a selection of original photos and a short video, participants will be able to appreciate the complexity of the fabrication process for this type of birchbark canoe. Then, a comparison will illustrate the differences between this Algonquin canoe and those made by other Aboriginal groups across the country.
The bilingual presentation will be given by Claude Cousineau, founding member of the Friends of Gatineau Park and canoeist.
This activity is for people age 13 and older. Reservations are required.