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BBCP Week of June 17th 2019

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 6 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is tonight, Monday, June 17th, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom behind the Ely Folk School. Our focus tonight is on processing fresh spruce roots, lacing canoe ends, lashing gunwales, and carving cedar gunwale […]

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BBCP Week of June 10

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 5 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is tonight, Monday, June 10th, from 5-9 pm at the Ely Folk School (EFS). We meet in the North Classroom; next to the red blacksmith shop behind the folk school. The only unlocked door at […]

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Week of June 3rd, 2019

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 4 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is tonight, Monday, June 3rd, from 5-9 pm at the Ely Folk School. We meet in the North Classroom; next to the red blacksmith shop behind the folk school. Suggested parking is in the big […]

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Celebration & Challenge

Happy Birthday to Us! Our Ely Folk School is entering our 5th Season! Please join us for our Celebration and our Challenge. Our Celebration: Join us for our special event 3-5pm Sunday, June 9, and share highlights of our first half decade, updates on new classes, lots of yummy cakes (& other treats) Our Challenge: We’ve […]

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Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 2 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project will meet tonight: Monday, May 20th, at the Ely Folk School from 5-9 pm.  Our focus tonight: 1) Moving the new canoe from storage to the newly renovated “North Classroom” (we will need a crew […]

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2019 BBCP Welcome

Dear Canoe Builders, Friends, and Supporters: Greetings! We are excited to offer the 2019 Birch Bark Canoe Project (BBCP) at the Ely Folk School; handcrafting, learning, and sharing! Welcome to Ely’s Birch Bark Canoe Project (BBCP)! Thank you to all of our participants and supporters! We respectfully honor the Anishinaabe origin of the birch bark […]

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BBCP Wrap up & Potluck

Dear Canoe Builders and Friends, Early Autumn Greetings! It’s been a rewarding summer of birch bark canoe building – with a focus on community camaraderie, cultural awareness, learning, and respect. Thank you to everyone who participated or supported the Birch Bark Canoe Project and Ely Folk School. We are wrapping up the season this week with […]

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BBCP Youth & Family Day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Everyone is welcome to join us for some or all of this free event (the forecast looks great – sunny and 70!). We are excited that participants will include: Kids and families from Wild Within (Ely’s adventure day care program) Youth and families from Ely Community Resource Tribal youth from the Bois […]

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BBCP Update July 23

Blueberry Season Greetings! Ely’s Birch Bark Canoe Project is progressing each week with the construction of a large Ojibwe-style birch bark canoe. A mid-season update finds freshly harvested birch bark, spruce roots, and cedar wood; daily lashing of gunwales and thwarts; and lots of wood carving to produce headboards, pegs, planks, and ribs. Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at the […]

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Slovenian Sweetness

Ely woman turns her kitchen into a potica factory for Folk School fundraiser Keith Vandervort in The Timberjay Wednesday, June 27, 2018 WHITE IRON LAKE –A faded and tattered recipe, produced on a manual typewriter, complete with stains and a few handwritten notes, has a simple heading “Walnut Potica.” That recipe is the basis of Mary […]

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