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BBCP August 12

This summer’s final week 14 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, August 12, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). A potluck is planned for 6 pm to celebrate the closing of another cherished season of community canoe building. The evening will include work […]

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BBCP July 22

Greetings! Week 11 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). This week we steam-bend and peg cedar gunwale caps, carve planks, lash gunwales, and prepare to rib and pitch. Please bring comfortable leather gloves. Thank you […]

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BBCP July 15

Week 10 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 15th from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School (use alley door). This week we continue to steam-bend cedar canoe ribs at the fire pit. Many helping hands last week were appreciated. Bring comfortable leather gloves. This week, Mike Chaffin […]

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BBCP July 1

Greetings! This is a reminder that Week 8 of the Birch Bark Canoe Project is Monday, July 1st from 5-9 pm in the North Classroom at the Ely Folk School. Bring comfortable leather gloves. This week’s focus: preparing spruce roots and lashing gunwales; riving cedar log sections into ribs and planks; carving pegs, planks, and […]

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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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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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