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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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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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