HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Members of the public are invited to weave, tie, pull, wrap, knit and sew textiles to create a 14-foot canoe over the course of the next couple of weeks at The Canadian Canoe Museum.
The museum is welcoming Ottawa artist Vanessa Coplan to lead the unique community art project, which will begin on August 22nd and culminate in a temporary exhibition at the museum starting September 21st.
This activity is suitable for participants ages eight to adult, and younger children will be encouraged to take part with parent/guardian supervision and assistance.
“It is truly a unique opportunity to work with Vanessa and as a community to create this collaborative sculpture,” says Karen Taylor, Director of Public Programs. “Participants are welcome to bring pieces of fabric that have personal significance or, they can use the recycled fabric we’ll have on hand for all. We look forward to seeing this canoe take shape before our eyes.”
Members of the public are invited to join in the project, included with admission to the museum, on the following dates:
• August 22nd – 5:00-8:00 p.m., with the artist (free admission Thursday evenings)
• August 24th – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with the artist
• August 25th – 12:30-3:30 p.m., with the artist
• August 29th – 5:00-8:00 p.m. (free admission Thursday evenings)
• August 31st – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
• September 1st – 12:30-3:30 p.m.
• September 2nd – 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Registration is not required, but space is limited. If you would like to reserve, contact Karen Taylor, Director of Programs at the Canoe Museum, at 705.748.9153, ext. 219.
Peterborough Pulse 2019 will transform George Street for one fun-filled day of walking, cycling, and activities on Saturday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pulse is an open streets initiative that temporarily replaces car traffic with people traffic to create a safe and vibrant car-free corridor for walking, biking, dancing, playing, and socializing.
The Peterborough Pulse route will be closed to vehicular traffic between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Street parking will be prohibited from midnight on Friday, July 26th, until Pulse is over at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th.
Here is a map of Pulse...
STREET CLOSURES FOR PETERBOROUGH PULSE
George St. from McDonnel St. to Sherbrooke St.
Will be CLOSED Saturday, July 27th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vehicles entering or exiting will need an escort.
Street parking will be prohibited from midnight on Friday, July 26th until Pulse is over at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th. Vehicles left on street will be towed.
ONLY local traffic will be allowed to access these streets…
Murray St. from Aylmer St. to George St. and George St. to Water St.
Brock St. from Chambers Lane to George Street and George St. to Water St.
King St. from Aylmer St. to George St. and George St. to Water St.
The following intersections will remain open for east-west traffic…
McDonnel St. at George St.
Hunter St. at George St.
Simcoe St. at George St.
Charlotte St. at George St.