Workshops are FREE but you must register.

Foraging with Wabanaki Tree Spirit

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 8:00 AM


Cecilia and her son Anthony will guide participants on a food harvesting walk in our local Sackville Landscape.Location of walk TBD.

Basket Weaving with Ashley Sanipass

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 9:00 AM


Sharing historical knowledge passed to her from her ancestors, Ashley Sanipass will provide an intro course all about Indigenous basket making. All supplies are provided courtesy of our sponsors. You may select either of Ashley's workshops (porcupine quill bracelets) but not both, as to allow as many people as possible to share in Ashley's traditional knowledge. Due to safe room set up, there are only 20 persons in this workshop. This workshop is suitable for engaged and interested persons 10 years and up, but if you are 10, 11 or 12 years old a parent must register with you. As capacity is limited we suggest you do this at the time of your registration.

Beginner to Advanced Fiddling with Gordon Stobbe

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 9:00 AM

Gordon Stobbe will lead students through an arrangement of a piece with seperate parts for every stage of learner. Students should be able to read music. Beginners should have been playing for at least a year and have basic note reading skills.

Newfoundland Folk Songs

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 10:00 AM

Come explore your love of Newfoundland Folk Songs with Larry Foley , formally of The Punters, as he sings and teaches traditional folk songs from The Rock.

Indigenous Dance with Chris Sanipass

Fri Fri, Aug 19, 2022 11:00 AM

Join Elder Chris Sanipass and his family, as they guide you through the history of traditional circle dance, and welcomes you to join them.

Beginner Celtic Guitar

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 11:00 AM

Maggie MacDonald will introduce you to the basics of guitar accompaniment in the Celtic style. Must provide your own instrument, and understand basic chord shapes. Learn strumming patterns as you explore the distinct sounds of Celtic guitar accompaniment.

 

Beginner Nova Scotia Step Dance

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 11:00 AM

If you have always wanted to know a couple steps to wow your party guests, or even just sit and do a little shuffle at your table, Cassie will start at the very beginning of your new step dance journey to guide you through a step or two.

Beading with Ashley Sanipass

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 1:00 PM

Sharing historial knowledge passed to her from her ancestors, Ashley Sanipass will provide an intro course all about Indigenous bead work. All supplies are provided courtesy of our sponsors. You may select either of Ashley's workshops (basket weaving) but not both, as to allow as many people as possible to share in Ashley's traditional knowledge. Due to  safe room set up, there are only 20 persons in this workshop. This workshop is suitable for engaged and interested persons 10 years and up, but if you are 10, 11 or 12 years old a parent must register with you. As capacity is limited we suggest you do this at the time of your registration.

The History of Square Dance Calling - A talk with Gordon Stobbe

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 1:00 PM

Gordon Stobbe will talk about the history of square dancing in Canada and how he got his start calling dances . He is one of Canada's most in demand callers and participates in many workshops teaching the art of calling to the next generation of dance enthusiasts. This workshop will give participants a chance to try their hand at calling if interested in a group setting.

Advanced Ottawa Valley Stepdance

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 1:00 PM

Kyle Waymouth is a multi-instrumentalist and a premier Ottawa-Valley style step dancer. Kyle is a five-time Canadian Open Step Dance Champion, four-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Champion with his group Powerhouse, and a Canadian Open Clogging Champion.
 At age three, Kyle started step dancing at his mother’s dance studio, Judy’s School of Dance in Stratford, ON. He has since performed throughout North America and Europe.
This workshop is open to experienced step dancers. Dancers must have a good grasp on rhythm, triples, and be able to learn and execute steps quickly.

Cape Breton Intermediate Fiddle

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 2:00 PM


Join Andrea Beaton for some signature Cape Breton tunes, discussion and technique on the bowing and ornamentation, which contribute to a distinct Cape Breton style and flair. Intermediate level players only, which suggests that you have been playing fiddle  for 3+ years and are able to learn a piece of music by ear. Sheet music may not be provided. Only people actually playing the fiddle may sign up for this event. There are no spectators due to limited numbers . If this changes to allow for spectators, we will make that announcement closer to the date and change the capacity.