Saturday June 17th, 2017
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Carve a Canoe Paddle
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $200.00
Call to Register: 519-966-4100

Roger Foster will guide you through carving a customized black cherry canoe paddle, from wood preparation, shaping and carving to sanding and final finishing. You will take home a completed paddle, suitable for either traversing the water or mounting above the fireplace. Please give your height when purchasing your ticket. All tools and materials will be supplied. Light lunch included.

Celebrate Canadian Heritage

Whether made for canoes, kayaks, dragon boats, paddleboards, rafts or just to hang on a wall, paddles are a true Canadian icon. Historically, paddles were essential to both Indigenous peoples and European settlers for exploring Canada’s vast waterways.

We have teamed up with the International Sustainability Education Foundation (ISEF) for Canada’s 150th birthday to bring paddle carving to as many Canadians as possible. When you buy a paddle carving ticket from Lee Valley, 25% of the net proceeds will go to the ISEF. They will use the proceeds to bring paddle carving seminars to places that do not have access to Lee Valley stores, such as Indigenous peoples and rural communities, as well as to help organize paddle festivals in the cities of Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax. ISEF will be partnering with SEPAQ – Parcs Quebec to organize a festival in that province.

Not only will you go home with an amazing paddle that you carved yourself, but you will help to keep the tradition of working with tools and wood alive in Canada.


Lee Valley Tools
3009 Howard Ave
Windsor, Ontario


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