Chii Jiimaan Manoomin: A Youth Project

Sunday, March 7 – Sunday, March 14, 2021

 

Chii = Big

Jimaan = Canoe

Manoomin = Wild Rice

We’re hosting Master Canoe Builder Josy Thomas!
 

To help bridge the gap of lost heritage, culture and hands on knowledge with Indigenous youth, we’re excited to host the sculptor Josy Thomas.  He will be on site for the week to teach youth how to build a canoe out of birch bark and cedar, using fire and water in traditional ways.  Our little fire pit has never seen such action! 

This project is a collaboration of many agencies and will be filmed to create an educational video.  There will be live streaming every day so you can watch the progress in real time if you’re not able to come and see it live in action.

 

Josy is donating his time and materials to create a 12′ ricing canoe which will be donated to the local youth.  The canoe will be used locally this summer to harvest wild rice and continue teaching youth well into the future. Keep an eye here for more information about how you can watch virtually – when links are available we’ll post them here.  

Bring your family, a friend, or come on your own and spend some time watching Josy work.  Please encourage any youth in your life to come and be part of the process.  Current gathering restrictions allow 25 people to be outside together.  We will assign times to be part of that group if the demand is higher than allowed at any given time.

Warm cozy cabins, fresh organic meals, hot chocolate by the fire, and a resident master builder for a week – what more could you want?

The project is happening in collaboration with the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health and the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub of Ontario.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
2021-03-07T15:00:00-05:00
2021-03-14T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

There is no charge to come and watch Josy work, but registration is required so that we can control the number of people on site at any given time.

For a day trip:
Register for the date and time period (morning or afternoon) and the number of people you intend to bring by emailing us at [email protected] – we need the names and contact information for each attendee

Cabin Rentals:
If you want to stay overnight and watch the canoe take shape over a few days, you can book a cabin and stay with us by selecting clicking the green ‘Register Now’ button below.  Book as many days as you wish with arrival in the afternoon and departure after lunch on the day you leave.

 Up to 4 people can share a cabin – it’s up to you!

Cabin Rates: $189 + HST per night and includes a full breakfast for 1 or 2 people.  Additional people are $35 per night and includes breakfast.

Lunch is $19 per person
Dinner is $35 per person

Connect with us if you have any questions by email [email protected] or call 866-609-1793

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols click here.

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Chii = Big

Jimaan = Canoe

Manoomin = Wild Rice

We’re hosting Master Canoe Builder Josy Thomas!
 

To help bridge the gap of lost heritage, culture and hands on knowledge with Indigenous youth, we’re excited to host the sculptor Josy Thomas.  He will be on site for the week to teach youth how to build a canoe out of birch bark and cedar, using fire and water in traditional ways.  Our little fire pit has never seen such action! 

This project is a collaboration of many agencies and will be filmed to create an educational video.  There will be live streaming every day so you can watch the progress in real time if you’re not able to come and see it live in action.

 

Josy is donating his time and materials to create a 12′ ricing canoe which will be donated to the local youth.  The canoe will be used locally this summer to harvest wild rice and continue teaching youth well into the future. Keep an eye here for more information about how you can watch virtually – when links are available we’ll post them here.  

Bring your family, a friend, or come on your own and spend some time watching Josy work.  Please encourage any youth in your life to come and be part of the process.  Current gathering restrictions allow 25 people to be outside together.  We will assign times to be part of that group if the demand is higher than allowed at any given time.

Warm cozy cabins, fresh organic meals, hot chocolate by the fire, and a resident master builder for a week – what more could you want?

The project is happening in collaboration with the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health and the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub of Ontario.