October 1, 2021
Todd Labrador to launch his Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Canoe this Friday, October 1st ** Updated location

It has been an honour hosting Mi’kmaq Artisan, Todd Labrador, at our School this September as he builds his 16-foot Mi’kmaq birch bark canoe. We are delighted to annouce that the canoe is near completion and will be launched in Lunenburg Harbour at 1:15pm on Treaty Day this Friday, October 1st, which marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.

Anyone who would like to take part in the launch of Todd Labrador’s Mi’kmaq birch bark canoe this Friday is welcome meet at the Lunenburg School of the Arts at 1:00pm to walk with Todd and the canoe to the Lunenburg waterfront. You can also meet us at launch ramp beside the Dory Shop at the end of Bluenose Drive (175 Bluenose Dr, Lunenburg) around 1:15 – 1:30pm to experience Todd Labrador’s first paddling of his most recent canoe which was built at our School this September.

Thank you to Todd Labrador, his family, and to all of the volunteers and visitors that have taken part in this wonderful educational opportunity over the past month. Demonstrations will continue on Wednesday, September 29th from 11:00am to 3:00pm but the exhibit will be closed on September 30th for Truth and Reconciliation Day.

To learn more about Todd and this project please visit: lunenburgarts.org/news-events/todd-labrador2021