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                                                                                                 Photo courtesy Eric McNair-Landry

WINTERER'S  GATHERING
&  ARCTIC  FILM  F
ESTIVAL
November 20-23, 2014

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel
and traditional life ways in the North. Coursework, workshops, a winter tent camp, gear swap, community dancing, evening films, featured speakers and more. 

Featured Speakers
Last year kayakers Katherine Breen, Sarah and Eric McNair-Landry and
Erik Boomer hand crafted four traditional Inuit style sea kayaks and paddled
them 600 miles across southern Baffin Island, retracing a historical migration route.
The team’s goal was to celebrate the ancient skin-on-frame kayak, and to help keep
this tradition alive in the Canadian Arctic culture. The team named their expedition “Qajaqtuqtut,” Inuktitut for “they kayak.”

Event Highlights
Great Gear & Ski Swap - International Arctic Films
Winter Tent Camping - Snowshoe Shuffle Dance
Deep Freeze Chili Feed - Winter Skills Seminars

Event Program
Download the event program here

Featured Event Course Offerings
Every year, an abundance of hands-on courses are featured during WG.  Enrollment is always strong - highlights are included below. More courses will be added in the coming months. To review all of the courses in Calendar Format visit the November 2014 course calendar. 

Starting Tues, Nov 18
- Forging the Scandinavian Small Forest Axe
- Kitchen Stools: Service Learning in Furniture Craft

Starting Wed, Nov 19
- Salumi: Traditional Dry Curing Methods
- Krympburkar: Scandanavian-Style Shrink Boxes

Starting Thurs, Nov 20
- Foot Felting: Slippers or Winter Boot Liners
- Crooked Knife: Craft Your Own

Starting Fri, Nov 21
- Cold Injury: It’s Not Cool to be Cold
- Nature's Insulator: Sew Your Own Wool Blanket Shirt
- Sew a Bag: Sailor's Ditty or Sailcloth

Starting Sat, Nov 22
- Pork Butchery for Home Use: Nose to Tail
- Cold Weather Photography
- Birch Bark Knife Sheaths
            

 



2014 DOWNLOADABLE
RESOURCES

Event Program (PDF)

Tent Camp Registration
(PDF)

Gear Swap Item
Form (PDF)

Check out an album of pictures from past WG!


MORE RESOURCES
- Cook County Event Info
- Area Lodging & Business Info


Event Partners

winter on the north shore

snowshoe course

winter festival

toboggan course
 

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