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   Event Details - Tim Humes – The Canoe: Both Element & Metaphor tha


  • Start Date: Thursday February 15
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  • Start Time: 07:00 PM
  • Location: Nelson Rural School
  • Phone Number: (506) 622-8526
  • Event Website: Website


This is a visual portrayal of the quintessential but simple Canadian craft, the canoe, among an array of waterways. The canoe can be viewed as a link between the past and the present; between peoples and cultures. The viewer will come to understand the message, “Hands Across Time; Hands Across Waters”.

The cultural and historical connection with the past is presented through aboriginal peoples, the development of the various forms of the canoe set in the Canadian landscape; in fact, the very development of Canada. The canoe travels through the seasons, across a multitude of landforms and with people in a host of activities.

One of the essential riches of Canada is our water. It is a fundamental element to be protected and hence, the importance of illustrating its proper maintenance for health, commerce and recreation. Images presented provide a view of many waterways utilized in various forms.

Several images are from Heritage Rivers: The Nahanni, the St-Croix and the Restigouche not to mention others that have had advocacy to become Heritage Rivers such as the Little South West Miramichi.

Hopefully, the person viewing these images isn’t just a distant observer but rather is moved to be a participant, an advocate and a protector of our waterways and our heritage.

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