Bear Mountain Boats Maker Rendezvous

We're excited to officially open registration for the 2019 Makers Rendezvous! This fall we're inviting creative, curious people of all stripes to join us for a weekend in Westport. Our goal is to provide a forum to share ideas and enthusiasm across disciplines. Canoe and boatbuilders, of course, will be well-represented, and we're excited to bring visual artists, historians, and craftspeople to the beautiful town of Westport to inspire us as well.

You can take a look at the list of presenters confirmed so far over on our website. New York designer and artist Jimmy DiResta will discuss his multidisciplinary approach to making - check out his Ranger 15 canoe video for an example of how he blends innovative videography with building. Outdoorsperson Kevin Callan, AKA the Happy Camper, will entertain with stories and advice on trip planning. Painter Joyce Burkholder will offer a workshop on watercolours catering to a range of experience levels. Our own Ted Moores will be on hand to give tours of scenic Westport Harbour on our electric fantail launch.

We've also left space for whatever talents and hobbies you bring to the table. If you have a personal or business project you'd like to share, please fill out our registration form and give us the details. We'll get back to you ASAP. For any other makers in your life you think might be interested, please forward this email or share the page link to help spread the word.

Attendance to the Makers Rendezvous is free, but if you know you're coming in advance we'd appreciate taking the time to register so we can estimate numbers. If you can spare $10 for a Supporter Ticket, your contribution will go to help cover event costs. Westport is only an hour's drive from Kingston, or an hour and a half from Ottawa.

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Please join us next fall for an engaging and eclectic weekend! Just reply to this email if you have any questions regarding the Rendezvous. Thanks and hope to see you in September,

The Bear Mountain Team

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
Contact Person: 
Joan Barrett
Phone: 
(705) 740-0470
Event Category: 
Appalachian Foothills Chapter
Chapter 1
Canada/Northern Lakes Chapter
Coastal Southeast Chapter
Delaware Valley Chapter
Great Rivers Chapter
Michigan Chapter
Minnesota Chapter
Northwest Chapter
Norumbega Chapter
Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana Chapter
Susquehanna Chapter
Three Rivers Chapter
United Kingdom Chapter
Upper Chesapeake Chapter
Valley of the Meramec Chapter
Vermont/Lake Champlain Chapter
Wild Rivers Chapter
Other Related Event
Geographic Region: 
Canada-Ontario