Current and Upcoming Exhibits
OAR and PADDLE
The History of Canoeing and Rowing on Lake of the Woods
For generations, the Lake of the Woods and surrounding waterways have been used as highways, playgrounds and racetracks. OAR and PADDLE was inspired to honour both the Canada Summer Games Rowing competition at Rabbit Lake and the completion of the Path of the Paddle project.
This unique exhibit, presented as a rare double feature, will describe the history of rowing in Kenora as well as the history of canoeing on Lake of the Woods in separate galleries.
January – December 2017
It was in 1867 with the union of Canada (then a province made up of Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick that the Dominion of Canada came into being. In the years since then, other jurisdictions have joined, resulting in today’s Canada of ten provinces and three territories. This year we celebrate 150 years of Canada!
The Museum has planned a number of events throughout the year that will highlight Canada’s 150. One of these events is an engagement exhibit where we ask you to contribute your thoughts on Canada. Every six weeks or so, we will pose another question and encourage you to drop by the Museum to have your say. As you contribute, the Celebration “wall” will be papered with your thoughts on a variety of Canadian icons.
You’ll not only want to contribute but we think you’ll be interested to read what everyone else thinks about Canada. Please stop in and keep coming back!