Join us on Friday, October 2nd (from 10 AM - 12 PM) to learn how to harvest and plant willow stem cuttings that can provide forest cover around streams, rivers, wetlands, and lakes. We'll spend the morning working outside on all the steps of willow staking, from sourcing cuttings, to proper preparation, to planting, all while restoring a local creek! This workshop is free, but space is limited. Please register by contacting Kim Barkwell at email@example.com or (780) 387-6182. Check out the poster for more details.
Make you own custom fit paddle, from start to finish! Finally, a paddle made for your height and hand size, and your style of paddling.
Choose your own modern design, or a traditional design from Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island/Canada.
First you will choose your design. Then shape (or drawn down) your paddle with draw knifes and using the skiving pony. Final comfort touches will be done by hand sanding, and we will finish with marine varnish.
All tools and materials will be provided. Please bring your own gloves, snacks, and water bottles.
The course will start at 9:30am and break for lunch as 12:00pm to 1:00pm. We will be done by 5:00pm both days.
Your instructor Bob Silverthorne has taken great care to find beautiful cedar planks from BC, which are 8 ft long, 8 in wide, and 2 in thick. This provides options for wider paddle for power, or a thin paddle for deep water.
Bob Silverthorne has extensive wilderness canoeing experience from across Canada, including the Albany River to James Bay and the Stikine River from Telegraph Creek, BC to Wrangle, Alaska. Bob is a life long educator and founder of Maskwacis College. He has lead many paddle workshops, made countless paddles, and will help you make a design that works best for your use or artistic dreams.
Celebrate the watershed at this annual, fun-filled festival. Games, crafts, guest speakers, free BBQ lunch, and Saskatoon pie! The festival is held every August in a different community across the watershed.
Magpie Nature Camp helps kids find joy in the great outdoors, teaching activities that empower them to connect to nature and find value in stewardship. Campers will learn about wilderness safety and awareness, edible and medicinal plants, fish and wildlife, and survival skills like shelter building, fire starting, and bow and arrow making. We will deepen our connection to nature, build confidence and resilience outdoors, learn ancient skills, and of course have fun!
Give voice to the diversity of perspectives that exist across the watershed and explore people’s connections to this place through photography.
Participants take photographs that have an impact on them or shape their connection to place in some way.
This tour promotes healthy and active lifestyles in the watershed that supports us. The BRWA has hosted rides in June of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017. We hope to host another tour in the future with a different routes and new partners!
Nothing speaks of the joys of summer better than a homemade Saskatoon pie! Our annual pie baking competition is open to all bakers of every skill level. We invite you to roll up your sleeves, pull out the flour, and show off your creativity in the kitchen. If you aren't a baker, come out and be a judge in the People's Choice vote and experience the deliciousness of one of our finest native berries.
Spirit of the Watershed is a plein-air art workshop which invites local artists to bring their art supplies outside. Participants have the opportunity for instruction and guidance from a local artist and instructor, and the space and time to be inspired by the beauty of nature.