Learn cedar bark harvesting and use from renowned artist Wayne Bell

  • Apr. 26, 2017 5:30 a.m.

Cedar bark harvesting is an ancient and respected tradition amongst the peoples of this area.

Archaeologists working on the coast have recovered artifacts made from cedar bark that are more than 3,000 years old.

Clothing, mats, sails, canoe bailers, baskets, and rope were all made from cedar bark.

The Museum at Campbell River is offering a rare opportunity to experience a Cedar Pull and to learn basic cedar weaving with renowned artist Wayne Bell.

On Saturday, May 6 participants will meet at the museum at 9 a.m. to travel to a forest site and participate in a two hour traditional Cedar Pull.

Following the Pull, participants will return to the museum to learn the basics of Cedar Weaving using the inner bark from the Pull.

Bell will demonstrate basic approaches to cedar weaving, using as examples roses, rings, bracelets, rope, coasters and simple baskets.

This hands-on workshop will be held at the museum from 1-3 p.m.

Hereditary Chief Bell is from the Mamalilikulla Nation.

He has been teaching cedar bark weaving for 30 years in Vancouver School District and Campbell River School District.

The cost for the day is $90 per person.

Participants must come prepared with a lunch and wear clothing and footwear suitable for wet forest conditions.

A hatchet is also recommended. Space is limited.

Call the museum at 287-3103 to register or go online, www.crmuseum.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Conservation: Two elk unlawfully shot in Northern Vancouver Island

‘The elk also did not have all of the edible portions of meat removed’

Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals

Other Island hospitals will be admitting COVID-19 patients and will be used in a support role

Kilted window-washers helping seniors with groceries

Campbell River Men In Kilts employees volunteer to go shopping for seniors and others

March domestic violence figures show no impact from social isolation, Campbell River RCMP say

Campbell River RCMP see no evidence social isolation is causing an increase… Continue reading

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

Campbell River community COVID-19 agencies, services and resources list

The list outlines status of social agencies in the community

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says

Cases in hospital are a definitive count of people who have the novel coronavirus

B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear five challenges about the pipeline

Most Read