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Date(s) - 26/09/2020 - 04/10/2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Centennial Park


As part of CGC’s new “Resiliency Project”, local basket maker Janice MacKirdy will be leading a three part series on basket weaving utilizing English Ivy in Centennial Park with the intention of building community connection and exploring our relationship with the local ecosystem. The focus of the invasive basketry series is on finding creative ways to use invasive species. The workshop will take participants through the whole process of gathering, processing and then weaving with English Ivy, an invasive species that is growing in Centennial Park. This project is inspired by a beautiful earth based fibre project in Vancouver called EartHand Gleaners Society, whose core question is “how can we be makers without first being consumers?” ( See the following details for dates and times:

Part 1 – Saturday, September 26, 11AM – 2PM:
We will be harvesting invasive ivy form the forested area around Centennial Park, and will learn about processing it for weaving.

Part 2 – Saturday, October 3, 10AM – 2PM:
Led by Janice MacKirdy, we will learn basket weaving using the previously gathered English Ivy.

Part 3 – Sunday, October 4, 11AM – 2PM:
A continuation of basket weaving with Janice MacKirdy.

COVID protocols are in place to keep everyone safe throughout the workshop series.

REGISTRATION IS FULL: We currently have a wait-list for those who wish to join us. Please contact Hannah at for more details.

For more information on “The Resiliency Project”, please click here for our webpage for more details, and/or contact project coordinator Hannah Auer at

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