Cape Jourimain's latest and greatest
Todd and Melissa Labrador Canoe Unveiling
Dates: June 15 - 16, 2024
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Details: Join us for the official unveiling of a traditional birch bark canoe, constructed by renowned Mi'kmaq craftspeople Todd and Melissa Labrador.
Cape Jourimain's Mi'kmaq name is 'Wuk’taa’mook', which roughly translates to the ‘Crossing Place’. Ever since people have lived in the Maritimes, it has been the preferred location for travelling between Epegoit/Prince Edward Island and the mainland. Except for the last few hundred years, people made this crossing using canoes. To honour this, we are excited to have collaborated with Todd and Melissa on the creation of a Mi'kmaq oceangoing canoe, which will be a permanent presence in the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre.