Snowshoe Making with Edwin Bishop

Date: Dec 3
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Coffee & Culture

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be a change in the format of this event. Mr. Bishop will be joining us virtually, via a video stream in our theatre. He will still be giving a presentation on snowshoe making and there will also be a live interview, followed by a Q & A period that will be facilitated by Dale Jarvis with Heritage NL

Join Edwin Bishop, snowshoe maker, boat builder, painter, author and retired teacher from Heart’s Delight-Islington, as he discusses the practice of snowshoe making. What started as a skill needed to repair his own snowshoes has become a pastime he really enjoys. 

Presented in partnership with Heritage NL, folklorist Dale Jarvis, will interview Edwin about the process of making traditional wooden snowshoes, steaming and bending the wood by hand and tying intricate knots. Come out to learn more about this skill, and to see examples of snowshoes from around the province.

Capacity is limited, get your ticket early to secure your spot. You can reserve your ticket online, at the front desk or by calling visitor services at 757-8000. 

ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event.