Here is a brief overview of important dates and special events that may interest you. We hope that you will be able to fit some of the occasions into your sightseeing schedule when in the beautiful Kawarthas.
**New for 2019 Workshops that coincide with KPRDSB PA Days**
December 24, 2018-January 4, 2019
Christmas Shutdown, we need a short break. Re-Open January 5, 2019. after which Whetung's will be open everyday until December 24, 2019.
January 5 2019
Re-Open, Sale! Sale! Sale!
February 1, 2019 Traditional Storytelling & Drumming Free!
1pm-4pm This event requires pre-registration please email or phone, 705-657-3661 to register. Good for all ages. Come and sit by our cozy wood burning fire and listen to Drumming and Storytelling while sipping complimentary tea. Space is limited please pre-register online, in person or phone.
March 8, 2019 Talking Stick Workshop $10/person
1pm-4pm This event requires pre-registration please email or phone, 705-657-3661 to register. Good for all ages. Each participant will learn about and create their own Talking Stick. Personal experience proves Talking Sticks come in handy at family dinners, Book Club Meetings, Cub Scout Meetings, etc. Space is limited please pre-register
April 5, 2019 Traditional Medicine Pouch Workshop $30/person
1pm-4pm This event requires pre-registration please email or phone, 705-657-3661 to register. Good for all ages. Learn about our Traditional Medicines, Sage, Sweetgrass, Tobacco and Cedar. Make your own Medicine Pouch and fill it with Traditional Medicines. Space is limited please pre-register
May 18 & 19, 2019 – Spring Art Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Get ahead of the tourist season by checking out what’s new and exciting. Our most popular artists will be on hand to display their craft and their new ideas. This is the place to be!
June 7 2019 Dreamcatcher Workshop $30/person
1pm-4pm This event requires pre-registration please email or phone, 705-657-3661 to register. This workshop is for ages 6 and up. Learn about the legend of the Dreamcatcher. Make your very own Dreamcatcher to take home and help keep the bad dreams away and allow the good dreams to stay with you. Space is limited please pre-register
June 20, 2019 – Educational Pow Wow at Whetung's
10am to 2:30 p.m.
To celebrate our National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are throwing a party.
Come join the Powwow right here at the Gallery! Dancers and artisans, music, food and fun to be seen and enjoyed.
Festivities start at 10am behind the main gallery building, rain or shine.
Outdoor event, please come prepared for any kind of weather. Everything wraps up around 2:30 so schools can get back for their regular dismissal times.
Things to bring: Litter-less lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, money.
*If you are planning to bring a group please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your group and number attending.
August 17 & 18, 2019 – Summer Art Show
Summer and ‘art in the Kawarthas’ have become a synonym for those who have discovered the wealth of art galleries, exhibits and artists’ retreats that abound in this area. From the world-famous Buckhorn Art Festival to Sir Sandford Fleming College’s School of Fine Arts in Haliburton, this is the place to be in the summer if art is your thing. Especially if Native, nature, or wildlife art is your thing! Start your tour right here at Whetung Ojibwa Centre!
Sept 21 & 22, 2019 – Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow
Song and dance and story and regalia, food and sights and sounds! Just a bit down the road from Whetung's , the Curve Lake Pow Wow is an annual event that draws visitors from across North America. Don’t miss this one!
Oct 12 & 13, 2019– Thanksgiving Art Show
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet our artists and see them in action at this interesting event suitable for the whole family. Get out of the house this long weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall colours on your way to Whetung Ojibwa Centre.
Dec 25, 2019 – Christmas
We will be closed from December 25th- January 12, 2020.
Please check back here often for additional updates and changes or visit us on Facebook for up to the minute news. Please note that unforeseen events may interrupt our schedule. If your trip to Whetung Ojibwa Centre takes you far from home, please call us (705-657-3661) to check for any last-minute changes of dates, hours, or attending artists.