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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Intergenerational Mending & Making with Thinking Rock Community Arts


Craft Fibre & textile arts History & heritage Intercultural Interdisciplinary
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Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

800 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Algoma District, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Join Thinking Rock at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site (800 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON) for drop-in crafternoons as part of Culture Days!

We'll be hosting drop-ins on:

Friday, September 23rd from 1pm to 4pm; and

Friday, October 14th from 1pm to 4pm

Together, we'll enjoy the views from under the big tent and craft community by talking about mending, and what it means; doing some giant colouring on fabric; and hand stitching a community quilt (or two)!

No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome!

If it's a nice day, we'll be working outside, so please bring your hat, water bottle and sunscreen. Please also bring your mask, for those moments when we might work closely together, sharing stitches or showing off our work.

Questions? Please call us - (705) 542-1100 - or email us - [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks to our partners at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site for hosting us!

Special thanks to our funders at the New Horizons for Seniors Program for supporting the Stitch In Time intergenerational mending project, along with supporters at the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Governments of Ontario and Canada for making our programming possible.


Thinking Rock Community Arts

Based in Thessalon, Algoma District, Northern Ontario, we co-create art with and for the people living along the North Shore of Lake Huron, from Genaabaajing (Serpent River First Nation) to Baawaating (Sault Ste. Marie) and all points in between. We’re a team of artists, cultural workers and community members of Indigenous, Newcomer and settler descent who co-create spaces for dialogue, mutual understanding and artful social change through multidisciplinary, multi-generational, cross-cultural community arts projects.

Through our free and inclusive artistic programming, we invite people of all Nations, ages, abilities, backgrounds and identities to join us in playing, making and dreaming about this special place we call home – as it was, as it is, and as it might yet be. We learn more everyday about what that invitation, the spaces we hold together, and the ways we show up for each other can and must look like, and we bring this growing understanding to our work.

We believe that if Central Algomans of Indigenous, Newcomer and settler descent co-create community arts projects and presentations, then we’ll build relationships across cultures and communities, and that opportunities to live, work and play in the arts will increase across the region. Ultimately this will lead to more inclusive, vibrant and resilient communities across Algoma.

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Please come and join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022. The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub highlights the diverse events celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie! This Hub is a part of the Ontario Culture Days...