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Lance Lee

Advocate for traditional wooden boat building and apprenticing in Rockland

Apprenticing: A Path Towards Personal Growth & Fulfillment


Lance Lee has long been an advocate for apprenticing in traditional wooden boatbuilding and is founder of the Apprenticeshops in Maine and Russia and co-founder of Atlantic Challenge International. He believes making, doing, experiencing and apprenticing to a craft leads people towards caring lives governed by practiced rather than professed integrity. Having flunked retirement, Lance is initiating another boatbuilding program in Nobleboro, Maine.

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Wieringer Boat Lettering

@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

David Quay talks about a museum exhibition in Netherlands which showed the impressive work of amateur typographer in fishing boats and he went on a quest to find him. Through his journey, he found his daughter and shares his techniques.

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Every Great Adventure Begins with a Boat

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Kimberley Hillerich dives into the culture of paddling in her life in the rivers of Louisville.  She talks about how Paddling can teach us about ourselves and the great outdoors. 

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River of Dreams

@ VOL 8 ON OCT 27, 2015

Author Brendan Burke tells us about the history of building shrimp boats here in our own town, something that few people here today remember or know about. He walks us through that history that shows the other world that St Augustine used to be. 

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Finding Fulfillment

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Rahin Virani is a storyteller at heart, a self-improvement fanatic and a sucker for great conversation. He describes his journey to finding fulfillment and shares a few things that helped him along the way.

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Family Boatbuilding, Getting Kids on the Water with Their Own Hands

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Tom Hurst has been a woodworking and natural resources teacher for a good long while. He has built and guided the creation of many items of furniture, art pieces, toys, buildings and of course boats. He has built sailboats, canoes and sea kayaks with audiences from children to seniors both locally and around the US. Over 100 canoes and kayaks grace our local waters that were built in his shops. Family boatbuilding is still his favorite. It is a project to draw together people and get them on the water. A natural teacher with a love of sharing the outdoors and practical skills, He has a passion for hands-on experiential education.

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Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.

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TRUST YOUR GUT: How Supporting the Arts Taught Me that My Career Path Wasn’t So Black and White

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2018

Laura Conning wears many hats in the Collingwood area.  She owns and operates, a website dedicated to showcasing the local music of the Georgian Bay Area through calendar listings, blog posts, and featured articles.  A musician herself, Laura has been singing and songwriting for over 10 years, and currently performs in a duo called Honeymoon Phase.  She holds a Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, a unique cultural and media studies program at The University of Western Ontario.  Laura has recently become the Business Manager for Content Refined, a content marketing company based out of Collingwood.

TRUST YOUR GUT: How Supporting the Arts Taught Me that My Career Path Wasn’t So Black and White

This presentation is about my local music project,, which is an online music hub that shows off the musical happenings in the Georgian Bay area.  I want this presentation to show how Route 26 has helped me grow as a creative and musical individual while helping me plant roots in a new community.

localmusic, georgianbay, supportthearts, canadianmusicscene

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ASUW Shell Hours: The Next 100 Years

@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Understanding the importance of the 100 year old Navy-built hangar, turned boat house - and how its many unique layers of history can be an inspiring setting for future learning, growth, and community building. Nicole Klein's presentation covers the many stakeholders who care about the project, and how their perspectives will be woven into the building's program, exhibits, and uses in creative and exciting ways.