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Canada’s 150th Celebration

Destinations: Ontario rug hookers celebrate April 28-30, 2017.

Proctor House Museum, 19" x 14", #3 cut leftover wool worms on rug warp. Adapted from a photograph. Designed and hooked by Janice Daniels, 2005.

In 2016, Lonely Planet named Canada the top destination for travelers in 2017, when the country will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Talk about icing on your birthday cake!

Lonely Planet’s Canada destination editor says the country took the top spot for 2017 because “. . . there’s so much happening” in the year ahead. “It’s the country’s biggest birthday party in recent memory with the sesquicentennial next year, and they won’t be shy about celebrating. Now is the time to start planning a trip.”

“It’s great that Canada won. It’s a country that is known for being humble, yet it’s #1.”

For those of us in the Canadian rug hooking community, it’s going to be a big year and a big party. Having just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) at Deerhurst Resort in 2016, one would think we would be hard pressed to find a suitable way to follow that. Luckily, Canada’s birthday has given us the perfect platform for another whizz-bang celebration.

Wendie Scott Davis was captured by rug hooking with her very first loop, and it continues to romance her some 14 years later. It’s the community. It’s the creativity. It’s the artistic expression. It’s the joy. It’s why she is a passionate hooker, teacher, volunteer, and writer about all things hooking

This article is from the March/April/May 2017 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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