While classes and Lawntime at McLean Park Fieldhouse are currently unavailable (due to global pandemonium), we are still offering updates in cyberspace!
- Follow ‘Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Hornshop‘ group on Facebook for common updates
- Follow ‘David Gowman‘ (Oncle Hoonki’s shop steward and chief hornbuilder) on Instagram
- Search hashtags: #fuhorns #onclehoonkis #onclehoonkisfabuloushornshop for so many pictures!
- Follow along in the video series on Youtube with episode #1, ‘How to Make a Bentknife with Nothin‘
Below, a short list documenting collaborations with MacLean Park Fieldhouse and related subjects, such that you will be kept up to date.
Many spoons and trumpets later, we are a community of engaged Strathconians.
The Vancouver Park Board’s Field House Activation Program provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses: arts, culture, sport, environment, local food and social encounters. http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/fieldhouse-programs.aspx
Your chance to sit across the table and take your best shot at old advertising guru, Mr. Fire-Man. Over three days of connected events, visitors to MacLean Park Fieldhouse can engage in a three-step rendering process, (beginning on Oct. 1 with the Red Paint Drawing Club) that progresses through to a finished rendering and a final celebration/show. No previous experience necessary. Children under 23 must be accompanied by an adult.
Day 1 – Saturday October 1 from 1-4pm
Day 2 – Sunday Oct 9 from 1-4pm
Day 3 – Saturday October 22 from 1-4 pm
Observe the cartoon below for more detailed instruction.
Your second chance to learn the basics of flintknapping-for-the-urbanite. Hands on instruction from David Gowman at MacLean Park Fieldhouse (710 Keefer Street) will instill the novice knapper with the basics to source and shape arrowhead-making material without traveling to a distant mountain or a gem store.
October 15, 16 from 1-4pm. Boots and long pants required. Gloves are also a bonus.
A new empress pollarding is about to happen, this one at Hastings Folk Garden just West of Hastings and Main on the North side. I wanted to tell you earlier, those five of you who refuse to join facebook and only get your information from this all-too-rarely used method here on wordpress, I did. Really. But something went wrong with my free service, and I couldn’t compose a new post. Suddenly, this morning, I can. So here’s the poster. The parade ends at Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Hornshop where we will be processing the bark and cooking up a few dye baths with my wonderful partner, Sharon. There will be snacks in abundance, hot chocolate and banana loaf. It could work out.
Oncle Hoonki’s contributor, spoon carver and filmaker extraordinaire, Martin Borden is in a contest to win funds to make a film about my wooden orchestra, the LFM. Before you even scroll down to gaze in wonder upon my exploitative propaganda, click this link, and vote for Martin’s film ‘Mr. Fire-Man makes a Horn Orchestra from Wood’. You can vote every day for the next three days. Do a guy a favour, would you?