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[Saskatoon] Free Rockhound weekend


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Just a reminder of the Rockhound weekend coming up this Friday

Join us for a Rockin’ weekend !!!

Rockhound total immersion weekend
August 7 & 8, 2004

Spend the whole weekend, working on rocks, talking about rocks,
watching demonstrations of cutting, polishing, carving rocks and just
about anything else that has to do with rocks.

Location:
At the Gazebo in Shell Lake Saskatchewan (about one hour and 20
minutes north of Saskatoon)

What’s Happening?
Rockhounds from all over will be demonstrating their art for the
entire weekend. Participants usually demonstrate all day Saturday
and until about 2:00 Sunday. At that time an auction is held of
donated materials to help offset the cost of the building ($75.00).
If not enough money is raised the fee is waived.

Types of demos:

-Cabbing
-Carving
-Fossil Preparation
-Faceting
-Flint Knapping
-Wire Wrapping
-Silversmithing
-Displays

Who can Come:
This event is open to the public as well as anyone that has an
interest in the hobby or would just like to come and watch and / or
participate. Bring your equipment or use ours.

Facilities:
The Gazebo is a six-sided, open sided building with plenty of
electrical outlets. There are bathroom facilities & showers as well
as a camping area. We normally set up our equipment Friday night and
sleep right around the building in our vehicles, good for late night
story telling as well as security for the equipment

Costs:
Completely free to everyone although we appreciate a donation to the
auction to help offset costs. Participants are invited to sell
their products as well(within reason)

We had an absolute ball last year and hated to go home. If anyone
needs more info or would like to participate please contact me by
email: @Gerry_Koshman1 or by phone @ 1-306-764-2432

We are hoping that this may be an alternative to the Gemboree and
may become an annual event as it can be an educational as well as an
entertaining weekend.

This date is also the time of the Thickwood Hills artists tour and
artists studios are open to the public for the entire weekend. The
event is attended by hundreds of visitors every years and involves
14 artists.

Well see you there… Gerry Koshman