Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Celebration in Stone

On Thanksgiving Monday near the close of four days of building and celebrating at the Canadian Dry Stone Wall Festival in Caledon Ontario, Shannon Kingsbury and the Royal Family played for the audience of wallers and visitors gathered for the inaugural concert inside the Venus Gate Amphitheatre which was completed (including all the sod being laid and all the stones cleaned up) only minutes before the outdoor performance began.
Garden Path


Over the four days of Rocktoberfest various participants rebuilt and completed more than 100 feet of free standing dry stone wall, built a 3 tiered amphitheatre with an arched entrance way, balanced stones, created a dry stack telescope, a 6 foot high free standing plinth and moved many many tons of rocks. There were children's stone sculpture activities, delicious meals, snacks, beer, tool displays, walking tour displays, Cd's, maps of local walls, live music, presentations, guided tours, t-shirts, art booths, free on-site accommodation and local billeting, camping, food venders, evening presentations and saunas and even swimming !




Thanks to everyone who made this year's Canadian dry stone wall festival such an amazing success.


Mary 
Colin
Willa
Eric
Thea
Norman
Dave
Sean
Evan
Akira
Jason
Menno
Doug
Steve
Mike
Dave
Bill
Jacqui
Gavin
Stephen
Hilary
Jordan
Ryan
Mike
Carol
Lee
Phil
John
Carlan
Scott
Dan
Robin
Colin
Patrick
Mike 
Fraser
Margot
Mary
Shannon
Colin
Rolph
Ryan
Mariana
Marco
Richard
Cameron
Laura
Joe
Oliver
Susan
Shim
Ken
Chris
Peter
Matt

Randy and Craig of Trow and Holden Tools
Bill of F and M Brewery
Glen Windrem Trucking
Bill and Lorri of the Emerald Group
Upper Canada Minerals
and a wonderful bunch of walling students and other volunteers.....




1 comment:

  1. Hard to believe you finished it with such a short frame.

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