Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Learn to make a Newfoundland ugly stick

Earlier this year, the ICH office held a workshop on Festivals & Folklife in Cupids. One of our participants was Yvonne Fontaine, the Development Co-ordinator for the Southern Avalon Development Association. Yvonne left the workshop full of ideas, went back to Trepassey, and has put some of them to good use!

2010 is Trepassey's Come Home Year, and in celebration of one aspect of local intangible cultural heritage, the organizers are planning an Ugly Stick Workshop during the week of the Come Home Year Celebrations. The workshop will be held 2:00 PM Thursday July 29th. They will provide the beer caps and the juice cans, you provide the mop (and the decorations of your choice).  Get the full details at:
http://trepassey.webs.com/uglystickworkshop.htm

Can't make it to Trepassey for the workshop? Have no fear! The Do-It-Yourself junkies at The Scope can help you make your own:
http://thescope.ca/diy/diy-ugly-stick

Ugly Stick on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_stick

Mike Maddigan of The Sharecroppers shows how it is played:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBxZJWnca14

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