April 2014
It's been over a year since we last updated the site, so please excuse any glitches while we add more galleries and information. Thanks, and check back often!

February 2013
A tad late, but Happy New Year!
2012 was an outstanding year for us at GLBW and 2013 looks even more promising.
Besides four new hulls for Kilcoo Camp, we'll be repairing the majority of its composite canoes, as well as repairs to the Algonquin War Canoe, "Leviathan."
We also plan on continuing repairs for YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, and we currently have two private repairs gearing up to be finished by late spring, a ninety year-old Canadian Canoe Company 17', and a beautiful Lakefield Cedar Strip 17'.
Hooking up with design collective M+Dc was both a critical and popular success. The project was featured in the National Post, and the M+Dc show during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival won a Herman Miller award for Best Exhibition, a Juror Object award, and two Designlines Love Tags. As such, it looks good that GLBW be doing a very exclusive limited run of Maïwenn Castellans's Ash-armed floor lamp and Derek McLeod's Ash armchair (check out the M+Dc website for more information). Congratulations to all the designers and manufacturers involved, and especially to founder Kate Tessier for making it all happen.
Okay. That's it for now. Thanks for checking in. Seeya soon.

September 2012
GLBW has been invited to participate in the M+Dc Project, the aim of which is to unite local manufacturers and designers in a new way to produce goods for the local marketplace. M+Dc intends to encourage growth in local design and production in a sustainable process. Much more information on the M+Dc website.

July 2012
GLBW was happy to travel to Beausoleil Island near Honey Harbour, Ontario, to begin work on YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth’s 26’ and 32’ North canoes, originally made by Voyaguer Canoes. Repairs will continue next spring. You can see the progress here.

May 2012
Documentarians Penn & Panache (James Arthurs and Cam Roden, both professional filmmakers) spent over a month in the GLBW shop, capturing the creation of a new canoe and subjecting me to ruthless interrogation tactics during multiple interviews, all so that you can watch it in hi-definition digital. This piece is the first in their Livlihood series, wherein P&P set out tell the stories behind the activities that compel us. So, if you like Adam's Rib be sure to check out more of their work on Vimeo and on their forthcoming website.

GLBW always welcomes repair work, and we are currently accepting custom work orders for Late Summer 2014.

For information on either custom work or repairs please contact us by e-mail: info@glbw.ca, or by phone: 647-454-GLBW (4529).

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