Events on: Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild's 50th Anniversary All Day Event

Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild's 50th Anniversary 

April 25 - May 15


50 years of fibre


You are invitated to the Etobicoke Handspinners and Weavers Guild’s 50th Anniversary event, being celebrated at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke from April 25 to May 15. We are one of six resident groups at the Centre and feel the theme of inspiration and sustainability is currently very relevant and should inspire and spark the interest of many people. 

The “50 Mile Coat” – local materials and hand crafted! 

We started by attending the shearing and the fleeces are being prepared in readiness for the ensuing jobs. These will be carried out during the exhibit at the Centre by our Guild members and local spinning and weaving friends. We also welcome members of the public who wish to try their hand in whatever activity is evolving when they visit. 

The Exhibition

The Main Gallery will show case the wonderful and diverse creations of our EHS members along with the work on the “Coat”. 

The Hall Gallery will be a Juried Show of work by NPCC’s other 5 resident groups - the entries, in their chosen field, having been ‘inspired by’ pictures of a variety of EHS material or work, colour, design, texture, etc. 


The finished coat will be “unveiled” at the reception and we do hope you will be able to join us to celebrate this event.

Dress code is “business casual” and a fellow guest will be welcome.


We also encourage you to visit our website for a calendar and detailed information re the work on the ‘Coat’ during this event.

Small Ruminant Nutrition System All Day Event

Small Ruminant Nutrition System

Laval University 

Discover sheep feeding and diet formulation based on the SRNS (Small Ruminant Nutrition System), a model that predict sheep nutrient requirements developed by the collaboration of researchers from Texas A & M University, Cornell University and  Sassari University.

Learn about the model, the software and its possibilities with Dr. Antonello Cannas, Professor of Animal Nutrition, Department of livestock Sciences at the University of Sassari, Italy. 

More info:


Sheep feeding and diet formulation
Cost (including lunches & snacks) : 
Professional : $ 225 (+ tax)
Student : $ 100 (+ tax)
Place : Laval University, Pavillon Paul-Comtois
2425 Street of Agriculture, Quebec. Local 3108. 
*** Training days in accreditation process with the OAQ and OMVQ. ***
Registration deadline: April 25, 2016
Online registration