Historical Kite Symposium
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May 4th - Kite history and flying at London home school
May 9, 2009, the Kite Museum re-opens
in the Heritage Centre on Pelee island.
September 12 & 13, 2009 Pelee Island
Monarch ButterFLY A KITE
10am - 3:00 PM
Join over a dozen of Canada's top kite flyers as we look to set the
world record for most Monarch Butterfly kites flown at once.
- February 2nd - Monarch Butterfly kite making and flying, Winter
Carnival, Burlington, Ontario
I travelled to San Jose for a 2
hour private lunch with the author of The Kite Runner - Khaled
Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm - Opening of TheKiteMuseum.com in the
Heritage Centre on Pelee island.
August 8-10th - We will have a booth at PeleeFest. More info
Right now, we are concentrating on find tuning the museum over summer,
and developing the plans for post-September.
The "Pelee Island Kite Society" has informally come
together to help with the opening and maintenance of the museum.
Being a small island of about 280 permanent residents, it was felt
"society" had an appropriate ring to it, given the cultural
contribution and enlightenment we are making to those poor deprived
souls we sadly refer to as "mainlanders" with their traffic jams,
concrete jungles and blurred lives.
To become a member of the Pelee Island Kite Society, you must have
flown a kite on the island since the museum opened (blatant attempt to
get more visitors); make a donate to the museum ( shameless pitch for
money for lease and insurance for kite field);
- Most interesting kite made from common household waste
- Most interesting kite made from natural materials in their natural
state (Leaves, etc).
- Physically challenged workshop for professionals, and fly day for them
SYMPOSIUMS (Wish List to Work on)
- Pear/arch top kites making - possibly on Pelee, preferably at
- Collector's weekend to share and explore collections of kite related
The next two are one we should do in conjunction with air/military
museums to capture as much first hand knowledge as we can for the same
reasons Ken Burn's did yet another series - because when they are dying
- Garber Kites
- Gibson Girl Rescue Systems
Always open to
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