This Weekend in Ottawa: CCM Felt Hat at Labrador Society Auction

Custom knit felt hat for the Labrador Society of Ottawa's silent auction.

Custom knit felt hat for the Labrador Society of Ottawa's silent auction.

Lately, I’ve been reading books about Labrador: Woman of Labrador by Elizabeth Goudie, Northern Nurse, and True North by Elliot Merrick being some of my favorites. These memoirs of rugged northern trappers and adventurers from a century ago are fascinating.

Labradad Reunion

Why the sudden interest in Labrador? Well, if you happened to read my 25 Random Things about Me, you know that I’m adopted, and that I was recently found by my birth father.

Who happens to be from Labrador. My Labradad, if you will.

Suddenly, I have a whole new culture to learn about and understand. (Although, having lived in subarctic Alaska for 10 years, I feel like I’ve got a head start!)

So, this Saturday night, May 2, 2009, I’ll be at the Labrador Society of Ottawa’s Annual Dinner & Dance. There will be the unveiling of the new Labrador tartan, as well as a silent auction.

And, just for the occasion… I’ve custom designed the above felt hat.

My Labrahat, if you will!

Great great grandfather, Joseph Michelin of Traverspine, Labrador, ca. 1910.

Great great grandfather, Joseph Michelin of Traverspine, Labrador, ca. 1910.

Great grandfather, Allan Goudie, near North West River, Labrador, ca. 1900.

Great grandfather, Allan Goudie, near North West River, Labrador, ca. 1900.