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The Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild is hosting a basket weaving retreat on September 18, 19, 20, 2020. You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to teach.

The retreat will be held at Holy Family Retreat House in Oxley, Ontario. Holy Family Retreat House is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Erie between Amherstburg and Leamington, Ontario. The property is beautifully landscaped with tall mature trees and ravines. Access to the beach is just a few steps from the buildings. There are several local wineries minutes away from the retreat centre.

Class schedule:
Friday, September 18: 1:00-5:00, 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Saturday, September 19: 9:30am-5:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday, September 20: 9:30am-3:00pm with a break for brunch at 11:00.

Travel expenses and lodging will not be reimbursed so please factor these fees into your class price. If you are from the United States, please keep in mind that we will be dealing in Canadian funds. You will be paid in Canadian funds before you leave the retreat.

Lodging on the retreat grounds are: regular rooms $85.00 CDN per night. All regular rooms have double beds and an in-room vanity. Washroom and shower facilities are communal among 6 rooms. Suites range from $110.00 - $165.00 CDN per night. Suites have a double bed, sitting area, kitchenette and en-suite bath. Delicious home style cooked meals are included with this cost. To view Holy Family Retreat House website click:

We are looking for beginner, intermediate and advanced baskets, 1/2, 1 or 2 day baskets as well as some small projects such as Christmas ornaments that can be completed on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please indicate on the application how many classes/days you would like to teach. Submit your application(s) on the form provided. Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2020. Please scan completed application form and a photo of the basket/project, then email it to Successful applicants will be notified by January 10, 2020.

A PDF of the teacher application can be downloaded from our website at

If you know someone who might be interested in applying to teach, feel free to forward this link to them.

Weave ON!
SWOBG Retreat Planning Committee


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