Upcoming Events

Stone Tools Workshop

Stone Tools Workshop

November 19th

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The Art of Making Stone Tools

Join the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority and Clarence Surette from Lakehead University's Department of Anthropology for a Flint Knapping Workshop, where Mr. Surette will explore the art of making stone tools. The event will take place at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road in Thunder Bay from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Clarence Surette is from a small French village called Grande-Digue, on the East Coast of New Brunswick. He began his University career at Université de Moncton in 1998 for a degree in History. In 2001, he followed his sweetheart to Lakehead University to pursue a degree in Anthropology. After completing his Honours Bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 2005, Clarence began a Masters of Science in Geology. In 2008, he joined the department of Anthropology as the Bio-Archaeology Technician. Since getting hired at Lakehead University, he has had the opportunity to teach and work on a variety of research projects with colleagues and students in the field of archaeology.

Clarence’s first taste of archaeology began with an archaeological field school in 2003 offered through Brandon University in Manitoba. Since then, Clarence has worked on several archaeological sites in Northern and Southern Ontario spanning over 9,000 years of history. Clarence’s interests include archaeobotany, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, artifact reproduction, 3D modeling, and sourcing of lithic materials from archaeological sites.



February 08th

Join the LRCA and the Lakehead Conservation Foundation (LCF) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Da Vinci Centre for the 2018 Conservation Dinner & Auction! This event features a sit-down meal and live and silent auctions! Top live auction items include a WestJet Gift of Flight return trip for two anywhere they fly, as well as a framed, hand-signed Robert Bateman print. Tickets are $50.00 (a $20.00 charitable tax receipt is available upon request). All proceeds from the event are in support of the LRCA's Living Classroom Fund, which funds education and outreach programming and Conservation Area upkeep and maintenance.