Skookum featured in DX Exhibit PLAY>NATION


JULY 1 – OCTOBER 10, 2011
Exhibition Hall: Adult $10, Student/Senior $8, DX Member free admission

Curated by Anne Marie Minardi, Noa Bronstein, Katie Weber and Mark Scheibmayr

As the second largest country with one of the worldʼs lowest population densities, Canada is known for vast open spaces and varied geography. The importance of the great outdoors is such a significant part of our nationhood that Canadian iconography – the beaver, the maple leaf, Group of Seven, hiking in the Rockies, playing hockey on frozen ponds – is indelibly linked to the natural environment. Play > Nation will explore the ways in which our unique landmass has contributed to a national love of the outdoors and shaped our collective interest in outdoor sport and exploration. The exhibition sections will focus on Water, Winter, Forest, and Urban environments. Each section will present contemporary Canadian outdoor and sporting equipment, contextualized by historical examples of earlier models and archival material pertaining to outdoor sport and exploration. The exhibit will chronicle the transition of objects used by First Nations peoples and early Canadian settlers and explorers for survival and transportation to our contemporary use of the same items for sport and hobby. Play > Nation will incorporate a myriad of design disciplines, including apparel, industrial design, graphic design, as well as iconic designs.

Log on to the Play > Nation blog to get a behind the scenes look into how this exhibit is formalized and how the seeds of an idea evolve into a tangible exhibition.

Origin Assured Labeling

Northern Garments and SKOOKUMbrand® is proud to announce that it has been accredited by the new Origin Assured™ (OA) label.

Today’s consumers demand more information than ever about the food they eat and the clothes they wear and they want to feel reassured about the products they are buying. Recently, a voluntary and independently-audited labeling programme has been introduced: the Origin Assured™ (OA) label or OA™.

This is a voluntary programme, which aims to assure consumers that when they buy an OA™ labeled fur product, the fur comes from a country where national or local regulations or standards governing fur production are in force.

The Origin Assured label allows consumers to buy fur with confidence. Developed by the International Fur Trade Federation (IFTF), the OA™ label confirms our commitment to openness and honesty with consumers about responsible industry practices.

Fur – the natural, responsible choice.

Northern House

Northern Garments and SKOOKUMbrand® participating in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the Northern House Pavilion.


Check out SKOOKUMbrand® Yukon Anoraks and meet designer Megan Waterman at Canada’s Northern House. Canada’s Northern House brings all the richness and diversity of Canada’s three Northern territories under one roof during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Anything you want to know about visiting, living or investing in Canada’s North can be found at Canada’s Northern House in downtown Vancouver.


Come meet northern performers and artists, buy handmade crafts, and watch demonstrations of traditional Arctic games throughout the 2010 Olympic Games. Our rich cultural life will have you wanting to visit. But be warned, many a visitor moved to the North for the great lifestyle and investment opportunities.


Hours of Operation: Canada’s Northern House opened on January 14, 2010. Daily Hours during the 2010 Olympic Games will be 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Before and after the 2010 Olympic Games, Canada’s Northern House will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 602 W. Hastings Street & Seymour in Vancouver.

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