Canada Connections!


Photo: Lace at the Slovenian Pavilion, Folklorama 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Gazette website has received visitors from many different countries. Having connections world wide has been encouraging! Here is a list of countries in order, as recorded from the website stats. The Gazette has now reached people from 100 countries as of Feb. 28, 2023.

World Map View March 11

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We have many lace groups in Canada and are publishing the groups online as well as in the Gazette. We hope there will be an increase in connections across Canada. Some may be looking for a group. Others are independent and may be interested in visiting a group some day.

Personal or group emails are not included in this listing. For contact with lace groups in Canada, see group websites, blogs, etc. or send an email to the editor: clgeditor @ Many thanks to all the people who assisted with this 2017 project!

Connections are important. Here is an interesting article published recently by newspapers in Ontario. Other articles about lace in Canada can be posted in the space below, please let us know.


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Starting a new lace group? We have listed 40 known lace groups in Canada so far. The groups vary in size. Some are looking for more members. Others are full and could form another new group if there is interest. Let us know and we will add your group to the list! See the current Canada group listing below…

British Columbia

• A Peace of Lace Group – Renate Giesbrecht, Fort St. John BC

• AbbeyHill Lacers – Kathy Kasatkin, Abbotsford BC

• Chilliwack Lace Club – Mondays 12:00 – 2:30 pm. Blanche Meints, Chilliwack BC

• Cowichan Valley Lace Club – 2nd Wednesday. Teresa Legault, Duncan BC

• Denman & District Lace Club – Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm. Sharon Whiteley, Cumberland BC

• Richmond Area Lacemakers – Maureen Tweedly, Richmond BC

• Vancouver Lace Club – 4th Thursday. Betty Ewing, Vancouver BC

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• Victoria Lace Club – 1st Monday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm. Margaret M. Victoria BC

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• Cleardale Lacers – Erika Preus, Cleardale AB

• Prairie Sky Lacemakers – Sheila Harper, Edmonton AB

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• Re-think Lace Group Ghislaine Cleiren, Calgary AB

• Wild Rose Lacemakers – Janet Astle, Calgary AB


Saskatoonberry Lacemakers – Ulla Nielsen, Saskatoon SK 


• Borderline Lacemakers – Paula Case, Lyleton MB

• Brandon Lacemakers – Rita Snoeck, Brandon MB

• Northern Lights Lacemakers Last Wed. of the month 9:30 – 11:30 pm. Jocelyn Froese, Winnipeg MB

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• Avon Lacemakers – Tuesdays, (2nd and last) 1 – 4 pm. Jane Dobinson, Stratford ON

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• Bytown Lace Guild – 3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 pm. Malvary Cole, Ottawa ON

• Georgian Bay Lacemakers – Monday aft. Johanna Brown, Owen Sound ON

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London Lacers – Sat. or Sun. 1:30 – 5:00 pm. Pamela Glew, London ON

Lupins & Lacemakers 2nd Thurs. 10 – 3 pm. Theresa Lawrence, Kingston ON

• Manitoulin Lace Makers/International Lace Camp Donna Scheib, Gore Bay ON


Niagara Lacemakers Nancy Pye, Fort Erie ON

Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers/ La Guilde des dentellières d’Ottawa2nd Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Couviges every third Saturday of the month, Nicole Ladouceur, Ottawa ON

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• Peterborough Lacemakers – Josie Hancock, Ennismore ON

• Rose City Lacemakers – Julie Nicholls, Windsor ON

• Sault Bobbin Lace Makers – Diane Beckett, Sault Ste. Marie ON

• Simcoe County Lacemakers – Cindy Rusak, Bracebridge ON

Toronto Lacemakers – Once a month, with a winter break. Debora Lustgarten, Toronto ON

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• Association des dentellières du Québec inc. – 4e samedi du mois, Celine Blier, Saint Lambert, Montréal QC

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• Couvige des dentellières et brodeuses du pays des Bleuets inc. – 1er jeudi de chaque mois, Sept.-Juin) Christianne Lapointe, Alma QC

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• La Guilde des dentellières et des brodeuses inc. – 1er samedi de chaque mois, Annie Cloutier, Québec QC

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         New Brunswick

 • New Brunswick Lacemakers Johanna Hildebrand, Hanwell NB

      Prince Edward Island

• Prince Edward Island Lacemakers – Cheryl Wolthuis, Beach Point PE

           Nova Scotia

• Fortress of Louisbourg Lacemakers – July 1 to Labour Day

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• Seaspray Guild of Lacemakers – Second Sunday of the month, 10-4 pm. Josée Poupart, Dartmouth NS

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• Strait Lacers – Wednesdays, 1 – 4 pm. Donna Bullerwell, Pictou NS 


 • Avalon Lacemakers – Joyce Owers, St. John’s NL 


• Lacing Under the Midnight Sun – Julie Ourom, Whitehorse YT