Voyageur, Canada’s Six String Nation Guitar, is coming to Sarnia

Chris & Jowi 1Voyageur, Canada’s very own Guitar, is coming to Sarnia on January 31 and February 1, 2013. 

Jowi Taylor, the visionary behind the creation of the Voyageur, will tell the story of the Six String Nation Guitar: 64 Pieces – 6 Strings – 1 Canada – 1 Guitar. 

Pieces include Paul Henderson’s hockey stick, a seat from Massey Hall, wood from the Golden Spruce and much more. The newest piece has many over the moon—Sarnia’s own Chris Hadfield’s Mission Patch (curiously, guitar-pick-shaped) is installed in the case.

The Voyageur and the story behind its creation are of interest to us all – whether a Canadian history buff, lover of music, of stories, or community. 

Organizers from Sarnia's Community Round Table are hoping citizens will take the opportunity to see this incredible guitar, and think about the stories that make up our piece of Canada.

There are opportunities for citizens to hear the story of the Voyageur, get their picture taken with it, or possibly play it themselves.  Below is the schedule of events (all free of charge):

The Book Keeper – Thursday, January 31
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Get your picture taken free of charge. 

150,000 pictures of 15,000 people have been taken so far.  To view some of those pictures visit the Voyageur Flickr account.

Paddy Flaherty’s – Thursday, January 31st
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Open Mic Night hosted by Art – Come out and play a song on Voyageur or sit and listen to Sarnia’s finest musicians

Strangway Centre – Friday, Feb 1
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Full Presentation by Jowi Taylor. 

Includes a musical performance


Cheeky Monkey – First Friday, February 1
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

See and hear the famous touring guitar played by Jim Chevalier, Brenden E. Fraser, Adam Miner & Mark Potvin.  A presentation by creator Jowi Taylor will take place at 8 p.m.

For more information about the guitar, please visit

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