June 11-12: Retaining Wall Restoration Workshop, Bishop’s House, St. Raphael’s, Ontario


We invite you to take part in a project where Dry Stone Canada will be working with the Glengarry Fencibles Trust to restore the retaining wall built in the Bishop’s college garden in 1826.

The focus of this workshop will be on the application of dry stone walling principles for the preservation of historic stone walls.

This student course will be an excellent introduction to the basics of walling for persons of all ages and abilities and for experienced wallers looking to hone their retaining wall skills. The conservation work will be respecting the historic character of this landscape as identified by Parks Canada and will adhere to their “standards and guidelines.”

This two-day workshop is suitable for beginners. No tools are required.

Workshops include a maximum of 12 registered participants.

Fee: $200.00

Our Host

This workshop will take place in South Glengarry Township (an hour from Ottawa and Montreal). You will find heritage information at the Bishop’s House website and visitor information at the Cornwall Tourism website.

Location: 19998 County Rd 18, Williamstown, ON K0C 2J0

Schedule and Preparation


9:00: Overview and site work begins
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and continue work
16:00 End of day one

9:00: Review work and continue
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and continue
16:00 Final photo and workshop close

*Lunch and snacks are included

Required Equipment

  • Safety glasses
  • Safety boots (if you have them)
  • Gloves (don’t bring expensive gloves they get shredded just as quickly as the cheap ones)
  • Appropriate clothing – We work in all weather conditions

Directions and Accommodations

How to Get There


Where to Stay

How to Sign Up

Step One: Fill Out the Registration Form Online

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Step Two: Review and Sign the Waiver Online

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Step Three: Submit Your Payment

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