Base31 Installation of Archival Family Photographs

The CallBase31 has been collecting archival photographs and stories from the community, who have a connection to the site. We put out this call in June, and continue to ask for more.  More stories, more faces, more people, more community. Do you have a photo of a relative who was stationed at Base31? We would…

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Creative Placemaking at Base31

Creative Placemaking is the practice of engaging arts and culture to catalyze the transformation of places.It involves processes and strategies to re-imagine places, change their look and feel, inject new energy, create new narratives and in the process create new experiences. Creative placemaking done well is respectful of the past while engaging creative minds and…

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Accessibility On Site | Base31

At Base31, we take accessibility seriouslyWe want the community and visitors who journey to our site to feel safe and seen. As Base31 embarks on years of revitalization, it is paramount that it prioritizes accessibility. Here are a list of things we have implemented on site, to ensure Base31 is compliant with the Accessibility for…

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SLOAN Rocks The Drill Hall at Base31

What You Need to KnowSLOAN is coming to Base31 on Saturday, August 27 to play The Drill Hall.Concert DetailsJoin Base31 for a night of live music – the third concert to take place at Base31. The Drill Hall is located at the south end of the property.  Doors Open – 6:30 p.m. Featured Opener: Enrights…

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‘Contentment’ – a cardboard public art sculpture installed at Base31

A 14-foot tall sculptural artwork is now at Base31 in Picton, Prince Edward CountyThis public art sculpture was unveiled Saturday, July 30th beside Melt Gallery at Base31. Renowned Montreal artist Laurence Vallières and local artist Krista Dalby from the Department of Illumination created this piece from the cardboard collected from the community and both said…

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What’s Open on Site | Base31

Your guide to what’s operating and open to the public at Base31Base31 – previously known as Loch Sloy Business Park and Camp Picton – inherited a number of existing business on site. Some of those businesses and tenants use the site for storage, others are open for business and open to the public. Base31 is…

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Historical Walking Tours of the Site | Base31

What You Should KnowEverything you need to know about Base31 Historical Walking Tours. Delve into the history and stories of Base31 with resident expert Jacqui Burley, the former Property Manager of the site when it was known as Loch Sloy. With over 22 years of experience in managing the day-to-day business and hosting events onsite,…

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Natures Aviators art installation and unveiling 

The unveiling plus a look at the first archival community photo selected to be installed on a Base31 building It’s official – Base31 has installed the seven pieces of art that were chosen to explore the theme of Natures Aviators.  Photo Credit: Ophelia Spinosa Base31 commissioned a series of artworks that meaningfully explore the theme…

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Base31 Community Open House July 9th 2022

What To DoEverything you need to know about our Community Open House. Base31 is excited to welcome Prince Edward County to our Community Open House on Saturday, July 9 from 12pm to 6pm! Come explore the site, participate in one of our many free activities offered by local artists, enjoy some awesome food, take a…

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Aviators Garden Announcement

The structural art pieces will be featured in the Aviators Garden pictured above. Photo credit: ZMIIMAGERY The Call After a highly competitive round of applications, the finalists have been chosen. We are deeply grateful for the tremendous effort and the unique perspectives each participating artist contributed through their application. We know it takes many hours…

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Base31 needs your cardboard!

Contribute to a large scale public art sculpture being installed this summerIn early May of this year we issued a call out for artists to submit their visions for sculptures in our soon to be completed ‘Aviators Garden’ – a public art garden for anyone and everyone to enjoy. The idea is you visit Base31…

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Call for images and stories from Base31

Everyone has a story.Base31 has a rich and glorious history in both Prince Edward County and with people around the world.Base31Base31 was built in 1940 as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This place helped train aircrews from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand during World War II. We’ve outlined some…

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Historical Walking Tours of Picton

When was the last time you took the time to explore the place you live in?Or to visit a new place and go deep into that new place? Learn about its facts and figures, quirks and quarks. Hear about tales and take in simple breathtaking moments. A historical walking tour is like bathing in the…

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Natures Aviators ~ Public Art + Placemaking

The call  Over the past century, Base31 played an important role in the nation’s aviation history, first as an air training base, and in the decades since as a hub for local flying clubs and aviation lovers.  Yet Prince Edward County is home to over 300 bird species and reminds us that aviation is not…

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