Friday, 20 July 2007

Paddling Raft-Up

Here is a brief summary of paddling stuff taking place on the internets today. Bid for your trip: "Voyageur Canoe trip with Ian Tamblyn Aug 5-10" on ebay We figured if you can buy antiques, cars and spiderman action-figures on ebay, why not vacation packages on Lake Superior. Bidding ends July 22 [More info] Surf's Up: Canada West Kayak Surf Festival Approved Tofino, BC town council approved the Canada West Kayak Surf Festival Cox Bay Sept 22 to 23. Organized by the Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling Society. [More info] Lost a canoe? Police reported a red canoe was found in a yard in the 1100 block of East Maple Street in North Londonderry Township, PA. This exciting turn of events took pace on July 12. [More info] Calling all woman Thelda and Sug Courtney are starting a Woman's Adventure group in Del Rio, Texas. Here is the ad they placed in their local paper: "Women's Adventure Group. Organizational meeting of women kayakers, canoers, hikers, rafters. Pristine lake is free to all! Let's get together and plan some events. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm to Blackbrush Boat Ramp..." [More info] And finally... The Ontario Government is increasing funding for sports and Recreation programs in Ontario. [More info]
The McGuinty government is providing an additional $2.5 million in Communities in Action Fund grants to more than 100 community organizations for programs to help increase sport participation and physical activity in the province, Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson announced today along with Phil McNeely, MPP Ottawa-Orleans.
Thursday, 19 July 2007

Canoe Prank

I don't know what I would do if this happened to me. Imagine you park and quickly run into the corner store to grab a few things for home only to discover when you come out, the there is now a canoe sitting on top of your car. Actually, thinking about it, I think that I would enjoy it...
Thursday, 19 July 2007

Lake Superior goes Greenland

I just got this poster from my friends at Naturally Superior Adventures. As some of you may recall, I was one of the guest speakers at it in the great summer of 2006. They just sent this email and I discovered my little face (and boat) on it! Click on the poster to see my smug little face. :) They also sent along a little letter about this year's event. If you are looking for a great Greenland paddling symposium, you need to check it out. Hello sea kayaking fanatics, In just over a month's time we at Naturally Superior Adventures will host our second annual Greenland-style Paddling Symposium here on Lake Superior at the mouth of the Michipicoten River. Dates: Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26. Price: $275 (all inclusive). Save $50 if you bring your own boat. We hope you will attend. In this all-levels paddling festival you'll learn to paddle the old school way with a skinny-bladed Greenland-style paddle. No experience is necessary. We provide handcrafted white pine Greenland paddles to use for the weekend. It's Canada's only Greenland-style paddling festival. This symposium features much of the same attributes of our other festivals: Small class sizes (maximum 50 participants), expert instruction (from Doug Van Doren, Bonnie Perry and Robin Cook, among others) and great meals and entertainment (a house concert with Mark Dunn and Clay Rooster). What's more, we're also organizing Naturally Superior's own Greenland-style games-a traditional paddling "triathlon" including a sprint race, rolling competition and hunting with "live" targets. To register or to find out more, call 1-800-203-9092 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Check out our website for more information:
See Through Canoe, a Colorado based company, is introducing transparent canoes and kayaks. The clear watercraft provide a more interactive experience with nature than their conventional counterparts. The cutting-edge portable products can be ordered either online or at See Through Canoe's home base in Idaho Springs.

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