Archive for April, 2011

honouring Kirk Wipper—help needed for Friday, April 29th

I received an email today saying that help is needed with tomorrow’s leg of the portage honouring the life and achievements of  Canadian paddler, Kirk Wipper.

If you can help and would like more information please visit….

A True Canadian Portage in Honour of Kirk Wipper

Kirk’s memorial memorial gathering has been changed. “Travelling On: Celebrating the Life and Passions of Kirk Wipper” will be on Sunday, May 1st, 2011, 2 pm at the Canadian Canoe Museum.


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It’s Earth Day…

Everyone here at OAC is wishing you a Happy Earth Day! It is supposed to be a beautiful day here in Ontario, Canada, so we’ll probably go cycling or for a hike… right after a hot cup of tea.

Feel free to comment and tell us what you are up to on Earth Day!

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Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund – Annual Fundraising Auction

Most Canadian canoeists have been influenced by Bill Mason whether directly or indirectly. He was an avid paddler, a wonderful film maker, and a great environmental champion.

In 1990 Paddle Canada created a scholarship fund in memory of Mason. This fund is for students pursuing education in environmental studies. April 21st is Bill Mason’s birthday and also the day of the annual auction which raises money for this scholarship.

You can read more about the auction by reading Becky Mason’s post in our forums or visiting the auction page at

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a contest from one of our sponsors

You can win $1500 of camping gear with our returning sponsor, KIWI. Click the KIWI contest graphic just below the site menu in the left hand column on our sponsors page and it will take you to the contest and also help support OAC at the same time.

OAC Sponsors

Thanks and Good Luck!

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