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K-W Canoeing Symposium

OAC is proud to be a sponsor of this event which takes place on April 13, 2013. We’ve heard there are only 67 tickets left for this great symposium.

Here is some more information…

Hope to see you at the 2nd Annual Canoe Symposium in Kitchener-Waterloo!

There’s a special gathering coming up. We hope you can make it… maybe you can bring a friend. On April 13th, 2013, one hundred and forty “canoeheads” will meet at the Princess Twin Theatre in Waterloo, Ontario, for the second annual KW Canoe Symposium.

The KW Canoe Symposium is a celebration of the canoe, and its central place in the culture and history of Canada. It’s about the feel of a canvas-covered canoe as it glides through a remote lake. It’s about wet summer afternoons spent under a tarp, and crisp fall mornings warming your hands on a mug of tea. It is a chance to gather with others who value a life lived at a different speed, and off the beaten path.

It’s not about paddlesports, or high-tech gear – you’ll have to go somewhere else to feed that addiction. Rather, the KW Canoe Symposium is the back room at the outfitter’s store. The wood-burning stove’s lit…pull up a chair, and sit awhile.

We’d love to have you drop by. Speakers for this year will include:

Hap Wilson – I believe Hap will be speaking on the Trans Canada Canoe Trail…but does it matter? He’s Hap Wilson!!! Come and hear him!

Mark Rubino (Mark in the Park) – speaking about his special connection to and passion for Algonquin PP

Mike Monaghan – extrordinary canoe based photographer – Mike will also have a display of his work in the Gallery at the Princess Theatre

Jeffrey McMurtrie – creator of “Jeff’s Map” – The finest map produced for Algonquin trippers

Chris Mayne – The story of the One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Center photo book. All of the pictures are taken in Algonquin Park, Temagami and along the Mattawa & French rivers – Stories by Paul Hoy, Hap Wilson, Kevin Callan, and Becky Mason.

Phil Cotton – “Uncle Phil” will be speaking on his passion – “The Wabakimi Project”

Leigh Kotsilidis and Linda Besner – Leigh and Linda have been co-organizing the Fish Quill Poetry Boat, a ten-day poetry and music tour on the Grand River, since 2010.

Saturday April 13th, 2013
Princess Twin Theatre, Waterloo, Ontario
The doors will open at 9:30 am

For more info and tickets visit the K-W Canoeing Symposium website.

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Kitchener Waterloo Canoeing Symposium

What are you up to this Saturday? Unless the Weather Network changes its mind, the forecast is for rain and I have a great way for those of you in Southern Ontario to keep dry—The Kitchener Waterloo Canoeing Symposium.

There are still some tickets available for this great event and there is a terrific lineup of speakers.

So take some time and check it out. You will find more information on the event website at…

Kitchener Waterloo Canoeing Symposium

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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 www.redcanoes.ca.

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the great wilderness cleanup

The Great Wilderness Cleanup is back this year and going strong. The event is held annually on Mother’s Day. Organizers, Nancy Maddock and Kevin Callan, are encouraging people who can’t participate on the date to go out when they can.

For more information please visit The Great Wilderness Cleanup website or their Facebook page and show your support.

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