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celebrating the life of Kirk Wipper

Kirk Wipper’s Life and Work to be Celebrated Sunday May 1st at Canoe Museum

Please note that the date for the Kirk Wipper memorial gathering has been changed. “Travelling On: Celebrating the Life and Passions of Kirk Wipper” will be now held at The Canadian Canoe Museum on Sunday, May 1st, 2011, 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the museum. Anyone moved to contribute a song or story to this celebration should contact the museum (705) 748-9153 or email


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saying goodbye

It is with great sadness that I write this mornings blog post. Canoeing legend, Professor Kirk Wipper passed away suddenly yesterday.

He was not only a Professor at U of T but he was also one-time owner of Camp Kandalore and an advocate for our wild areas. Wipper was an avid collector of all things canoeing, too. In fact, it was his collection that became a foundation for what is now the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Professor Wipper was a mentor to many and he will be missed. We send our love and condolences to his family and friends. For information on when the service will be held please visit the Canoe Museum website.

An interview with Kirk…

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