|Paddle Canada member Dave Turgeon and in his son are at the half way point (just entering Ontario) in their quest to canoe across Canada to raise money for the sick kids foundation over a period of 5 months.
Their trip started in Vancouver in April of 2011. They canoed as far as Hope B.C. then walked with a canoe cart to the North Saskatchewan River then paddled down the North Saskatchewan to Edmonton, then on to Lake Winnipeg and now are entering NW Ontario via the Winnipeg River. Their goal is to get to Montreal using the traditional canoe routes of the Voyageurs. They are going west to east because most of this route will be downstream.
Any donations to the Sick Kids Foundation will be greatly appreciated. They could also use any help and support that anyone could give to use to make this trip possible.
|Location : All across Canada
|http://www.canoeacrosscanadaforsickkids.com/ (to track their progress)|
The American Canoe Association owns a 47 acre island in the Canadian waters of the St. Lawrence River, 1000 Islands area. They have owned the island since 1901. The Sugar Island Trustees would like to invite & encourage Paddle Canada members to use Sugar Island this coming season. The island is set up to accommodate paddlers with overnight basic tenting including outhouses, but without running water. The island is easily accessible from the mainland just east of Gananoque, Ontario, by a short paddle or water taxi.
Highlights of the fourth annual event, which featured sessions for canoeists and white water kayakers and sea kayaks, included:
Pictures from this year’s event can be found at http://www.atlanticpaddlesymposium.com/Atlantic_Paddle_Symposium/Gallery/Gallery.html