Agnew Lake - Saturday, September 26

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Agnew Lake BYOE Paddle and Social Event – Sat Sept 26 at 10 am

The last Algoma Paddlers outing of the season happens this coming Saturday, Sept 26 at 10am – followed by a dinner and campfire (BYO Everything!). Sandra and Wally will be hosting this event at 18 Malbeuf Drive, Webbwood On. (From Hwy 17, go 8.5 km north on Agnew Lake Rd, turn right on Malbeuf Dr, go to #18 on right)

We wish you all could attend – but with the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in Ontario and the new Province wide rules for social gatherings, we can host up to 25 outside safely if everyone follows the guidelines. We want to make sure we’re all safe when socializing, eating and paddling. To avoid cross contamination of food and appliances/equipment, here’s the plan:

This is an Outdoor Event - please respect social distancing guidelines:

We’ll spend the entire time outdoors with lots of space to spread out as well as a cozy campfire going.

This is a “BYOE” --- Bring Your Own Everything!!

For paddling - canoe/kayak PFD, paddle, safety kit, and dress for the conditions (warm, wet, cool?)

For social bubbling – handle your own equipment in your personal bubble to reduce cross-contamination

For Covid – have your mask, hand sanitizer with you at all times, and use it when conditions/distance require

Food/supplies on trip - enroute lunch/snacks/water and toiletries, with spare clothing in a dry bag

Food/supplies for the BYOE meal and campfire – lawn chair, your meal/drinks, plate, bowl, mug, cutlery, campstove? (if you/your social bubble want(s) to cook and prepare your meal)

To complete the adventure in paradise- maybe a fishing rod, binoculars, camera, blanket around the campfire?


Available to you:

We can have – hot water for coffee/tea/hot chocolate available as needed

A Campfire – will be available at and after the meal for roasting your own hotdogs/marshmallows, warmth, etc

Our Microwave – can be used and spritzed between uses

An indoor washroom downstairs – managed as noted for sanitization

Camping on location - if you are travelling a long way and wish to bring your trailer/tent, please let us know by email or phone

Montreal “Covid” Canoe is Available – for those who are who are concerned about paddling or who’d prefer to paddle in our Montreal Canoe. Depending on numbers and social bubbles, we can take anywhere from 6 or 8 (without masks) and up to 18 (with masks). Bring your own paddling stuff as noted above – without the boat.

Covid Forms – please bring your signed Covid forms, or sign those available here.

Route and Itinerary - Arrival is for around 10am - with boats loaded and paddling started hopefully by around 11:00-11:30am. The dock is down a hill, so a cart or partner helps. We’ll explore some special spots we’ve been discovering on Agnew Lake in our short time here so far, such as some cool rock cliffs, Blueberry Island and a small beach if anyone wishes to brave a swim. We’ll stop for lunch/snacks on a smooth rocky point which allows for lots of distancing and then head back to 18 Malbuef for around 4:30pm, where we can enjoy a campfire and some hot/cold drinks, supper and relaxation –or badminton/lawn darts if you still have energy to burn…

More about Covid - With groups such as ours, it’s easy to forget to don our mask when we are closer than the 2 metres distance with each other. We’re asking that you respect others, and differences in opinions on Covid and remember to don your mask, if you see yourself getting too close (by campfire, looking at pics on phones, standing and talking etc). Have your mask in your pocket or around your chin for easy access. Certainly, being outside is helpful but if you find yourself too close to someone, please put your mask on for their protection.

Please RSVP by Wednesday September 24th to let us know if you are joining us for both the paddle and social, or either one (remember - first 25 registrants are the max we can host…) or 705.849.6429. If you are planning on staying overnight in your trailer, please also request that ahead of time. You will have access to our basement washroom and the campfire area for meal prep and warmth. And of course, the lake for your morning dip! A bag of dry firewood is welcome.

Looking forward to your “Covid bumps”, your company, and your friendship on the water + around the fire!