Agnew Paddle weekend Sept 10-12


Algoma Paddlers Agnew Lake BYOE Paddle and Social Event – This Weekend!

You’re welcome to join us at Agnew Lake for as little or as much of this weekend as you like for:

-a Glamping Weekend Fri evening to Sun (bring your tent or trailer – electricity available)

-day outings are planned on Sat and on Sun– in different directions to really explore Agnew Lake

-campfires are planned on Friday evening and Sat evening, so even non-paddlers can participate!

Sandra and Wally will be hosting this event at 18 Malbeuf Drive, Webbwood On. (From Hwy 17 in Webbwood, go 8.5 km north on Agnew Lake Rd, turn right on Malbeuf Dr, go to #18 on right)

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 our 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 distancing – 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 bring your own 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 want to cook and prepare your meal as an alternative to roasting over the fire)

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

Available to you:

We will have:

potable water (hot + cold available as needed)

- a campfire – for roasting your own hotdogs/marshmallows, warmth, etc

- corn on the cob -cooked over the campfire

- a microwave – can be used and sanitized between uses if needed

-an indoor washroom downstairs – will be managed as noted for sanitization

- a Montreal “Covid” Canoe - is available if people don’t want to bring their kayaks. Depending on numbers and social bubbles, we can take up to 8 (without masks) and up to 18 (with masks). If you’d like to use this, bring your own paddling stuff as noted above – without the boat.


Covid Form Note: – please bring your signed Covid forms, or sign those available here.

Route and Itinerary – Each day we’ll leave from our dock at 10:30, with destinations to the east on one day, and the west the other. 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. We’ll stop for lunch/snacks and 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, etc 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 9th to let us know if you are joining us for all or part of the weekend or 705.849.6429.

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