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End of season trips - don't miss them!

Summer may be coming to a close but that doesn't mean we're done paddling!
We still have two scheduled trips and you won't want to miss them. 

Saturday, September 21st - Mississagi River - Tunnel Lake to Gros Cap 

Saturday, October 19th - Year-end Paddle and Potluck! Lake Huron. 

Check the event list for full details and don't forget to contact the trip leaders if you plan to attend.

August 29th Paddle Night Cancelled

Tonight's paddle night in Elliot Lake has been cancelled due to lack of interest. 


Keep an eye on the event list for updates to upcoming trips.

August 1 Paddle Night - Blind River - Updated with new photos

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A gentle 7 km paddle on a calm Blind River amongst pickerel weed, lilies, wildlife (beaver) and many interesting shaped stumps.  The group departed from the MFN pow wow grounds arriving at high school boat launch.
A lone heron followed the group posing on the numerous stumps along the way. A persistent seagull entertained us diving in search of a snack. See pic of the group's favorite heart stump framed by purple pickerel weed and large roots stretching out into surrounding water.


Many thanks to our leader Ray Lipinski.  Eight people enjoyed a gentle paddle in a section of the Blind River. There were many beautiful tree roots/stumps sculpted by Mother Nature, heron, crane, tern, beavers, muskrat, and loads of yellow water lilies about to bloom. What a perfect evening paddle. - Jim, AP Member






Blind River Paddle Night - August 1st

August 1 PADDLE NIGHT on the Blind River 
Contact trip leader, Ray, if you plan to attend - cnrlipinski@outlook.com
Appropriate Type of Boat: Canoe, Touring Kayak, Recreational Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard 
Meeting Location: 6:30 pm at W.C. Eaket near the boat launch to coordinate vehicle shuttle. From there we will travel to our departure location up hwy 557 past bridge over the Blind River turning right on Maxs Rd (Mississauga First Nations Traditional Grounds aka pow wow ground)
Trip Info:A gentle paddle (about 1.5 hour) down the river to high school boat launch.  See a variety of flora, birds and wildlife as we negotiate our way through the blind river waterway
Level of Difficulty:Easy, may encounter wind/waves on larger, wider sections of the river.

Bright Lake Paddle Night

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12 club members met for a potluck, hopped in for a 7 km paddle around the western section of Bright Lake to wear off supper while learning some interesting local history. Thanks to the potluck hosts Joanne & Mike.  Our take off point with plenty of room for parking was provided by the Chalifouxs.


Paddle Night and Potluck - July 4th

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Details for the July 4th paddle night and potluck on Bright Lake at Joanne's!

Contact Joanne Marck if you plan to attend: joanne.marck8@gmail.com

Type of Boat: Touring and/or Rec kayak, canoe, SUP  Meeting Location:We will meet for potluck at my place for 5:00, 51 Myers Road and all can park up top on the cul-de-sac and walk down. There is room for a few vehicles but may be tricky with kayaks on top. After supper, we will put in just a few lots down on MacKay Road at Karen and Marcel Chalifoux's lot as it is roomy for maneuvering trailers. They don't have a lot number, but an orange pylon at the top of their driveway. Trip Info: Enjoy an evening of paddling, wildlife viewing and a potluck bbq. Level of Difficulty: All levels.

Road shot of Myer's Road - Joanne is at the very end.

Chalifoux lot on McKay Drive.  

Seeking help for Elliot Lake Montreal Canoe rides - June 30

The Elliot Lake Montreal Canoe rides happen this coming Sunday from 1-4pm at Spine Beach.
Our Club receives funding and good PR for this event. 3 club members have offered to help, but some more paddlers would be appreciated. That way we have enough people to take the boat out even there are only a few people  (at Ribfest, 2-4 people came every half hour, and we only had enough manpower to take the boat out once).

Contact Wally if you can come for a paddle!
Cell: 705.849.6429  Email: wvandyke@sympatico.ca