General Interest

WCA 2017 Mike Wevrick Lecture and Wine & Cheese Social

Featuring Dave Freeman, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year talking about his year living in the wilderness in the Boundary Waters watershed area

Wine, Cheese & Crackers, Prizes (including a chance to win an autographed copy of Dave Freeman’s new book "A Year in the Wilderness")

7 PM, Saturday November 18, 2017
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club (1391 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto)

Purchase tickets at: (click on Wine & Cheese Lecture on the left side of the home page under Club Activities)

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 16:27
$20 per person (includes glass of wine, cheese and snacks, door prizes)
Geri James
please use email

Looking for one more paddling partner for Aug 5-12, 2017 Kipawa Flat water WCA trip posted on the website.

Kipawa Lake
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:27
Gary Ataman

I'm looking for plans to build a thunder box for my boy scout troops.
Steve Creaser

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 18:22
Steve Creaser

Designed by Bob Foote. 13’6” overall length. Flared hull with max beam 30” tapering to a 27.25” 4” waterline. End depth 16”. Midsection depth 15.25”. Rocker 6”. Approx wt in wood listed as 51 lb. (Add 10 lb for the heavy saddle.) Load with 6” freeboard is 620 lb- which makes it very suitable for tripping.
The canoe was not used much and is in excellent condition. It has always been stored inside,
Asking $800.
My contact information is Stuart Gillespie, 416 801-3105, email

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:48
Stuart Gillespie
416 801-3105

Esquif Canyon, red, outfitted with kneeling pads and single thigh straps, float bags bow and stern, interior looks new but cannot say the same for the exterior (lots of scratches but no structural damage). Used on rivers maybe 10 days. Royalex.

Esquif Detonator, yellow, outfitted with saddle and double thigh straps (so called “rodeo straps”) and two float bags (outfitting by Mike Y.), interior looks almost new; exterior blemishes consistent with hard use; used in rivers maybe 50 days. Royalex.

Tha Canyon is a great tripping and play tandem boat. The Detonator surfs superbly for all levels of paddler and plays in competent hands, very easy to hit tiny eddies high and surprisingly easy to roll - not as easy as a ww kayak but easier than my old Ocoee.

These boats live on a lake north of Kingston on the way to Ottawa. Pictures available upon request.

My contacts:; 613-353-5060, 343-989-1224 (cell) or 250-260-6179 (other cell and the preferred phone number after July 8.)

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 22:14
Asking $1500 per canoe
Barry Hodgins

Just for your information, the Royal Canadian Mint will be striking a “Canoe Across Canada” series.

Each coin is a silver ten-dollar coin. The coins will be distributed each month beginning February 3 for six months. Each coin will cost $44.95 and subscribers will receive a model canoe display box.

For further information visit

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 16:40
Jeff Haymer
416 635 5801

Hi There,

Just a quick note to tell you that you can read the latest Nastawgan online. After you login at WCA website, go to Journal\Download Current Issue section or click on the link below.

Another great piece of work by Toni, Peter and all contributors - thank you!


Nastawgan Team

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 15:36
Aleks Gusev
416 433 8413

Roni Furst has made a formal agreement with the MNR to publish those brochures that most of us remember from the good old days.

They will appear in book format (rather than as is). This is a cost-recovery-only enterprise on her part, started 4 years ago. Perhaps you saw the copies that she placed at the book table at WCS 2010. The two volumes total about 4 inches thick.

At the moment, she is working only on brochures for Ontario north of the Mattawa-French. If you have old brochures that you would like to lend to her (yes, she will return them), please email her at  . Again, she is working on northern Ontario at the moment so please ask before sending her brochures for the Mattawa, the French and the south.

You can make a real contribution to paddling in Ontario by sifting through those files and telling her what you have available, hey, maybe even please your partner.

For CCR chat on this topic, go to

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 09:31