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I have two Iridium 9555 satellite phones for rent. $150 - first week $125 - second week $100 - third week and for any additional weeks Also, an InReach Explorer which is strictly for two-way email messages. $80 per week. Each comes with a Pelican case and charger.

I also have several Royalex tandem (Canyon, Starburst) and solo (Vertige - X and Super Nova) canoes, outfitted for moving water and all paddling gear (safety, helmets, PFD's, paddles). Prices negotiable, depending upon length and location of trip. In addition, I have a Chestnut Pal (yes, this was the canoe model used by Bill Mason - maybe more so than his famous red prospector) as well as a Birchbark canoe (Golden Lake First Nation). Both are available for short term rentals by special request.

An assortment of camping gear is available for rent. Private lessons and trip consultations are also available, if requested.

Canoes and other equipment are conveniently available at my outlets in Fergus and Palmerston, north of Kitchener-Waterloo.

I have been wilderness tripping for more than 40 years and I can also help you with your preparation and planning.

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 14:34
$150 (first week) $125 (second week) $100 (third and all additional weeks) InReach Explorer:$80 per week.
Jack Frimeth
519-212-3817 (after June 1 - currently teaching in Salluit)

Introduction to Moving Water Solo and Tandem (Paddle Canada) - Guelph/Elora area,
Weekends on July 6/7 and July 13/14.
These are two day course.Each day will be approximately eight hours.
Weekdays are open and arrangements can be made for private or small classes.

The moving water course will empower you to expand your flat water tripping skills to having more choices for your tripping adventures!!!
You will also become better paddlers, with a greater confidence!

You will require a tandem canoe outfitted for moving water (ie. knee pads, air bags), a PFD, helmet, paddle and lunch for both days.
I have canoes and all gear for rent, if needed.
More specific information will be sent to those who register.
Successful candidates will be certified by ORCKA (flat water - basic canoeing) or Paddle Canada (Moving water).
The Elora Gorge Park has camping available on site:

7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Box 356
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
Phone: 519-846-9742

There are also a variety of motels and B and B's in the area.

Flat water classes (ORCKA) are available at any time by arrangement.**
(**Location may also be negotiated to satisfy you and/or your group.)

Cost is $120 per person per course, plus rental fees (if applicable).
Contact Jack Frimeth
Phone: 519-212-3817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until then)
Email: j_frimeth@hotmail.com (anytime)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 14:11
$120 per person per course
Jack Frimeth
5192123817 (after June 1- I am teaching in Salluit QC until

Hand-crafted wooden wanegan for canoe tripping. A wanegan (also spelled wanigan or wannigan) is traditionally used as a kitchen box or to pack fragile equipment on canoe trips. A wanegan protects kitchen gear and supplies during wilderness travel and keeps them organized, clean, dry and accessible. The top provides a flat surface for various kitchen chores and is strong enough to also function as a seat. This robust design is based on a pine frame with a 3/8” plywood shell, brass fittings and multiple layers of varnish. The tight-fitting lid is virtually waterproof as is. External dimensions are 24” x 15 ¾” x 17.5”. Internal capacity ~ 72 liters. Weight 9.5 kg. There are handles for maneuvering the wanegan in and out of the canoe plus shoulder and waist straps for portaging. 5/8” feet keep the bottom of the wanegan off any water in the canoe or off muddy campsite terrain.

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 20:13
$300 CAD
Bill Scott
6138348887

Black feather canoe tripping pack with four 20 L food barrels. The pack is new, unused. (I used a different system for portaging the food barrels prior to purchasing the barrel pack.) Pack features include: shoulder harness, optional tumpline, sturdy grab loops front and rear, roll top closure with velcro attachment, plus four tie-down straps. The barrels were originally used in the olive trade. They have screw top lids with rubber seals which have proven waterproof over multiple canoe trips. When used without the barrels, the pack has ~ 120 L capacity.

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 17:52
$160
Bill Scott
6138348887

The Kongakut River flows from the north slopes of the Brooks Range to the Beaufort Sea, through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. A group of 5 experienced tripping friends seek a sixth to join their self-guided rafting trip. 12 days planned on-river for what is probably only 4-5 days of paddling so lots of time for backpacking/hiking/fishing.
Group arrives in Fairbanks on June 29/30. Bush plane to Drain Creek put-in is July 3rd. Take-out at Caribou Pass is July 16th (weather permitting of course).

Looking for a paddler and hiker with a drysuit, a high tolerance for clouds of mosquitoes, no stranger to camp chores and a great sense of humour.
Contact Isadora van Riemsdijk; i_vanriemsdijk@hotmail.com

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 17:32
~US$2500 + food & taxes from Fairbanks, Alaska
Isadora van Riemsdijk
email preferred

Coppermine River
From Point Lake to Kugluktuk
July 19th - August 12th
21 Paddling Days

I am looking for paddler(s) who have paddled long trips with rapids. We will fly into he top of Point lake and stay at Peterson's Lodge for the first night.

Coppermine
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 14:23
Brian Wraight
514-776-8613

Paddle the Don is an annual paddling event organized by the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA). This event helps to promote paddling, raises money for river restoration and increases awareness of conservation and issues affecting the Don River Watershed.

WCA members have been supporting Paddle the Don for many years and it benefits the club to be associated with this significant paddling event. For 2019 we are looking for a total of 4-5 canoes (8-10 paddlers) to oversee the three weirs along the river (two of which are mandatory portages and one which is an optional portage) and the take-out near the mouth of the Don River. Time commitment is from about 7 am – 2 pm. Each WCA canoe will be stationed at one of the weirs to manage the overall operation of the weir on land (river rescues will generally be performed by another safety group).

What’s in it for you? An opportunity to paddle the Don River at no cost (cost to public is $100 per canoe), free snacks and lunch, a cool appreciation gift and the satisfaction of giving back to the paddling community and supporting the WCA.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, please email Geri James at geri.james@bell.net. Additional details on the event are at: http://paddlethedon.ca/

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 20:51
Geri James
555-555-5555

I am looking to buy a tandem whitewater canoe - with knee straps and flotation if possible. Ideally Royalex.

I live in the GTA. Let me know if you know of anyone contemplating to sell.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 13:51
Tom Beakbane
416 816 9665

I've just launched a new website, Hodnett Canoe Guides, which I hope will be of interest to WCA members. The site currently has guides for the Lower Petawawa River, Gwaii Haanas, and Philip Edward Island, along with some other fun stuff.
You can check out the site at:

https://hodnettcanoeguides.ca/index.php

You can follow Hodnett Canoe Guides on Facebook to keep up with anything new.

https://www.facebook.com/hodnettcanoeguides/

hodnettcanoeguides.ca
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 14:14
Brett Hodnett
613-986-5537

 It is with great sadness that I want to pass on news of the passing of Harold Jessup. All who spent any time at his campground at Palmer Rapids have fond memories of Harold. While not a canoeist himself, Harold is probably the single most widely-known figure in the whitewater paddling community of southern Ontario. Almost all of us in the club who paddle moving water got our first taste of it on the Madawaska in front of his campsite.



Please take a moment to read the lovely obituary that has been posted: 

https://www.heubnerfuneralhome.ca/notices/Harold-Jessup

A great send-off for a great guy.



Harold, we'll miss you a lot.



Bill

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:02
Bill Ness
111-111-1111