Educational Workshops

Meal Planning for Canoe Trips

This one-long workshop will go over meal planning and backcountry cooking for canoe trips, with a focus on long canoe trips where you can't rely on fresh food.
We'll cover topics like:
- Building a meal plan & nutrition on trip
- Prepping and packaging food (including dehydration)
- Finding and testing recipes
- Keep your food safe from bears and leave no trace
- and much more!

The Basics
Event Location: 
Virtual
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 11:00
Event Duration: 
1 hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Mikaela Ferguson
Phone: 
416-566-7636

Sciencing in the wilderness: using iNaturalist and eBird to document your wildlife sightings

Have you ever wondered what that plant is? Noticed some cool mushrooms? Heard a weird bird call? Do you care about the places you canoe through and want to contribute data to help conserve them? Join Dr Mhairi McFarlane to learn about iNaturalist and eBird. These community science platforms are a great learning tool for amateurs and experts alike, and support research and conservation globally. Mhairi will introduce these tools, and provide valuable tips about how to use them in the wilderness to improve your knowledge of the natural world, drawing on her experiences canoeing throughout Ontario. Zoom Meeting details: Time: Mar 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84525836972 Meeting ID: 845 2583 6972

The Basics
Event Location: 
online
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
60 minutes
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Mhairi McFarlane
Phone: 
1234567890

RIVER TALKS WORKSHOP - DUMOINE

Hi Paddlers 

We are offering another River Talk in February this time we going to talk about the Dumoine River, a great white water river in Ontario. 

workshop topics:

- Rapids,

- Outfitters, 

- Maps,

- Location

- Campsites

Reserve your Seat February 24, 7PM

The Basics
Event Location: 
Zoom Call
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
1.5 Hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with Computer
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Topic: WCA - RIVER TALKS WORKSHOP - DUMOINE RIVER

Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82021333168

Meeting ID: 820 2133 3168

If you want to call in on a phone only

647 374 4685

647 558 0588

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sandro Weiner
Phone: 
6474073410

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION - TRIP PLANNING MODULE 3 CALTOPO

WEBINER WILDERNESS NAVIGATION - TRIP PLANNING MODULE 3 CALTOPO

 
WE ARE PRESENTING CALTOPO WORKSHOP SOFTWARE!
 
- REVIEW CALTOPO
- CREATE CUSTOM MAPS WITH CALTOPO
- CUSTOM MAPS INTO GARMIN GPS
- CALTOPO TRACKS AND LAYERS
- DISTANCES AND RIVERS
 
AT END WORKSHOP YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GAIN EXTRA SKILLS IN CALTOPO AND PREPARE
A CANOE TRIP!
 
SANDRO WEINER
 
 
The Basics
Event Location: 
Webinar
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
1.5 Hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with Computer and Internet connection
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Topic: WCA - Trip Planning, Module 3, Caltopo

Time: Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83306783491

Meeting ID: 833 0678 3491

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SANDRO WEINER
Phone: 
647-407-3410

RIVER TALKS WORKSHOP - SPANISH RIVER - WEDNESDAY 13

Quick Remenber workshop is coming this wednesday!

Hi Paddlers 

We are offering another River Talk in January this time we going to talk about the Spanish River, a great white water river in Ontario where you can access by train. workshop topics: - Train logistic - Rapids, - Outfitters, - Maps, - location Reserve your Seat January 13, 7PM

The Basics
Event Location: 
Zoom Call
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
2 Hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with Computer and Internet connection
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Topic: WCA RIVER TALKS WORKSHOP - SPANISH RIVER

Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89754091756

Meeting ID: 897 5409 1756

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sandro Weiner
Phone: 
6474073410

Collecting the WCA History - Virtual Meeting

Purpose;  To write down the history of the Wilderness Canoe Association club for future generations.   With all clubs, some members join and some members leave and the clubs history sometimes is lost forever.   This effort will attempt to capture some of our clubs history.

Objective;   The club was founded in 1973.   The 50th year Gold anniversary will be in 2023.    It is hoped to put together a proper History of the WCA paper/book/videos that members can access.   

The plan;  We plan to seek out veteran WCA members who can put together short stories based on their club experiences.   These short stories would be placed in a chronological order which would tell the story of the club from early beginnings to the present.  

One idea is to capture video short stories from veteran WCA members and post them on the WCA YouTube Channel.

We also would like to hear from younger members about what they are looking for? Advise on trips, maps, equipment, etc.

We hope this virtual meeting will inspire some ideas and volunteers to put some ideas to paper or volunteer to be interviewed to tell their story.

We also are looking for people to help with editing some of the video footage

If you have some raw video footage or photos of days gone bye let us know.

Zoom Call: Dec 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 835 4910 4034
 

 

 

 

 

The Basics
Event Location: 
Virtual
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 19:00
Registration Cut Off: 
12/16/2020
Event Duration: 
1 hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone
Maximum Group Size: 
100
Minimum Group Size: 
1
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above

Required Items to Bring: 

n/a

Recommended Items to Bring: 

n/a

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Click on Zoom link above

Carpool Info: 

n/a

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
n/a
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434 cell

WINTER CAMPING: ADVANCED HOT TENTING (WEBINAR)

Have you been winter camping for several seasons but are looking for ways to improve your set up? Are you a seasoned veteran looking for new ideas? Then this course is for you!
We will be discussing pre-trip planning (route planning and car maintenance), advanced tent set ups and advanced stove sets ups. We will also be discussing the necessary after-trip maintenance for gear and long term storage for clothing and gear.

Topic: WINTER CAMPING: ADVANCED HOT TENTING
Time: Jan 9, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85686529665

Meeting ID: 856 8652 9665

The Basics
Event Location: 
WEBINAR
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
January 8th
Event Duration: 
1 hour-ish
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone interested (Including non-members)
Maximum Group Size: 
unlimited
Minimum Group Size: 
1 person
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

An open mind

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Luigi Salerno
Phone: 
6476696904

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION - TRIP PLANNING MODULE 2

Educational Workshop

WEBINER WILDERNESS NAVIGATION - TRIP PLANNING MODULE 2

- Review Google Earth
- Garmin Base Camp - Edit info from GE
- Import layers into GE
- Custom Maps
- Map Calibration / compgs
- Custom maps into Garmin unit

The Basics
Event Location: 
Webinar
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with Computer
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Topic: WCA WILDERNESS NAVIGATION - TRIP PLANNING MODULE 2

Time: Dec 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89458983654

Meeting ID: 894 5898 3654

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sandro Weiner
Phone: 
6474073410

Dry Suit Care and Maintenance TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 7PM

Education workshop

we are presenting Dry Suite Care and Maintenance,
- Repair Gaskets
- Replace Gaskets in the Field
- Repair and replace Seals
- Cleaning
- Washing
- Fabric Recovery

The Basics
Event Location: 
Webinar
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 19:00
Event Duration: 
1 Hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone with Computer
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82076180705

Meeting ID: 820 7618 0705

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sandro Weiner
Phone: 
6474073410

Backcountry Cooking: Meal Prep for Canoe Tripping

This workshop will introduce novice and intermediate canoiests to meal preparation and backcountry cooking for extended canoe trips.
It will cover topics like:

  • How to build a meal plan that matches your route.
  • How to ensure each meal is getting you enough macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • An introduction to dehydrating food.
  • Prepping and packaging ingredients.
  • How to find recipes.
  • Kitchen Equipment.
  • Leave No Trace Principles, dishes and bear safety.

The workshop will be interactive, with opportunities to ask questions throughout.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Virtual
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:00
Event Duration: 
1 hour
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Mikaela Ferguson
Phone: 
4165667636
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