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Minesing Wetland / Nottawasaga Part 2 of 2

okay this is part 2.
Nottawasaga River from Edenvale to Wasaga Beach
I'm organizing this with Gary James, who has done this river portion last year.
I will be organizing the paper work and team work.

Easy flowing river, No rapids.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Edenvale to Wasaga Beach
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 15, 2019
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA Members and their friends and family
Maximum Group Size: 
the more the merrier
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Great introduction trip to get to know other WCA members.
Great way to get your gear tested.
And plan trips for the rest of the season.
come all and join us on this fun trip

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

more to follow

Carpool Info: 

more to follow
Depending on the participants and their locations and their needs

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
please let us know in time when you are cancelling as it is a lot of work organizing and planning these events
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not sharing

Minesing Wetland / Nottawasaga Part 1 of 2

Our traditional exploring of the Minesing Wetlands.
As we always get out starting at Willow creek to Edenvale.
The idea came up to see if we could paddle further on the Nottawassaga River.
After doing more research and trying it out.
This year we are paddling the whole way to Wasaga Beach
But because Spring Paddling is busy for everyone.
We have split it up in 2 days, on 2 different weekends.
Plus this way we can move a day in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

For people who never have done or heard from Minesing Wetlands.
The best part is paddling in a wetland that could be a creek, deep enough to paddle zig zag through. Or if flood is high it could be a big lake and a flooded forest to paddle through.
Either way it is always a fun and exciting trip.

Great for beginners to get out and get to know the WCA family and lay contacts for future trips

The Basics
Event Location: 
Willow creek on GeorgeJohnston Road to Edenvale
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 1, 2019
Event Duration: 
1 day -
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA members and their friends and /or famly
Maximum Group Size: 
no limit - the more the merrie
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Arrive at Willow Creek
Shuttle cars to the hw 26 Edenvale Conservation Area
Paddle.

Bring lunch - water - rain gear if needed.
It is possible that depending on the water level it could be difficult to find a lunch spot.

we have had lunch on a piece of dry land
but we also had lunch in our canoes and on logs

so be flexible

Required Items to Bring: 

more to follow

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

more to come

Carpool Info: 

more to come - depending on who is all participating

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Please let us know in time if you cancel - as it a lot of extra work trying to set it all up and organize this. So please compliance
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not sharing

Saugeen River - 3 day trip

Beginner trip on river.
Yes there are swifts and moving water, but it is very mild. An excellent way to learn how to read a river, where to look for rocks swifts and obstacles.
Have done this trip 20 years with young kids and senior citizen and it has always been fun.
Have done it always on the long weekend in May, but also in the middle of the summer.
And have done it when it was snowing or very hot all on the same weekend.
It is a great start of the year to try out all your gear and get ready for summer longer trips.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Saugeen River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
May 1, 2019
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA members who are interested in learning about multiple day tripping and river canoeing
Maximum Group Size: 
10 people - 5 canoes.
Minimum Group Size: 
2 people - 1 canoe
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Day 1 - May 18th 2019
Meet in Walkerton at 8.30 AM - do the car shuttle to SouthHampton.
Do lunch after the first swifts
Canoe to crown land camp between bridge 3 and 4

Day 2 - Canoe till Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area
Lunch in Paisley - tradition

Day 3 - checking out the Bald Eagles, clean up Party island
Drive homw

Required Items to Bring: 

canoe - rental available - tent - cooking gear - bug shelters (share)
Meals will be shared as it is the best way to get to know each other.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Smile - camera-

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

will be discussed with partiicpants

Carpool Info: 

possible with participants - but please be flexible to meet drivers

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Once camp is booked you are responsible for the cost of the camp unless we can find a replacement for you
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not sharing

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Part 3 NorthWest Wilderness Quest.

June 3 - June 14, 2019 - possible to extend 2 days - depending on inclement weather plus 4-5 days travelling as it is close to 2000 km by car.

If weather works out we're planning to fly in to Artery Lake June 3 from Red Lake
- flight is discussed with airshuttle already
Route is not exactly in detail yet.
But will stick on Flat water and portage white water if there is any.
Goal is to see pictographs, cave, waterfall and wild life. Route will be mainly on Flatwater.
going South in WCPP - would like to visit Mexican Hat Falls and Aegan Lake - caves.
Getting out on Johnson or Leano Lake
More details and adjustments to come as we go and get ready for our trip in 5 months!!!!
Yahoo

The Basics
Event Location: 
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
March 1, 2019 - but the sooner you sign up, the better the planning
Event Duration: 
12+4-5 days travelling
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members with multiple wilderness experience
Maximum Group Size: 
6 people - 3 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
1 canoe
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

details to be followed
goal is too start at Artery Lake and then go South bound depending on route.
Smaller Lakes in WCPP and shorter portages.

Required Items to Bring: 

canoe or rental at WCPP
tent - cooking gear - waterproof gear - water filters
InReach - GPS (share in group)

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Smile, Camera, binoculars, fishing gear,

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Will be discussed with participants

Carpool Info: 

Depending on my work schedule - we hope to leave Friday afternoon/ evening.
Travel Saturday and Sunday
Hope to carpool together - share gas expenses etc.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Once signed up and flight and camp is booked you are fully responsible for those cost
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx
Phone: 
not sharing

Rouge River/Lake Ontario Flatwater Paddle

Rouge National Urban Park and Lake Ontario shoreline explored by canoe.
You will be surprised on what you will see on this urban adventure.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rouge River/Lake Ontario Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
07/27/2018
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
members and guest
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

10 am departure.
So come 15-30 minutes to get ready

We will start at the Rouge beach parking area, then paddle up the Rouge river for a bit and then return to the lake. If Lake Ontario is relative calm, we will paddle down the shoreline a bit and have lunch along the beach. Then return to the parking lot between 1-2 pm

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe and related safety gear

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Water, lunch, sunscreen, rain gear, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Meet at Rouge River Beach/Lake Ontario
N43.793899, W79.119386
GoogleMaps
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B047'38.0%22N+79%C2%B007'09.8%22W/@43.7939,-79.1199332,187m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d43.7938995!4d-79.1193856

Carpool Info: 

None

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you plan to attend
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-683-3100 ext 1286

Algonquin - Tim River - Access Point 2 to Rosebary Lake

Tim River is one of the best places to watch wildlife in Algonquin, be prepared for a relaxed flat water trip with luck we see a moose.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Access Point 2 - Algonquin - village of Kearney
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:00
Event Duration: 
2 Days
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
maximum 4 boats / 9 people
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

We are meeting 9.00 AM, July 28, at Algonquin office in village of Kearney and after we have the permit we going to start paddling from access point 2 along Tim River to Rosebary Lake where
we spend a backcountry camping, Sunday we make the same routeback to cars.

We are doing 15km paddling for day.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe, personal safety gear ,Camping gear and food

You can rent a canoe at http://canoealgonquin.com/contact-us.html is right beside algonquin office in kearney village

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Be Aware there is a a Fire Ban in Algonquin - please bring stove with you.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Algonquin office adress:
8 Main St, Kearney, ON P0A 1M0

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
SANDRO WEINER
Phone: 
6474073410

Easy Backcountry-Restoule P.P.-Anytime Between Aug. 1-12

Need 1-3 persons for base camping at an nonreservable site. Daily exploring of the area. Easy put-in & take out. One hours of less paddle to site.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Restoule P.P.
Date(s) & Time: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:45
Registration Cut Off: 
July 29,2018
Event Duration: 
5-7 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
3
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

BYO gear, food, shelter. boat, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See Park Ontario website

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
519 855 9919 after 5pm

Duffins Creek Ajax

Come join me paddle Duffins Creek Ajax
The creek's headwaters start in the Oak Ridges Moraine located in Uxbridge flows all the way down to Lake Ontario in Ajax.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rotary Park Ajax
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
07/07/18
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members and family and friends
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

9:30 AM arrive and prepare your boat
10 AM Start and paddle around the marsh and look at wildlife. If Lake Ontario is calm we can do a short shore paddle explore. If not paddle up the creek and explore.
Noon time; We will find a nice place to stop and have a creek side lunch around noon time
1-2 PM return to Rotary Park Put In

Required Items to Bring: 

Flat water canoe or kayak and safety gear you and your partner need

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food and water.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Coordinates N43.818316, W79.033838
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B049'05.9%22N+79%C2%B002'01.8%22W/@43.818316,-79.0360213,467m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.818316!4d-79.033838
Parking is Free

Carpool Info: 

No carpool organized

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Only sign up if you plan to attend
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

Algonquin Canoe lake loop for Canada day

I have resurrected the recently cancelled June 29 to July 2 trip to Algonquin park .

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin - Canoe Lake ap
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:00
Registration Cut Off: 
none
Event Duration: 
3 nights, 4 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
4 tents
Minimum Group Size: 
Me and my dog
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

June 29 : Canoe lake AP @ 8am , camp on Burnt Island lake .

June 30 : camp on Big trout lake .

July 1 : Camp on McIntosh lake .

July 2 : Power on home , or I've booked another night on Teepee lake if I can't bear to leave ...

Required Items to Bring: 

complete self-supported boat / camp / kitchen / food .

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bug hat and a good attitude .

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Canoe lake AP at 8am on June 29 .

Carpool Info: 

I have room for 1 extra person and canoe , departing Newmarket 5 am June 29 .

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Alex Warnock
Phone: 
9052529144

Restoule July 10-16

Looking for 1 or 2 people to enjoy a relaxed, easy time on a single site. Hour or less paddle to 2 possible sites. Sites are unreservable. BYO gear, food, boat, etc. Spend days exploring the area, hiking, etc. Easy put in.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Restoule Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:16
Registration Cut Off: 
July 4th
Event Duration: 
7 nights
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
3
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See above

Required Items to Bring: 

See above

Recommended Items to Bring: 

BYO everything

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See Ontario Parks website

Carpool Info: 

NA

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
Text only 519 993 1476. Voice inconsistent in my area
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