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Spring/Summer trips in planning stages

Sandra Phinney is looking for suggestions of places to go (and dates) for spring/summer/fall  day trips. The only trips that are carved in stone are the women’s extended trips: JULY 5-9, Bario + parts of 2 rivers beyond the Bario and SEPTEMBER … Continue reading

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Kayak festival being planned for Shelburne

There is a group of community members and staff that are planning a kayak festival in Shelburne this summer. They are looking for support and have asked that we let Southwest Paddlers know about this opportunity. They would welcome any … Continue reading

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SW Paddlers develops protected area list

As you may have heard, the province is attempting to protect 12% of all lands by 2015. Currently, they are looking for folks to participate in the “land review process.” You, or anyone you know, can do that by calling … Continue reading

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Birchdale 100th open house

Birchdale (a.k.a. Nova Nada) is 100 years old! Open House, August 22-28 to celebrate this milestone. All welcome to take a walk down memory lane, paddle, hike or simply put your feet up on the old veranda and relax. Some … Continue reading

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Paddle events announced

These trips in from Sandra Phinney. Contact her at sandracphinney@gmail.com for more information or reservation. July 14-18 … Woman’s wilderness full moon paddle trip. The Tobeatic/Sporting Lake Stream is not a suitable place to bring Kayaks because of two portages. Looking … Continue reading

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Paddle School instructors wanted

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia has announced a call for instructors for the 2011 Paddle School. CKNS will accept resumes for interested instructors and the potential candidates will be forwarded to the Directors of Canoe and Kayak Instruction. Director of Sea Kayak: … Continue reading

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Cofan being rehabilitated

Here are some photos of the work that was done in November to stabilize Cofan. The stove has been removed and is presently being stored safely at the DNR McGowan Lake Depot.

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Paddle on Tusket

Tusket River Rendezvous. Join members of the Southwest Paddlers Association for the annual paddle on the Tusket River from Quinan Bridge to Wilson Bridge on July 30th. Meet at the Church in Quinan at 9:30 to organize shuttles for vehicles. … Continue reading

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Tobeatic historic film – 1930

This is a “golden oldie” of a film and provides  great perspective on a not so distance but lost past.  You will love the old boats, the camping gear, fishing and just the scenery. Probably some places are still recognizable. … Continue reading

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Opportunity to win folding kayak

Visit www.klepper.ca for all the information about the contest and free participation ballot. Deadline is May 1, 2011

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