Paddle events announced

These trips in from Sandra Phinney. Contact her at 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 at one of two Ponhook Lakes or a system of lakes in Quinan. Will provide more information once this is decided. But please let Sandra know if you are remotely interested so she can send more details. If you need boats, she has extra canoes/paddles. Usually take care of own breakfasts and lunches and assign teams to prepare evening meals.

July 30 … annual South West Paddler’s Tusket River paddle from bridge in Quinan to Wilson Lake Bridge (open to anyone).  This is an easy run; around 4 hours; pack a lunch; lifejackets mandatory; a few “riffles”.  There is one short section of white water at the Grid Iron falls but there’s also an easy/open/short portage to avoid that for anyone who does not want to do the run.  This even is listed as part of Yarmouth’s 250 here

Sept. 21-25 … Birchdale Women’s Rendezvous.  Basically: cabins are assigned (there is hot water; toilet and shower but no electricity); pay a nominal fee per night; take turns making meals (again, breakfast and lunch on your own; people assigned one evening meal);  paddling can vary from a challenging run in white water to gentle paddling in the lakes and/or through stillwaters up into the Bario. Paddle as little or as much as you want. Although some women come for all four nights, you can also come for shoter period of time.

Please let Sandra know if you plan to go, especially if you want the same cabins you had last year. NOTE: Helen is planning a week-long “open house” in honour of Birchdale’s 100th anniversary. Will be more information later but she’s hoping lots of people will drop out to visit during the week.


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