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WWCC Presentation night, Thursday Jan 13, 2011 at 7 pm
Kevin Lamb, a long-time member of the canoe club and experienced white water paddler, will present on recent spring trips, near and far.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Sunday, January 16, 7:30 pm, and Monday, January 17, 2011 7:00 pm
University of Waterloo, Humanities Theater

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:00 pm
The Wabakimi Project - Phil Cotton
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

WWCC Hiking or snow shoeing, Saturday, Jan 22, 2011
Silver Creek Conservation Area on the Bruce Trail
This is a well-used section set up in a rough figure 8, so we can escape at the mid-point if we feel like it. Lots of opportunity for snow shoeing if there's enough snow, and lots of traffic to pack it down.
Meet at 1:00 pm at Tim Horton's on Trafalgar Road, just north of 401. (There is a Tim Horton's on the south side as well so make sure you go to the one on the north side.) We'll stop for a coffee, then go up Trafalgar Road to the site.
Possible supper stop at the Swiss Chalet in Milton.
Hugh Carey 519 595-3989

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:00 pm
Discover Scandinavia - Jenny Truong
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:00 pm
Journey to Central America - Kevin Smith
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

Searching for Tom
February 3 to May 8, 2011
The Museum
10 King Street West
Kitchener
519 749-9387
This speaker series will lead visitors through Thomson’s life and mysterious death, his influence on Canadian art and how contemporary artists are now interpreting his landscapes.
Explores the life, work and mysterious death of an iconic Canadian artist. There is perhaps no other artist in Canadian history who has infused our national consciousness in the way that Thomson has. The interest in Thomson, the man, his art and the myth has increased dramatically over the years since his death, just shy of his 40th birthday, in 1917.

Bondi Weekend February 4 to 6, 2011
It’s time again to book our winter weekend at the comfortable Bondi Village Resort, located in the midst of great skiing and snowshoeing country east of Hunstville. If you haven’t been before, plan to join us for this great getaway to beat the February blahs, have fun and enjoy good company.
More information on the Bondi page.
Cost $155.00 each plus $5 if you want the Friday evening meal.
Petra Suffling 519 742-4577 or petrasuffling@mail.com

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 7:00 pm
The Year of Adventure - Steve Kux
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday Feb 10, 2011 at 7 pm
Simon Jacques will talk on wilderness tripping by public transit. Simon has tripped in the NWT as well as Northern Ontario. He loves to travel by train as part of his wilderness trips.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to view  larger map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Historical Storytelling Series, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:30 pm
Oral Traditions Along the Grand
The Iroquoian Creation story will be shared in "Ojibway Storyteller" Aaron Bell's unique and memorable way. Hopefully, listeners will leave with an open heart, open mind and open spirit!
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Rd., Kitchener
Ticket pricing is $15, $12 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase tickets call 519-748-1914.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:00 pm
Leave No Trace - Mike Allen
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

Wilderness Canoe Symposium, February 18 - 19, 2011
Monarch Park Collegiate, 1 Hanson St. Toronto

WWCC Hiking or snow shoeing, Saturday, February 19, 2011
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
Meet at Tim Horton's in Orangeville at the east end of town, near the intersection of Broadway and Hwys 9 and 10. From Kitchener go straight through town to the other end.
Possible supper stop at the little pub in Mono Centre.
Hugh Carey 519 595-3989

Outdoor Adventure Show, February 25 - 27, 2011
Explore Canada's largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations!
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 7:00 pm
Time for a Spring Tune Up - Lance Dawson
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 7:00 pm
Geocaching: What's It All About? - Ted Spieker
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

WWCC Annual Chili Social & trip planning, Thursday Mar 10, 2011 at 7 pm
Please be sure to mark this date on your calendar as a ‘must attend’! Bring your ideas of places you would like to paddle this coming year! Maybe you would like to co-ordinate a trip on a favourite river or waterway…
RCAF Wing 404
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo

Reel Paddling Film Festival, Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm, and Friday, March 18 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 pm, 2011
Princess Cinemas
6 Princess St W, Waterloo

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:30 am
Conestogo River
This paddle will be cancelled if there is a hard freeze or heavy rains.
Hugh Carey, 519-595-3989 or chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, March 20, 2011
Mad River (Creemore to Glencairn)
Class 2-3 rapids, very fast and tight run with lots of timber hazards and it is very scenic. If you feel confident and up to the challenge of this pretty little river, please contact
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Isolated Outposts - Scott Cunningham
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

Waterwalker, Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm
This feature-length documentary follows naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. The filmmaker and artist begins on Lake Superior, then explores winding and sometimes tortuous river waters to the meadowlands of the river's source. Along the way, Mason paints scenes that capture his attention and muses about his love of the canoe, his artwork and his own sense of the land.
Becky Mason will be in attendance to introduce the film.
Princess Cinemas
6 Princess St W, Waterloo

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, March 26, 2011
Bayfield River – wetsuits and moving water to whitewater, 35 kms to Bayfield (Lake Huron)
Kevin Lamb, 519-579-5409 or kglamb@uwaterloo.ca

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Telephotography in Nature - Brady Johnson
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

100 DAYS, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm
This 2006 expedition was filmed by one of Canada's newest, youngest explorers - Brett Rogers, a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Environmental Studies Program. Narrated by Les Stroud (Survivorman), this 100 day trip documents Brett's voyage down the Yukon River with a rag tag group of fellow explorers.
Director Brett Rogers will be in attendance.
Princess Cinemas
6 Princess St W, Waterloo

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 2, 2011
Bronte Creek
Whitewater class 1, occasionally 2. Some sweeper avoidance skills necessary.
Meet by 9:30 at Lowville Park, Burlington on Guelph Line (from 401 exit at Campbellville and head south some 10-12 km), (ending PetroCanada Park, Bronte...24 km in all!). Bring a lunch and your shades and sunblock! And a camera, as there is still snow in the woods over there.
Bill Mungall, wmungall0809@rogers.com

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, April 3, 2011
Bayfield River - strong canoe skills required.
Whitewater Class II
Kevin Lamb, 519-579-5409 or kglamb@uwaterloo.ca

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Adventure Racing 101 - Jay Hahn
Adventure Guide
382 King St. N. Waterloo
Please reserve a seat by calling or emailing the store.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday April 7, 2011 at 7 pm
As we paddle local waterways and wetlands, whose home are we travelling through? What birds, mammals and plants live by the water and where are we most likely to see them? Tony Zammit, GRCA ecologist, will discuss their conservation status, provide images, and give us a chance to hear some bird songs.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to view  larger map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 9 or Sunday, April 10, 2011
South Maitland or Ausable River
Moving Water
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

100 DAYS, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm
This 2006 expedition was filmed by one of Canada's newest, youngest explorers - Brett Rogers, a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Environmental Studies Program. Narrated by Les Stroud (Survivorman), this 100 day trip documents Brett's voyage down the Yukon River with a rag tag group of fellow explorers.
Princess Cinemas
46 King Street North, Waterloo

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at  7:00 pm
Scenic Ontario Canoe Routes - Kevin Callan
Princess Cinema

Guelph Field Naturalists meeting, Thursday April 14, 2011, at 7:30 pm
Edible and Medicinal Plants in Ontario
Join Alexis Burnett, Wilderness Arts, Algonquin Park Canoe Trips & Experiential Education, as he identifies and discusses the uses of up to 40 edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants found in Ontario.
Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 16, 2011
Saugeen River
Whitewater Class I
Hugh Carey, 519-595-3989 or chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

ORCKA Seminar, Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) annual Seminar for 2011, Canoe and Kayaking Tripping Then and Now! Learn all the ins and outs of tripping - designed for paddlers with a variety of experience levels.
9:00 am to 4:30 pm (please arrive by 8:30 am)
Seneca College King Campus, King City, Ontario

Cancelled due to low water level!
WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 10:00 am
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Poole to Wilby Rd
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (2 day course), Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days
Develop your ability to manage medical emergencies at home and in the back country. The training is heavily scenario based and taught by experienced and certified instructors. This course would be ideal for trippers and students looking to enhance their resumes. This course is a certification course taught by Rescue Associates Canada and includes a manual.
Cost is $249
Burlington, Ontario
Contact Emily Stahl (Emily_stahl@yahoo.ca) or Andrew Burns (info@rescueassociates.ca) for details and payment.

WWCC Rescue Course - Dry land skills refresher, Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Waterloo
Last fall several WWCC members took the River Safety and Rescue [RSR] Course at the Paddlers Co-op at Palmer Rapids. They will present a refresher course for other members to share the skills they acquired.
Jean Lefebvre, jean.lefebvre@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 30, 2011
Lower Maitland River
Whitewater Class II
Hugh Carey, 519-595-3989 or chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

Swift Canoe Spring Sale, Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2011
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Swift Canoe and Kayak will bring canoes and kayaks for sale at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Purchasers can try out a boat before they purchase it.

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 10:00am
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Wilby Rd. to New Hamburg (Details to follow)
Last minute opportunity to complete the Nith End to End because there will be lots of water on the Upper Nith this weekend.
Tom Harman tom.harman@sympatico.ca or call 519-246-1861, or cell 519-332-7690

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, West Montrose to Kaufman Flats
Moving Water
Paul Kostiuk 519-579-3564 or pkostiuk@gmail.com
4 people, 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, slight drizzle, Flow: about 20, Distance: 14.8 km, Time: 1:45 h, Avg spd: 8.2 km/hr

Does This Canoe Make Me Look Fat? (Director's cut), Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 7:00pm
As director Beth Mairs writes: What happens when an eclectic group of women from Toronto--all strangers--head on a wilderness adventure in Temagami? This documentary follows five very different, very loveable women and examines their choices, challenges and approaches to a group wilderness expedition. How this group of mostly novice adventurers accomplish the route with limited outdoor experience but massive life skills and huge doses of humour provides fascinating social commentary to a genre which has been dominated by male perspectives.
The director will be present for a Q&A and to discuss the project.
Bookshelf Cinema, Guelph. All Seats $10.00.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 7, 2011
Irvine Creek
Exploratory
Bill Mungall wmungall0809@rogers.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 7, 2011
Nottawasaga River (Nicholston to Angus)
Moving Water
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Kaufman Flats to Victoria St
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com and Paul Kostiuk
18 people, 8 canoes, 3 kayaks, overcast and headwinds, Flow: about 20, Distance: 12 km, Time: about 2:15 h, Avg spd: 5.7 km/hr

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 14, 2011
Minesing Swamp, Nottawasaga River
Quiet Water
Judy Hodgson judycanoe@hotmail.com, and Jim Mark jim.mark@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 14, 2011
Upper Saugeen River (Proton Station to Priceville)
Exploratory
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Canoe Extravaganza, Saturday, May 14, 2010
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
Adventure Guide will bring canoes and kayaks for sale so purchasers can try out a boat before they buy it. Park admission fees apply ($2.75 children & $5.25 adults).

Cancelled due to high water level!
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Victoria St to Freeport
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton jlcatton.01@hotmail.com and Paul Kostiuk

WWCC Paddle, Friday, May 20, 2011
Upper Saugeen (Proton Station to Priceville)
Exploratory
Rendezvous at the Tim Hortons in Arthur (Hwy 6 & 109 junction) at 8 a.m.
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Palmer River Festival, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, (Victoria Day Weekend) 2011
In keeping with the 10 year tradition of a unique and accessible river festival at Palmer Rapids, Paddler Co-op is hosting an event for paddlers – both new and experienced (and everything in between) – to come together on the May Long Weekend for high quality instruction, music, good food and atmosphere.
Click here for Registration information.

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Drumbo Rd (Oxford 29) to Richwood Rd
Asvin Parsad asvin_parsad@yahoo.ca, and Jeri-Lynn Catton

Course is full
WWCC Tandem Canoe Course, May 28, 2011
Instructor is Michel Lessard. Learn basic canoe and water reading skills so you can safely navigate on moving water. Participants are "INTRODUCED" to flat and  moving water paddle strokes, river characteristics, canoe reactions, maneuvers used, and the importance of communicating with your partner. Paddlers need to practice, gain some experience, and be comfortable with these things before they progress to the white water course.
Maximum of 12 people in 6 canoes, cost to members is $70 per person.
Grand River, Cambridge.
Judy Hodgson judyCanoe@hotmail.com

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (1 day course), Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
One day informal Wilderness First Aid course provided by Rescue Associates Canada to feel confident in your ability to manage medical emergencies at home and in the backcountry. The day will be heavily scenario based and will cover the most common emergencies paddlers face including basic first aid and CPR. This will not be a certification course and will be based on what you would like to know!
Cost is $50
Guelph Area, Ontario
Contact Emily Stahl (Emily_stahl@yahoo.ca) or Andrew Burns (info@rescueassociates.ca) for details and payment.

MEC Burlington Paddlefest, Sunday, May 29, 2011
Boats or boards, if they're propelled by paddles, they're in. Join us for a celebration of all things paddling. You can take a workshop on the water or on dry land, meet fellow paddlers, or demo a boat. There are activities for everyone from novices to experts. See you at the shore.
Kelso Lake, Milton

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
New Hamburg Dam to Hayesville
Judi Thompson judi.thompson353@gmail.com, Ruth Henricks and Ron Beal

WWCC Flat Water Canoe Skills Night - Basic strokes, Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 8:30. Please arrive by 6:15 so we can start promptly at 6:30.
Guelph Royal City Park at the intersection of the park road and McCrea Blvd.
Each evening will include some time for instruction, some time for practice, and some time for socializing both on and off the water.
For WWCC members only.
Contact: Catherine Killen 519-821-2374, or ckillen1@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
Nith River end to end
Whitewater Class II
Canning To Paris (Bean Park)
Bill Mungall wmungall0809@rogers.com, and Judy Hodgson

Course is full
WWCC Solo Canoe Course, Monday, June 6, 2011
Instructor is Michel Lessard. Minimum of 3 people, in canoes, maximum of 5 people, cost to members is $50 per person.
Grand River, Cambridge.
Judy Hodgson judyCanoe@hotmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Hayesville to Regional Rd 42 (Albert St), Plattsville
Jeri-Lynn Catton jlcatton.01@hotmail.com and Heather Landells

WWCC Flat Water Canoe Skills Night - Bow paddling, Thursday, June 9, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 8:30. Please arrive by 6:15 so we can start promptly at 6:30.
Each evening will include some time for instruction, some time for practice, and some time for socializing both on and off the water.
For WWCC members only.
Contact: Catherine Killen 519-821-2374, or ckillen1@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 11, 2011
Grand or Elora or Conestogo River
Moving or White Water
Hugh Carey 519-595-3989 or chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

MEC Paddlefest, Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011

Course is full
WWCC Solo Kayak Course, Monday, June 13, 2011
Instructor is Michel Lessard. Minimum of 3 people, in kayaks, maximum of 5 people, cost to members is $50 per person.
Grand River, Cambridge
Judy Hodgson judyCanoe@hotmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Regional Rd 42 (Albert St), Plattsville to Township Rd 12
Tom Harman 519-246-1861 or tom.harman@sympatico.ca

WWCC Flat Water Canoe Skills Night - Stern paddling, Thursday, June 16, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 8:30. Please arrive by 6:15 so we can start promptly at 6:30.
Meet at: Guelph Royal City Park at the intersection of the park road and McCrea Blvd.
Each evening will include some time for instruction, some time for practice, and some time for socializing both on and off the water.
For WWCC members only.
Contact: Catherine Killen 519-821-2374, or ckillen1@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saugeen River (Mulock Rd to Hanover)
Whitewater Class I
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Ayr to Drumbo Rd
Bill Mungall wmungall0809@rogers.com

Cancelled due to the weather and will be resceduled!
WWCC Flat Water Canoe Skills Night - Manoeuvring: Getting where you want to go, Thursday, June 23, 2011 Something for everyone. Fairly new to paddling? Looking to refine your flat water strokes? There's something for everyone at the WWCC FLAT WATER SKILLS NIGHTS. Catherine Killen, an experienced flat water canoe instructor and new WWCC member, is available to offer pointers and tips on 4 Thursday evenings in June.
Just sign up and arrive in good time with your safety gear and equipment (PFD, throw bag, paddle etc).
Each night will focus on a different skill but there is no need to attend each one. Just come when you can.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30. Please arrive by 6:15 so we can start promptly at 6:30.
Meet at: Guelph Royal City Park at the intersection of the park road and McCrea Blvd.
Each evening will include some time for instruction, some time for practice, and some time for socializing both on and off the water.
Don't have a boat? There may be a seat for you in someone else's boat or you can rent one at the BOATHOUSE (speedriverpaddling@hotmail.com) near the corner of the park road and Gordon St.
For WWCC members only.
Contact: Catherine Killen 519-821-2374, or ckillen1@gmail.com

Day of a Thousand Canoes, June 25, 2011
Grand River, Caledonia, York, Cayuga, Haldimand County, Ont.
A canoe festival along the Grand River for a day of fun, food and entertainment. For those who do not have a canoe, there are canoe rental services that will deliver and pick up the boats at the festival. Rain date is June 26.
Event Contact Info: blaine@1000canoes.com

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, June 26, 2011
National Canoe Day
Bring a picnic to enjoy in Royal City Park in Guelph at 5:30, followed at 6:30 by canoe games, geo-caching and a paddle on the Eramosa River.
Judy Hodgson judycanoe@hotmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Richwood (Township Road 5) to Township Road 2
Tom Harman 519-246-1861 or tom.harman@sympatico.ca

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, July 3, 2011
North Saugeen River (McCullough Lake to Grey Rd 3)
Moving Water
“Prettiest river in Southern Ontario.”
Meet at McCullough Lake on East Park Road at 9 am.
Peter Hafemann 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 5, 2010
Grand River, Freeport to Blair (Cambridge)
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com, Judi Thompson, and Ruth Henricks

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, July 9, 2011
Grand or Elora or Conestogo River
Moving or White Water
Hugh Carey 519-595-3989 or chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Rd 11 To Ayr      
Start location: Twp Rd. 11, 0.4 km West of the Trussler Rd bridge over Highway 401. Finish at Stanley St in Ayr.
This will be a short paddle of 6.3 km. There will likely be some walking but we have been saying that for most paddles and the water level has been ok.
Tom Harman 519-332-7690 or tomharman@autotube.com

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saugeen River (Walkerton to 2nd bridge)
Whitewater Class I
Meet at Lobes Park in Walkerton at 8:30 am.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Due to low water levels on the Nith, we are amending the paddle location to the Grand.
Grand River, Petro-Canada* (Cambridge) to Glen Morris
Petra Suffling, 519-742-4577, or Petrasuffling@mail.com
* the former GTO gas station on Hwy 24 is now Petro-Canada

River Restoration Fundraiser Dinners: Creemore Springs & The Neighbourhood Group, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Woolwich Arms Pub Guelph        519-836-2975
Borealis Grille & Bar Guelph    519-265-9007
Borealis Grille & Bar  Kitchener        519-219-9007
Cost:  60.00 plus tip. Includes 4 course dinner and Creemore Springs Ale
Prize:  One Evergreen canoe will be given away at each location.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 2011
Saugeen River, Walkerton to Paisley (Overnight camping at McBeath C.A.)
Meet in Lobes Park, off Young Street North, Walkerton at 8am  Saturday morning.
Saturday - Walkerton to McBeath (6 to 7 hours) and overnight in McBeath C.A.
Sunday - McBeath to Paisley (about 2 hours).
For information see www.svca.on.ca as some sections contain rapids, large rocks and flood debris. Moving water skills are recommended.
Warren Brandes at warrenbrandes@yahoo.ca (preferred), or 519-993-9603

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Nith River end to end
Exploratory
Township Rd 12 to Township Rd 11
Total distance will be approximately 8.1 km. Water will be low so expect to walk.
Tom Harman 519-246-1861 or tom.harman@sympatico.ca

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Victoria St to Freeport
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com, Judi Thompson, and Ruth Henricks

Paddle with the Poets, Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Grand River
West Montrose Kissing Bridge

Paddle with the Poets, Sunday, Aug 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Grand River
Waterloo Region Museum in the Christie Theatre
Joining in are The Good Hearted Women Singers and author, Roy Lewis

Paddle with the Poets Day!, Monday, Aug 8, 2011
Meet at Bingemans Camping at 10am
Reading 12:30pm  at Canoeing the Grand picnic area
Ending the day at Riverbluffs Park, Cambridge
Canoe rentals are available through Treks in the Wild (www.treksinthewild.com)
or Canoeing the Grand (www.canoeingthegrand.com)

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Kaufman Flats to Victoria St
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com, and Paul Kostiuk

Paddle with the Poets, Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Cambridge at O'Keefe Cottage Café & Ice Cream Parlour
Joining in is author, Antonio Michael Downing

Paddle with the Poets, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Paris at Brown Dog Café

Paddle with the Poets, Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Brantford at Brantford Arts Block
Joining in is John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of Brantford and Norfolk County

Paddle with the Poets, Friday, Aug 12, 2011
Campfire Reading at Brant Conservation Area Pavilion

Paddle with the Poets, Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Six Nations of the Grand River Territory at Chiefswood National Historic Site

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Glen Morris to Paris
Moving Water
Paul Kostiuk 519-579-3564 or pkostiuk@gmail.com, and Judi Thompson

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Blair to Riverbluff Park (Cambridge)
Petra Suffling, 519-742-4577, or Petrasuffling@mail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Eramosa River in Guelph starting at the Royal City Park.
Paddle is being led Jeri-Lynn Catton, Ruth Henricks and Judi Thompson.
For more information contact Jeri-Lynn Catton at  

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday September 6, 2011
Shade's Mills Conservation Area
Flat Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com, Judi Thompson, and Ruth Henricks

WWCC Full Moon Paddle, Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Eramosa River in Guelph, starting at the Royal City Park. Please meet at the Park at 7:00, to be on the water by 7:30.
Jeri-Lynn Catton jlcatton.01@hotmail.com

ORCKA Rendezvous Weekend and Annual General Meeting, September 16th, 17th and 18th, 2011
YMCA Camp Pinecrest, Torrance, Ontario (near Gravenhurst)
A chance to meet paddling enthusiasts, learn a little, have fun on the water, and be a part of the decision making of our Association.
Note: Accommodation is in cabins with bunks so remember to bring your sleeping bag.
For more information, contact the ORCKA office by email at info@orcka.ca or by phone at 416-426-7016.

Swift Canoe Fall Sale, Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Swift Canoe and Kayak will bring canoes and kayaks for sale at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Purchasers can try out a boat before they purchase it.

WWCC Paddle (Rain or Shine), Saturday, September 17, 2011
Part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Speed River (Edinburgh Rd S to Niska Rd, shown by red dots on map)
Meeting Time and Location: 10:00 am at Silvercreek Park in Guelph, just south of the Wellington/Edinburgh intersection, on the west side of Edinburgh and the north side of the Speed River. The entrance is off Edinburgh between the bridge and Wellington Rd.
Paul Kostiuk 519-579-3564, or pkostiuk@gmail.com

Adventure Guide Rental Sale, Saturday, September 17
Here's your chance to get a great deal on that tent, pack, boat, paddling accessory or any other rental gear you enjoyed earlier in the season.
For more information, call 519-886-3121 or email info@advguide.com.
In front of the new store, rain or shine: Adventure Guide Inc, 225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener, Ontario

Bondi Weekend Friday September 23rd to Sunday 25th.
Plan to join us for our annual fall weekend at Bondi Village Resort, located in beautiful canoeing and hiking country in the Lake of Bays area, near Algonquin Park. Good company, beautiful surroundings, great canoeing and hiking, and comfortable accommodations for $155 pp.
Please see the two attachments for information and booking.
Further questions: please contact petrasuffling@mail.com or call Petra at 519 742 4577.

For more information, see BONDI INFO.doc, and BONDI REG.doc.

World Rivers Day, Sunday, September 25, 2011
Every year, on the last Sunday in September, in more than 60 countries around the world, cities and towns will be holding events to celebrate the world’s waterways and highlight the need to better care for our freshwater resources. And just think, it all began in British Columbia seven years ago. Events can range from riverside clean-ups and habitat restoration, to school projects, music festivals, or parades. Find out what events are going on in your area and lend a hand in support of our rivers.

Rivers day with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Sunday, September 25 from 11:30 am to approximately 4:00 pm
In celebration of World Rivers Day, and to launch the fifth and final segment of the Great River Project, Ottawa Riverkeeper invites you to attend and participate in Paddles Up! With Ottawa Riverkeeper, on Victoria Island in Ottawa. The event will begin at the Aboriginal Experiences site on the island.

Northumberland County Forest Guided Hike, September 25, 2011
Take a free guided hike on the 9km portion of the picturesque trail sponsored by Trails Open. There will be colourful commentary and leadership provided by Pine Ridge Hiking Club and Northumberland County. Bring along food and beverage for an après hike lunch.
Contact Bob Short at 905.885.1420 or mb.short@sympatico.ca.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, October 1, 2011
Beaver River
Moving Water
Nick Wagner 519-744-0980

WWCC Annual General Meeting, Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7 pm
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Spirit Walk - Brantford - Saturday, October 29, 2011
Come to the Apps' Mill Nature Centre and learn about the mills exciting history and meet some ghostly apparitions from days gone by during this guided hike. 7-9pm. Cost is $5.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday Nov 10, (date changed from Nov. 3), 2011 at 7 pm
Ron Beal is presenting the four-week trip on the Horton River, in the Northwest Territories, a group of club members took this summer.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Reel Paddling Film Festival, Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Centre Wellington DHS Aboriginal Program: A Fundraiser
E.L. Fox Auditorium, J.F. Ross C.V.I.
21 Meyer Dr, Guelph, ON, N1E 4H1
Tickets: $10 advance and $15 @ the door
Available @ 1 866 500-6652 or http://www.ralphbasset.com
see also http://homer.ugdsb.on.ca/cwdhs/
For information: Jack Frimeth @ 519 843-2599 ext 522, email: jfrimeth@hotmail.com

The Best Dam Tour, Sunday, November 13, 2011
Guelph Lake Nature Centre 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join the Grand River Conservation Authority for a tour of the Guelph Lake Dam, and learn about flood control, the production of hydro electric power, and how the dam helps to maintain water levels in the Grand River watershed. Cost is $5 per person. Call 519-836-7096 to pre-register.

Into The Arctic: Part II, Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Meet the painter/filmmaker adventurer Cort Trepanier at the screening! INTO THE ARCTIC II, is a docu-feature film, following Cory on his brutal path of artistic discovery. In his most grueling and ambitious film to date, Cory encounters Arctic wolves and polar bears.
Princess Cinemas
6 Princess St W, Waterloo

Lost! - Waterloo - Sunday, November 20, 2011
Join the Grand River Conservation Authority at the Laurel Creek Nature Centre and learn how to use a compass and GPS before being sent out to test your navigational skills. Time: 2-4pm. Cost: $45 per person.

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop - Hockley Valley (near Orangeville) - Saturday and Sunday, November 26-27, 2011
Take in this Earth Tracks workshop where you will learn to make many herbal remedies for a first aid kit. Step by step instruction on making salves, balms and tinctures.

WWCC Annual Christmas Social, Thursday Dec 8, (date changed from Dec. 1), 2011 at 7 pm
Come out and join canoe club friends to reminisce, laugh over tales of the year gone by, or help plan some winter outings. Please invite former members who you may know to join us.
Attention shutterbugs! Don’t forget to bring your printed 4 x 6 paddling-related photos as well as any pictures that you would like to share for our photo contest. Judging will take place during the evening and there will be a first, second and third prize for the best photos. Only stipulation is that they must be paddling related-whether it is a canoe, a heron or a river sunset. Winning photographers will receive a prize and may have their photo published in the newsletter or posted to our club website.
It wouldn’t be the festive time of the year without food! Bring along a snack, finger food or a plate of seasonal goodies to share. Don’t forget your plate, cup and utensils.
Wing 404 (click to see map)
510 Dutton Drive
Waterloo

Christmas Bird Count, Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Participate in the oldest citizen science program in North America by determining what birds spend the winter in Killarney Provincial Park as part of the Christmas Bird Count. Meet at the park research building - sunrise to sunset - potluck dinner to follow.

Winter Solstice Celebration, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join the Grand River Conservation Authority for a celebration of the shortest night of the year. We will go for an evening hike, sit around the campfire and do some star gazing if weather conditions permit. Bring a mug for hot chocolate. Cost is $5 per person. Call 519-836-7096 to pre-register.