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Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
To take full advantage of the hour, you should arrive 15-30 minutes early so you can wash any road dirt off your boat, and change into clothes appropriate for the pool. There is a gated patio off the pool parking lot that we will use as the entrance to the pool deck with the boats. The staff will have the gate open at 7:15pm so the boats can be dropped off and cleaned if needed. Participants can then get changed into bathing suits, PFDs and shoes.
At the end of the pool time participants have 30 minutes to change, gather their boats and head out. There is no storage space for boats at the school.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.35 per visit.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Staying warm while winter camping
Come hear Ashley Davis-Annett from Adventure Guide share winter camping tips and highlight some new gear.
Don McMurty will detail his March 2010 four night trip in sunny, frozen Killarney, and James Gjesing will share winter paddling tips.
Gear exchange/sale: Bring along any unwanted gear to sell/trade.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Paddling the Missinaibi River
Erin Pehar & Matt Howell of Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

WWCC Paddle The Pool!, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Bring your canoe or kayak to the pool to work with other WWCC members on your paddling skills. Practice bow-over-bow rescues, and learn the value of flotation bags in canoes and kayaks. If you have been working on your kayak roll, a swimming pool is an ideal place to practice.
If these sessions become popular the pool management may be able to add additional dates.
To take full advantage of the hour, you should arrive 15-30 minutes early so you can wash any road dirt off your boat, and change into clothes appropriate for the pool. There is a gated patio off the pool parking lot that we will use as the entrance to the pool deck with the boats. The staff will have the gate open at 7:15pm so the boats can be dropped off and cleaned if needed. Participants can then get changed into bathing suits, PFDs and shoes.
At the end of the pool time participants have 30 minutes to change, gather their boats and head out. There is no storage space for boats at the school.
Thanks to Nick Wagner for coordinating.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

GRCA Bigfoot Lives!, Sunday, January 13, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Guelph Lake Nature Centre
Join us for an afternoon of snowshoe fun. We will provide the snowshoes (kid sizes as well as adult) and a quick lesson. During our hike, or if snow conditions do not permit snowshoeing, we will practice our tracking skills.
The cost is $5 for children under 18 years old, $10 for adults and $25 for a family of four. Those 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Snowshoes are limited so please call the Nature Centre at 519-836-7860 to reserve space.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, January 13, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Sunday, January 13, 7:30pm, and Monday, January 14, 2013,  7:00pm
University of Waterloo, Humanities Theater
The two evenings will showcase different films, so be sure to catch them both!
Tickets are $16 (tax included) and are available now at Adventure Guide and the Humanities Theatre box office.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:00 pm
The Wabakimi Project - “Uncle” Phil Cotton
The Project is fast closing in on its goal to map all of the canoe routes that lie in Northwestern Ontario within Wabakimi Provincial Park.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com. Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Big Water: Paddling Georgian Bay & Lake Superior
Kas Stone
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, January 27, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, February 3, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, and therefore we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:00 pm
Around the World Family Travel - Karl and Mira Schuett
In 2011, these adventurous parents put their careers on hold, sold their home, packed their bags, and along with their 3 year old son they set off on a nine month long trip around the world.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com. Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
David Wells from Naturally Superior Adventures will talk about paddling the ‘big lake’ and some of the smaller lakes and rivers in the area.
Gear exchange/sale: Bring along any unwanted gear to sell/trade.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Sahtu Rivers of the Northwest Territories
Allan Pace of Canoe North Adventures
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

Bondi Weekend, Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
Plan to join us for our great getaway weekend to beat the February blahs. We stay at Bondi Village Resort, located in the midst of great skiing and snowshoeing country in the Lake of Bays, east of Hunstville, close to Algonquin Park, Arrowhead Park and the Frost Centre. Good company, great trails, beautiful surroundings and comfortable accommodations. For more details please see the attachments. Cost is $158 per person.
Contact Petra at petrasuffling@mail.com), or 519-742-4577, to have your name put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.
More information on the Bondi page, or click winter information and Registration form.

WWCC Paddle The Pool!, Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Bring your canoe or kayak to the pool to work other WWCC members on your paddling skills. Practice bow-over-bow rescues, and learn the value of flotation bags in canoes and kayaks. If you have been working on your kayak roll, a swimming pool is an ideal place to practice.
Thanks to Nick Wagner for coordinating.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
To take full advantage of the hour, you should arrive 15-30 minutes early so you can wash any road dirt off your boat, and change into clothes appropriate for the pool. There is a gated patio off the pool parking lot that we will use as the entrance to the pool deck with the boats. The staff will have the gate open at 7:15pm so the boats can be dropped off and cleaned if needed. Participants can then get changed into bathing suits, PFDs and shoes.
At the end of the pool time participants have 30 minutes to change, gather their boats and head out. There is no storage space for boats at the school.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

GRCA The Return of Bigfoot, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 2:00 - 4: 00pm
Guelph Lake Nature Centre
This is your last chance to strap on snowshoes and join us for an afternoon of great family fun. The cost is $5 for children under 18 years old, $10 for adults and $25 for a family of four. Those 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Remember that snowshoes are limited so please call the Nature Centre at 519-836-7860 to reserve space.

Wilderness Canoe Symposium, Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monarch Park Collegiate, 1 Hanson St. Toronto

Killarney Provincial Park Winter Activity Weekend - Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2013
Join Friends of Killarney and discover the winter beauty of Killarney Provincial Park. Glide along the 30km of cross country ski trails or join one of the guided snowshoe hikes. Evening activities include star-gazing at the Park observatory.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, February 17, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Outdoor Adventure Show, Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Explore Canada's largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations!
Print your $4 off admission coupon!
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario

Cancelled due to not enough participants registering!
Navigation 101 – Introduction to Navigation Clinic, Saturday, February 23, 2013
The clinic is designed for all outdoor enthusiasts, including canoers and kayakers, teaching basic map and compass skills in a 2-3 hour course held outside. Learn to read and understand maps, map legends and scales.  Basic compass skills will be introduced, for map orientation and introductory bearings. Preparatory route selection and relocation techniques will be covered.
The instructor is Patrick Saile of DontGetLost, which is a non-profit organization in business for over 45 years.
Location: Bechtel Park, Waterloo
Course fee: $25 per person
Contact: jancarolphotography@gmail.com

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Expedition Cycling - Ian Evans
Join us for an evening of adventure cycling in some of the world’s most out-there
places, including the Canadian Arctic and Iceland. Ian has just returned from cycling solo and unsupported across Australia and will share his experiences with slides and a selection of short movies from his trips.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com. Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Temagami’s Nastawgan: Travelways to a Journey Back in Time
Mike McIntosh of the Friends of Temagami
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Explore the Bruce Trail - Steve Hainsworth
Join adventure journalist Steve Hainsworth, author of Adventures With Bruce, for an 885 kilometre photo journey along Canada's oldest and longest footpath - The Bruce Trail.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com. Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

Wilderness Survival Skills, Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10am - 4pm
Presented by Conestoga College's Outdoor Recreation Department
Learn how to survive in the wilderness! Topics include survival preparedness, survival kits, proper gear and clothing, shelter/signal/fire construction. Course includes a weekend overnight survival simulation. WTI Certificate at completion.
Student Manual - $25 available for purchase in class.
Seminar:  March 9   Saturday   10am - 4pm
Weekend Trip: March 16/17 2013
Food/transportation to weekend site not included
Cost: $179.50
Enroll early if you're interested, or it will be cancelled if there are not enough registrants.

GRCA Hoot and Howl, Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Guelph Lake Nature Centre
This is a great way to spend an evening with your family. We will be going out on a night hike to look for owls and coyotes. There will be a short introductory slide show before we head out on the prowl. Please dress warmly.The cost is $5 for children under 18 years old and $10 for adults. Those 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call the Nature Centre at 519-836-7860 to reserve space.

WWCC Paddle The Pool!, Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Bring your canoe or kayak to the pool to work other WWCC members on your paddling skills. Practice bow-over-bow rescues, and learn the value of flotation bags in canoes and kayaks. If you have been working on your kayak roll, a swimming pool is an ideal place to practice.
Thanks to Nick Wagner for coordinating.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 10, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

WWCC Annual Chili Social & Trip Planning, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 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 (click to see map)
510 Dutton Drive, Waterloo

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Paddling Algonquin Provincial Park
Kevin Clute of the Friends of Algonquin Park
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm (noon)
Conestogo River
Glen Allan to Wallenstein, or if the river is fast, to Hawkesville Road.
Email Hugh Carey, chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com, or phone 519-664-0174 for confirmation.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00 pm
A Sea Kayaker’s Perspective - Dr. Scott Cunningham
Atlantic Canada has some of the most spectacular coastline in North America and is a world class paddling destination. Join Dr. Scott Cunningham in a virtual
journey that will reveal the biology, geology and human history of this novel environment from a unique perspective. We will visit the rugged islands of Nova
Scotia’s Atlantic archipelago, the Highlands of Cape Breton Island, the highest tides on earth in the Bay of Fundy, the sand beaches and salt marshes of P. E. I.,
and the fjords and icebergs of Newfoundland.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com.
Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

Nova Craft Canoe Guest Speaker Series, Thursday March 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer
Kevin Callan
471 Nightingale Avenue,
London, Ont
Please call 519-455-6252 to register

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, March 23, 2013
Conestogo River
Wallenstein to St. Jacobs, or maybe Three Bridges Road.
Email Hugh Carey, chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com, or phone 519-664-0174 to confirm you are coming.

Pool kayak rescue and rolling lessons, Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm, or 6:30 to 8:30pm
Wayne Gretzky Centre Pool, 254 North Park Street, Brantford, Ontario
Learn the basics of wet exits and simple rescues in a warm, stable environment.
Two sessions of 2 hours each. $120.00 each, or $200.00 for both.
Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
Contact info@ontarioseakayakcentre.com, or phone 705-771-9555

Earth Hour! Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Show your support for our planet and turn off your lights at home, unplug any non-essential electronic items, such as your TV, stereo, game system - even items such as your phone charger, kettle and toaster can be unplugged!

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, March 24, 2013
Bayfield River – Moving water, wet or dry suits must be worn.
Meet at put-in at 10:00.
Kevin Lamb, 519-579-5409 or kglamb@uwaterloo.ca

Reel Paddling Film Festival, Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm, 2013
Different two-hour programs will be offered at each show, so be sure to catch them all!
Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door
Princess Cinemas
6 Princess St W, Waterloo, 519-884-5112

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 24, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

WWCC Paddle, Friday, March 29, 2013
Mad River – Moving water, wet or dry suits must be worn.
Meet at put-in at 10:00.
Kevin Lamb, 519-579-5409 or kglamb@uwaterloo.ca

WWCC Paddle, Friday, March 29, 2013
Upper Grand River
Moving water. Cold water gear required.
Colbeck to Grand Valley
Contact Vanessa Hyland - vhyland@rogers.com - to confirm your participation and for more details.

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, March 31, 2013
Bayfield River
Moving water. Whitewater & cold water paddling experience and gear required.
Varna to Bayfield. Full day paddle.
Contact Vanessa Hyland - 519-821-5335.

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:00 pm
Painting the Wild - Bruce Herchenrader
Come join Canadian artist Bruce Herchenrader in a marvelous evening of storytelling and adventure as he shares his passion for the wilderness. He has been paddling and portaging wilderness areas for almost thirty years in search of places of  beauty to paint.
Adventure Guide
225 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
Please reserve a seat by calling 519-886-3121 or email us at info@advguide.com.
Only 30 seats are available for presentations.
Voluntary donations at the door for KidsAbility will be accepted.

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Frank De Jong, Jim Stover and Tove Christensen will be speaking about their trip down the Atawapiskat River in 2012 from Pickle Lake to James Bay. Frank has been canoeing for 30 years, and during the last four years has started doing multi-week trips in northern Ontario. This summer's trip will be the Pipestone-Winisk to Hudson's Bay.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Cottage Life Show, Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2013
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road (at Derry Rd.)
Mississauga, Ontario

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 6, 2013
Maitland River
Moving Water
Brussels to Wingham
Hugh Carey, chicopeesnowshoe@yahoo.com

ORCKA's Annual Spring Seminar - The Joy of Paddling, Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
This seminar is for canoeists and kayakers with a variety of levels of paddling experience. Take part in presentations and workshops from some of the best canoeists and kayakers in Ontario. Learn all the ins and outs of tripping from trippers who have first-hand knowledge and experience, and who love to share it! Bring your questions and your own experiences to add to the discussion.
Open to all ORCKA members and the general public. Non-members should contact the ORCKA Office at  info@orcka.ca.
Mono Community Centre
754483 Mono Centre Road, Mono, Ontario

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 6, or Sunday, April 7, 2013
Mad River (above Creemore to Glencairn)
Whitewater, Class 2-3 with very fast and tight channels.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10:00 am
Speed River
Exploratory; Moving Water
From 3rd Line, Eramosa to Guelph Lake; conditional on water flow.
Meet 10:00 a.m. at put-in: http://goo.gl/maps/nYofl
Vanessa Hyland, vhyland@rogers.com

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Tickets completely sold out!
Kitchener - Waterloo Canoe Symposium, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:00 am to 3:30pm
The 2nd Annual KW Canoe Symposium! We have an exciting line-up of speakers who will be sharing their experiences with you, just in time for the start of the 2013 canoeing season.
Tickets are $12.
Princess Twin Cinema
46 King St N, Waterloo, Ontario

WWCC Paddle The Pool!, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Bring your canoe or kayak to the pool to work other WWCC members on your paddling skills. Practice bow-over-bow rescues, and learn the value of flotation bags in canoes and kayaks. If you have been working on your kayak roll, a swimming pool is an ideal place to practice.
Thanks to Nick Wagner for coordinating.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mad River
Whitewater, Class 2-3 with very fast and tight channels.
Cold water gear required.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Paddle The Pool!, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30pm
Work on your kayaking skills (no canoes) this winter.
This time is not specifically for WWCC members, so we can expect to meet other local kayaking enthusiasts.
Cameron Heights Pool, at Cameron Heights High School, 301 Charles St. East, Kitchener.
The cost is $10.70 per visit.

Adventure Guide Armchair Series, Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Quest for Wilderness - Kevin Callan
Kevin's film on paddling Quetico Provincial Park - Quest for Wilderness - is finally out and he'll be here to show scenes and bloopers from it. He'll also share stories, film and pictures from his paddling adventures this past season. Don't miss it. Trips include a lost route through Temagami's Chiniguichi system, down the upper Ottawa from Lake Timiskaming and a family trip across the north end of Scotland.
Tickets are $5 each (this money goes directly to KidsAbility).
Princess Twin Cinema, 46 King St N  Waterloo, 519-885-2950

Postponed to a later date
WWCC Paddle, Saturday, April 20, 2013
Little Maitland or Middle Maitland River
Moving water, Class 1 through pastures and woodlands.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Introduction to Backcountry Canoe Camping Skills Workshop, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Treks in the Wild presents a free, 2 hour introductory workshop on backcountry canoe tripping skills as a primer to get you started planning your own multi-day adventures.
Click to download PDF with detailed information.
Space is limited and you MUST PRE-REGISTER.
Please call 1-888-292-1288 or email info@treksinthewild.com to register in advance.
Location: HandCrafted Canoes - 2067 Victoria St N, Breslau, Ontario

Earth Week, Tuesday, April 16 – Monday, April 22, 2013
Earth Week is a time to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment, sustainable living and earth awareness. Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.
Many people take part in activities to aid the environment by cleaning up company property at work, the surrounding park areas, or areas near their homes, and many other activities.

Location changed due to low water level
WWCC Paddle, Sunday, April 28, 2013
Eramosa River, Everton to just below Eden Mills
Moving water, with a few short class 2 sections. There are three easy portages through the Rockwood Conservation Area, of 270, 80 and 85 metres, and 85 m in Eden Mills. About 5 hours of paddling/portaging time. And we will spend a bit more time clearing a way past the odd log or fallen tree as we go. Highly scenic and "adventuresome" route, with cliffs, swamps, rapids and some very tight spots.
Bill Mungall, wmungall0809@rogers.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Blair to Riverbluffs, (click to see map)
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
6 kayaks and 5 canoes (3 tandem, 1 solo and one with 3 people). 3 people were non-members. Flow: about 40, which was a perfect and we were finished too quickly. It was a gorgeous evening, with a bit of a headwind, some geese on nests and most excitingly, a huge bald eagle sitting in a tree, just letting people take pictures.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 4 2013CHANGE IN LOCATION PLEASE NOTE!
River levels are below optimal for the Saugeen headwaters trip 
scheduled for this weekend, so instead it will be a trip down the Nine 
Mile River to Port Albert. The Nine Mile has fast, 
tight channels with Class 2 rapids and outstanding scenery through 
narrow valleys.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Introduction to Backcountry Canoe Camping Skills Workshop, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Treks in the Wild presents a free, 2 hour introductory workshop on backcountry canoe tripping skills as a primer to get you started planning your own multi-day adventures.
Click to download PDF with detailed information.
Space is limited and you MUST PRE-REGISTER.
Please call 1-888-292-1288 or email info@treksinthewild.com to register in advance.
Location: Treks in the Wild - Syl Apps Community Center, 51 William Street, Paris, Ontario

WCA Paddle The Don River, Sunday, May 5, 2013
Join the Wilderness Canoe Association for the 20th annual Manulife Paddle the Don River day. This half a day paddle starts at Ernest Thompson Seton Park (enter via Wilket Creek Park on the west side of Leslie Street, north of Eglinton Ave East) and winds its way south for about 10.5 km to the Keating Channel at Lake Ontario. Members of the WCA will be helping out as volunteer weir watchers along the way. The river is flooded for this event so there will be moving water, swifts and rapids.
Gary James,  416-512-6690 or gary.james@sympatico.ca

Put-in location changed
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Kaufman Flats to Victoria St
Moving Water
WWCC members can rent canoes or kayaks for Tuesday paddles at a very reasonable cost from Canoeing the Grand. See the Canoe Rental page for details.
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
19 people in 11 kayaks and 4 canoes.  There was mostly a good flow of water, about 13 at Bridgeport, with some scraping.  Saw a bird (osprey?) carrying his prized plastic bag and  a heron. A few bugs out, but mostly not biting yet.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 11, 2013
Minesing Swamp, Nottawasaga River
Quiet Water
Jim Mark jim.mark@gmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Petro Canada (formerly the GTO) to Glen Morris
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
7 people in 3 kayaks and 2 canoes.  Flow was good at about 25. Saw 8 deer, at least 5 herons, and a young bald eagle at the take-out. Bugs were out, but not biting yet.
 
Registration now closed for this course
WWCC Flat water kayak course
, Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00am - 12:00 noon
Instructor: Jeff Kittmer from Wolfden Expeditions
Prerequisites: bring a kayak, and the required paddling safety gear (throw rope, bailer, Fox 40 whistle, PFD).
Date: May 18, 2013
Location: Shade's Mills Conservation Area.
Cost: $75/person, plus admission to the Conservation Area.
Please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com to register.

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, (2 day trip) 2013
Mississauga River
Allan Bunn, asb1959@hotmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, May 18, or Sunday, May 19, 2013
Teeswater River
Whitewater, Class 1-2 swamp or tight channels with timber hazards.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Palmer River Festival, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, (Victoria Day Weekend) 2013
Palmer River Fest is a unique and accessible paddling festival at Palmer Rapids, hosted by Paddler Co-op. This is an event for all paddlers—canoe and kayak, new paddlers, experienced boaters and everyone in between.
Click here for more information.
 
CANCELLED
WWCC Flat water (Tandem) canoe course
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6-8:30 pm
Instructor: Jack Frimeth
Prerequisites: canoe and the required paddling safety gear (throw rope, bailer, Fox 40 whistle, PFD), please find a canoe partner if you can.
Date: Wednesday May 29th from 6-8:30 PM
Location: the small pond located at the Victoria St put in, by the pump house on the left hand side of road when travelling to Guleph, just before turn off for Breslau
Cost: $25/person or $50/boat
Please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com to register.

Cancelled
WWCC Moving water kayak course
, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013, 9:00am - 12:00 noon each day
**(rain dates Monday June 3 and Tuesday June 4th from 9:00 AM-12 noon each day)**
Instructor: Michel Lessard
Prerequisites: Have taken a beginner/flat water kayak course
Location: Grand River
Cost: $75 per person
Please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com to register.

Cancelled due to severe thunderstorm warning and heavy rain
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm
West Montrose to Kaufman Flats
Moving Water
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564

Cancelled due to thunderstorms and heavy rain
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm
West Montrose to Kaufman Flats
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
 
Handcraftedcanoes Open House, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bring your family out to try quality crafted Canoes
Private canoe lessons with ORCKA Instructor Erla McCaig. Limited space, so email erla@handcraftedcanoes.com to book yours.
Meet the Treks in the Wild team, learn primitive fire starting
Learn how to repair your old canoe with tips from master canoe builder James Gjesing @1:00pm
2067 Victoria St N, Breslau, Ontario 519-648-9808
Click for brochure with more information

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 1, or Sunday, June 2, 2013
South Saugeen River (Ayton – Hanover)
Whitewater, Class 2-3 with timber hazards and constricted rapids.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net
 
CANCELLED WWCC Moving water (Tandem) canoe course, Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2013 9 AM- 1 PM each day
**(rain dates Monday June 17 and Tues June 18, 9AM- 1PM)**
Instructor: Michel Lessard
Prerequisites: have taken a beginner canoe course, very familiar with canoe strokes, bring a canoe and the required paddling safety gear ( throw rope, bailer, Fox 40 whistle, PFD), please find a canoe partner if you can
Location: Either on the Nith River or the Grand River, to be determined closer to the course date.
Cost: $70/person or $140/boat.
Please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com to register.

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Victoria St to Freeport
Moving Water
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564
21 people in 11 kayaks and 5 canoes.  Flow was very good at about 60 at Victoria St, so the paddle only took a little over 1 hr. Bugs were out in swarms in a few locations.

WWCC Club Social & Paddle, Saturday June 8, 2013 2-6pm
Come out for an afternoon with the club for paddling (and hiking, painting, photography), on the Eramosa River in beautiful Rockwood Conservation Area, (click to see map)
Bring your meal and charcoal for the BBQ grills, and your lawn chairs and paddling gear. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Contact Patty Lynes, plynes@gspgroup.ca, 519-654-2519
Click for poster with more information

MEC Paddlefest, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013
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.
Sunnyside Park, Toronto

Two Rivers Festival, Sunday, June 9 to Sunday, 16, 2013
Various Locations in Guelph
Come celebrate the Speed and Eramosa Rivers which join together in Guelph, Ontario. The festival celebrates the uniqueness of the river and the inspiration they provide.

WWCC Paddle and Paddle with the Poets, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Two Rivers Festival paddle in Guelph
Start at Eramosa River, Gow’s Bridge, Royal City Park
Meet at Royal City Park with your canoe or kayak. Or, to rent a boat email speedriverpaddling@hotmail.com to make pre-arrangements for this event only. Individual reservations are not normally available. Canoes are $12/hr. ($25 max. charge) and kayaks are $10/hr ($20 max).
We will Join Paddle with the Poets to put in at Gow’s Bridge and head upstream past the Boathouse towards Victoria Road. We will stop along the way to hear poems and music from Fish Quill Poetry Boat from Montreal. They paddle the Grand River each year.
WWCC members can contact Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com, for a place in a canoe.
2 Rivers Festival contact jbaine@sentex.net

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sauble River (Tara – Hepworth Rd)
Moving water, Class 1 with a few dams and easy rapids.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

Cancelled
WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 15, 2013
Upper South Saugeen River
Moving water
Bill Mungall, wmungall0809@rogers.com

National Paddling Week, Wednesday, June 15 to 23, 2013
This week has been created to boost awareness of our national paddling sports, craft, and heritage! Our goal is to get as many Canadians in the water and counted during this week to show our national commitment to wellness and awareness of the benefits of paddling!

WWCC Canoe Safety Peer Session, Sunday, June 16, 2013
Elora (Upper pool)
We had fun during winter in the pool. The intention is to continue with the fun, but do it on the river.
Click for detailed information.
Nick Wagner, nickwagner@rogers.com, 519-744-0980

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Petro Canada (formerly the GTO) to Glen Morris
Moving Water
Judi Thompson, judi.thompson@rogers.com

Day of A Thousand Canoes, Friday, June 21, 2013 8 am - dusk
Grand River Caledonia to Cayuga
The event begins at the Caledonia Fairgrounds and travels down the Grand River with a stop in York ON and finishes off in Cayuga, ON 18km down the river. Caledonia is located on hwy #6 between Hamilton and Port Dover.
151 Caithness St E., Caledonia, ON
$15- $40/person, 500+ participants
Hosted By AKA:WE Canoe Club - Grand River Events and Festival
Contact Shane Carmichael, shane@1000canoes.com

WWCC 'A Bit Faster' Moving water (Tandem) canoe course, Saturday, June 22 (all day) and Sunday, June 23 (1/2 day) 2013
Instructor: Michel Lessard
Prerequisites: Have taken both a beginner and an intermediate canoe course
Location: Saugeen River
Cost: $280 per boat, or $140 per person, for the two days
Please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com to register.

MEC Paddlefest, Saturday, June 23, 2013
A celebration of all things paddlesport related. Whether you’re a beginner who’s never been in a boat, or an expert paddler looking to fine-tune your skills, there are plenty of learning opportunities both on water, and on land
Christie Lake Conservation, 1000 Hwy 5 W, Dundas, Ont

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm
West Montrose to Kaufman
Moving Water
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564

WWCC Paddle, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
National Canoe Day
Celebrate National Canoe Day on the Speed and Eramosa Rivers. Bring your canoe or kayak to the put-in at Royal City Park near McCrae Boulevard at 5:30, or rent a boat at the Boathouse kiosk off of Gordon Street and join the group. The group will paddle to Victoria Road and return by about 9 p.m. (Click to see map.)
We'll go for ice cream afterwards.
Moving Water
Guelph contact: Joanne Gale, jgale400@hotmail.com
Kitchener-Waterloo contact: Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, June 29, or Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saugeen River (Mulock Road to Hanover)
Whitewater, Class 1-2 with some timber hazards and great swimming.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Monday, July 1, 2013
North Saugeen River
Moving water
Vanessa Hyland, vhyland@rogers.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Freeport to Blair
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com

Antique/Classic Boat Show, Saturday, July 6, 2013
Gravenhurst docks
Featuring racing boats of the past.

Thunderhouse Falls Fly Out, Saturday, July 6 to Saturday, July 13, 2013
Brunswick Bridge to Thunderhouse Falls on the Missinaibi River with Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters.
Click here for trip details.
NOTE: Trip participants must arrive on the evening of July 5th
Call toll free 855-226-6366, or email trips@missinaibi.com.

CHANGE OF PLANS!
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Because of high water levels on the Conestoga River, this is the new plan, a message from Bill and please let him know if you are coming out:
I am instead substituting for tomorrow the Eramosa River, from Everton to Rockwood. This is now in Springtime Flood mode, with a clearer channel, if requiring some modest ability to handle moving water of Class 1-2 in some places. Mixture of cliffs, swamp, tight channels and a half hour of rapids. Meet in Everton at 6:15 for the shuttle. A 100 metre portage to the put-in, behind the red mill. Everton is 15 minutes east of Guelph, just south of Highway 124, on Wellington Road 49. Paddling time is about an hour and 50 minutes to Rockwood.
Hope some of you can manage this change up, and will take advantage of this exceedingly rare delight of being able to run this most scenic section of the Eramosa in the summertime!
Bill Mungall, wmungall0809@rogers.com

Lower Missinaibi River - Journey to the Northern Sky, Saturday, July 13 to Monday, July 22, 2013
With Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters.
Click here for trip details.
Call toll free 855-226-6366, or email trips@missinaibi.com.

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Nith River, New Hamburg to Haysville
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
 
Spaces still available!
WWCC Poling workshop, Saturday, July 20, 2013
Instructor: Steven Coutts
Prerequisites: Helmet, running shoes, an ability to solo paddle a canoe.
Location: Speed River.
Cost: It's free! Poles provided very generously by Steven.
For answers to your questions or to register, please contact Heather at wwccactivities@hotmail.com.

Location changed due to low water level on the Nith
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Grand River,  Glen Morris to Paris
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Moving Water
Grand River, Blair to Petro Canada (formerly the GTO) in Cambridge.
After Riverbluffs Park, there is a portage around the Park Hill Dam, then a short paddle through scenic downtown Galt. (Click to see map.)
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, August 3, or Sunday, August 4, or Monday, August 5, 2013
Saugeen River (Walkerton – 2nd bridge)
Moving water, Class 1 easy rapids and fabulous scenery.
Will be decided by whichever day has the best forecast.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Moving Water
Grand River, Kaufman to Victoria St.
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564
16 people in 10 kayaks and 3 canoes. Flow was very good at about 60 at Bridgeport, so the paddle only took about 1.5 hr. We were able to go around islands where it has always been too shallow previously. No bugs, and very comfortable temperature.

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Speed River, Niska Road (Guelph) to Blackbridge Road (Cambridge)
Moving water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
14 people in 3 tandem canoes and 8 kayaks. The water level was a bit low (3cm at Road 32), especially for the canoes.  Other than a trailer park and quite a bit of garbage, the scenery was interesting.  We saw an egret, 3 mergansers and passed by a stinky dead beaver.

WWCC Paddle, Friday, August 16, 2013
Nottawasaga River (Edenvale – Klondike Park)
Moving water, Class 1 through scenic dunes and swamp.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, August 17, 2013
Luther Marsh, 34642 East Luther Sideroad 21/22, RR 2, Grand Valley, Ont
Flat water
Meet at the entrance parking lot at 10:00 am. No shuttle required as it will be a round trip.
Paddlers are required to fill out a trip permit on site. Park Entrance fee required.
Possible Hazard: High winds
Luther Lake is a man-made reservoir that provides flood protection during the spring and maintains base flows during the dry summer months. Luther Marsh is a provincially significant wetland complex, area of natural and scientific Interest, and an important bird area.
Contact Gary Johnston, gajohnston@golden.net

WWCC Full Moon Paddle, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Nith River, New Hamburg.
Flat water
We'll put in at William Scott Park, above the dam at New Hamburg, and paddle upstream, so we will not need to shuttle any cars, and the water level will be good.
Meet at 7:30, planning for a 7:45 start. Please remember to bring glow sticks to put on the ends of your boat.
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
23 people: 3 tandem canoes, 2 solo canoes and 15 kayaks. The sky was clear and the moon showed up before it got fully dark. Glow sticks were decorating our boats imaginatively.

WWCC Canoe Trip, Friday, August 23 to Monday, August 26, 2013
Barron River, Algonquin Park canoe trip
Moving water
12 people maximum, first come, first served as cheques for camping fees arrive!  The Barron River trip is quiet water but there is a possibility of moving water.
Roger Suffling, rcsuffli@uwaterloo.ca

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, August 24, or Sunday, August 25, 2013
North Saugeen River (McCullough Lake to Grey Rd 3)
Moving water, Class 1 “The prettiest little river in Southern Ontario”.
Peter Hafemann, 519-656-3456 or bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Glen Morris to Paris
Moving water
Paul Kostiuk, pkostiuk@gmail.com, or 519-579-3564
14 people in 8 kayaks and 3 tandem canoes. Flow was good at about 23 at Galt.

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, September 1, 2013
Erie Canal
Flat water
You MUST have a current passport because we will go across the U.S. border.
Map and guide: http://www.canals.ny.gov/maps/.
Vanessa Hyland, vhyland@rogers.com and Warren Brandes

WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Eramosa River
Flat water
Parking is at Royal City Park, in Guelph, whose entrance is on Gordon Street south of Wellington Street.  Put-in is at Gow Bridge (click to see map).
All interested people should email Joanne Gale, jgale400@hotmail.com
11 people, with four canoes and two kayaks. Everyone went for ice cream after the paddle. It was nice to see younger paddlers participating in our events.

Cancelled due to not enough participants registering!
This course is no longer a club sponsored course because of low turnout for it. If you would like to participate in the course, please contact Jeff at Wolfden Expeditions jeff@wolfdenexpeditions.ca as he is now running the course himself.
Kayak Rescue Course, Saturday September 7, 2013 from 1-3 PM, $60
People will need to be in reasonable physical condition.  People will need to be able to pull themselves out of the water and climb onto the back of their kayak while someone else stabilizes their kayak.The participants will need to bring a change of clothing or wear a swimsuit while participating in the course. Participants need to also bring the usual safety equipment: a bailer or pump, life jacket, extra paddle, throw rope, whistle. A paddle float is also needed.

Location changed due to sun setting earlier now
WWCC Paddle, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Grand River, Blair to Riverbluffs
Moving Water
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com

You can follow James' progress, starting Sat at 7:00 am, at
http://trackleaders.com/muskoka13i.php?name=HCC_TREKS

Muskoka River X, September 13 to 15, 2013
Huntsville, Ontario
The longest single-day expedition paddling race in the world. Not your traditional marathon paddling event, as participants paddle 128 km, with 19 portages, in under 24 hours, in wilderness tripping boats. (click to see map)
Includes solo, tandem, relay, canoe, kayak, and stand up paddleboard categories.
Registration is filled, but we can cheer on James Gjesing of HandCrafted Canoes who is entered in the solo category on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Heart Lake Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:00 am
A not-for-profit fund-raising event, hosted by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Teams are asked to fundraise a minimum of $800 for the entire boat which will go directly towards the naturalization and restoration work being done by TRCA within the Etobicoke and Mimico watersheds. Click to view a PDF with detailed information.

WWCC Paddle, Sunday, September 15, 2013
Toronto Islands
Moving water
Come and explore the Toronto Islands by canoe or kayak.  This outing is well suited to kayaks and tandem canoes. Solo canoes may find the open water and wind a real challenge. You can expect open water as we cross to the islands from Cherry Beach as well as some boat traffic. If the weather co-operates we will circumnavigate the islands; if the wind is strong, we will stay on sheltered side. There are lagoons to explore and the Toronto skyline to see from a completely different angle. Bring a picnic lunch and a bicycle-type lock so we can do some exploring on foot while leaving the boats securely locked together.
Meet at Cherry Beach (click to see map) in time to be on the water at 10:30 AM Sunday September 15.  No shuttle required. The last time Judy was there parking was free ... no guarantee that is still the case. The islands have public washrooms, restaurants, and beaches. Maybe a swim??? Who knows!
Contact Judy Hodgson at judycanoe@hotmail.com
We had 9 kayaks and 6 canoes. We paddled around the south side of the islands as far as the light house area, carried across to the lagoons and then meandered back towards the ferry dock at Ward's Island. From there we crossed the Eastern Channel back to Cherry Beach. There were many sail boats returning from a regatta as we crossed the channel, so the view included all the colourful sails. Following the day's paddle 14 of us went for dinner. A chilly day so no swimmers...maybe next year.

There are two openings for this weekend
Bondi Weekend Friday September 20th to Sunday 22nd, 2013
Plan to join us for our always-memorable fall weekend at Bondi Village Resort. Comfortable and spacious accommodations located in the beautiful Lake of Bays area, on a lake and with extensive hiking trails on site.
Half an hour's drive from Algonquin Park, Arrowhead Park and the Frost Centre. Guaranteed great canoeing, hiking and company. See attachments for details and registration - due July 15th. $166. Friday dinner at cost ($7) is available at 6 pm on the Friday.
Latecomers: waiting list for cancellations only.
Questions: petrasuffling@mail.com or call Petra at 519 742 4577.
For more information, see BONDI INFO.doc, and BONDI REG.doc.
We had 12 people for a weekend of beautiful fall colours, great company, and delicious food. On Saturday we paddled just over 21 km on the North Muskoka River in the rain, but the temperature was warm enough so nobody was cold. On Sunday, some did a short paddle on the Oxtongue River to the base of Marsh's Falls, while others hiked the trails at Bondi.

WWCC River Cleanup (Rain or Shine), Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
Part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
Speed River, (click to see map).
Moving Water
Meet 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.
This year again, Bill Mungall has very kindly agreed to let us use Royalex canoes from his rental business at the Boat House at Gordon St and the Speed River. If you would like to participate, but do not have a boat, or if you have a kevlar boat, please let Paul know asap, so he can make arrangements.
Paul Kostiuk 519-579-3564, or pkostiuk@gmail.com
14 people in 7 canoes and 1 kayak had a good but fast paddle, and even managed to pick up a little garbage along the way. The flow was 3 times summer normal from the heavy rain the previous weekend. Our usual lunch spot was under water and almost unrecognizable, so we only stopped at the last rapid, less than 1 km from the take-out. A group went to the Woolie after for a bite to eat.

WWCC-BCKC Paddle, Saturday September 28, 2013
Lake Simcoe from Barrie to Orillia by voyageur canoe
Flat water
We will be paddling about 45km with the Barrie Canoe & Kayak Club in two 25-foot voyageur-style canoes. Departure time is 9am from the BCKC; rain date is September 29.
Please contact Don McMurtry, at donmcmurtry@gmail.com, for details.

WWCC Annual General Meeting and Presentation night, Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 pm
Come out for the AGM, hear stories about trips club members took this summer, and socialise with friends you may not have seen recently.
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

WWCC Paddle, Saturday, October 5, 2013
Beaver River
Moving Water
Meet at the Kimberley General Store, 235304 Grey Rd, Kimberley, Ontario (click to see map).
Click to see a video about the store.
You can read Nick's informative and entertaining trip report of an earlier paddle in the Fall 2010 newsletter on page 5.
Jeri-Lynn Catton, jlcatton.01@hotmail.com
6 people in kayaks turned out in weather that threatened to rain, but didn't, and the sun peeked through several times. We paddled 24.4 km in 4 hours, with a leisurely lunch stop. Interesting maneuvering through the downed trees, and some of the swifts between #3 & #4 access points.
We also stopped at the Kimberly General Store in the morning for coffee and a buttertart, then on the way home stocked up on tasty sandwiches and pies.

WWCC Thanksgiving paddle on Maitland River, Monday, Oct 14, 2013, at 9:00 am
Last minute trip on the Middle Maitland, or upper Main Maitland River, on Thanksgiving Monday to enjoy the autumn colours and high water levels after the recent rains last week.
We plan to meet at the first bridge west of Brussels on Huron County Road 16 at 9 a.m. on Monday.
Anyone interested in joining us can reach Peter Hafemann by email at bluewater@kw.igs.net

WWCC Presentation night, Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Club members will give short presentations about a Spanish river trip, and videos of paddling the Elora Gorge.
Al Pace of Canoe North Adventures, "Is it time to let a guide plan your next trip?"
Resurrection Catholic Secondary School (click to see map)
Room 101 - 455 University Avenue West
Kitchener

Reel Paddling Film Festival, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Host: PADDLE (Paddle Against Diabetes Display Love for Earth)
Food concession, silent auction, vendors, displays.
Tickets are available at Adventure Guide (Waterloo), The Elora Gorge Cinema, The Bookshelf (Guelph) and Nova Craft (London), or purchased online.
Elora Gorge Cinema, 43 Mill St W, Elora, Ont
Jack Frimeth, j_frimeth@hotmail.com

WWCC Annual Christmas Social, Thursday, December 12, 2013 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 photo sharing site.
See the December Meeting Flyer for the photo competition rules!
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. Dcon’t forget your plate, cup and utensils.
Wing 404 (click to see map)
510 Dutton Drive
Waterloo

Killarney Christmas Bird Count, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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.
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