Flatwater

Minesing Wetland / Nottawasaga Part 2 of 2 - ADJUSTED!!

AS OF MAY 24, 2019
DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER AND CHANCES NOW AGAIN FOR THUNDERSTORMS THE TRIP ON SATURDAY MAY25TH IS CANCELLED

GARY IS WILLING TO DO IT ON SUNDAY MAY 25TH WITH EMMY. PLEASE NOTIFY BOTH OF US ASAP WITH YOUR INTENTIONS,
 EMAILS ARE SENT OUT TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

okay this is part 2. Nottawasaga River from Edenvale to Wasaga Beach I'm organizing this with Gary James, who has done this river portion last year. I will be organizing the paper work and team work. Easy flowing river, No rapids.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Edenvale to Wasaga Beach
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 15, 2019
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
All WCA Members and their friends and family
Maximum Group Size: 
the more the merrier
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

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

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

more to follow

Carpool Info: 

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

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

Harmony Creek/Lake Ontario, Oshawa

We will be exploring Harmony Creek/McLaughlin Bay and Lake Ontario shoreline in Oshawa. I paddled the area a few weeks ago and saw lots of wildlife.
The Oshawa--Second Marsh/McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve website has documented over 215 species of bird observations to have travelled through the area in the last couple of years.
This is what you can expect.
https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&biw=1680&bih=901&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=npf...

The Basics
Event Location: 
Oshawa
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
5/24/19
Event Duration: 
4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members and Guest
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

9:30 AM arrive and prepare your boat at Put In.
10 AM Start and paddle down the creek to Lake Ontario. Paddle down the lake a bit to McLaughlin Bay and explore around the marsh.
Noon time; We will find a nice place to stop and have a remote beach lake side lunch.
Paddle back up the creek.
2 PM back at Put In.

Required Items to Bring: 

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

If you don't have a canoe, no problem. Some people have a canoe and are looking for a partner. I will try and connect paddle partners. Let me know what you have and need.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Lunch and water.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Coordinates N43.880832,W78.820821
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B052'51.0%22N+78%C2%B049'15.0%22W/@43.880833,-78.8213682,194m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d43.880832!4d-78.820821
Parking is free on side of the roadway.

Carpool Info: 

Let me know if you need to carpool or can offer a lift to someone. I will try and connect people up.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
Event will be canceled if heavy rain/thunder/lighting.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary Ataman
Phone: 
905-922-1434

Duffins Creek Ajax Moved to June 8, 2019

Come join me paddle Duffins Creek Ajax
The creek's headwaters start in the Oak Ridges Moraine located in Uxbridge flows all the way down to Lake Ontario in Ajax. We will explore some of the creek and if the Lake is calm some of Lake Ontario shoreline. Maybe have a beach lunch.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rotary Park Ajax
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
6/4/2019
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Members and family and friends
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

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

Required Items to Bring: 

Flat water canoe or kayak and safety gear.
If you don't have a canoe no problem. There are members with canoes that are looking for a partner to paddle with them.
Sign up and I will help connected the dots between you and them.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Food and water.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

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

Carpool Info: 

No carpool organized. Let me know and I will try and coordinate one.

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

Saugeen River - 3 day trip

Update March 22, 2019
Regarding personal issues, and quite a few people doing another trip instead, i have decided to cancel this trip for now.
My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Happy Paddling to you all

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

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

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

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

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

Required Items to Bring: 

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

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Smile - camera-

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

will be discussed with partiicpants

Carpool Info: 

possible with participants - but please be flexible to meet drivers

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

An elegant feast in the wilderness - looking to open 3rd site

You must be a WCA member in good standing and register for the trip through the website to attend.

2019.04.13 - Hi the 2nd site is now closed. The next member will have to book and open a third site.
Let me know and I will help. Also due to recent privacy and security issues, I have removed my contact information. Most of you know it or someone who does. I am using the general WCA email until it is sorted out. I am not sure how much a delay this will cause.

2019.04.12 - Hi, the main campsite is now full. A second site under …. has opened and we will work together.

This is a social, canoe, luxury standing camping event. It is all about the feast on Saturday afternoon and evening. Yes, you will have to canoe 1.3 km in a straight line from the beach to the campsite and back.

Join us once again for the Turkey trip on Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost area of the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails system. We are on group campsite # 18.

This site is open to the first 16 members (membership has its privileges).
THEREFORE, YOU MUST SIGN-UP ON LINE TO VERIFY YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

In the past we have filled up very quickly within hours. However, to accommodate others, you can book your own site nearby on the lake. You and I can then fill the site with more friends or members as you see fit. I will cut off the bookings at 30 as in previous years. We can only hold that many around the main site.

What is provided. My team will cook a turkey in the trash can oven. We are also going to experiment on you with another protein dish.

What is requested. As this is an elegant feast, we ask you to bring and make, one or more gourmet appetizers, salads, side dishes or deserts to the canoe tables. If I can cook a turkey from scratch at camp, you can make a fantastic dish to go with it at camp too.

More details will follow to those who sign-up.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Sherborne Lake in the Leslie Frost area of the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails system.
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 14:01
Registration Cut Off: 
first 16 members on the main site, plus overflow sites
Event Duration: 
weekend 2019.09.06 to 08
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
16 wca members
Maximum Group Size: 
30 with the overflow sites
Minimum Group Size: 
9
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Friday, arrive, set-up, explore, collect fire wood, welcome arrivals.
Saturday, explore the lakes, collect fire wood, prep and start cooking. Feast and clean-up.
Sunday, explore area, left overs, pack, say good bye and head out home.

More details will follow to those who sign-up.

Required Items to Bring: 

Please start thinking and practising your dish(s).
Fully out fitted canoe. PFD
You are required to supply all other food and drinks. And camping gear.
The main site will share group gear. Overflow sites will supply site gear.

More details will follow to those who sign-up.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

What can I say or suggest for this standing luxury camp weekend?
Store bought fire wood.

More details will follow to those who sign-up.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

More details will follow to those who sign-up. GPS coordinates available.

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
I have paid $290.64 for the main site, divided by 16 = $18.16 each. Overflow sights, please see permit holder.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
private

Super Easy Weekend Get-Away at Crab Lake

If you are looking for a super relaxing weekend get-away but yet not losing some sense of wilderness, or if you want to show a youngster or someone who never had canoeing experience what it feels like to shoulder everything on your back, or if you want to catch monster-sized bass, Crab Lake is a gem. It's located on the east side of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, just a couple of hours' drive from Toronto, and one hour paddle from Wolf Lake Access Point with only one 107m portage.

We will meet at 12:00pm Saturday at the access point, and expect to reach the camp site at around 2:00pm (the earliest time we can check in). The rest of the day is yours. I will make dinner and cook breakfast eggs for everyone (you may opt out if you prefer to eat your own food). We will leave the camp site at 2:00pm the next day, but you can choose to leave any time you want.

I will ask for a $25 deposit pp (to cover the reservation and food) when time gets closer. No canoe rental on site. So the priority will be given to those who can bring canoes or are able to provide carpool.

The Basics
Event Location: 
1122 Anstruther Lake Rd · Apsley, ON
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
When the group is full.
Event Duration: 
2 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone
Maximum Group Size: 
18 people
Minimum Group Size: 
1 person
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

See trip description

Required Items to Bring: 

Back country gears and canoe

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Steven Mou
Phone: 
n/a

Temagami in August

Large lakes, two longish portages. I think there are pictographs on Anima Nipissing.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Temagami
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
August 1
Event Duration: 
6-8 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Anyone
Maximum Group Size: 
4 canoes
Minimum Group Size: 
2 canoes
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Start and finish at Mowat Landing. Montreal River, Lake Anima Nipissing, Red Squirrel, Lake Temagami, Diamond, Lady Evelyn.
I'm calling it "intermediate" because of two longish portages and the possibility of wind on large lakes.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Richard Griffith
Phone: 
519-599-5107

Easy Backcountry - Restoule P.P. and/or Herb Lake HHWW July/Aug. 2019

I'm looking for 2 or 3 people to do base camp backcountry with me for 5-7 days at the above mentioned locations. The dates will be determined by the participants. I'm retired. Anytime in July and/or August is most likely suitable for me. I'm still wintering/springing in FL. Contact me via email. After June 5th, you can contact me by phone after 5pm, 519 855 9919. This is a B.Y.O. boat, tent gear, food etc. trip.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Restoule PP. Herb Lake HHWW
Date(s) & Time: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 11:32
Registration Cut Off: 
NA
Event Duration: 
5-7 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Sharon Hutton
Phone: 
519 855 9919 after 5pm, After June 5th

Massassauga Explorer

Join me as I venture deeper into The Massassauga Provincial Park. We will go in via the Three Legged Lake access point and the first night will be on Spider Lake. The second night on Clear Lake. Then I propose we go into Clear Bay, or Vanderdassen Bay for a couple of nights. That will give us a chance to do some exploring and is unfamiliar to me. It will be an adventure! Then back to a different site on Spider before rejoining the rat race! I am only able to book sites 5 months from the start date so the trip will depend on which sites are available. However, since it is the first week in September I am guessing we will have lots of options! There is an opportunity for input from participants when it comes to determining the route and the duration of the trip. I am aiming for 5 nights, but flexible.

The Basics
Event Location: 
The Massassauga Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
probably August 5
Event Duration: 
5 nights?
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Everyone! A mixture of beginners and experienced trippers would be ideal.
Maximum Group Size: 
4 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boat
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Sept 5 - Spider Lake
Sept 6 - Clear Lake
Sept 7-8- Clear Bay?
Sept 9 - Spider Lake

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe, PFD, camping gear, etc. If you are a beginner, I have spare equipment
Meals will be communal, assigned before the trip

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Sunscreen and a hat
Bug repellent (although we might not need it!)
A camera and a good book

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

If you google map The Massassauga Provincial Park you will see where it is.

Carpool Info: 

Carpooling will be encouraged.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Cynthia Sherwood
Phone: 
4162858638 (please respond by email first)

Rouge River/Lake Ontario Flatwater Paddle

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

The Basics
Event Location: 
Rouge River/Lake Ontario Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
6/7/2019
Event Duration: 
3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
members, families and guest
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
1 boatr
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

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

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

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoe and related safety gear

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Water, lunch, sunscreen, rain gear, etc.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

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

Carpool Info: 

None

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