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Black River Washago- One Last Time

A bunch of us did the Black last Sunday and it was a great day of playing around and practicing in very easy rapids, and doing lots of socializing. It's one of the best places around to get started in moving water.

The water levels on the Black are slowly falling. It’s around 35 CMS right now. Showers are forecast Thursday & Friday, which should slow the drop. Saturday’s forecast is sunny & 17. On Sunday it drops to a very chilly 7. So Saturday would definitely be the day to go. This will probably be it for the spring for the Black. If you would like to join me, please let me know. We’ll meet again at 11:00. See previous week's listing for this trip for driving instructions, etc.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Black River at Washago
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 11:00
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Novice
How to Get There
Event Directions: 

See previous entry for this trip.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Bill Ness
Phone: 
416-321-3005
Email: 

2014 Paddle the Don River

**** The WEIR WATCHER team is complete - thank you ****
Now confirmed - Paddle the Don will take place on Sunday May 4th, 2014!

If you are just interested in canoeing the river, mark your calendar for March 12th at 10:00am. when the event will open on the Paddle the Don website (www,paddlethedon.ca).

Further details will be posted here and at http://paddlethedon.ca.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Paddle the Don River
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)
Registration Cut Off: 
just after the on-line registration opens, Wednesday March 12th at 10:00am. This event fill's up fast.
Event Duration: 
very early to early evening
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members for the weir watchers. Public to canoe the event.
Maximum Group Size: 
300 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
Mary and I
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Also see http://paddlethedon.ca for details.

Required Items to Bring: 

Also see http://paddlethedon.ca for details.
Fully outfitted canoe. No air bags or wet / dry suit required.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Rain or shine we go. Dress for the occassion. Food and water.

Also see http://paddlethedon.ca for details.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

TBA and see website http://paddlethedon.ca/ for complete details

Other
Cancellation Policy: 
$100 regirstration fee for the public. Weir watchers are free so far.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Gary James
Phone: 
416-512-6690

Lower madawaska River Wine & Cheese paddle

yes this is a reminder of the Wine and Cheese paddle

We are not booked up as there have been a couple of cancellations and as a bonus it looks to be warmer than some years and water levels are currently high. Maybe too high but a couple of weeks should remedy that.

This could be an ideal year to try that Spring canoe trip...good food good company and a great river run

The Basics
Event Location: 
see previous posting
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 03:33
Event Duration: 
3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Beginner
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

see previous posting

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Larry Durst
Phone: 
905-415-1152

Kid-friendly Petawawa

A leisurely 4-night descent of the Petawawa River from Lake Traverse to Lake MacManus. Plan to go with kids so the intension is to allow sufficient time for them to enjoy themselves outside of the canoe as well. If this interests you, get in touch ... kenuzas@gmail.com

The Basics
Event Location: 
Algonquin Park, Petawawa River
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, June 28, 2013 (All day)
Event Duration: 
4 nights - 5 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
4 more bodies
Itinerary
Itinerary description: 

Plan to camp somewhere on Lake Traverse on the first day .... then at the Crooked Chute area ..... then Schooner Rapids ... then Smith Lake ... then take out and go home

Required Items to Bring: 

canoe outfitted for whitewater and all personal safety equipment.
camping equipment, food, rain gear, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

bug tent

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Attila Barbacsy
Phone: 
613 827 77 88

Lower Madawaska River

I live close to the Lower Mad and paddle it frequently. Please join me for a fun summer run down from Aumond’s Bay to Buck Bay. This section of river is one of the best novice to intermediate whitewater
day trips in southern Ontario. The river is pool and drop with good portage trails around all difficult rapids. I would suggest you make a weekend of it by camping at Paddler Co-Op or Jessup’s Campground,
and enjoy another day of paddling at Palmer Rapids.
Kayaks or whitewater canoes with flotation bags are required. Bring a lunch and we’ll enjoy a meal on the river.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River, near Barry's Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
August 10, 2013
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Canoes must have air bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

If you have a spare PFD and paddle that you would be willing to loan, could you please bring it along, just in case someone forgets theirs.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Lower Madawaska River

I live close to the Lower Mad and paddle it frequently. Please join me for a fun summer run down from Aumond’s Bay to Buck Bay. This section of river is one of the best novice to intermediate whitewater
day trips in southern Ontario. The river is pool and drop with good portage trails around all difficult rapids. I would suggest you make a weekend of it by camping at Paddler Co-Op or Jessup’s Campground,
and enjoy another day of paddling at Palmer Rapids.
Kayaks or whitewater canoes with flotation bags are required. Bring a lunch and we’ll enjoy a meal on the river.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River, near Barry's Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
July 27, 2013
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Canoes must have air bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

If you have a spare PFD and paddle that you would be willing to loan, could you please bring it along, just in case someone forgets theirs.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Lower Madawaska River

I live close to the Lower Mad and paddle it frequently. Please join me for a fun summer run down from Aumond’s Bay to Buck Bay. This section of river is one of the best novice to intermediate whitewater
day trips in southern Ontario. The river is pool and drop with good portage trails around all difficult rapids. I would suggest you make a weekend of it by camping at Paddler Co-Op or Jessup’s Campground,
and enjoy another day of paddling at Palmer Rapids.
Kayaks or whitewater canoes with flotation bags are required. Bring a lunch and we’ll enjoy a meal on the river.

Note date may get changed to July 20.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River, near Barry's Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
July 6, 2013
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Canoes must have air bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

If you have a spare PFD and paddle that you would be willing to loan, could you please bring it along, just in case someone forgets theirs.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Lower Madawaska River

I live close to the Lower Mad and paddle it frequently. Please join me for a fun summer run down from Aumond’s Bay to Buck Bay. This section of river is one of the best novice to intermediate whitewater
day trips in southern Ontario. The river is pool and drop with good portage trails around all difficult rapids. I would suggest you make a weekend of it by camping at Paddler Co-Op or Jessup’s Campground,
and enjoy another day of paddling at Palmer Rapids.
Kayaks or whitewater canoes with flotation bags are required. Bring a lunch and we’ll enjoy a meal on the river.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River, near Barry's Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
June 23, 2013
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Canoes must have air bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

If you have a spare PFD and paddle that you would be willing to loan, could you please bring it along, just in case someone forgets theirs.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 

Lower Madawaska River

I live close to the Lower Mad and paddle it frequently. Please join me for a fun summer run down from Aumond’s Bay to Buck Bay. This section of river is one of the best novice to intermediate whitewater
day trips in southern Ontario. The river is pool and drop with good portage trails around all difficult rapids. I would suggest you make a weekend of it by camping at Paddler Co-Op or Jessup’s Campground,
and enjoy another day of paddling at Palmer Rapids.
Kayaks or whitewater canoes with flotation bags are required. Bring a lunch and we’ll enjoy a meal on the river.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Madawaska River, near Barry's Bay
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
June 8
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Intermediate
Participant Info
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Itinerary
Required Items to Bring: 

Whitewater canoe or kayak. Canoes must have air bags.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

If you have a spare PFD and paddle that you would be willing to loan, could you please bring it along, just in case someone forgets theirs.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig
Phone: 
613-754-2882
Email: 
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