Cross-Canada Tour

Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Oh Canada... Let's take a quick tour across Canada and see what is going in the Provincial/Territorial paddling Associations:

RCABC Receives MEC Grant
Mountain Equipment Co-op recently announced a grant of $6088 (cdn) for the Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia. It is going to be used to help create fish habitat and paddling features on the Seymour River in North Vancouver, BC. This is the second year that MEC has contributed to this project and would not have been possible without their support.

Paddle Manitoba
The Government of Canada has committed to expanding Nahanni National Park Reserve. Parks Canada is launching a series of public meetings this summer and fall on what the new boundary should look like. This is the best opportunity yet for Canadians to show their support for protecting the entire South Nahanni Watershed and Nahanni karstlands. Show your support! Write or call the federal government and let them know you support full watershed protection!

More info here.

New Brunswick Canoe & Kayak Association
You need to pay up your 2007 memberships. It's $15...Pay up deadbeats. More info.

Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador
They have a great article on Icebergs. Makes sense...Read it here.

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia
People from across the province will have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours of some of Nova Scotia's protected areas again this summer.

The Department of Environment and Labour, in partnership with community groups, will offer several free tours to participants interested in exploring the province's unique wilderness areas and nature reserves.

Two tours are scheduled for Sunday, June 10, on Canadian Rivers Day.

A paddling tour of the Margaree-Lake Ainslie Canadian Heritage River, Inverness County, will begin at 1 p.m. Paddlers are invited to experience a great Canadian river with a guide by paddling the 13-kilometre section of slow-moving river between Margaree Forks and Margaree Harbour. More info.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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