The Wilderness Canoe Association recently announced that they have acquired the website Canadian Canoe Routes from its founder Richard Munn.
With 5600 registered
users and over 200,000 posts, it is a massive resource canoeists living in or
planning a trip to Canada.
Over the years there
were various threats of scrap the whole thing and shut it down due lack of time
to effectively maintain the site. It didn't help things when you had some very vocal
people complaining that things were running the way they would like it.
The whole thing left
some bad feelings on both side of the computer monitor.
I often drop in and
see what is new and keep tabs on the paddling gossip at the grassroots level.
With the WCA taking
over the entire project, it will ensure that this vast resource will be
available for the public for many more years. With more moderators online now,
it should help keep the conversations on topic a bit more.
New owner of Canadian Canoe Routes websiteSaturday, 06 October 2007
Published in: Websites
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.