Fifteen paddling excursions on lakes, rivers, creeks and streams! One three day camping trip! One full day paddling on Lake Erie and Rondeau Bay! More than 50 members! Many friendships forged. Life-skills learned. That sums up the 2017 season for the Wallaceburg Canoe & Kayak Club.
2017 was an amazing season for our Club. Members learned, not only how to paddle the canoes and kayaks, but also how to launch from different situations, from floating docks to beach waves. Canoe and Kayak rescue methods were learned. Paddles included traversing through small rapids, flat water, choppy lakes, and the challenging (but very fun) St. Clair River. Those along the shorelines watching were always out with cameras to photograph the colourful parade we provided on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
Our camping trip to the Saugeen River at Walkerton was nothing short of amazing! Our theme – Canada 150 was carried out throughout the weekend, including a campsite decorating contest, followed by a Canada Trivia challenge hosted by none other than “Justine Beaver” proved to be lots of fun!
Leaders, Dawne Mudford, Marc Jacques and Dennis Carnegie wish to thank everyone for their support this season. The kids were amazing! Their parents were wonderful, and we very much appreciated all of the assistance that they provided to us – from loading and unloading boats, transporting trailers and shuttling vehicles when required on our weekly paddles. This Club would never be possible without that support.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2018!!!