Mark your calendars! On Friday, April 25th, we are having a fantastic event to celebrate all forms of paddling in Saskatchewan. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of one of Canada's oldest and foremost canoe outfitters and instruction companies, Churchill River Canoe Outfitters, we are gathering as many folks as we can from far and wide to get together and share campfire stories and tales of adventure. We'll be looking at the history of paddling in Saskatchewan, the current state of paddling in our region, and take a look forward to an exciting future!
Paul Mason (accomplished paddler, author, creator of the Bubble Street cartoons on the front page, and son of famed paddler, Bill Mason) will be visiting from the Ottawa Valley along with many other paddlers young and old. Ric Driediger of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters will be giving the keynote address.
In addition to a fantastic supper at TCU Place in Saskatoon, there will be exhibitor displays (including Coldspring Paddling, of course) and a "Show & Shine" for paddle-craft of various sorts that folks want to show off (I better put a fresh coat of varnish on the cedar-strip kayak!). Have a canoe, kayak or other non-motorized craft that you want to show off? Then sign up to put it on display!
Some of the vendors & organizations involved in supporting this event or attending as exhibitors (so far, and not necessarily complete):
- Churchill River Canoe Outfitters
- Clearwater Canoeing
- Maskwa Paddle Co.
- Classic Outdoors
- Eb's Source for Adventure
- Escape Sports
- Montreal River Outpost
- Coldspring Paddling Instruction (yup, we'll be there with bells on!)
~We'd love to have more exhibitors join us so if you're interested in a table or booth at the show, give them a shout: http://www.saskpaddlingsymposium.com/ - see the "Be an Exhibitor" tab.