The White Squall Blog

Paddlin’ Time Hoot

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme – hang on tight – she’s paddlin’ time! Paddling Film Fest Wrap-up Oh what a night…sold out the Stockey Centre with nearly 400 folks, raised over $22,000 for the new Parry Sound Pool and got to see some fine films. Was great to see people we haven’t seen since […]

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Another Holler from the Squaller

Spring is here and our lake is OPEN. Time to pull ourselves away from the woodstove and get crackin’! Paddling Centre Open Sat.March 30We’re tickled to welcome you back to our lakefront shop in the wilds of Carling Township. We know you have choices out there, so thanks for flying with White Squall and here’s […]

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Holler from the Squallers..

We’re bustin’ to say the Squall Paddling Centre will spring forth 7 days a week starting April 2. Kathy and I often think back to 1985, stuffing a few boats, tents, packs and youthful hope into the tiny basement of our house. Throwing open the door and waiting…holy cow we waited, please god, let just one customer […]

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Hot Hoot for a Cold Month

Paddlin’ Films,Beer,Live Music,and a Wild & Crazy Auction with a Kayak Give-Away!The whole shebang is for the future West Parry Sound Pool & Rec Centre, needing every drop of support if we all want to splash and swim during a cold Parry Sound winter!Saturday March 23 at the Stockey Centre Parry Sound5:30 Happy Hour7:00 Filmsinfo: 2024/ We […]

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What a Hoot

What a Hoot!Yes, life can be a hoot. But there is also heartache and hard times. Red Green said ‘we’re all in this together’ and our job at White Squall is to bring you a smile and a dream of springtime paddling on a cold winter’s day. So here we go! And trust me, this […]

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Going to the Dogs Hoot

Hello Everyone My name is Copper, and I’ve just signed on as Visitor Services Specialist with Kathy and Tim at White Squall.  I’ve heard there are pretty big shoes to fill from the past with folks like Chester, Sarah, Benji, Charly, Goldie and more.  I know I can’t be them, but I do have white socks […]

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Happiest of Days Hoot

Thanksgiving EveSome things never grow old, here is my cheer to a song that keeps me going when it seems the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Hope you can sit back, close your eyes and dream… The Squall Paddling Centre Lives OnWe’ll be here 7 days a week including Turkey Monday, and […]

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Late Summer Dreamtime Hoot

Late Summer Dreamtime Not sure why, but other than some well worn camps on Franklin Isle, the outer islands have been pretty lonesome this year. Tim’s not complaining, and now the Ex in Toronto is filling everyone with saturated fats in all colours, things are even quieter! The water is warm, a gentle breeze beckons, […]

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Life Goes On Hoot

A short hoot to wet your whistle on a hot July day… Franklin Challenge Done & Dusted! 100 bleary-eyed but eager paddlers showed up early on a Sunday morn, June 25th for the annual Franklin Challenge.  A 20km romp around the outside of Franklin, in support of the Outer Island Fund of the Georgian Bay […]

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