The White Squall Blog

Hot Hoot ~ Mid-Summer Sale

Chickens looking through the cage.

The shortest hoot we’ve ever done… Mid Summer Squall Sale is HERE! Yippers, we’re clearing out boats, shining our boots and combing our hair! All new and used in stock boats and board are discounted, along with gear, clothing and footwear. And then there is Tim and Kathy’s tent out by the chicken shed – […]

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Squaller Hoot & Holler on the Eve of Summer…

Charley sitting in a kayak on the dock at White Squall Paddling Centre

Learn to Paddle Mighty Fine Come visit and we’ll get you out on the quiet waters of Cole Lake. We have Saturday lessons, private coaching sessions anytime and Daytrips out in the freshwater island country of Georgian Bay. Give us a call at: 705-342-5324 or fire an e-mail to: [email protected] You can have a look […]

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Hannah’s hoot

Hannah’s Hoot – yup, i asked Hannah to pen this one as she has a talent for tall tales – so here we go… Level 1 Skills Course- May 31-June 2 Are you a beginner kayaker looking to improve your strokes, paddling knowledge and judgement?  Are you an intermediate kayaker looking to gain confidence in […]

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A Short Hoot

Short Hoot Chippawa Island (yup, this is the right spelling kids) This is the private island just west of Big McCoy. The family who owns it has kindly asked to me remind everyone it’s off limits for camping and campfires. While we’re thinking about the McCoys – a reminder too that Little McCoy is likewise […]

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Spring Forward Hoot

Kayaks on Rack

Mother’s Day Weekend Paddle on the Lake All mom’s sauntering through our door at both shops this weekend get a free water bottle – but you do have to saunter!   And we have some wild and dandy last-minute gifts for the woman who brought you into this crazy world.  Hey, you could bring mom out […]

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Hoot for Paddling

Hoot for Paddling

Look Up, It’s Paddling Time She’s here folks. Don’t let the weather guys fool you, spring is shining down, patiently waiting for us to look up and take in the heat. Just ask the robins and the pussy willows, they know what’s going on. Cole Lake hasn’t got the memo yet but we’re close. Franklin […]

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Hoot Out For Spring

Hoot Out For SPRING Oh MY GOSH – We’re Open! Quick, Turn on the LIGHTS Yessireebobdangeorge, the Squall is setting out for our 34th year! We are full-on, 9-5:30 7-days a Week except Good Friday. We have new boards, kayaks and canoes with more coming so our CBO (Carling Boat Orphanage) will just have to […]

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Hoot and Blat as the winter mellows

Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the Signs We have a sock-full of winners – all with good ears and a better memory. Yes, it was the The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour  on CBC radio that ran for from ~ 1997 to 2000. Winners of warmer feet are Michelle Paas, Dorinda Keith and Judy Rogers. Check […]

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Hoot & Blathers for February

Hello winter people. Spring’s just around the next snowdrift – hang on to your shorts and shovel, grab yer paddle in the other hand– a totally Canadian move! Lots to tell so Stay Calm, Be Brave, Wait for the Signs… Paddling Film Festival, GlobalMedic & Kayak Giveaway March 23 The Squall Paddling Film Festival is […]

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Hoot & Blat for the Coming Solstice

Jack testing a Gearlab Greenland blade.

Hoot & Blat for the Coming Solstice Warm Toes – Who Won, and Why Does Relative Humidity Really Matter Winners of our sock draw – Joan Kline, Chrissy Istvan and Sandy Boeckh. Sock on ladies! For the rest of you, keep your toes quivering – fire in your e-mail with your best joke for another […]

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A Hoot for November ~ paddling the fire

View this email online. Paddling The Fire Just came back from canoeing down the Pickerel River to Georgian Bay and back up the Key River, taking us through the heart of the summer fire. First off – canoeing in late fall ain’t so bad folks. Making all the difference is bringing along a canvas tent […]

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A Hoot for Fall

Final Fall Clearout Petey and I braved wind and rain today, sharpened our pencils and had a close look at remaining used boats. Many of the little buggers have been out working these past few weeks and are home for a rest. We’ve taken prices down to rock bottom so if you’ve been toying with […]

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