The White Squall Blog

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

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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Mid-September Hoot

Mid – September Hoot The hint of autumn is on the wind.  Mushrooms magically sprout on the lawn and we sparked up the woodstove for the first time last night.  Yet other days dawn sunny and the waters are summer-warm. It’s the absolute best time to be wandering the islands and we hope you can […]

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Fire in the Belly with a Hoot in yer Hand

Fire in the Belly with a Hoot in yer Hand Sounds like a Fred Eaglesmith song. Yup, there’s a fire. Yes, they say it’s Parry Sound but the fire is on mainland north and east of Henvey Inlet, a couple three days paddle north of us. It is devastating but not near. Parry Sound, Byng […]

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Quick Hoot HOT Summer, Best Time to Paddle!

Quick Hoot – HOT Summer – Best Time To Paddle! One Spot Just Came UPPPP – Northeast Coast Ecology July 31 – Aug. 3 Here’s a golden summer opportunity to join us for a traditional White Squall kayak and camp trip with our top guides Jocey Simon, Emily Beirnes and Brian Beitz. Joining them is […]

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Days of Summer Hoot & Blat

White Squall’s HOOT & BLAT! Time for a Summertime Dream For those who get my Lightfoot reference, you win the prize. Which is simply taking a moment to think about summer breezes, crystal clear waters and scented winds. On that note, with his permission I’ve re-printed at the end of this Hoot author and playwright […]

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