|LOOK OUT Olympics – here we come!
Our little town of 6500 has 3 contenders in Beijing. Megan Oldham is competing in Freestyle skiing – Mark Ideson is in Curling at the Paralympics and finally – Graham Ritchie is on the Olympic Cross Country Team! A friend Peter Istvan has compiled some pics of Graham’s career: https://www.peteristvanphotography.com/blogs/news/graham-ritchie-parry-sound All in all, a triumph for our little backwater – must be the blackflies?
Weather to Wet Your Whistle
Canadians love the mystery of weather. She’s in our face and kicks us soundly in the butt when we’re not looking, especially right now. I’m a bit of a nut and never get tired of learning more, so here is a site you may choose to spend a stormy night with: https://weather-radar-live.com/
Outer Island Project
The islands are still there! Just came back from a winter camp with friends to Franklin Isle. In bone chilling temps, it was flipping fine to find a thunderbox nestled in the woods near our camp when I was desperate. Crazy what simple pleasures a wooden box brings when your life and other things hang in the balance! Our year end Outer Island Report describes our annual efforts to keep the lid on crown land campsites. She’s a page-turner sports fans and i’m happy to send you a copy. Just fire a note to [email protected]. The key thought is that we all need to gather garbage, shift thunderboxes when full and for the love of pete, don’t paddle away thinking that the OIP gang is going to saunter by and clean up. Nay Nay Nicky, No way Jose – ’tis not how life works.
Wanna Teach Kayaking?
Our Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor course is now set to go for May 12-15 at White Squall. https://www.whitesquall.com/course/level-1-sea-kayak-instructor/ I’m happy as a clam that one of the best young Instructor Trainers in the country, Claire Henry, is joining myself and Kathleen McGill for this. It’s rare when we all get to teach together, and I’ll bet you a dark beer you’ll learn plenty – and so will we! Don’t have all the pre-requisites, but are a strong teacher and paddler and want to come? Tell us. There are some provisions for completing pre-reqs post-course depending on the circumstance. I can also send you a detailed course outline – just ask:)
Franklin Challenge – Sunday June 26!
Here is your chance to go down in history – just like Sir John. A circumnavigation of Franklin Island – not a race, nor a walk in the park. Canoe, SUP or Kayak makes no matter – what you need is a smile, a boat and a few hours to spend out on the sparkling waters with like-minded folk. It all starts at Snug Harbour and is in support of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Outer Island Fund. Reg details will be coming later on this winter on our website (whitesquall.com) and we sure hope you can join in!
Lyrics and prose
So I messed with a famous author’s prose early on in this holler, along with song lyrics from my youth. Find and guess the truth of either and we’ll put your name in for a draw for a pair of Smartwool or Darn Tough Socks. Only kicker is you’ll need to stumble into our shop to get ’em.
Had enuff of this dyertribe? Just hit reply – and put ‘shove off tim’ in the subject line and i’ll shove myself right out of your life. Like Westjet says, ‘we know you have choices out there’ so thx for flying with the Squall! tim