Upcoming Events

Paddling Film Festival Roars Again for 2021

We’re doing it online sports fans so fire up the popcorn and come for a ride on the wild side without leaving your couch. You’ll be supporting GlobalMedic, one of Canada’s shining lights in the world and an entirely volunteer-run rescue response team. They were on the ground this autumn in the Philippines working with typhoon rescue efforts as well as in Armenia and Azerbaijan where conflict is causing huge human suffering. With COVID, they are providing critical infrastructure including Treatment Field Tents, PPE and emergency food distribution programmes, see for yourself here: globalmedic.ca You’ll more understand just how important these guys are to the tapestry of Canada. Watch from your cozy couch. https://paddlingfilmfestival.com/?ref=WHITESQUALL and us WHITESQUALL10 to get a 10% discount. The 2021 Films will be available in February, in the meantime, 2020 Films are up for 50% off. 

Great Gear Give-away for GlobalMedic

Draw: April 30, 2021

To further support Global Medic, we are hosting a super easy and remarkable give-away of paddling and outdoor gear and so much more – all offered by the outdoor industry and local folks who care. To get in the game, all you have to do is donate to https://globalmedic.ca/donate/ and e-mail us to say you did your part! For each $20 donation, we put your name in the hat. The ‘stuff’ – and lordy there is stuff let me tell you – will be sorted into three lots for three lucky winners. You will get a better chance of winning the gear of your dreams than you would becoming the next governor general. Already we have Paddles, PFD’s, Skirts (the neo kind which are hot fashion right now), Keen boots, Socks, Organic jams and a ton more. Friday, April 30 @ Noon is the draw date.

Franklin Challenge Fundraiser ~


If the paddling gods and covid are willing and/or asleep at the switch, we’re seriously pondering this almost-famous circumnavigation of Franklin Island come late June. It’s a 20km wander around the island at your own speed – and yup, we have a shorter route for those who would rather drink beer back at Gilly’s. All of this fun and frivolity is to support the Georgian Bay Biosphere Outer Island Fund. Yup, that little pine box with a convenient hole in the top and a big pit on the bottom you may have enjoyed on a windswept island is visible proof we truly care about your business. More detail ahead once we see what the world looks like in a month or so. In the meantime, start dreaming of sitting out there on a fragrant wood box with a splendid view.