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PostPosted: September 28th, 2019, 4:55 pm 

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The text of an email,message just received from Aleks Gusev.

Based in part on your feedback, several changes will be introduced in 2020:
Friday evening - Mike Stein's amazing story and film about '72 Liard canoe trip deserves more than 35 minutes. Hence, we'll enjoy one longer presentation on Friday evening instead of three shorter talks.
Saturday evening - last presentation will finish at 6pm, followed by dinner and a final round of book table sales. We still have access to the school until 9pm. More time to socialize, find old friends and make new ones!
Live streaming - we'll make every effort to make this option available to many of you who are not able to visit with us in person, at the cost. This option may also help some of us who would benefit from hearing aid assistance.
Payment - credit card payment via Paypal processor is no longer an option. Paypal made significant changes in the user agreements that puts this option out of reach for '20. You can pay by cheque or interac e-transfer to (preferable). There'll be an option for our friends from US.
Registration is now open! You'll get the best seats if you register early.
Friday Eve: Grand Canyon of the Liard
The Liard River flows 1,115 kilometres through parts of the Southern Yukon, Northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and empties into the Mackenzie at Fort Simpson.
In 1972 the river faced the threat of hydroelectric development. Intrigued with the journals of their ancestors a group of men took what may have been one of the final trips on the Liard and filmed their adventure.

Their trip focused on the seldom travelled and relatively uncharted Grand Canyon of the Liard. For decades, the resulting 16-millimetre film was thought lost. Mike Stein was on that trip. By pure luck and coincidence, he recently found the movie, had it digitized and is thrilled to share it with anyone and everyone who has ever picked up a paddle or looked at a wild river.
Mike graduated from U of T in Engineering in 1969. Instead of practicing his profession, he headed to Whistler Mtn. to ski. He ended up staying for three years, leading to a life of gravitational pursuits including skiing, canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering, sometimes interrupted by having to work for a living.
Mike currently lives in Oakville and spends his winters at Whistler. He took a few days away from the powder to be with us and present the film.
Wilderness Music by Jerry Vandiver

With over 40 years paddling both whitewater and flat water in the US, Mexico and Canada and more canoes and kayaks than his wife thinks he should have, Jerry, as an established singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, has had his songs recorded on over 15 million records, two of which are hanging on the walls of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jerry has recorded 5 CD projects he calls his "Paddle Songs", in which he has written and performed songs about all things paddling, including some favorites like "Too Many Boats", "Camp Coffee", "Too Tired To Start A Fire" and "Kevlar Is Light". One of Jerry's songs - "Under The Same Sky" was recorded by Canadian folk artist Cindy Church and featured on the CanoeSongs Volume II project on which James Raffan was the Executive Producer. Jerry had the honor of playing that song at the CD release concert at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.

Jerry's music presentation is sponsored by Northstar Canoes and he'll be playing the mid afternoon concert at The Wilderness and Canoe Symposium on Saturday accompanied by a fiddle player for a fun WCS experience.

Luste Lecture 17 Nov @ CCM, Peterborough

Save the date! 17 Nov 2-4:30pm at the Canadian Canie Museum
The Luste Lecture was conceived as a way to bring the Wilderness Canoe Association and the regular participants of its sister initiative the Wilderness Canoe Symposium closer to the Canadian Canoe Museum in celebration of the remarkable lifetime contribution Dr. George Luste has made to all three organizations. As a paddler, publisher, bibliophile and founder of the Wilderness Canoe Symposium, George Luste has been a leader in the wilderness canoeing realm for fifty years or more. It is in recognition of George's huge contribution to canoeing that members of the WCA came together with donations in his honour to create the Luste Lecture in partnership with the CCM. To support this fantastic Lecture series please consider donating a gift in his honour. Gifts can be made online through The Canadian Canoe Museum at the following link: or by calling the Museum directly: 1.866.342.2663
For details about 2019 Luste Lecture, visit:


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