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PostPosted: December 19th, 2018, 11:49 am 
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22 and 23 February 2019. Monarch Park Collegiate, Toronto.
Registration. https://www.wcsymposium.com/content/22-23-feb-2019-wcs

Confirmed presentations.
Expedition AKOR. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... 778870278e
Alex Bailey. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... 46e844f797
Sarah Carr-Locke. https://d57fb62a9f-archive.com/?u=a9e61 ... 14b35905ed
Leanne Robinson. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... d57fb62a9f
Justin Barbour. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... 39a48a8f32
Alex Hall. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... f61fef0dfb
Kate Harris. https://mailchi.mp/125160ce7111/2019-wc ... borders?e=[uniqid]
James Raffan. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... 4b753e100e
Kim and Connor Mihell. Exhaustion and Fulfillment: Across Ungava by Canoe.
Mikhail and Daniil Kapitanov. Rivers of the Altay Region of Siberia.
Beth Jackson & Eli Walker Canoe Ungava: 46 days with zero single-use plastic.

Special event. The Northwest Passage in Song and Story.
Inuit cultural performers Siqiniup Qilauta / Sunsdrum (Heidi Langille & Lynda Brown) bring a dynamic presence to the stage, sharing contemporary and traditional Inuit culture by way of throat-singing, drum-dancing and Arctic games.
Singer-songwriter David Newland is an expedition host and Zodiac driver who has travelled widely through the Canadian Arctic, Labrador, Greenland, Iceland and the North Atlantic. Inspired by his journeys, his music explores the tension between fantasy and reality in the Canadian Arctic.

Volunteers welcomed.
Just being in the presence of hundreds of wilderness enthusiasts lifts my spirits.

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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2019, 7:23 am 
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Alex Hall. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... f61fef0dfb
Kate Harris. https://mailchi.mp/125160ce7111/2019-wc ... borders?e=[uniqid]
James Raffan. https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9 ... 4b753e100e


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PostPosted: January 18th, 2019, 3:12 pm 
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Not able to edit my previous post, so here's the programme and the URL for registration.

Northern Travels & Northern Perspectives XVII
22-23 February, 2019 at One Hanson St, Toronto.
All sessions in the auditorium.

Friday evening, February 22, 2019 – 35 min per presentation
6:30 - 7:20 p.m. - Foyer: Registration, tickets, program and name tags.
7:20 - 7:35 p.m. - Introductory Remarks – Aleks Gusev + TBD
7:35 - 9:30 p.m. - Session I – Facilitators: Anne Bradley, Monte Hummel
- Kate Harris - BC “Lands of Lost Borders”
- Sarah Carr-Locke – NT “Northwest Territories culture and heritage at the territorial museum”
- Alex Hall – NT “Dramatic changes in the Animal Population in the Arctic Canoe Country”
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Reception in cafeteria.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 25 min per presentation
8:30 a.m. - Doors opened for attendees & book table opens.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Session II – Facilitators: Katie Tanz, Erika Bailey, Iva Kinclova
- Hannah Maia - UK “A messed up equilibrium: Is canoe tripping a good thing to do?”
- Alex Bailey - ON “Paddling back to our roots, with the next generation. A trip to Solandt Island in Quetico Park”
- Beth Jackson & Eli Walker - ME “Canoe Ungava: 46 days with zero single-use plastic”
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. - Refreshment break in cafeteria + book tables
11:10 - 12:40 p.m. - Session III – Facilitators: Radmilo Anicic, Nicola Jennings
- Megan Sheremata - ON “Inuit observations of change in the eastern Hudson Bay”
- Mikhail Kapitanov - Russia “Rivers of the Altay region of Siberia”
- Leanne Robinson – NT “Long trips with little ones”
12:40 - 2:20 p.m. - Lunch break [Due to limited seating, cafeteria use is available to meal-ticket holders only.]
1:20 - 2:10 p.m. – Siqiniup Qilauta-Sunsdrum & David Newland – ON “The Northwest Passage in Story and Song” (Auditorium)
2:20 - 3:50 p.m. - Session IV – Facilitators: Philip Schubert, Jean Tetiuk, Aleks Gusev
- Justin Barbour - NL “Man and Dog: Through the wilderness of Newfoundland and Labrador”
- Mark Terry - ON “A Scientific Exploration of the Northwest Passage”
- Frank Metcalf - BC “Part 2: How the Thelon trip of ’73 helped change my life – personal odyssey”
3:50 - 4:30 p.m. - Refreshment break in cafeteria + book tables
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Session V – Facilitators: Beth Cornwall-Jones, Kevin Farrell, Karen Taylor
- Jim Coffey - QC “Aguas Blancas! Whitewater Canoeing in Mexico and Costa Rica”
- Conor & Kim Mihell - ON “Exhaustion and Fulfilment: Across Ungava by Canoe”
- Rodney Fuentes, Glen Caradus, Don Watkins and Avery Hinchcliff - QC “Adventure in Understanding”
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Supper break [Due to limited seating, cafeteria use is available to meal-ticket holders only.] + book tables
7:15 p.m. - Books Table closes except for the speakers in the last session
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Session VI – Facilitators: Al Pace, Brian Johnston
- James Raffan– ON “Wayfinding in a White Canoe”
- Nicolas Roulx, Sarah-Jeanne Giroux, Guillaume Moreau, Charles Fortin - QC “Breaking the ice to the Torngat”
- David Newland - ON “The Northwest Passage: Tracing One Warm Line”

Registration.
https://www.wcsymposium.com/content/201 ... gistration

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2019, 10:17 am 
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The following was provided by Aleks.

Introducing '19 WCS Speakers Rodney Fuentes, Glen Caradus, Don Watkins and Avery Hinchcliff

The “Adventure in Understanding” is a co-ed program for 16 to 18 year old First Nation and non-native youth that was organized by Don Watkins of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha in co-operation with Camp Kawartha, the Canadian Canoe Museum, and Curve Lake First Nation.
Sixteen year old Avery Hinchcliffe, a Peterborough high school student, paddled with eight other non-native Canadians, three international students, and nine First Nations students on the 5th annual trip this past August.

Over six days, five nights, the twenty program participants and four leaders travel by voyageur canoe 100 km up a section of the Trent Severn Waterway. There are many opportunities for the paddlers to connect with each other, and with the land and water around them, and the rich history of the Mississauga Anishinaabe of Curve Lake First Nation as they travel the ancient water highways of the Kawartha Lakes area.

Rodney Fuentes is a documentary filmmaker with a passion for nature and outdoor adventures. Before moving to Canada, Rodney spent half his life exploring the neotropical rainforest and guiding birdwatching tours in his native country, Venezuela. Rodney is also a paddler and an outdoor explorer with vast experiences in the tourism industry. Rodney has worked and volunteered for several NGOs including the Venezuelan Audubon Society, Phelps Ornithological Museum, Birds Studies Canada, and the Peterborough Field Naturalist Club. Rodney lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2019, 10:54 am 
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Well that's a shame. It's right in my neck of the woods, but I'll be in Cuba.


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2019, 8:34 am 
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Introducing 2019 WCS Speaker Jim Coffee: Aguas Blancas!... Whitewater Canoeing in Mexico and Costa Rica. [Aleks Gusev, private correspondence]

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PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 8:54 am 
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Introducing '19 WCS Speakers
Becky Mason & Reid McLachlan
from Chelsea, Quebec:
"Viewfinder: The Legacy of Ken Buck"

You may not recognize the name, but if you're a canoeist chances are very good that you have seen and admired his work. Ken Buck was the longtime cameraman for author, filmmaker and canoeing legend Bill Mason and was a dear friend of the Mason family. Sadly Ken died last year at the age of 74 after 22 well-lived years battling multiple myeloma.

Becky was a toddler when she first met Ken and Sue Buck and they have been an integral part of her life ever since. From their first camping and filming trips together to having Ken as her DOP on her last film a few years ago they had a close personal and working relationship built on mutual respect and love.

Reid first met Ken in 1983, shortly after being sucked into the Mason family vortex by Becky. Through the years he relished hearing Ken's filming stories and has fond memories of paddling Mason's beloved Petawawa River with Ken, as well as guiding a Black Feather trip that Ken and Sue went on down the Dog River and along the Superior coast.

Becky and Reid will be sharing some stories and memories of Ken and will showcase his greatest shots as well as highlight what it was really like making films with Bill Mason in the 70's. They take solace in knowing that Ken's work lives on in his footage, photos and his book “Bill Mason: Wilderness Artist” and are honoured to have Ken as such an integral part of the Mason family canon.

Paddling partners since they were teenagers, Becky and Reid have spent their adult lives travelling the land by canoe and sharing their passion for all that is canoeing. Daughter of Bill Mason, Becky continues her father's traditions; she’s a paddler, artist, filmmaker, environmentalist and educator and is currently looking forward to her 33rd season of teaching her Classic Canoeing courses on Meech Lake near Ottawa. Reid is also an artist and accredited flat-water and white-water instructor. Together this husband and wife team have travelled North America, Europe, the UK and Scandinavia teaching and spreading their love and passion for the perfect vessel: the canoe. They are pleased to have this opportunity to honour and remember the life and work of their dear friend Ken Buck, the author, teacher and longtime cameraman for Bill Mason.
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PostPosted: February 18th, 2019, 8:05 pm 
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I’m looking forward to the event!

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2019, 8:08 am 
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MUST READ:
1. Programme starts at 7 pm Friday (previously 7:30 pm), to accommodate a few changes. Registration Desk opens at 6 pm
2. Alex Hall sends regrets, his health deteriorated so much in the past few weeks that he's unable to travel; Monte Hammel will deliver a brief tribute to Alex and we'll all sign a giant "Get Better & Thank You" card in celebration of Alex's lifetime achievements.
3. Becky Mason & Redi McLachlan will graciously step in to talk about the legacy of Ken Buck.
4. Music concert will take place at the Auditorium stage (previously in Ferguson hall). No book sales during lunch break, to allow all volunteers to enjoy lunch and the concert.


Full progamme will perhaps follow.

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PostPosted: February 24th, 2019, 10:03 pm 
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Allan.. didn't see you there! Did we not cross paths? It was a great Symposium, with a lot of varied topics.

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PostPosted: February 24th, 2019, 10:30 pm 
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Likewise, I missed seeing you Allan.

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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2019, 2:35 pm 
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Thanks to Cheryl and Brian for the kind words; missed seeing both. Surgery was on 12 September. Still in hospital but hope to get home on Monday. Yours, Allan

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2019, 8:53 pm 
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That is bad news...hopefully followed by good news!

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