Hap Wilson has been a wilderness tripper and guide for over 45 years. A self-taught writer, artist and photographer, he is also one of Canada’s best-known canoeists and the author of several books, including Temagami: A Wilderness Paradise, Canoeing and Hiking Wild Muskoka, Missinaibi: Journey to the Northern Sky, Wilderness Rivers of Manitoba, and Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley. His hand-drawn maps and illustrations were featured in Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers, which won the Natural Resources of America Award for Best Environmental Book. He’s also the recipient of the prestigious Bill Mason Award for lifetime river conservation work. Hap lives with his wife and two children in the Muskoka and Temagami Lakes district of Ontario.
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Get Kids Paddling Begins Its 8th Year!
Eight years later and we are still advocating to get more kids paddling. Thank you for your support.
Nicholas Mills Trial
On October 6, we should have the verdict in the Nicholas Mills Trial. The impact of that decision will be ours to address.
Get Kids Paddling has already developed a position paper on the drowning which was published in our August Blog. That position was referred to in the following Toronto Star article.
Here are two relevant reports on the trial:
What happened in your area this past summer, or what are your plans for the upcoming year?
Has Covid-19 or other forces shut you down your effort to get kids paddling? Write and let us know. If you don’t want to go into detail, let me know and I’ll contact you.
Our first Steering Committee meeting of 21/22 will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm ET, and you’re welcome to join us. See how below.
Your Input is Requested!
And finally, help our Blog “managers” resolve an ongoing discussion.
One of our managers thinks that our readers need more instruction in how to respond to us, and that it why the Blog hasn’t become a nationwide forum.
Another manager believes that blogs are passé, and that twitter, instagram or other social media should be used instead.
Tell us what you think. (You could also, of course, let us know what’s happening in your area, or what the impact of the trial has had, or whether you want to come to the Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday. Or just write to say, “Hi”.)
Your responses or lack of them, will give us direction. Send us your input on any subject in this post by using the comments section below!
Dave Goldman,Chair, Get Kids Paddling