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Paddle Fun at Paddlefest!

December 5th, 2014 | by Kayla Hoogenraad | in |    0   

Ridge Wilderness was proud to represent canoeing at MEC’s Paddlefest last Sunday. We went to share how dynamic a canoe is and how a canoe can be used as a mode of self-expression. To see how, let’s review exhibits A to F.

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit A: Adorable. The boys finally getting along and going in for a “canoe cuddle”

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit B: Never mind

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit C: Dave clearly enjoying paddling “ducky style”

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit D: Gareth showing off.

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit E: Never Mind

MEC's PaddlefestExhibit F: Beth showing the boys some style, while Gareth plays his paddle like a banjo.

So as you can see, the canoe is not just a vessel for traversing water - it can be whatever you want it to be. At Ridge Wilderness we are big believers that “play” does not expire once adulthood is reached. The canoe is where we allow our imaginations to run wild and free – where we like to play and get our sillies out! Come join us some time!

Hear what folks are saying!

Just completed a fantastic Wilderness First Aid Course in Hope BC alongside the confluence of the Mighty Fraser and the Coquihalla Rivers. Class time was balanced well with outdoor settings and hands on experiential learning. The atmosphere was very supportive with good humour and smiles all around (even in the rain!). The mix of teaching styles ensured that all levels and types of learners absorbed and retained key information. Such a great way to learn skills and build confidence for personal hiking/backpacking/outings, as well as prep for taking groups into the outdoors. With Dave we were in good hands!

Stephanie, Outdoor Educator
Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning