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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Wednesday 21 January 2009

My wife has always wanted a dog, and she's always wanted a Pyrennes. 20 years of marriage later, she's brought a dog into our life. Meet "Patou" a 10-11 moth old Great Pyrennes. Patou was found as a stray, picked up by animal services, brought to an animla resuce that specializes in this breed, and then introduced to us. She took to our children right away and has proven to be a very good dog.

I didn't really need a dog in my life, I have a wife and children to keep my busy. but now I have a dog. On days where no one else is home, Patou comes into the shop. She loves scroungin up scrap wood and chewing on it. Couldn;t be bothered with the chew toys that my wife bought...

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