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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

Monday 10 August 2009

Gunnel bobbing, one of the simple joys of summer...if you are young enough to actually be able to do it. Sadly, my days for this pleasure are behind me.

We were walking along the path at camp when I say the girls out on the lake doing this. In addition to being fun, it teaches balance and confidence with the canoe. This activity is immediately followed by teaching canoe over canoe rescue.

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