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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

Saturday 22 May 2010

I had a nice visit Tuesday morning with three crazy people who left southern Ontario, drove all of Monday, then through the night, to arrive at my shop. These are three of the four people who ordered the historic Voyageur paddles. They are meeting with the fourth latter on in the day.

Get this, they are driving north from Lorette, where my shop is (just outside of Winnipeg) to Gimli, on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg. From there they will be paddling two birchbark canoes, using voyageur period attire and gear, all the way to Tuktoyaktuk.

You can read more about it here:

Closer. You gotta love people who value their paddles so highly!

With their canoes.

Bob Abrames, the guy who got the whole thing going.

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