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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 17 February 2014

OK, time to get back at updating this website!  Its funny, but once I started to feel that I got behind in my posting, the total of the story activities that I had to catch up on started to feel overwhelming, so I just couldn't get it together to sit down and get it all done.  

I was still posting to my Red River Canoe & Paddle Facebook page

Last November I had an opportunity to drive to north west Ontario to pick up a load of White Cedar.  For canoe builders, clear White Cedar is like Gold, and when you can get some, you go get it!