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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

Thursday 28 July 2016

A few photos of what I've been up to lately. 

As noted in the header, most of my update activity is happening on my Facebook Page

What I do like about using Facebook for updates is the ability to receive and exchange comments.  While this Blog does allow you to post comments, I usually don't get to see them making it difficult to respond.

I just completed two new canoes: an 18' NRC for the canvas canoe races in Cross Lake, and a 14' Red Fox going to Calgary. I've included a few construction photos, too.

I have begun to participate in a new marketing opportunity.  The Winnipeg Art Gallery has begun a craft exhibition called CRAFTED.  I don't go into many shows as I am usually too busy working.  The WAG show seems to be attracting a nice crowd and I do need to keep my name in the public view.