Club Events

Club Events

Winter Seminar - Sea Kayak Expeditions on the Great Lakes and Coastal Waters

Wednesday 03 March 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Rick Wise has been paddling the North Shore of Lake Huron for over 20 years and Lake Superior for over 10 years. He is a Level 4 paddler and Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor Trainer for Paddle Canada . He has a University of Waterloo degree in Recreation and Environmental Studies. Rick now leads expeditions for Horizons Adventures and teaches many of the courses. He has been involved with a number of Northern Ontario programs including instruction at Laurentian University and Cambrian College. Rick is a Senior Instructor for Sirius Wilderness Medicine and is a First Aid and CPR instructor for the Canadian Red Cross.

Because of the COVID restrictions all this year's seminars will be held on Zoom.

Details for joining the meeting are provided here for logged in club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website here. A 1-2 minute review of the guidelines will be held at the beginning of the seminar.

Lightweight Tripping Seminar Summary

On Wednesday February 24, 2021 Nigel Ward gave a very informative seminar on Zoom dealing with lightweight packing.

This was a virtual version of the in-person session he gave last year.

He provided an insight into why canoeists tend to over-pack, and many guidelines and suggestions on how to avoid over-packing. Following these guidelines makes it possible take some of the burden out of portaging, and to facilitate single-pass portaging, something that is essential when going on trips with multiple long-distance portages.

Indigenous Trails in Ottawa-Gatineau Seminar Summary

On Wednesday February 17, 2021 Dr. Peter Stockdale and Max Finkelstein gave a highly informative seminar about indigenous trails in the Ottawa-Gatineau and surrounding areas.

Read more: Indigenous Trails in Ottawa-Gatineau Seminar Summary

Winter Seminar - Lightweight Tripping

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Ever wished portaging wasn't so arduous? Ever wished that canoe pack was a lot lighter? Come along to this seminar and hear from an experienced lightweight tripper how you can lighten that load with minimum effort and expenditure.

The presenter, Nigel Ward, established a reputation in the Club some years ago for leading long, ambitious single-pass portaging trips. Come and learn how to achieve single-pass portaging!

Because of the COVID restrictions all this year's seminars will be held on Zoom.

Details for joining the meeting are provided here for logged in club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website here. A 1-2 minute review of the guidelines will be held at the beginning of the seminar.

Missinaibi: Hell's Gate AND High Water Seminar Summary

On Wednesday February 10, 2021 Scott, Jennifer, Jeff, Bruce, Don and Max gave a wonderful virtual presentation to over 70 people about their trips on the Lower Missinaibi River.  The Missinaibi is a Canadian heritage river and the longest undammed river in northeast Ontario.

Read more: Missinaibi: Hell's Gate AND High Water Seminar Summary