Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mr.Bean Judo Experience

This is not how the first class goes and it wouldn't be consistent with our new Long Term Development Model, but very funny.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

The city of Chicago carried on a 49 year tradition by dyeing the Chicago River green this past week and local kayakers were on hand to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. I wonder how much dye would we need for Quidi Vidi?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Eastern Horizons

I have been reviewing this great video by Bryan Smith who was a guest at last years MEC paddlefest and prior guest at KNL's retreat.
This is a great video and captures some incredible views of the East Coast as well as some wonderful short clips from kayakers all over the eastern region. Also great shots of one of our favourite paddle destinations in Newfoundland - Chance Cove. Bringing in guests like Paul Kuthe for the Fundy whirlpool sequence was brilliant. Worthwhile picking up - you can't just watch it once. It has inspired me to organize a trip to Quirpon Island - one of the great spots to go. The sequence where Bryan runs madly down the path to fling himself into the kayak to get out on the water where a whale has suddenly appeared(after a considerable wait)is one that a lot of paddlers can relate.

MEC Paddlefest

Now is the time to start planning for the MEC paddlefest.
Check out the MEC website:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Canadian Please

Here is a fun Canadian video written by a UWO grad.
Mention in the rap of "get a canoe" which I interpret in a larger sense: get paddling canada.

I heard it earlier but saw reference to the video again in the Western Alumin magazine.