Day 1: Toronto to Killarney

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weather: Sunny and calm. High of 16 degrees Celsius.

Distance: ~5km

The day started early and we managed to avoid much of Toronto’s notorious morning rush on the 401. But by Killarney both body and spirit had had enough of the car. I needed to be on the water, pronto. There were a few small things that needed to happen first…

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Review: Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour Premiere

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Location: Famous Players Cinemas, 2200 Yonge Street, Toronto

Time: 7pm (doors opened at 6:30)

Host: The Complete Paddler, with proceeds benefitting Project Canoe

The 10th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival started off with a bang Thursday night, drawing the audience deep into a canyon with BIG whitewater in northern British Columbia. Festival organizers kept the energy flowing, premiering winners in several new and existing categories including two films highlighting the health of our [read: American] river systems and one sweet look at Greenlandic qajaq (kayak) culture.

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River Touring: Sea Kayaking

Day One: Thursday started off chilly, close to the freezing mark but with warmer temperatures on the way.  We sat shivering in our stinky, damp borrowed wetsuits in the amphitheater at WT, listening to Greg introduce his co-instructors Steve and Eric and watching a few short videos on ocean kayaking to give us some perspective.  Greg divided us alphabetically amongst the three instructors and we set out for the 20 minute walk to Presqu’ile (PQ) Beach with a bit of a bounce in our step. The sun was starting to warm us up.

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