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Mountain Equipment Co-Op PaddleFest
Monday, June 16, 2008


The Toronto MEC PaddleFest was a lot of fun with a few hundred people out on the water in canoes, kayaks, outriggers, dragon boats and everything inbetween. There was a really good atmosphere with loads of instructors teaching beginners through to more advanced strokes. My favourite session was kThe weather held out well until the last afternoon when a thunder storm and torrential rain had everyone off the water and running for cover. It didn't dampen spirits and the final class of the day was back on the water briefly! Dubside was there impressing everyone with his rope gymnastics, slack lining and rolling, and I had the pleasure to meet some very talented canoeists including Karen Knight and Bob Foote doing an amazing freestyle routine which was like dancing on the water.

Thanks a lot to MEC for inviting me to the event and to Dave, James and Erik at the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak centre in Toronto for helping me out with various things including a pontoon boat and driver ( Erik!) for filming.


Blogger David H. Johnston said...

I'm glad that you had a great time. It was fantastic meeting you and avoiding the rain on Sunday night at Harbourfront!


David H. Johnston

5:06 pm  
Anonymous Birgit Kuhle said...

Paddlefest was a blast. Excellent meeting you. Hope to do so again in future. Would love to share some pictures. You and Kelly were a hoot!


9:54 pm  
Anonymous Sheena Grindlay said...

Thank you Justine for helping to make Paddlefest so much fun. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you back in Toronto - soon!!


10:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Justine...was great to finally meet you...thanks so much for signing the t shirt...Shauna is sending me more today haha...hope you enjoyed Toronto and looking forward to the new DVD in the winter...keep up the great work.....Gerry

12:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Justine - great to meet you in Toronto. LOVE the pictures, esp the "chariot" - gotta try that one! Come back again soon!

Take care,

2:52 am  

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