We’re excited to announce our two first Business/Sponsor (OGOKI) members. Phil Cotton envisioned developing corporate support for FOW. We hope to expand this program to help promote the Wabakimi Area as a world-class canoeing destination.
FOW member Tim Eaton is the principal behind Canoeing.com. This is a major site which reaches a broad audience interested in paddling, canoeing and wilderness exploration. Currently, FOW President Vern Fish has some four trip reports that can viewed on Canoeing.com, and Board Chair Dave McTeague has one trip from 2019.
FOW Maps on Canoeing.com! We now have a FOLDED Planning Map for sale on Tim’s site, which is termed the “Historic” planning map to differentiate it from the Park’s planning map. The FOW’s five Wabakimi Canoe Route Volumes are also listed for sale on Canoeing.com.
PaddlePlanner.com is a popular site which provides an interactive planning tool for major canoe areas. Avid paddlers themselves, Ben and Aurale Strege, and Jay Harris, the principals, are based in Duluth, Minnesota. Currently, the site is used mostly for BWCA/Quetico, but also Woodland Caribou and a number of other well-known parks.
Putting up the new Wabakimi map may take a while, but when done, PaddlePlanner will identify appropriate FOW Map Volumes necessary for lakes/routes in any charted routes. After completing a route, paddlers can upload pictures onto the planning map and share comments about portages and campsites; all useful information for trip planning.
With these new OGOKI members, FOW is establishing partnerships which will help to expose the Wabakimi Area and Friends of Wabakimi to a much wider group of people interested in exploring the Wabakimi Area.
Potential Business/Sponsors can join FOW online…or drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org This is a “bundle” membership, so your entity can have more than one person included as a FOW member. We’ll be prominently featuring our Business/Sponsor members on this website and in our newsletters.
We're happy to explore mutually beneficial arrangements that promote our goals.