This is like paddling along and all of a sudden you’re at a dead stop on top of a submerged rock.
Dave McTeague and I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin March 14th all set for Canoecopia (with our booth, map sales and Annual Meeting), only to have it all cancelled at the very last moment. Not to waste an opportunity, we had a grand breakfast at a local dive and talked about where we go from here. At some point in the future, canoers will again paddle into the Wabakimi Area. We want every one to stay safe during this crisis. In the meantime we're going virtual to stay in touch and share our Wabakimi hopes and dreams.
Your FOW Board is making progress. Here's what we've done:
Started work on a comprehensive Wabakimi Canoe Routes Guidebook
Gained a seat on MNRF's Armstrong Forest Advisory Committee
Opened a positive dialogue with our Park Superintendent
Updated and reprinted our Canoe Route Map Volumes
Expanded our Board of Directors
Launched this new Website with tons of information
Implemented an Online Membership program & Map Store (see blog post below)
Published newsletters with trip reports
Look for our next newsletter soon. We'll cover all these topics in greater depth.
Virtual Annual Meeting We'll soon send a notice to our members for our special June 14th Online Annual Meeting. This will be a one-hour presentation and discussion.
We're an all volunteer group...so we need your involvement. Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your thoughts; or post a comment.