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jillpine
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11/13/2022 12:46PM  
The Friends of Wabakimi (FoW) will have a table at Midwest Mountaineering's Fall Expo, November 18 - 20. The table will be staffed by FoW volunteers who have each traveled in the provincial park and surrounding Crownlands, as well as some who participated in the Wabakmi Project from 2004 - 2018. FoW will be offering maps and map books whose sales support the organization's advocacy and conservation efforts for the park.

FoW President Vern Fish will be giving two different presentations during the expo:
Saturday, 10:30 - 11:30am, he will discuss the Big River Trip in late May, 2022 that was a collaboration between FoW and Ontario Nature to provide songbird breeding data for the Atlas project.

Sunday, 1 - 2pm, he will present a broad view of the Wabakimi wilderness - exploring it and protecting it.

On Saturday evening, we will meet at the FoW booth at 6pm to decide where to go for an evening get-together. All are welcome!

Whether you are planning a trip or took a trip, this will be a terrific opportunity to visit with those who enjoy sharing their collective knowledge about this magnificent wilderness. It is also an opportunity to join the Friends of Wabakimi and our mission is to preserve this integral wilderness, its flora and fauna, and the historic paddle routes within it.

Look forward to seeing you there!
~JP




 
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Gaidin53
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11/17/2022 12:57PM  
Planning on attending and meeting for supper as well that evening. Also picking up the hard copy planning books for all of Wabakimi over the weekend.

Ryan
 
goatroti
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11/18/2022 10:54AM  
Have a great time FOW paddlers. Wish I could be there. So many great memories of doing shows with Phill Cotton and the whole gang over the years.
 
jillpine
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11/18/2022 12:18PM  
goatroti: "Have a great time FOW paddlers. Wish I could be there. So many great memories of doing shows with Phill Cotton and the whole gang over the years.
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goatroti,
Maybe you recognize some of the lakes in the photos. Clockwise from top left:
Heading into Big River system out of the north end of Big Lake with Vern and company
NW campsite on WWL right out of Greyson R system. Beth and Jenn checking route prior to lake crossing.
Smoothrock L: Beth, leading the way while wishing she was following instead.
Moonshine L: Vern’s dining hall.

Wish you could attend this weekend.
Ryan, look forward to meeting you!


 
Gaidin53
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11/21/2022 10:30AM  
Was nice meeting so many paddlers interested in Wabakimi this weekend. Enjoyed all the talking and meeting out. Now I have all the hard copies of the route maps as well which will be great for planning.

Thanks, Ryan
 
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