We are Canada – United by Canoe photos

We are Canada – United by Canoe photo album

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We are Canada…United by Canoe – Who is paddling for Canada’s future

A growing portfolio of participant bios

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Breaking coverage: Launch of the We Are Canada – United By Canoe excursion!

French Lake to Lac LaCroix 6-day canoe trip launch, August 21 2017

21 diverse Canadians paddle together for a 6 day canoe trip along historical routes in Quetico Provincial Park in 3 voyageur canoes. The trip will end at the Lac La Croix First Nation Pow wow on August 26th. The trip brings together students from Quetico Foundation’s scientific research team, Ridley Wilderness Youth Program participants, Indigenous youth from Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program, and is being led by a team of senior Park officials, Lac La Croix First Nation members and Quetico Foundation’s executive director!

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Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates

This happy group of backcountry canoeists and researchers love Quetico, 2017 Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team

 

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Program 2017 Updates

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‘We are Canada – United by Canoe’

 

.…inspired by The Quetico Foundation in partnership with Quetico Provincial Park

to connect Canadas past, present and future, by uniting a cross section of

Canadians representative of the diversity of Canada, through

the quintessential Canadian experience of paddling a voyageur canoe!

 

The objectives of ‘We are Canada – United by Canoe  include promoting understanding and appreciation for Canada’s rich diversity – historically, culturally, biologically, and geographically – breaking down barriers and building connectivity, while using canoes and Ontario’s wilderness as our educational tools.  Additionally, the project will connect Canadians with our wilderness environment and values, and raise environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.

Our focus is on youth – Canada’s future leaders!  The culturally diverse participants from Lac La Croix First Nation (LLCFN), Atikokan and Toronto, includes students from the Foundation’s scientific research and Ridley Wilderness Youth Programs, and the Mink Lake First Nations Youth Employment Program.  The trip presents them with a unique opportunity to share their varied personal and historical backgrounds, academic interests, aspirations and vision for Canada’s future.  The trip will be led by seasoned wilderness enthusiasts, including senior Park managers and indigenous members of the Lac la Croix community, offering a broad base of educational, scientific and cultural expertise, and adding an intergenerational dimension to the group.

Over the 6-day canoe trip, the group will experience the historical and cultural origins of Canada by tracing a traditional Anishinaabe travel route and the later route of the voyageurs through the Quetico–Superior region, including a section of the Path of the Paddle- the water segment of the Trans Canada Trail. The trip travels through the internationally recognized Heart of the Continent, concluding at the west end of the Boundary Waters Voyageur Canadian Heritage Waterway at Lac La Croix.

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2017 Summer Research Excursion Season Starts!

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management as well as other ecology research along the Quetico wilderness area on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/

Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

Quetico Foundation Student Summer Research Team familiarizes with vegetation monitoring, with Gerry Racey, before getting further insight into studies of wildfires and planned fire management on a summer-long wilderness canoe excursion. Learn about the work that the Student Summer Research Program does and learn more about the Quetico Foundation here: http://queticofoundation.org/what-we-do/programs/ Photo credit: Brian Jackson, Quetico Provincial Park Biologist

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Join our partner the Quetico Foundation-US in their Inaugural Celebration on April 28, 2017

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Happy holiday season!

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Canoeing through Quetico, Credit: Torie Gervais

 

From the Quetico Foundation to you. We wish you, your friends, family and loved ones a happy festive season!

Looking back on the year, we’ve achieved a whole lot! We sure are appreciative of the work we’ve done and the friends we’ve got!

We’re thinking of the outdoors in this time of snow, you can be sure there’s a place we wish to go, all our hearts beat for our loved Quetico!

Thank you so much for this year and there’s always the next! From all your friends at the Quetico Foundation we wish you the best!

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Ridley Wilderness Youth Program Highlights 2016 – 10th Anniversary edition

The Ridley Wilderness Youth Program team had an outstanding time in Quetico. The Ridley Wilderness Youth Program (RWYP) is one of Quetico Foundation‘s proudest partnerships with Trinity Theatre and some of Toronto’s young leaders. This year marks the 10th Anniversary and the RWYP team headed out into the wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park, August 4th-12th, to gain leadership skills, wilderness skills, canoe trip experience, sustainable values, team values, personal reflections, life lessons, meet up and learn about ecosystem monitoring and ecology from the Student Summer Research Program and to enjoy backcountry camping and canoeing along waterfalls, the beautiful landscape, old growth forest, shoreline, portages, wilderness, sunset mirrored lakes and pristine waters of Quetico.

This set of 24 photos shows the 2016 RWYP team having a great time in Quetico. Credit: Torie Gervais on behalf of the 2016 Ridley Wilderness Youth Program.

 

 

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Feature: Student Trail Ambassador summer positions with Path of the Paddle

Path of the Paddle Association is looking for Student Trail Ambassadors

Organization Mission: Path of the Paddle Association (POPA) exists to support the development, stewardship and sustainability of the Path of the Paddle water trail network in Northwestern Ontario in partnership with regional stakeholders.

Position Opening: POPA seeks two dynamic, extroverted, experienced paddlers to work as student trail ambassadors (we will accept applications from teams of two and from individuals) this coming summer. As trail ambassadors, you will live on the trail for 10 weeks, paddling the 1265km trail from Manitoba to Lake Superior, camping and meeting those travelling the trail and sharing with them about Path of the Paddle and the Trans Canada Trail. You will be living outside and travelling by canoe for the entire time.

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