Save the Date: Oct 30, Quetico Foundation Fall Dinner is back!

2019 Fall Quetico Foundation Dinner

This very popular dinner will be held at the University Club of Toronto. An exciting speaker has been booked. Adam Shoalts, author and explore-in-residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is our speaker on Wednesday October 30th.

The Trustees are eager for you to SAVE the evening of Wed. October 30th in your calendar.

To reserve a seat at the 2019 Fall Quetico Dinner on Oct 30th emailmargaret.casey@sympatico.ca

Adam Shoalts, Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and #1 national best-selling author of Alone Against the North, will join us to tell us about his brand new book, Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic, which tells the story of his solo canoe journey across nearly 4,000 km of arctic wilderness. Shoalts will also share pictures from his adventures at the dinner and his new book will be available for purchase and signing.

A picture is always better than words so Adam’s publicist has provided me with this photo of him.
I just tried to check in with Adam, but his email account replied with “I’m in the wilderness at the moment with no access to email or phone until I return in the first week of September”. We hope he is safe and enjoying his time exploring an uncharted river in the far north! 

Check out this interview of Adam by David McGuffin. Even listening to the first few minutes of this interview will leave you committed to attending the 2019 Fall Quetico Foundation Dinner.

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Quetico Foundation celebrates 65 years

We Are Canada United By Canoe, August 2017 credit Marla Larson

Quetico’s wilderness has been the focus of conservation action, backcountry exploration, engaging leadership skills and local environmental studies by Quetico Foundation for 65 years and advancing!

Please email us your favourite experiences with the Quetico Foundation with us or your favourite Quetico wilderness memories at queticofoundation@gmail.com or post them with this blog.

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Happy holidays from the Quetico Foundation!

The yuletide holiday season has begun!

Days we can be grateful for wonderful on-the-lake memories under the sun.

Days when we reflect on the gorgeous portages, hard won.

Days when there will be lots of fun in the snow under the pines to come!

Wishing a merry, joyous, inspired and happy festive season to everyone!

Happy Festivus from the rest of us at the Quetico Foundation

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A Quetico Foundation Halloween

Happy Halloween!

We think about the wilderness of Quetico and The Foundation at every moment!

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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We are Canada – United by Canoe photos

We are Canada – United by Canoe photo album

Learn more: https://queticofoundation.org/we-are-canada-united-by-canoe/

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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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