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  • Pete's Place, Massassauga Provincial Park (map)


It will be an exploration of the intersections of person, place, and the wild - through popular and personal narrative. Kim Sedore will be your guide in canoe tripping and camping, and Sheila Dobson will be facilitating the Book Club, journalling, and story-telling elements of the  trip. As a team, Kim and Sheila are literally on the same page, and will be combining their passion for community and their love for nature to deliver and share a most enjoyable creative and nourishing nature experience.

It's Book Club in the sense that you'll have a reading list, provided well in advance of the trip,  full of Canadian content, mainly entered around writers' experiences of their encounter with the land and, consequently, encounters with themselves in the context of their relationship with the land. The extent and depth that each person on the trip will have explore the material prior to embark on on our voyage will, of course, be up to each individual. 

The trip itself is an opportunity to approach and enter into time on the land, with the land, as individuals and as a group. As facilitators, Kim and Sheila provide a certain structure by which to explore the literature.

There will also be opportunity for personal reflection and journaling. Story-sharing will be encouraged throughout the trip, with special time devoted to story-telling during evening campfires.

This is an adventure for book lovers, nature lovers, story tellers, fire gazers, and journal keepers.

All levels of canoe tripping experience. First-time campers are encouraged to join - paddling in a 'big canoe' is a stable, comfortable, and wonderful way to begin exploring canoe tripping!

We are able to bring 7 people, plus Sheila and Kim, all in the same big canoe

Pre-trip guidance in packing and preparation will be ample. Kim will speak with each participant beforehand to discuss the trip, the plans, individual needs, and questions.

Please contact Kim by email at, or by phone at 416-476-7878, with questions and for registration.

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