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MVFN Spring Paddle

Get your canoes, kayaks and paddles ready for Clayton and Taylor Lake and MVFN’s annual Spring Paddle!

Date: Sunday, June 14, 9:00 am.

Meeting place:  meet at 9 am at the Clayton Lake launch site by the dam in Clayton Village.

Bring: lunch, hat, bug juice, binoculars etc. Also you must ensure you have proper equipment including floatation gear, bailing bucket, heaving line etc.

Please note that you must pre-register for this event and your MVFN membership should be up-to-date. You may bring a friend or two.

For registration and information, please contact trip leader Cliff Bennett at 613-256-5013 or .

NOTE: In case of foul weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt on the morning of the event, call Cliff before 8:00 am to confirm.

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MVFN’s Fall Paddle Photos

On the Fall Colours Paddle, held in September on White Lake, Brenda Boyd took some fabulous photos.  Some of them are posted here!

NOTE: MVFN’s canoe/kayak programme will resume in the Spring. The date has already been set for our MVFN Spring Paddle! It will be held on June 14, 2015 . Watch this site for details.

2014 Fall Paddle photo 1 B. Boyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Fall Paddle photo 2 B. Boyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda photo 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All photos by Brenda Boyd

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MVFN Fall Colours Tour

Paddle White Lake

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

To all members of our MVFN paddling fraternity,

The west end of White Lake is like northern lakes with rocky shores, islands, wetland coves, and bays. Join us for an interesting meander along shores and around islands, interesting creeks and marshes, rock formations and wild flowers. Maybe even a bald eagle. Great fall colours.

Organizer: Rob Andrews

Car Pooling Arrangements:

Eastern Lanark and area, meet at Union Hall at the corner of the Wolf Grove and County Road 29 for an 8:45 am departure

West Lanark, meet at Hopetown for 9:15 am departure.

Bring: Picnic lunch, water, binoculars, bug juice, sunscreen, life jackets (mandatory), bailer & whistle.

Please note: you must pre-register for this event.

For registration and further information, please contact Rob Andrews at  or 613-447-7154.

If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, please contact Cliff Bennett at 613-256-5013 or and he will try to match you up.

 

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Post-Speaker Canoe/Kayak Trip to Appleton Wetland

Join us to view firsthand the devastation of the trees in Appleton Wetland.

Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 (rain date Sunday Sept 21)

10 am – noon

Meet at the Appleton Bay Park Boat Launch. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, and life jackets.

If you need to partner with someone who has a canoe, or if you have a canoe and want a partner, please contact Cliff.

NOTE:  a motorboat will be available (seats four plus driver).

For more information, please contact Cliff Bennett at 613- 256-5013 or

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Paddle Bennett Lake

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

To all members of our MVFN paddling fraternity

Launch from a cottage site and paddle along the shoreline of Bennett Lake and into Fagan Lake. We will lunch on one of the many islands. There are many coves which are home to a variety of ducks and wildflowers. We might also be lucky enough to see rare black tern nesting and other marsh birds.

Organizer: Terry MacIver

Car Pooling Arrangements:

Eastern Lanark and area, meet at Union Hall at the corner of the Wolf Grove and County Road 29 for an 8:45 am departure.

Western Lanark area, meet in Lanark Village at the intersection of Highway 511 and County Rd. 12, by the Bank of Nova Scotia, for 9:15 am departure.

Driving instructions to launch site at 976 Ennis Road, west of Fallbrook:  from Lanark Village take McDonalds Corners Rd (12), turn LEFT at Playfairville onto Fallbrook Rd (7), turn RIGHT onto  Bennett Lake Rd (19), and then finally LEFT onto Ennis Rd;  #976 will be on the right.

Bring: Picnic lunch, water, binoculars, bug juice, sunscreen, life jackets (mandatory), bailer & whistle.

Please note: you must pre-register for this event.

For registration and further information, please contact Terry at   or 613-720-0428.

If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, please contact Cliff Bennett  at 613-256-5013 or and he will try to match you up.

 

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