|Join us Thursday night (1/19/2017) for Duane Lee on paddling adventures in the wild waters of Quetico Provincial Park!|
Cyclova's Adventure & Tech Series is a series of evening events held here at Cyclova XC where we invite folks with tales of epic adventures, great photos or videos to share on said adventures, and pair it up with a tech presentation on a similar and relevant topic!
Following is the agenda for Thursday night's festivities:
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Paddling the Wild Rivers of Quetico
Adventure: Duane Lee, back by popular demand, will show two new videos and discuss his latest excursions. Duane has paddled rivers and streams in the Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories as well as Alaska, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. He is an experienced and excellent whitewater paddler who likes to find new routes and explore small rivers. The first video will feature a three week canoe trip of solitude and beauty thru Quetico Provincial Park. As Duane explains it, "here one feels the song of the paddle and wind whistling thru the tall white pines ... we escape the hectic 24/7 culture and immerse ourselves into the solitude and peace. With packs on our backs, we hike the ancient portage trails and canoe the sparkling waterways, first traveled by the native American’s and later by the fur traders of the Northwest Company." The second video has Duane canoeing the Bigstone – Fox – Hayes rivers in northern Manitoba. The trip starts with an upstream paddle thru a river of grass to the over-height of land portage into the Bigstone River culminating in paddling the historic Hayes River to the old Hudson Bay post – York Factory on the shores of Hudson Bay. Along the way Duane spots a cow and calf moose swimming in the rapids. There is also footage of exciting whitewater, sublime fishing, otters playing in the water, all wrapped up in an overwhelming sense of solitude "to put our lives back into perspective". As Siguard Olson wrote in Listening Point, “The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten. It is an antidote to insecurity, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfactions. When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known."
Tech: This will be a no tech evening, relax and enjoy the show!