|Badger® WaterColours at Canoecopia 2013|
Photo by attendee Stephanie Rochon
|The calm before the storm -|
the booth is ready for Canoecopia 2013.
Mike, as it happens, was really excited for this show as both the Badger-Tripper and the BadgerTail were NEWLY redesigned this year for a more fluid paddling experience.
The BADGERTAIL paddle has a deep and wide blade with a lot of surface area to move large amounts of water but still sits deep enough to be a very effective rudder. Based on a traditional beavertail, the Tail is also great for prying strokes. By redistributing the volume of the blade, we have created a smoother paddling experience. With the bulk of the blade’s volume pulling in the deeper, more still waters - instead of higher up where the water is bubbling and gurgling from your stroke - the paddler's energy is conserved.
Mike was also excited to meet and see everyone again and to talk paddles and paddling. But there was another subject on his mind as well this year as he had brought with him a blue scarf from The Six Degree Project - which aims to get celebrities to wear their scarves in the name of autism awareness. We had already approached Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper (and Hap Wilson!) who (both!) agreed to help bring awareness and attention to autism for the next little while as totally willing participants.
|Author and popular outdoor celebrity Kevin Callan wearing|
a Six Degree Project Scarf in the name of Autism Awareness
in honour of Makobe & people living with autism every where!
photo credit: Portageur.ca
|A happy portageur and a happy paddler too.|
Thanks for being such a great salesman Preston!
Prepared by Yummies in a Jar located right here in Muskoka, we were more than delighted with the flavour of our specially made "pancake glue".
|Our Maple Syrup was a favourite|
at breakfast this year!
If you are are wanting to try some yourself, send us an email or drop us a line via our Facebook page.
At the end of the breakfast, full of pancakes, Mike was ready to greet the last day of the show and was soon on his way home. But not before he made lots of new friends and made sure that many of his Badgers had found new paddling families.
|Copy of the label on our (imaginative) Maple Pancake Pitch.|
|Badger® WaterColours make Canoe & Kayak's Best In Show list!|