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So after a little bit of a wait, and a whole lot of mystery, we now have the story of the Nova Craft Canoe Paddle – found and claimed by Leslee Bond! A big paddles up and congratulations to Leslee! So why didn’t Leslee claim her paddle right away? Well, it turns out that Leslee was …

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A hidden paddle going unclaimed doesn’t happen too often; it might even be the first time in the 4 years of the Paddle In The Park Contest – so far. After several reports by many would-be paddle finders, and now that the last long weekend of summer is over, we can now confirm that the Nova Craft Paddle has …

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Finally, after a full summer of being “Out There”, the portageur.ca paddle has been found and claimed (and Preston is now free to post his trip photos on Facebook)! So paddles up and a hearty congratulations to Nicole Dubovski!  If you remember, the preseason clue had alluded to the fact that this year’s contest wasn’t …

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Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #6 For the sake of confusion, north is straight up for this clue. So to find the hidden campsite, here’s what you’ll need to do: It seems that you’ve all missed it, as if the images were just fleeting. But there can be no doubt, at all, that these pictures bear repeating. …

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Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #3 There, guarding a hidden paddle, bosom-bare she stands, With a long moss green skirt, amongst the smoke-filled lands.

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Nova Craft PADDLE CLUE #1 This paddle has been hidden not once but twice. Paddle hiders, turned finders, went from naughty to nice. Now this paddle sits in it’s new location. Waiting for someone to pass by on vacation. Below this piscine river, a canoer’s (and fisherman’s) paradise awaits. But that’s all we can currently …

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Portageur PADDLE CLUE #5 The two mouths might tell you, you’re a paddle-finding superstar. But if you go to Sabine island, you’re a few kilometres too far. Finding this paddle’s location has turned out to be quite tough. From west, you’ve probably past it, from east, you’re not far enough.    

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While a canoe trip to anywhere could be considered challenge enough by many, there are always some “Out There” who are willing to take the adventure just a little bit further. They are the Paddle Seekers and Paddle Finders of the PITPC. They are the people who are able to take the almost impossible to decipher (at times) …

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Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #3 Just before (or after) the dip in the path, this wooden sceptre sits waiting, Not far past the two hemlocks, water side of the trail, it’s all yours for the taking. Still hidden well, amongst the forest trees, it can barely be viewed from the pathway. Yet, a …

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Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #4 Somewhere in the land of “Beautiful Water” there lies, Her second deepest, reflecting a painted granite rise.

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Portageur.ca Paddle Clue #4 In a small cluster of cedars, and in the open breeze, There is a spot that (almost) has no business growing trees. And a BADGER® sits waiting, just there near the mouth. Where you can barely see a lighthouse – if you look south.

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The Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #3 Two to three hundred in from the one-forty-five’s side. This fifteen hundred is as long as it is known to be wide! But just twenty from the wood trail, there a Badger waits. Hidden by a happy guy, it’s just one of half of eight.

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Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #3 No man (nor BADGER®) is an island, except for this one time. In fact, when viewing sunrises and sunsets, this rock is prime. But one crossing, on the way, could get windy, wavy, and tough. So give yourself a few extra travel days, please, in case it gets rough. Also, just to …

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This clue was first published in Canoeroots magazine. But we are putting it here too, to ensure that it’s seen! Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #1 You can’t step twice, he once wept, it’s never the same. But the root, is the route, of the Portageur.ca name.

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Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #2 All you Seekers and Explorers might be on Edge, waiting for these clues. But trust us, PITPC fever is much worse than the PITPC blues. Yes, Preston and Kevin are feeling much better these days, or so we hear. Yet which one of the two has the paddle right …

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The Happy Camper Paddle Clue #2 For the second of The Happy Camper’s clues, Watch the video below – he made it for you! Clue #2 for my Happy Camper paddle for the Paddle in the Park …Clue #2 for my Paddle in the Park contest. Posted by Kevin Callan on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Direct …

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Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #2 If it is the AO PORTAGE QUEEN title you want for the winning, It’s not far from the second, if you begin at the beginning. Not the first, but the Last portage you’ll probably pass by Could be on the way there, as you J-stroke and pry.

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Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #1 We are not going to pretend and we’re not going to lie. We’re experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by.

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Sometimes, when on trip, we get diverted for a day or two – just for the sake of exploring or maybe for pure relaxation. Thus, we decided we are going to do something similar with the PITPC for the next few days or so, and take a side-trip with a little diversion – or as one might …

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The Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #2 When you first see this BADGER® off-trail, you’ll think it’s one of those mirages. But sometimes even the best Portageurs will avoid the old portages!

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Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #1 The old, long-eared tales may be new to some. But for those who remember, the answer will come.

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Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #1 With the other three, you must take heed of the first. For just this one will be Algonquin or burst! Yes, the remaining three are still beyond the four; Both near and far, old history and new shores. AO seekers, pay no mind to the preseason leads. Because …

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The Paddle In The Park Contest: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016   Can you believe it? This summer marks year number four for the Paddle In The Park Contest (PITPC). That is four fun years of trying to find ways of getting people to spend more time in nature.     So why do we do this? …

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