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The Boulé Canoe Race

Below is a passage taken from “Fires of Friendship; 80 Years of The Taylor Statten Camps” about the origins of the Wapomeo Canoe Race, The Boulé. “Wapomeo initiated a camper canoe race in the late 1970’s. One Wap guide used to urge her campers on after a portage by saying, “Let’s Boulé.” She may have [...] continue reading >

Stilson Glory

Stilson Glory Have you ever wondered how the Stilson and all its glory came to be? Here is an excerpt from the Fires of Friendship book in which Charles Fick remembers how it all began… The Origin of the Stilson Race by Charles Fick My favourite year as a C.I.T. Director was 1952. That year [...] continue reading >

Algonquin Park and Canadian Artists

Algonquin Park and Canadian Artists     Algonquin Park is a popular location for Canadian artists. It’s beautiful scenery and colourful landscape epitomize the Canadian Wilderness. The connection that Canoe Lake and TSC have with art is one that is very unique. The following is an excerpt from The Fires of Friendship, a book compiled [...] continue reading >

Wapomeo Trippers

 Wapomeo Trippers Head to Biscotasing – 1967 by Viiu Kanep Wapomeo trippers tell a  #TSCSummerStory #TSCTuesdayTales After years of tripping in the park, the 14-day trip in 1967 headed to new Ontario waterways. This as the Biscotasing area – west of Sudbury around Chapleau and the Spanish River. A lot of planning went into this trip [...] continue reading >

Activities at the Taylor Statten Camps

        Riding Riding came to Ahmek in 1923 and was part of the program when Wapomeo opened in 1924. From the beginning, no extra fees were charged for this activity, although the added expense to the camp was considerable. Expanded stable facilities at Ahmek to be shared by both camps were ready [...] continue reading >

Canoeing and Canoe Trips

Canoeing and Canoe Trips An important contribution to life at Ahmek and Wapomeo came in the form of canoeing instruction. Most of the distinctive style can be traced to Bill Stoqua of the Golden Lake First Nation. Stoqua’s prize pupils at Ahmek were the Hayhurst brothers, Bill, George and Tom; the Perry brothers, Karl and [...] continue reading >

The Spirit of Ahmek

The Spirit of Ahmek   Last month I had the aspirations to get my name up in the dining hall by boiling water in less than five minutes at council ring. I tried my best to practice as often as possible, but found it difficult to find the time and didn’t get nearly as much [...] continue reading >

Try Something New

A man was visiting a foreign country and was passing some elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds [...] continue reading >

The beauty of Canoe Lake

Of all the fish, trout need the coldest, clearest water, the most pristine habitat. When you have trouble in the environment, trout are the first to go. But when trout are where they ought to be, all is right with the world.  Algonquin Park  has rivers filled with colourful speckled trout and Canoe Lake itself [...] continue reading >

Beauty is Sincerity

There was an amazing quote I once heard that says “beauty is sincerity”. To me, being who you truly are is the most beautiful thing you can be. Being a beautiful person does not consist of perfect hair, skin, eyes or physique, but rather of kindness, compassion and sincerity. For there is no one in [...] continue reading >