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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]